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Jul 2011Jun 2014

Middle School Teacher: History, Science, Mathematics

Pacific Boychoir Academy
  • Planned and implemented daily instruction for the following subjects: 6th-grade ancient history, 7th-grade medieval history, 8th-grade American history, 5th-grade science, 6th-grade earth science (2012-13), 6th-grade mathematics (2013-14)
  • Wrote quarterly narrative evaluations for all students
  • Created arts-integrated lessons and projects to build connections between academic content and musical training
  • Served as 7th grade advisor, coaching students on study skills and providing social and emotional support
  • Organized annual Culture Fair event showcasing student-designed history exhibits about ancient and medieval cultures
  • Communicated with parents and families regarding class instruction and student progress
  • Chaperoned domestic choir school tours for current students and alumni, including two tours to Los Angeles
  • Served on teacher search committee to assist in recruiting and interviewing new faculty members
  • Organized quarterly school-wide service learning opportunities in the greater Oakland and San Francisco area
Jun 2011Aug 2012

Summer Enrichment Teacher: Literature and Mathematics

The Partners Program
  • Planned and implemented daily summer enrichment lessons for 7th-9th grade Oakland public school students in the following subjects: 7th-grade literature, 8th-grade algebra / pre-algebra review, and 9th-grade algebra
  • Collaborated with 8 high school student Assistant Teachers in implementing daily lessons and providing student support
  • Collaborated with theater and visual art teachers to develop interdisciplinary projects
  • Mentored Assistant Teacher Leaders in planning and implementing lessons for small group work
Jun 2009Aug 2010

Summer Program Enrichment Teacher: English & Language Arts

Breakthrough Collaborative

      Summer Program Teacher

  • Summer 2009: Collaborated with co-teacher to plan and implement daily ninety-minute English classes for rising 7th students for six-week summer program
  • Advised group of four rising 7th grade students in program transition, study skills, and positive behavior
  • Collaborated with team of four teachers to plan two 2-week “Unity and Diversity” mini-courses
  • Summer 2010: Served as interim 8th grade English teacher for final three weeks of summer program
  • Worked to develop constructive classroom management plan with students and co-teacher

After-School Program Teacher

  • Planned and implemented weekly after-school interdisciplinary lessons about environmental issues
Sep 2008Dec 2008

Adult ESL Teacher

Brown-Olneyville ESOL Program
  • Planned and implemented twice-weekly intermediate level English as a Second Language night classes for Spanish-speaking adult learners in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood
  • Collaborated with co-teacher to develop a curriculum focused on building vocabulary, conversation skills, and self-confidence in speaking and using English language

Jewish Leadership & Community Engagement

Brown-RISD Hillel

Interfaith Campus Fellow / Multifaith Council @ Brown

Interfaith Youth Core

ADAMAH:  The Jewish Farm & Environmental Fellowship

Hazon & Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center

East Bay Minyan

Alef Beats Jewish A Cappella

Kadima Youth Group Advisor


New Israel Fund Facilitation Fellowship


Aug 2015May 2016

Certificate in Jewish Experiential Education

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

Currently accepted a position in this program for the upcoming 2015-2016 Academic Year

Jun 2010May 2011

M.A.T. in Secondary Education

Brown University
  • Rhode Island Teaching certification in Science, Grades 7 - 12
  • Subject focus and additional course credits in History and Social Science (Ancient and American History)
Aug 2006Jun 2010

B.A. in Human Biology, focus on Race and Gender

Brown University
  • Significant Coursework:  biology, chemistry, public health, history, anthropology, multicultural studies

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