Summary

  • Highly motivated, energetic educator with 18 years of professional experience.
  • Extensive background working with bilingual, multicultural students and their families.
  • Outstanding leadership, communication, technology, and organizational skills.
  • Committed to personal life-long learning as well as offering quality education to children.
  • Master of Arts degree in Education

Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Jun 2015

Middle School Teacher: Language Arts, sixth, seventh and eighth grade

American School of Guatemala
  • Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitates active learning experiences.
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students in the classroom.
  • Use relevant technology to support instruction, including Google Classroom, Powerschool, Teenbiz Reading Program, iPads.
  • Observes and evaluates students’ performances and development.
  • Maintains accurate and complete records of students’ progress.
  • Manages student behavior by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
  • Updates teaching with developments in subject area, teaching and assessment methods.
  • Participates in staff meetings, addressing concerns including student support, family relations, staff cooperation and community activities.
  • Designs and develops curriculum for middle school Language Arts, aligned to meet Common Core State standards. Updates curriculum using the Atlas world-wide system.
  • Leads the ELA department as Language Arts Liaison for the past ten years, including vertical and horizontal department meetings.
  • Provides before and after school help for students who needed extra curricular support.
  • Fosters parent involvement through regular communication and invitations to participate in classroom activities and events.
Aug 2009 - Jun 2013

Owner, Tutor, Executive Functions Course Instructor

Valle Tutoring Center
• Worked with students aged 10 to 18 on specific subject areas or study skills. • Created an Executive Functions course catered to each student focusing on time management, organization, planning, study skills and listening • Administered diagnostic tests to evaluate students needs • Communicated with parents and teachers to update them on student’s progress • Worked with small groups, providing lessons on diverse subject areas. • Trained staff and teachers for tutoring sessions, SAT classes and one-on-one tutoring
Aug 2007 - Jul 2008

Teacher

Terrace Community Middle School
8th grade Language Arts teacher
Jan 1995 - Jun 2007

English Language Arts Teacher, Middle School

American School of Guatemala

Eighth grade Language Arts, ninth, tenth grade creative writing and tenth grade public speaking.

Education

Education
2002 - 2004

Masters

Framingham State College
M.A. International Education
1990 - 1994

B.A.

The University of New Mexico
B.A. Communication & Political Science

Portfolio

Miscellaneous

Published author

Speaks Spanish

Pi Beta Phi Sorority Alumni