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Weslea Bell

Weslea@wesleawrites.com

 

Accomplishments

Writing and Editing

         Feature articles for various magazines

         Company profiles for Indigo Custom Publishing Company

         Curriculum for gifted education programs

         Curriculum for LifeWay Christian Resources

         Grants

 

Oral Communication

         Successfully communicate intellectual concepts to junior high, high school and college students

         Receive exceptional ratings from academic supervisors and employers

 

Organization

         Served as the state evaluations coordinator of Future Problem Solvers for all participating Mississippi schools

        Designed a system for four schools to participate simultaneously in academic programs and competitions

 

Experience

2005

English teacher (adjunct)

Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN

Volunteer State Community College Gallatin, TN

 

2002-2004

English teacher

Wilson Central High School

  • Teach composition and American and British literature to freshmen, juniors and seniors
  • Sponsor Young Men and Women for Jesus Club

 

2001-2002

English teacher (adjunct)

Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN

Volunteer State Community College Gallatin, TN

  • Taught composition to college freshmen and sophomores

 

1998-2000

English and Spanish teacher

White House High School White House, TN

  • Taught ninth through twelfth grade English
  • Taught Spanish I and II.

 

June, 1999- Present

Writer and copy editor

Lifeway Christian Resources Nashville, TN

  • Wrote and edited articles for magazines, including HomeLife, Christian Single, Parents and Living with Teenagers

         Wrote original evaluations of new artist and authors for Believe Magazine

Country Music Association Nashville, TN

  • Interviewed country music artists and wrote feature articles for CloseUp, a monthly magazine published by CMA
  • Edited articles for the CMA Awards show program book and other publicity publications

 

Other writing experience

  • Wrote feature article for Tennessee Education Association Quarterly
  • Wrote and produced radio advertisements and public service announcements for WHJT 93.5 fm
  • Edited the book Weigh to Go for Graystone Publishers
  • Edited several scripts for screenwriter Neil Sibley
  • Wrote and implemented original curriculum in gifted education program for county schools in Mississippi
  • Co-led a creative writing group
  • Currently under contract to write missions curriculum

 

1997-1998

Gifted education teacher

Sudduth Elementary Starkville, MS

  • Administered and taught second grade gifted program
  • Coordinated Odyssey of the Mind competition

 

1996-1997

Gifted education teacher

Noxubee County School System Macon, MS

  • Established the first gifted program for the county and administered it in four schools.
  • Processed eligibility paperwork for students seeking entry into gifted education program.
  • Wrote grant to secure funds for purchasing classroom materials

 

1994-1996

English and Gifted education teacher

Rosa Scott Middle School Madison, MS

  • Taught sixth grade English and sixth through eighth grade gifted classes

 

 

Education

2001-present

Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN

Educational Endorsement for teaching Spanish

 

19961998

Mississippi State University Starkville, MS

Masters of Arts in English.

 

1995

Middlebury College Santa Fe, NM

Bread Loaf School of English

Graduate classes in English

 

19901994

Mississippi College Clinton, MS

Bachelor of Arts in English

Specialty Certification in Gifted Education.

 

 

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