Kasia S. Mc Guire

Kasia S. Mc Guire

Work History

Work History
Aug 2013 - Present

Spanish and Religion Teacher

Old St. Mary's School
  • Taught and built Spanish curriculum for 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade 
  • Attended two TPRS conferences in the 2013-2014 school year
  • Taught and created 1st and 8th grade religion curriculum for 2013-2014 school year
  • Attended 8th grade Religion workshop in the 2013-2014 school year
Aug 2011 - Jun 2013

Kindergarten Teacher

Old St. Mary's School
  • Developed lesson plans and curriculum for kindergarten in subject areas of language arts, math, science, social studies, religion, art, and ESL
  • Integrated iPad technology into various curriculum strands
  • Led and implemented all staff Service Curriculum workshop
  • Organized and led first afterschool Spanish and knitting club each year, and coached volleyball clinics and practice
Jul 2010 - Aug 2011

Education & Learning Services Senior Associate

SmithBucklin
  • Provided education and certification services to support various clients.
  • Assisted in the development and execution of online training opportunities by acquiring the skills to effectively launch eLearning courses, webcasts, and live capture at educational conferences.
  • Developed, planned, and executed conference/program/attendance goals for clients in the technology, business trade and healthcare industries, while performing simultaneous project management functions for numerous clients.
Jun 2009 - May 2010

ELL Teacher

Heartland Alliance
  • Developed lesson plans and curricula for grades K-12 in subject areas of ELL, math, science, social studies, and art.
  • Modified lessons for all language and learning abilities in order for students to reach their full potential.
  • Provided culturally sensitive lessons for all learning styles of children in order to ensure an inclusive environment.
Dec 2007 - Jun 2009

Exhibit Coordinator

http://www.gfoa.org
  •  Analyzed and evaluated new revenue opportunities through various activities such as identifying cross-sale opportunities and researching more than 4,000 companies in an effort to increase vendor participation.
  • Managed day-to-day relationships with over 200 significant vendors.
  • Coordinated all key aspects for an annual conference, including the distribution of materials for training sessions, travel logistics and itinerary revisions to more than 17,000 members from the USA and Canada.
Oct 2006 - Jan 2008

Program Assistant

Lincoln Park/West Loop Athletic Club
  • Created and promoted new programs designed to educate and stimulate the well-being of 100 young children per day in a positive atmosphere.
  • Helped children to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior by increasing understanding of self.
Jan 2006 - Apr 2006

Spanish Student Teacher

Lincoln Park High School
  • Created and taught lesson plans for Regular, Honors, Double Honors, and AP Spanish classes.
  • Participated with students in Amnesty International after school club.
May 2005 - Aug 2005

Summer Orientation Leader

Loyola University Chicago
  • Implemented and coordinated with the University President and five Deans a three-month series of two-day orientation programs for incoming students.
Sep 2004 - Oct 2004

Spanish Student Teacher

Northside College Prep High School
  • Worked with teacher to adapt lesson plans for sophomores in a Spanish classroom for six weeks.
Aug 2003 - May 2004

Alumni Caller

http://www.luc.edu
  • Solicited Loyola alumni for donations of $1,000 to $10,000.

Education

Education
Nov 2008 - Dec 2008

http://www.depaul.edu
  • Completed rigorous internship program and exposure to four non-profit organizations.
  • Created a sustainable $200,000 annual budget for an orphanage housing 60 boys and generated a five-year financial forecast.
  • Provided aid to over 5,000 youth in the impoverished urban areas of Nairobi.
Aug 2002 - May 2006

Bachelor of Arts

http://www.luc.edu

Minor: Secondary Education

Certified: Spanish 6-12 and the Transitional Bilingual Certificate

Aug 2005 - Dec 2005

The Institute for the International Education of Students
  • Completed four-month intensive Spanish language academic program.
  • Coordinated student body feedback with program administration and faculty to create tangible solutions to improve program effectiveness.
  • Traveled to five countries and 25 cities.

Related Experience

St. Julie Billiart Roman Catholic Parish, Tinley Park, Illinois, Fall 2007 - present

Junior High and High School Retreat Leader

  • Organized and led annual educational and religious retreat for fifty adolescent teens. 
  • Created a yearly theme with supporting talks and created team building activities.

Interest

Teaching, volunteering, traveling, learning new languages, reading, photography, gardening, and cooking.

Related Experience

Old St. Mary's Catholic Church, Chicago, Illinois, September 2010 - 2012

5th and 6th grade Religious Education Teacher

  • Taught fifth and sixth students how to grow in their Catholic faith by developing lesson plans and activities.

Skills

Skills

Camtasia Relay/Studio

Go To Meeting/Webinar

Computer Applications

Computer applications including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, and Outlook.

Polish: Oral and Written

Spanish: Oral and Written

Certifications

Certifications
Aug 2010 - Present

Foreign Language Spanish Grades 6-12

State of Illinois Certificate
Jul 2010 - Present

Transitional Bilingual Certificate

State of Illinois Certificate
Oct 2009 - Oct 2012

First Aid

Heartland Human Care Services through American Red Cross

References

References

Sarah Cook

Ticia Smith

Natalie Laudadio