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Kristin Esteves

Public Educator

Education

20142015

Clear Credential Program 

University of San Diego extension

Took 7 university courses that worked towards both developing myself as a teacher, and clearing my California state credential. 

20112013

Masters in Education (M.Ed) with California State Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
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B.A. in Human Communications (Film/Literature Emphasis)

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-MONTEREY BAY

- Graduated with distinction and Magna Cum Laude. 

-Minored  in Communications Design

RELEVANT Work History

Dec 2015Mar 2016

Youth Activities Counselor 

Disney Cruise Line 
  • Supervised and entertained children of all ages, while providing a safe and secure environment. 
  • Upheld United States Public Health standards in youth spaces
  • Spontaneously designed activities and entertained large groups of children with ball games, songs, board games, art activities, face-painting, and more. 
  • Provided guest services to parents, registered guests at beginning of cruise, and used critical thinking to provide service solutions. 
Aug 2012Jun 2015

5th Grade Teacher, 2/3 Long Term Sub, and Teacher's Aide

LARCHMONT CHARTER SCHOOL - Los Angeles, CA
  • Taught 5th grade (2 years), 4th grade science (1 year), and 2/3 grade ( Teacher's Aide and Long Term Sub)
  • Communicated effectively with parents, admin, and peers in a highly collaborative environment. 
  • Designed and implemented standards based curriculum (familiar with California State Standards, Common Core Standards, and Next Gen Science Standards). 
  • Mentored students in social and emotional skills with Cool Tools, ESLRs, Council Circle, and mindfulness strategies. 
  • Taught and worked with a very diverse socio-economic student community, which also included many students with special needs. 
  • Was onsite English Language Learner teacher administrator, over saw CELDT  process and ELL folders for whole campus. 
Jun 2012Aug 2012

3D Animation Instructor

CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER - Los Angeles, CA
  • Taught 3D Animation and Storytelling to 5th-8th grade students at the California Science Center's hands on summer camp. 
  • Supervised recreation and play based activities during lunch and break time.
  •  Became proficient and taught with Blender animation software. 
Oct 2011Jun 2012

Student Teacher

GATES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Los Angeles, CA
  • Student taught in both Kinder and 3rd grades while working towards my California state multiple subject credential. 
  • Designed and taught supplemental units for LAUSD selected curriculum. 
May 2011Sep 2011

Assistant Coordinator at Camp Bruin Kids

UCLA RECREATION - Los Angeles, CA
  • Coordinated tasks for both student's and camp counselor's  daily activities at summer camp.
  • Organized and ran activities that ranged from pool time, story time, obstacle courses, sports, science activities, and song/dance. 
  • Supervision of over 12 weeks of camp, and 100's of students in Kinder and 1st grade. 
  • Negotiated and resolved parent complaints and issues. 
Jan 2010Mar 2011

Foreign Trainer 

WALT DISNEY COMPANY - DISNEY ENGLISH - Shanghai, China
  • Taught over 100 Chinese students , ages 2-9, in English language development. 
  • Classes were play and exploration based curriculum. Taught with high energy' included singing and dancing, arts and crafts, and use of realia. 
  • Became proficient with using SmartBoard technology in the classroom. 
  • Facilitated entertaining demo lessons to potential clients.
Aug 2007Sep 2009

Educational Grant Director 

ROADTRIP NATION - Costa Mesa, CA
  • Started as a Roadie that represented company for 7 weeks on a 7,000 mile tour across the US at over 25 college campuses.  Confidently spoke to large audiences. 
  • After tour, I ran a grant program in which I mentored college aged students in the creation of their own independent documentary film piece modeled after Roadtrip Nation's PBS series. 
  • Helped design curriculum to facilitate storytelling and film making process. Was featured in educational content videos as a "host". 
Jun 2006Aug 2007

Guest Relations Hostess / Tour Guide/ Trainer

THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY - DISNEYLAND RESORT
  • Worked a variety of guest relations locations at Disneyland Resort.  
  • Gave scripted tours, as well as VIP tours of theme parks. 
  • Trainer to new employees in Guest Relations. In addition, I was a Disney University trainer for the whole resort training process. 
  • Was a Youth Education Series guide in the subject of Physics.
  • Interacted with guests on a daily basis with high energy, and with Disney Guest Service standards.