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Work experience

Aug 2010Present

6th Grade

Northshore School District

*Implemented district adopted Math curriculum HOLT series 

*Engaged students in inquiry based science using Foss Kits  for Fast Plants, Mixtures and Solutions, Flight and Rocketry,

*Attended National History Day competitions and Camp Cedar Springs with Sunrise students

*Participated with the the Math Cadre flipchart committee, and PLC teams

* Created VoiceThread opportunites for my students


Substitute and Volunteer Tutor

Northshore School District

§Accurately implement and complete lesson plans left by the classroom teacher

§Clever and capable in many subject areas and multiple grade levels

§Flexible and excellent communications skills

§Demonstrates strong problem solving, cooperative negotiating skills and conflict resolution strategies

§Utilizes classroom instructional time productively with student learning objectives as a goal

 Volunteered daily (when not subbing) to tutor a Woodin student in math.  I am familiar with grades 3-5 Math Expressions curriculum.

Jun 2004Jun 2009

5th Grade Teacher

Camas School District

§Provided a stimulating learning environment, using a wide range of instructional techniques to maximizestudent interest and successes

§Utilized computer resources, including educational software such as Smartboard, BrainPop and the Internet, to promote interactive learning

§Leadership Roles: Science SIP Team Coordinator, Green Team Leader

§Helped to prepare students for the future workforce by introducing new technology and encouraging interactive group-work and problem-solving

§Evaluated and communicated student progress and liaised with other professionals and families to discuss individual student needs via my

§Prepared and implemented remedial programs for students requiring extra help with Wednesday’s ER Homework Club

§Organized and supervised extracurricular and after-school activities such as the Just Diggin’ Zellerbach (JDZ)Garden Club funded by a CEF Grant that I secured

§Maintained up-to-date subject knowledge and researched new topic areas, resources,teaching methods and I have completed my Professional Certification

2003-2004 Prune Hill Elementary 5th GradeCamas, WA

Student Teaching

nCreated innovative PowerPoint visuals to accompany lessons in art and social studies

nFacilitated students in the creation of a class web site and monthly newsletter

nAssisted students in creating and maintaining semester long e-portfolios of writing projects

Sep 2002Jun 2003

Para Educator

Hockinson School District

Paraprofessional in Special Education

nAdapted and modified lessons for student with cerebral palsy

nProvided secure routines for success with classroom teachers and classmates

nInteracted positively with other special education specialists

nAdvocated for assistive technology devices to support physically disabled students

Sep 2000Jun 2001

Teacher's Aid

Trumansburg Central School

Teachers Aid Intermediate Intensive Special Educational Services

nModified, enhanced, and reinforced behavioral and social skills

nDemonstrated successful teamwork with other special education teachers and aids

nAssisted students with behavioral support plans at lunch and recess


Supervisor/Key Facilator

American Express Business Travel

Key Facilitator

nDesigned and implemented innovative training and measurement programs which elevated employee motivation and group excellence

nScheduled, organized and led efforts to complete Headquarters training projects

nReassured, remedied and resolved explosive situations, which maintained maximum account servicing levels



Paul Bodnar

Paula Cautrell

Paula was my teaching partner in for this past year.  We shared our 6 grade student's in a middle school model.  She was responsible for Humanities and I was responsible for the math and science.

Jill Crivello

Patricia Erdmann

Kristi Colman

Supervising teacher.


Greening Schools and Students

Cucumbers to Pickles!?


Highly organized, dedicated, innovative teacher who has high expectations for all students, staff and administration.Strong abilities to facilitate a creative, communicative, supportive atmosphere of respectful learning for children and their parents.


Jun 2008Jun 2013

Professional Teacher

WA state