Effective communication conforming to desired style, intended audience and space restraints; targeted research and interpretation of information for audience consumption; solutions-oriented communications based on supported foundation
College-readiness issues; student- and educator-related issues; medical challenges with an emphasis on understanding symptoms for diagnosis and developing effective coping strategies; book clubs, literature and book reviews; domestic and international travel; cooking; volunteer opportunities with a focus on mission trips and long-term projects working with under-served populations; efficient navigation of online resources for the casual user
Judy completed her Bachelor's degree in 3 1/2 years, including transferring from another university after marriage. Her teaching credentials were achieved the semester following graduation.
Soon after Judy began to teach, she realized a master's degree would be useful in her career. She took classes during the school year while teaching and carried a full load in summer semesters to achieve the degree.
Judy's work in education focused on sharing successful college-readiness strategies as well as offering research-based solutions for specific challenges. Research findings conducted by non-profit, research-based, educational organizations were shared with stakeholders at state education agencies, state legislatures, superintendents and others vested in education.
Part of Judy's job description included testing data analysis on behalf of ACT-associated educator advisor groups at the state level; purpose of the analysis was to determine effectiveness of college-readiness strategies at the high school level. This analysis led to development and distribution of press releases on behalf of the advisor group, acknowledging significant improvements in college-readiness levels for students based on access and achievement patterns based on testing data. The press release sample below represents one of the communications that was sent to a qualifying high school.