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Education

Aug 2003May 2007

BA & BS

College of William & Mary
Aug 1999Jun 2003

Advanced Diploma

Loudoun Valley High School

Skills

Administration & Office Management
Two years as an office assistant for a physical therapy clinic Interned as a legal assistant in a law firm during college Four years as part-time office assistant with government contracting firm Three years as part-time office assistant for family-owned construction company  
Tutoring & Teaching
Manage a private tutoring company that serves elementary, secondary and adult learners Served for three years as a teaching fellow, both in the classroom and in service-learning programs Developed curriculum for GED School in DC Contributed to district science curriculum
Computer Skills
Can type over 100 wpm Familiar with PCs and Macs MS Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint (dabble with Access) Basic website design and HTML coding Adobe Photoshop GoTo Webinar

Work experience

Aug 2011Present

Director

Trekking Tutor
  • Designing website and creating marketing materials for new company.
  • Advertising new organization through social networking sites, craigslist and online publications.
Feb 2010Aug 2011

Director

PflugerTutor
  • Managed five part-time employees and cultivated client relations with families and students.
  • Diagnosed learners' needs and developed individualized curriculum plans for students.
  • Designed marketing and promotional materials for company.  Sold company to new director when moved to Virginia.
  • Networked with small business and community professionals.
  • Managed budget and bookkeeping, registered clients, hired and trained tutors, coordinated schedules of employees and clients.
  • Developed and implemented business plan and infrastructure for new entrepreneurial organization.
May 2010Jul 2011

Fellow Advisor

The New Teacher Project: Texas Teaching Fellows
  • Lead daily instructional framework sessions which train new teachers (Fellows).
  • Facilitate training meetings, edit presentations and present curriculum changes to team of Fellow Advisors.
  • Communicate information to Fellows about high-needs schools and district policies.
  • Facilitate developmental workshops, model best teaching practices and provide developmental feedback through one-on-one meetings, written evaluations and benchmark assessments to Fellows based on in-class observations and written work products.
  • Evaluate TTF applicants; select applicants that meet the model, summarize applicants' strengths and weaknesses.
  • Lead webinars and conference calls to prepare participants to take the bilingual generalist exam.
Aug 2008Jun 2011

Bilingual Teacher, Oak Meadows Elementary

Manor Independent School District
  • Taught academic and social skills to first-generation American, bilingual, at-risk, low-income, high-needs elementary students. 
  • Prepared lesson plans. 
  • Designed, administered and corrected tests. 
  • Tracked data and academic records. 
  • Translated school documents.
  • Member of Elementary Campus Advisory Board and Academic Improvement Leadership Team.
  • Served on principal nominated team with superintendent to discuss district policies and campus improvement plan.
  • Voluntarily organized Saturday School on campus. Led afterschool intervention tutoring sessions.
Aug 2007Apr 2008

GED Instructor & Curriculum Development

LAYC YouthBuild, PCS
  • Taught full-time math & science classes to high school dropouts. 
  • Case manager for a group of students.
  • Translated and interpreted (Spanish/English) classes, programs, meetings for staff & students.
  • Mentored group of African American and Hispanic American at-risk youth.
  • Developed school science curriculum meeting District of Columbia's public charter school requirements.
Aug 2005May 2007

Community Scholars Liaison

Community Scholars House
  • Designed, developed, coordinated and implemented the Community Scholars House program, in cooperation with Professor Monica Griffin of the Sharpe Program.
  • Directed upper-classmen student groups in self-designed service-learning projects in on-campus community housing.
  • Created program model and solicited funding from the Charles Center of the College.
Aug 2006May 2007

Mellon Teaching Fellow

Hispanic Studies Department, College of William & Mary
  • Served as teaching assistant to fellow college students in Medical Interpretation and Translation class.
  • Assisted teacher with research and preparation of materials for students.
  • Compiled resource to network non-profits and translated information for Spanish-speakers in the community.
Aug 2004May 2007

Sharpe Fellow

Sharpe Community Scholars Program, College of William & Mary
  • Led, taught and mentored groups of fifteen freshmen during their service-learning projects.
  • Instructed local community members in ESL classes.
  • Designed ESL curriculum for learners and instructors.
  • Coordinated projects with local community members to assist freshmen students in designing their class projects.
Aug 2005Dec 2006

Office Assistant & Technician

Tidewater Physical Therapy
  • Verified insurance records.
  • Filed medical records using MYSIS system.
  • Assisted in office coordination and patient billing.
  • Assisted therapists, monitored patients’ activities and exercise.
Aug 2004Dec 2006

Audio/Visual Tech

College of William & Mary
  • Prepared campus buildings and rooms for presentations and meetings.
  • Supervised building opening and closing.
  • Scheduled campus events in University Center and Campus Center.
  • Troubleshot technical issues during presentations and meetings on campus.
  • Organized a/v work closet and inventoried equipment.

