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Highly accomplished educator with a strong commitment to developing innovative,

creative, and fun learning environments. Team-oriented, attentive to detail, and organized, with a flair

for establishing rapport with students from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Natural creative talent

working with various concepts, ensuring a stimulating, interactive classroom in which children

experience the joy of learning through artistic creation.

Work History

Jun 2008Present

Musical Director/Pianist 

Hippodrome Foundation, INC

Baltimore, MD

Musical Director and Pianist for a program entitled "Camp Hippodrome". Responsible for teaching music to grades 6-8 as well as preparing the students for a summer program highlighting their talents in dance, singing, and musical theater.

Aug 2005Sep 2014

Private Piano Teacher

Playtime Piano Instruction

Owings Mills, MD

  Provided piano instruction to students ages 5-12. Coached and prepared students for annual piano recitals.  Developed students skills in musical theory and composition.  Provided additional opportunities for students to perform publicly.

Aug 2011Sep 2012

Music Teacher K-8th Grade

Baltimore International Academy

Baltimore, MD 

Provided musical instruction for a K-8 language immersion charter school in Baltimore City Public Schools. Regular duties included creating and maintaining an environment allowing and encouraging children to make discoveries, solve problems, and think independently.

Created music activities and games to teach children skills that makes learning fun. Implemented a recorder ensemble for grades 3-5. Coordinated several programs and concerts throughout the year.   Set high expectations for student behavior, maintaining standards through classroom management techniques and positive reinforcement.

Designed curriculum and lesson plans to address needs of gifted students and those with learningdisabilities. Successfully taught both inclusion and self-contained special education music classes. Incorporated the language immersion concept into the music curriculum

Aug 2010Sep 2011

Sales Associate/Musician Specialist

Music&Arts retail store

Ellicott City, MD

Provide customer service and sales support for a large retail music store. Duties included scheduling music lessons for students, providing appropriate music method books for lessons, and recruiting students for the music lesson program. Other responsibilities included selling upgraded instruments to current and new students involved in the lesson program. 

Sep 2010Jul 2011

Elementary Teacher Assistant - 5th Grade

Howard County Public Schools

Ellicott City, MD

 A teacher assistant to six fifth grade classes with an enrollment of 160 fifth graders. Co-taught with lead classroom teacher in various capacities and provided individual instruction to students with learning challenges. Planned along side with teachers in developing coping mechanisms and developing behavior modification plans for students. Collaborated with the 5th Grade team on scheduling and curriculum. Duties also included organizing field trips, graduation ceremonies, and increasing parental involvement. 

Feb 2010Aug 2010

Special Education Assistant- 6th Grade

Baltimore County Public Schools

Randallstown, MD

 Special Education Teacher Assistant for a sixth grade ED class. Successfully implemented a positive behavior management program for students in the program.Organized a reward program based on data collected of each student daily behavior. Assisted teachers in the classroom by providing instructional support to the students. Collaborated with the Intervention specialist in planning support programs for the students.

Sep 2006Jul 2009

Elementary Music Teacher Pre-K-5th Grade

Baltimore City Public Schools

Baltimore, MD

 Developed a music program for Alexander Hamilton and Edgewood Elementary schools. Created and maintained an environment allowing and encouraging children to make discoveries, solve problems, and think independently. Created music activities and games to teach children skills that makes learning fun.

Implemented a recorder ensemble for grades 3-5. Performed two musicals in a year for grades 2-5. Set high expectations for student behavior, maintaining standards through classroom management techniques and positive reinforcement.

Designed curriculum and lesson plans to address needs of gifted students and those with learning disabilities. Successfully taught both inclusion and self-contained special education music classes.

Aug 2005Aug 2006

Museum Educator - Docent

Reginald F. Lewis Museum - Docent volunteer

Baltimore, MD

 Guided tours for the public through three-floor museum providing extensive historical and cultural information of African-American History in the state of Maryland. Answered wide-ranging customer questions, resolved customer concerns, and made referrals to restaurants and other resources. Served also as usher/assistant for well-attended large events and galas.

Sep 2005Jun 2006

Academic Tutor - 9th Grade

Americorps -New town High School

Baltimore, MD

Worked as an Advancement via Individual Determination(AVID) Tutor which is a comprehensive college-prep program for high school students. Duties included formulating weekly progress reports on each students' academic progress. Developed strategies to support each individual student progress towards college objectives.  Teamed up with the AVID coordinator in planning activities and programs for student success. Organized and participated in parent-student conferences.

Aug 2005Oct 2005

Symphony Sales Associate  - New Customer Acquisition  

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Baltimore, MD

Conducted fundraising cold calls to previous customers to purchase subscription packages for the upcoming symphony season. Maintained accurate records and ensured follow-up procedures during 3 month customer acquisition campaign.  Developed and tailored sales scripts that successfully encouraged previous symphony  customers to purchased subscription packages. 

Education

Sep 2001May 2005

Music Composition - BM

Florida International University

Bachelor Of Music in Music Performance and Music Composition.

Skills

Musicianship

communication

Organiziation

Public speaking

Sales

Customer Service

curriculum

SPECIAL EDUCATION