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Megan Grandmont-Melendy

Curriculum Vitae


Education:

  • M.A. English, M.A. Teaching
    Salem State University, Salem, MA
    GPA of 4.0
    Expected completion Spring 2016
    Thesis: “‘A Creature for Whom Art Can Do Nothing’: Femininity, Performance, and Gender Subversion in The Wild Irish Girl and Mansfield Park
    Advisor: Keja Valens

  • B.A. English
    Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
    GPA of 3.94
    Completed 2010

Certifications:

  • Initial License, English (8-12), Massachusetts Office of Educator Licensure 

Teaching Experience:

High School:

  • 2016-2019 English Teacher
    Newburyport High School, Newburyport, MA
    Teach five sections of 10th grade Literature & Composition and 11th grade American Literature & Composition at a variety of levels, including co-taught, College Preparatory, and Honors; plan and execute units and lessons for all classes; offer students timely and relevant feedback to allow for continued growth of skills; collaborate with other professionals in the building to provide students academic and social/emotional support, including members of the special education department, guidance department, health office, and the alternative/therapeutic program; communicate effectively with parents and guardians about student progress

  • 2016 Student Teacher
    Newburyport High School, Newburyport, MA
    Teach three sections of Grade 10 College Preparatory English, including one co-taught class, and two sections of Grade 12 Advanced Placement Literature and Composition; collaboratively plan lessons for all classes with cooperating teacher, special education teacher, and other members of the English department; modify lessons to make them accessible to students on IEPs, 504s, and those in the ABA program; assume responsibility for grading for two sections of Grade 10 CP English

  • 2008 Student Teacher
    Brighton High School, Brighton, MA
    Assisted classroom teacher in freshman English classroom through small group instruction of Old English literature; provided writing and editing support for English Honors seniors on college applications

Other:

  • 2014 Guest Instructor
    ENL110 Foundations of Writing, Salem State University, Salem MA
    Led a lesson on genre awareness and rhetoric in two sections of Dr. Tanya Rodrigue’s introductory composition course for undergraduates

  • 2008 Theatre Arts and Volleyball Instructor
    Tabor Academy Summer Program, Marion, MA
    Co-taught volleyball program and Theatre Arts class; planned flexible lessons for students ages 7-16 on a weekly basis; coordinated attendance for all day groups and activities

  • 2006-2007 Tutor, Special Education Assistant Teacher
    Winship Elementary School, Brighton, MA
    Assisted kindergarten teacher with classroom instruction and daily stations; worked one-on-one with students in special education math classroom; supervised after-school activities and provided after-school homework help on an individual or small group basis 

Publications:

Scholarly Webtexts:

Research/Scholarly Articles:

  • 2010 “The Power of Her Voice”: Music and Patriarchal Politics in Frances Burney’s Cecilia. Elements. Fall.

Other Publications:

  • 2017 Crafting and Conducting a Successful Socratic Seminar. Literacy and NCTE: The official blog of the National Council of Teachers of English. December 9.

  • 2015 Survey Says…: SSU Graduate Students Want and Need Writing Support. Write to Learn, Learn to Write: Writing Intensive Curriculum Program Newsletter. Fall. 

Honors & Awards:

  • 2018 Newburyport High School Golden Buoy Award

  • 2017 Newburyport Education Foundation Teacher Tribute

  • 2016 Salem State University School of Graduate Studies Distinguished Service Award for Scholarship

  • 2015 2014 Flibbert Graduate Student Writing Award – second place

  • 2015 Salem State University School of Graduate Studies Distinguished Service Award for Scholarship

  • 2010 Graduated College of Arts & Sciences summa cum laude

  • 2010 Senior English Honors recipient

  • 2009 Junior English Honors recipient

  • 2009 Dean’s Scholar

  • 2006-2010 Dean’s List First Honors

Grants & Fellowships:

  • 2016 Professional Development Grant, Salem State University

  • 2015 Professional Development Grant, Salem State University

Conference Activity/Participation:

Papers Presented:

  • Status Updates, Tweets, and Selfies, Oh My!: A Pedagogical Method for Teaching Digital Genre Awareness. Re-presented at Writing Vertically: Salem State University Writing Pedagogy Conference. May 14, 2015.

