Emily Hamm was an educator for thirteen years, teaching both elementary and secondary students in fourth-twelfth grades. Primarily focused in the English Language Arts, Emily also instructed Social Science courses, including American History and Geography. Additionally, she taught Career and Technical Courses, including keyboarding and life skills.
Emily also successfully completed extensive professional development trainings while in the classroom. These experiences include Project-Based Learning and Technology Integration. In addition to classroom teaching, Emily sponsored Scholars Bowl and was an 8th grade class sponsor. Also, Ms. Hamm was a coach in multiple sports, including volleyball, basketball, and track and field coach. She also served on several teacher leadership committees, including the Common Core Curriculum Cadre and the Family Implementation Team.
After obtaining her Master’s degree in Educational Technology with an emphasis in Library Media Science, she now works in the gig economy--as an instructional designer, freelancer, instructional coach, college adjunct, content writer, educational consultant, and tutor. Emily has worked or is working for a variety of educational entities including the Kansas University Center for Educational Research, Kansas Department of Education, The Literacy Network of Kansas, Discovery Education, Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt, Pearson, Westat, and Uni-edit. Ms. Hamm continues to teach a college course over Children’s Literature to pre-service educators and tutor students remotely. In addition, Emily has delivered professional learning experiences and mentored educators in over 20 states.
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