Vitae

Kimberly J. Carter

635 Phoenix Road

Greenwood, South Carolina

Email: kimberlyjcarter@bellsouth.net

e-Portfolio: kjcarter2.com

 

EDUCATION

2012 – 2015, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia

Ed.S. in Curriculum & Instruction, Graduate with High Distinction

2011 – 2012, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia

M.Ed in Educational Technology & Online Learning, Graduate with High Distinction

1998 – 1991, Newberry College, Newberry, South Carolina

B.A. in Early Childhood Education and in Elementary Education

Concentration: Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude

1987 – 1989, University of South Carolina, Union, South Carolina

A.A., Graduate with High Honors

 

OBJECTIVE

To utilize my varied background and experience in educational technology and curricular instruction to  support  colleagues and students with leveraging technology in the education environment while facilitating student growth as 21st century learners.

 

GRANTS

South Carolina Department of Education

“As the TRASH Turns” $6000 EIA Teacher Unit Grant

Recycling Program at McCrorey-Liston Elementary School, 1997

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

7th Grade Science Teacher, Westview Middle School, Greenwood, South Carolina, 2013 – present

Westview Technology Team for 50G  Initiative/New Carolina Transform SC, 2013 – present

District 50 Technology Team for 50G Initiative/New Carolina Transform SC, 2013 – present

7th Grade Team Lead Teacher – 2014 – present

Technology Cohort – 2014 – present

FCA Huddle leader, 2013 – present

Using a variety of current and emerging technologies, including Google Apps for Education, and the SC Science Standards, coordinate with school and district technology team members, as well as other staff, in planning, implementing, & assessing engaging/differentiated lessons, including blended learning, aspects of the “Flipped Model” of instruction, and project based learning, for students in the traditional environment; unofficial technology “go to” person for peers

 

Online Instructor, South Carolina Virtual Charter School, 2010 – 2013

Middle School Science Teacher

Assistant Site Test Coordinator, Aiken site SC-PASS, 2013

Mentor, 2011—2012

Science Fair Coordinator, 2011 – present

District Science Fair Committee, 2011 – present

District Technology Plan Committee, 2011 – present

Using the 2005 SC Science Standards and K12, Inc. lessons, coordinate with the middle school science team in planning, implementing, & assessing engaging/differentiated lessons utilizing the “Flipped Model” of instruction for 500+ students in the virtual environment, while concurrently monitoring progress/attendance and conferencing with 100+ homeroom families; unofficial technology “go to” person for peers; as middle school science lead teacher—led department in implementing “flipped classroom” model in the virtual setting; as USC Aiken Assistant STC, responsible for creating testing schedule for multiple grade levels and students with accommodations, creating, compiling, & disseminating mail merge documents for family notifications for site location and test time, & participating in STC training, organizing testing materials for Test Administrators before testing and return to school test coordinator, as well as and assuring test security before, during, and after testing.

 

8th Grade Science Teacher, Brewer Middle School, Greenwood, South Carolina, 2010

8th grade lead science teacher

Using the 2005 SC Science Standards & Western Piedmont Education Consortium Science Curriculum, lead the 8th grade science team (including teachers of self-contained and single gender classes without a science background/certification) to plan, implement, & assess engaging/differentiated lessons for 100+ students, with a high percentage being at-risk students.

7th Grade Science Teacher, Mid Carolina Middle School, Prosperity, South Carolina, 2007 – 2010

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle Leader

Science Olympiad

Using the 2005 SC Science Standards & Western Piedmont Education Consortium Science Curriculum, coordinate with the 7th grade science team in planning, implementing, & assessing engaging/differentiated lessons for students in a single-gender environment; lead development of science assessment.

 

7th  Grade Science Teacher, JS Wright Middle School,  Abbeville, South Carolina, 2005 – 2007

Tech Cadets Leader

Using the 2005 SC Science Standards, coordinate with the other 7th grade science teacher in planning, implementing, & assessing engaging/differentiated lessons for students, many of whom were at-risk students, in leveled classes.

