Linda Moran - Marbled fabric

            Linda Moran – Marbled fabric

Linda A. Moran

Retired Public School Educator
Still Active in Writing about Education and our World

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Substack
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Accomplishments:

Author of “The Perks of Hospice: Stories of Love Life, and Loss,” 2023. Available from Amazon and local book stores. Available for talks about hospice and the current state of medical care in this country.

Online writer in non-fiction, specifically education, history, and grief. Writing in medium.com and Substack.com. Several unpublished educational books

Founder and Executive Director of nonprofit educational alternatives community learning center, focusing on multi-sensory reading, study skills, and math reform.

Responsible for over $150,000 in grant monies to a school district of 2900 students (in Vermont) (1990 dollars)

Managed district arts partnership with historic theater and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Partners in Education program (In Vermont) (Some of my best memories in teaching are working with middle school students in major musicals – I am a strong supporter of the arts at every level – never too old.)

Presenter at national conferences on gifted students, mathematics strategies, approaches to multisensory grammar teaching, study skills, arts education, at-risk students

School district trainer for study skills integration K-12, multiple intelligences uses and assessments, implementation of math manipulatives, gifted and talented issues, restructuring issues (in Vermont)

Project PRIME: University of Arizona, 3-year commitment to improving mathematics teaching.

International Dyslexia Association, International Conference, Washington, D.C. 2000, presenter in 2000 and accepted presenter for 2001. (Still work with the principles of teaching dyslexics.)

Kennedy Center Partners in Education, presenter on arts in the curriculum at national conferences.

Vermont Portfolio Assessment Program, training in writing and mathematics portfolios. Arts Assessment Development Program in Vermont for creation of a model arts assessment portfolio process K-12.

Artist in textiles (new website in progress – all our previous 25-year internet presence was lost when a certain hosting company deleted websites and emails when I was living at Respite House when my husband was dying. That was the loss of over 1000 blogs and numerous art pictures.)

PhotoShop CS, Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and related PC programs, assorted software programs for the classroom. Have taken classes and workshops online. Use of AirLiner, Promethean Board, Smart Board and graphing calculators in the classroom. Copy editing. (There was a time when these computer skills were critical components of a resume. I am very rusty in Photoshop now….)

Founder and Executive Director of nonprofit educational alternatives community learning center, focusing on multisensory reading, study skills, and math reform.

Memberships:
The Textile and Fiber Arts List – worldwide
ArtizanMade – worldwide
Past member International Marbling Association – worldwide
Essex Art League – Essex Junction, VT
(No point listing all the educational/professional memberships over the years, and at one time I had current teacher certification in mathematics, gifted education, and history.)
East-Side Writers’ Group, Tucson, AZ – 10 years, join each week via Zoom

Experience:

Artist, Author, Activist

Freelance, May 2023 – Present 7 mos; Northeast

Independent Mathematics Tutor

Self-employed tutor; 1997 – Jun 2023 · 26 yrs 6 mos; currently available remotely
Arizona, Vermont

Because of my interest in mathematics, particularly my experience teaching high school algebra, I do significant tutoring for students experiencing difficulty with either basic math skills (like fractions) to algebra and geometry. I had secondary math endorsements, and I am aware of new trends in teaching mathematics, as well as extensive knowledge of the Common Core standards for high school mathematics. (Education is changing rapidly, as a result of the pandemic and artificial intelligence. I stay current in educational issues, because the time is now to change the system of educating our youth and supporting the teaching of critical thinking skills. This is where my Activist self will be focusing.)

Owner, artist

Marble-T Design, LLC – now closed
Oct 1993 – Jun 2022 · 28 yrs 9 mos
Tucson, AZ · Remote

My husband and I marbled fabric and created unique fiber art. I did digital marbling (TN), as well as designed patterns and wrote about arts and marketing. Both our quilted work and digital work has been juried into shows around the country. Since my husband died in 2021, I have been slowly redefining myself and getting back into creative endeavors.

Mathematics Consultant

Associates for Educational Success

Adjunct Faculty, College Algebra

The Art Institute of Tucson, algebra for adults

Retired Teacher, Tucson Unified School District

6 years Utterback Middle School, 6th grade science and 8th grade math and algebra. 1 year Naylor Middle School, 7th grade math and art. 3 years Tucson High Magnet School, 9th grade Algebra Concepts and Support Endorsements: Arizona Professional Secondary and Elementary: K-12 Gifted; K-8 Math Specialist; 7-12 History; K-8 Elementary; Middle School Mathematics; (AEPA) Secondary School Mathematics (AEPA)

Executive Director

Academic Services, Inc.

Nonprofit community learning center.
Executive Director, Academic Services, Inc. Responsible for the complete development of nonprofit learning center to serve needs of community, focusing on gifted, adult learner, at-risk/underachieving student; tax-exempt application, budget, all organizational issues, development of instructional program, employment practices, professional development. Develop and maintain contacts with school districts, private schools, local business and corporate sponsors, social work agencies, state government, home schooling. Grant writer and overall marketing. (To say I learned a lot would be a massive understatement. Non-profit management requires a special set of skills that I learned as we grew. I was not able to bring in revenue to support staff and bills, so we closed at the end of three years, having helped close to 3000 students and adults.)

Assistant Professor

Tucson University

Responsible for orienting newly returned adults to higher education through a Dimensions of Learning class that focused on writing and grammar skills, reading comprehension skills, and basic study skills. Also taught a Life Experience Portfolio class, where students created a portfolio for credits based on a variety of life experiences. Also taught a college algebra class for one semester. Left the position because the school could not obtain national accreditation.

Enrichment Coordinator/Learning Lab Director

Chittenden East School District

Learning Lab Director, Mt. Mansfield Union High School, Jericho, Vermont Co-authored one-year federal grant for at-risk students utilizing volunteer/ peer coaches in reading, math, writing, study skills; one of 30 awarded projects in the country. Coordinated a volunteer staff of 60, paid staff of four, and student clientele of 60% of the school. Managed grant budget and payroll. Developed curricular manuals; program supported fully by school district at end of grant monies. Summer program for at-risk incoming ninth graders in mathematics (administrative position)

Enrichment Coordinator, Chittenden East School District, Richmond, Vermont Coordinator for 6 schools, K-12. Activities included individualized instruction and monitoring of gifted caseload, K-12; coordinator of AP program and teacher of AP US History; author and coordinator of Fine Arts grant from Vermont Council on the Arts, and high school coordinator for resulting National Endowment of the Arts grant for one of three Model Arts Schools in Vermont. Developed middle school theater program involving 40% of students; implemented special education basic staffing model for classroom/ enrichment needs for gifted students. Development of district summer math/science camps (certified position).

Adjunct professor for University of Vermont and Trinity College

University of Vermont

Co-taught a class in Understanding the Gifted Child in the Classroom to education majors at UVM. Presented workshops for pre-service teachers at Trinity College; observed pre-service teachers and provided internships through the Learning Lab at Mt. Mansfield High School Jericho, VT.