Karen Cabello

Karen Cabello

Interest

  • Reading
  • Hiking
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Travel with family and friends

Summary

A motivated and energetic educator who strives to keep lessons focused on active, student-centered instruction that allows for engaged learning. Small group dynamics leads instruction and planning. Lessons centered on student creativity and proficiency in content area.

Knowledge and ability to disaggregate assesment data, as well as, administering reading assessements on students. Lessons are driven by the assessment data, which is developed to integrate small groups as much as possible. Projects that are geared toward learning abilities of students are designed to prove evidence of student comprehension of content taught.

Effective and successful team leader and member as organizer and facilitator of presentation projects; such as: teaching reading theories, motivation, writing, and novel unit projects and elementary school committees, such as, annual winter program, teacher appreciation, and honor roll recognition. Facilitated and organized Leukemia & Lymphoma's Pennies for Patients fund raising event for 3 consecutive years. Facilitated reading activities for Spurs reading and writing program for 2 consecutive years.

Currently seeking teaching position in one of the following areas: Reading Specialist / Interventionist, Reading / ELA instructor: secondary education, Generalist: elementary education.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2012 - May 2012

Tutor - Clinical Practicum

Carrillo Elementary School

Overview of duties and experience:

  • Informal Reading Inventory (IRI) assessment of two 3rd grade students
  • Worked one-on-one with students
  • Disaggregation of assessment data 
  • Evaluation and determination of students' reading difficiencies & developed objectives for instruction for individual needs; administered specific individualized lessons
  • Case study written and presented to school principal and course instructor
Aug 2006 - Jun 2011

Teacher

San Antonio Preparatory Academy

Overview of duties and experience:

  • General education academic teaching that aligned with TEKS; created & developed lesson plans appropriate for the students' abilities; tracked and reported grades
  • Administered and disaggregated TPRI assessment data; aligned instruction to meet students' specific needs
  • Effective classroom management system that encorporated appropriate room design, arrangement, and behavior aspects
  • Effective communication with parents and guardians focused on building relationships for positive interactions during both daily impromptu and scheduled conferences, as needed
  • Collaborated with colleagues for general cross curricular purposes to include special content as deemed necessary by the administration
  • Assigned and Monitored duties of work related tasks for teacher assistants who were assigned to the classroom
Aug 2000 - Jul 2006

Teacher

University UMC Day School

Overview of duties and experience:

  • Developed and delivered lesson plans centered on hands-on, child centered activities that focused on the whole child; social, emotional, cognitive, and physical
  • Established and maintained effective communication with parents and guardians focused on building relationships for positive interactions during both daily impromtu and scheduled conferencess, as needed
  • Conferred and collaborated with colleagues for general education purposes and special projects as deemed necessary by the administration; such as: special school events centered on building and promoting community / school relationship bonds

Education

Education
Aug 2009 - May 2012

Master of Science

Texas A& M University - San Antonio
  • Graduated with honors; gpa: 4.0
  • Course study focused on knowledge and skills of teaching reading for proficiency in the specific areas of : phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension
  • Critical knowledge of importance and how to teach motivation and writing skill
  • Understanding and knowledge of past and present theories in teaching reading to students, especially as it relates to learning abilities and differences
  • Knowledge and skills gained in disaggregating reading assessments data of students
  • Knowledge and skills gained in facilitating assessments of reading skills of students
  • Proficiency in team collaboration and solitary/personal project building
  • Supporting course study in Early Childhood (9 hrs) and Special Education (12 hrs)
Jan 2008 - Jun 2009

Master of Science

University of Phoenix
  • Graduated with honors; gpa: 3.85
  • Course study focused on team building, technology, and creative writing projects
  • Strong skills and knowledge in concepts of team interactions, interpersonal relationship building, aspects of personal and professional management extending to professional relationship
  • Course study focused on all aspects of middle and upper management, accounting, marketing, and economic awareness
  • Extensive knowledge of time management skills, project building, and project presentations

Skills

Skills

Administrative & Secretarial/clerical

Past work experience in executive secretarial field transcends into many areas of educational administrative requirements Typing, filing, 10-key, arranging travel plans, organizing and facilitating luncheon/dinner meetings, calendar/appointment scheduling, etc.

Communication & Organization

Excellent command of the English language that allows for formal and social communication Proficient in creative and general organization of work and personal items and activites

Movie Maker

Ability and knowledge for making movies for a variety of purposes

Power Point

Excellent knowledge and skills in creating and presenting power points for a variety of purposes Numerous previuosly created power points created for work and school purposes that give clear, concise information for quality communication Ability to incorporate charts, graphs, images, and video into power point presentations

Microsoft Word

Excellent communication and writing skills that relate and transfer to many types of writing situations and needs Proficient in formal letter construction and writing Proficient in setting up tables for displaying data Proficient in constructing APA format for formal papers

Certifications

Certifications
Aug 2010 - May 2017

Texas Educator Certificate

State Board for Educator Certification
2012 - Present

Texas Educator Certificate

State Board for Educator Certification