References

Jessie Jacobs

Efe Foster is one of the most efficient and effective people I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She is a take-charge person who is able to deal with most any task that is put before her. She speaks two languages fluently, works well with other people, and is so organized that others relied on her to help with their data and paperwork. Ms. Foster is highly respected among her peers and I was lucky to have her as a teammate as she has a profound and positive impact on anyone she works with. She is a true natural leader. She will be an asset to anyone she works with in the future.

Certifications

Aug 2008Present

Professional Development

Manor ISD & Region XIII
May 2008May 2015

Teaching Certificate

Texas Education Agency

Spanish Writing Samples

News Articles

Objective

To fight social injustice and improve the quality of life for individuals in low-income, urban and high-needs communities through education, community programs, service-learning and meaningful professional and personal relationships.

Activities

Board Administrator: Austin Raw Feeders Coop

Austin, Texas  

January, 2009 - July, 2011

  • Assist 150-member coop in administrative operations. 
  • Schedule board meetings, administer online polls and compile agendas.

English as a Second Language Instruction (ESL)

Various Locations

2003 - 2006, 2010- 2011

  • Taught adult-learners in the Austin Metropolitan & Williamsburg/James-City County area.
  • Managed curriculum, volunteers, schedules and classes of ESL learners.
  • Supervised and mentored various groups of college students in ESL instruction.
  • Designed ESL curriculum for instructors of adult learners.

Community Interpretation and Translation

Various Locations

Fall 2004 - 2008, Fall 2010

  • Served in various health clinics in Nicaragua (hospital, physical therapy), Eastern Shore (Rural Health Clinics), and Williamsburg as medical interpreter and translator.
  • Served as medical interpreter on mission trips to Sand Pedro Sula, Honduras and Piedras Negras, Mexico.
  • Interpreted and translated documents at conferences for local elementary schools, law and medical offices.

Community Service Leaders (CSL)

Williamsburg, Virginia

Fall 2005 - May 2007

  • Served as campus events coordinator and planned campus-wide events (Make a Difference Day, Spring into Action).
  • Helped campus leaders with restructuring the program for future students.

Foundation for Sustainable Development

Masaya, Nicaragua

Summer 2005

  • Served as Physical Therapist Aide in local hospital and taught elementary-aged children English in local primary school.
  • Designed curriculum and organized after-school activities in addition to afternoon classes.

Honors & Awards

  • Shining Star Recognition, 2010
  • Rookie Teacher of the Year, 2009
  • TTF Summer Speaker, 2008
  • Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Honors Society, 2007
  • Presidential Service Award, 2006
  • Seven Society Recognition, 2006
  • Spirit of Service Award, 2005
  • National Honor Society, 2003

Summary

Summary of Skill Set

  • Leader in the classroom, community and on campus with five years of leadership seminars, professional development and training
  • Service-learning background translates into belief that relationships must be built within community
  • Four years of bilingual, classroom teaching and a decade of private tutoring to diverse clientele
  • Detail-oriented planner, color-coded organizer and creative self-starter
  • Eight years of experience with diverse communities and service to high-needs, low income youth and adults
  • Advanced high PC & Mac User with a typing speed of 101 wpm

Who I am and Why

I have seen tremendous success as a teacher but am looking for something outside of the classroom that will allow me to affect a larger population.  My four years of teaching bilingual high-needs students in academically underperforming schools and my passion for serving high-needs communities add to my collegiate bilingual service-learning and leadership experiences.In addition to working in the classroom, I have created and manage a successful tutoring organization, performed contractual work for a non-profit in DC, work part-time with an alternative certification program for teachers and teach community ESL lessons. 

In Star Trek: First Contact, Captain Picard defines 24th century mankind’s ambitions to a 21st century visitor: “The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity.”  If your goals are in line with this mission, one I fully believe and live, I would appreciate the opportunity to interview with you and discuss the role I could play in your organization.  If our goals are not compatible, then I wish you the best of luck in your search.