  • Panoptic Youth: Patrick McCabe’s The Butcher Boy and American Teen Culture. Re-presented at Salem State University Research Day. May 13, 2015.

  • Status Updates, Tweets, and Selfies, Oh My!: A Pedagogical Method for Teaching Digital Genre Awareness. Engaging Practices: A UMass Boston Conference on the Teaching of Composition. March 28, 2015.

  • Panoptic Youth: Patrick McCabe’s The Butcher Boy and American Teen Culture. Transatlantic Connections Conference 2. January 15-18, 2015.

Posters Presented:

  • Tales of a Webtext with 10 Authors: Pedagogical Affordances of Digital Collaboration Tools. Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). April 6-9, 2016.

Campus Talks:

  • 2015 Writing a Thesis in the Digital Age. Salem State University English Department. November 5.

Research Experience:

  • 2015-2016 Graduate Assistant
    School of Graduate Studies, Salem State University, Salem, MA
    Design and facilitate writing programs such as workshops and thesis retreat for graduate student writers throughout the academic year; lead a monthly peer writing group for graduate student writers; facilitate week-long faculty grant writing retreat, providing navigation support in various grant databases and editing support of completed faculty grant proposals; plan on-campus interdisciplinary Research Day conference for graduate students and faculty

  • Summer 2015 Summer Fellow
    School of Graduate Studies, Salem State University, Salem, MA
    Research best-practices in visiting scholars programs and Master’s thesis requirements at public universities across the country; co-design writing programming, including three workshop series, for graduate student writers at Salem State University across the disciplines for the upcoming academic year; recruit graduate student and faculty writing workshop leaders; edit all articles for forthcoming special edition (Blurring Boundaries: Race and Transatlantic Identities) of the Journal of Transatlantic Studies prior to submission to journal editorial staff

  • 2014-2015 Graduate Assistant
    School of Graduate Studies, Salem State University, Salem, MA
    Performed research on best-practice writing support programs for graduate students at public universities across the country; designed and analyzed surveys on the needs of graduate student writers at Salem State University across the disciplines; co-designed writing programming, including a workshop series, for graduate student writers at Salem State University across the disciplines; recruited graduate student and faculty writing workshop leaders; facilitated writing programs for graduate student writers, including leading a monthly peer writing group

  • 2009-2010 Undergraduate Research Fellow
    “The Raven in the Frog Pond: Edgar Allan Poe and the City of Boston” exhibit, Boston Public Library (BPL), Boston, MA
    Researched in BPL rare book archives for primary source material related to Edgar Allan Poe and the City of Boston; compiled permanent digital catalogue of research for Boston College English Department and BPL; wrote text for “Illustrated Poe” portion of exhibit; edited text for all other portions of exhibit

School & University Service:

  • 2018-present Co-Advisor, Active Minds Club
    Guide Active Minds club during weekly after-school meetings in the planning and execution of activities and events related to mental health awareness, such as National Day Without Stigma and Stress Less Week

  • 2015-2016 Mentor, ONE Program
    Counsel and guide undergraduate freshman mentee on college life, academics, and career goals through bi-monthly communication and monthly meetings

  • 2015-2016 Board Member, Salem State University Graduate Student Advisory Board
    School of Graduate Studies, Salem State University, Salem, MA
    In monthly meetings, advise the dean of the School of Graduate Studies on policies and issues pertaining to the graduate student body, review applications for Professional Development Grants, and disseminate information about upcoming events for graduate students

Languages:

  • English – native

  • Spanish – moderate/proficient

  • French – conversational 

Memberships:

  • 2016-present National Council of Teachers of English

  • 2016-present Phi Kappa Phi

  • 2015-present Alpha Epsilon Lambda

  • 2015-present Pi Lambda Theta

  • 2009-present Alpha Sigma Nu