Early Childhood Development Teacher committed to each child's successful cognitive, physical and social-emotional progress. I am friendly, energetic, and motivated to help children become happy, healthy, and well behaved.
First Aid and CPR certified
Great Start Readiness Program
Positive and Goal Oriented
Works well with students, staff, and family
Experience in working with special needs children
MS Office proficient
Assistant Teacher, 02/2017
to Current Squires Great Start Readiness Program – Cassopolis,
Taught an average of 16 children during the school year.
Used the Creative Curriculum to assist in children's physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development.
Monitored students' educational progress by using Teaching Gold, as well as individual charts and files, including observation and written assessments.
Allowed for ample outdoor discovery time each day.
Coordinated parent-teacher conferences 2 times during the school year.
Conducted in-home visits to maintain student and family relationships and student performance standards.
Established daily routines that were easy for the children to follow.
Supervised students and enforced discipline during all GSRP activities.
Served Lunch in the All Day Program following Family Style Dining Guidelines
Assisted in getting Children on and off of their bus, as well as greeting parents and family who dropped children off at school.
Title 1 Paraprofessional, 08/2016
to 02/2017 Patrick Hamilton Elementary School – Dowagiac,
Worked with interdisciplinary team members to evaluate children's progress and recommend appropriate learning plans.
Monitored students' educational progress with individual charts and files.
Worked with groups of 3 Students at a time in assisting them with reading following the Michigan Title 1 Program guidelines.
Substitute Paraprofessional, 10/2015
to 06/2016 EduStaff LLC – Grand Rapids,
Assisted and supervised approximately 15 to 20 children through the entire school day.
Gave one-on-one attention to children while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
Nurtured a supportive learning environment.
Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
Maintained accurate and complete records for students.
Enforced the school's student discipline code to deal with problem situations.
Created and taught engaging math lessons and activities.
Determined student strengths and weaknesses through weekly assessments.
Created a classroom environment in which children could learn respect for themselves and others.
Fostered oral language development and critical thinking skills during literary discussions.
Associate of Applied Science: Education-Paraprofessional,
2016 Southwestern Michigan College - Dowagiac,
Michigan Emphasis of study was on Elementary Education
and Early Childhood Education. Some relevant coursework includes
Human Development and Learning, Early Childhood Development,
Children's Literature, Child Psychology, Principle's
of Sociology, Marriage and Family, and Human
Associate of Arts: Elementary Education,
2001 Southwestern Michigan College - Dowagiac,