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Darrell L. Alston

Seeking acceptance into the Orton-Gillingham program

Work experience

Sep 2011Jun 2015

6th Grade Basic Skills Teacher

Atlantic City Board of Education

1) Identifies students with substantial academic deficiencies by evaluation of available test and observational data, by consultation with staff members, and by recommendations made by other personnel.

2) Uses appropriate standardized test instruments, informal diagnostic tasks, and observations to assess the academic strengths and weaknesses of students referred for services.

3) All duties and tasks associated with being School Test Coordinator. Instructional Planning

4) Develop instructional goals and specific instructional objectives for each student selected for remedial teaching.

5) Selects appropriate instructional materials and media to achieve the goals and objectives specified for each student under his/her care.

6) Properly groups students for remedial instruction after consideration of the learning style and level of academic functioning of each student.

7) Prepares for classes assigned and shows evidence of preparation upon request of administrative and supervisory personnel.

8) Participates with other staff members in curriculum planning during designated meetings.

9) Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect supplies, equipment, materials, and facilities needed to implement effectively the planned instructional program.

10) Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.

Sep 2010Jun 2011

8th Grade ELA Teacher

Atlantic City Board of Education

1) Develops and implements lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district's curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required.

2) Prepares lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles.

3) Presents subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.

4) Plans and uses appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.

5) Helps students analyze and improve study methods and habits.

6) Conducts ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.

7) Assumes responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsors outside activities approved by the campus principal.

8) Be a positive role model for students, support mission of school district.

9) Establishes and maintains open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.

10) Maintains a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.

Sep 1999Sep 2009

5th Grade Teacher

Atlantic City Board of Education

1) Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.

2) Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.

3) Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.

4) Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.

5) Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.

6) Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.

7) Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.

8) Assign and grade class work and homework.

9) Read books to entire classes or small groups.

10) Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments in order to evaluate students' progress.


Sep 2006Jun 2015

Masters in Educational Administration

Cheyney State University of Pennsylvania
  • One class short of gaining my degree. 
Sep 1987Jun 1992

Bachelors of Science - Business Management

Stockton University
  • Graduated with 2.6 GPA. Was the Basileus (President) of the Psi Lambda chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.


Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Collaborative Framework
  • 11 years of providing small-group, supplementary literacy intervention designed to provide daily, small-group instruction for the lowest achieving students at their grade level through authentic, teacher designed lessons and engaging leveled books.
L.O.T.I. School Improvement Model
  • 6 years of providing specific and targeted interventions that integrate basic knowledge and skills through a real-world context that ensures a deeper understanding of the core content.