John Marks
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Work experience
Moravian Academy
Director

Encouraged motivated students to participate in a year-long independent study of their special interest
*Tracked students' studies and communicated regularly with project advisors to ensure timely progress
*Planned, hosted, and evaluated students' study presentations


Jv Soccer Coach
Moravian Academy

Facilitated department meetings to discuss course proposals, faculty ideas, and future programing
*Created department budget proposals, completed book orders, communicated with administration
*Managed administrative, parental, and student concerns

Moravian Academy
English Teacher

Courses Taught: Advanced Placement Language and Composition, Advanced Placement 20th Century Literature, Advanced Placement Poetry, English Nine, The Art of the Essay, The Literature of Comedy and Satire, United States Nonfiction, Arab Studies: Introduction to History, Culture, and Language
*Developed and taught curricula for grades 9 - 12 with a focus on inspiring, sustaining, and honing student curiosity, investigation, imagination, and clarity
*Emphasized a dialectical approach to text-based observation, analysis, and synthesis in and out of class
*Planned daily writing activities ranging from persuasive and analytical to creative and nonfiction

Student Engagement Roles | Moravian Academy

Advisor for clubs including literary magazine, chess club, sketch club, and weight club

Upper School Representative
Varsity Lacrosse Coach
Board of Trustees
Faculty Liaison
Community Planning Roles | Moravian Academy
Dormitory Director and Supervisor
Bullis School
English Teacher

Taught Tenth Grade Honors English and Eleventh Grade English; Coached boys soccer and lacrosse

The American University
English Teacher and Presidential Intern

Division of Public Service: taught English as a Second Language (ESL) and did administrative work
*Department of Commercial and Industrial Training: taught for and managed the GUPCO ESL contract

Yarmouk University
Teaching Intern

Taught English as a Second Language, focusing on grammar, writing composition, and conversation

Education
Institute For Writing and Thinking | Bard College

National Endowment For the Humanities Seminar | Swarthmore College

Arabic Novels and Translation

National Endowment For the Humanities Institute | Ohio State University
New York University
Masters, Liberal Studies
Kenyon College
Bachelors, English Literature
Skills
  • Administration
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Art
  • Progress
  • Translation
  • Proposal Writing
  • Languages
  • Persuasion
  • English
  • Presentation Skills
  • Arabic
  • Focus
  • Approach
  • Writing
  • Novels
  • Poetry
  • Budgeting
  • Books