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Work experience

Jan 2014September 2016

Grade 1/2 & 5/6 Classroom Teacher

Richmond Primary School
  • Teach a differentiated curriculum providing students with extension or intervention support where needed
  • Develop ICT protocol guidelines for the school, provide support and PD to staff, use a 1-1 iPad program in class
  • Effectively executed Play Based Learning environment (Grade 1/2) and Project Based Learning (5/6)
  • Participate in team teaching, excursions, school assemblies, presentation night, and staff meetings
  • Effectively use pre and post testing to gauge students abilities, plan differentiated material according to curriculum guidelines
  • Provided suggestions for strategies for individual academic and behavioural learning plans for students
  • Plan, implement, and deliver inspiring, challenging and enjoyable lessons ensuring differentiation of the subject targeting students individual learning needs
  • Regularly assess students’ work and provide high quality feedback for the student and myself to guide future learning
  • Enhance students’ moral, social and personal development through lessons and the Bounce Back program

March 2013December 2013

Casual Relief Teacher 

ANZUK

Working as a casual relief teacher I frequently visited schools within metropolis Melbourne. Some of my duties included;

  • Substituting for and providing an ‘as normal’ learning environment in the classroom for students when their regular teacher is absent, and being flexible throughout the day to changes;
  • Delivering to the class of students the curriculum material provided for the lesson/s, accountable for classroom management;
  • Care for all students in classroom which reflects the schools vision and values.
June 2012August 2012

Program Coordinator

Camp Muskoka
As a program coordinator I handled multiple responsibilities, problem solved and provided leadership, supervision and direction to the 2012 Camp Muskoka summer camp counsellor team. In addition to planning, organization and scheduling of all Camp Muskoka summer programs and special events.  Position Competencies included
  • Customer Awareness, Interpersonal Relations, Listening Skills

  • Organizing/Planning ability, Personal Work Ethic, Analytical Skills

  • Problem Solving/Decision Making, Team Skills, Initiative, Integrity

  1. Supervise and evaluate staff working in specified program.  Provide direction and corrective feedback if necessary
  2. Organize, implement, and document training program including weekly staff meetings
  3. Prepare, maintain and process all forms and paperwork accurately and promptly (rosters, weekly program schedules, time sheets, equipment inventory, etc.).
  4. Develop and maintain process for quality control and risk assessment in programs.
  5. Supervise, organize, and document camp schedule, including: stump sheets, specialty activity programs, counsellor check-in from days off
  6. Evaluate existing programs and logistics on an ongoing basis and develop methods to improve program and service delivery. 
  7. Provide a daily schedule of activities and duties that include all program areas, may include but is not limited to theme day events, activities planned by counsellors and/or the LIT program. 
April 2012March 2013

Outdoor Education Instructor

Camp Muskoka

I was responsible for delivering curriculum content to school groups consisting of 25-100+ students ranging from grades 6-8. 

Job Responsibilities:

Program – instruction of activity classes for school age and adult groups

  • Preparation and instruction of outdoor activities
  • Assisting in leading weekend and week day programs
  • Preparation and organization of assigned program areas 
  • Ensuring proper use, storage and maintenance of all program resources and equipment
  • Ensuring safe practices in supervised activities
  • Understanding and accommodating the learning needs of all students (group size varying from 25 -200), ensuring to meet curriculum standards, and monitoring/ reporting on student progress
  • Responsible for organizing and sequencing leadership activities, content, and concepts to ensure learning, progress of self confidence, and students inter/intrapersonal development
  • Working collaboratively with all relevant staff members, ensuring information is communicated in an appropriate and timely manner which supports student learning outcomes 

Hosting – responsible for hosting weekday and weekend groups

  • Responsible to welcome weekday and weekend groups
  • Assist in preparation of site arrival for groups (cleaning, paperwork)
  • Ensure that reasonable requests from groups are promptly met (adding or removing programs, getting extra bedding, accommodate dietary requests)
May 2011August 2011

Office Assistant

Rockin' Boats Fibreglass Repair

My role consisted of;

  • Assisted in managing incoming and outgoing jobs
  • Communicated deadlines to owner, and employees
  • Answered phone calls and emails regarding boat repairs and the status of jobs
  • Gave detailed quotes for repairs, as well as directed inquiries to the owner
  • Ordered parts and supplies for the business from various suppliers
  • Organized and created the filing system, created customer folders with quotes, invoices and pictures of before and after damage
Jun 2006Aug 2009

Camp Counsellor

YMCA

My camp experience included the following duties

  • Worked as a camp counselor, inclusion counselor, section head, and in ball hockey camp, planning group wide and camp group activities
  • Completed daily communication logs for 10-12 campers to bring home to parents, assisted with the planning of sleep overs, camp wide rotations, and staff meetings
  • Continual professional development through Attended Rainbow program for children with special needs conference as apart of professional development, as well as yearly training 

During my time with the YMCA my roles were

  • Camp counsellor
  • Inclusion counsellor
  • Section Head
  • Sports Camp facilitator 

Education

Sep 2011Apr 2012

Bachelor of Education

Nipissing University

April 2012: BACHELOR OF EDUCATION

Examples of some classes I took include; 

  • Education and Schooling
  • Education psychology and special education 
  • Math Education 
  • Curriculum Methods
  • Visual Arts
  • Health and Physical Education 
  • Science Education 
  • Music Education 
Sep 2006Feb 2011

