Kristina Crivellone

Work History

Work History

Paraprofessional

Fairfield Public Schools- Special Education Early Childhood Center
  • Worked with students, ages 3-6, with a wide range of special needs (i.e. pervasive dev. disorder)
  • Collaborated with lead teachers, speech therapists, occupation therapists, physical therapists, school psychologists and administrators to create and carry out student IEPs
  • Attended PPT meetings, providing input when necessary, on individual students
  • Worked one-on-one with students to address IEP standards
  • Administered 2 weeks’ of intensive one-on-one instruction at administrator and parents’ requests
Apr 2010 - Present

Substitute Teacher

Orange Public Schools
  • Adapted to a variety of teaching styles to effectively implement instruction as outlined by faculty and school administrators
  • Adapted instructional approach and classroom management techniques to meet the needs of a diverse learner population
Apr 2010 - Present

Substitute Teacher

Stratford Public Schools
  • Adapted to a variety of teaching styles to effectively implement instruction as outlined by faculty and school administrators
  • Adapted instructional approach and classroom management techniques to meet the needs of a diverse learner population
Apr 2010 - Present

Substitute Teacher

Trumbull Public Schools
  • Adapted to a variety of teaching styles to effectively implement instruction as outlined by faculty and school administrators
  • Adapted instructional approach and classroom management techniques to meet the needs of a diverse learner population
Aug 2009 - Apr 2010

Toddler Teacher

Apple Tree Children's Center
  • Designed a rich and positive learning environment from its beginning stages in accordance with NAEYC standards
  • Created lesson plans and individualized weekly objectives, and completed weekly anecdotal records and monthly student profiles
  • Maintained positive relationships with families to bridge learning between the school and home settings through conferences, daily notes, and monthly newsletters
  • Created NAEYC classroom portfolio in accordance with national standards

Practicum Experience

Student Teacher- 4th GradeOctober 2008 – December 2008

Orange Avenue Elementary SchoolMilford, CT

  • Integrated technology into curriculum using educational programs like Inspiration, KidPix, Success Maker Enterprise (SME), web quests, internet research, etc.
  • Planned an integrated Social Studies unit which included both large and small group instruction as well as individual conferencing and peer and self evaluations
  • Differentiated instruction and modified or adapted activities to meet the needs of an extremely diverse learner population, with students ranging from the district’s gifted program to students with learning deficits
  • Facilitated student’s learning and application of a variety of literary techniques, including tapping prior knowledge; text-to-self, -text, and -world connections; predict-read-prove; story mapping; character evaluation and mapping; and small and large group discussions
  • Designed a small group literature circle and worked cooperatively with students to reflect on and modify activities, format, and content of the meetings
  • Planned mathematics lessons that incorporated manipulatives and real-world applications to facilitate student understandings of the concept
  • Conducted student assessments using a variety of tools including rubrics, written assessments, peer and self evaluation, oral presentations, individual oral assessments, and anecdotal reports
  • Participated in monthly modifications to the learning environment (seating plans, student groupings, center locations, etc) to address behavioral needs and foster peer collaborations

Student Teacher- 1st GradeAugust 2008 – October 2008

Blackham Elementary SchoolBridgeport, CT

  • Collaborated with grade partners to help plan and implement a new grade-wide literacy program
  • Conducted DRA assessments and running records
  • Adapted the Saxon Math curriculum to suit specific students’ needs
  • Designed, and modified, as necessary, classroom features to promote learning and address individual needs (e.g., classroom layout, seating plans, bulletin boards, learning centers, etc.)
  • Helped create student daily routines and daily plans for effective transitions and classroom management, from Day One of the school year
  • Helped foster a healthy school-home connection, with regular parental contact and participation in open-house activities
  • Transitioned out ofthe role of co-teacher to effectively take over all aspects of classroom activity while engaging in constant self-reflection and collaboration with my master teacher

Field WorkFall 2005 – Spring 2008

4th grade, Live Oaks Elementary School, Milford, CT

  • Provided general information in a whole group setting, and followed up with small group work to develop inferential learning experiences
  • Facilitated student-centered discovery-based learning as part of “Simple Machines” unit, using open-ended questions and promoting student collaboration and experimentation

3rd grade, Black Rock Elementary School, Bridgeport, CT

  • Planned an integrated Social Studies unit, “City of Bridgeport”
  • Planned and implemented lessons on types of communities in whole group setting to establish prior knowledge for the above-mentioned unit
  • Developed experiential learning activities in conjuncture with current events

Kindergarten, Black Rock Elementary School, Bridgeport, CT

  • Planned and conducted lessons focused on the integration of art and concrete activities into the daily curriculum, with emphasis on “open-ended” exercises

2nd grade, Dwight Elementary School, Fairfield, CT

  • Focused on lesson planning (creating, implementing, reflecting, modifying), learner assessment, and classroom management

Education

Education

B.S. Liberal Studies

Southern Connecticut State University

B.S. Education

Southern Connecticut State University