Update – January 2017

There is a season for everything – and that includes updating one’s resume! I wanted to stick with a similar look as my March 2015 update (below). Yes, it is unconventional, and yes, it is not “typical” but I think that speaks to who I am as an educator. I want to find a way to convey information about me in a ‘standard’ format that also gives you insight into how I do things:

  • I am reflective: I think about myself as a teacher and in preparing my resume I also think about things I would like to edit or add to my actual teaching practice.
  • I am unique: I like to do things differently. I like to look for ways to prepare or present traditional ideas in an untraditional way. And I like to encourage the same in my students.
  • I like design: A large part of this fun for me – to think visually about how I wish to be introduced and to think of ways to communicate most effectively is an enjoyable experience for me.

You will see that my resume is ‘fuller’ than before and I hope not too overwhelming. I took the time to compile a Google Doc of my professional development experiences for both my own reference and for the purpose of recruitment. I think this is a great way to think about where I am going to next with regard to PD and it is something I would encourage you to do if you have not done so already.

Here is my most recent resume:




Archive – Resume Development

Update – March 2015

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Online resume – here

Archive – Resume Development

I recently was presented with the opportunity to present my resume.  I had been doing a lot of reading – mostly the amazing work of Seth Godin and the equally fabulous work of Simon Sinek – and I was quickly coming to the conclusion that I was very passionate about the job that I do, very interested in empowering change and very focused on infusing my work with innovation and creativity.  So, when I sat down to prepare my resume, I wanted something different.

What I have ended up with, isn’t (in my opinion) too different from “the norm” although it did get a wide-eyed reception when I handed it over with the comment “It’s bright!” (“So amI!” is the retort I wish I had come back with!).  What I liked about the process of revamping my resume, was that I got the chance to really sit down and think about what I do, how I do it, and most importantly, why I do what I do.  If you have not yet thought about Starting With Why, you should give it a go.

A week or so later, I read another resume post on a friend’s blog and was intrigued by his thoughts on the subject – and inspired to try as an online hosting of my resume.

What are your thoughts on resumes?  Do you share yours?  I would really welcome your feedback on either of the resumes listed below – be honest!  Will I like everything you say?  Probably not!  But I also believe that the very best comes about when we are open to hearing from others and when we are not afraid to speak our minds.  Please add your voice to this conversation and feel free to post links to your own resumes if you are also seeking feedback.

View my online resume here.

Download the PDF:  Resume Sonya terBorg

Download the PDF:  Sonya terBorg – Resume

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14 thoughts on “Resume”

  1. I love it! Just the fact that you thought to redesign the traditional resume says so much about you.

  2. Hey Sonya! I popped over for a visit after you commented about your shared love for Simon Sinek’s “why.” I LOVE your resume, your thought process and the way it is visually displayed. I love the fact that you created your own golden circle to share with the world and future employers. It is such a powerful way to frame our thinking and I love how you’ve captured and showcased your own beliefs. Thanks for sending me over… truly inspired.

  3. Thanks for the inspiration. Glad I stumbled across you searching for PYP stuff. I will be updating my visual resume this summer. I’m giving you credit now. I love the IB Profile-like visual. I have the timeline approach on my “About Me.” I did not think to approach the CV this way. I hope you don’t mind if I model mine after some of your! I’ll share when done.

  4. Sonya! Thanks for sharing your resume! It really opens my eyes and mind! I’ll be updating mine and I wonder what program you used to create this amazing resume.

    Thanks in advance!

  5. Hello Sonya, I came across your Website as I inquiring about Concept-driven learners (Cat.2) online workshops. I would be grateful if we exchange some ideas about which Worshop is the best-fit.

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