Simone Connolly

  • Pflugerville, Texas
Simone Connolly


My career as a classroom teacher has given me many unique experiences that make me an ideal candidate for the position of Substitute Lead Teacher. I have worked in the United States and abroad teaching elementary  students from all walks of life. I had the great honor to teach and learn from students in a school where over ninety percent of the population was on the free or reduced fee lunch program in Illinois. I also was privileged to teach students who were members of the royal family of Bahrain along side students from over fifty different countries. I collaborated with parents, colleagues, and administration every step of the way. 

Work History

Work History
Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

Second Grade Teacher

Ector County Independent School District

Instruct  2nd grade students at Goliad Elementary School in Odessa, Texas. Plan and deliver lessons developed from state standards and district and school level policies. Provide differentiated instruction for all students in my care.

Aug 2008 - Jul 2011

Fourth Grade Teacher

Riffa Views International School

Founding member of a brand new school built in Bahrain with a focus on American style educational practices. The majority of our students are Bahraini with the remainder being international students representing 50 countries.

In addition to regular classroom duties  I have  also participated in...

  • Curriculum mapping using Atlas Rubicon
  • Grading & Reporting Committee
  • Structured Word Inquiry Group (a voluntary group reviewing and analyzing the Real Spelling approach)
  • Sponsoring after school activities that include teaching crochet to beginners, Reader's Theater, & Badminton for fun.
Aug 2007 - May 2008

Fourth Grade Teacher

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

Founding member of a brand new school in PSD202.

  • Classroom teacher responsible for differentiated instruction for up to 28 students. 
  • New teacher Mentor
Aug 2003 - May 2006

Fourth Grade Teacher

Eagle Pointe Elementary School

Classroom teacher for a large K-5 building serving over 1,000 students.

  • Classroom teacher providing differentiated instruction for up to 28 students
  • Building Leadership Committee: served as a liaison between grade-level team and the administration.
  • Rainbows Facilitator: implemented a support group for children experiencing loss of loved ones through death, divorce, or separation.


Aug 2000 - Jun 2003

Master of Education

DePaul University



Integrating technology into daily lesson plans

*Create interactive lessons using Smartboards. *Use classroom blogs to support reading comprehension through discussion questions and student written summaries. *Teach students research and presentation skills using Word and Powerpoint. *Teach simple graphing using Excell.

Differentiate Instruction across curriculum

*Guided reading groups *Guided math groups *Strong and flexible team member when determining IEP's and pull-out schedules.

Active colleague

*member of several committees including grading and reporting and structured word inquiry. *participate in staff development opportunities *mentor new teachers


Jul 2006 - Jul 2015

Standard Elementary Teaching

Illinois State Board of Education
Jul 2002 - Jul 2006

Initial Elementary Teaching

Illinois State Board of Education



Laurie Boyce: Principal Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Plainfield, Illinois

Email: __ Phone: 630-554-8715__She obviously has high expectations for her students and the planned activities allow them to meet her expectations and feel successful as learners.

Des Sjoquist: Director of Riffa Views International School

Email: desmond.sjoquist@sd23.bc.ca__ Phone: 250-870-5136__The students enjoy her class and she is an excellent motivator of learning, particularly as a strong advocate for literacy.

Bruce McWilliams: Vice President of Middle East Operations, International School Services

Email: __ Phone: 609-452-0990__ She was also effective with her relationships in the parent community. Simone addressed any parent issues that arose in a professional and effective manner.