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J.

Weston Strickland
! jwstrickland2001@yahoo.com

! skype: james.w.strickland ! http://jwestonstrickland.weebly.com

Professional Goals
To serve as an English teacher, and teacher leader, in a reputable school setting. To apply my professional skills in a
capacity which will engage members of the school community to work together successfully. To maintain and develop a
strong learning environment which empowers students to reach their full academic potential and become positive global
citizens.

Education and Certifications


Masters of Arts, Educational Administration Michigan State University
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and English Stephen F. Austin State University
State of Colorado Secondary Level Professional Teaching License
IB Literature Certification, IB Language and Literature Certification
AP Literature Certification

Professional Experience
MontKiara International School Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

August, 2011-2012, 2013-Present

Head of Department Language Arts


Oversee teacher and department goal achievements and collaborative decision making
Lead team in development of online curriculum mapping
Liaise with administration for school wide polices and procedures

IB Literature, IB Language and Literature, 9th-11th Grade English, Film


Design engaging classroom community that meets individual student learning needs
Collaborate and develop new units of study for honors and standard level IB English classes
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Co-director of Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLR) for 10 grade


Develop student centered skill-building focus groups to improve specific areas of need based on MAP test data
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Created curriculum for new 11 grade English class


English Language Learners immersion for 70% of student body
Structure online instruction using Google Apps for Education, Moodle and a variety of educational tools
Trip leader for Malaysian Studies student trip
Middle school Boys Basketball coach

American School of Kuwait Hawalli, Kuwait

August, 2009-June 2011

AP English Literature, 10th-12th Grade English, Film


Designed and implemented innovative curricula and UbD lesson plans
Collaborated with teaching teams to improve and maintain classroom curricula and assessments
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Integrated technology for 21 century literacy


Mentor for new Teacher/Faculty
Senior Class Advisor

Leysin American School Leysin, Switzerland


IB English, 11th, 12th Grade English, Senior Boys Dorm Supervisor
Coordinated and taught a creative program for standard and honors level IB English courses

August 2005-June 2009

J. Weston Strickland
Served as interim Department Head of English, working collaboratively with departmental colleagues and other
departments
Promoted an environment of academic excellence and personal growth within the classroom and boarding facility
Teacher/Faculty mentor
Senior Boys Dorm Supervisor
Educated students to become independent learners for the university level
Built communication between faculty and parents who live apart from their children on a daily basis

Presentation of Our Lady School Denver, Colorado

August 2003-June 2005

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5-8 Grade Language Arts Teacher


Adopted, produced and applied classroom procedures for a positive learning environment
Coordinated and taught a creative grammar component for the English and Social Studies departments, thus
enhancing the learning experience and increasing student interests and core materials
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Developed and taught 5 , 6 , 7 and 8 grade English and Social Studies curriculum

Professional Skills + Development


Vertical alignment team leader for middle school and high school English departments
Council of International School Accreditation Certification Training
Planned and Implemented school wide annual event promoting community spirit
Member of curriculum development team for English department
Supervised publication of school magazine
Integration of current educational technology: 1:1 BYOD instruction and learning, Google Apps for Education, Moodle,
Aspen and Powerschool, online curriculum mapping
Recent Professional Conferences and Workshops Attended: Google Apps for Education Summits (2013, 2014),
International Baccalaureate Workshops (2013, 2015), Advanced Placement English Literature Workshop (2010)

Values and Belief Statement


Teachers belief in each students individual value and strengths to build authentic, trusting relationships with them,
leads students to become positive learners and contributors in society.
Students who learn to become global learners positively impact their own community.
Working in collaboration is key to successful teaching and successful schools.
Social and educational challenges provide important life lessons in students personal growth.
I continuously seek professional opportunities to broaden my skills as a leader, mentor, facilitator, coach and peer.

References
Mr. Randy Neen, Principal, MontKiara International School
Email: r.neen@mkis.edu.my
Mr. David Munro, Principal, International School of Beijing (Former MontKiara International School Assistant Principal)
Email: dmunro@isb.bj.edu.cn
Dr. Gary Melton, Head of School, MontKiara International School
Email: g.melton@mkis.edu.my
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