Rainbows of Learning ~ Augusta, New Jersey 2012- 2013 Head Teacher/ PreK Teacher / Kindergarten Teacher Develop and implement lessons for both the PreK and the kindergarten classrooms. Over see all of the Teachers, Teacher assistance in the building. . Incorporated hands-on lessons and fun activities to accommodate all styles of learners. Oversea and develop age appropriate curriculum based activities for all classrooms. The head of curriculum for the entire school. Frankford Township School ~ Branchville, New Jersey 2010 Basic Skills Teacher Grade 3 and Grade 4. (Math and Language Arts) Developed and implements individualized education program for each Basic Skills student. Modified lesson and tests to meet the needs of my students. Actively supported teaching professionals on effective work strategies with Basic Skills students. Employed diverse techniques to promote active learning, including individualized instruction and small group instruction. Administrated DRA assessment and New Jersey ASK. Instituted effective classroom management to ensure a cooperative atmosphere. Frankford Township School ~ Branchville, New Jersey 2008 Kindergarten Teacher (Medical Leave) Develop and presented creative lessons that focused on core subjects, as well as personal and academic progression. Planned and implemented whole class, small group and one –on one instruction using developmental – appropriate practices. Incorporated hands-on lessons and fun activities to accommodate all styles of learners. Taught two half day programs, with the assistance of a Paraprofessional. Frankford Township School ~ Branchville, New Jersey 2000-2010 Stillwater Township School ~ Stillwater, New Jersey 2005-2010 Substitute Teacher Preschool – 8th Grade Responsible for the substitute classroom teaching of primary grades through intermediate grades. Performed regular classrooms duties. Stillwater Township School ~ Stillwater, New Jersey 2004-2005 Student Teacher Grade 1 Instruct 1st Grade curriculum designing and developing programs to meet the academic, intellectual, and social needs of students. Maintain individual student portfolios including skills check list, labeled sample work, and narrative reports on areas that needed improvement. Interacted extensively with parents to provide regular updates on classroom happenings. Showcases students work to boost their self – esteem and to keep them motivated.
Versatile and dedicated child advocate with a sold focus on the individual needs of identified and Special Education Students. Kindhearted and empathetic professional who is flexible and accommodating in the design and implementation of inspiring hands –on lessons, employing wide-range activities and IEP’s to enhance student’s achievement. Skilled in addressing students needs, ensuring children will thrive and develop in an adaptable education atmosphere. Firm behavior management techniques, possessing excellent interpersonal and communication skills to develop an excellent rapport with all members of the school community
The National Honor & Merit Scholars Society – 2012, 2013 ~Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society - 2011 ~ Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society - 2010 ~Alpha Epsilon Xi Chapter #810 -2010 ~Cambridge Who’s Who Among American Executives 2008, 2009, 2013 ~Who’s Who Among America’s Teacher –2005-2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 ~Recommended for the Distinguished Teacher Award - 2005 ~Phi Delta Kappa International - 2004 ~The National Deans List – 2003,2004.2009, 2010 ~Kappa Delta Epsilon (Gama Gama) - 2003 ~Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Development Studies - 2002 ~Deans List Sussex County Community College – 1999, 2000, 2001 ~All New Jersey Academic Team - 2001 ~Nominated To All USA Academic Team - 2001 ~The National Dean’s List – 1999,2000. 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009. 2010 ~Phi Theta Kappa Society (Alpha Upsilon Pi) – 1999
Masters of Special Education Walden University, Minnesota; GPA 4.0 Bachelor of Arts (2005): Major Elementary Education Preschool through 8th Grade Caldwell College, New Jersey; GPA 3.8 New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility with Advance Standing- Teacher of Students with Disabilities. New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility with Advance Standing – Elementary Education Kindergarten through 8th Grade New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility with Advance Standing – Preschool through Grade 3