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Josephine Guaman

ENL Teacher

Summary

"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

Education

Ed.D TESOL

NORTHCENTRALUNIVERSITY
2015Present

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.

MS.Ed TESOL

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.

Skills

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

Technology
  • 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