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Stephen P. Vaporis

Teacher/ Mentor/ Super User/ Electives Department Head - Fusion Academy, Englewood

Work History

August 2017Present

Electives Department Head/ Super User

Fusion Academy, Englewood
  • Electives Department Head:
    • Observe electives teachers/ mentors
    • Encourage a growth mindset and support elective teacher/ mentor responsibilities
    • Provide assitance as needed to meet specified educator goals 
    • Facilitate educator mastery through professional development during monthly department meetings
  • Super User:
    • Master, monitor, and maintain Genius and Buzz/Brain Honey Learning Management System
    • Evolve and facilitate professional development related to Buzz 
    • Provide continuing as well as supplemental training to staff and students for Buzz
    • Develop fun, useful, and engaging weekly tips to encourage interest among staff in Buzz
Sept 2016Present

Teacher/ Mentor

Fusion Academy, Englewood
  • As One to One Teacher/ Mentor:
    • Develop daily lessons for multiple students that follow curriculum and meet standards and objectives
    • Create assessments based on student strengths and needs 
    • Work collaboratively with students to develop project based learning opportunities
    • Mentor students in a non-biased, objective manner  
    • Ensure students success as Lead Teacher
  • Within the Greater Fusion Community:
    • Collaborate with students and faculty to solidify a sense of Fusion community and culture 
    • Contribute campus decoration promoting student work and the sharing of campus information 
    • Key Club Advisor
    • Yearbook Coordinator
Sept 2014May 2016

Paraprofessional (Special Education Classroom Aide)              

Bloomfield Board of Education (Berkeley Elementary School)
  • Within the classroom:
    • Assisted in maintaining positive behavior management
    • Assisted students with teacher modified lessons
    • Assisted students with Reader's and Writer's Workshop
    • Successfully secured donations valued at approximately $2000 providing classroom resources such as: leveled readers, math manipluatives, and art supplies
  • Within the greater school community:
    • Organized and facilitated a boys social group with school guidance counselor 
    • Oversaw lunch and recess activities for students in the 5th and 6th grades 
    • Administered DLM (Dynamic Learning Maps through Kite Educator Portal), PARCC and STAR assessments
Jul 2012August 2015

Academic Summer Camp Teacher

The Winston School of Short Hills
  •  Developed and implemented lessons involving Art, Science and Technology for students with language based learning disabilities

  • Facilitate lessons involving Language Arts, Social Studies and Math as needed

Sep 2013Jun 2014

Paraprofessional (One-to-One Student Aide)

Bloomfield Board of Education (Berkeley Elementary School)
  • Assisted assigned student with teacher modified lessons
  • Designed and implemented a successful behavior modification plan for assigned student
  • Communicated daily evaluation of student success to teacher and parents
Jan 2012Jun 2013

Building Substitute Teacher 

Bloomfield Board of Education (Franklin Elementary School) 

Building Substitute Teacher:  February 2012 - June 2013 

  • Implemented teacher lesson plans
  • Assigned student classwork and homework
  • Maintained classroom management
  • Communicated daily evaluation of class to classroom teacher

Leave Replacement Library Specialist: November 2012 - January 2013

  • Develop library lesson plans for students in grades K-6
  • Maintain library inventory through the district's Destiny Library Management System

Leave Replacement Classroom Teacher, Grade 2: May 2012 - June 2012 

  • Maintain all classroom activity, paperwork and communication
  • Worked with other 2nd grade teachers to develop cohesive grade level lessons
April 2002May 2007

Operations Manager

Eveready Express
  • Maintain and monitor day to day operations of Northeast region
  • Maintain employee levels based on customer demand
  • Advertise, schedule, and hire all new employees in customer service and delivery departments
  • Train new hires for customer service and delivery departments
  • Escalated customer support
July 1994Feb 2002

Dispatcher

Billings Freight Systems
  • Dispatch loads for delivery throughout Northeast region
  • Customer support regarding pick ups, deliveries, damage, and other issues
  • Escalated customer support

Education

Jan 2017Anticipated: Summer 2018

Masters of Science in Education, Innovation & Technology with a Specialization in Personal Learning

Capella University
  • Leading innovation and implementing change in educational organizations
  • Collaboration in the learning environment (teacher and student)
  • Using technology in data assessment evaluation

Jan 2017Anticipated: Jan 2018

Certification in Personalized Learning

Capella University
  • Assessment in personalized learning
  • Using data to personalize instruction
  • Technology in personalized instruction

Mar 2011May 2013

Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies

Walden University
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Studied the mechanics of education, educational theory
  • Studied data collection, its uses and applications in education
  • Studied social justice in education

May 2008Mar 2010

Pursued Bachelor of Arts in History

Thomas Edison State College
  • Self directed honor student in pursuit of BA in History 

Computer Skills

            • Technically adept and current with assistive technologies
            • Experienced with Microsoft Excel, Word and Works Applications
            • Proficient with technologies involving attendance, grading and lesson planning