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Encouraged in seeking a position as an Elementary School Teacher in which my strong dedication to the total development of children and a high degree of enthusiasm can be fully utilized. With the use of creative technology and 21st century skills, I plan to engage students in an open learning situation. My skills will be a collaborative effort in teamwork encouraging administrators, teachers, students and parents.

Work experience

DEC. 2016JUNE 2017

Kindergarten Teacher

Park Avenue Elementary School (Orange Public Schools)

Responsibilities include: 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 regular basis Monitor children’s interactions and nurture cooperation and sharing Cooperate with administration staff Follow and comply with teaching standards and safety regulations.

Sept. 2016Nov. 2016

STEM LAB Teacher (replacement) - Gifted & Talented Program

Scholars' Academy (Orange Public Schools)

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.
Aug 2015June 2016

Elementary Teacher - 4th Grade  | Newark, NJ

Lady Liberty Academy Charter School (LLACS)

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

Jan 2015Jun 2015

Teacher 5th Grade

Central Jersey Arts Charter School (CLOSED)

Achievements:

Reorganized and prepared students to be 6th Grade ready. Established Class Rules and format for student participation. Lessons taught include- ELA, Math, History, Science, and in-class Health. Prepared students for Curriculum and State Testing (MAP/PARCC).

Sep 2014Dec 2014

4th Grade Substitute[Long Term]

Central Jersey Arts Charter School (CLOSED)

 Continued to teach students within Inclusive setting. Taught ELA, Math, Social Studies, Health and Science. Prepared Lesson Plans; Collaborated with Grade Level Teachers; maintained classroom management.                                                                                                 

Mar 2014Jun 2014

Teacher 6/7th Grade

Greater Newark Charter School

Taught engaging lessons in History from Early Egypt, Israelites, India, China as well as Colonial, and the American Revolution. I prepared students for History Benchmarks with Who?What?Where?When? Charts  that extended and connected to todays history with relevance. With use of theatrical performances by students and teacher, lessons were brought to life as additional learning aids with assessments.                                                                                                                                                            

Oct 2013Feb 2014

Teacher 5th Grade

Greater Newark Charter School

Achievements:

As the Math/History teacher of At Risk and Proficient students, I actively instructed students, created lesson plans, assigned and corrected homework, managed students in the classroom, communicated with parents and helped students prepare for standardized testing. Prepared and continued the mastery of basic Math skills which are of paramount importance. American History from Ice Age to Early Colonial life was brought to life from text to reality via projects, discussion, and theatric performances by students and Teacher.                                                                                                                                

Aug 2013Oct 2013

Teacher Assistant

Greater Newark Charter School
As a Teaching Assistant I was responsible for helping the Lead Teacher in the classroom by performing assigned duties. These duties included but not limited to developing, organizing, and putting into practice the daily routines of a classroom, lesson plans, class management, and teamwork. Other responsibilities included:

·Tutoring or assisting individual students,* Supervising children at lunch, in the hallways, and at recess

·Helping with children that have special needs * Accompanying students and teacher on trips or outings

·Escorting children who need to leave the classroom for any reason* Ensuring that students meet the correct bus

Nov 2007Jun 2013

Teacher

Newark Public Schools

Achievements:

As an experienced substitute teacher, I bring flexibility and versatility to my work. I creatively possess the ability to utilize lesson plans, curriculum, and instructional concepts from various resources and motivate classes towards success. My experience includes but isn’t limited to:

·Provide oral and written directions to students in the absence of the permanent teacher. ·Establish effective working relationships with staff and students. ·Maintain effective classroom management strategies. ·     Implement strategies, activities and techniques for promoting quality student performance in academic and               social behavior based on student's prior knowledge and experience. ·Effectively contributing to and managing an individual Learning program plan for students. ·Create and maintain a climate of respect and fairness for all students. ·Providing outstanding parent and student oriented interpersonal communication .

Sep 2012Jun 2013

Teacher

Bloomfield Public Schools

Achievements:

As an experienced substitute teacher, I continue to bring flexibility and versatility to my work. I creatively possess the ability to utilize lesson plans, curriculum, and instructional concepts from various resources and motivate classes towards success. My experience includes but isn’t limited to:

·      Teaching and thinking outside the box.

·      Provide oral and written directions to students in the absence of the permanent teacher.

·      Establish effective working relationships with staff and students. ·      Maintain effective classroom management strategies. ·      Implement strategies, activities and techniques for promoting quality student performance                        in academic and  social behavior based on student's prior knowledge and experience. ·      Effectively contributing to and managing an individual Learning program plan for students. ·      Create and maintain a climate of respect and fairness for all students. ·      Providing outstanding parent and student oriented interpersonal communication .

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, answering  

   phones, organizing new client data, assisting salespersons with client data and information.

Mar 2001Jun 2006

EDI Administrator

Fox Cable Networks

·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.

Aug 2000Feb 2001

Traffic Asst./Office Mgr. Asst.

BET (Black Entertainment Television)

·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. 

Aug 1995Jul 2000

Traffic Coord/Programming Asst.

Newark Public Radio, Inc - WBG0-FM JAZZ 88.3

·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

Sep 2013Present

Provisional Certificate

NJ Department of Education

Completed certain requirements for certification and is eligible to seek employment in positions requiring the Provisional Certificate for Elementary School Teacher in Grades K - 6. Have completed Phases I & II of Alternate Route program. Will complete Phase III Fall 2014.

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.

May 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

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

973.885.5993

Deborah Williams/Teacher 2nd Grade

[email protected] - 201-563-2489

I have worked for and with Mrs. Williams within the Newark Public Schools District.

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

[email protected] - 315-708-6474

Skills

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.
Grade 1 Curriculum
Led a 1st Grade classroom during the 2009-2010 academic year at Lincoln School.

Portfolio

Certifications

Sep 2013Jul 2015

Provisional Certificate K-6

Cert#921840