Jennifer Mattice

Education

Education

Work History

Work History
Nov 2005 - Present

School Based Technology Specialist

Fairfax County Public Schools

Provide training and level-one technology support to instructional, support and administrative staff; develop and train site-based personnel to assist with training and technical support, and performs related duties as required or assigned.

In the Office of ESOL Services...

May 2008 - Present

Webmaster

VESA
Aug 2003 - Nov 2005

Lead ESOL Teacher

Fairfax County Public Schools

ESOL is often recognized as ESL, or English as a Second Language. Many of our students arrive at school knowing more than one language already, so English is not their second language. Fairfax County Public Schools changed its designation to ESOL, or English for Speakers of Other Languages to recognize the diversity of languages many of our students bring when they arrive. This program provides English language support to students who are learning American English.ESOL Resource Teachers work with classroom teachers and other specialists to provide the best possible support for students. At Waples Mill we use several teaching models to help students learn English. One-on-one instruction, small groups, pull-out classes for intensive instruction, and collaborating with classroom teachers to support students in their classrooms are all part of our comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of our students. Instruction for language learners can include hands-on activities, technology, conversational practice, oral presentations, drama, instruction in reading strategies, and writing workshops.

For more details, see the Teaching Responsibilities section of this resume.

Aug 2002 - Jun 2003

ESL Lead Teacher

Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Public Schools

The ESL, or English as a Second Language program provides English language support to students who are learning American English.  ESL Resource Teachers work with classroom teachers and other specialists to provide the best possible support for students. At Druid Hills we use several teaching models to help students learn English. One-on-one instruction, small groups, pull-out classes for intensive instruction, and collaborating with classroom teachers to support students in their classrooms are all part of our comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of our students. Instruction for language learners can include hands-on activities, technology, conversational practice, oral presentations, drama, instruction in reading strategies, and writing workshops.

For more details, see the Teaching Responsibilities section of this resume.

Dec 1998 - Jun 2002

ESOL Teacher

Fairfax County Public Schools

ESOL is often recognized as ESL, or English as a Second Language. Many of our students arrive at school knowing more than one language already, so English is not their second language. Fairfax County Public Schools changed its designation to ESOL, or English for Speakers of Other Languages to recognize the diversity of languages many of our students bring when they arrive. This program provides English language support to students who are learning American English.ESOL Resource Teachers work with classroom teachers and other specialists to provide the best possible support for students. As a teacher at Providence ES, Westmore ES, Sleepy Hollow ES, and Fairfax Villa ES we use several teaching models to help students learn English. One-on-one instruction, small groups, pull-out classes for intensive instruction, and collaborating with classroom teachers to support students in their classrooms are all part of our comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of our students. Instruction for language learners can include hands-on activities, technology, conversational practice, oral presentations, drama, instruction in reading strategies, and writing workshops.

For more details, see the Teaching Responsibilities section of this resume.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • State and Countywide testing (English Language Proficiency Testing, scoring, and interpreting data (IPT (IDEA Proficiency Test), FCPS ESOL Assessments, SELP, and PRELas), Reading Assessments (Qualitative Reading Inventory (QRI), Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA), and Progress Report Insert (PRI))
  • communicating with administration
  • writing lesson plans
  • running records
  • delivering instruction
  • co-teaching
  • maintaining ESOL data
  • reporting data to ESOL office in the county
  • monitoring standardized testing
  • classroom management
  • establishing the ESOL program at two schools (Druid Hills and Waples Mill)
  • Teacher Assistance Team member
  • Social Committee member
  • ESOL Technology committee member
  • chair for the Computer Club
  • assist school webmaster and curator for the ESOL website at Providence ES
  • technology committee member
  • co-chair for the International Panel
  • retention committee member
  • Moderator for the after school Challenge 24 program

Community Involvement

  • Blackboard Parent View Volunteer, 2007 and 2008
  • Volunteer in Electronic Village @ TESOL Conference, March 2007
  • Elementary School Classroom Volunteer, 2006-2007
  • ESOL Summer School Registration Night, May 2004, 2005
  • Parent Advocacy Handbook Information Night, 2004
  • Chair for ESOL One-on-One Volunteer Program, 2003-2005
  • Coordinate with School Parent Liaison, 2003-2005

Certifications

  • ESL PK-12; Virginia
  • Internet Safety; iSafe.org
  • Child Abuse; Virginia
  • Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) and DRA 2
  • CPR

