Enthusiastic French teaching professional with over 10 years of experience fostering a learning atmosphere through interactive and engaging lessons that encourage active participation and create a fun and safe environment. Effectively maintains excellent relations with students, parents and staff.
Excellent classroom management
Teaching, tutoring and counseling
Instructional best practices
Positive and safe classroom
Teacher of the Year 2009-2010
Teacher of the Year 2015-2016
AVID trained: writing, tutoring, implementation I & II, ELL, Culturally relevant teaching, and Essential skills for college readiness
Visited France on numerous occasions allowing for real life and cultural experiences
AVID Teacher08/2008 to Current Omaha Public SchoolOmaha, NE
Developed and implemented daily lesson plans for 7th and 8th grade AVID program focusing on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading.
Mentored and motivated students to achieve more in their education now and for the future through after school tutoring, career and college research projects and field trips to colleges.
Presented various guided reading, critical thinking, organized writing and cooperative learning strategies resulting in higher student achievement.
Inspired students at a typically average educational level to reach for more, to aspire for a higher education through lessons, projects, research, field trips and guest speakers.
French Teacher08/2007 to Current Omaha Public SchoolsOmaha, NE
Developed and implemented interactive learning mediums to increase student understanding of course materials for trimester, semester and year long French classes.
Created and enforced student-based hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning using a variety of learning styles.
Fostered a positive classroom environment conducive to learning and student participation.
Coordinated with parents, students and educational professionals to ensure consistent quality educational opportunities.
Presented higher level thinking and interactive teaching techniques to staff of 60.
Long term sub / Student teaching09/2006 to 05/2007 Ralston Public SchoolsRalston, NE
Implemented the general curriculum as laid out by the district for all four levels of French including the preparation of daily lesson plans.
Encouraged classroom interest and participation by creating engaging activities, games and projects to accompany the curriculum.
Designed and administered both informal and formal assessments for all four levels of French, evaluated student progress and maintained an accurate account of students' success.
Participated in the development of the curriculum for the Ralston school district covering four levels of French: included benchmarks, activities, projects, and assessments to be administered at each level.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Business Marketing1996University of Nebraska at OmahaOmah, NE, USA
Bachelor of Arts: French2007University of Nebraska at OmahaOmaha, NE, USA
Master of Arts: Education 2014University of Nebraska at OmahaOmaha, NE, USA