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Odalys Lopez

  • Briarwood, N.Y. 11435
  • 347.403.1061

Work History

Jul 2008Present

Head Teacher

Brooklyn Free Space Preschool
  • Worked cooperatively with a co-teacher to plan developmentally appropriate curriculum aligned to the Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core Standards.
  • Empowered the children to explore creative self-expression and to build satisfying peer relationships. 
  • Guided families in obtaining evaluations for their child.
  • Worked closely with related service providers to carryover strategies to facilitate in the progress of IEP goals in the classroom. 
  • Facilitated children's exploration of themes, through activities that promoted open-ended discovery and problem solving.
  • Observed and listened to children closely in order to ask questions and discover children's ideas, hypotheses, and theories in order to build upon greater learning.
  • Directed one week of summer camp, coordinating staff, families and children.
  • Built effective channels of communication and positive working relationships with the BFS staff and parent cooperative members.
Jul 2007Jul 2008

Assistant Teacher 

Eladia's Kids, Brooklyn
  • Assisted in the educational and social development of children under the direction and guidance of the head teacher.
  • Taught reading, writing, and art to children ages six months through five.
Feb 2008Jun 2008

Student Teacher

Alexine A. Fenty PS 139, Brooklyn
  • Led whole-class instruction for twenty five first graders.
  • Organized and demonstrated guided reading lessons. 
Feb 2007Jun 2007

Student Teacher

Colonel David Marcus PS 127, Brooklyn
  • Led small-group literacy in all content areas.
  • Worked collaboratively with teacher to implement reading and writing activities.


Jun 2014


Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Masters Degree in Special Education (B-2)

Jun 2011


Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education-Dual Special Education

Jan 2007


Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Associate of Science in Education Studies


NYS Public School Teacher: Students with Disabilities Birth-Grade 2 

Professional Certificate #878005141

NYS Public School Teacher: Early Childhood Education Birth-Grade 2

Initial Certificate #697738121

NYS Public School Teacher :  Students with Disabilities Birth-Grade 2

Initial Certificate # 697737121


Professional references provided upon request.