This is the resume for educator Larissa Wright-Elson.
Dedicated, resourceful, and innovative instructor who strives to help students enjoy language and literature, and supports colleagues and administration in facilitating each child’s social and intellectual growth. Exceptional communicator who creates and facilitates an atmosphere of mutual respect and open communication with students and parents. Encourages collaboration, camaraderie, and personal responsibility; works to motivate students so reading and writing become an integral part of life.
English teacher, South Anchorage High School; Anchorage — 2004-present
Classes: AP Language, Seminar 10, Honors 9, English 9, Teen Issues in Literature, Dignity in Diversity, Shakespeare, Digital Composition. Teaching highlights: lead AP vertical team; advanced AP training; presented at technology conferences; technology grant recipient; technology inservice development; began Socratic seminar program; media literacy training; advanced Moodle training.
English teacher, West Anchorage High School; Anchorage — 2002-2004
Classes: Honors 9, Gifted English 9, English 9, Creative Writing, Intermediate Composition. Teaching highlights: began an online literary magazine; worked on an AP vertical team; training in Socratic method; advanced computer training.
English teacher, Romig Middle School; Anchorage — 1998-2002
Classes: Language Arts 7 & 8, Creative Writing, Reading. Teaching highlights: coached intramural soccer; advisor for the literary magazine; received gifted certification; advanced computer training and technology inservice development; lead in-services on student-led conferences and portfolio development.
Master of Education, University of Alaska, Southeast – 2011
Major: Educational Technology
National Board Certification – 2004
Advanced Graduate Study in Secondary Education, University of Alaska, Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage – present
Bachelor of Education Degree, University of Alaska, Anchorage – 1998
Major: English and Secondary Education
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT – 1994
Major: English and Creative Writing
Curriculum Development within the AP vertical team and cross-district
Developed innovative curriculum using backward design
Researched and used methods and resources to educate students in spelling, grammar, vocabulary, and reading using technology tools
Taught gifted students in independent studies and high school honors classes
Alaska Society for Technology in Education – presenter, 2007, 2008 & 2011.
The National Council of Teachers of English