Mrs. Jennifer Medlock

Email: jkmedlock@mpsaz.org
Phone: 480-472-9470

Education

  • 2004 – University of Nevada – 27 semester hours toward a master’s degree in educational leadership

  • 1992 – University of Tennessee – Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction

  • 1987 – University of Tennessee – Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Creative Writing

Additional Educational Training

  • 6+1 Traits in Writing                                                            

  • A+ Classroom Management                                                

  • Academic Decathlon Coaching Workshop                         

  • Active Engagement

  • AP Language and Composition                                                       

  • AP Literature and Composition                                          

  • Architeck Training

  • Assessment Models

  • Best Strategies for Gifted/Highly Capable Students                      

  • Brain-based Instruction

  • Canvas Training (full)

  • Classroom Assessment

  • Concept Connection Mapping

  • Cooperative Learning                                                                      

  • Critical Reading I and II                   

  • Curriculum Writing                                                              

  • District-level Test Revision/Writing

  • ELA/Common Core Standards             

  • Electronic Instructional Strategies                                            

  • Essential Elements of Instruction

  • Grade Works                                                                        

  • Inclusive Practices                

  • Instructional Design and Implementation                         

  • JEA Institute

  • Landmarks of American History and Culture    

  • Motivation, Mindset, and Grit                              

  • New Teacher Mentoring                                          

  • Online Resources                                                                 

  • Reading Locally, Thinking Globally

  • Renaissance Program                                                                      

  • Rubric Writing

  • SEI Endorsement                                                                  

  • Skyline Network

  • Teaching Composition at the College Level                                   

  • Vertical Articulation

  • Writing on Demand

Relevant Experience

  • Mesa (Arizona) Public Schools – Aug 2005 – present                    

  • Clark County (Nevada) Schools – Aug 2000 – Oct 2004

  • Safford (Arizona) Schools – Aug 1997 – May 2000            

  • Kingman (Arizona) Schools – Aug 1992 – May 1996

  • Maryville (Tennessee) Schools – Aug 1991 – May 1992                

  • University of Tennessee Grad. Teaching Assistant – 1991

  • Prior to answering a call to teach, Mrs. Medlock worked as a staff writer for The Mountain Press in Sevierville, TN.

Writing

  • 2013 - Learning to Live Low Carb (blog)

  • 2012 - Cobwebs and Clutter (blog)

  • 2011 – Personal Mythology (novel)                                     

  • 2010 – Eat at Home Project (blog)

  • 2007 – lyricist on “Nature’s Lessons,” a secular choral octavo (composer Chris Evans)

  • 2006 – lyricist on “Looking for God,” a sacred Christmas hymn (composer Jeffrey A. Medlock)

  • 2006 – lyricist on “Against the Superstitions,” Skyline H.S. alma mater (composer Dan Huffman)

  • 2005 – Paws for Reflection (poetry)

  • 2000 – Murder Over the Rainbow (comic theater) – co-authored with Jeffrey A. Medlock

  • 1995 – lyricist on “Jaden’s Lullaby,” a vocal solo (composer Jeffrey A. Medlock)

  • 1994 – lyricist on “Prince of Peace,” a sacred Christmas choral octavo (composer Jeffrey A. Medlock)

  • 1991 – “Imagination Activators: Using Drama to Teach Descriptive Writing,” Oregon English Journal, Fall 1991: 30-32

Awards and Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society                                         

  • Golden Key National Honor Society

  • Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society                          

  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (three years)

  • Red Robin Teacher of the Month                                       

  • Academic Decathlon Coach’s Award          

  • Thirteenth Annual Knowledge Bowl Coach’s Award                     

  • Golden Plunger Award

  • Renaissance Teacher of the Quarter                                              

  • Internship Scholarship

  • Estes Kefauver Scholarship

  • First Place in short story, essay, and personal narrative categories, Voices 2010

  • First Place 1989 Editorial Contest for Non-Deadline News, The Mountain Press

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