Objective To write well-crafted, playful, and inspiring fiction for children. Seeking an agent for picture book and middle grade fiction.

Commitment to Writing 

  • Writer for Writer’s Rumpus blog 2019-Present 
  • Founder of Middle Grade Inspiration Connection writing community and critique group 
  • Volunteer with Ember Magazine 
  • Member of critique groups including Andover SCBWI Critique Group, Nocturnal Owls PB Writers, NEST MG and YA writers, and Humorous Critiqerous PB Writers 
  • NESCBWI member attending conferences and monthly meetings, 2016-Present  
  • 12×12 picture book challenge member attending monthly webinars on writing craft, 2018-Present 
  • ReFoReMo attendee March 2017 – Present 


Western Governors University, Salt Lake City UT 

  • Masters of Arts in Mathematics Education                June 2016 

Northeastern University, Boston MA  

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Education            May 2013 
  • Honors/Awards: Dean’s List                   GPA 3.98 

Professional Development in Literacy  

  • How the Brain Learns to Read: Decoding, Comprehension, and Motivation (University of La Verne, 2019)   
  • Understanding Dyslexia (Augustana University, 2018)  
  • Victorious Vocabulary Instruction for Remarkable Reading (Augustana University, 2018) 
  • Story Grammar Marker Introduction (Andover Public Schools, 2018)  
  • Reading for Understanding (Augustana University, 2017)  
  • Summer Institutes on teaching writing at Teachers College (2016 and 2017) 

Work Experience 

West Elementary, Andover MA 

Classroom Teacher August 2014-Present 

  • Provides professional development and support for teachers as Reading Lab Teacher and Writing Articulation Teacher in the district 
  • Write multi-week cross-curricular units and lesson plans 
  • Develop and pilot OCON units with 4th grade teachers from across the district and support teachers in launching units as we continue to adopt and roll out OCON in Andover 

The Andover Tutor, Andover MA 

Owner, Tutor     August 2014-Present 

  • Provides private and small group tutoring for students ages 4-19 in reading, writing, and math 
  • Leads summer writer’s workshop groups for middle grade writers 

Kite and Kaleidoscope, Andover MA 

Teacher          July 2019 

  • Wrote unit that connects reading and writing activities to student interests and the summer theme “It’s a Small World,” for second graders 
  • Developed unit for students to observe and interact with snakes  

Andover Recreation, Andover MA         

Beach Buddies Camp Director              June 2015-August 2018 

  • Created weekly themes and activities based on developmental stages of campers ages 4-7 

Bruce School, Lawrence MA    

Classroom Teacher                        August 2013-June 2014 

  • Implemented Readers and Writers workshop including Book Clubs 
  • Created lesson plans for Rube Goldberg Club! 

Mission Hill School, Boston MA 

Student Teacher                          September 2011-December 2012 

  • Co-taught in a combined first and second grade classroom 
  • Participating in planning and development of school-wide themes and supported project-based learning 

Confidence Connection, Needham MA 

ABA Therapist                                  June 2011-November 2012 

  • Implemented ABA therapy and recorded data to track progress and provide feedback for autistic students 

Certifications, Skills, and Interests 

Massachusetts Elementary (1-6) License #: 467379 with SEI endorsement 

Level one and Level two Google Certified Educator 

Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and google drive; strong interpersonal and organizational skills; exceptional attention to detail; strong time management skills 

Interests: Writing, Illustration, Reading, Reptiles, Painting, Computer Science, Animals, Education, Running 

Teaching Portfolio: https://sites.google.com/view/lexidonahueportfolio