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Work experience

Sep 2002Present


Southwestern Central School District
  • Employ a variety of current, innovative teaching strategies to motivate, inspire, and encourage student-centered learning.
  • Design units to maximize available technology and resources available.
  • Provide one-on-one assistance and instruction for students performing below minimum academic achievement levels.
  • Proactively manage parent relationships to promote professionalism.
  • Record student progress and track attendance.
  • Volunteer for numerous committees and extracurricular activities.
  • Host various student teachers
Oct 1997Jan 1998

Assistant Program Coordinator, The Eli-Lilly Lecture Bureau

Lyons, Lavey, Nickel, Swift, Inc.
  • Assisted pharmaceutical sales representatives schedule education and promotional programs in 48 states.
  • Scheduled and confirmed Neuorscience, Ob-Gyn, and Endocrinologist Doctors as guest speakers.
  • Designed program fliers and invitations.
  • Pursued educational grants to fund programs.



Bachelors of Science in Education

  • Graduated Cum Laude. 
  • Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society Member.
  • Student Teaching Honors.
  • Dean's List for: Spring 2000, 2001 and Fall 2001.
  • Chautauqua County Retired Teachers Scholarship for Student Teaching Excellence.


Macintosh's I-Movie Program
Microsoft Office 2007
Fluent in Spanish
Spanish is my first language.  I'm a first generation Hispanic American, born to parents native of the Dominican Republic. 

Education Portfolio

Honors and Awards

  • Time Warner Cable's Channel 8: Apple of the Week Award (April 2003)
  • 2004 Walmart Teacher of the Year
  • Southwestern Central High School Teacher Superlatives:
    • Teacher Easiest To Talk To (2006)
    • Teacher With The Best Advice (2007)
    • Teacher Most Likely To Make A Difference (2009).

Qualification Profile

Dedicated Educator with extensive experience developing curriculum and delivering exceptional educational excellence in Secondary Education.

·Science Instruction: Teach Biology, Emerging Infectious Diseases and Chemistry.  Adapt teaching methodology to individual student needs to increase aptitude.  Incorporate state mandated learning requirements into daily education routine.  Create detailed lesson and unit plans based on goal-setting and observable outcomes.

·Educational Leadership: Skilled mentor with success meeting needs of diverse students.  Inspire and direct adolescents in reaching high educational standards.  Facilitate development of consistent learner outcomes through board attendance and steadfast participation in curricular and extracurricular committees.

·Classroom Management: Create equitable, rewards-based learning environment while establishing clear expectations for behavior.  Engage students by fostering autonomy and desire to learn.  Design interactive lesson plans targeting individual learning gaps and aptitudes.

·Key Strengths: Talent for inspiring students to higher levels of academic success.  Dynamic and engaging; establish and maintain lasting rapport with students, teachers, building administrators, and parents.


Chemistry 7-12

New York State Department of Education

Biology 7-12

New York State Department of Education

General Education 7-12

New York State Department of Education


Michael Cipolla

Reference Excerpt:

"As it pertains to student development and learning, Ms. Tilaro has established herself as a student advocate and mentor.  She explored and implemented a course titled Emerging Infectious Diseases.  Student Interest in this area has grown rapidly.  I attribute this to Ms. Tilaro's energy, enthusiasm and creativity to implement new ideas on behalf of the student body."

Mackenzie Troche`

Reference Excerpt

"While taking her science course I soon found a love in the field of biology. She made learning fun and always made an honest and committed effort to make sure not only me, but all of my peers as well succeeded. What I loved most about her teachings was that she never let failure be an option. Mrs. Tilaro recognizes that all students are different and would work around what helped us best. Whether we were audio or visual learners, she is constantly looking for new ways to teach her students and fill our minds with as much knowledge that has gone hers. Anyone who has gotten this opportunity has seen that she truly loves science. For someone to devote her entire life to not only her two sons but all students willing to walk through her classroom door as well completely spins my mind. It has inspired me to want to find my passion, even if it’s not exactly science. She prepares us for our future teaching all what she truly loves."

Milissa Albano

Reference Excerpts:

"Jenny is kind and caring with her students, she is very knowledgeable in the subject matter, she makes lectures exciting and informative, and she is organized.  She is creative and always looking for new materials or ways to present that material. "

"Jenny goes out of her way to give each student the extra help if needed to ensure the success of her students, but most importantly, she loves kids and the profession of teaching."

Full letter of reference from Milissa Albano.

Additional references available upon request.