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TheSaraRussell

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Personal website & Blog: [login to view URL] Resume: [login to view URL] Educator with a dreamy mind and dynamo work ethic, often found brimming with optimism. Experience in curriculum development, classroom instruction, cultural immersion facilitation, teacher training, wilderness experience, and empowering kids to be the best and most radiant versions of themselves. Proponent of inquiry-based instruction including problem- and project-based learning. Masters of Education in International Education through Endicott College's Madrid campus. Background in biology and research at the University of Minnesota, Morris. I'll try anything once; twice if it's risky. Looking to pick brains, connect, share, collaborate, and get curious.
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School Partnership Curriculum Coordinator

Aug 2016 - May 2018 (1 year)

Curriculum Development & Coordination Coordinated 24 immersive global travel programs for schools in the U.S. and Canada Developed cross-cultural curriculum for pre-departure for 8 program areas Lead facilitator for global, cross-cultural, and experiential education workshops for teachers Lead teacher trainings for 4-80 participants Course Director and Instructor experience for courses 2 weeks - 3 months in length Coordinating travel logistics, student preparation and enrollment logistics

Science Teacher, Academic Advisor, International Trip Leader

Jul 2012 - Jul 2016 (4 years)

Developed curriculum and taught science sections for middle school (2014-2016) and high school (2012-2014) expeditionary learning course Designed and taught traveling May Term courses Courses included Development - Peru (May 2016), Rites of Passage - Jackson Hole (May 2015), Marine Biology - California (2014), Rites of Passage - Hurricane Sandy, NY/NJ (May 2013) Designed and facilitated multi-­week domestic learning and service expeditions with 6-12th graders

Science Faculty

Jun 2011 - Aug 2012 (1 year)

Developed innovative inquiry-­based curriculum and taught place-based environmental science curriculum at 11th grade semester school Expedition leader for multi-­week student wilderness expeditions in the Sawatch and Collegiate Mountain Ranges in Colorado and Canyonlands in Utah Served as an academic advisor for 4-6 students Participated in weekly on-campus residential life duties, including Facilitated backcountry climbing and rappelling

Education

Master of Education

2016 - 2018 (2 years)

Bachelor of Arts

2005 - 2009 (4 years)

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