Ezra Anthony Howard, B.A., M.Ed.
- Employment - Position
- Early Stage Researcher
- Education and Academic Qualifications
- Christian Brothers University Educational Leadership Program Memphis, TN 2014-2015 Masters of Education Memphis, TN 2012-2013 Tennessee Practitioner Teacher Program Memphis, TN 2011-2012 Rigorous teacher preparation program with Memphis Teaching Fellows Centre College Danville, KY 2004-2008 Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Anthropology/Sociology
- Memphis City Schools: Teacher: English as a Second Language for grades KK - 8 Douglass K8 Optional School Memphis, TN 8/2012-2015 Lester School Memphis, TN 8/2011-5/2012 Developed an ESL program for Douglass K8 Optional School Assisted in the hiring process of new faculty and staff of the ESL department at Douglass School Acted as both lead teach and co-teacher in a classroom environment Developed long-term plans based on Tennessee curricular standards as well as Common Core standards Create lesson plans based on long-term curricular goals Developed classroom management system and procedures Designed and implemented professional development workshops and discussions Trained fellow teachers in implementation of reading assessments used school-wide Trained in Simultaneous Multisensory Instruction in Language Arts (SMILA) for reading intervention. Assistant coach of the chess team Left in good standing to pursue PhD Tennessee Foreign Language Institute Nashville, TN 7/2010–6/2011 Translation Project Manager Served as the point of contact for all aspects of translation projects within Interpretation and Translation Services Communicated with clients about specifications for projects, such as required formatting, target audience, deadlines, desired delivery method, and other supporting documentation Selected the translator(s) for the project using appropriate criteria, and communicate to translator all known specifications. Ensured quality control of work product and fulfillment of deadlines The Martha O’Bryan Center Nashville, TN 8/2009 – 7/2010 AmeriCorps THRIVE Specialist/ Education Coordinator Provided education coordination for a middle school after-school program that included curriculum design, development, and implementation and planned service learning projects Reviewed and reflect on observations of students’ experiences, implemented formal and informal assessments, goal-setting strategies, Conducted home visits to parents and caregivers and met with students’ teachers Coached students in classroom behavior, tutoring and mentoring services, and aided in homework completion Instrumental in the design and implementation of the 2010 AmeriCorps Week service project for members in the state of Tennessee Arcadia Community Center Louisville, KY 6/2008 – 8/2009 AmeriCorps Arts Programming Coordinator Developed program curriculum and activities and collaborated with community arts partners and local artists that brought organized arts programming to all school ages at the Center, tailoring efforts to individual interests and developmental capacities for English Language Learners within a refugee community. Participated in the Arts Reach Program to build arts programming through grant research and writing Planned and oversaw daily art activities and projects for afterschool programs for both elementary students and teens Developed and maintain a system of records and data collection as relates to programming outcomes
- Major Publications