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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Karra Shimabukuro CV

Karra Shimabukuro
210 W. Ocean Acres Drive
Kill Devil Hills, N.C 27948
252.305.0219 Cell

To become part of a higher education environment where I can convey and share my knowledge and love of literature to students as well as integrate technology into the classroom as a learning tool.
  • M.A in English Literature from Bread Loaf School of English (2010)
    • Focusing on medieval literature
      • Relevant Coursework:
        • Chaucer: Claire Sponsler, University of Iowa
        • The Bible as Literature: D. Vance Smith, Princeton University
        • The Medieval English Romance: D. Vance Smith, Princeton University
        • Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory: Bruce Smith, University of Southern California
        • Paradise Lost in Context: Jeffrey Shoulson, Miami University
        • Vergil and Dante: John Fyler, Tufts University
  • M.S Ed. in Secondary English from City University of New York: The College of Staten Island (2004)
  • B.F.A in Theatre Arts from East Carolina University (1998)

Other Technology Training:
  • Haiku Training (2011)
  • Blackboard Training (2011)
  • Teaching Online Courses, LEARN NC (2010)
  • Moodle Training, LEARN NC (2010)

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Web 2.0 tools (Animoto, Prezi, Voki, Glogster, Xtranormal, Fotobabble, Lino)

Medieval literature and folklore
Technology in the classroom

  • National Board Certified Teacher
  • Permanently certified in North Carolina (PRAXIS)
  • Permanently certified in New York State (LAST, CST Middle School, CST English Content- high school, ATS-W, ATS-P)

College of the Albemarle, Manteo, North Carolina
January 2012-Present
  • Adjunct professor: ENG 90, Composition Strategies

North Carolina Virtual Public Schools, Raleigh, North Carolina
June 2011-Present
  • 2011-2012 AP Language
  • Revision Team for Blackboard to Moodle conversion of classes (Spring 2012)
  • Summer 2011 English IV: British Literature

Manteo High School, Manteo, North Carolina
August 2004-Present (tenured)
  • Department Chair 2011-present
  • Interim Department Chair 2009-2010
  • A.P Literature
  • A.P Language and Composition
  • British Literature (12th grade English)
  • American Literature (11th grade English)
  • Introduction to literature (9th grade English)

The School for Legal Studies, Brooklyn, New York
 August 2001-September 2004 (tenured)           
  • American Literature (11th grade English)
  • World Literature (9th grade English)

  • South Atlantic Modern Language Association 2011
    • Chair and presenter, “Milton and Paradise Lost’s Legacy”
      • “Milton’s Satan as Horror Movie Icon”
  • Dare County Schools In Service: How to Create a 21st Century Classroom
  • South Atlantic Modern Language Association 2010: "Imaging Textual Studies" panel
    • "An Artist’s Perspective: How Images from the 1688 Edition of Paradise Lost Reflect Milton’s Unique Characterization of Satan"
  • Northeast Regional Educational Services Alliance (NERESA) Best Practices Conference
    • “Common Formative and Summative Assessments” (February 2010)
    •  “Wikispaces in the Classroom” (February 2009)
    • “Integrating Technology in the Classroom” with Michael Dobbs (February 2007)
  • Readings at Bread Loaf School of English
    • Blue Sky 2010 (Coordinator): “The Last One”, “Ink”, “Jasmine”
    • Blue Parlor 2008: “Medieval 101”, “Letters”, “There is comfort in this”
    • Blue Sky 2007: “Ye Dinna Ken”, “Heritage”
    • Blue Sky 2006: “Belonging”, “Broken”, “Gibson”


Internal Service:
  • English Department Chair
  • Member of Dare County Schools District Team for move to Common Core State Standards (2011-Present)
  • Member of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Site Team (2008-Present)
  • Member of Freshman Academy (member 2004-2010, chair 2009-2010)
  • Member of School Improvement Team (2007-2008, 2008-2009, chair 2009-2010)

External Service:
  • Write copy for newsletters, posters, flyers for Girl Scouts, Council of Colonial Coast

Professional Memberships:
Modern Language Association (2010-Present)
Milton Society (2010- Present)
National Council of Teachers of English (2010-Present)
Dare Education Foundation (2004-present, school representative 2009-Present)

Available upon request

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