1450 NE Interstate 410 Loop
San Antonio, TX 78209
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek" -- Barack Obama
"Nodine holding a rock covered by lichen; a symbiotic plant consisting of fungi and algae. (June 11, 2015)
"Nodine smiles for the camera as she shows off the lichen growing on rocks."
(June 11, 2015)
Cassandra "Cassie" Nodine is a 14-year career teacher with experience teaching in Oklahoma, Japan, and Texas. Ms. Nodine has taught 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade on-level, honors, and AP English, as well as composition courses at the college level.
In addition, Ms. Nodine has received teaching fellowships in China, South Africa, and Germany, and is a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow and a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow.
In her classroom, Ms. Nodine hopes to encourage participatory and experiential learning with a focus on equity, social justice, and human rights education in an effort to support students' conceptions of themselves as global citizens.
In her free time, Ms. Nodine reads, kayaks, hikes, goes to concerts, cycles, and plays with her rescue dogs, Philip, Penelope, and Poe. She is currently finishing her dissertation on the relationship between leadership styles and teacher self-efficacy with an expected Ph.D. in May of 2020.
Houston/San Antonio, Texas
DUAL CREDIT PROFESSOR,
SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
Lonestar College/School of Science and Technology
AUGUST 2018 - PRESENT
San Antonio, Texas
AP ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION,
AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION,
PRE-AP ENGLISH II,
WRITING FOR ACADEMIA,
NEW TEACHER MENTOR,
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY ADVISER
School of Science and Technology
OCTOBER 2017 - PRESENT
San Antonio, Texas
HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR-SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION
The University of Texas-San Antonio
JANUARY 2015 - AUGUST 2015
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, 7-12
Epic Virtual Charter Schools
DECEMBER 2014 - MARCH 2016
CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION COACH/TEACHER MENTOR,
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS/SOCIAL STUDIES
Tulsa Public Schools
AUGUST 2008 - DECEMBER 2014
PRE-AP WORLD LITERATURE,
HOLOCAUST & GENOCIDE STUDIES,
ENGLISH 1013 DUAL CREDIT,
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS WORLD LITERATURE CURRICULUM WRITER/DIRECTOR/TEACHER MENTOR
Coweta High School
AUGUST 2006 - MAY 2008
HOLOCAUST & GENOCIDE STUDIES
Jenks High School
JULY 2005 - JULY 2006
Minamimaki-Mura, Nagano Prefecture
AUGUST 2004 - JULY 2005
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHER
Broken Arrow High School
MARCH 2016 - PRESENT
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION & COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Jewish Federation of Tulsa
The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY, EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
University of the Cumberlands
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION, CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
Arkansas State University
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
MASTER OF ART IN ENGLISH WITH AN EMPHASIS IN LITERATURE
Northeastern State University
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ENGLISH EDUCATION
Northeastern State University
Summa cum Laude Graduate
15 YEARS OF CLASSROOM TEACHING EXPERIENCE
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE AS TEACHER MENTOR/INSTRUCTIONAL COACH
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
TEXAS & OKLAHOMA TEACHER CERTIFICATIONS: SECONDARY ENGLISH, ESL, GIFTED AND TALENTED
PRE-AP ENGLISH II
Pre-AP English II will continue to develop analytical reading, writing, and critical thinking skills, in addition to building vocabulary and grammar capabilities. It involves a close study and conversation with literature from around the world and selected works of non-fiction and poetry.
Because this course is the threshold to the college-level courses of AP Language and AP Literature, it is a reading- and writing-intensive course with regular writing assignments designed to develop command of various modes and methods of writing and enhance the ability to write with style and sophistication.
The focus will be on reading closely, valuing evidence, and analyzing language choice.
AP LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION
The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts.
Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Throughout the course, students develop a personal style by making appropriate grammatical choices.
Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including images as forms of text, from many disciplines and historical periods.
AP LITERATURE & COMPOSITION
AP English Literature and Composition is a college-level course designed by the College Board and offered at the high school level in accordance with College Board requirements described in the AP English Course Description. It is designed to prepare students to successfully complete the AP English examination and receive college credit at participating colleges and universities.
As a study of literature, the AP English Literature and Composition course is designed to engage students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative works. Through the close reading of the selected texts, students will deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers.
As they read, students will consider a work's diction, structure, style, and themes, as well as literary devices, such as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing instruction will include attention to developing and organizing ideas in clear, coherent, and persuasive language; a study of the elements of style; and attention to precision and correctness as necessary.
WRITING FOR ACADEMIA
The Writing for Academia course is designed to develop and sharpen academic and professional writing skills and strategies in English as an introduction to university-level standards of composition, revision, editing, research, and documentation.
The course includes a review of English grammar (word and sentence level) and rhetorical forms (paragraph level and beyond) and a study of the methods and conventions of academic argumentation and research with an emphasis on the skills and practices required to produce academic essays: finding and evaluating sources, formulating research questions, developing thesis statements, constructing arguments, and carrying out various types of analysis. Global aims encompass cultivating selected print and digital literacies necessary for successful written communication in academic, professional, and workplace settings. Although the primary aim of this course involves helping build proficiency and confidence as a writer, time and effort will also be devoted to improving reading, critical reasoning, and research skills.
A guiding principle of language and literacy development is that all skill areas are interdependent and that people become good writers not only by learning to write, but also become effective writers.