EDUCATION EXPERIENCE Science Teacher MS 108 New York, NY 2012-2014 MS 131 New York, NY 2008-2012 MS 311 Brooklyn, NY 2003-2008 • Mentored and coached student teachers in implementation of common core curriculum, classroom management, and test preparation • Collected and analyzed data to plan instruction, and assessment for students with diverse learning abilities. Improved NYC test scores by 23%. • Designed Project-based curriculum and student-centered activities to connect to student experiences and real-world events. 36% increase in class participation • Integrated Education Technologies, and games to promote analytical and critical thinking, collaborative, and communication skills (21st Century Skills) • Implemented Healthy Cooking and Nutrition classes for enrichment
I believe that ALL children deserve a challenging and interesting curriculum regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds. We need to make available a variety of tools and resources for all students to develop 21st Century skills of Digital Literacy, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, and Collaboration and Communication. We must help our students become global citizens to compete and succeed in the global market. We must provide opportunities for students to become flexible and respectful. I believe that we need to build a common ground for encouraging tolerance and understanding, and celebrating and respecting diverse cultures to support our children’s needs and progress academically and emotionally. For academic growth, we should provide challenging curriculum that keeps up with the current developments in content area and technology. We need to tap into our students’ diverse experiences as well as prior knowledge of content. Why should we do this? I believe that we need to build a strong foundation of a knowledge base that promotes the acquisition of transferable skills. I agree with E. D. Hirsch, Jr. who writes in The Knowledge Deficit that reading, writing, listening, and speaking proficiencies require a broad knowledge base.
• City Gardens Club (CGC) of New York 2013 • Urban Advantage Science Educator 2011-2013 • Segal AmeriCorps Education and Community Service Award 2010 • CUNY/AmeriCorps Education Awards 2008
Fundamentals of Project Management, Baruch C0llege CAPS May-June 2017 Professional Communication Certificate, Baruch College CAPS 2016 M.S. Childhood Education, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY 2005 Practicum in Teaching Science, The Bank Street College, New York, NY 2005 B.S Human Resource Management, Baruch College, New York, NY 1999 A.A.S Hotel Management, Nassau Community College, LI, NY. 1981 Botany and General Science M. G. Science Institute, India Recreational Baking and Cooking Programs • International Culinary Institute, New York, NY 2017
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