--Spanish Teacher, Baldwin High School, Pittsburgh, PA (2016 - present)

  • Teach Spanish as a second language, levels 1, 2, 3, and AP, to students in grades 9-12
  • Write curriculum for Spanish classes, levels 1, 2, and 3
  • Create, teach, and coach students through lessons that...
    • Emphasize ACTFL world-readiness standards
    • Provide students with loads of comprehensible input "at their level"
    • Teach grammar both deductively and inductively with authentic resources
    • Help students develop their reading, listening, writing, and speaking abilities
    • Incorporate phonetics, language history, cultural perspectives and practices, and other disciplines
    • Are interactive in a high-energy environment for kinesthetic and social learners
    • Are self-paced for intrapersonal and independent learners
  • Differentiate instruction for students with a wide variety of individual skills and needs
  • Formatively assess students regularly and provide them with meaningful feedback
  • Create and assess students summatively through IPA's (integrated performance assessments)
  • Lead educational student trips to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Ecuador

--Soccer Coach, Hotspurs Soccer Club, Boys Youth Development Phase, Pittsburgh, PA (2015 - present)

  • Head and Assistant Coach for U-13 - U-15 teams
  • Write yearlong and seasonal curriculum
  • Plan and run outdoor soccer and indoor futsal training sessions that include small-sided games, functional activities, and technical and physical exercises
  • Create and monitor off-season workout plans for players
  • Administer IDP (individual development plan) program that includes start-of-year surveys, regular evaluation, and progress reports for each player according to the four game pillars (technical, physical, tactical, and psychosocial)

--Student Teacher, Pittsburgh Brashear High School (2015 - 2016)

--Temporary Reading Specialist, North Hills High School (2015)

--ESL (English as a Second Language) Tutor, Duquesne University (2010 - 2012)

  • Taught reading comprehension of various philosophy class texts
  • Helped students improve their ability to write pharmacy class lab reports

--Staff Coach, Hotspurs Soccer Club (2015 - present)

  • Position History:
    • Head Coach, 2008 Boys Blue and White Teams (2020 - present)
    • Head Coach, 2005 Boys Blue Team (2019 - 2020)
    • Head Coach, 2005 Boys White Team (2017 - 2020)
    • Assistant Coach, all other phase teams (U-13, U-14, U-15) (2016 - present)
    • Head Coach, U-17 Boys (2015)
  • Accomplishments:
    • Champions, PA Classics Challenger Invitational, 2008 Boys (May, 2020)
    • "Graduated 29% of B team players to A team, 80% player retention, 13% team growth (2017 - 2020)
    • First place, 2005 Boys, PA West Classic Division (Fall 2019)
    • Runner-Up, Erie Memorial Day Cup (2019)
    • Champions, GPS-NY Spring Festival Tournament (2015)

--Varsity and JV Assistant Coach, Baldwin High School Boys Soccer (2017)

  • Led bi-weekly film sessions and post-game recovery sessions
  • Taught the team how to high press and build through the thirds

--Staff Coach, PA West Soccer ODP (Olympic Development Program) (2016)

--Varsity Assistant and JV Head Coach, North Hills High School Boys Soccer (2014 - 2015)

  • Helped lead team to best record and first WPIAL playoff qualification in 14 years

--Camp Coach, Pittsburgh Soccer Academy (2014 - 2015)


--Construction Reporter, Technology Publishing Company, Pittsburgh, PA (2013 - 2015)

  • Worked with team of reporters to manage daily production of construction project bid tracking service
  • Research technical documents and interview engineers
  • Write detailed, technical reports for online database and newsletter

--Public Relations & Communications Intern, The Bravo Group, Pittsburgh, PA (2012)

  • Wrote press releases for firm's clients and stories for firm's blog
  • Reported on natural gas, health care, and clean energy industries

--News and Sports Reporter, The Duquesne Duke (2008 - 2012)


--Youth League Director, Open Field, Kumba, Cameroon, Africa (2012 - 2013)

  • Piloted the launch of city-wide youth football (soccer) league
  • Administered six-week clinic for coaches and community leaders
  • Taught computer and Internet literacy courses to staff members
  • Conducted an "equipment drive"and fundraised $2,000 for shipment from US to Cameroon
  • Managed blog and wrote bi-monthly newsletters


--Master of Arts in Teaching, University of Pittsburgh (June 2016)

--Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, Duquesne University (May 2012)

--Certificate in Spanish Language Coursework, University of Salamanca, Spain (May 2011)

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