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My Experience and Education



University Degrees

  • Educational Doctorate, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Curriculum and Instruction, cognate in administration

  • Masters of Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Curriculum and Instruction

  • Bachelors of Science, Southern Utah University; Elementary Education, minors in psychology and business

  • Associates of Science, Dixie State College; Graphic Arts


Teaching University and Adult Courses

District, Undergrad, and Graduate Teaching and Course Development Experience


Southern Utah University, via Southern Utah Consortium F2F (developed and taught the courses)

  • Content Area Literacy and Teaching Struggling Adolescent Readers

Kaplan University, Online (Received course shells, modified as needed, and taught)

  • Student assessment, Research on Effective Teaching, Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum K-12, Teaching Reading Across the Curriculum K-12, Transforming Teaching Practices, Introduction to the MA program

Grand Canyon University, Online (Received course shells, modified as needed, and taught)

  • Children, Adolescents, and Learning; Literacy in a Multicultural Society; Curriculum and Instruction; Descriptive Linguistics and Phonics; Developmental and Corrective Reading Process

University of Nevada, Las Vegas F2F (developed and taught the course)

  • Classroom Diagnosis and Instruction of Literacy Difficulties; Introduction to Reading, Writing and Assessment; Introduction to Reading, Writing and Assessment 

Sierra Nevada College F2F (coaching and mentoring)

  • Graduate Chair Masters of Education program

Youngstown State University Online(grading, feedback, coaching, and mentoring)

  • Curriculum and Instructional Learning and Educational Assessment


NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Provider, Online

  • Introduction to Aromatherapy

Natural Therapies Certification Board Online

  • Aromatherapy Intensive, rolling enrollment 

Clark County School District F2F and Online

  • Wide variety of professional development courses spanning 18-years

Washington County School District F2F

  • Content Area Literacy initiative courses in all five sectors of the district


K-12 Teaching

Classroom Teaching Experience

  • Clark Intermediate School - 5th Grade Reading and Social Studies

  • Springwoods Village Middle School - 6th Grade English

  • Irwin and Susan Molasky Middle School – 8th grade English

  • Brian and Teri Cram Middle School – 8th grade English

  • Fredric W. Watson Elementary – 4th Grade Teacher

  • Raul P. Elizondo Elementary – 3rd Grade Teacher

  • Elizabeth Wilhelm Elementary – 1st-3rd Grade Reading Improvement Specialist

  • Elizabeth Wilhelm Elementary – 3rd Grade Teacher

  • Lewis E. Rowe Elementary – 4th Grade Teacher


Instructional Design & Quality Assurance

K12 and Adult Learners

  • Jordan School District - Instructional Design Specialist

  • Fredrickson Learning - Quality Assurance and LMS

  • iConnect - Learning Coach

  • iDesign - eLearning Architect

  • Clark County School District, Professional Development Division - Designer and Instructor

  • Silvestri Jr. High School – Digital Learning Coach

  • Clark County School District, K-12 Content Development Division - Administrator

  • Molasky Jr. High School – Learning Strategist

  • Odyssey Charter School - Teacher Facilitator & Board Member



K12 and University Experience

  • Silvestri Jr. High School – Digital Learning Coach

  • Molasky Jr. High School – Learning Strategist

  • Diamond Valley Elementary School - Staff Developer

  • Cram Middle School - New Teacher Coach

  • Odyssey Charter School - Teacher Facilitator & Board Member

  • Sierra Nevada College - Graduate Chair

  • Youngstown State University via iConnect - Learning Coach




  • Online and Blended Learning

  • Google Certified Trainer

  • Google Certified Educator Level 2

  • Google Certified Educator Level 

  • K-8 Teaching & Administration State of Utah

  • K-8 Teaching & Administration State of Nevada

  • 4-8 Teaching & Administration State of Texas



A Smattering of Related Highlights

  • Author: Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Even Simpler, Michelle M. Truman (1st 2012, 2nd 2014, updated and significantly revised printing Spring 2021)

  • Author: The Basics of Essential Oils and Their Simplified Chemistry, Michelle McClellan (2017)

  • Webinar guest on Jordan School District's Superintendent's SuperCast

  • Presented at UTech on Designing for online and blended learning courses

  • Received the Distinguished Star: Going Above and Beyond award 

  • Presented via webinar to Texas Tech Summer Institute

  • Presented at CUE-NV on Google Integration with Canvas: The Perfect Paring  

  • Presented at Southern Nevada EdTechTeam conference on Google and Canvas

  • Webinar guest on for SoftChalk on course design and blended learning

  • Presented at the SoftChalk Convention in Baltimore, Maryland

  • Award Recipient for Molasky’s Blended Learning program at the Mega Conference in Lake Tahoe 

  • Received the Antidefamation League's Award of Merit

  • Peer Reviewer for the for literacy and content area literacy submissions

  • International Reading Association’s Children Choices Team Leader (first in Nevada)

  • Presented at the International Reading Association’s Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas

  • Peer Reviewer for International Reading Association’s Thinking Classroom journal

  • Certificate of Appreciation by CCSD Northeast Region for Providing Teacher Leadership

  • Presented at National Writing Project’s annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland

  • Southern Nevada Writing Project: Group Facilitator for Summer Institute (reporting on a research project)

  • Served on the Board of Directors of Odyssey Charter School, the first distance learning charter school in the State of Nevada.

  • Wrote and received $300,000 grant from the Federal Government

Photo Credits

Photo by Adrian Dascal on Unsplash

Others from Pixabay, no attribution required

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