Work History

Work History
Aug 2011 - Present

Technology Teacher

Orange County Public Schools
  • Introduced basic computer, keyboard and Internet skills
  • Assigned projects so that students learn to deal with real-world constraints
  • Allowed students to unravel technological problems using a hands-on, trial-and-error approach
  • Encouraged creative thinking with challenging classroom projects
  • Helped students connect math, science and technological principles to everyday life
  • Assisted in maintenance of the school’s network, computers and printers
  • Supervised and evaluated staff using the Marzano Teacher Evaluation System
  • Consulted school counselors, social workers, psychologists and nurses to evaluate the needs and challenges of correcting behavior of students in the school
  • Designed and maintained the school’s webpage and SharePoint sites
  • Coordinated and provided training to school staff in network and software use
  • Assisted with the planning, design and installation of future technology hardware and software
  • Assisted with the inventory of hardware and related peripherals
  • Made technology budget recommendations to school administration
2004 - 2011

Fifth Grade Teacher

Orange County Public Schools
  • Responsible for designing lesson plans and provided data on teaching guidelines and standards
  • Handled the tasks of monitoring academic performance of students and provided guidelines to individual students
  • Liaison with parents and played the role of advisor to students and teacher
  • Worked closely with the principal to ensure smooth and effective running of the school
  • Resolved conflicts between teachers, parents, students or between individuals
  • Handled administrative tasks like preparing and maintaining important files and processing paperwork
  • Used an inquiry-based approach with an emphasis on scientific process
  • Incorporated innovative uses of technology into the classroom
  • Built a strong bond with students, parents and colleagues to inspire a shared commitment to quality education 
  • Employed kinesthetic, visual and auditory learning styles to make lessons interesting and to reach all students 
  • Developed reading, mathematics and science content used for classroom instruction
  • Safety Patrol Coordinator
  • 5th Grade Team Leader
  • Member of the School Advisory Committee, PTA, and Leadership Committee
  • Trained and mentored new teachers
Aug 2002 - Oct 2004

Lead Estimator

Associated Building Specialties

  • Maintained communication with subcontractors and vendors.
  • Prepared subcontractor bid packages.
  • Used creativity and resourcefulness to gain better pricing from subcontractors and vendors.
  • Reviewed bid requirements thoroughly and asked follow-up question on every bid.
  • Consistently followed up on submitted bids and budgets with Architect and/or Construction Manager to close business.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Webpage Design

Marzano Teacher Evaluation System

iObservation

Microsoft Office

Windows XP

Mac OS X

iWork '09

iLife '09

Certifications

Certifications
Jul 2011 - Jun 2016

Elementary Education Professional Educator’s Certificate - Grades K-6

State of Florida Department of Education
Jul 2011 - Jun 2016

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement

State of Florida Department of Education