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Educational Philosophy

In a world of growing philosophies, programs and requirements; it is important to be a well-rounded, open-minded teacher with personal goals and beliefs.As a teacher, it is imperative to realize that education extends far beyond the classroom.

While we implement ideas of best practices in literacy and differentiated instruction, we are aware that the time has come to meet the needs of not just a class, but an individual.I realize that being an educator, my job is not only to teach content in a broad definition, but to expand upon the relation of that content to the context of social interaction, as well as education.

Work experience

Aug 2008Present

Reading Teacher

West Islip Public Schools

·Utilize all aspects of balanced literacy to remediate and instruct elementary students in

grades 1-5

Worked with colleagues to implement professional development, create lessons and learning environments conducive to district literacy initiatives and best practices.

·Accommodate student needs through differentiating small group instruction

·Aide in student classroom acclimation by pushing in to classrooms and modifying/assisting

with daily curriculum

·Participate in Data Team, Character Education, and other committees to build school

    community and growth

Oct 2006Aug 2008


New York City Department of Education- P.S 48Q

Kindergarten Teacher

·Teaching Literacy through Treasures Reading Program

·Differentiating Instruction throughout daily group activities including; guided reading,

centers, math game day, writing conferences

·Created classroom environment of trust and community amongst students, parents and


·Participated in Study Groups for Professional Development

First Grade Teacher

·Trained in Columbia’s Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Workshop Pedagogy

·Taught Everyday Mathematics daily curriculum

·Implemented Balanced Literacy Centers as an additional classroom reading curriculum

·Worked collaboratively with grade level teachers for daily, monthly and holiday activities

Sep 2005Jun 2006

Reading/Kindergarten Leave Replacements

Three Village CSD-Arrowhead Elementary School

Kindergarten Leave Replacement

  • Worked with Ohio State’s Literacy Collaborative
  • Consistently used math and literacy manipulatives to engage students on the basic skills found within the Kindergarten curriculum of the Three Village Central School District
  • Collaborated with same grade level teachers on various seasonal and curriculum based activities

Reading Specialist Leave Replacement

  • Assessed 1st graders on qualifications for early literacy interventions using the Observation Survey
  • Taught basic reading and writing skills pertinent to 3rd and 4th graders through small group instruction
Sep 2004Jun 2005

Annual Per Diem (Permanent) Substitute

Copaigue Public Schools- Great Neck Road Elementary School
  • Substituted on a daily basis throughout a K-5 building, including self-contained special education
  • Created and taught differentiated instruction and Ohio State’s Literacy Collaborative lessons



Literacy Collaborative
Treasures, trained
Teacher's College, trained
Fundations, 1st grade
Leveled Literacy Intervention, trained

Professional Papers & Lesson Pla


Sep 2004Present

Childhood Education

New York State
Jan 2006Present


New York State