Jacqueline Mounsteven

Jacqueline Mounsteven

Primary, Junior & Special Needs Educator

Teaching Objective

I completed my teacher education in Canada at the Nipissing University Schulich School of Education with concentration in the Primary and Junior divisions in June 2012. Proudly, this certification includes the iTeach Laptop Learning Program component for technology integration into the 21st century classroom. In July 2012, I obtained the Special Education Part I additional qualification through the University of Western Ontario and have recently qualified for Part II after having logged over two hundred teaching hours. It is my intention to complete this qualification upon the next available intersession in September 2014.  

I had the distinct honour to nurture my own Year 1 classroom in London, England for the 2012-2013 school year. My fiancee and I moved to the United Kingdom in September 2012 and were blessed with full-time teaching work for the duration of our stay. From parent-teacher interviews to professional development workshops into the wee hours of the evening, and everything in between, I was solely responsible and enjoyed the challenges of my own classroom each step of the way.

Commencing in September 2013, I moved to a seaside location in the United Kingdom where I worked full-time as a supply teacher across Early Years Foundation Stage and Keystage 1 and 2 to implement differentiated instruction for students aged 3-11 in publicly-funded independent academies and public schools that meet the first-class education standards of Britain. 

Most recently in Queensland, Australia, I maintain a caseload of approximately fifteen children across Years 3, 5 and 7 for whom I provide a Special Education Program tailored for their specific and diverse needs from learning difficulties to physical impairments. I provide diagnostic and progress assessments, individual education plans and support to these children within their inclusive classrooms to ensure they have the tools necessary to access their learning. I run an intensive "Words Their Way" intervention program on a daily basis to boost literacy across our Special Education Unit and broader school community. This role has afforded me the esteemed opportunity to participate in the Functional Behaviour Assessment Training and Research with Bond University's Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

Compliments of my TRIBES Learning Community certification, I continually strive to cultivate and support my students to be compassionate citizens capable of creating, leading and contributing to the kind of democratic communities in which we all long to be part of. My initiative is to nurture an atmosphere of mutual care, respect and growth, where we cooperatively cover the curriculum with inquisitiveness and best efforts.  

I aspire to experience the Early Years, Primary and/or Special Education divisions in your school. I am a resourceful team player with positive and effective teaching strategies to successfully differentiate content, process, and product based on each student’s readiness, interests and learning profile in my classroom. Desire to inspire!

Sincerely,

Jacqueline Mounsteven

Ontario College of Teachers 631302

Queensland College of Teachers 871838

Teaching Experience

November 2014 - Present - FULL-TIME RELIEF TEACHER

Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia 

  • Present differentiated lessons in all areas of the Queensland curriculum to  learners aged 4-13 years including Special School experience

June 2014 - November 2014 - FULL-TIME SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

Southport State School. Southport, Queensland, Australia 

  • Maintain a fifteen-pupil caseload by providing diagnostic and progress assessments, individual education plans and support within their inclusive classrooms to ensure they have the tools necessary to access their learning
  • Implement an intensive "Words Their Way" intervention program 

Fall 2013 - April 2014 - FULL-TIME COVER TEACHER ACROSS EYFS, KS1 AND KS2

Great Yarmouth Primary Academy, Northfield Primary, et. al., Norfolk, United Kingdom

  • Implement differentiated instruction for students aged 3-11 in publicly-funded independent academies and public schools that meet the first-class education standards of Britain 

Fall 2012 - August 2013 - KEYSTAGE 1 TEACHER

Altmore Infant's School & Children's Centre, Newham, London, United Kingdom

  • Planned and implemented differentiated instruction and assessment in all areas of the British curriculum for year 1 learners 
  • Administered the National Phonics Screening Check to year 1 students 

Fall 2012 - KEYSTAGE 1 & 2 SUPPLY TEACHER

Thomas Arnorld, Scott Wilkie, Lauriston & Old Palace Primary Schools, London, England

  • Presented differentiated lessons in all areas of the British curriculum to Keystage 1 & 2 learners (Nursery, Reception, and Years 1-6)
  • Administered Year 6 Cognitive Abilities Test (GL Assessment - the Measure of Potential)

