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To obtain a position as an elementary school teacher that will utilize my dedication to children's educational needs and development to produce creative, results-proven, experienced, lifelong learners.  Enthusiastically and effectively utilizing lesson plans and curriculum to motivate student success. Polished, persuasive communicator able to translate complex issues into easily understood solutions.  Interface well with others at all levels of professionals.  Hardworking with excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Work experience

June  2018August 2018

Assistant Director

iD Tech Summer Camps

Achievements:

  • Assigned to larger program locations with 60+ students in attendance. 
     
    Worked in conjunction with the Director to oversee, manage, and supervise the operations of each program, ensuring iD Tech’s high standards of excellence were met to the satisfaction of clients, the onsite location contact and the Location Manager. Partnered with the Director to ensure instruction was being taught the iD way, the environment was inclusive, dynamic and FUN, and that the safety, health, and well-being of the students and staff were the number one priority. Lead Instructors reported to Assistant Director. In addition, the Assistant Director worked with the Director to coach every staff member in developing and demonstrating professional behaviors. 
    • Acted as Director using independent discretion and/or escalating appropriately while Camp Director is on scheduled breaks or when immediate action is required in the absence of the Director
    • Along with Director, developed staff leadership skills using performance management coaching techniques taught at Regional Staff Training while sharing in the responsibility of conducting mid-season and end-of-season performance reviews for all staff members
    • Ensured work environment was challenging, motivating and quirky
    • Worked with Director to ensure all operational tasks assigned to the team were completed
    • Worked with Lead Instructors to ensure that all Instructors were meeting curriculum goals for every student
    • Delegated operational tasks to Lead Instructor or Instructors as needed
    • Ensure Instructors met critical deadlines on diplomas, project completion, and Friday student presentations
    • Created and implemented work schedules, roles, and responsibilities for staff
    • With Director, held routine meetings to address and resolve staff concerns
    • Ensure scheduled activities for students were appropriate, fun and dynamic with appropriate supervision
    • Acted as a leader during check-in each session (may include leading icebreakers, directing parents, processing paperwork, etc.)
    • Worked with clients to address and resolve any concerns
    • Oversaw and participated in the logistics of location set-up, tear down and weekly product inventory/assessment
January 2018Present

Long Term Substitute - K-12th Grade

West Orange Public School District

Achievements:

  • Provide daily instruction in the absence of the permanent teacher.
  • Lead K-12th Grade Level students with daily lessons.
  • Implementing strategies, activities, and techniques for promoting quality student performance.
  • Teaching ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Special Classes (Art/Music)
September 2017Present

Long Term Substitute Teacher. 5th Grade / STEM Teacher – Long Term Replacement

South Orange/Maplewood School District, South Orange, NJ

Achievements:

  • Provide daily instruction in the absence of the permanent teacher.
  • Lead K-12th Grade Level students with daily lessons.
  • Implementing strategies, activities, and techniques for promoting quality student performance.
  • Teaching ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Special Classes (Art/Music)

Achievements:

  • Provided daily instruction in the absence of the permanent teacher.
  • Led 5th Grade Level students with daily lessons that were engaging, entertaining, thought-provoking. Implemented strategies, activities and techniques for promoting quality student performance.
  • Taught  Math, Science, and S.T.E.M. Lab.
  •  Lesson plans translated into engaging and effective learning experiences.
  • Kept current and accurate student records.
September 2016June 2017

Long Term Substitute Teacher - S.T.E.M. Teacher 1st -8th Grades, Kindergarten Teacher

Orange School District, Orange, NJ

Achievements:

  • Design and follow a complete teaching plan Teach alphabet and numeracy along with personal, social and emotional skills
  • Organize learning material and resources Use a variety of activities and instructional methods (songs, stories, media, structured games, art, outdoor activities etc.) to motivate and stimulate children’s abilities
  • Maintain an open line of communication with parents and provide appropriate information Assess student's performance and progress to ensure they are mastering the skills on a regular basis
  • Monitor children’s interactions and nurture cooperation and sharing Cooperate with administration staff Follow and comply with teaching standards and safety regulations.

