Western Governors University Salt Lake City , UT, USAK-8 Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor of Arts
Spartanburg Community College Spartanburg, SC, USAAssociates Art with Elementary Education Electives Associate of Arts
Member of Teaching Fellows Club
Deans List Academic Achievement Award
Exceptional Substitute Teacher with strong communication skills and the drive to get students excited about learning. Specializes in creating a stimulating environment that helps students achieve their full potential.
Flexible and adaptive
Calm under pressure
Urban public schools background
August 2012 to Current
Spartanburg County School District 5Duncan, SCAutism Support Taught students in various stages of cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development. Encouraged students to explore issues in their lives and in the world around them. Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks. Administered minor first aid to injured students. Encouraged students to be understanding of others. Supervised field trips to local parks, fire stations and zoos. Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs. Worked with an average of 3 students per class.
September 2007 to August 2011
Spartanburg County School District 5Duncan , SCSubstitute Teacher Managed classrooms of 12 to 28Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks. Set and communicated ground rules for the classroom based on respect and personal responsibility. Tutored children individually and in small groups to help them with difficult subjects. Took appropriate disciplinary measures when students misbehaved. students during the absence of assigned teachers.
November 1987 to April 2006
Day Enterprises, IncKannapolis , NCTrainer, Asst. Manager, ManagerUp-sold additional menu items, beverages and desserts to increase restaurant profits. Took necessary steps to meet customer needs and effectively resolve food or service issues. Recorded customer orders and repeated them back in a clear, understandable manner. Correctly received orders, processed payments and responded appropriately to guest concerns. Served fresh, hot food with a smile in a timely manner. Communicated clearly and positively with co-workers and management. Resolved guest complaints promptly and professionally. Served orders to customers at windows, counters and tables. Cut and chopped food items and cooked on a grill or in fryers. Packaged menu items into bags or trays and placed drink orders into carriers. Operated large-volume cooking equipment such as grills, deep-fat fryers and griddles. Accurately measured ingredients required for specific food items. Prepared and served beverages such as coffee, tea and fountain drinks. Properly portioned and packaged take-out foods for customers. Mastered Point of Sale (POS) computer system for automated order taking. Carefully maintained sanitation, health and safety standards in all work areas. Closely followed standard procedures for safe food preparation, assembly and presentation to ensure customer satisfaction. Frequently washed and sanitized hands, food areas and food preparation tools. Cleaned food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, and utensils. Maintained a neat, well groomed appearance including impeccable personal hygiene, hair restraint and minimal jewelry that met company standards. Followed all established restaurant practices and procedures. Quickly unloaded product shipments and stocked freezers. Scheduled activities and equipment use with managers, using information about daily menus to help coordinate cooking times. Prepared items according to written or verbal orders, working on several different orders simultaneously. Managed monthly inventory control and weekly stock ordering.