Mrs. Kari 'Mama' Cobb

Phone: 910-455-4868

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

School Administration Add-On Licensure, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC (Candidate 2018) Education Specialist (Ed.S.), Tech in Schools/Learning Sys Design & Dev, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 2014 Moodle Certification, Teaching Online Courses, and Facilitating Online Collaboration, LearnNC, 2009 Business and Marketing Licensure Certificate, NC State University, Raleigh, NC, 2009 MBA, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, 2007 BSBA, Mgt and Organizational Development, Mount Olive College, Mount Olive, NC, 2002 (Graduation Summa Cum Laude, 4.0 GPA)

Mrs. Kari 'Mama' Cobb

Welcome!

Welcome to the NHS Advanced Applied S.T.E.M. Academy Tower!  Mrs. Kari 'Mama' Cobb, our Academy's Director and Tower Coordinator was born and raised right here in Eastern NC, near the beach and Camp Lejeune, the largest amphibious base in US. Mrs. Cobb has over 15 years of teaching face-to-face and online with 8 years of experience learning online as well. 

Mrs. Cobb recently attained her Specialist Degree of Education with an emphasis in Educational Technology/Online Educator and a hybrid focus in Technology in Schools (M Ed) as well as Learning Systems Design & Development (LSDD) from the University of Missouri. Her colorful background also includes an MBA from UOP, BSBA (Management and Organizational Development) from University of Mount Olive and a certificate in Business and Marketing Education from NC State University. 

Mrs. Cobb also holds many professional certifications to include: Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE), and Internet and Computer Core Certified (IC3).

Mrs. Cobb's contributes organization, leadership, and collaborative teamwork to Northside High School through her extensive leadership experience to include Advanced Applied STEM Academy Director/Tower Coordinator, AVID Co-Coordinator (National AVID HS Demo Site), Co-Dept Chair-CTE (with 8+ Teachers), Mentor Teacher (with 4+ Teachers), Safe and Civil School Committee, Freshman Class Advisor, Online Educator/Facilitator, Freshman Transition Director, AVID Site Team, and School Leadership Team.

Mrs. and Mr. Cobb (below) are happily married and the proud parents of 4 boys and 3 girls, ages 23, 22, 20, 17, 13, 11, and 2 years old. Mrs. Cobb loves yard work, painting, and also looks forward to a GREAT opportunity collaborating with you! 

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    Certifications and Licenses

     

     

    Leadership Experience

    2016-present  Co-PBIS Coach & MTSS Coach 
    2016-present  SkillsUSA Advisor
    2014-present  Advanced Applied STEM Director
    2015-present  PBIS & MTSS PLC
    2015-present  TLP (Teachers Leading the Profession) PLC (district-level)
    2012-present  Mentor Teacher (4+ Teachers)
    2009-present  Safe and Civil School Committee
    2008-present  Online Educator/Facilitator
    2007-present  AVID Site Team
    2007-present  School Leadership Team
    2012-2016  AVID Co-Coordinator (National AVID HS Demo Site)
    2012-2016  Co-Dept Chair-CTE (8+ Teachers)
    2009-2016  Freshman Class Advisor
    2009-2014  Freshman Transition Director
    2000-2009  Franchise Owner – Dairy Queen
    2005-2007  Owner – Real Estate Company
    2004-2005  Program Area Coordinator
    2003-2005  Department Director (5 Programs)
     

     

    Relevant Teaching Experience

    2007-present          Onslow County Schools      Jacksonville, NC
    Career and Technical Educator / Educational Engineer (See other titles above)
    • Courses:  Foundations of Engineering Technology I & II; Applications of Engineering Technology; CTE Advanced Studies; Digital Media; Advanced Digital Media; Principles of Business and Finance; Entrepreneurship I; Multimedia and Webpage Design;  Career Management.
    • Achieved Career Academy Accreditation; Made application and presented on behalf of Northside's Advanced Applied STEM Academy, whereby demonstrating the requirements of the National Career Academy Coalition (NCAC) Ten National Standards of Practice of Career Academies, earning the distinction of "Model" Academy, 2016. Career Academies are schools within schools that link students with peers, teachers, and community partners in a structured environment that fosters academic success. The career academy concept has three key elements:
                             a. A small learning community (SLC)
                             b. A rigorous, project-based, real-world, college-prep sequential curriculum with a career theme
                             c. An advisory board that forges partnerships with employers, higher education institutions, and the community
    • Assist Paxton-Patterson (curriculum developer) in development of face to face training and self-instructional materials for faculty and student use.
    • Provide hands on support for both faculty and students of online and web-enhanced courses.
    • Provide course quality reviews for ADA compliance.
    • Provide web and in person trainings on new technologies.
    • Participate in regional, national organizations, and research to stay current with trends and best practices in eLearning.
    • Increased faculty AVID WICOR strategy usage from 20% to 100% to assist Northside High School in becoming North Carolina’s first National AVID High School Demonstration Site2012-present.
    • Presented on behalf of district, demonstrating the consistent improvement of quality education, whereby completing the requirements of AdvancED School System Accreditation, earning the distinction of district-wide re-accreditation, 2015.
    • Supervise students, maintain student records and advise students on academic and vocational curricula and career issues.
    • Increase relationships through daily student and parent communication.
    • Collaborate with members of the business community to improve programs, to develop new programs, and to provide student access to learning opportunities such as job shadowing and internships.
    • Serve on academic and administrative committees/PLCs that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
    • Assist in writing grant proposals to procure external technology funding. 

