Resume

Nathaniel Rockwood
E-mail: Nathan.Rockwood@gmail.com
Please email me for additional contact information.

        Education
M.Ed.: Curriculum and Instruction, Secondary English, Bloomsburg University,
August 2009. GPA as of March 2009: 3.92
B.A.: English with College Honors, Earlham College, May 2008. GPA: 3.56
Minor: Creative Writing, Earlham College, May 2008

        Instructional Certificates
English 7-12: Will be granted as of August, 2009.
Business/Computer/Information Technology K-12: Seeking certification add-on once the above English certification is granted.

          Goal
To be employed as a full-time English teacher at the secondary level, or as a full-time Technology, Communications, or 21st-Century Skills teacher at the secondary level. Because of my background in creative writing and electronic publication, I would eagerly seize any opportunity to teach writing skills or creative writing, even as an extra-curricular activity.

        Credited Publications, Partial Listing
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Media Review, Science Fiction Research Association, SFRA Review, Issue #286, Fall 2008
Serenity Adventures, MWP, 2008, ISBN #1931567808
Battlestar Galactica Role Playing Game, MWP, 2007, ISBN #1931567557
Out in the Black, MWP, 2006, ISBN #1931567522
Serenity Role Playing Game, Margaret Weis Productions, 2005, ISBN #1931567506

For a complete listing of past and upcoming publications in which I am credited, please send inquiries to the above email, or go online to
http://sites.google.com/site/nathanielrockwood

        Teaching and Work Experience
Technology Skills Instructor: October 2008- January 2009; grades 3-5, long-term substitute teacher for a part time position; Greenwood Friends School, Millville, PA. I instructed students in typing and publishing skills, the use of fundamental software, and safe internet habits.

Writer: 2004-Present. I work as a freelance role-playing game designer and author, and as a contributor to the Science Fiction Research Association’s quarterly reviews. I provide contract-based work for hire, including initial drafting, testing and design, rewriting, and editing. I organize groups of writers, editors, and designers/testers to complete project goals, and I perform the necessary research to write accurately about subjects I am assigned.

Resident Assistant: academic years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007; Earlham College. I worked for Residence Life as an RA, planning community activities, mediating conflicts, and enforcing school policies. I was also available as general resource for other students, providing advice and any necessary support or referrals, such as to grief counseling for individuals after one resident committed suicide.

        Student Teaching Experiences
Student Teacher: March 2009-May 2009; grade 11 English teacher, Berwick High School, Berwick, PA. During this assignment I taught both AP and academic track students, employed assessment-driven instruction, used technology to differentiate for students of all ability levels, employed foldables and graphic organizers to scaffold for lower-achieving students, developed a class website to support our work, and assisted with the student literary magazine after school, providing technological and proofreading support.

Student Teacher: January 2009-March 2009; grade 7 English teacher, Berwick Middle School, Berwick, PA. During this assignment I was involved in the seventh-grade teaching team, co-taught using multiple co-teaching strategies, differentiated instruction and assessment for IEP students, participated in parent-teacher conferences regarding student plagiarism, and used technology to enhance my lessons and adapt for multiple learning styles.

        Skills and Volunteering

Technology Skills: I am proficient in core and advanced computer applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Quark, and InDesign. I perform computer hardware maintenance and construction, work with internet and network technologies, and whenever possible I seek out new ways to use technology to create educational opportunities.

Literature: I have a special interest and background in early American and English literature, creative writing, and exploring the way modern technology can advance literature, reading, and writing. I self-publish and look for opportunities to encourage students to do the same, and I hope to work with student publications as an extra-curricular activity.

Conflict Resolution Training: 1996-2007. During my middle school, high school, and college years I received annual training in conflict management and resolution in a school setting. Initially this took place at Greenwood Friends School, and then continued at Earlham College when I became employed as an RA. I both was trained and trained others in peer mediation, active listening, and differential acceptance skills.

Teaching Practicums, Undergraduate: 40 hours, 2004-2005. When I took undergraduate courses in education, I participated in two part-time practicum course components, teaching elementary students English and helping after-school tutors at Centreville Elementary School, Centreville, IN, and Galileo Charter School, Richmond, IN.

Technology Committee Member, Greenwood Friends School: 2001-Present. I serve on the Technology Committee at Greenwood Friends School, helping make and implement decisions regarding the school’s acquisition, installation, and maintenance of technology. I helped design the school’s technology lab, and I currently assist with the school’s network infrastructure and provide advice on the school’s web-design.

Science Fiction Research Association Member: I am a member of the SFRA, an organization that was founded in 1970 to support classroom teaching, scholarly research and to evaluate new books or media related to science fiction or other speculative fiction. I attend research conferences, dialogue with authors, professors, and other members electronically, and contribute to the quarterly SFRA Review.

PSEA Member: I am a student member of the PSEA.

        References

Please email me at Nathan.Rockwood@gmail.com for a list of current references