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Responsible, driven middle school teacher with excellent communication skills demonstrated by 9 years of teaching experience and coaching colleagues in staff workshops.  Passion for teaching, and even stronger passion for growing and learning as a professional in the field.   Motivated, enthusiastic educator with a robust desire to collaborate with other adults in the field of education. 


Assessment Development

Creates and utilizes formative assessments to define student growth.

Broad Content Knowledge

Highly qualified in the areas of Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, English as a Second Language, and other subjects identified in the IL ICTS Content Exam.

Effective  Collaboration

Daily communication with parents and colleagues to develop a positive learning environment for students.

Interactive teaching/learning

Utilizes technology to engage both students and staff members in the learning process.

Work History

Aug 2006Present

Full Time Teacher

Fischer Middle School

Aurora, IL

- Promotes engaging lessons to meet academic, intellectual, and social needs of students.

- Administers progressing teaching principles to improve student learning, as shown in growth through formative assessments.

- Facilitates interactive presentations at staff development meetings that include strategies for colleagues to incorporate in their pedagogy.

- Differentiates instruction daily based on student needs.

- Integrates discipline plans with effective measures to increase concentration, participation, and student accountability.  

Jun 2006Aug 2006

Special Education Teacher- Summer School

Indian Prairie School District #204

Naperville, IL

- Developed and maintained an excellent professional relationship with cooperating classroom teacher and other teachers at the school.

- Implemented lesson plans for special education students with a variety of learning needs.

 - Instituted classroom control by constructing management plans, positive reinforcements, and energetic instruction.

- Guided students with learning disabilities in the completion of assignments and assessments.

- Addressed student progress with parents through weekly newsletters and phone calls.

Aug 2005Jun 2006

Teaching Assistant

Scullen Middle School

Naperville, IL

- Assisted the general education teacher and support teacher in educating students with learning disabilities.

- Improvised daily for students based on their various physical and emotional needs.

- Constructed teaching aids and other instructional materials to promote learning.




Concordia University

Curriculum & Instruction



Northern Illinois University

Elementary Education