Debra Fein

  • Greater New York City Area, US New Jersey
Debra Fein

Adjunct Professor

Work History

Work History
May 2008 - Feb 2015

Adjunct Professor

University of Phoenix
  • Assess Learning strengths and Weaknesses as well as prior knowledge Using Socratic method.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
Oct 2012 - Jun 2013

Lead Pre-K teacher

Temple Beth Sholom, Fair Lawn, N.J.

2012- 2013

  • Plan curriculum based on children’s developmental needs;
  • Used inclusive curriculum as much as possible;
  • Emphasis on literacy;
  • Theme based; taught children to write based on phonetic association.

Encouraged creativity based on productive approach

Sep 2005 - Jun 2012

Substitute Teacher

Tenafly Public Schools

Substitute Teacher,

 September 2005- 2012

  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
Nov 2004 - Jun 2005

Substitute Teacher, Various school districts in Bergen County.

United States
Substitute Teacher, Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health. Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests. Coordinated with other staff in developing curricular and district goals. Adapted instruction for special needs children. Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible. Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
Sep 2002 - Jun 2004

Kindergarten Teacher, P.S. 144 Queens, New York

United States
Kindergarten Teacher, Instruct students individually and in groups, adapting teaching methods to meet students' varying needs and interests. Observe and evaluate children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health. Read books to entire classes or to small groups. Teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills. Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate. Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play. Demonstrate activities to children. Establish and enforce rules for behavior, and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
Sep 1985 - Oct 2000

Kindergarten Teacher

NEW YORK BOARD OF EDUCATION
PS 144 QUEENS, Forest Hills, NY, Kindergarten Teacher, Instruct students individually and in groups, adapting teaching methods to meet students' varying needs and interests. Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help. Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems. Plan and conduct activit ies for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate. Observe and evaluate children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health. Teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills. Prepare children for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks. Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play. Demonstrate activities to children. Establish and enforce rules for behavior, and policies and procedures to maintain order among students. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to children. Read books to entire classes or to small groups. Instruct students individually and in groups, adapting teaching methods to meet students' varying needs and interests. ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Education

Education
May 2009 - Jan 2015

ED.D.

University of Phoenix

Obtain an in-depth understanding of how curricula are developed and used in guiding classroom instruction. The Curriculum and Instruction specialization of the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership can help you influence curriculum policy, address the learning needs of large communities of students, and devise initiatives that make meaningful changes to the ways in which students learn.

1987

M.A

QUEENS COLLEGE CUNY
1981

B.A

UNIVERSITY OF STATE OF NY