 

1st Grade Teacher, Trinity School, Rutherfordton, North Carolina, 2001 – 2002

Plan, implement, and assess challenging lessons in all curriculum areas for students in a private Christian school

 

5th Grade Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher, Hillandale Elementary East Flat Rock, North Carolina, 1998-1999

Plan, implement, and assess whole group, small group, and individual instruction for Kindergarteners in a rural school setting after voluntarily moving from a 5th grade classroom three weeks into the school year.

 

Teacher, McCrorey-Liston Elementary School, Blair, South Carolina, 1993 – 1998

4th Grade Teacher

EIA Math Teacher, coaching teachers and assisting with instruction in classrooms in grades 1 – 6

1st Grade Teacher

District Committees: Math Curriculum Guide, Science Curriculum Guide, and Promotion and Retention Policy

As a 4th grade and1st grade teacher: planning, implementing, & assessing instruction for all curriculum areas.

As an EIA Math Teacher, coordinating with teachers in grades 1-6 to enhance and support Math instruction within the classroom and working with small groups of students in a pullout setting.

PUBLICATIONS, PAPERS, AND PRESENTATIONS

Electronic versus traditional print textbooks: A comparison study on the influence of university students’ learning, 2013

Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw, Jennifer Courduff, Kimberly Carter, & David Bennett, Computers & Education, 63, 259–266

Collaborating In the Cloud: Online Collaboration Via Evernote, Edmodo, and Google Docs, 2012

Paper presented at the SC EdTech Conference,

Greenville Convention Center, October  25

Google Docs: a Virtual Goldmine for Collaborating in the Cloud, 2012

Paper presented at the SC EdTech Conference

Greenville Convention Center, October  25

“Engaging Students in the Single Gender Classroom” (presentation),  2008

Presented at the 1st Annual Gender Matters Conference, Dent Middle School

 

RESEARCH AREAS

Student Achievement in the Blended, Online, and Traditional Classroom

Best Practices in Online Teaching

Mobile Learning

Response to Intervention, especially for reading skills in the Middle School environment

MEMBERSHIPS and PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

International Society of Technology in Education, TEPLN Social Media Ambassador

Palmetto State Teachers Association

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Metric Specialist #342, US Metric Association

Flipped Classroom Certification for Teachers, Sophia Learning

iPad® Prepared Certification for Teachers, Sophia Learning

Awareness & Prevention of Youth Suicide, Teacher In-Service, Jason Foundation

INTERESTS, HOBBIES, AND ACTIVITIES

Much of my life revolves around family, school, and church activities.  I am an avid reader and self-proclaimed technology “geek.”  I  love singing, crafts, sewing, & cooking/baking.  My passion is exploring and learning new uses of technology for instruction.

 

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Many years of volunteer leadership and service as a church member and as a pastor’s wife including teaching Sunday School classes for children, adolescents, and adults, Sunday School Director, Choir Director, Worship Leader, planning children’s and youth activities, & missions programs leader, as well as publishing church newsletters and weekly bulletins and building and maintaining a church website.

PTO President, Mathews Elementary School, Greenwood, South Carolina, 2005

Began fundraiser program to utilize vendors in South Carolina, new teaching position in neighboring school district led me to resign

Volunteer at Heartbeats Crisis Pregnancy Center, Rutherfordton, North Carolina, 2000-2001

Program Organizer of a benefit concert to raise money for the center.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

Over 20 years’ experience in word processing, Internet, email, Google Docs, publishing software, Jostens network, digital technology in the classroom (including ELMOs, SmartBoards and Promethean boards), Excel, PowerPoint, Android Applications, iOS applications, etc.

SC Tech Proficiency – 5/1/2014

 

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

SC Teaching Certificate #165883, Master’s+30:

Elementary Education

Early Childhood Education

Middle Level Science

Online Teaching

Endorsed in Gifted & Talented

 

REFERENCES – furnished upon request

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