East End Community Heritage School (EECHS) Cincinnati, OH Head Teacher (August 2010 – Present) Teach 29 Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade students along with a co-head teacher. Create the entire Math Curriculum for all three grades for the 2010/2011 School Year. East End Community Heritage School (EECHS) Cincinnati, OH Long-term Substitute Teacher (January 2010 – June 2010) Taught 18 First & Second Grade students during the 2009/2010 School Year without an assistant. Created the entire teaching curriculum, including Math, Language Arts, and all Cultural areas of study for the 2009/2010 School Year. Created daily lesson plans for both grade levels according to the Ohio State Curriculum Standards. Aspiring to Excellence and Achievement (ATEA) Academy Cincinnati, OH Head Teacher (August 2009 – January 2010) Taught 19 Kindergarten & First Grade students in a Montessori-rich environment without an assistant. Created the entire teaching curriculum, including Math, Language Arts, and all Cultural areas of study for the 2009/2010 School Year. Created daily lesson plans for both grade levels according to the Ohio State Curriculum Standards. The New School Montessori Cincinnati, OH Substitute Teacher (August 2006 – August 2009) & Summer Program Teacher (Summer 2007) Taught children in the 3-6, 6-9, and 9-12 Montessori Programs. Worked in the after school program with all attending students. Directed children in activities and on field trips during the 2007 summer program. Established strong relationships with the school staff and parents. Assisted the head 6-9 teacher in creating classroom materials and provide own materials for teaching purposes. Assisted the head 6-9 teacher in setting up her classroom for four years in a row (Fall 2005 to Fall 2008). Assisted in reviewing and correcting homework. Xavier University Montessori Lab School Cincinnati, OH Graduate Assistant (January 2008 - June 2008) Taught children in the 6-9 Montessori program. Established relationships with the school staff and parents. Conducted parent-teacher conferences. Created Montessori materials and devised lessons for the children. Assisted in student record-keeping. Assisted in teaching a physical education class once a week. Performed a solo violin concert during a music class. Sands Montessori Cincinnati, OH Student Teacher (August 2007 – December 2007) Taught children in a 6-9 Montessori classroom. Created lesson plans and materials for the children to use. Assisted in student record-keeping. Created and directed a play that included 12 students from grades one through three. Montgomery Inn Boathouse Cincinnati, OH Kitchen Expediter for the highest grossing sales restaurant in the state of Ohio (February 2003 – August 2006) Assisted in managing all kitchen employees to perform their jobs to the best of their ability. Trained cooks and tray runners how to perform their assigned jobs inside the kitchen. Selected by management as Employee of the Month for June 2003. Selected by fellow co-workers as Employee of the Year for 2003. Clark Montessori School Cincinnati, OH Junior High Girls Head Soccer Coach and Varsity Weight Training Coach (August 2002 – February 2003) Worked one on one with male and female athletes of all sports helping them to develop individualized strength training programs. Directed young athletes by creating guidelines to be followed both on field and off. Established both social and school project activities in order to improve the girls’ skills in the sport of soccer. Western and Southern Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati, OH Administrative Assistant Intern for a multi-million dollar organization that holds an annual tournament for professional tennis players (May 2002 - August 2002). Offered support for office staff, and interacted on a regular basis with visitors, staff, and tournament directors. Williams YMCA Cincinnati, OH Personal Trainer and Front Desk Staff (October 2000 – August 2002) Designed and implemented training programs for YMCA members as well as educated them on the specific use of all fitness-related equipment. Helped front office staff promote new memberships. Selected for customer service award for June 2002 out of all employees of Ohio YMCA branches.
My style of teaching is based on the Montessori Philosophy. I believe in "following the child" and using techniques in the classroom that will encourage children to become life-long learners. I promote self-discovery through the use of beautifully made hands-on materials provided for the children to manipulate independently. I support young children to find their natural strengths and to use those strengths to excel in life and be happy with who they are.
Xavier University Graduate Assistantship (Spring 2008) ACCREDITATIONS Early Childhood (P-3) Teaching License - 5 Year Professional (07/01/2010 – 06/30/2015) Reading P-3 Teaching License – 5 Year Professional (07/01/2010 – 06/30/2015) American Montessori Society Elementary I Credential
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH Master of Montessori Education GPA: 4.0 Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, May 2004 GPA: 3.5
I am a wife and a mother of 3 young children - Michael (age 4), Clara (age 3), and Julianna (age 17 months). I married my high school sweetheart almost 8 years ago, who is more than anyone could ever ask for in a husband. I am a product of Montessori both from the school setting as well as my own mother, who recently retired after teaching Montessori for almost 40 years. My life is dedicated to making sure children's needs are met in every way possible.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Basic Principles, Environment, Social Studies - History, Government, Arts & Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Other (ELA), Literature, Economics , Writing, Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Student Council, Phonics