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Christina Spradlin (She/her)

Resumé

Currently living in

Port Orange, Florida, US

Willing to relocate

Work Preferences

RemoteHybrid

Open to roles

Long Term Employee

About Me

#technology

My decision to learn to code was an easy one. Embarking on a new career path was a bit harder. A former computer science educator looking to jump into the big leagues, I pride myself on my attention to detail, curiosity, persistence, and ability to produce high-quality, error-free code. I’m always looking for new challenges and live my life thinking outside the box. Thanks to my computer science graduate degree, I can easily pick up new programming languages. After spending hundreds of hours testing and debugging student programs and writing sample code to demonstrate in multiple programming languages, I am excited to continue developing my programming skills in a collaborative environment.

Ideal Workplace Values

Ideally, I am looking for a hybrid position in a tech or tech-related field that will value my unique perspective, thirst for knowledge, and my eclectic life experiences. I have a wide variety of skills, and would excel in a position that requires both creativity and flexibility as well as providing for a fair amount of autonomy once I have become fully integrated into the workplace team. As I transition from an educational environment, I would value mentoring and the ability to participate in social and volunteer events to better know my new colleagues.


Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

I have a strong eye for detail and unique perspective that allows me to see details and patterns others miss. Learning new ideas and information is one of my favorite things and I am quick to pick up just about anything presented to me. When I need help with something, I am not afraid to ask for it. If others are struggling with a task, I am happy to step up and offer assistance. I bring a positive attitude to any task and face any challenge with a determination and pride that lets me consistently exceed expectations.

Technical Skills

Top 5 Soft Skills

Working AutonomouslyAdaptabilityCreativityLogical ReasoningAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials

Accommodations

Interviewer experienced with neurodiversityEmail / calendar organizationExtra time off for appointmentsQuiet / individual workspacesSupport with advocating

Environments I'm comfortable with

Working with food
Bright or blinking lights
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Loud noises
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)

Experience

Check out my work

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Christina's Awesome Portfolio
Worked for 1 years, 5 months from Jan 2019 to Jun 2020

Mathematics Teacher - Florida Virtual Schools

I was a remote mathematics teacher, available 12 hours per day, 12 months per year. During this time, I conducted remote classes, 1-on-1 tutoring sessions, addressed student and parent/guardian concerns, collaborated on educational materials, graded, initiated both oral and written communication with students and parents/guardians, and maintained accurate records in custom database.

Records management softwareMathematics education certificationRemote educational softwareRemote education classroom software
Worked for 13 years, 7 months from Jul 2005 to Dec 2018

Teacher - Volusia County Schools

I taught a variety of subjects from reading to computer science to digital art to mathematics to students in grades 6 to 12. The role let me stretch my creative legs and I enjoyed researching, planning, and executing effective lesson plans. I had positive relationships with students and on-site administration. Increasing demands from the off-site district personnel led to increasing pressure to complete crushing levels of additional work that did not benefits students.

Worked for 13 years, 7 months from Jul 2005 to Dec 2018

Teacher - Volusia County Schools

I taught a variety of subjects in mathematics and computer science for grades 6 through 12. The role was comprised of face-to-face teaching of students, detailed record keeping, grading, planning, collection and analysis of existing materials and creation of new materials for instructional purposes, creation and maintenance of class websites, contact with parents, participation in creating support plans for exceptional education students, monitoring of student progress, and other administrative tasks as necessary. During this time, I enjoyed working with students and devising new and effective ways to present computer science material as well as collaborating with other teachers to create and design a series of courses in game and simulation design. Additional tasks were consistently added each years by administration until cumulatively requiring enough time to upset my work-life balance while still allowing me to create and present effective, interesting, and relevant educational materials. In the classroom, I taught Java and C# game development, skills necessary to write effective algorithms, test harness creation, locating and removing software errors, digital art tools including Blender, Maya, and Adobe Creative Suite, use of printers, digital tablets and scanners, HTML5 and CSS3, Microsoft Office, typing skills, history of computers and programming languages, geometry, and algebra.

Adobe Systems Adobe Creative SuiteMicrosoft 365JavaC#Software bug detection and repairCollaborationCreative problem solvingOrganizedEffective communicatorSelf motivating

Education and Credentials

Attended for 3 years from 2008 to 2011

Nova Southeastern University

Master's degree - Computer Science

Attended for 3 years from 2005 to 2008

Nova Southeastern University

Master's degree - Mathematics Education

Attended for 4 years from 1989 to 1993

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bachelor's degree - English/Language Arts Education