Josephine Guaman

Josephine Guaman

ESL Teacher

  • Wappingers Falls NY
  • jg4920nr@cnr.edu   
  • 845-240-1485

Summary

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

Work History

Work History

ELA Teacher Grades 6-8

Saint John School, Goshen, NY
Aug 2013 - Present
  • 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
Aug 2004 - Aug 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
Aug 2003 - Aug 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
Oct 2001 - Aug 2003
  • Planned, instructed, differentiated, and assessed NYS Standards for ELA
  • Differentiated lessons 
  • Translated English to Spanish and Spanish to English

ESL Teacher Adults

UCEDA English Institute
Oct 2000 - Sep 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

Education

Ed.D. in ESL

Northcentral university
Jul 2015 - Nov 2019

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.

M.S.Ed. TESOL 

The College of New Rochelle
May 2015

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 2011

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

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.

Technology

MS Office and Windows 8

MAC Pages, Numbers, Keynote and OS X Yosemite Web Design and html creation

SMART and Promethean Interactive Boards

On-line Navigation: Apps, YouTube, and educational websites

Multi-lingual: Spanish and Italian
CLEP Exam: Earned 12 credits in Spanish with score of 71/80 Fluency: Speak, read, and write

Certifications

Certifications

TESOL Pre-K-12

New York State Department of Education
2015 - Present

Currently qualify for the NYS Certification in TESOL.

Currently qualify for CT State Certification in TESOL

Bullying Prevention

DASA
Aug 2014 - Aug 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 2011 - Aug 2011
Learned the signs of abuse and how to report it.

School Violence Prevention/Intervention

NYS Department of Education
2011 - 2011
Learned ways to recognize violence and how to prevent it.

Substance Abuse Prevention/Awareness

NYS Department of Education
2011 - 2011
Learned to recognize the signs of chemical dependency and how to advocate awareness.

References

References

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."