Tanya Camille Millner-Harleepicture of myself

5107 Copper Ridge Drive, #104

Durham, NC 27707


Summary of Qualifications

Proven success in implementing developmental curriculum

Strong practical and theoretical foundation in improving students' basic academic skills

Excellent management, verbal, writing, and editing skills and experience

Professional Experience

John D. O'Bryant African American Institute, Boston, MA 1993-1996

Coordinator of Reading, Writing, and Study Skills

Design, develop, and implement curriculum, syllabus. Hire and train lecturers and English and writing tutors. Supervise and manage budget. Assess and evaluate students' and lecturers' performance. Research and develop new methods of evaluating students' levels of skills.


Increased students' average post-test scores by two grade levels

Achieved goal of introducing students to a broader base of literature

Developed a much more comprehensive and successful syllabus designed to enhance students' reading comprehension, critical analysis, and writing abilities

The History of Black Writing Project (HBW), Boston, MA 1992-1993

Research/Editorial Assistant

Corresponded with various writers for manuscripts. Drafted prospectuses and introductions for new books for writers and publishers. Edited, proofread, wrote for several publications circulated by HBW. Assisted in writing grants and raising funds for various activities and events hosted by HBW.


Performed as Assistant Editor for the Richard Wright Circle Newsletter and helped to increase membership and subscriptions

Edited and designed table of contents for a book of short stories

Organized and participated in several summer institutes and workshops regarding Black and Cultural Studies

Hartford Public School System, Hartford, CT 1988-1992

Substitute Teacher

Managed the discipline and supervision of students in first through twelfth grade. Prepared lesson plans specializing in English and math.


Initiated the introduction of multicultural literature into classrooms

Researched and charted high school students' scores on Achievement Tests

Employment History

Copy Editor THE FEVER MAGAZINE, Boston, MA (1993-1995)

Editorial Assistant A.G. BELL ASSOCIATION FOR THE DEAF, Washington, DC (1991-1992)

Assistant to Director COUNSELING AND PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, Washington, DC (1990-1991)

Teaching Assistant BENJAMIN BANNEKER SCHOOL, Washington, DC (1990-1991)

Assistant to Director SPORTS INFORMATION, Washington, DC (1989-1990)

Student Athletic Trainer ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT, Washington, DC (1988-1989)


Doctor of Philosophy - Educational Organization and Policy Studies - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000

Master of Arts - Linguistics and Writing - Northeastern University, 1994

Bachelor of Arts - English - Georgetown University, 1992


Dean Lula Petty-Edwards
Dean and Director of John D. O'Bryant African American Institute
Northeastern University
40 Leon St.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 373-3143

Dr. Maryemma Graham
Associate Professor of English
Northeastern University
Department of English
410 Holmes Hall
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 373-2512

Mr. Kelly Wise
Director, Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers
Phillips Academy
Andover, MA 01810
(508) 749-4115

Mrs. Barbara Cordi-Allen
Thomas Snell Weaver High School
Math Department
415 Granby St.
Hartford, CT 06112

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