Achievements:

  • Facilitated 1st - 8th Grade Level students with daily lessons that were engaging, thought-provoking, and entertaining.
  • Implemented strategies, activities and techniques for promoting quality student performance.
  • Facilitated Mini-Lessons and Projects aligned to national and state standards (Common Core/Next Generation Science).
  • Lesson plans translated into engaging and effective life-learning experiences.
  • Kept current and accurate student records.

 

August 2015June 2016

Elementary Teacher - 4th Grade

Lady Liberty Academy Charter School (LLACS), Newark, NJ [SCHOOL CLOSED]

Achievements: 

    • Led 4th Grade Level students with daily lessons that were engaging, entertaining, thought-provoking.
    • Implemented strategies, activities and techniques for promoting quality student performance.
    • Taught language arts, math, social studies, curriculum aligned to national and state standards.
    • Lesson plans translated into engaging and effective learning experiences.
    • Keeps current and accurate student records.

     

    Presented Student/Teacher Directed “Live” Radio Broadcast Lessons for Saturday Academy

September 2014June 2015

Teacher 5th Grade

Central Jersey Arts Charter School (CJACS), Plainfield, NJ [SCHOOL CLOSED]

Achievements:

  • Provided daily instruction in the absence of the permanent teacher.
  • Led 5th Grade Level students with daily lessons that were engaging, entertaining, thought-provoking. Implemented strategies, activities and techniques for promoting quality student performance.
  • Taught language arts, math, science, social studies, health, curriculum aligned to national and state standards.
  • Lesson plans translated into engaging and effective learning experiences.
  • Keeps current and accurate student records.
  • Presented Student/Teacher Directed “Live” Radio Broadcast final class project.
September 2013June 2014

Teacher Assistant Kindergarten/ Lead Teacher – 5th – 7th Grade (History)

Greater Newark Charter School (GNCS), Newark, NJ [SCHOOL CLOSED]
  • Assisted with Lead Kindergarten Teacher in daily instruction and lesson planning for classroom
  • Led 5th Grade Level students with daily lessons in History and Math that were engaging, entertaining, thought-provoking. Implemented strategies, activities aligned to Common Core Curriculum, national and state standards. Applied techniques for promoting quality student performance.
  • Led  6-7th Grade Level students in History with daily lessons that were engaging, entertaining, thought-provoking. Implemented strategies, activities and techniques aligned to Common Core Curriculum, national and state standards. Applied techniques for promoting quality student performance.
  • Maintained current and accurate student records.

Presented Student/Teacher Directed “Live” Radio Broadcast Class as an Elective.

                                                                                                

October 2012June 2013

Long-Term Substitute Teacher – Various Locations, Grades Kindergarten – 12th Grade

BLOOMFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Bloomfield, NJ

Achievements:

  • Provides daily instruction in the absence of the permanent teacher.
  • Implements strategies, activities and techniques for promoting quality student performance.
  • Teaches language arts, math, science, social studies, music and health curriculum aligned to national and state standards.
  • Translates lesson plans into engaging and effective learning experiences.
  • Keeps current and accurate student records.

                                                                                                                                                         

October 2007June 2013

Long Term Leave Replacement Teacher- (Speedway School, Alexander Street School, Lincoln School)

NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Newark, NJ

Achievements:

  • Manages organized and professional classrooms conducive to learning.
  • Utilizes a variety of instructional strategies to promote differentiated instruction and higher order thinking.
  • Teaches curriculum based on Common Core and state standards.
  • Develops, documents, and implements daily lesson plans.
  • Creates and maintains a climate of respect and fairness for all students.
  • Fosters cooperative and respectful partnerships with families and communities.
  • Presented Student/Teacher Directed Produced Radio Broadcast.

