A CV, also known as a curriculum vita, is basically a résumé which identifies a person’s qualifications and experiences. I have decided to include it in my portfolio, not to impress you or to brag, but to give you an example of the possibilities.
My students tell me I like to tell stories. I think that they are right, I am a storyteller...and so here is one...
I remember when I was just finished with my four-year degree and applying for substitute teaching jobs while I was waiting for interviews for full-time positions. I went back to the middle school I went to, as many students do, hoping they would still remember me and give me a job substitute teaching. I remember the interview process and talking with the Vice Principal. He asked, "Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Of course my answer included a description of my own classroom and the high school students I thought I would be teaching. As I finished answering, I said, "oh yeah, I would like to go for a PhD." I am fairly certain at that time I really hadn't consciously thought about going to school for a PhD. It wasn't an idea my parents had put in my head, after all no one in my family, as far back as anyone knew, had a PhD. When I look back now, I wonder what made me say that to the Vice Principal that day. Maybe, it was observing college faculty members while I was a student, thinking, "I could do that!"
So, please take a look at my CV, and as you read it I hope you will think, "I can do that!"