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Work experience

Art Teacher

Niagara-Wheatfield CSD

Taught Studio in Art, drawing, painting, sculpture and multimedia.

Designed and implemented lesson plans for Studio in Art and K- grade 5 classes incorporating New York State learning standards and learning styles.

Incorporated technology in the classroom.

Created hallway displays that showcased the student’s work.

Designed and implemented lesson plans for K- grade 5 classes incorporating New York State learning standards and learning styles.

Created hallway displays that showcased the student’s work.

Designed and implemented lessons utilizing various techniques, integrating learning styles and differentiated instruction.

Participated in the yearly art show to display student work.

Incorporated technology in the classroom.

Created multicultural and diverse lesson plans.

Utilized literature-based approach to creating lessons.

Dec 2009Present

Spanish Teacher

Buffalo Public Schools

Taught Spanish 1.

Maintained classroom management.

Developed lessons and projects for hands on learning.

Implemented technology in the lessons.

Mar 2009Jun 2009

Spanish Long-term Substitute

Akron Central Schools

Taught Spanish 2, Spanish 4 & Spanish 5 college level.

Incorporated technology in the classroom.

Maintained classroom management.

Developed lessons and projects for hands on learning.

Dec 2008Feb 2009

Spanish/French Lomg-term Substitute

North Tonawanda City Schools

Taught Spanish 8/ French 8 to students at the middle school level.

Incorporated technology in the classroom.

Maintained classroom management.

Conducted parent teacher conferences.

Education

Jan 2011Present

MS

University at Albany

I am in the process of getting my MS is Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology from the University at Albany via Distance Learning.

Aug 2003May 2009

Buffalo State College

I went to Buffalo State College as a start to my Art Education degree. I received my Certification to teach art and then pursued my Spanish credits to become a Spanish teacher.

Skills

Photoshop
I use photoshop and Illustrator for personal projects, used to teach it when I taught art education.
Computer Tech - White Boards
I currently use the promethean board in the classroom everyday.
Computer Tech - Microsoft Office
I use word every day. I create Powerpoint presentations for the classroom. I use excel for my gradebook along other useful software or websites.
Language - Spanish
I am a fluent native Spanish speaker.

References

Alicia Granto-Estenoz

Teena Jackson

David Mauricio

Certifications

20082013

Spanish 7-12

NY State Education Department
20062011

Art K-12

NY State Education Department

Lesson Plans

Technology

Teaching Philosophy

As a teacher I have always considered the students when I plan my lesson plans. I have to think of what will reach my students. What will make them want to learn about another culture and what will help them to try to learn another language.

I think students that are in the process of learning a second language need the positive feedback as they learn. Some students lack the confidence to speak another language. Students need to be encouraged to think about other countries and learn how people live there.

My goal is to implement technology into the classroom in order to reach the students that are more tech savvy and learn better visually which recently is the majority of our youth.