Nov 2006Aug 2007

Contract Administrator

Acquire Media Corporation

 ·Duties included opening and closing client accounts for online service and software.

·Updated and revised all hard copy versions of client contract and agreements.

·Daily duty included inputting client and company database information via SAGE-CRM system, reception, organizing new client data, assisting salespersons with client data and information.

March 2001June 2006

EDI Administrator

Fox Cable Networks - Manhattan, NY

·Managed, coordinated, implemented, and communicated the Fox Cable networks Electronic Data

 Interchange (EDI) programs for the FX, National Geographic (NatGeo), Fox Sports (FSN) and Speed channel networks.

·Act as liaison between sales, finance, IT, and external staff when implementing Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) communications.

·Served as contact on all Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) errors and troubleshooting issues, and monitored all daily inbound and outbound Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) transmissions.

August 2000February 2001

Traffic Asst./Office Mgr. Asst.

BET (Black Entertainment Television) - Manhattan, NY

·Responsible for Sales contracts, reports, client and spot schedule information.

·Served as liaison to managers, media planners, sales assistants and office managers.

·     Implemented the daily organization of supplies, mailroom, employee office needs and updating sales files. 

August 1995July 2000

Traffic Coordinar/Programming Asst.

Newark Public Radio, Inc - WBG0-FM JAZZ 88.3 - Newark,NJ

·Supervised the scheduling of sales contracts, underwriting spots, station promos and Public Service Announcements (PSA).

·Served as liaison to underwriting account executives and program director.

·Supervised on-air interviews; on-air announcers, talent, agencies, record companies and independent producers for in studio events. 

Education

September 2015CURRENT

1001 - Elementary School Teacher in Grades K - 6 - #987432

NJ Department of Education

Completed certain requirements for Standard Certificate for Elementary School Teacher in Grades K - 6. Have completed Phases I & II of Alternate Route program. 

Jan.2010Aug. 2011

M.S., Instructional Media

Wilkes University

30-credit, 10-course program couples advanced online and educational resources with the very best in instructional media, content and training.

September 1977May 2008

B.A.

Syracuse University

Department of African American Studies offers the opportunity for study, research, and community involvement in African American Studies and enables students to explore cultural, literary, historical, socioeconomic and other issues affecting African Americans as well as the link with continental Africa and the Caribbean areas.

References

Erica Campbell - (Former VP of Greater Newark CharterSchool)-VP New Brunswick Public Schools  

[email protected]-732-925-9657

LaVern Lewis - Kindergarten Teacher @Park Avenue Elementary School (Orange, NJ)

 [email protected] -973.885.5993

Deborah Williams/Teacher 2nd Grade-Lincoln Elementary School

[email protected] - 201-563-2489

Angela Morales-Patterson/Asst. Dir. of Alumni & Donor Engagement - Syracuse University

[email protected] - 315-708-6474

Skills

BROADCASTING

20+ Years Radio-TV -Podcasting production

S.T.E.M.

1st - 8th Grade S.T.E.M. Facilitator

Microsoft Office/MAC Book Pro
Familiar with MS Office 2007 and use of MAC Book Pro.
Radio/Television Production
Proficient in the production of Radio and Television Production with detailed experience in front of and behind the scenes.
Power Teacher
Integrated students grades, behavior, and progress reports for academic year.
Grades K,1,4,5 Curriculum /6+7 History Curriculum

Led Kindergarten  @ Park Ave Elementary - Orange, NJ

Led 1st Grade  @ Lincoln Elementary - Newark, NJ

Led 4th Grade @ Speedway, Lady Liberty - Newark, NJ/

                        @CJACS - Plainfield, NJ

Led 5th Grade @ GNCS - Newark, NJ / @CJACS - Plainfield, NJ

                        @ Seth Boyden - South Orange-Maplewood, NJ

Led 6th/7th [History] @ GNCS - Newark, NJ 

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Certifications

September 2013May2015

1001 - Elementary School Teacher in Grades K - 6

Cert# 987432

Elementary School Teacher K-6