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Work experience

Dec 2010May 2011

Intervention Specialist

Frederick Douglass Elementary School, #19

·Planned and implemented lessons to several groups of students including I-STEP preparation (third through sixth grade), focused skill building (fourth grade), writing development (second grade), and individual fluency practice (second grade)

·Collaborated with classroom teachers, Title I teachers, ESL teachers, and Special Education teachers to discuss and meet the needs of all students

·Managed I-STEP online testing including scheduling tests, preparing students, and administering the assessment

Sep 2009Dec 2010

Professional Development Teaching Cadre

Indianapolis Public Schools
  • Covered for teachers while they attended professional development meetings
  • Participated in professional growth designed to improve curriculum knowledge, instructional skills, and classroom management skills
  • Worked with students in kindergarten through twelfth grade
  • Worked long-term in one school with third through sixth grade pulling small groups for I-STEP preparation
Oct 2007May 2009

Teacher-First grade

Harrison Hill School of Inquiry
  • Planned and taught lessons for all subjects for first grade class using Reader's and Writer's Workshop, Five Easy Steps to a Balanced Math Program, and The Project Approach
  • Met weekly with other teachers and staff in a Professional Learning Community to assess student learning and discuss best practice
  • Participated in School Wide Planning committee to write School Improvement Plan (PL 221)
Oct 2003Jan 2005

Inclusion Teacher's Aide

M. L. King Elementary School
  • Planned and implemented reading and math lessons for student with autism
  • Improved student's social skills and provided opportunities to positively interact with students and adults
  • Collaborated with Classroom Teacher, Inclusion Facilitator, Speech/Language Teacher, and Occupational Therapist
Jun 2000Jul 2004

Teacher-ESL Summer School

M. L. King Elementary Svchool
  • Planned and taught four week curriculum to students learning English as a Second Language
Aug 2000Jun 2003

Teacher-First, Fourth, Fifth grades

M. L. King Elemenatry School

  • Co-taught lessons in all subjects for first grade class
  • Shared teaching responsibilities and collaborated daily with co-teacher
  • Planned and taught lessons in all subjects for fifth grade class
  • Planned and taught lessons in all subjects for fourth grade class
  • Participated in Discipline Committee
  • Participated in  the committee to incorporate SETCLAE (Self-Esteem Through Culture Leads to Academic Excellence) into the curriculum
  • Collaborated weekly with Inclusion Facilitator, Speech/Language Teacher,       and Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
Dec 1999Jun 2000

Teacher--Reading, Math Pullout

M. L. King Elementary School
  • Planned and taught math and reading lessons to small groups of first, fourth, and fifth grade students
  • Collaborated wth several teachers to discuss needs of each student
Aug 1999Dec 1999

Long-term substitute

Thomas Paine Elementary School
  • Planned and taught lessons in all subjects for first grade class
  • Collaborated with Dance & Drama and Art teachers to unify themes between classes
  • Participated in Reading Assessment committee


Jun 2006May 2011


Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Aug 1993May 1997

Bachelor of Science

Indiana University Bloomington


Tamara Gore

Aleicha Ostler

Judith Walls

David Adcock

Sharon Smith


Letters of Recommendation

Student Samples

Transcript and Teaching License

Photo Gallery

Teaching Philosophy

Reading Recovery Video

Letter of Introduction

Professional Development

  • TESA (Teacher Expectations & Student Achievement
  • I-STEP+ Online
  • Class based on Reading Recovery model
  • The Project Approach
  • Indiana Reading Academy
  • Lakota Literacy View Institute
  • Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum
  • Cultural Diversity in the Classroom
  • Guided Reading
  • Write Traits
  • Teaching Problem Solving in the Math Classroom
  • Discipline with Dignity
  • Rebecca Sitton Spelling
  • Novice Teacher Support Program


Innovative, adaptable, and dedicated teacher with experience in a variety of school settings and grade levels. ESL certified and experienced in working with diverse populations. Team player interested in strengthening school performance and fostering student growth through a comprehensive, collaborative approach.Creative and self-motivated with strong planning and problem solving skills, and capable of fostering positive relationships with students, teachers, parents, and administrators.