Joy F. Edwards
1317 Dogwood Lane
Wilson, NC 27896
Provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and is an integral part of the overall instructional program.
2014- Present East Carolina University- Masters of Library Science- (4.0 GPA) Graduate May 2017
2013- Present CPR Certified
2007- Present National Board Teaching Certification in Mathematics
1988 - 1992 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics with Teacher Certification
1984 - 1988 Beddingfield High School
2016- Present Fike High School Media Coordinator
1993- Present Hunt High School teaching Mathematics
2000-2014 AVID Coordinator and AVID Elective Teacher
2012- Present Licensed Zumba and Zumba Toning Instructor at Wilson YMCA and HHS
1992-1993 Greenfield School teaching 7th, 8th, and 12th grade Mathematics
1986 - 1994 Winn Dixie Grocery Store, Cashier and Bookkeeper
2016 How to Teach Critical Thinking Using Mindmeister.com- Summer Technology
2014 Destiny Library Program - Able to check in/out books and order books
2014 E-Learning Initiative
2014 Common Core is the What, AVID is the How- Wilson County Schools Summer Conference Presenter
2007-2013 1:1 Laptop Initiative to Change school to a Digital Culture
2013 AVID Summer Institute Critical Reading I Training
2012 AVID Summer Institute Tutorology Training
2011 AVID Professional Development Presenter for Wilson County Schools Summer Conference
2010 AVID Professional Development Trainer of Trainer Training for Tutorology
2009 AVID Summer Institute Refining High School Training
2008 AVID Summer Institute College Counseling
2007 AVID Summer Institute College Readiness I for Grades 11-12
2005 AVID Summer Institute Continuing Demonstration School Training
2004 AVID Summer Institute Demonstration School Training
2004 Duke University Nonprofit Management Program Grant Writing Introduction
2004 College Board/SAT Workshop
2004 Facilitative Leadership Training
2003 AVID Summer Institute Elective Teacher Training II
2002 AVID Summer Institute Elective Teacher Training
2001 AVID Summer Institute Mathematics Training
2001 Classroom Assessment Institute
2001 Writing Instruction
2000 Lead Team/School Improvement
2000 TEST Grant Computer Skills Training
2000 SACS Committee
2000 Progressive Algebra Research
2000 High School Exit Exam Reviewer
1992 – 2000 NCCTM Mathematics Conferences
American Library Association
North Carolina School Library Media Association
ECU American Library Association Student Chapter
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Areas of Expertise
Leadership- Led the AVID Site Team for 14 years while also serving on the school leadership team.
Differentiating Instruction- Able to create lessons geared to different learning styles and ability levels, especially at the high school level.
Teaching Higher Level Thinking Skills- Through AVID, Bloom's Taxonomy was used daily. Students were also taught to use these skills.
Presentations to Faculty/Parents- Able to create and present presentations to groups. Staff development and parent meetings were planned 5-9 times per year.
Collaborative/Team Player- Look forward to collaborating with teachers to plan lessons that will stimulate students. Due to AVID experience, I am familiar with ALL areas within the high school and understand the different needs and curriculums of ALL departments.
Planning- Have planned banquets, field trips for 120 students, professional development activities, family workshops, AVID Site Team Meetings, Relay for Life Fundraisers, Chicken plate fundraiser, AVID Club, SADD (Students Against Drinking and Driving) Club, Adopt a Highway with 150 students
Extensive Reader- I am a book worm. I read anything and everything that comes my way.
Technology Integration Skills
Google : Slides, Docs, Sheets
Mindmeister.com and Mapmaker.com websites that incorporate technology into lessons
Symbaloo Visual Bookmarking Tool
Blogs and Wikis
Smart Board Usage
Windows: PowerPoint, Word, Excel
Ensure that students are effective users of information.
Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, and ethical users of information.
Collaborate with classroom teachers to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences that foster critical thinking.
Collect and analyze data to improve instruction and to demonstrate correlations between the school library and student achievement.
Why am I the Perfect Candidate for Media Coordinator?
My love for books and teaching has brought me to this point in my career. After teaching mathematics for 23 years, I felt it was time for a change and I wanted to do something in which I could have a bigger impact. The library is the heart of any school and using the AVID training I have participated in over the years will make me an asset and afford me the ability to creatively plan lessons that will stimulate children while fostering their love for reading. I also have enough technology experience that the students and teachers would never lack for resources.
I organized the AVID seniors into groups that tutored at Forest Hills Middle School, Springfield Middle School, and Vinson Bynum Elementary School.
My love of reading has brought me to my new career as Fike High School's Media Coordinator. I had the vision of making the space more open and college-like. Through lots of hard work, and some terrific media assistants, we transformed the place! I took a few pictures to share the vision the progress. My new vision includes students flocking to the library to get the newest book and printing their newest creation on the 3D printer I bought with a Wilson Education Partnership grant I received. With student iPads/Chromebooks and the availability of e-books (which can easily differentiate instruction), there is no reason for students to not enjoy reading and creating in this new and improved space.
Mark Holley, Principal at Fike High School,
Matthew Mayo, Director of Technology, Edgcombe County Schools