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Liz Wood

Liz Wood

Educator

Elementary School

Smyrna, GA

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Private Tutor

Private Tutor

-Travel to various locations to provide personalized one-on-one instruction in various subject areas for 1st through 8th grades students and adults needing assistance with GED preparation.
-Effectively develop and provide students with innovative and detailed instruction that is broken down in easy to understand terms or ideas students can relate to leading to greater self-confidence and motivation for learning.
-Communicate with teachers, parents, and students on progress, performance, and learning objectives.

Career medium 03
Career
Career medium 03

Cobb County School District

Teacher

-Enthusiastically designed, implemented, and assessed instruction in all subject areas for classes of up to 32 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade regular ed, gifted, and special needs students utilizing innovative researched best practices and technology integration for a blended classroom design incorporating diverse e-learning tools, strategies, and methods. Selected and compensated by the district to write lesson plans, locate online resources, and create activities posted and shared on the district's resource website.
-Collected, organized, and analyzed formal and informal assessment data in order to differentiate and guide instruction based on student needs, multiple intelligences, and various learning styles optimizing student achievement.
-Worked collaboratively with other teachers, administrators, parents, and professionals on a wide variety of tasks and events. Selected to mentor student teachers and 2 teachers new to the school due to strong training, leadership, communication, and team-building abilities demonstrated and recognized through collaboration.
-Actively served and lead a variety of school committees focused on curriculum development and vertical alignment, textbook adoption, faculty parties, morale building, technology implementation, developing relationships with community partners, fundraising, and creating an updated vision and mission statement for the school.
-Regularly facilitated teacher staff development by presenting and training others at school and in continuing education classes and workshops. As a result, selected to organize and facilitate teacher training workshops at district-wide in-service conferences. Presented on formative assessment techniques for all grade levels and 4th grade science experiment activities, assessment techniques, electronic resources, and technology integration.
-Utilized Edmodo, Moodle, Educreations, Prezi, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teacher Web, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Sheets, Dropbox, VoiceThread, SMARTBoard interactive whiteboard, document camera, scanner, iPads, laptops, student response systems, and a variety of other web resources and software.
-**One of the first teachers in my school to create a 21st century learning environment and integrate flip teaching in the classroom. Piloted the BYOD initiative where students were able to bring their own electronic devices to school. Held a special informative meeting to present the concept to administration and my students' parents to gain permission, approval, and support beforehand.

Career

Premiere Hotel Corporation

Accounts Payable Manager

-Supervised and managed all accounts payable processes for 25 hotels and extended stay lodges.
-Maintained vendor database and accounts payable files.
-Coordinated and processed weekly check runs.
-Resolved accounts payable issues and negotiated payment terms by building rapport with vendors and interacting in a positive manner.
-Answered all incoming calls and referred them to appropriate personnel.
-Made bank deposits at multiple locations, handled mail distribution, and ordered office supplies.
-Occasionally assisted accounts receivable department with billing and payment collection calls.

Career medium 05
Career
Career medium 04

Brentwood Healthcare LLC

Accounts Payable Manager/Executive Assistant

-Oversaw the accurate coding, input, and timely processing of invoices, expense reports, credit memos, and payment transactions for 10 nursing homes and 2 assisted living facilities.
-Established trust and generated positive working relationships with vendors to negotiate payment terms, rectify payment collection issues, and research invoice issues.
-Set up and maintained vendor database and accounts payable filing system. Worked closely with state auditors to provide requested details and documentation for payment transactions.
-Responsible for obtaining banking transaction reports and updating an account reconciliation spreadsheet in order to provide company president with a cash flow report on a daily basis.
-Provided fundamental administrative support to company president.
-Organized the details for special events, travel arrangements, hotel accommodations, and itineraries.
-Responsible for bank deposits, mail handling, office supplies, set up and maintenance for automated phone system, and processing payroll for corporate office employees through ADP.

Career

Capital Care Management

Accounts Payable File Clerk/Administrative Assistant

-Assisted with clerical duties, relieved receptionist during lunch, and performed mass mailings for check runs.
-Ensured accurate and compliant accounts payable file organization and management for 35 nursing homes in accordance with company polices and government regulations for possible Medicare and Medicaid audits.

Career medium 05
Career

Lesley University

Education Specialist (Ed.S.), Educational/Instructional Technology

-Qualitative study on interactive whiteboards
-Blackboard, PBWorks,

Kennesaw State University

Master of Education (M.Ed.), Early Childhood Education

Mercer University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Early Childhood Education