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Summary

Teacher leader with a skill for combining data driven instruction and familial warmth in the classroom. I believe that all students can learn and that every student deserves the best possible teacher.

Teaching and Leadership Experience 

2014Present

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 resulting in all growth goals being met by both classes. 

Spearheaded cross-curricular activities with other departments including a Writing about Math unit. 

Created network wide assessments for sixth grade writing curricula.

2015Present

Grade Level Chair

Columbus Collegiate Academy-Dana

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

Responsible for leading weekly grade level meetings,

Organizing and hosting monthly data meetings where staff met to discuss grades and i-Ready data and used this data to plan Tier II and III instruction

Created status of the class newsletter and website to help strengthen connections between teachers and parents.

Planned multiple field trips for 70+ students.

20112013

Teacher

Putnam Board of Education

General education teacher in fifth grade inclusion classroom.

Experience using“ SRA Imagine! It” and“ Go Math!” curricula.

Co-team leader for the fifth grade team,

PLC leader 

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

Honors

2016 Fishman Prize Honor Roll Recipient