Educator, Instructional Designer, Curriculum Writer

Elena McIntosh Resume

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George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, Concentration in Instructional Design and Technology

Pace University, New York, NY

Master of Teaching English as a Second Language, May 2007

The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Bachelor of Arts in German, May 2005
Awards: Thesis awarded highest honors; Scholarship for study abroad in Muenster, Germany

Work Experience

Instructional systems designer, Leopard Media Group

Develop instructional materials for in-person lesson delivery including PowerPoint presentations, teacher/student guides and activities with an emphasis on collaborative learning and engagement.

Curriculum developer, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA

Collaborate with middle school specialists and teachers to develop and modify differentiated lessons, units and resources. Produce, publish and train teachers on new curriculum for Academic Language, Mathematics, Civics and Science through Blackboard Learn LMS.

Great Beginnings new teacher coach

Plan and facilitate teacher preparation sessions for a cohort of 18 new ESOL teachers on topics such as classroom management, ESOL instruction, instructional use of technology, curriculum and testing. Manage course site on Blackboard Learn LMS. Visit and provide feedback to beginning teachers on instructional strategies.

ESOL teacher, model classroom teacher, department chair  

Produced and published engaging instructional resources through Blackboard Learn LMS. Managed online learning community of ESOL teachers. Collaborated with English, Math, Social Studies and ESOL departments and county instructional support staff to develop instructional tools and strategies for English Learners. Modeled best practices in the classroom to visiting teachers from 2010-2012.

Content specialist and ESL teacher, Pace University/ Teach for America

Facilitate learning team sessions to professionally develop 10 first year ESL teachers on topics such as lesson planning, unit planning, collaboration and co-teaching. Teach ESL to low-income students.


FCPS county-wide ESOL in-service, Fairfax County Public Schools

  • “Academic Language Curriculum Updates” trained on the new resources for advanced ESOL students
  • “ESOL and Content Area Collaboration” described strategies for collaboration.
  • “ESOL Language Curriculum” highlighted changes made to the curriculum over the summer.

Virginia ESL Supervisors Association Conference, Richmond, VA

  • “ESOL and Content Area Collaboration” team-teaching, specialist collaboration and instructional use of technology.
  • “Motivating Student Success Through Data” data collection and analysis for student achievement.


Blackboard Learning Management System, Captivate, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, One Drive, SMART board, Turning Point, Proficient in German

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