Writer #12562
Clinton, MS
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92 Clients
151,000 Words
Amy has more than twenty years in the field of education. With more than nine years of teaching experience and 11 years of administrative experience, Amy has served at the local school level, central office district level, and state department level. During her administrative time, she served as an assistant principal, principal, literacy specialist, as well as a director for two departments at the Mississippi State Department of Education: Division of Reading, Early Childhood, and Language Arts; and the Division of Educator Misconduct within the Office of Educator Quality.

As a director in the Reading Office from 2010 - 2012, Amy served as the State Director of the Reading First grant. Among other duties, she often developed and provided literacy professional development to educators, Institutions of Higher Learning, and Community Stakeholders. Amy's other main duties included: overseeing grant implementation of 58 schools in 33 districts; supervising five full time regional service officers and twelve contract workers in providing technical assistance and literacy professional development to schools; and reviewing budget amendment requests for districts. She was also responsible for communicating with the grant's outside evaluator and submitting the Annual Performance Report for the grant to the United States Department of Education. All these duties included significant writing, reporting, and communication skills. When funding for the Reading First grant ended in October, 2011, the MS Department of Education hired Amy in another capacity: to serve as the Director of the Division of Educator Misconduct.

This position also required a notable degree of reporting, presentation, and communication skills. As the Director of the Division of Educator Misconduct within the Office of Educator Quality, Amy's duties included: preparing cases against educators accused of misconduct to be heard by the MS State Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification, and Licensure Development; serving as the MS Department of Education's witness for the Attorney General's office during hearings; and providing professional development on the MS Educator Code of Ethics to stakeholders. An email containing a sample of her most current PowerPoint presentations is available upon request.

Amy also has firsthand teaching experience, having spent nine years of her career as a classroom teacher. Her varied experiences in the field of education over the past twenty years have given her great knowledge in the field of education. Amy enjoys researching educational trends, topics, and current events. Amy believes that in the field of education, the educator must always remain a learner as well!

Highlights

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Orders
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Last Login
12/3/16
Samples
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Amy D's Other Industry Experience

62 Projects Completed

Amy is an educator with expertise in the field of research. Whatever the topic, she will research it extensively and write in a manner most suitable for your target audience.

Industry Projects

  • Real Estate100+
  • Education50+
  • Other50+
  • Home Living20+
  • Insurance20+
  • Software20+
  • Kids/Family10+

Summary of Industry Experience

Real Estate

Though Amy has always been an educator, she has often thought of moving into the real estate field when she officially retires from education. She really enjoys touring homes during the builders' "Parade of Homes" near her hometown, where newly constructed homes are featured each year. She enjoys keeping up with marketing trends and values in her area. Research in this field is of high interest to her and quite enjoyable.

Education

Amy has more than twenty years in the field of education. With more than nine years of teaching experience and 11 years of administrative experience, Amy has served at the local school level, central office district level, and state department level. During her administrative time, she served as an assistant principal, principal, literacy specialist, as well as a director for two departments at the Mississippi State Department of Education: Division of Reading, Early Childhood, and Language Arts; and the Division of Educator Misconduct within the Office of Educator Quality.

As a director in the Reading Office from 2010 - 2012, Amy served as the State Director of the Reading First grant. Among other duties, she often developed and provided literacy professional development to educators, Institutions of Higher Learning, and Community Stakeholders. Amy's other main duties included: overseeing grant implementation of 58 schools in 33 districts; supervising five full time regional service officers and twelve contract workers in providing technical assistance and literacy professional development to schools; and reviewing budget amendment requests for districts. She was also responsible for communicating with the grant's outside evaluator and submitting the Annual Performance Report for the grant to the United States Department of Education. All these duties included significant writing, reporting, and communication skills. When funding for the Reading First grant ended in October, 2011, the MS Department of Education hired Amy in another capacity: to serve as the Director of the Division of Educator Misconduct.

