Resume and Links

Published Writing

Published Photography/Video

My LinkedIn Profile

Jersey Shore Publications

Garden State Scholastic Press Association

My Personal Blog:  SoulSEAker:  “Sea”ing the Good Amid the Tides of Life

My First Book, “Delicate Tapestries,” on Amazon.com

PROFESSIONAL RESUME FOR JILL OCONE:

EDUCATION: 

Kent State University, Kent, OH

  • July 2013: ASNE Reynolds Summer Journalism Educator Institute Fellow; 3 Graduate Credits

Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • July 2005: MS: Curriculum, Instruction, Technology

University College: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

  • May 2001: BA: English; Graduated with Honors

Mercer County Community College: West Windsor, NJ

  • May 1998: AA: Communications; Graduated with High Honors

TEACHING HISTORY:

A High School in NJ (district policy prohibits me from listing my employer)

September 2001 – Present: English/Journalism Teacher

  • Currently teach Introduction to Journalism (Grades 9-12), Advanced Journalism (Grades 11-12), Career Journalism (Grades 11-12), and English 11 (British Literature-Grade 11)
  • Previously taught English 11 Honors (British Literature), English 9 (Survey), English 10 (American Literature), English 12 (World Literature), Basic Skills and HSPA Preparation, Public Speaking
  • Current extracurricular activities include Yearbook Adviser and News Magazine/Online News Adviser
  • Taught in both block schedule format and traditional schedule format

 

PUBLICATIONS

Author and Photographer:  Delicate Tapestries: A Step by Step Guide to Raising Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterflies: ISBN 10: 1463661576

Published Writer: The Sun Magazine, Dow Jones Adviser Update, Jersey Shore Magazine, Manchester Times, Everywhere Magazine, School Leader Magazine, Hamilton Times, American Cheerleader Magazine

LEADERSHIP AND CONFERENCES:

Project Write Now: Writing on the River Spring Retreat Attendee: 2018

Rutgers University Writers’ Conference Attendee: 2017, 2018

New Jersey Writing Alliance Spring Conference Attendee: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

2017 Garden State Scholastic Press Association Fall Press Day Presenter: Don’t Be A Chump: Identifying Fake News (for students and advisers)

Book Expo Attendee: 2017

2017 Garden State Scholastic Press Association Spring Adviser Conference Presenter: Using Your Dues: JEA Curriculum Initiative and Journalism SGO Made Easy

2016 Garden State Scholastic Press Association Fall Press Day Presenter: Using Your Dues: JEA Curriculum Initiative and Journalism SGO Made Easy

2015 Garden State Scholastic Press Association Fall Press Day Presenter: Finding the JOY…Again

2015 Garden State Scholastic Press Association Spring Adviser Conference Presenter:  Using Google Docs and Google Drive

2014 Hawkscape Technology Conference Presenter: Incorporating the New York Times’ Digital Resources in the Classroom

2014 Garden State Scholastic Press Association Fall Press Day Presenter: Using the MAESTRO Concept with School Newspapers

Mentor Teacher: 2016-2017, 2015-2016, 2013-2014, 2010-2011, 2008-2009, 2004-2005

Cooperating Teacher: Student Teacher from Georgian Court University, Spring 2017

Challenge Day Teacher: 2014

Technology Committee: 2014-2015, 2004-2010 (District Steering Committee)

English Curriculum Committee: 2004-Present

AWARDS/RECOGNITION:

Certified Journalism Educator, Journalism Education Association, May 2016

2016 Teacher of the Year, Lakehurst VFW Post 10061

2014-2015 Teacher of the Year

2014 Merle E. Stouffer Teacher of the Year, VFW Post 7904, Manchester, NJ

2013-2014 Teacher of the Year Nominee

2013 Fellow, ASNE Reynolds Summer Journalism Educator Institute

2004-2005 Teacher of the Year

2003-2004 Teacher of the Year Nominee

MEMBERSHIPS:  

New Jersey Writing Alliance: 2014-present

Journalism Education Association: 2008-present

Garden State Scholastic Press Association: 2008-present

  • Vice President:   2015-Present

National Education Association: 2001-present

New Jersey Education Association: 2001-present

Contact:  jillocone@gmail.com

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