Resume

KAREN Y. SILVESTRI

khsilvestri@live.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/karenysilvestri

EDUCATION

  • BA (English), Nova Southeastern University
  • 21 credits MA (English), University of North Florida
  • 18 credits MBA (Business), Nova Southeastern University

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

CURRICULUM SPECIALIST Banner Learning Boca Raton, FL (2013-present)

DEVELOPMENTAL READING AND COMPOSITION INSTRUCTOR Robeson Community College, Lumberton, NC

 

Teach on campus, hybrid and online. Developmental Reading and English (2012-2014)
 COPYWRITER, COPY EDITOR Karenzo Media (self-employed)

 

Ghostwriting, copy editing, copywriting, business and educational publications (1998-Present)
 DEVELOPMENTAL READING AND COMPOSITION INSTRUCTOR Palm Beach State College, Boca Raton, Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Adjunct Instructor. Taught on campus and online via Blackboard. Designed online courses for Developmental Reading and English. (2007 & 2011)
 DEVELOPMENTAL READING AND COMPOSITION INSTRUCTORFayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, NC

 

Adjunct Instructor. Taught on campus and online via Blackboard. Participated as Reading Coordinator working with students in the Townsend Press Reading Scholarship Program (2009-2011)
 ENGLISH INSTRUCTORFlorida Career College, West Palm Beach, FL Adjunct Instructor. Taught Composition on campus to ESL population and remedial learners. (2007-2008)
 ENGLISH TEACHERPalm Beach County School District, Lake Worth High School, Lake Worth, FL. Taught English II & III, English II Inclusion, and English III Honors. Participated on committee to develop, and implement a plan of action to improve the writing scores of our lowest scoring students. This plan included tutoring sessions, incentives for participation, and training teachers in the psychological makeup of remedial students. (2005-2006)

VOLUNTEER & TEMPORARY POSITIONS

 LECTOR & WORKSHOP COORDINATORPalm Beach County, FL Offering workshops and classes in Creative Writing, Memoir Writing, Journal Writing, and ESL at various community venues and online. (1998- 2011)
 TEACHER(Volunteer Position) St. Gerard’s Campus, St. Augustine, FL Taught English III, IV, Biology, Computer Skills at boarding school for pregnant teens and teens with children who were completing their high school diplomas. Researched and wrote grant applications for funding. (2004)

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Blackboard and Moodle Certified
  • Effective Online Teaching Certificate December 2009

ORGANIZATIONS

  • National Council of English Teachers
  • International Association for Journal Writing
  • National Association of Memoir Writers

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Conch Architecture: A Look at Key West Gingerbread” Florida Living Magazine, August 1997
  • Safe Counsel: A Complete Guide to Health Care and Home Remedies in the Late 1800’s, Heritage Books, Inc., 2000, 2012.
  • Safe Counsel: A Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Childcare in the Late 1800’s, Heritage Books, Inc., 2000, 2012.
    • Weekly Columnist “Getting to Know You”, St. Pauls Review, St. Pauls, NC, 2008

www.karenzo-media.com                    Company website

www.karenzo.wordpress.com           Freelancing Blog

www.khsilvestri.wordpress.com       Education Blog & Teaching Portfolio

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