Second Grade Teacher, Fairport, NY (09/12-present) Grade 2, 24 students, Brooks Hill Elementary School • Differentiated instruction working 1:1 and small groups in literacy, math, and writing. • Created and utilized formative and summative assessment, including Fountas & Pinnell reading assessments and Kathy Richardson math assessments, in planning instruction. • Communicated with parents/guardians through the use of weekly ‘conversation starters’ a, a classroom website, and parent teacher conferences. • Applied behavior and lesson modifications to support student learning. • Integrated the use of technology to increase student interest and understanding. • Contributed in professional development opportunities including grade level and special education meetings as well as common core learning standard examination and application. • Worked closely with consultant special education teacher to support two students with IEPs. Fairport Central School District, Fairport, NY (01/12-06/12) Long Term Special Education Teacher, Grades 2-3, 12:1:1 Classroom, Brooks Hill Elementary School • Planned and facilitated student-centered lessons in all content areas for students with disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, language delays, and learning disabilities, as well as English Language Learners. • Effectively integrated new Common Core Learning Standards with district curriculum for second and third grade students with varied developmental readiness. • Administered NYS Math and ELA exams to students with test modifications. • Worked closely with other service providers to coordinate push-in and pull-out support from speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, counselor, and ESOL teacher. • Served as case manager for annual review meetings and created IEPs. • Coordinated and led parent teacher conferences and CSEs. Managed and communicated with families regarding behavior intervention plans.
I am a child-focused educator who supports student learning through collaboration and integrated instruction. I utilize formative assessment to drive my instruction and value data as a means to target student needs. I push my students to help them grow as learners and effectively utilize standards-based planning methods to support my diverse classroom. As a teacher, I celebrate community and individuality and strive to meet the needs of each student through differentiated instruction and a strong family-teacher partnership. I value literature-enriched instruction and constant collaboration with colleagues. I believe that it is within this type of safe and supportive, yet appropriately challenging, school environment that the whole student can truly flourish.
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Nazareth College of Rochester M.S. in Education, August 2011 Inclusive Childhood Education Program GPA: 4.0 Oral Roberts University B.A. in Psychology, December 2008 Minor in Pastoral Care GPA: 4.0
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Math Test Prep, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Writing, Mental Math, Place Value, Phonics