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Marci Gibbens
16743 W. 155th Terrace, Olathe, KS 66062
(913) 254-0552  |   marci.klayder@gmail.com


Emporia State University – Emporia, KS                   May, 2015 (tentative)

M.L.S., School Library Media Licensure

GPA 4.0/4.0


Emporia State University – Emporia, KS                   May, 2009

M.S., Curriculum & Instruction

GPA 4.0/4.0


Taylor University -- Upland, IN                                May, 2006

B.S., Secondary English Education

GPA 3.96/4.0


High School English Teacher         Olathe South High School                              Olathe, KS

August, 2006 – Present

Licensure:  6-12 Language Arts (Kansas), valid through Aug. 2017


  • Planned and executed district curriculum for English II/World Literature (2006-present)
  • Planned and executed district curriculum for Advance Placement English Language & Composition (2009-present)
  • Communicated professionally and punctually with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Assigned and assessed numerous writing assignments for students of varying abilities
  • Collaborated three times weekly in Professional Learning Communities with colleagues teaching similar levels
  • Participated once a quarter in inter-disciplinary All-School Professional Learning Communities
  • Attended Olathe School District Summer Conference for professional development (2006-present)
  • Attended College Board AP Summer Institute Courses for AP English Literature & Composition (2006) and AP English Language & Composition (2007, 2009, 2010, 2012)


Responsibilities Beyond the Classroom

  • Building-level Kansas Reading Assessment Coordinator (2009-2012)
  • Literacy Workshop Teacher Leader (2008-2012)
  • Member, District Language Arts Advisory Council (2007-2010)
  • KAY Club Co-Sponsor (2006-2007)

Computer Skills

Operating Systems: Windows

Software: Microsoft Office Suite, Windows MovieMaker

Presentation Software: Prezi, Smore, Camtasia Recording Studio, Wix, YouTube, Screenr

Academic Software: Edmodo, Blackboard, Canvas, Zotero, Evernote

Cloud Computing: Google Drive

Social Media Skills: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

Honors and Activities

  • ETS Recognition of Excellence on Praxis II Tests (both English and Education)
  • Alpha Chi (top 5% of graduating college class), Kappa Delta Pi, and Sigma Tau Delta
  • Completed 100 Most Recommended Works in ARCO Publishing’s Reading Lists for College-Bound Students
  • Currently reading through the list of every Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction
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