Swetha Ballyamanda

Educator

Work history 

Work History
Jul 2012 - Present

Lead ELA Educator/Director of After School Programs 

Achievement First Crown Heights; Brooklyn, NY

Certified in Student with Disabilities and Childhood Education (1-6) 

Managed grade-level student achievement and team productivity to drive significant academic and social-emotional growth for 90 students from low-income communities. 

  • Researched and facilitated six Diversity and Inclusiveness training sessions for staff of 55; focused on impact of unconscious bias and race relations in schools; member of AF People of Color Community Group.
  • Directed intervention and enrichment after school programs; provided professional development in intervention; provided feedback to teachers on effectiveness.
  • Attained highest quarterly ELA class assessment scores (August 2015-January 2016)
  • Recognized in performance appraisals by scoring 8% above the organization average in all metrics in 2014-2015 and 14% in 2015-2016. 
  • Created monthly motivation e-mails for whole school staff. 

May 2010 - Aug 2010

Counselor/Educator 

Adults and Children in Trust ACT; Morningside Heights, New York 
  • Created, developed and executed a broad range of experiences to support and enhance a diverse group of children's abilities to thrive in diverse communities. 
May 2008 - Aug 2009

Program Developer 

Capital Region Education Council CREC; Hartford, CT 
  • Analyzed and gathered statistical student enrollment data for compliance with the Hartford Magnet Schools’ Sheff v. O’Neal enrollment requirements.
  • Developed curriculum for the Public Safety Academy (grades 6-9) 

Education

Education
Aug 2010 - May 2012

Master of Science in Students with Disabilities and Childhood Education (1-6) 

Brooklyn College; Brooklyn, New York

Master's Thesis: The Effects of Behavior Management Strategies on Reading Achievement for Students with Disabilities

Student Association of Special Educators, Vice President (2011-2012)

Aug 2005 - May 2009

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Communications

University of Connecticut ; Storrs, CT

Resident Assistant (2006 - 2009); Resident Assistant of the Year Award (2008-2009); Social Justice Community (2006 - 2008)

Founded Chai Time: Facilitated discussions to delineate stereotypes for Asian Americans.