4th Grade Teacher Ela Reading resume example with 12+ years of experience

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Motivated teacher with experience guiding student discovery and growth with differentiated and data-driven instruction aimed at enabling students to grow not only academically, but also in character while in my classroom.

  • Curriculum development
  • Inquiry and play-based learning
  • Multimedia instruction
  • Classroom management
  • Behavior management
  • Parental partnership and communication
  • Guided reading and writer's workshop
  • Integrating 21st Century Skills
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Whole child approach
4th Grade Teacher- ELA & Reading, 08/2015 - Current
Joliet Public Schools District 86 Joliet, IL,

For 6 years, prepared and presented differentiated lessons in reading, writing, and social studies for diverse 4th grade classes, including students in special education, with learning disabilities, in the gifted program, and those with increased behavioral needs. Utilized the district's 1-to-1 iPad program to seamlessly integrate technology into instruction. Crafted common formative assessments on essential standards as a part of a team, assessed students' progress, and responded to the resulting data to meet individual needs. One of these years was self-contained (including math and science instruction), and the other 5 were departmentalized.

Mentor Teacher, 08/2016 - 12/2020
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD,

Guided an intern (student teacher) from Baylor University for the 2016-2017 school year to enhance her teaching ability and classroom management. Modeled lessons, planned curriculum and lesson presentation in collaboration with intern, observed lessons and provided feedback, provided friendship and moral support along the path. Mentored a teacher new to the district in the 2020-2021 school year, supporting her in learning the intricacies of our district, partnering in lesson planning, and providing moral support.

Resource Teacher, 5th and 6th Grade Teacher, 07/2008 - 06/2015
Orange USD City, STATE,

Served as a resource teacher for 4 years, teaching struggling readers in an intervention class utilizing the Read 180 program that resulted in students gaining between 1 and 5 years' reading growth. I also served on the school's leadership team as a part of this position, assisting teachers with technology, helping coordinate and administer state testing, and planning and implementing school-wide initiatives.

Taught in 5th and 6th grade general education classrooms for 3 years, crafting engaging lessons in reading, writing, social studies, science, math, PE, and art. Integrated best practices to enable each student to improve from his/her current performance ability whether struggling, on-level, or advanced.

Curriculum Writer, 08/2013 - 06/2015
Orange USD City, STATE,

Crafted curricular units for use across the district integrating reading, writing, and social studies, and that enhanced students' 21st Century skills of communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.

Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Liberal Studies, Teaching Emphasis; French, Expected in 05/2006
Chapman University - Orange, CA
Master of Education: Education, Expected in 05/2010
Concordia University - Irvine, CA,
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Midway ISD & Orange USD Professional Development - Waco, TX & Orange, CA,

Participated in a multitude of trainings to enhance teaching expertise and implemented new strategies into my teaching practice. These professional development opportunities were in the following areas:

  • Guided Reading
  • Balanced Literacy
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Fountas and Pinnell Classroom
  • Writer's Workshop
  • GLAD: Guided Language Acquisition Design
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Engineering Design Challenges
  • Grant Writing
  • Strategies to support diverse learners such as the following: English learners, students with mental health struggles and mood disorders, students with disabilities and special education students, gifted students
  • Engaged in 48 accumulative hours of professional development and implemented learned techniques into the instruction of gifted learners.
  • Texas Educator Certificate- Core Subjects Grades EC-6 - 3/2016-7/2021
  • English as a Second Language Supplemental - 3/2016-7/2021
  • Invited trainer at district and school level, both in Midway ISD and Orange USD, presenting on topics such as technology instruction and integration, classroom management, and student engagement.
  • Grant Winner- "Geniuses at Work" $3,500 awarded Midway Education Foundation for Genius Hour grant, June 2017
  • Grant Winner- "Battle of the Books" $1,000 awarded by the Midway Education Foundation for literature circle book sets, April 2016
  • Selected by the Orange Unified School District to pilot a program integrating education that utilitized tablets for students in the classroom, 2013-2015
  • Chosen participant in Project-Based Learning and engineering initiative. Wrote and used lessons and units as a part of this program after participating in 3 weeks of professional development.

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School Attended

  • Chapman University
  • Concordia University
  • Midway ISD & Orange USD Professional Development

Job Titles Held:

  • 4th Grade Teacher- ELA & Reading
  • Mentor Teacher
  • Resource Teacher, 5th and 6th Grade Teacher
  • Curriculum Writer


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Education

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