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Teaching Experience

Jan 2011Present

Innovation Coordinator and Middle-School ELA Teacher

GRANDVIEW PREPARATORY SCHOOL
  • Establish a collaborative, student-centered, and stress-free classroom environment using interactive learning.
  • Maintain a solid classroom management plan in which students are provided with clear and consistent directions and follow-through.
  • Integrate technology into learning to help make students' thinking more visible.
  • Support a diverse classroom of learners by providing individualized learning plans.
  • Created a drama enrichment to improve fluency and public speaking skills.
  • Publish students' written work through a wide range of mediums.
  • Trained and mentored student teachers.
  • Facilitate professional development for other educators on the topic of gifted learners, digital technology, and differentiated learning strategies.
  • Spearheaded a class passion project that led to designing and fundraising for a new playground.
  • Solar oven design project that led to regional and state wins.
20072011

ESE Pre-Kindergarten thru Second Grade

WELLEBY ELEMENTARY
  • Effectively collaborated with the music teacher to create remedial lessons for struggling readers.
  • Employed diverse techniques to foster active learning in small and whole groups.  
  • Nurtured a sense of curiosity and a deeper understanding of varied subjects using thematic units.
  • Coordinated with parents, teacher assistants, and various service providers for students with learning disabilities. 
  • Lead supplementary tutoring sessions after school for 1st through 5th graders. 
20042005

Kindergarten Teacher

ENDEAVOR ELEMENTARY
  • Implemented creative instructional methods to foster students' academic and social growth.
  • Differentiated lessons such as; curriculum compacting and incorporating personal student passions to address the multimodal learning needs of students. 
  • Encouraged parental involvement in the classroom and at home.
  • Analyzed data to inform daily guided reading, mathematics, and English Language Arts instruction.
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Teacher

P.S. 60 SCHOOL
  • Collaborated with coworkers and mentors to plan semester-long goals and lessons. 
  • Worked to help bilingual students reach a high level of proficiency in English using ESOL instructional strategies.
  • Communicated with families in person and with weekly newsletters. 
  • Practiced essential classroom techniques as a NYC Teaching Fellow, and received an education award through Americorps. 
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Actress

WALT DISNEY WORLD COMPANY
  • Represented the Walt Disney World Company as a princess face character performing in daily parades, shows, television, radio interviews, and, interactive meet and greets.
  • Studied and trained with choregraphers and coaches to successfully play the princess roles in the Walt Disney World parks, resorts, and at Tokyo Disneyland.

Education

20012003

Master of Science in Teaching Elementary and Early Childhood Education

City University of New York
  • NYC Teaching Fellow
  • Americorp Member
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Bachelor of Communication Arts and Theatre Minor 

Marymount Manhattan College
  • Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society Member
  • Resident Assistant

Education and Certifications

Master of Science in Teaching Elementary and Early Childhood Education, City University of New York

Bachelor of Communication Arts –  Marymount Manhattan College

Theatre Minor –  Marymount Manhattan College

Screenwriting Certificate – UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting

Gifted Broward Virtual University

ESOL Endorsement –  Broward Virtual University

Core Competencies

  • Spanish speaker
  • Curriculum planning
  • Professional development
  • Classroom organization 
  • Agile Classroom
  • Student motivation
  • Project-based learning
  • Project planning with 21st century skills framework
  • Mentoring skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Writing and oral communication proficiency
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving
  • Google Classroom
  • Digital presentation creation tools
  • Blogging for education purposes

References Available Upon Request