Curriculum and Instruction

  • ESOL Advisory Group
  • Supporting and Challenging ESOL Students in the Elementary Social Studies Classroom Curriculum Project
  • Look, Listen, & Speak Curriculum Project
  • School Plan Committee, September 2003 to June 2005
  • Teacher Assistance Team, September 2003 to June 2006
  • ESOL Teacher Fairfax County Public Schools (Waples Mill Elementary School, Oakton, VA; August 2003 to November 2005; Principal: Dale Brooks; Providence Elementary School, Fairfax, VA; August 2000 to June 2002 (Westmore consolidation with Jermantown, renamed Providence); Principal: Susie Kane, Ph.D.; Westmore Elementary School, Fairfax, VA; August 1999 to June 2000; Principal: Joyce Dantzler; Sleepy Hollow Elementary School, Falls Church, VA; March 1999 to August 1999; Principal: Pam McClelland; and Fairfax Villa Elementary School, Fairfax, VA; December 1998 to August 1999; Principal: Jeffrey Clark)
  • ESOL Teacher Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools(Druid Hills Elementary School, Charlotte, NC; August 2002 to June 2003; Principal: Joan G. Dunn)

Course Work

  • eCART, August 2008
  • PD360, July 2008
  • Purchasing 101, April 2008
  • Kagan One Day, February 2008
  • Request IT (district wide trouble ticket System), February 2008
  • MS Office 2007: New Features, February 2008
  • Access 2003: Level 1, January 2008
  • RSS in the Classroom, December 2007
  • My PLT (district wide course registration system) for Course Administrators, July 2007
  • Using Google Maps & Google Earth, April 2007
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional, November 2006
  • Dreamweaver: Level I, October 2006; Level II, April 2007
  • Managing a School Website, September 2006
  • SMART: Train the Trainer, September 2006
  • New Features of Blackboard 7.1, August 2006
  • Imagine Learning English, March 2006
  • FileMaker Pro: Intermediate, April 2006; Advanced, May 2006
  • SASI (Student Information System): Basic Query, February 2006; Intermediate Query, August 2006
  • PhotoStory 3: Using Digital Pictures to Enhance the Curriculum, November 2005
  • Magic (district wide trouble ticket system for IT), October 2005
  • Creating Emergent Literacy w/Technology, Summer 2005
  • Assistive Technology: Multimedia Writing Project, Summer 2005
  • Adapted Access, Summer 2005
  • Teaching Economic SOLs Thru Children's Literature, Summer 2005
  • Integrating Portable Alphasmart Curriculum, Spring 2005
  • Intervention Strategies Pre-schoolers Speech, Spring 2005
  • MANDT, Spring 2005
  • Curriculum and Methods for Moderate to Severe Disabilities, Fall 2004
  • Reading Grades 2-3: Effective Small Groups, Fall 2004
  • Using Elementary Laptops to Support Special Needs, Summer 2004
  • Words Their Way Grades 3-5, Summer 2004
  • Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting Advanced, Spring 2004
  • Best Practices for AD/HD, Spring 2004
  • Brain Gym, Spring 2004
  • Assistive Technology Introduction, Spring 2004
  • Flash Fundamentals, Fall 2003
  • NBPTS Orientation, Summer 2003
  • Orchard Software, Fall 2002
  • Adobe GoLive, Fall 2002
  • Online Resources for CMS Employees, Fall 2002
  • Assistive Technology & Software Programs to Support Reading Instruction, Spring 2002
  • Computer Maintenance and Trouble Shooting, Spring 2002
  • Attachment Theory, part 1, Fall 2001
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: Nature and Management, Spring 2001
  • Recognizing and Teaching Students with Asperger's Syndrome, Spring 2001
  • Developmental Reading Assessment, Fall 2000
  • Words Their Way, a phonics spelling program, Fall 2000
  • Great Beginnings II, a teacher induction program, Fall 1999 to Spring 2000
  • SOL training, a statewide standards training, completed 15 hours by Spring 2000
  • VA State Technology Competencies, completed Fall 1998

