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Cristy Ames


Professional Experience

Aug 2006Present

Kindergarten Teacher

Cobb County School District
  • Used professional knowledge and understanding of curriculum, subject content and the needs of students to facilitate students’ learning and develop higher-level thinking skills.
  • Used common core, state and local district standards to develop effective daily lesson plans.
  • Developed lesson plans and implemented learning strategies to address the differentiated needs of all students.
  • Systematically used a variety of assessment instruments to gather and analyze data to measure students’ progress to modify lessons and provide constructive feedback to students and parents.
  • Provided a safe, orderly and well-mannered environment conducive to optimal learning and encouraged respect, responsibility and independence.
  • Created an academic and student-centered environment where teaching and learning occurred at high levels and students were self-directed learners.
  • Continually worked in a professional manner by maintaining daily student records.
  • Participated in ongoing professional growth activities.
  • Communicated with students and parents in a timely manner instructional goals, expectations and students’ progress.


September 2015May 2017

Ed. S in Instructional Technology

University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia

Integrating technology into the classroom.

Jan 2011May 2013

Master's Degree in Accomplished Teaching

Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia

Obtaining professional development to enhance my career

August 1988June 1993

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia

Undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education


Core Credentials
  • Creative Lesson Planning
  • Technology Integration
  • Assessment Tools
  • Parent-Teacher Communication
  • Classroom Management
  • Organizational Skills


April 16, 2004June 30, 2019

Georgia Educator Certificate

State of Georgia

Early Childhood Education P-5


My interests include reading, surfing the web and playing with my animals and spending quality time with my children.