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Work History

Aug 20052014

Teacher

Oak Forest Elementary School

Pre-K- three years

  • Grade level chair
  • Lead PLC meetings

Conducted study for Masters Degree

  • Study determined the effectiveness of three early childhood reading programs

Completed a 16 week Administrative Internship

  1. Positively impacted student learning and school culture by analyzing test data and making suggestions on ways to improve campus rating
  2. Aligned curriculum and assessment to measure student performance
  3. Implemented staff development to improve  performance of each teacher
  4. Collaborated with parents and community members to promote success of all students

Multi-grade level Pre-K/K-five years

  • Member of SDMC
  • Created and utilized rigorous reading instruction for the early childhood department
  • Helped develop and implement Campus Improvement Plan

Kindergarten-one year

  • Worked collaboratively with co-workers developing a Science curriculum
  • Implemented this curriculum within the Kindergarten department
  • Facilitated book study
  • Incorporated cutting edge educational techniques from book study within school's instructional goals
  • Responsible for attending a variety of professional development and

    reporting to campus to share and implement these new educational strategies

                       
Aug 1997May 2005

Teacher

Juan Seguin Elementary School

 3rd grade - three years

  • One year self contained
  • Two years departmentalized
  • Reading and Language Arts Specialist
  • Language Arts/Reading department chair
  • Member of SDMC

2nd grade - three years

  • Grade level chair
  • Worked on planning committee to increase test scores
  • Collaborated extensively to create rigorous instruction

Kindergarten -one year

  • Early Childhood Lead teacher
  • Focused on instruction students needed to be successful in upper grade levels
  • Increased parental support by more than 30%
  • Mentored first year teachers
  • Member SDMC
Aug 1996May 1997

Teacher

Jane Long Elementary School

3rd, 4th and 5th grade Reading Specialist

  • Specialized in ELL 
  • Worked with 3rd grade students using a variety of hands on methods to improve their reading skills
  • Conducted writing workshops with 4th grade students and prepared them for writing assessments
  • Utilized small groups and differentiated instructional strategies while teaching 5th grade Language Arts
  • Increased test scores by 80%         
Aug 1995May 1996

Teacher

Crazy Horse School

2nd grade

  • Taught in environment where the entire population was economically disadvantaged
  • Incorporated special educational modifications in lessons daily
  • Utilized Individual Education Plans with majority of students
  • Wrote and implemented school’s very first Social Studies Curriculum 

Objective

To teach students skills that will allow them to become lifelong learners.  I will encourage my students to have self-confidence and to believe in themselves.

References

Education

Jan 2011May 2013

Masters of Education

Concordia University
Jan 1992Jan 1995

Bachelor of Arts

University of Iowa

Certifications

Elementary 1-8

State of Texas

Generalist EC-4

State of Texas