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

University of Western Ontario

February 2011: BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS)

Examples of some classes I took include; 

  • Land Use planning 
  • Assessment and Sustainable resources 
  • Quantitative Analysis (statistics) 
  • The Dynamic earth
  • Youth and conflict with the law
  • Society and Nature 
  • Nutrition for modern living 
  • Sport Psychology 
  • French Language 
  • The Family 

Certifications

January2013

Ontario College of Teachers 

Government of Ontario 
March 2013

Victorian Institute of Teaching 

Government of Victoria 

First Aid & CPR

St. John's Ambulance

Skills

Google Classroom

I am a certified Google Certified Educator Level 1, I have successfully implemented Google Classroom into my teaching as well as into my teaching area. I was apart of launching the platform within the school, and provided teachers PD on how to use and troubleshooting. 

ICT in the classroom

I have facilitated a 1-1 iPad program in my classroom. I am consistently updating my skills of how to use ICT in the classroom to enhance student learning and their engagement. I have successfully used ICT to monitor and track student achievement and am able to use it to differentiate the curriculum to allow for indivudual learning goals to be met.

Collaborating

I am great at collaborating with others to complete tasks, to teach students important group work skills and to model for them what successful collaboration is. Some examples of collaboration include; Team teaching for 3 years, participating in curriculum days, staff planned events. 

Independent work

I am a focused and organized individual able to complete tasks and use time management to adhere to deadlines. I excel at communication on the job and organization to increase efficiency. I understand the importance of competing work to the highest standard and strive to achieve it on each task I complete. 

Microsoft Office

Microsoft office skills that I am competent in include   - Word Processor - Excel  - Powerpoint   I have been using these three programs extensively in my undergraduate degrees. I am able to use the program to the best of it's capabilities and use the majority of the functions which it provides. 

French

In public school I was enrolled in the Extended french program. I continued through the program until my final year of high school. I received a certificate indicating my completion. I can read and listen to french and am able to speak basic conversational French. 

Reflection

After reviewing other CV's on this website it is easy to gauge where your personal CV lies. It helps with adding that extra detail, or ensuring you have included what you need. 

Editing and filling in the blanks are easy to do as the instructions are clear. I think that this is a great way to be recognized because of the ability to link pieces of work to showcase skills. 

Interest

My Interests include Photography, Painting, camping, travelling, boating, and intermural sports

Summary

Currently I am living in Toronto, Ontario. I have recently moved back from Australia where I was a classroom teacher at an inner city school in Melbourne. Before moving overseas I graduated from Nipissing University Schulich School of Education at the Junior/ Intermediate Division level.  

I am capable at providing a safe, structured and caring environment, while adapting to different learning styles, utilizing cooperative learning, and account for the multiple intelligences of my students..

I create powerful learning by making meaningful connections from the curriculum to the lessons I teach through relevance and the students experience and prior knowledge.

I make every effort to establish an inclusive classroom were individual needs are acknowledged and appreciated and the curriculum expectations are met.

Yours Truly, 

Sarah McNaughton

Volunteer Work

2012: SECTION REPRESENTATIVE

Nipissing University, Junior/ Intermediate Division

  • Was the key communicator between the placement office, registrars office, professors and the section delivering important information regarding job opportunities, class cancellations, urgent details, or class memo’s
  • Organized social and academic events for our section

July 2010HOUSE BUILDER

Tabitha House, Cambodia    

  • Assisted in the construction of 20 houses for a small village outside of Phnom Penh, houses were constructed with the help of 40 volunteers, and the Village’s carpenters

2010-2011: GEOGRAPHY STUDENTS ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE MEMBER

University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

  • Collaborated with 6 members to organize the Geography departments social and academic events
  • Designed the departments event T-Shirt logo
  • Fundraised for Tabitha House, school house construction project

2006-2008: HOMEWORK HELPER

Sherwood Fox Public School/Wilfred Jury Public School, London, Ontario

  • Assisted grades 4-8 in the homework help program
  • Worked one day a week and helped students who were having trouble completing their work
  • Read to younger students who were having difficulties with literacy 

Teaching Experience

Mar ’13 - Dec '13       Casual Relief Teacher                                Anzuk Teachers Agency, Melbourne

  • Substituting for and providing an ‘as normal’ learning environment in the classroom for students when their regular teacher is absent, and being flexible throughout the day to changes
  • Delivering to the class of students the curriculum material provided for the lesson/s, accountable for classroom management
  • Care for all students in classroom which reflects the schools vision and values

Feb ’12- Mar ‘12        Grade Eight Pre Service Teacher   Steele Street Public School, Canada

  • Planned, implemented, and assessed technology-integrated lessons for Science, Math, Language, and Social Studies
  • Responsible for the delivery of subject matter through interactive and engaging activities following blooms taxonomy, scaffolded learning, and demonstrating continuous life long learning
  • Contributed to the school community through programs such as read-a-thon, white elephant sale, and staff meetings

Sep ’11 - Dec ‘11        Grade Four Pre Service Teacher     Harriett Todd Public School, Canada

  • Planned, implemented, and assessed Language Arts, Physical Education and Health, including modifications and accommodations for many students on individual education plans
  • Assisted Associate Teacher with setting up her classroom, teaching, photocopying, recess/ lunch duties
  • Developed a wide array of classroom management strategies, responsible for trying new ways to present information, and demonstrating a positive attitude within the school