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Josephine Guaman

ENL Teacher


"Educating the mind without educating the heart, is no education at all." -Aristotle

Work History

Adjunct ESL Adults

Westchester Community College, Valhalla, Ny
Sept 2016Present

Plan, instruct, and assess various levels of English acquisition
Collaborate instruction with other ESL Adjuncts
Guide students through the language acquisition process
Plan special projects and events

ELA/ESL Teacher Grades 6-8

Saint John School, Goshen, NY
Aug 2013Present

Plan, instruct, differentiate, and assess Common Core Standards of Learning
Superior knowledge working with the EngageNY Modules for ELA
Incorporate technology in every lesson: mini-clips, educational websites, picture dictionaries, MS Word, Pages, Web Design, and Promethean/SMART Interactive Boards
Differentiate lessons for push-in ELLs by using SIOP lesson plans
Understand and implement the Common Core Shifts
Differentiate lessons using a multi-tier approach (RTI) for students in need of support
Administer NYS ELA Exam and Archdiocese Interim ELA Exams
Selected as an Interim Exam Evaluator Summer 2014

ELA Teacher Grades 6-8

Saint Casimir School, Yonkers, NY
Aug 2004Aug 2013

Planned, instructed, differentiated, and assessed NYS Standards for ELA
Differentiated lessons for push-in ELLs by using SIOP lesson plans
Differentiated lessons using a multi-tier approach (RTI) for students in need of support
Administered NYS ELA Exam
Served on NYS regional scoring committee
Translated Spanish to English and English to Spanish

Elementary School Teacher Grade 2

Saint Francis De Sales Academy, NY, NY
Aug 2003Aug 2004

Planned, instructed, differentiated, and assessed NYS Standards for Second grade curriculum
Prepared students for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion
Differentiated lessons using a multi-tier approach (RTI) for students in need of support

ELA Teacher Grades 6-8

Mount Carmel Saint Anthony School, Yonkers, NY
Oct 2001Aug 2003

Planned, instructed, differentiated, and assessed NYS Standards for ELA
Differentiated lessons
Translated English to Spanish and Spanish to English

ESL Teacher Adults

UCEDA Language Institute, Port Chester, NY
Oct 2000Aug 2003

Planned, instructed, and assessed ESL curriculum
Catered to the diverse needs of the Adult population
Acted as a liaison between school and Latino community




A 54-credit degree program geared to assess skills of diverse students and to design bilingual education. Under the guidance of mentoring professors, I will explore curriculum design, the basics of second language curricular needs, and how to adapt the content curriculum for ESL students. The program also focuses on effective teaching methods and critically examines the theoretical foundations and recent research findings that inform second language classroom practices. Upon graduation, I will possess the knowledge and skills to put new methods and approaches into practice in many diverse ESL settings.


The College of New Rochelle
May 2015Graduated

A 36-credit degree program that opened my mind and helped me understand the mechanics behind linguistics, phonetic awareness, and second language acquisition. I learned hands on in an ESL classroom during my practicum. I have learned how to incorporate visuals for ELLs. The SIOP lesson plan helps me evaluate my lessons to ensure the best instruction. Some key courses I enjoyed are: Research in Education, Second Language Acquisition, Learning Behavior Disorders in Children, and Linguistic Analysis.

B.A. Liberal Arts

The College of New Rochelle
Aug 2011Graduated

A Liberal Arts education gives you a well-rounded perspective of the world; thus, making me a well-rounded teacher. The best class I took at CNR was "Ways of Knowing: Perspectives on Liberal Arts." My culminating project included a portfolio and a presentation board that displayed my educational journey.


TESOL Pre-K-12

New York State Department of Education

Currently qualify for the NYS Certification in TESOL.

Currently qualify for CT State Certification in TESOL

Bullying Prevention

Aug 2014Aug 2014
Learned about the different forms of bullying, and the teacher's responsibility to report it.

Child Abuse Prevention/Awareness

NYS Department of Education
Aug 2011Aug 2011
Learned the signs of abuse and how to report it.

School Violence Prevention/Intervention

NYS Department of Education
Learned ways to recognize violence and how to prevent it.

Substance Abuse Prevention/Awareness

NYS Department of Education
Learned to recognize the signs of chemical dependency and how to advocate awareness.


Writing and Editing

Served on various curriculum and development committees for the Archdiocese of NY Department of Education.

Edited school's website on a weekly basis.

Teach essay writing, research writing, and creative writing.

Edited the school's newspaper.

Supervise Middle School Book Club

  • MS Office and Apple Mac OS
  • App ready: Educational apps for learning
  • Classroom Technology: SMART and Promethean Borads
  • Social Media: YouTube, Facebook, SnapChat, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Web page: Update class page weekly
Multi-lingual: Spanish and Italian
  • CLEP Exam: Earned 12 credits in Spanish with score of 71/80
  • Fluency in Spanish and Italian: Speak, read, and write


Dr. Timothy Ebsworth, TESOL Professor at the College of New Rochelle

"...a self-reliant and talented pre-service teacher in our TESOL program."

Professor Ford, Adjunct Instructor at the College of New Rochelle

"...Josephine is an outstanding individual with a strong character. She has the ability to produce impressive results in a wide variety of areas. She is organized and motivated."

Mrs. Pastrana-Diaz, Vice-Principal at St. Francis de Sales Academy

"...She fulfills the instructional part of her position by submitting lesson plans on a timely basis...She is well organized and meets with parents as the need arises."