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Aug 2010Present


SUNY Albany

The Master of Science in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology is designed for students who wish to extend their expertise in curriculum and instructional design and in instructional technology. Practicing teachers, including those who teach at an elementary level or in specialized areas, may qualify through this program for permanent teaching certificates. It is also useful for students wishing to prepare for leadership positions in government, social service, health-related fields, corporate training, and development of educational media products. Students in the CDIT program can alternatively create a general program of study on issues of educational theory and practice tailored to their specific background and career goals.

Aug 2006Jul 2008


CUNY Hunter College

The graduate program in Childhood Special Education: Learning Disabilities (LD) prepares teachers to be skilled and knowledgeable special educators who affect the learning and life outcomes of youngsters grades 1-6 with various learning disabilities -- dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, non-verbal LD and ADHD.  The program is practical and rigorous, appealing to smart committed individuals who have reported over the years that the coursework, hands-on learning, and camaraderie are challenging -- and exhilarating.  The program includes year-long supervised clinical teaching (after school) with weekly feedback, much practicing of instructional methods, self-videotaping, as well as solid grounding in what it takes to be a savvy special education professional.

May 2006


CUNY Baccalaureate

CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies allows self-directed, academically strong, highly motivated students to design their own academic courses of study under the guidance of faculty mentors. The program is housed at The Graduate Center and maintains a coordinator at each of the CUNY campuses.


D. Connor

Special Education Program, Learning Disabilities

M. Verdiner

Special Education Coordinator and Colleague

N. Taylor

Teacher Mentor and Colleague


Students with Disabilities 5-9 Generalist

New York State Education Department

Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)

New York State Education Department

Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6)

New York State Education Department


Educational Philosophy

Teaching is something that I feel very passionate about. I have always wanted to work with kids in a way that will positively impact their lives. It is my sincere belief that the bonds formed between teacher and student can have a profound effect on a student’s academic career. By developing a close-knit classroom community and fostering a dedication to academic excellence, I feel that I can benefit students in the New York City school community. A collaborative teaching and learning environment is something that I valued most during my time as a CTT teacher.  By developing a close-knit classroom community and fostering a dedication to academic excellence, I feel that I can benefit students.


Courses Taught

I have taught Humanities, ELA and Social Studies, for special education students in grades 6-8. I have also taught Humanities in a CTT setting. My preservice teaching includes one-to-one tutoring for a student with severe learning disabilities and 4th grade ELA in a gifted and talented setting.



I am seeking a position as a Classroom Teacher, in special education or general education setting, in a middle school. I am eager to utilize my education and experience in special education in a dynamic and collaborative child centered environment with opportunities for professional growth and development.


2010-Present M.S. Curriculum Development & Instructional Technology, SUNY Albany, New York

2006-2008 M.S. Education, Hunter College, New York

2006 B.S., Nutrition and Physical Health, CUNY Baccalaureate Program, New York

2003 Certificate of Esthetics, Aveda Institute, New York

2001 A.O.S., Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute, New York


Teacher, Special Education

September 2008- Present

PS/MS 29 Melrose School, Bronx, New York

Developing and teaching differentiated unit and lesson plans for 6th- 8th grade ELA and Social Studies for special education in a 12:1:1 setting and in an Integrated Co-Teaching Services (ICS) setting; Implementing intensive small group instruction; Fulfilling administrative requirements of a special education teacher, including creating and amending IEPs and NYS Alternate Assessment Portfolios

Student Teacher

February 2008-May 2008

PS 89, New York, NY

Taught and developed differentiated lessons for a 5th grade Collaborative Team Teaching classroom, Implemented intensive small group instruction

Student Teacher

January 2008

Hunter College Elementary School, New York, NY

Taught and developed lessons for a 4th grade gifted and talented classroom

Clinical Teacher

September 2007-May 2008

Hunter College Learning Lab, Hunter College, New York, NY

Conducting assessments, developing individualized lesson plans, and intensive remedial instruction in a 1:1 setting for a student with learning disabilities


Massage Therapist

October 2004- September 2008

Bliss Spa and Remede Spa, New York, NY

Performing therapeutic massage using swedish, deep tissue, sports, and hot stone techniques, and body treatments including scrubs, wraps, and manual tanning

Massage Therapist and Esthetician

April 2002-July 2004

Stone Spa, LLC. New York, NY

Performed therapeutic massage using swedish, deep tissue, sports and hot stone techniques, body treatments including scrubs and wraps, and facial treatments including body waxing

Box Office and Concession Manager

July 1998-January 2004

Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater, New York, NY

Trained new employees and managed staff for the box office and concession stand, placed product and supply orders and took inventory; Associate Theater Manager