Updated Resume--what's happened since the bus stopped at the school corner.....

1039 CR NW 1080
(903)632-0072 OR (903)573-7930

dd68@hotmail.com, lhume@leo.tamu-commerce.edu


Have extensive background in abnormal psychology
Can speak some Spanish
Have computer experience as well as record keeping
Good with children of any age
Discipline style is firm but fair
Enjoy challenging situations
Can work as a team player, but especially behind the scenes
Effective as an advocate for students and parents

Work Experience

  • 2007-2008 Self employed, Senior Consultant, Mary Kay Cosmetics
    Position: Senior Consultant
    Description: I run my own Mary Kay business, which entails talking to customers
    of all persuasions, managing the day-today schedule of my assistant, ordering stock and
    inventory, and developing leadership skills through mentoring of recruits
    Fall 2007 Texas A & M University-Commerce
    Position: Writing Tutor, Department of Literature and Languages
    Description: Helping students who are in the first year writing program by guiding them
    through the development of their writing skills, teaching "brainstorming" and "idea development" to undergrads
  • Spring 2007 Texas A & M University-Commerce
    Position: Graduate Assistant, Department of Literature and Languages
    Description: Was assistant to three faculty members, as well as helping instructors manage an online teaching environment. Assisted lead faculty member with development of curriculum for Organizational Behavior, Principles of Management, and Principles of Marketing. Assisted with grading both lecture and online assignments. Performed research under the guidance of faculty regarding management and organizational behavior.
  • 2006-2008 Sulphur Springs Independent School District
    Position: Substitute Teaching
    Description: Worked in a variety of classroom situations, including behavior and special education
  • 2005-2006 Pittsburg Independent School District
    Position: Life Skills Teacher/Homebound Teacher
    Description: Taught and supervised children with low incidence disabilities, adjusting instruction to meet each child’s individual needs, designed Local District Alternative Assessments (LDAA) for students who were required to be tested in reading, math, and writing activities, created lesson plans geared according to each student’s Individualized Education Programs (IEP), designed behavior programs for students with low incidence disabilities, Performed routine record keeping of both student progress and SHARS (School and Health Related Services) related activities, directed activities of the in-class aid and/ or nurses, provided assistive technology services, and adapted physical education instruction ; as homebound teacher, made sure students who were unable to attend school completed in-school assignments as well as adjusting instruction to meet each child’s individual needs
  • 2003-2004; Spring of 2005 Mount Pleasant Independent School District
    Position: Long-term substitute, student teacher
    Description: Performed instruction in the absence of
    Regular instructor or assistant; became familiar with
    Behavior and discipline policies of larger school
    District; came to campuses prepared for any and all
    Instructional situations; Student taught in Life Skills
    Classroom in functional academics, content mastery,
    Severe and profound
  • 2002-2003 At Home Healthcare
    Position: Provider
    Description: Performed personal care tasks for elderly and people with disabilities, included cleaning, laundry, meal preparation and assistance with personal care, also provided personal companionship
  • 2001-2002 Hospitality House
    Position: PRN/Mental health technician
    Description: Worked in many capacities in the facility, including nurse’s assisting (mental health technician), teaching and social services (rehabilitation technician); had experience with a behavior program; assisted clients with activities of daily living (ADLs), wrote some personal care plans and did routine record keeping
  • 2001-2002 Citadel Security
    Position: Non-commissioned Security Officer
    Description: Monitored the gate of the Winfield South Mine (TXU), greeted visitors at front gate, kept watch for fires and accidents, monitored rainfall and number of trains going and leaving the facility; also measure temperature with a thermometer
  • 1995-1996 Northeast Texas Community College newspaper The Eagle
    Position: Student reporter
    Description: Reported and wrote news and feature
    Stories concerning college and surrounding community;
    Took photographs; did proofreading and paste-up

Volunteer Experience

  • Safe-T Crisis Center- Battered Women’s Shelter and Sexual Assault Program

  • Cypress Basin Hospice

  • Fairview Cemetery Association

  • I AM SPECIAL Too,-organization for students with special needs

State Board of Educator Certification

  • Generalist (EC-4) Expires (09/10/2010)

  • Special Education (EC-12) Expires (09/10/2010)

Texas Commission on Private Security

  • Licensed Non-commissioned Security Officer 2001-2004

Professional Development

  • Attended training on PDAS evaluation system at Region 8
  • Attended T. R. I. P. I Academy for teachers of students with low-incidence disabilities
  • Received training on adapted physical education
  • Received training on Autism
  • Sat on Student Intervention Team at Pittsburg Primary for students at-risk of being referred for special education because of academic failure, low performance or behavior
  • Served as a mentor in-class to undergraduates seeking teacher certification in bilingual/ESL

Publications; Presentations

  • Collaborated on a study with a teacher from Greenville Independent School District on therapy animals and their use with children; Tentatively scheduled for publication
  • Presented Bilingual/ESL and Special Education in the Digital Age. This is a learning concept developed for students identified for both bilingual/ESL and special education. Based on the Sheltered Instruction Observaton Protocol and Universal Design for Learning. My concept will be called "Universal Design for Sheltered Instruction". Going to use this as I apply to the doctoral program for higher education


  • Texas A & M University-Commerce
    Master’s of Science
    Major: Reading
    Specialization: English as a Second Language
    Scheduled graduation date: May 2011
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce
    Master's of Education
    Major: Elementary Education Minor: Special Education
    Scheduled graduation date: May 2010
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce
    Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice
    Major: Criminal Justice
    Graduated: May 2001
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce
    Bachelor’s of Science
    Major: Psychology Minor: Sociology
    Graduated: May 1998
    Northeast Texas Community College
  • Associate of Science
    Major: Social Work Minor: Applied Psychology
    Graduated May 1996
  • Sulphur Bluff Independent School District
    High School Diploma
    Graduated: May 1995

Future Plans

  • To teach in a Discipline Classroom

  • To design a good discipline program per the campus administration
  • To teach at least three years in a public school
  • To become certified in EC-4 ESL
  • To become certified in 4-8 English Language Arts and Reading
  • To become an all-level Reading Specialist
  • To obtain doctorate in Higher Education with a minor in criminology and educational psychology
  • To open a not-for-profit ministry mentoring program for youth at-risk both academically and personally in my community
  • References
    Available on request