• Sahuarita AZ

Laura Tuzzolino

456 E Placita Cordel

Work History

Work History

Advisory/Teacher

Sep 2009 - Jun 2015
Sheboygan Area School District

Facilitate each student's Personal Learning Plan from the moment they enter the school. Work closely with each student and their parent/guardian to provide the student with an educational experience that is based on their individual needs and preferences. Each week in a face-to-face group meeting instruct  a college readiness class, a reading strategy class, and a Project-Based Learning (individual research project) class. Every other week (or more frequently as needed) meet with each student for at least half an hour to look at their current progress in all of their classes, and provide any tutorial support he/she might need. That is followed up with a progress report that is emailed to both the student and the parent.

Work as a team with administration and other advisors to recruit students each year through several presentations and meetings. Create changes to curriculum and daily schedule to continually improve the environment of the school based on student, parent, and school board input.

Media Specialist/Librarian

Sep 1997 - Jun 2009
Sheboygan Area School District

Create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for students and teachers in a middle school of approximately 600 students and a staff of 50. Collaborate with teachers in order to initiate and maintain a robust library program to meet the needs of students and teachers; including designing and presenting information literacy lessons and doing book talks monthly. Manage all facets of a middle school library; check out, repair, and preparing books for circulation. Implementing all aspects of the Accelerated Reading program for all students including goal-setting and interventions for low achieving students. Administrate a $13,000 library budget, with oversight for technology integration, purchasing and supplier relations. Oversee all technology troubleshooting for the entire school.

Education

Education

Master of Library and Information Science

Jan 1994
UW-Milwaukee

Bachelor of Arts

1989
Silver Lake College

Major-Biology Education

Skills

Skills

Record-keeping

Maintained complete and accurate records of attendance, course progress, course grades, parent and student contacts, student meetings, class meetings and transcripts postings .

Communication Skills

Excellent communication skills were vital between myself and; students, parents, coworkers and administration in a timely and professional manner.

Curriculum development

Developed College Readiness/21st century skills program, which involved introducing and creating proficiency in all types of technology including;; word processing, spreadsheet, database, and social media . The College Readiness strand included understanding what each student's strengths and weaknesses were and looking at occupations that would suit their career goals as well as current and future economic circumstances.

Creating a Personalized Learning Plan

Created a dynamic academic and extra curricular plan with students and parents. Individual plans were reviewed yearly to adjust for academic changes.

Certifications

Certifications

Biology 7-12

Jun 2010 - Jun 2015
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Teach students the basic principles that govern life.

Library Media Specialist, 901 & 902

Jun 2010 - Jun 2015
Wisconsin Department of Instruction

Manage a school library, including teaching information gathering skills to students in all grades from PreK to 12. This certification also allows managing of subordinates within the library.

References

References

Duane Simmons, Administrator

Supervisor for the last year

Phone: 920-459-0945

Email: dsimmons@sheboygan.k12.wi.us

Timmy Kong, Advisor

Coworker for 4 years

Phone: 920-459-0945

Email: tkong@warrinerschools.org

Corey Butters, Advisor

Coworker for 3 years

Phone: 920-459-0945

Email: cbutters@warrinerschools.org