R E S U M E

Program Director
GLOBALSTEP LANGUAGE SERVICES
Dates Employed: June 2016-PRESENT
Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Lead English Instructor
GLOBALSTEP LANGUAGE SERVICES
Dates Employed: July 2015 – May 2016

Designed an innovative and technologically savvy teaching program that deconstructs standardized tests (TOEIC/TOEFL) into level appropriate strata. A dynamic, student-centered, and level-specific approach, GlobalStep’s flagship English program targets all seven content areas (in each one hour lesson), includes comprehensive, guided teacher cues, and ongoing individual student assessment (even in group lessons) via smartphone quiz software. In addition to instructional design, curriculum development, and administrative support, Bane has taught students from Vuteq’s North American Headquarters, Toyota’s new Production Manufacturing and Engineering Center, CSI Group Japan, Toyota Tsusho, TMMK, KITO USA, and Kentucky Aichi Forge — as well as weekly remote lessons with several students in Japan.

Teacher, Program Developer
LEXINGTON FRIENDS PRESCHOOL
Dates Employed: Aug 2015 – May 2016
Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Completed third full time teaching contract in three years after moving back to Kentucky to instruct and assist in the development of the Lexington Friends Preschool’s inaugural year. The experience provided exposure to the Montessori method, Waldorf and project based learning modalities, honed a growing program development knowledge base, and provided invaluable experience with yet another age group (two through six). Other responsibilities included coordinating the after school program (sole teacher of 4-6 children) as well as construction and design support for LFP’s natural playscape.

Elementary School Teacher, Program Developer
AEKTHAWEEWIT SCHOOL
Dates Employed: 2013 – 2015
Location: Mae Sai, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Taught English language classes to grades one through six for seven months at the prestigious Great Thai’s Academy (beginning in late 2013) while simultaneously implementing school wide usage of the user based (i.e. self-learning) computer program KA Lite, the first of its kind in Northern Thailand. Proceeded to aid in the design, implementation, and ongoing modification of the school’s inaugural English Program, and taught two full semesters of English, Math, Science, Basic IT, Morality, Art, Entertainment, Physical Education, and IQ development (all in English) to a single class of Kindergartners (age five to seven) until the completion of teaching contract in May of 2015.

Volunteer: Work/Study Exchange
FURNACE MOUNTAIN ZEN RETREAT CENTER
Dates Employed: 2012 – 2013
Location: Clay City, Kentucky

Pioneered the work/study exchange program at a non-profit Zen Buddhist Retreat Center in the Red River Gorge region of eastern Kentucky. Sat in multiple intensive week long meditation retreats, learned the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy and participated rigorously in koan study with the abbot of Furnace Mountain, Zen Master Dae Gak. Received personalized one-on-one guided study and inquiry support from the Spiritual Director, maintained the temple grounds on a part time basis, aided in the construction and maintenance of multiple residential buildings and composed the first edition of “Breathe Beyond Yourself,” a collection of introspective poetry and haiku.

English Language Instructor
GLOBALSTEP LANGUAGE SERVICES
Dates Employed: 2011 – 2012
Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Specialized in developing and implementing one-on-one Business English courses for Japanese engineers and executives with the Toyota Headquarters of North America in Erlanger, Kentucky. Taught beginner, intermediate, and advanced general English classes to Japanese housewives throughout central Kentucky, while also conducting lessons at local manufacturing facilities using self-created and industry specific lesson plans. Devised and delivered a unique English idioms and advanced communication course for GlobalStep’s director of operations in North America, and taught a weekly conversation class via Skype to GlobalStep’s Japanese language coordinator in Japan.

Bachelor of Arts; (B.A.) Philosophy
University of Kentucky 2008-2010