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Garret Merle

Indianapolis, IN, USA

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Highly motivated and adaptable professional with outstanding interpersonal and professional communication skills including academic writing in both English and Spanish. Currently working toward a degree in Geographic Information Science with a goal of seeking employment in geography, GIS, GIS-related or programming fields. Fluent non-native Spanish speaker with international study and work experience in Peru and South Africa respectively. Successful high school humanities teacher for 10 years in diverse educational environments including traditional public school, charter school and private international school with experience in a variety of subject areas (predominantly geography and history). Teacher-leader coordinating and facilitating academic testing, teacher professional development, curriculum design and implementation as well as instructional support and teacher-coaching.

EDUCATION
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis - Indianapolis, Indiana - Master of Science in Geographic Information Science (in progress)
University of Oklahoma - Norman, Oklahoma - Bachelor of Arts in International and Area Studies (emphasis on Latin America) and a minor in Spanish (graduated 2008)
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú - Lima, Perú Study Abroad Exchange (2007)
Certified Social Studies 8-12 Teacher - Texas/Indiana (current)

PRIMARY EXPERIENCE
Shortridge International Baccalaureate High School - Indianapolis, Indiana - 2015-present
Responsibilities:
International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Coordinator (Senior Leadership Team, 2017-present)
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program History and Geography Instructor, Grades 11-12
International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program World History and Spanish Teacher, Grade 9
American International School of Johannesburg - Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa - 2013-2015
Responsibilities
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Geography Instructor, Grade 11-12
World Regional Geography Instructor, Grade 10
Uplift Williams Preparatory School - Dallas, Texas, USA - 2009-2013
Responsibilities:
Advanced Placement Human Geography and World Regional Geography Instructor, Grade 9, 2010-2013
Humanities and Fine Arts Head of Department (Grades 6-12)
District and Campus Testing Coordinator (Williams Preparatory K-12 and Heights Preparatory K-8)
Grade Level Leader, Grade 9
Uplift Education Charter School Network - Dallas, Texas, USA - 2011-2013
Responsibilities:
Geography Course Leader

OTHER SKILLS
GIS and remote sensing software experience:
ArcGIS Suite (beginner), ArcMap (intermediate), ArcGIS Pro (intermediate), QGIS (beginner), Erdas Imagine (beginner)
Programming experience:
Python (beginner), SQL (beginner)
Fluent in Castilian Spanish (conversational and academic)
Musician – vocal and instrumental (trombone and baritone)

MS IN GIS COURSEWORK TO DATE
Computer Cartography and Graphics, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, Programming and Databases in Geography, Weather and Climate, Environmental Remote Sensing, Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety
Current GPA - 3.883

Garret Merle

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