9/7/11-Present. Provider of Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS). 9/7/11-Present. Mathematics Coach for Grades K-5 • Involved in CSI: The Perfect Storm three year grant. • Attended Harvard Graduate School of Ed. courses at Project Zero. • Incorporated technology in daily class activities (Qwizdom remotes, class website, Livescibe Echo Pens, Time to Know Software, and DreamBox IVECA Virtual Classroom) • Participated in the College Prep Team, Name Change Committee, and Grant Committee (Project Manager). • Collaborated with the Wildlife Conservation Society in the Focus on Wildlife Grant at the Bronx Zoo. • Presented best practices in literacy (Power Point, artifacts) and mathematics to the Schools That Organization. 9/7/10– 11. Permanent Substitute (Third Grade) • Taught morning, after school, and Saturday program. • Participated in ongoing professional development (i.e., online Harvard courses). 9/7/09– 10. Teacher (Fourth Grade) 9/1/07 – 09. Teacher (Fourth Grade) • Taught Summer School: 4th grade Mathematics, 5th grade Reading. 1/06 – 07. Liberty Partnership Program for High School Students • Evaluated students’ strengths and weaknesses through practice Mathematics Regents Examinations. • Evaluated and assessed the skills and abilities of “at-risk” students. • Worked individually with ESL students in developing skills in English.
My teaching style is described as one that is "out of the box" and very creative. I encourage more student talk through in depth conversations full of higher level questions that are more open-ended. Questions are developed from the 'Depth of Knowledge Wheel' along with thinking strategies from Harvard's Graduate School of Education. Artifacts are often used to spark engagement. Additionally, lessons are differentiated to accommodate diverse learners. Furthermore, much technology is used in the classroom as motivational tools, ways of presenting material, and monitoring data/progress as a means of working toward new goals.
• Awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship in Computer Science and Mathematics. • Represented Iona College in the Liberty Partnership Program in addition to the Step Program as a student pursuing a Math/Education degree at the training sessions in the areas of the Regents examinations.
Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and Statistics Area of Concentration: Primary Education Masters: School Building Leadership (Spring 2010) G.P.A. 4.0 CERTIFICATION: • Childhood Education (1-6); Pursuing dual certification in Students with Disabilities (1-6) • Graduate of Quality Urban Elementary School Teacher (Q.U.E.S.T.) Program (Fall 2005) • Certified teacher Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education (Spring 05)
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