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Work History

Aug 2014Aug 2015

Parent Educator

First Step Family Support Center

Parents As Teachers is a home visiting program through First Step Family Support Center, where I held a Parent Educator position, with a client load of 22 families. My duties included providing personal instruction, demonstrating appropriate educational activities; delivering research–based curriculum to parents regarding child development and related issues.

I also conducted childhood screenings included but not limited to vision, hearing, the understanding and use of language, motor development, hand-eye coordination, health and physical development for children birth to age three.

Additionally, I provided Maternity Support Services and Infant Case Management. Maternity Support Services are enhanced preventive health services designed to supplement medical visits and include screening, assessment, education, intervention, and brief counseling.

The Infant Case Management program serves high-risk infants and their parents. The purpose of ICM is to improve the welfare of infants by providing parents with information and assistance in order to access needed medical, social, educational, and other services.

Aug 2013Jan 2014

English Teacher

American School of Durango
  • Planned, organized, and provided instruction in English in the Core Curriculum Content Standards to ESL and ELL students
  • Developed and delivered lesson plans incorporating a broad range of appropriate differentiated techniques and strategies addressing all aspects of communication that develop each student's ability to read, write, speak, and listen in content areas at levels that ensure learners meet or exceed learning targets
  • Administered academic and language assessments for the purpose of evaluating student's progress in meeting academic learning targets and progress in language acquisition
  • Provided a nurturing, supportive, and positive learning environment with high expectations that encourage student responsibility, enhance motivation, clearly communicate classroom routines, and incorporate challenging instructional strategies
  • Personally increased library with over 100 engaging English language novels
Aug 2009Aug 2013

English Teacher

Venus Middle School
  • Ready Writing, Editorial Writing and Impromptu Speaking UIL (University Interscholastic League) Coach
  • Tutor for intensive, need-based after-school program, Bulldog Academy (4 years)
  • Active member of our Site Based Campus Improvement Commitee
  • Faculty council member for the Venus chapter National Junior Honor Society (4 years)
  • AVID team member
  • Certified TELPAS Rater (Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System)
  • Experience in modifying instruction to fit block schedule and traditional schedule
  • Coached volleyball and track (1 year)
  • Created interesting and imaginative lesson plans in accordance with TEKS
  • Led students to a 100% pass rate on the Texas Writing TAKS
Mar 2008Feb 2009

Specialist

Paycom DFW
  • Ensured accurate and timely completion of data input procedures during the new client conversion process
  • Decoded ADP master controls and accumulators
  • Decoded and translated master controls to ensure the proper registration of deductions, earnings, and direct deposit account types
  • Precisely inputed employees' demographic information, pay rates, tax filing statuses and exemptions, scheduled earnings and deductions, and direct deposit account information
  • Accurately entered and calculated accrual rates and available balances
  • Properly registered local taxes and changed employees' tax withholding states
  • Made changes and corrections to general ledger account codes
Apr 2007Mar 2008

Verification Specialist

Asset Control

 Performed following searches on prospective employees:

  • County, statewide and federal criminal searches
  • County, statewide and federal civil searches
  • Sex offender searches on local, regional and national levels
  • Education and employment verification
Aug 2002May 2004

Instructional Assistant/ Substitute teacher

Timber Academy CSISD
  • Met all criteria for Educational Aid I, II, and III as listed in Requirements for Paraprofessional Certificates
  • Independently supervised and maintained individual classroom
  • Evaluated new student applications with certificated staff
  • Updated and maintained the following: Timber Academy Professional & Student Library, student progress reports and probation levels, API module distribution/accountability system, student averages and credits
  • Supervised and managed detention hall, prepared daily student evaluation sheets, graded completed tests, posted module completion data

References

Maggie Fricker, Supervisor

First Step Family Support Center

Bryan Sharp, Principal

 American School of Durango

Brinda Hackler, Manager

 Asset Control

Randall Buck, Principal

Venus ISD

Kurtis Flood, Asst. Principal

Venus ISD

Melissa Rabinowitz, ELA Dept. Head

Venus ISD

Dr. Matthew Heard, Professor

University of North Texas

Susan Naizer, Co-teacher

Venus ISD

TRAINING

AVID Summer Institute                                                         

Dallas, Texas June 2012

Annual professional learning training where our AVID Team came together to learn the latest in AVID methodologies and strategies to successfully implement AVID in our school

Discover Writing with Gretchen Bernabei and Barry LaneGarland, Texas, July 2011 

Reviving the Essay: How to Teach Structure without Formula 

Organizational BehaviorUniversity of North Texas,  May 2008 to June 2008 

Individual behavior in formal organizations. Cases, lectures and experiential exercises in organizational culture, motivation, leadership, dynamics of power, perception and attribution, communication, decision making,  performance, and individual differences

Human Resource Management University of North Texas,  Jul 2008 to Aug 2008 

An introduction to personnel management. Topics included: employment, placement and personnel planning, training and development; compensation and benefits; health, safety and security; and employee and labor relations