Resume

Karen Jean Matsko Hood

Resume

4227 South Chapman Road
Greenacres, WA 99016
Phone: 509-922-9949
Fax: 509-922-9949
Email: karen@karenjeanmatskohood.com

Objective

To work as an author, poet, freelance writer, researcher, and teacher. To continue to write nonfiction and fiction books, articles, novels, and stories for both adults and children. To continue to conduct research on issues related to the effects of child abuse and neglect.

Summary

Team-oriented, hard-working individual with leadership skills. Training and education includes emphasis on science education, writing and research. Willing to learn independently. Self-driven, yet cooperative. Conscientious and enjoys a challenge. Dedicated and prolific writer working towards major publication.

Education

Current Degree Working to Complete

Gonzaga University
Ph.D. in Leadership Studies
2001 - Present
Spokane, WA

Degrees Received

Gonzaga University
M.A. in Pastoral Ministry
May 2001
Spokane, WA
College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University B.S. in Natural Sciences and minors in Education and Psychology 1971 - 1975
St. Joseph, MN,
Collegeville, MN

Postgraduate Work

Eastern Washington University
Postgraduate Classes
2009 - Present
Cheney, WA
University of Washington
Postgraduate Classes
2009 - Present
Seattle, WA
Washington State University
Postgraduate Classes
2009 - Present
Pullman, WA
Spokane Community College
Postgraduate Classes
2009 - Present
Spokane, WA
Spokane Falls Community College
Postgraduate Classes
2009 - Present
Spokane, WA
Taylor University
Postgraduate Classes
2007 - Present
Fort Wayne, IN
The Center for Organizational Reform (COR)
Leadership Classes and Process Consulting Education
2002 - Present
Spokane, WA
Lewis-Clark State College
Postgraduate Classes
2002
Coeur d’Alene, ID
University of Iowa
Postgraduate Classes
1976 - 1980
Iowa City, IA

Work Experience

Substitute Teacher
Central Valley School District/Freeman School District,
East Valley School District, and Gonzaga Prep High School,
Spokane Catholic Diocese
2001 - Present
Spokane, WA
Freelance Writer and Book Author
Karen Jean Matsko Hood, Inc.
1999 - Present
Spokane Valley, WA
Marketing and Copywriter
Dental Care Associates of Spokane Valley, P.S.
1980 - Present
Spokane Valley, WA
Newsletter and Website Publisher
Artistic Book and Web Design
1998 - Present
Spokane Valley, WA
Icelandic Horse Promoter
Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc.
1998 - Present
Greenacres, WA
Teacher of the Disabled
Children’s Hospital University of Iowa
1978 - 1980
Iowa City, Iowa
High School Science & Math Teacher
St. Dunstan’s Episcopal School
1975 - 1976
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Junior High Science Teacher
St. Croix Public School System
1975 - 1976
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Licenses and Certifications

Foster Home License
State of Washington
Department of Social and Health Services
1999 - 2011
Certified to teach grades 4-12 in the state of Washington in the areas of anthropology, psychology, sociology, and biology. 1980 - Present
Certified to teach grades 4-12 in the state of Idaho in the areas of anthropology, psychology, sociology, and biology.1980 - Present

Volunteer Activities

Guardian ad Litem and Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteer (CASA) for abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system, Women and Children’s Rights Advocate, Foster Children Advocate, Promoter of Literacy for adults and children, Social Justice Committee, Pastoral Ministry, Church Choir, 4-H Leader and Volunteer, Lay Ministry, Girl Scout leader and Campfire leader.

Skills

Research, Writing, Teaching, Speaking, Business Marketing, Creative Publishing, Photography, Website Design

Interests

Family Life and Motherhood – Mother of 16 Children and Foster Children, Children’s Advocate, Pastoral Ministry, Children, Women’s Rights, Family Life, Equality and Social Justice, Science, Nature, Environment, Horses, Animals, Horticulture, Gardening, Choir, Singing, Reading, Writing, Learning, Respect for the Diversity of Life.

For more information about Ms. Hood's Resume or to request a printed copy of this Resume, please contact Karen Jean Matsko Hood using the information below.

Karen Jean Matsko Hood, Inc.
507 North Sullivan Road, Suite LL-7, Spokane Valley, WA 99037-8576 USA
Phone: (509) 924-3550 / Fax: (509) 922-9949
E-mail: karen@karenjeanmatskohood.com / Website: www.karenjeanmatskohood.com