White Oaks Secondary School (HDSB) October – December 2014 Practicum #2: Calculus & Vectors/Grade 11 Functions/Grade 10 Academic Math Associate Teacher: Rachel Iacobucci/Jim Redfearn St. John Paul II Elementary School (HCDSB) September – October 2014 Practicum #1: Grade 8 Class Associate Teacher: Amy Spurrell/Steven Kay Cardinal Leger Secondary School (DPCDSB) March – May 2014 Teaching Assistantship #2: Grade 12 Spanish Teacher Mentor: S. H. Lee St. John Elementary School (HCDSB) January – March 2014 Teaching Assistantship #1: Grade 7 Class Teacher Mentor: Mary Anne Williams
My teacher education program at Niagara allowed me the opportunity of working over 500 hours with students in schools. During this time, I was able to develop effective communication, classroom management, technological and assessment skills. Because of my comfort with Smartboard technology, I shared my knowledge to other teachers during break out sessions at a staff meeting. Additionally, I had the opportunity to attend professional development opportunities. I was fortunate to attend a parent meeting regarding a student’s IEP, go to a Pathway Transitions Information Day to support students in Grades 7-10, attend Cross Country Coaches training, and observe a colleague from another school implement Blended Learning using the Learning Management System D2L (Desire to Learn). Outside of the classroom, I learned how to support students’ needs and motivate them to achieve their goals while coaching Cross Country at my first Practicum at St. John Paul II Elementary School twice a week for five weeks to 66 students in Grades 5-8. Also, my background as a Zumba Fitness Instructor helped me understand the need for creating rapport and a positive learning environment in an instructional setting, and how to create this in various ways. I was able to accomplish this by preparing high energy danced based exercises for three grade eight classes four days a week. My prior experience in various tutoring companies impressed upon me the importance of communication with parents and adaptability to student needs, both skills which are crucial in teaching.
Honour Roll in High School Dean's List at Niagara University for first two semesters.
Niagara University in Ontario, Degree in Professional Studies in Education January 2015 Intermediate-Senior Qualifications: Mathematics and Spanish Wilfrid Laurier University June 2013 Bachelor of Arts, Honours- Major: Mathematics; Minor: Spanish
Proficient skills in Windows XP/VISTA, Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel Professional communication skills both written and verbal and excellent organizational skills Experienced in taking calls from customers Achievement oriented, analytical, problem solving abilities and work well under pressure Precise and efficient in Data Entry I am self-motivated, hard working, analytical and a quick learner Fluent in English and Spanish