Stephanie Ginsberg

Stephanie Ginsberg

Courses Taught

Accounting

Applications In Business

Business Law I and II

Microsoft Office Suite

Career Exploration

Financial Management

Parenting

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that my classroom should be a place where students have the opportunity to receive an education that prepares them for life after high school.  Not only will this education be useful after graduation, but it will also help them learn about themselves, as they grow and change in my class.  While with me, I want my students to be part of a community that trusts and respoects each other, the teacher, and others that enter the classroom. 

This philosophy means that in terms of classroom management, students will have a voice in deciding on behaviors in the classroom as they work together to develop a community with which they are satisfied.  I believe that both the class and the teacher need to decide how the classroom will work, what consequences will be for certain actions, and how those consequences will be implemented.  As the teacher, it is my job to enforce consequences fairly, clearly, and consistently. 

I want my instructional techniques to vary tremendously.  Students do not learn in the same ways, therefore I cannot use only one teaching style.  There will be a large amount of group work and cooperative learning to help students learn how to work together and solve conflicts reasonably.  There will be some direct instruction, concept attainment, and concept development to keep lessons interesting and varied.  Students will have many opportunities to teach each other as they work on presentations alone and in groups.

Assessment of student work will also be done in an unconventional manner.  I don't want students to only be concerned about grades and forget about learning.  I would like to experiment with portfolios, contracts, conferences, self-evaluations and reflections, and peer evaluations to name a few.  I believe that assessment of student progress should be done carefully and fairly. 

Finally, I want my students to be able to take the lessons we learn in my business classes and apply it to today's society.  I believe that it is important to analyze the culture that we live in through the past and the present.  My classroom will prepare my students with the literacy that they need to survive in the world today.  But my philosophy goes far beyond that.  I also hope to teach students other skills that they will need in order to work with others and reflect on one's self. 

Work History

Work History
Apr 2007 - Present

Executive Assistant to the Commissioner of Information Technology & Telecommunications

Town of North Hempstead

Enter and process purchase orders

Responsible for employees time and attendance system

Plan and host three of the Employee functions

Secretarial duties for Commissioner

Answer telephone calls and schedule appointments

Aug 2006 - Jun 2007

Program Supervisor

SCOPE

Design, plan and conduct program of age-appropriate activities for grades K-5

Supervise staff of assistant and aides which inclue team building

Maintain contact with school administrators, teachers, parents and transportation

Implementation of guidance and discipline strategies

Comply with program regulations mandated by the Office of Children and Family Services

Sep 2005 - Apr 2007

Substitue Teacher

Sachem Central School District

Cover classes in all areas of education

Maintain attendance and discipline records for classes covered

Responsible for all assignments and duties of each teacher

Ensure health and safety of each student under my supervision

Jun 2006 - Aug 2006

Girls Division Supervisor

Mark Country Day School & Camp

Coordinate daily special events for summer camp program

Ensure health and well being of all campers in our program

Interact with parents/guardians and grandparents on a daily basis

Supervise and review counselor performance with corrective action when needed

Sep 2003 - Jun 2005

Business Teacher/Family & Consumer Science Teacher (Leave Replacement)

North Babylon High School

Accounting, Applications in Business, Business Law I and II, Microsoft Office Suite, Career Exploration and Financial Management Instructor

Instructor of College Level Accounting, Business Law and Microsoft Applications Courses

Parenting Instructor (Simulated Computerized Baby Project)

Create and execute lesson plans for several different classes

Maintain attendance records, progress reports, and discipline records for each student

DECA Club Advisor and FBLA Club Co-Advisor

May 1999 - Sep 2003

Legal Secretary/Paralegal/Administrative Assistant

Wingate Kearney & Cullen

Typing Speed 45-55 words per minute

Take notes and transcribe dictation of correspondenc, reports, legal documents, and memorandums

Order and maintain office supplies and equipment

Assist with payroll, accoumnts receivable, and accounts payable

Train new employees on office policy and procedures

Notary Public

Education

Education
Jan 2007 - Present

Masters of Science Curriculum Development and Instruction Technology

SUNY Albany

Skills

Skills

Nova Time (Time & Attendance Software)

E-School Data

Internet & E-mail

Corel Wordperfect

Microsoft Office Suite

Certifications

Certifications
Sep 2003 - Aug 2010

Public School Teacher Certificate

New York State Education Department