ERIN KAY LOWRY
Condominios Puerto D’Orleans
Col. Flor Blanca, Antigua Calle El Progreso
#2231 Apto. B-5
San Salvador, El Salvador, C.A.

EDUCATION
Master of Education in Literacy
University of Cincinnati, College of Education; Cincinnati, OH
06/2005
Focus: Teaching English as a Second Language

Bachelor of Business Administration
University of Cincinnati, College of Business Administration; Cincinnati, OH
09/2003
Majors: Information Technology/Digital Business and Spanish
Certificates: Honors Scholar, International Co-op Program

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
English Language Fellow, Centro Cultural Salvadoreño; San Salvador & San Miguel, El Salvador
07/2005 – present
Revised curriculum for teacher training course.
Conducted observations of teachers and supervisors and designed peer observation program.
Designed and gave workshops for language teachers in various institutions.
Created and conducted weekly conversation clubs for students.
Taught language courses in the adult program.

Professor, Instituto de Idiomas, Universidad del Norte; Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
07/2005 – 07/2006
Taught upper-intermediate level English to undergraduate students.
Designed and taught written communication course for international business students.
Conducted weekly conversation club for intermediate level students.
Taught advanced conversation to extension students.

Instructor, Fundación Educativa Instituto Experimental del Atlántico José Celestino Mutis, Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
04/2006 – 06/2006
Taught conversational English 3 hours a week to 10th and 11th graders.

Teaching Assistant, Center for ESL, University of Cincinnati; Cincinnati, OH
09/2004 – 06/2005
Taught Speaking & Listening Skills (18-ESL-602) to international graduate students.
Designed and implemented 10-week curriculum.
Assessed and evaluated students’ performance throughout the quarter.

Instructor, Lower Price Hill Community School; Cincinnati, OH
09/2004 – 06/2005
Taught beginning Spanish as a foreign language to adult community members.
Prepared and implemented weekly lesson plans for Spanish and ESL students.
Tutored students in GED preparation (English & Spanish), ESL, adult basic education,and college writing.
Maintained school computer lab and website, designed school publications.

English Tutor, Private; Cincinnati, OH and Zihuatanejo, Mexico
04/2002 – 07/2005

Instructor, AmeriCorps / Urban Appalachian Council; Cincinnati, OH
09/2003 – 08/2004
Taught English as a second language to beginner, intermediate, and advanced level students in one-on-one settings.
Taught GED, basic literacy, and computer skills to adult students.
Developed appropriate curriculum for students of all levels.
Determined level, progress, and learning plan of ESL, GED, and basic literacy students.
Created Spanish class for interested community members.

Volunteer, Medical Ambassadors; Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
04/2002 – 09/2002
Taught English, basic health, and the Bible in impoverished communities.

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS
Lowry, E.K. & White, E. (2006 Oct). Bridging the Digital Divide: Bringing Blogging to the Classroom; Asociación Colombiana de Profesores de Inglés (ASOCOPI) 41st Annual Conference; Ibagué, Colombia.

Hunt, G.J. & Lowry, E.K. (2007 Jan). Moving Out of the Comfort Zone: Innovative Teaching through Self and Peer Evaluations; 42nd Annual National Conference for Teachers of English Costa Rica; San José, Costa Rica.

Lowry, E.K. (2007 Jan). Blogging across Boundaries: Connecting Students through Online Journaling; 42nd Annual National Conference for Teachers of English Costa Rica; San José, Costa Rica.

ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS
Recipient, University Graduate Scholarship, University of Cincinnati, 2004
Recipient, University Graduate Scholarship, University of Cincinnati, Summer 2004
Recipient, Student Marshall for Digital Business, Department of Information Technology, 2003
Recipient, High Honors in Spanish, Department of Romance Languages, 2003
Recipient, Cincinnatus Scholarship, University of Cincinnati, 1998

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Housing Tester, Housing Opportunities Made Equal; Cincinnati, OH
04/2004 – 06/2005
Viewed local housing as part of a program to eliminate discrimination against Hispanics.

Information Technology Co-op, Essig Research, Inc.; Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
04/2002 – 09/2002
Provided PC, network, and programming support in Zihuatanejo branch office.

Co-op, Chiquita Brands International; Cincinnati, OH
2000 – 2001
PC/LAN Group, 06/2001 – 09/2001
Applications Development Group, 01/2001 – 06/2001
Purchasing and Materials Management Group, 06/2000 – 09/2000

UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Evaluator, Oral English Proficiency Test, University of Cincinnati; Cincinnati, OH, 2004.
Evaluator, Cincinnatus Scholarship Competition, University of Cincinnati; Cincinnati, OH, 2002 and 2003.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Family Representative, Ohio Kentucky Indiana Association for Bilingual Education, 2003 – 2005
Member, National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE), 2003 – 2005
Member, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), 2004 – present
Member, Ohio TESOL, 2004 – 2006

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Received TESOL Professional Development Scholarship for the 2006 Convention, 12/2005.
Received Certificate in Community and School Interpreter Training, Ohio Department of Education, 08/2004
Attended Ohio Kentucky Indiana ESL Conference, Cincinnati, OH, 04/2003
Participated in TESOL Electronic Village Online Sessions in 2005 (Moodle) and 2006 (Blogging)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Translated for Latino migrants and made referrals to social service agencies.
Interpreted for Cincinnati Police Latino Beeper Project.
Organized community outreach and health education for Hispanic population.
Volunteered with Santa Maria Community Services and various community committees.

COMPUTER SKILLS
Windows and Mac OS platforms
Freelance web developer (FrontPage, Dreamweaver, VBScript, HTML, DHTML)
Programmer (Visual Basic, C++, ASP.NET, SQL, some Java)
Desktop publishing (Adobe PageMaker, Photoshop, MS Publisher)
All aspects of computer lab maintenance and setup

4 Responses to “My CV”

  1. BLANCA BENAVIDES Says:

    Hello

    I would like to be a volunteer, my native language is spanish, I am studing English and I studied in Mexico my Bachelor in Business Administration.

  2. elowry Says:

    What would you like to volunteer for, Blanca?

    Erin

  3. Jim Doman Says:

    Hi Erin,

    I’m helping a Salvadoran high school student from Santa Marta begin formal English study. He’ll begin weekly travel to San Salvador next month to study at Pro Lingua. (Our ultimate goal is to bring him to the U.S. for university study; he wants to be an English teacher in El Salvador.)I’ve only recently discovered CCS and would like to discuss this program with you. Please email me directly if you have time to share some info. Regards, Jim


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