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Crystal Jordan

Work History

Jan 2010Present

Head of Department Physical Education, Health and Sport

Kaikohe Christian School, Kaikohe, New Zealand
  • Develop  and review physical education & health education curriculum year 1 - 13
  • Classroom teacher year 9 - 10 physical education
  • Classroom teacher year 7 - 10 health education
  • Classroom teacher year 11 - 13 NCEA physical education
  • Beginning teacher & Provisionally Certificated Teacher Mentor / Coordinator
  • Pastoral Dean
  • PB4L Coach / Team leader
  • Sports Coordinator - school events and inter-school events
  • EOTC / Camp Coordinator 
  • Outward Bound Coordinator
  • Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator
Jan 2009Dec 2009

Physical Education Teacher

Scared Heart College, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • Classroom teacher year 9 - 10 physical education
  • Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator
  • Coach 1st XV Girls Rugby
Jul 2007Dec 2007

Teacher Aide

Melville High School, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Teacher Aide for student with Aspergers Syndrome in physics and calculus classes
  • Teacher Aide for the High Risk Student Unit for all learning areas
Jul 2002Jul 2004

Outdoor Instructor

Somerset Outdoor Learning Centre, Sydney, Australia
  • Sole responsibility for groups of 12 students per week completing a camp involving rock climbing, hiking, adventure based learning activities, rafting, canoeing, mountain biking, abseiling, orienteering and tenting.
  • Providing guidance for Duke of Edinburgh participants
  • Teaching basic outdoor safety skills to Scout and Girl Guide groups
  • Checking safety equipment
  • Sorting and storing safety equipment
  • Catering for groups of 12- 500

Education

20082008

Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)

University of Waikato
20052007

Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies

University of Waikato 
20012001

Certificate in Outdoor Education

Waiariki Institute of Technology

Summary

I am an experienced, enthusiastic and focused teacher who is committed to safeguarding and promoting the education and well-being of young people at all times. I am passionate about giving young people the best possible education in life, and enjoy working in a busy environment and relish the challenge of managing a diverse workload. I am able to establish a supportive relationship with not only students but also their parents and fellow teachers all with the aim of promoting and reinforcing a student’s independence and self-esteem. I am someone who is fundamentally committed to good practice and innovation and who is very much a team player. Always engaged in continuous learning in order to broaden my knowledge and experience, I am confident, passionate and enthusiastic about working with young people. I am currently looking for a challenging teaching and leadership role that will further my drive and ambition.

 

Key Skills and Competencies

Teaching attributes

  • Able to interact and form relationships with other professionals and agencies associated with the school.
  • Knowledgeable about physical education and health curriculums.
  • Can liaise effectively with parents through personal letters and phone calls.
  • Can support students with emotional or behavioural problems and help develop their social skills.
  • Excellent classroom skills.
  • Excellent ICT skills.
  • Playground monitoring and interventions to remind children of school expectations.
  • Strong behaviour management skills.
  • Responding to accidents and emergencies relating to pupils.
  • Providing regular feedback regarding student’s progress to students, senior leadership team and teaching staff.

 

Personal attributes

  • Having a positive and creative approach to teaching.
  • Setting high expectations which inspire, motivate & challenge students.
  • Able to work flexibly as part of a high performing team.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Having a creative and critical thinking approach.
  • Committed to comprehensive education for all.
  • Committed with high expectations of all pupils.
  • Capacity for hard work.
  • Ability to follow instructions and use initiative.

 

Professional attributes

  • Highly organised with excellent preparation skills.
  • Creating all planning and evaluating of learning activities in physical education and health topics.
  • Always student focused.
  • Able to effectively manage pupils with difficult behaviour whilst encouraging them to highly achieve.
  • Mentored beginning teachers through the two year mentoring programme.
  • Coach / Team leader of the Positive Behaviour for Learning Programme.
  • Dean for pastrol concerns.
  • Implemented RAMS for EOTC.