Amanda Oviatt Curriculum Vitae

Qualifications:

  •  Texas Educator Certificate, Standard. 8-12 Social Studies, effective 12/10/2007-11/30/2013.

Education:

 M.A. History, University of Houston, Clear Lake, 2011

  • Focus on American and European History
  • Certificate in Women’s Studies
  • Fall, 2009 Teaching Assistant for Professor Angela Howard, HIST 4238: Women in U.S. History.
  • Spring, 2011, Presenter Student Conference for Research And Creative Arts, “The Female Body in Popular Culture: Gender in Video Games.”

B.A, History, University of Houston, Clear Lake, December, 2008.

  • Certification , 8-12 Social Studies
  • Certificate in Women’s Studies.

Student Teacher Internship,  Dawson High School, Pearland, TX January, 2007-December 2007

  • Pre-Advanced Placement and Standard Geography classes as a student teacher
  • Developed a unit on United States History and Geography.

A.A. Social Studies, San Jacinto College, South Campus, 2004.

Employment History:

April, 2013-Present Desert Sea Designs, Phoenix, AZ:  Independent Contractor/Writer

  • Write How-to guides on WordPress 3.5+.
  • Write blogs for client websites: TurnKey Kiosks, Wall Sensations, and SixB Labels
  • Maintain a weekly blogs for Landofnerds.com
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Manager
  • Write and Submitted press releases

May, 2011-June 2012: Wal-Mart, Kemah, TX. Electronics Sales Associate

  • Stock and maintain shelf inventory of all electronics devices
  • Assist in one-hour digital photo development
  • Assist customers in establishing or upgrading cellular phone contracts.
  • Educate customers on general electronics merchandise.
  • Customer service and cashier responsibilities

July 2008-August 2010: Blockbuster Video, Seabrook, TX: Shift Leader

  • Organize and maintaining all store inventory product, with special concern for store video game inventory.
  • Open and close store, responsible for store keys, money deposits, safe code.
  • Keep up-to-date on movie and video game releases to assist customer selection
  • Maintain confidentiality of customer information.
  • Customer Service, cashier, restock of DVD/Blu-Ray disks.

January, 2007-May 2008:Pearland Independent School District, Pearland,TX. Substitute Teacher

  • Substitute Teacher for Junior High and High School classes.
  • Primary Substitute teaching at Dawson High School in conjunction with Student Teaching.

April, 2006-July, 2007: Kroger Grocery Stores: U-Scan Cashier

  • Performed cashier duties
  • Monitored self-checkout stands

October, 2003-April, 2006: IHOP, Webster, Tx: Certified Server Trainer, Shift Leader

  • Performed Server duties
  • Trained new employees
  • Managed store during swing shift

September, 1998-May, 2002: United States Army, Signal Corps Darmstadt, Germany: E-4/Microwave Systems Operator-Maintainer (31-P).

  • Communications Security for Microwave Radio Systems.
  • Secret Security Clearance.
  • Represent platoon in post Better Opportunities for Single Service members [BOSS] organization to help plan events for morale and welfare
  • Weekly unit briefing of post Morale, Welfare, and Recreation events.
  • Lead platoon Physical Training exercises.

Honors:

  • Dean’s List, Summer, 2005
  • Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
  • Alpha Chi Honor Society.
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

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