Winter 2012 - GRADE 4/5 & KINDERGARTEN PRE-SERVICE TEACHER

Mary Street Community School, Oshawa, Ontario

  • Planned and implemented PRIME differentiated mathematics units
  • Initiated and assessed CASI reading comprehension and fluency for grade 4/5
  • Completed PM Benchmarking with grade 4/5 students
  • Planned and implemented differentiated science units (structures and mechanisms and energy and matter)
  • Planned and implemented differentiated health units (healthy food choices and Racing Against Drugs campaign)
  • Planned and implemented differentiated art lessons
  • Attended monthly staff meetings
  • Implemented a word wall and learning goals bulletin for science and technology

Fall/Winter 2011 - GRADE 2/3 PRE-SERVICE TEACHER

Harmony Heights Public School, Oshawa, Ontario

  • Presented differentiated literacy block for grade 2/3 combined classroom
  • Planned and implemented differentiated science unit (soil)
  • Planned and implemented differentiated social science unit (mapping)
  • Attended monthly staff meetings

Professional Development

  • 2014: Functional Behaviour Assessment Training and Research with Bond University's Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorders (Queensland, Australia) 
  • 2014: Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) Communication Training (Australia) 
  • 2013: Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) Prep & Administration (Year 2 & 6, England) 
  • 2012: Cognitive Abilities Test Administration (Year 6, England)
  • OFSAA National Coaching Certification Program 
  • Dynamic ePortfolio- iTeach Workshop for Schulich School of Education
  • Interactive Whiteboards- iTeach Workshop for Schulich School of Education
  • Professional Resources and Instruction for Math Educators (PRIME) Seminar
  • TRIBES- Cooperative Learning and Healthy Development for Every Child
  • iTools- iTeach Workshop for Schulich School of Education
  • Adaptive Technology- iTeach Workshop for Schulich School of Education
  • SMARTBoard- iTeach Workshop for Schulich School of Education
  • APPS FOR ALL- Integrating Technology and Special Needs in the Classroom
  • 2011: Why is my Blackberry sitting on a pile of books? Workshop- Dr. David Booth
  • 2010: SafeTALK Workshop- Suicide-Safer Communities
  • Bill 168 Workshop- Workplace Violence & Harassment
  • 2007: Phase 1 OREA Ontario Real Estate College
  • 2006: Dean’s Honours Award in Applied Statistics (University of Guelph)
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • 2001: Level 1 Theory National Certification Coaching Program

Education

September 2014 - SPECIAL EDUCATION PART II, HONOURS 

[*Intended & Pending Registration]; University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

July 2014 - FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIOUR ASSESSMENT TRAINING AND RESEARCH

Bond University's Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Queensland, Australia 

August 2012 - SPECIAL EDUCATION PART I, HONOURS

University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

June 2012BACHELOR OF EDUCATION, HONOURS

Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario

Primary/Junior Division

iTeach Laptop Learning Program

TRIBES Learning Community Certification 

June 2008BACHELOR OF ARTS, HONOURS

University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario

Criminal Justice and Public Policy Major, Political Science Minor

June 2004SECONDARY SCHOOL DIPLOMA, HONOURS

Huntsville High School, Huntsville, Ontario

Employment

2004-2011 - REAL ESTATE BRANCH AND SALES MANAGER

Royal LePage Performance Realty, Ottawa, Ontario

Royal LePage Lakes of Muskoka Realty, Huntsville, Ontario

  • Lead a team of 10 Support Staff and 70+ Sales Representatives
  • Orchestrated human resources, performance reviews and mentoring services
  • Conducted monthly general ledger and annual branch budget reports
  • Created and implemented corporate policy

References

James Howden, Special Education Unit Head

Southport State School

215 Queen Street, Southport, Queensland, Australia 4215

Phone: 011 617 5531 9111

Email:  jhowd3@eq.edu.au

Sarah Rowlands, Head Teacher

Altmore Infant School

Altmore Avenue, Eastham, London, United Kingdom E6 2BX

Phone: +44 020 8472 3555

Email: info@altmore.newham.sch.uk

Nathan Wells, Safer Recruitment Officer

TimePlan Education Group

70 Eastern Avenue, Ilford, East Anglia, United Kingdom 1G2 7HU

Phone: +44 020 8518 3311

Email: nathan.wells@timeplan.net

I, Jacqueline Mounsteven, grant permission for my references to be contacted.

Extracurricular Activities

Photography      Horticulture      Snowshoeing     Camping     Travel

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