TEACHING EXPERIENCE Seventh Grade Civics (2005-to present) • Social Studies Department Chair • Mentor Teacher for beginning teachers • Supervising teacher for senior interns • iCivics Drafting Board pilot teacher • Designed and implemented a progress monitoring program for social studies. Sixth Grade Social Studies (2002-2005) • Member of the ESE co-taught team • Incorporated cooperative learning, language experience approach, hands-on/minds-on experiences, and interdisciplinary teaching. • Developed thematic units around major instructional goals and benchmarks. • Implemented a positive discipline plan, which promoted student responsibility, problem-solving skills, and student accountability. Third Grade (1984-1985) Chapter 1 Reading/Language Arts Grades 1-8 (1977-1984) • Administered diagnostic and achievement tests. • Analyzed test results. • Developed curriculum for individualized instruction. • Taught neglected, delinquent, and learning disabled children ages 7-17 in group homes. Fourth Grade (1972-1977) • Used centers for math, science, social studies, health, and writing to complement the child-based hands-on curriculum.
I feel that this is where impressionable, developing minds need a positive role model. As a teacher, I strive to help develop each student’s inherent ability to the fullest extent in an atmosphere that fosters character development, strong ethical values, academic excellence, self-discipline, creativity, and civic virtue. I firmly believe an atmosphere of educational excellence is achieved through a strong educational community consisting of students, faculty, parents, and the community at large.
Teacher of the Year 2014 Social Studies Teacher of the Year 2006
MA Elementary Education-1975, GPA: 4.0 BS Elementary Education-1972 GPA: 3.8 High School, Salutatorian-1968 GPA 3.9
I was a remedial reading teacher for migrant and neglected and/or delinquent children in group homes, instructed elementary, middle and high school students within traditional and open concept classrooms.
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Archaeology, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Art History, Other (Arts), Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Divinity, Finance, Medicine, Philosophy, Other, Canadian History, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Religion, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Business, School Counseling, Psychology, Economics , Character Education, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Criminal Justice - Law, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Oral Communication, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Winter, Presidents' Day, Easter, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators, Vocational Education, Coaching, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, Engineering, Close Reading, African History, Classroom Community