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Education

2015

M.A, Early Childhood Education 

University of the District of Columbia

Washington, D.C 

GPA: 3.55/4.00

2011

B.B.A, International Business 

Howard University

GPA: 3.00/4.00

Regional Concentration: Latin America 

Functional Concentration: Management

Certifications

Aug 2015Present

Initial District of Columbia Regular II Educator License 

Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Endorsement in Early Childhood Education (Pre-K to 3rd grade)

English Language Learners Endorsement, expected August 2015

Work experience

Jun 2006Present

Lead Swim Instructor and Founder

Capitol Splash Swim Program
  •  Plan, direct and support the activities of youth engaged in aquatic recreation and educational programs
  • Teach proper swim techniques and safety procedures while guiding participants in a variety of developmental activities
  • Coordinate youth and adult swim programs at 4 aquatic facilities in the metropolitan area
  • Highly customer-centric with excellent relationship building skills Maintain financial records and manage class registration, contracts and payment of fees

Sep 2015Jun 2015

Educational Aide

District of Columbia Public School
  • Collaborate in the implementation of the daily lesson plans by performing tasks that reinforce learning
  • Assist the teacher in regularly observing students and taking anecdotal notes to inform planning, arrangement of small groups, the set-up of the classroom and interest areas, and assessments
  • Help maintain accurate student records
  • Work closely with students who may require individual or close attention
  • Assist the teacher with the development of individualized programs

Feb 2011Jun 2014

Recreation Program Instructor

D.C Department of Parks and Recreation
  •  Responsible for planning, implementing, and instructing specific recreation class/program activities appropriate to the subject area and participants age.
  • Provide Recreation Program Coordinator with written class description/lesson plan of program content.
  • Formulate and submit supply sheets and instructional handouts to class participants
  • Ensure all class records/paper work is up to date and turned in at conclusion of class/program

Jun 2008Sep 2009

Compliance Monitor

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
  • Compliance Monitor Created spending analysis reports across justice agencies for priority initiatives
  • Collecting and analyzing outcome data on specialty courts and their impact on the DC justice system
  • Supported in a variety of office tasks such as answering phones, data entry, and promotional types of activities.
Aug 2007Jun 2008

Teaching Instructor

AmeriCorps Jumpstart Program
  • Developed lesson plans, instructed curriculum to students Pre-Kindergarten through 1st grade
  • Prepared student handouts, classroom assignments, homework, and study materials
  • Performed as a Team Instructor, collaborated with teachers and staff in coordinating instructional efforts for individuals and groups
  • Supervised the academic and leisure activities of students in classrooms, gym, field trips and other functions as required
  • Communicated clear lesson objectives for class projects and individual assignments

Skills

Bilingual in Spanish and English

12 years of Spanish course work including 7 years in a Spanish immersion program

Common Core Lesson Planning

In depth knowledge of creating age-appropriate curriculum and lesson plans to meet the individual needs of students.

Aquatic Coaching and Instruction

Create aquatic instruction aimed at physical, motor and social development of children

IEP Familiarity 

Involved in the students’ IEP and  behavioral development, helping them become aware of socially acceptable behavior and need for academics.