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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 experience

Aug 2008Jun 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 2009Jun 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 2007Jul 2008

Teacher

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

20022004

Masters

Framingham State College
M.A. International Education
19901994

B.A.

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

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Speaks Spanish

Pi Beta Phi Sorority Alumni