Toni Gardiner

  • 700 E. H St.  Brunswick, MD 21716
Toni Gardiner

English Teacher 

Work History

Work History
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

One on One Assistant/ Camp Leader

Loudoun County Parks and Rec: Lovettsville Elementary

Assist autistic camper during daily routines

Modify activities and make instructions accessible for camper to allow for maximum inclusion

Provide support during field trips and swimming trips, assist camper with social interactions  

Apr 2013 - Jun 2015

Lead Teacher

Saint Andrew's Neighborhood Learning Center Purcellville, VA

Developed exciting weekly lesson plans in collaboration with co-teacher

Performed student evaluations, maintained portfolios with work samples

Worked with leadership team on school improvement plan

Apr 2015 - Apr 2015

STUDENT TEACHING  

Woodgrove High School 

Developed SOL based lesson plans for 4 blocks of Academic and 1 block of Honors English 10 

Designed two novel units and assessments 

Created engaging, student-centered lessons that emphasized creativity, collaboration, and deep thinking 

Jul 2012 - Apr 2013

Lead Teacher

Primrose School of Moorefield Station

Created small and large group activities that incorporated multi-sensory experiences, in conjunction with learning centers, enhanced thematically each week

Led a music and movement class that engaged kinesthetic learners

Maintained detailed portfolios and developmental checklist, shared with parents during biannual conferences

Aug 2010 - Jul 2012

Mentor Teacher/ Associate Administrator

Children of America Manassas, VA

Differentiated lesson plans to account for different levels of development

Implemented Baby Signs program

Trained new hires on center policy and Virginia licensing regulations

Jul 2008 - Aug 2010

Lead Teacher

Child Time Manassas, VA

Provided safe, healthy learning environment for all children

Worked with diverse population of families, many disadvantaged and/ or non-native English speakers, and helped guide them to resources such as Zero-Three, WIC, and Child Find

Education

Education
Jan 2015 - Jun 2015

Virginia Teaching License

Shenandoah University

Career Switcher Provisional License Issued June 2015

Endorsed in Secondary English Grades 6-12

2002 - 2007

B.A. English

Virginia Commonwealth University

Interned at Blackbird, an online journal of literature and the arts. http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/

Edited audio files and uploaded to site, edited content and interviews

Skills

Skills

 

LEADERSHIP ROLES

Girl Scouts of America Volunteer 2012- present

Support troop in events and meetings

Lead girls in community service projects such as volunteering at the Brunswick Food Bank, and Community Clean Up events

New Hope UMC Brunswick, MD Communications Team Member

Write and edit articles for church newsletter and the Bunswick Citizen

Promote ecumenical efforts in the community through social media, networking, and print advertising

New Hope UMC Sundays with Seniors Coordinator

Organize groups of children to visit elderly shut-ins in the community to help forge intergenerational relationships and provide needed items

New Hope UMC Vacation Bible School Team Leader   

Help lead and organize this community event that provides Christian themed educational and recreational activities for preschool- high school aged participants

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Mac and Windows

Proficient in PowerPoint, Prezi, Google Slides, Smart Boards, Promethean Boards, ActivInspire software

Enthusiastic about using applications such as Edmodo, Google Classroom, Socratic, Turnitin.com, Remind101, Kahoot, Twitter, Wordle, Blogs, and Quizlet to enhance communication and encourage student engagement

REFERENCES

Shirley Bazdar Director of Career and Tech Ed LCPS

571 252 1070

Sbazdar2@su.edu

Ann Negley 1st Grade Teacher Lovettsville Elementary

35682 McLean Court Round Hill, VA 20141

571 354 1793

Ann.Negley@lcps.org

Terri Green Former Assistant Director Neighborhood Learning Center

302 494 3861

tlgreen04@aol.com

Jennifer Cavanaugh Assistant Principal River Bend High School

Jennifer.cavanaugh@lcps.org

703 282 2091