Curriculum Vitae

contact: ndkwiek@gmail.com

EMPLOYMENT

University of Alaska FairbanksKuskokwim Campus, Bethel, Alaska
Adjunct Instructor of Developmental Mathematics, January 2014—present
I teach algebra to traditional students on campus in Bethel and an online algebra support lab for distance students in the villages.

Ninestar Education & Employment Services, Anchorage, Alaska
Distance Math Instructor, September—December 2016
I taught a distance-delivered Applied Math class to adult basic education (GED) students around Alaska.

Yuut Elitnaurviat—The People’s Learning Center, Bethel, Alaska
Adult Basic Education Program Coordinator, July 2014—August 2016
I coordinated the Bethel Regional Adult Basic Education Program. I planned programs and events; developed curriculum; taught math, science, social studies, and reading and writing classes and workshops; managed a web and social media presence; managed student data across three databases; and supervised contract facilitators in multiple remote villages throughout the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta.
Village Adult Basic Education Coordinator, August 2013—July 2014
I coordinated all programs to prepare students in remote villages for the GED exams.
Career Guide, December 2012—August 2013
I traveled to remote villages to offer driver education and the DMV written test. I also taught GED Math Intensive Workshops to help people who struggle with math to graduate. 
Adult Basic Education Facilitator, October—December 2012
I helped residents of the Tundra Center to prepare for the GED exams.

Lower Kuskokwim School District, Bethel, Alaska
Intensive Needs Aide, September—December 2012
I worked with special education students who require one-to-one instruction and assistance.

Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Tutor at Creston & Union High Schools, June 2010—July 2012
I tutored students in all subjects, most working on online classes. During Summer School, I also took a leading role in classroom management and the development of classroom procedures. In spring 2012, I worked with non-English speaking migrant students in an ELL program, tutoring English and math.

Professional Educational Services Group, Caledonia, Michigan
Substitute Teacher in Grand Rapids Public Schools
, April 2008—June 2012
I taught Mathematics, Science, History, English, Spanish, and Art in inner-city, alternative, Montessori, and college preparatory middle and high schools. I taught Biology and Chemistry at Union High School for most of the 2010-11 school year.

Manistee Catholic Central School, Manistee, Michigan
High School Religion Teacher, August 2011—April 2012
I taught 8
th–12th grade religion, including an elective course on Social Justice, and served as Campus Minister for a pre-K–12 Catholic School.

Institute for Global Education, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Office Coordinator, May 2010—July 2011
I coordinated the weekly functions of a small non-profit organization, including events, volunteers, and communications.

Blandford Nature Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Outdoor Education Instructor, September—November 2010
I taught ninth grade students about pioneer life, wildlife adaptations, and water use issues outdoors.

Saint Michael’s Catholic Community, Coopersville, Michigan
Coordinator of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry, August 2008—July 2009
I coordinated all faith formation programs for a small, rural parish of 300 families, including Elementary Religious Education, Youth Ministry, Adult Faith Formation, and Sacrament preparation.

EDUCATION

Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts, History, minors in Mathematics and Classics, 2006
Active participant and leader in many student activities, including Model UN Team, Math Club, Outdoors Club, and Newman Club; contributor to The Kenyon Collegian; Resident Advisor.

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska
Master of Education, Online Innovation and Design, expected 2019

Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Certificate, Theology, 2011
Dual enrollment student, courses in Mathematics and Spanish, 1999—2001

VOLUNTEERING

Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race, Bethel, Alaska
Start and Finish Line Worker, 2013—2017
I help to monitor time, dogs, and gear at the start and finish line of the Kuskokwim 300, Bogus Creek 150, and Akiak Dash sled dog races. Since 2015, I have been the Finish Line Coordinator.

Bethel Friends of Canines, Bethel, Alaska
Canine Foster, 2012—2014
My family took rescued dogs into our home while the dogs waited to be adopted.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bethel, Alaska
Youth Ministry Volunteer, 2012—2013
I helped with high school youth programs and helped organize Confirmation preparation.

DYMO Ministries, Grand Rapids, Michigan
DYMO Camp Staff, 2008—2012
A week-long, Catholic summer camp for high school youth:  I helped to plan and execute Liturgy and programs, including workshops on biblical history, Catholic Social Teaching, and wilderness survival; and led small-group discussions and activities.

Boy Scouts of America Gerald R. Ford Council, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Assistant Scoutmaster in Troop 325 & Merit Badge Counselor, 2005—2011
I helped with troop outings and taught merit badges including Communications, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, and Citizenship in the World.

Cathedral of Saint Andrew, Grand Rapids, Michigan
English as a Second Language Tutor, 2010
I gave individual support to adult, Spanish-speaking students learning English.

Blandford Nature Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Sugarbush, Fall Harvest Festival, & Discovery Day Camp Vol., 1997—2010
I served as trail guide, historical building interpreter, and craft helper for seasonal festivals.

MEMBERSHIPS, SKILLS, and ACHIEVEMENTS

Member of the Alaska Adult Education Association, Commission on Adult Basic Education

• Member of the Alaska Society for Technology in Education

• Strong Organizational and Communication skills

• Computer skills:  Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows & Office, Google Apps, WordPress, FileMaker

Language skills:  semi-fluent Spanish; also studied German, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew

• Trained in Restorative Practices by IIRP

• Participated in iTeach training with UAF eLearning

• Member of Pi Mu Epsilon, College Mathematics Honor Society

Eagle Scout