Sarah Wood

Sarah Wood

Community Involvement

  • Red Cross Disaster Relief Volunteer Interpreter
  • Volunteer ESL Teacher, First Church of the Nazarene
  • Kankakee County Public Schools Volunteer Interpreter
  • Sister2Sister Mentoring Program

Objective

To obtain a position as a middle/high school Spanish teacher.

Travel

  • Ecuador. Visited historical Quito. Served in churches and indigenous communities across Ecuador. Explored and experienced the Amazon. Hiked Mt. Chimborazo. Toured the Galapagos Islands. Cohabited with Ecuadorians, Colombians, Peruvians, and Venezuelans.
  • Honduras. Visited Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula. Explored Mayan ruins of Copán. Hiked Mt. Celaque.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2013 - Present

Student Teacher

San Dimas High School

Bonita Unified School District. Spanish II classes. Planned and implemented California standards-based curriculum in grammar, reading, and oral language. Prepared and administered exams. Managed classes of up to 38 students. 

Nov 2010 - Nov 2011

Bilingual Tax Analyst

Indiana Department of Revenue

Assisted Latino taxpayers of Indiana per telephone, correspondence, and in-person contact. Translated state tax documents into Spanish. Assisted in the organization of Latino focused tax assistance department. Created and implement strategic plan for Latino outreach initiative.

Served as an intern during summers of 2006, 2007, and 2008.

Aug 2010 - Nov 2010

Substitute Teacher

Brook Park Elementary School

Taught various subjects to a diverse group of inner-city students, grades 1-6, including ELL, GATE, and special needs. 

Aug 2009 - Jun 2010

Elementary Teacher

Abundant Life Christian School

Taught a broad curriculum to 23 bilingual fourth graders. Conducted weekly afterschool tutoring sessions. Adapted curriculum to ELL needs. Developed assessment tools. Participated in parent conferences, school-wide special events, and grade distribution. 

Education

Education
Jun 2012 - Present

Master of Arts in Education

Azusa Pacific University

Anticipated completion of credential, June 2013.

Anticipated completion of M.A.Ed., April 2014.

Aug 2005 - May 2009

Bachelor of Arts

Olivet Nazarene University

Studied abroad during spring semester 2008 at Nazarene International Language Institute on the campus of Nazarene Theological Seminary of South America in Quito, Ecuador.