This position also required a notable degree of reporting, presentation, and communication skills. As the Director of the Division of Educator Misconduct within the Office of Educator Quality, Amy's duties included: preparing cases against educators accused of misconduct to be heard by the MS State Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification, and Licensure Development; serving as the MS Department of Education's witness for the Attorney General's office during hearings; and providing professional development on the MS Educator Code of Ethics to stakeholders.

Prior to these most recent experiences, Amy also served in leadership roles where she developed and presented information to educators and community stakeholders. An email containing a sample of her most current PowerPoint presentations is available upon request.

Other

Amy is an educator with expertise in the field of research. Whatever the topic, she will research it extensively and write in a manner most suitable for your target audience.

Home Living

Amy loves writing about the latest trends in home living. She sometimes gets inspiration from magazines like "Better Homes and Gardens" and from watching some of her favorite shows on HGTV. Whether it's updating interior spaces or designing outdoor spaces, Amy will write a piece on home living with creative flair.

Insurance

Amy has completed many blog posts for insurance company webpages. She has written posts for all types of insurance policies including auto, boat, homeowners, commercial and life, as well as general information for home pages. She has written for states all across the nation and uses reliable current government resources to accurately research insurance laws for each state.

Software

Most of Amy's experience in the Software industry has been in marketing software for companies. She is a very detailed writer who can effectively and efficiently describe how your software will benefit your target audience. She will incorporate keywords of your choice (or propose some to you) to increase traffic to your webpage.

Kids/Family

Amy is a proud single mom of two boys, one in middle school and one in college. The family all lives in a house together and believes that laughter helps them get through just about anything. Amy is very close with her boys and family traditions are most important in their household, especially at holiday times! Amy really enjoys writing about family experiences and topics.

Amy's career has also been all about children, as she has more than twenty years in the field of education. With more than nine years of teaching experience and 11 years of administrative experience, Amy has served at the local school level, central office district level, and state department level. During her administrative time, she served as an assistant principal, principal, literacy specialist, as well as a director for two departments at the Mississippi State Department of Education: Division of Reading, Early Childhood, and Language Arts; and the Division of Educator Misconduct within the Office of Educator Quality.

Product Projects

  • Blog Post100+
  • Article100+
  • Web Page100+
  • Press Release20+
  • Presentation10+
  • Script/Video1

Summary of Product Experience

Blog Post

Amy has more experience in blogging than any other asset type on WriterAccess. Researching her topic first, she then composes her blog in terms that the target audience can understand. Her goal is always to communicate the client's message effectively and efficiently.

Article

Amy has two graduate degrees and has great experience in research. She will take whatever topic you need and not only thoroughly research it, but also write about in terms that your target audience can understand. She has taught literacy at every level from elementary to college, so writing and communication are specialty areas for her.

Web Page

Amy has completed web page projects for numerous companies, both large and small. She has developed content for home pages, blogs for content on sites and information for FAQ pages, among other web page projects. Within these projects, it is very common for Amy to work with given keywords to optimize search engine results for her clients. She does this well with a natural voice that will not disrupt the flow of her client's main message.

Press Release

Amy has experience in writing press releases in the AP format but can also easily modify the format to your specifications if you prefer. She has developed press releases for public television shows and some to publish on "Business Wire" for businesses. She has also developed media kits for businesses.

Presentation

Throughout Amy's administrative career in education, presentations were a regular part of each position she held. She often spoke and presented professional development to various stakeholders. Amy enjoys the creative aspect of creating presentations. She can take your content and develop it into a PowerPoint that will effectively communicate your message in a professional style.

Script/Video

In Amy's former job at the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), she served as the Director of Educator Misconduct. Every month, she testified in administrative hearings against educators who were charged with suspension or revocation of their educator license. MDE is counseled by the Attorney General's (AG's) office, so Amy prepared scripts for the AG's office to review each month in preparation of her testimony.

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