• Facilitator in district wide professional development meetings and functioned as grade level lead. • Strong emphasis on critical thinking, higher order thinking, and Common Core alignment. • Established excellent communication and relationships with parents, staff, and all other stakeholders. • Incorporated literacy centers, cooperative learning, and problem- based learning. • Designed and Coordinated technology showcases, cultural programs, and academic field trips. • Integrated accommodations, IEP requirements and RTI interventions in the classroom. • Implemented age-appropriate lessons consistent with Illinois State Standards and objectives. • Conducted assessments in basic skills such as numerical and geometric identifications. • Coordinated and implemented Learning Programs including Phonics, Spanish, Math, & Music.• Implemented general lessons with direct instruction from absent teachers. • Created a safe and positive learning environment while maintaining classroom management. • Worked collaboratively with staff and administration and encouraged student participation.
I have taught in the traditional, student-centered, inclusion, gifted, as well as special education classroom settings. Therefore, I believe in student engagement and differentiation. My passion is actively allowing students to speak, debate, reason, and think critically through personal knowledge acquisition and prior knowledge. I incorporate videos, field trips, food, technology (, projects, dancing, song and poem writing, as well as mnemonics into nearly every lesson to ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn through multiple intelligence strategies as well as Bloom's Taxonomy.
Energizer Bunny Award - (Most engaging and Energetic Teacher) Deans List -(Graduate Level) Nominee for the Rodel Aspiring Principal Award Honor/High Honor Award (Longevity of Educational History) Certificates of Achievements (various outstanding character and citizenship recognitions) Honor Roll Awards Plaque
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix AZ, June 2018 Ed.d in Organizational Leadership Graduate date: 2018 Lewis University, Tinley Park, IL, June 2013 Masters of Arts in Special Education Leadership Endorsement: Type 75 Principalship Governors State University, University Park, IL, December 2010 Masters of Arts in Multicategorical Special Education Endorsement: Special Education (LBSI certification) Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, May 2009 Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Endorsement: Middle School, Language Arts
Hello, my name is Sonya Prince and I am from Chicago Illinois. I have two sisters in which I am the middle child. I have been out west for three years. I really enjoy being in such a quiet slower paced environment. Although I do not have any children at this time, I would like to have at least one of my own eventually. I served as an elementary education teacher for 6 years as a kindergarten, first, and second grade teacher. I have worked as a substitute teacher for approximately 2 years and worked as a director’s assistant in early childhood centers as well. I received a Bachelors degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. I have two master’s degrees, one in special education and the other in Special Education Directorship with an endorsement in principal-ship from both Governors State University and Lewis University. I enjoy fine dining, great movies, racecar/go-cart driving, going to amusement parks, and relaxing with my family. I do not have any hobbies but I do enjoy spending time with the people I love. I can say that I enjoy working and I spend most of my time thinking of innovative business opportunities and coming up with new inventions to improve everyday life. I aspire to be a great leader in any setting. I would like to be effective and efficient enough to work in a school setting, nonprofit setting, or as a business leader in my own organization. I have made the huge decision to obtain a doctorate degree to further my knowledge and expertise in the area of leadership because I would like to help with the change of our current economic, social, emotional, and environmental issues seen within our schools, businesses, and daily lives. I believe I can do this by encouraging and inspiring people through great leadership, mentoring, and facilitation of revolutionary ideas and innovations. I also believe that furthering my education will lend great opportunities for my family and me.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Other (Math), Special Education, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Problem Solving, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Autumn, Winter, Spring, Classroom Community