Partial CV

EDUCATION

  • Master of Arts in English Studies – May 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a Writing Concentration and an Illinois Initial Certificate in English/Language Arts, High School with a Middle School endorsement – May 2006

WRITING EXPERIENCE

Opinion Writing

Freelance Copywriting

Blogging

Selected Published Work (View the entire list here.)

Featured Blogger and Featured Posts

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Secondary English, Chicago, IL Area (Suburbs) – 2008-Present
    • Taught English 1 GAP, English 2, English 2 Honors, English 3, and English 4 AP
  • Secondary English, Central Illinois – 2006-2008
    • Taught Basic English 1, English 2, English 3, and Creative Writing

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

  • Conference Chair, Conference Speech Tournament – Winter 2012
  • Developed English 2 Curriculum for 2011-2012 School Year
  • Conference Chair, Conference Contest Play and Group Interpretation Tournament – Spring 2011
  • Subject Area Committee Member – 2010-2012
  • Content Area Leadership – 2010-2011
  • Academy Team Leader – 2009-2011

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Assistant Speech Coach 2013-Present
  • Fearless Females Sponsor – 2011-Present
  • Drama Club and Contest Play Sponsor – 2007-2008, 2010-2012
  • Gay-Straight Alliance Sponsor – 2009-2010
  • “Impressions” Literary Magazine Sponsor – 2006-2008

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Feminism in the Midwest Panel Discussion – June 2013 – Served as a panelist discussing the differences in regional feminisms
  • Connections Project – March 2011, Illinois State University – Delivered a presentation about Literacy and Blogging in the Classroom
  • Contemporary Women’s Writing Network – July 2010, San Diego State University – Delivered a presentation about Literacy in the Feminist Blogging Community
  • Engage – June 2010, Chicago, IL Suburbs – Delivered a presentation about Literacy and Blogging in the Classroom

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Tongue & Ink Undergraduate Creative Writing Conference – Springs 2005-06
  • Research Assistant, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL – Summers 2003-05

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

  • The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer – 2004-2011

UNDERGRADUATE HONORS AND LEADERSHIP INVOLVEMENT

  • Tributaries Creative Arts Magazine, Assistant Co-Editor/Co-Editor, 2004-05/2005-06
  • Writing Circle, Founder and Leader, 2003-05
  • Flute Choir, Founder and Leader, 2002-05
  • Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society, Treasurer, Fall 2004
  • Kappa Delta Pi Education Honors Society
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honors Society
  • Published in three Tributaries Magazines
  • Dean’s List – all semesters

For a complete CV and a list of references, e-mail ashleylaurensamsa@gmail.com.

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