Experienced Language Arts teacher who has been actively teaching for over 15 years. Practices differentiation and research-based teaching strategies to maximize student learning. Continually seeks professional development and leadership opportunities. Excellent communication skills.
Responsible for teaching Language Arts on a 4-person team with an average of 110 students per year. Incorporated reading, writing, speaking, and listening lessons and provided feedback to all students. Created a nurturing, active learning environment for all students. Used differentiation in cluster groups and also taught advanced classes. Utilized paraprofessional support and worked closely with Special Education and Gifted Education teachers. Used state standards, common core standards as well as CSAP/TCAP and NWEA assessments to design lessons. Incorporated The Write Tools training and Step-Up to Writing training in classroom settings. While looking for innovative writing opportunities, launched NaNoWriMo Young Writer's Program to a positive outcome. Designed and implemented service learning projects (blood drives, craft fair, and community letter writing projects) that incorporated curricular goals. Participated with other teachers to incorporate inter-disciplinary lessons. These included a mystery/forensic unit with the Life Science teacher and a Japanese poetry competition with the World Studies teacher. Adviser for Student Accountability and Builders Club. Team leader with responsibilities including facilitating parent meetings, contacting parents for conferences, disseminating information from administration to teachers, attending leadership team meetings, and planning agendas for weekly team meetings. Attended IEP staffings for students receiving special education services. Organized student-led conferences. Communicated with parents regularly through email, phone calls, and weekly newsletter. Presented at both CAMLE and CCIRA conferences.
K-5th grade librarian for 500+ students at Remington Elementary School. In charge of budget, ordering, and circulation for school library. Taught library skills classes for all students. Facilitated parent volunteers. Taught Drama classes as an enrichment class.
Taught 6th grade World Geography and 7th grade Language Arts in a small private school. Adviser for 12-15 students. Organized and lead field trips, service learning projects, and break-out seminars. Directed middle school musical theater productions.
Double Major in Middle School Education and Library Media with a Minor in English.
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