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Interest

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Cooking
  • Photography

Objective

I would like to obtain a teaching position at an Elementary School in the Polk County area where I can share my passion for teaching children a lifelong love of learning, as well as demonstrate my ability to apply effective teaching strategies in a well-managed classroom. 

Work experience

Aug 2008Jun 2009

Substitute Teacher

Berkley Accelerated Middle School
  • Substituted for a variety of subjects for grade 6, 7 and 8 for classes ranging from 7 to 30 students including Algebra, Geometry, Honors Biology, Technology, Intensive Math, Language Arts, Dance and Media 
  • Developed and implemented  lesson plan for an 8th Grade Honors Biology Class using a 3-tiered lesson plan on Darwin's theory of Evolution.  Utilized cooperative learning and use of Frayer diagrams to maximize student participation and understanding
  • Developed lesson plans for 6th,7th, and 8th grade Intensive Math using hands-on equations
  • Participated as parent representative for school's SACS accreditation  
  • Completed 30 hours field experience for EPI Program
Aug 2004May 2008

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Berkley Charter School
  • Developed and implemented lesson plans focusing on social, emotional, physical and academic growth to meet  and exceed Florida's Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Standards for 18-20 three- and four-year-old children
  • Maintained individual student portfolios including skills checklists, work samples and narrative reports of areas needing improvement
  • Interacted with parents to provide regular progress reports
  • Displayed children's work in creative and fun ways to boost self-esteem and maintain motivation
  • Designed and distributed regular newsletters to promote parent involvement
  • Used hands-on activities and use of manipulatives to accommodate different learning styles
  • Incorporated use of Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures on regular basis for student exploration of concepts
  • Integrated technology as a part of daily lessons (use of computers, LCD projector, Smartboard, etc.)
  • Maintained a classroom environment that recognized and encouraged diversity 
  • Designed and utilized learning centers on a daily basis 
Sep 2001Jun 2004

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

St. John's Christian School
  • Developed and implemented lesson plans for classroom consisting of 12 4-year-old children
  • Responsible for class performances for Winter and Spring Programs (song choice, costume design, practices, etc)
  • Designed and utilized learning centers on daily basis
  • Maintained skills checklists for student progress
  • Designed and distributed regular newsletter to enhance parent communication
  • Responsible for monthly chapel lesson to be presented by class to all students in school
Apr 1999Sep 2001

Stay-at-Home Mom

Apr 1994Apr 1999

Human Resource/Operations Manager

Norrell Staffing
  • Managed day-today operations of workforce management company employing up to 400 employees at various client locations
  • Responsible for all hiring, counseling, training and dismissal of employees including recruiting and interviewing of potential candidates
  • Published employee literature including handbooks, training materials, and newsletters
  • Processed payroll
  • Performed regular visits to client locations to insure customer satisfaction
  • Responsible for company adherence to all applicable Florida employment and worker's compensation laws

Sample Lesson Plan

Sample Lesson Plan w/ppt

Educational Philosophy

Education

Sep 2008Apr 2009

Completion of EPI Program

Polk Community College
Mar 2007May 2007

Nova Southeastern University Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies

Completed 6 credit hours of on-line coursework including Administration of Childcare and Education Programs; and Creative Arts in the Early Childhood Classroom 

Aug 1986May 1989

Bachelor of Arts

Jan 1985Aug 1986

Associate of Arts

Attended Early Admissions Program during senior year in high school beginning in January 1985

Aug 1982Jun 1985

Diploma

Winter Haven Senior High School

Certifications

Teaching WIth Love and Logic

Berkley Charter School

Professional Educator's Certificate K-6

State of Florida Department of Education
Jun 2007Present

Staff Credential Verification

Florida Department of Children and Families
Aug 2005Present

Kagan Cooperative Learning Institute for Success

Orlando, Florida
Aug 2001Present

Behavioral Observation and Screening

Florida Department of Children and Families
Oct 2001Present

Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children

Florida Department of Children and Families
Jul 2007Present

VPK Education Standards Training

Department of Education, West Central Region
Jun 2001Present

Child Care Safety and Nutrition

Florida Department of Children and Families