Energetic and skilled Elementary Teacher specializing in Science and English Language Arts instruction with a background in improving student performance. A dedicated and resourceful professional with a firm
commitment to making a difference in the academic and social development of every
student. Seeking a full time position with a school that has established a positive culture where student success and well-being are the top priorities.
Student Spaceflight Experiment Program Educator (2012-2015)
MOSIG Proficiency Achievement Award: 7th and 8th Grade ELA (2012)
3rd-5th Science/STEM Teacher, 05/2014 to Current Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology – 6401 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64131
Prepare science units and lessons plans aligned with, or exceeding, Missouri State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards to meet the academic, intellectual, and social needs of student.
Develop informal and formal assessments and use data to adapt curriculum and inform instructional practices to increase student achievement.
Establish and enforce classroom management procedures for maintaining order among three classes of diverse students.
Foster team collaboration and student engagement for learning science through group projects and technology integration.
Plan performance tasks to assess students' knowledge and their ability to apply it to solve real-world problems using scientific inquiry and engineering design procedures.
Meet regularly with parents and administration to discuss student's progress.
Facilitate team meetings to design cross-curriculum activities to enhance connections between science, English Language Arts, and math.
5th Grade Teacher , 08/2013 to 05/2014 Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology – 6401 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64131
Provided individualized, small group, whole group, and teacher
modeling to adapt the curriculum to meet students' needs and reinforce a positive attitude toward learning.
Created an enjoyable and interesting learning environment for 25 diverse students.
Determined student strengths and weaknesses through NWEA, i-Ready, pre and post assessments.
Cooperated with parents to support students' learning and healthy development in school and at home through weekly communication and newsletters.
Encouraged interactive learning by incorporating educational web-based learning and Smartboard technology into instruction.
Aided in the development of Individual Education Plans and attended IEP meetings, with other professionals, to support the growth of students with special academic and social needs.
Designed, planned and implemented math, reading, writing, and science lesson plans for students of
varying skill levels based on district and state standards.
Instructional Technologist , 08/2012 to 08/2013 Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology – 6401 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64131
Provided on-site training to teachers to create different forms of learning and teaching with the help of technologies.
Strived to enhance student learning by leading teachers in the application and best practices of established and emerging technological tools.
Effectively helped teachers integrate technology into their daily teaching and learning through professional development.
Collaborate with teachers to create rigorous, standards-based lessons based on school data.
Design and lead professional learning that is relevant and hands-on
Complete classroom walk-throughs and provide feedback to guide teachers toward transformational uses of technology.
Co-teach to model transformational uses of technology.
Worked with other teachers and administrators to evaluate and review school programs.
Manage and promote school technology resources and inventory.
Perform basic troubleshooting.
English Language Arts 7th-8th Co-Teacher, 08/2011 to 08/2012 Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology – 6401 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64131
Planned and developed English Language Arts plans that provided engaging learning opportunities to ensure all students gained the knowledge needed to achieve mastery of the learning objectives at a high level.
Provided activities and content that are consistently organized to be personally meaningful and relevant to students.
Created learning experiences and assignments that demand students think in multiple ways about real-world problems that required them to apply language arts knowledge and critical thinking skills.
Developed systems that required students to revise work to meet high standards of excellence.
Consistently used assessment data to make timely instructional decisions to inform instruction and assign activities.
Established high academic and behavior expectations collaboratively with students for every student.
Fostered interactions and relationships of interdependence and respect.
Ensured all available instructional time was maximized thru established classroom norms.
Collaborated and engaged in reflective inquiry with peers and administrators for the purpose of improving instructional practice and student and teacher learning.
Frequently and timely communicated with parents and administration about goals of instruction and student progress.
Bachelor of Arts: Business Education, 12/14/2002 University of Central Missouri State - Warrensburg, MO
Master of Arts: Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading- Emphasis in Elementary Education, 11/23/2011 Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, Arizona (GPA) 3.7