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Summary

Middle School English Teacher and Classical Pianist

Work History

2015Present

Grade Level Chair

Columbus Collegiate Academy-Dana

Grade Level Chair for a sixth grade staff of 6 teachers. 

Responsible for leading bi-weekly grade level meetings, monthly data meetings, maintaining connections between teachers and parents, and organizing student events.  

2015Present

6th & 7th Grade Reading & Writing Teacher 

Columbus Collegiate Academy-Dana 

Teach one section of 6th grade ELA and one section of 7th.

Developed first below level 7th grade curriculum for school.

20142015

6th Grade Reading & Writing Teacher 

Columbus Collegiate Academy-Dana

Developed and implemented the school's first gifted ELA program. 

Responsible for creating curriculum and assessments for both gifted and low level ELA classes.

Spearheaded cross-curricular activities with other departments. 

20112013

Teacher

Putnam Board of Education

General education teacher in fifth grade classroom. During the 2012-2013 school year I co-taught in an inclusion classroom with 45 students. Responsible for Writing, Science, and Math Instruction. Experience using“ SRA Imagine! It” and“ Go Math!” curricula. I also served as the co-team leader for the fifth grade team, and the leader of our professional learning community.

20112011

Substitute Teacher

Putnam Board of Education
Substitute Teacher,; Putnam, Connecticut— Long term substitute in fourth grade classroom. Created and implemented data driven lesson plans, completed end of year report cards. Experience using“ Harcourt Trophies” series.
20052013

Piano Teacher

Self-Employed
Piano Teacher, Connecticut— Private studio instructor providing instruction to students ages 5-15. Focus on integrating school subjects to learning how to play the piano. Responsibilities include creating lesson plans for each student that utilize a students unique learning abilities. Students also participate in a yearly piano recital.
20102011

Paraprofessional

Putnam Board of Education 
Paraprofessional,; Putnam, Connecticut— Literacy paraprofessional serving third and fourth grade students. Administered Dibels testing, grouped students, and implemented intervention programs including“ Read Naturally” and“ SRA Decoding”.

Education

2009

M.Sc

EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY

60 Hour Masters Degree with K-6 certification

2005

MACE

ASBURY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Masters of Arts Degree in Christian Education, Focus on Curriculum Development and Training

2002

B.A.Mus

AMBROSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with a focus on Piano Pedagogy