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Summary

Accomplished teacher with extensive experience in developing curriculum for middle school ELA students and adult ESL students

Exceptional background in designing meaningful and effective coursework that engages students and expedites learning as well as implementing cognitive learning practices to promote learning that is active, constructive, and long-lasting

Demonstrated sound work ethics 

Self-motivated and a willingness to learn new best practices in education

Able to inspire , comfort, and build self-esteem

Excellent classroom management and communication skills

Pedagogy: To promote a growth mindset classroom climate that promotes a love of learning through hard work and dedication for all students

Work History

July 2017Present

Owner and Executive Manager

Pasha Home Improvement, LLC.

Solid understanding and experience in construction techniques

Appreciation and knowledge of quality materials and cost effectiveness

Accurately estimate and plan time and budget for all projects

Knowledge of architectural plans and building codes

Manage multi-site operations

Practice construction safety implemented by OSHA training

Create estimates and invoices using Quickbooks

Input weekly payroll using ADP payroll services

Manage sub-contractors 

Experience in Workers Compensation, Disability, and Family Leave

Prepare all bookkeeping for accountant on a quarterly basis

File city, town, and village construction permits

Expertise in technology and communications

Excellent problem solving skills and customer service

Design kitchen and bathrooms and stage homes for resale

Aug 2013Present

ELA/ESL Teacher Grades 6-8

Saint John School, Goshen, NY

Continuously teach, reflect, and modify skills

Engage students in the learning process by teaching students to use their brains more effectively to make connections when learning new things

Use a "Joint Productive" approach to teaching where learning occurs when teacher and students produce together

Create weekly lesson plans that engage student learning

Modify lessons for both advanced students by challenging and encouraging critical thinking and students with learning disabilities by breaking down skills to meet their individualized needs

Differentiate lessons for push-in ELL students by using SIOP lesson plans

Understand and implement the Common Core Shifts

Strong technology skills and high degree of flexibility

Skilled in identifying and developing learning objectives for students

Establish a positive rapport with all students and parents through home calls, emails, and written communication

Expertise in Blended Learning

Administer NYS ELA Exam and NWEA Map Tests 
Selected as an Interim Exam Evaluator Summer 2014

Sept 2016Aug 2018

Adjunct ESL Instructor

Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY

Created and taught relevant English lessons focusing on building fluency

Assessed students' progress to ensure success of language program

Developed reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in adult students

Prepared students for oral English presentations in class

Prepared students for end of semester proficiency exam

Encouraged students to make connections when acquiring new English vocabulary

Promoted teaching through conversation in small group instruction that ensured all group members were included in the conversation

Aug 2003Aug 2013

ELA Teacher Grades 6-8

Saint Casimir School, Yonkers, NY

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

Aug 2002Aug 2003

Elementary School Teacher Grade 2

Saint Francis De Sales Academy, NY, NY

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

Oct 2000Aug 2002

ELA Teacher Grades 6-8

Mount Carmel Saint Anthony School, Yonkers, NY

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

Oct 2000Aug 2003

ESL Teacher Adults

UCEDA Language Institute, Port Chester, NY

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

May 2015Graduated

MS.Ed TESOL

The College of New Rochelle

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 ELL students. 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.

Aug 2011Graduated

B.A. Liberal Arts

The College of New Rochelle

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.

Certifications

Sept 2019

Sexual Harassment Prevention

NYS Department of Education
2015Present

TESOL Pre-K-12

New York State Department of Education

Currently qualify for the NYS Certification in TESOL.

Aug 2014

Bullying Prevention

DASA
Learned about the different forms of bullying, and the teacher's responsibility to report it.
Aug 2011

Child Abuse Prevention/Awareness

NYS Department of Education
Learned the signs of abuse and how to report it.
Aug2011

School Violence Prevention/Intervention

NYS Department of Education
Learned ways to recognize violence and how to prevent it.
Aug2011

Substance Abuse Prevention/Awareness

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