Substitute teaching 2004 - 2007 Teaching Assistant - 2008 to present - Middle School - Summa Cum Laude English/Education ~ Fifteen years of volunteer work in Education including puppeteer work.
I work to help all my students realize their individual uniqueness. I strive to help students develop positive attitudes toward learning by focusing and building on what they already know. I believe that the student is the preponderant factor in education and I work to establish a student-centered environment. I believe that children have a natural desire to learn because they are curious. My expectation for my students is that they will learn and my expectation for myself is that I will support them in that endeavor. I believe that when I teach I will also learn.
Summa Cum Laude ~ English & Education
Certification: NYS Public School Teacher Certificate for Teaching Assistant Level III – Certificate Number 711464 – Effective Date: 9/1/08. Also held Provisional NYS Public School Teacher Certification 2000 B.S. State University of NY at New Paltz December, 2000 Elementary Education/English Summa Cum Laude, GPA: 3.98 State University of NY at New Paltz 2000 Graduate work: 6 credits include children’s literature and Dickens novels. GPA 4.0
Substantial experience working with children both in and out of the classroom. Five years experience as chairperson of elementary school book fair. Puppeteer teaching children’s literature. Ten years of volunteer work with elementary school students. Substantial computer experience. Student, substitute teaching experience. Nine years teaching assistant experience working with teachers creating everything for the classroom from bulletin boards to check lists for parent teacher conferences. Wrote a children’s novel. This chapter book is a work of contemporary realistic fiction, written for fourth/fifth graders. Its theme is friendship and it has been endorsed by the Tourette Syndrome Association. Publication is pending. ,
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, Special Education, Geography, Literature, Study Skills, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Black History Month, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, Close Reading