Leadership

  • Assitant at Curator Help Sessions, July 2008 to Present
  • Elementary ESOL Blackboard Curator, November 2005 to Present
  • FileMaker Database Developer (Entry Assessment, Dual Language Assessment (DLA) and Child Find, Registrations (VGLA, Staff Training, Boardmaker Training, and WIDA), Surveys, Transitional Team), November 2005 to Present
  • Itinerant Specialists Team (provide training, information, assistance), November 2005 to Present
  • Transitional HS Teachers (provide training, information, assistance), November 2005 to Present
  • Manage Computer & Peripheral Inventory (check-out, check-in, locations) & Maintenance, November 2005 to Present
  • Data Submission to District Office Representative, November 2005 to Present
  • Blackberry Point of Contact, November 2006 to Present
  • ESOL Office Documents Updating & Maintenance, November 2005 to Present
  • ESOL Regional Parent Meeting Technology Representative, June 2006 to November 2006 and September 2008 to November 2008
  • Look, Listen, and Speak Mini-Book Curriculum Project, November 2005 to August 2008
  • Limited English Proficient (LEP) Accommodations Form, November 2005 to August 2007
  • Instructional Services Department Committee Member, March 2006 to September 2007
  • Software Review Committee for Office of ESOL Services, 2003 to 2006
  • School Plan Committee, September 2003 to June 2005
  • Teacher Assistance Team, September 2003 to November 2005
  • Lead ESOL Teacher: Westmore ES, FCPS; Druid Hills ES, Charlotte, NC; Waples Mill ES, FCPS
  • Moderator for the after school Challenge 24 program, August 2001 to June 2002
  • Limited English Proficient (LEP) Committee chair, August 2003 to June 2006
  • Retention committee member, May 2002
  • Co-chair for the International Panel, August 1999 to June 2002
  • Social Committee, August 2001 to June 2002 and September 2004 to November 2005
  • Representative at Local Screening Committee for Second Language Learners, August 2003 to June 2006
  • Coordinating classroom for a Field Experience Student
  • Mentor new ESOL Teacher

Interest

  • traveling
  • scuba diving
  • dancing
  • riding roller coasters

Skills

  • Proficient in creation of web pages using HTML, Netscape Communicator, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Java Script.  Ability to incorporate Java Applets, PHP, and CGI.
  • Proficient on both MAC and PC platforms using various programs including but not limited to: Captivate, Gimp, Snag-it, Open Office, Scratch, Adobe Acrobat Professional, SMART Notebook, Boardmaker, Orchard Reading and Math Software, Firefox, Netscape, and Internet Explorer, Apple Works (ClarisWorks), Microsoft Office 2003 & 2007, Kid Pix, Hyperstudio, Inspiration and Kidspiration, and Mapmaker's Toolkit

Training

  • SMART Board Basics, October 2008
  • Building a Blackboard Site for ELLs, October 2008
  • New ESOL Teachers (September SASI Data Process, Instructional Resources, Technology in Your School), September 2008
  • New ESOL Teacher Inservice, August 2008
  • You Can have it All: Integrating SMART Technolgoy with Smart Teaching, August 2008; November 2008
  • Free Stuff; VESA Conference February 2008
  • Videos in PPT: Building Background Knowledge, January 2008
  • Really Bad PPT: How to Avoid It, January 2008
  • FileMaker Pro: Applicant Database, January 2008
  • Interactive White Board (SMART Board) December 2007
  • Blogs & Wikis in Blackboard, November 2007
  • United Streaming in the Classroom, September 2007 to October 2007 (5 weeks; 15 hours total)
  • FileMaker Pro: Entry Database June 2007, July 2007, December 2007
  • Effective PowerPoint Presentations, May 2007
  • Importing SASI Data: Data Collection for Office of ESOL Services March 2007 and April 2007
  • What do I do with Excel? March 2007
  • Microsoft Word: Using Tables, February 2007
  • Tips with Word, January 2007
  • Blackberry Tips & Tricks, December 2006
  • Microsoft Word: Track Changes and Comments, September 2006
  • August 2006 in-services
  • Exporting Student data from SASI for Student Information Assistants, August 2006
  • Boardmaker:
  • Boardmaker Double Sessions (2/27 & 3/13, 3/29 & 4/12, and 11/12 & 11/19) 2007
  • Boardmaker for new teachers October 2007
  • Annandale Terrace Teachers, December 2007
  • Boardmaker March 2006
  • Using Boardmaker to Build Vocabulary"; Real Assistive Technology for  Everyone (RATE) Conference, October 2005 & 2007
  • Boardmaker-Ideas that Work" at the August 2005 ESOL In-service, this in-service focused on ways to use Boardmaker software to enhance vocabulary, content knowledge, and teach reading,
  • Leis Center, December 2004
  • Annandale Terrace ES, January 2005
  • New Teachers (FEA Building) October 2005
  • Co-presenter of "Look, Listen, & Speak", August 2005
  • Stanford English Language Proficiency Turn-around Training, 2005
  • Storybook Weaver Training at Kent Gardens ES; January 2005; Inspiration/Kidspiration/Read Please @ Kent Gardens
  • Report Cards for ESOL Students Teacher Training, October 2003, October 2004, October 2005
  • ESOL One-on-One Volunteer Training, 2003

Awards and Honors

Above and Beyond the Call of Duty; 2007 for work done on ESOL Parent Meeting Committee