Reading and Writing Intervention Tutor
- Provided reading intervention for students in grades 3-5
- Provided writing intervention for students in grade 4
- Facilitated small group lessons designed to strengthen students' reading and writing skills
- Maintained records of student progress throughout tutoring semester
- Taught test taking skills
- Proctored STAAR assessments
- Worked with classroom teachers to identify trends and gaps in comprehension and application
- Conducted after school tutoring groups
Substitute Teacher Prek-12
Austin Independent School District
Mar 2012 - Aug 2013
- Assisted the teacher in planning and maintaining a safe, clean, learning environment and in assuring the well being and safety of the children in his/her care.
- Followed the Head Start Program Performance Standards, all RCCDC policies and procedures and RCCDC written work plan.
- Exhibited a genuine nurturing, caring attitude to all children.
- Maintained a positive, calm attitude and a soft voice, and encourage this attitude and voice in others working in the classroom.
- Maintained a cooperative attitude of working together with the teacher, volunteers, parents, and program specialists in planning and implementing activities.
- Assisted teacher to implement the developmental assessment for each child to determine the child’s strengths and areas in which each child may need help.
- Planned with and assisted the teacher in preparing materials and supplies in advance for activities.
- Assisted the teacher in maintaining confidential child classroom folders, by collecting monthly samples of children’s work.
- Earned over 40 hours of professional training
- Assisted the teacher in maintaining a confidential assessment binder, consisting of developmental assessments, individual goals, and observations of progress toward meeting goals.
Early Childhood Certifications and Trainings:
- Child abuse and neglect
- Positive Behavior Support
- Family Engagement
- Autism Training
- Medication Dispensing/Nutrition Training
- Universal Precautions
Aug 2009 - Aug 2010
8th Grade English Teacher LTS
Bangor Area Middle School
- Teach five classes of language arts and one intervention class
- Co-Teach with special education teacher
- Completed professional training in Scholastic ReadAround program
- Work on a team with five other eight grade teachers
- Designed and manage an interactive classroom website
- Implement various teaching strategies designed to enhace student performance
Jan 2009 - Jun 2009
Pocono Mountain School District
Oct 2008 - Dec 2008
J.T. Lambert Intermediate
- Taught seventh grade students
- Designed instruction for grammar and composition courses
- Instructed multiple class levels
- Co-taught with special education teacher and aids
Aug 2008 - Oct 2008
Stroudsburg High School
- Taught eleventh and twelfth grade students
- Created and taught British literature lessons
- Designed and implemented AP/CP Composition lessons\
- Instructed speech classes
- Utilized Smart Boards and Acti Votes during instruction
Jan 2008 - May 2008
- Mentored at-risk youth of various ages and backgrounds
- Discussed and planned future goals with students
- Ceated activities designed to promote reflection, teamwork, and accountability
- Designed action plans relevant to student's success
- Utilized community programs to support student involvement
East Stroudsburg University
I am a dedicated teacher who provides students with a content classroom supported by technology, reinforced through varied instructional practices and grounded in the belief of the abilities of every student. I am a teacher who is sensitive to the cultural needs and differences of an ever-changing, diverse student body.
My objective as a teacher in any school or organization is always to teach my students to become independent thinkers and leaders. I work to instill a love of knowledge and to foster life-long learners who create goals and actively achieve them.
"I have determined that the most important thing a teacher can do is inspire: inspire through your selection of texts and lessons, through the design of your curriculum and through your unwavering support in the growth and learning process of every student. You must create an environment where students feel safe to go beyond what they know and move into a broader, more developed understanding of the connection between school and the outside world."
" Of the four language arts classes I taught, two had a high number of special education students with IEP’s. In the beginning it was hard for me to differentiate my instruction to accommodate all of my students. It took time, error, reflection, and patience, but I finally found a way to increase achievement of my special education students. What I did was help them to understand the importance of organizing their thoughts. I began by making daily study guides with larger lettering, pictures, and blank spaces for notes. I modeled for the students how to fill in the study packets and use them as a tool for review and study. The packets were used as a means of assessment, helping the students to understand that it is not only the “test” at the end of the chapter that counts, but also how you get there and what learning strategies you use along the way to help you improve. After the study packets, students who had previously answered every question wrong on a quiz were suddenly passing all their tests and doing their homework."