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Kristin Esteves

Public Educator

Education

20142015

Clear Credential Program 

University of San Diego extension
  • Took seven university courses that  cleared my California state credential
20112013

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

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
  •  Thesis: Working with English language learners
20012005

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

Aug 2016Present

4th Grade Lead Teacher - STEM

Orange Center Elementary STEM Magnet - Orlando, FL
  • Currently teaching 4th grade as a lead teacher in all subject areas, including reading, writing, math, social science, science, and engineering at a Title 1 school. 
  • Teaching a standards based, data driven curriculum that aligns with Florida State Standards.
  • Responsible for teaching Project Based Learning block with science and engineering emphasis. 
  • Responsible for teaching students to interact with school garden and an urban water tower garden in classroom.
  • Create reading and engineering lessons in collaborative PLCs.
  • Responsible for collecting data on students and using data to create intervention and differentiation. 
  • Responsible for teaching in a one-to-one digital environment.  
Dec 2015   Mar 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 units.
  • 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. 
  • 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 2011   Jun 2012

Student Teacher

GATES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Los Angeles, CA
  • Student taught in both Kinder and 3rd grades.
  • 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. 
  • Supervised  12 weeks of summer camp, and oversaw Kinder and 1st grades. 
  • Negotiated and resolved parent complaints and issues. 
Jan 2010   Mar 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 which 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. 
  • Managed grant program designed to mentored college aged students in the creation of their own independent documentary film piece modeled after Roadtrip Nation's PBS series. 
  • Assistant in the design of curriculum to facilitate storytelling and film making process. Featured in educational content videos as a "host".