    2008-present           Coastal Carolina Community College      Jacksonville, NC
    Adjunct Face-to-Face and Online Instructor, Continuing Education Division
    • Courses: Beginning Computers; Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced; MS Access 2010: From Design to Implementation; Quickbooks 2016 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 11.
    • Courses created/taught for CCCC:  Getting To Know Your iPad; Podcasting in Education; Facebook, Twitter, and Skype for Networking; and Webpage Tips and Tricks for Teachers.
    • Develop face to face training and self-instructional materials for faculty and student use.
    • Provide hands on support for students of online and web-enhanced courses.
    • Provide course quality reviews for ADA compliance. 
    • Provide web and in person trainings on new technologies.

    2017-present              EdOptions Academy (Edmentum Inc.)      Online
    Adjunct Virtual Educator
    • Courses: Computer Science, Consumer Math, Personal Finance, Digital Media; Advanced Digital Media; Principles of Business and Finance; Entrepreneurship I; Multimedia and Webpage Design; and Career Management.
     
    2015-2016                    K12 (North Carolina Virtual Academy)      Online
    Adjunct Virtual Educator
    • Courses: Computer Science, Consumer Math, Personal Finance, Digital Media; Advanced Digital Media; Principles of Business and Finance; Entrepreneurship I; Multimedia and Webpage Design; and Career Management.
     

     

    Other Related Experience

    2000-2009      DBA Surf City Dairy Queen      Surf City, NC
    Owner/Secretary of the Corporation Sound Waves of Surf City, Inc.

    2005-2007      The Cobb Group, Inc. (DBA Kari Page, Inc.)      Sneads Ferry, NC
    Owner of Real Estate Company (3+ Agents)

    2003-2005      Miller-Motte Technical College (Division of Delta Corp.)      Wilmington, NC
    Cosmetology Department Director 
    • Conducted market research for a cosmetology program in Wilmington, NC to conclude a need.
    • Upon Cosmetology School Licensure (NC Stateboard of Cosmetic Arts) and curriculum approval through ACICS,  enrolled and sustained a student enrollment totaling 200+ day and night students.
    • Successfully licensed 85% of graduates in five different programs: Cosmetology, Cosmetology Instructor, Esthetics, Esthetics Instructor, Nail Technology, and Nail Technology Instructor.
    Esthetics Department Chair      Cary, NC
    Program Area Coordinator for 13 other schools 

    2002-2003      Carteret Community College      Morehead City, NC
    Cosmetology Instructor/Academic Advisor 

    2000-2001      Coastal Carolina Community College      Jacksonville, NC
    Cosmetology Instructor
     

     

    Professional Presentations 

    “Career Academies: The ABC’s of SLCs with PBLs” (Power Talk)
    “Are Your Students Career and College Ready? 
    “Career Academies: Strategies That Engage Minds (STEM)” (Roundtable)
    • 20th Annual National Career Academy Coalition Conference. Tampa, FL, November 2016

    “The Secret to Reaching the New Generation of Learners: Using Their Technology Inside and Outside of the Classroom”
    • Association for Career Technical Education Conference. Nashville, TN, November 2009.
    • Career and Technical Education Summer Conference. Greensboro, NC, July 2009.
    • Association for Career Technical Education Conference. Charlotte, NC, December 2008.

    “CEV Curriculum – A Multimedia Answer for Your Classroom”
    “Take a Trip to Atomsville – A New Approach to Teaching Microsoft Office”
    • South Carolina Business Education Association Conference. Myrtle Beach, SC, February 2010.
    • Association for Career Technical Education Conference. Nashville, TN, November 2009.
    • Career and Technical Education Summer Conference. Greensboro, NC, July 2009.
    • Association for Career Technical Education Conference. Charlotte, NC, December 2008.

    “Using Technology in the FACS Classroom”
     

     

    Awards

    • 2016 District Recognition Award, STEM Educator of the Year Category
    • 2015-2016 Northside High School’s Teacher of the Year
     

     

    Technical Expertise

    Proficient with both PC and Mac systems, Camtasia, Snag-it, VoiceThread, Captivate, WebEx Live Classroom, Dreamweaver, XHTML, Flash, CSS, JavaScript, MS Office, Office365, Adobe Creative Software Suite, Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, Sakai), and am able to learn the instructional uses of other training development tools.
     

     

    Professional References

         Available upon request
     

     
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