Jenna Arnold, MA

North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707
Phone: 701-858-4215
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Last Updated: September 07, 2018

Jenna Arnold

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Adult Student Transition to Education (ASTEP) Program II
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
Education: General
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


Profile: Educationally-minded professional with a passion and experience in teaching diverse learners in higher education. Skilled at managing multiple projects and people with professionalism and efficiency. Strong communication skills to develop professional relationships and inspire learner success at all levels.

Published in the International Journal for Higher Education Management.
New Mexico State University - Las Cruces, NM
• Master of Arts in Education, 2015
Emphasis: Curriculum & Instruction; Minor: Special Education
• Bachelor of Science in Education, 2009
Emphasis: Communication Disorders; Minor: Counseling & Educational Psychology

Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom in Teaching to Bilingual Students from a Monolingual Perspective
Published in the International Journal for Higher Education Management: Volume 2, Issue 1 - August 2015

Professional Experience
Project Coordinator for ASTEP - North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD), Minot State University, Minot, ND ▪ 2018 - Present
• Provide advising, mentoring, and support to students enrolled in the ASTEP program.
• Train college, peer mentors to successfully mentor and support students in the ASTEP program.
• Develop curriculum for Life Education courses.
• Assist in writing grants to continue funding for the ASTEP program.
• Continually communicate with faculty, staff, and parents to provide optimal support for students enrolled in the ASTEP program.
Instructor - Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ ▪ 2017 - present
• Equip students with the required skill set and facilitating classroom discussion.
• Assess student performances and prepare students to be successful leaders in their chosen profession.
• Observe student performance and record relevant data to thoroughly assess progress.
• Answer emails and complete grading within a timely manner.
• Instruct multiple sections simultaneously.
Curriculum Developer - Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ ▪ 2016 - 2018
• Develop new courses using Instructional Design methods for various program in the College of Education.
• Collaborate with faculty, subject matters experts, and professionals in the community when building new courses.
• Update existing course materials and textbooks to reflect current and updated information.
• Manage course revisions by working directly with faculty and subject matter experts.
• Project manager on multiple program revisions sent to the Arizona Department of Education.
Educational Assistant II Intervention - Forest Creek Elementary, Round Rock, TX ▪ 2015
• Assisted in the intervention plans for students over 30 students in 1st-5th grade.
• Taught small group instruction in Reading, Writing, and Math.
• Developed and implemented lesson plans for Reading, Writing, & Math.
Graduate Assistant - Educational Leadership & Administration, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM▪ August 2014 - May 2015
• Assisted professors in the ELA department in Oxford Bibliography Research
• Organized interviews for a faculty positions in the ELA department
• TA for 2 undergraduate courses and 1 graduate course using CANVAS
o ELA 350 Intro to Educational Leadership in a Global Society
o ELA 355 Leadership and Change in Education
o ELA 530 Management of Educational Change
Graduate Assistant - STEM Outreach Center, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM ▪ August 2013 - June 2014
• Spearheaded and organized numerous Professional Development Conferences for teachers in Southern NM.
• Oversaw and planned field trips at NMSU to students from low-SES schools in Southern NM.
• Presented at several conferences to teachers of Southern NM.
• Assisted the director of STEM Outreach Center in developing curriculum implemented in K-8 schools.
Substitute Teacher - Kelly Educational Staffing, Duval County, Jacksonville, FL ▪ February 2011 - February 2013
• Taught in a variety of schools and grades from Kindergarten - 8th grade
• Successfully implemented classroom management in several classes
• Worked one-on-one with students in a Special Education Classroom

Communication & Leadership
• Presenter at the 6th Annual STEM Conference and at the 21st CCLC Conference at New Mexico State University to teachers' K - 8th grade on how to use Learnercise Mats ® in the classroom; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM ▪ 2015
• Developed, planned, and presented a Math fraction presentation to teachers' K - 8th grade at STEM Outreach's SC2 Summer Institutes; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM ▪ 2015
• Presented multiple times at the Expanding Horizons Conference; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM ▪ 2014, 2015
• Presented ethnographic research at the 1st Annual CARE (Conference on Academic Research in Education) Conference; Las Vegas, NV ▪ 2017