Experienced and passionate early childhood education teacher with a love for educating young children. Adept in creating a comprehensive and well-rounded curriculum that meets education requirements and standards. Able to act as a facilitator of powerful learning experiences, while allowing students to dictate certain lessons and lead with curiosity. Familiar with many renowned educational philosophies, aimed at supporting a child academically, emotionally, and socially. Bringing forth dedication, skill, and the desire to positively impact the lives of children.
While being the corp. substitute at Broadway Elementary, I have had the pleasure of working with dedicated staff and incredible students. I have had the opportunity to work in kindergarten classrooms through fifth grade classrooms, as well as a specialist in title services, resource classrooms and behavioral intervention classrooms. I implement lesson plans assigned by classroom teachers to educate students about key concepts. I consistently enforce classroom routines to keep students on schedule and operating at consistent level. In each classroom, I differentiate classroom and small group instruction to meet needs of students with various learning styles and abilities.
As a kindergarten teacher, I planned a program that helped each student achieve learning objectives and curriculum goals. I prepared developmentally appropriate lesson materials and resources for individual student needs. I used differentiation to meet the various academic levels of my students and their interests. I created a positive classroom environment by developing a classroom community that fosters creativity and cooperation. Developed and implemented multiple classroom management systems. Observed, evaluated and recorded children's social and academic progress. Collaborated with other staff members to promote the general health of the school. Performed required administrative duties including attending staff meetings, upholding the school code of conduct and all school policies, rules and procedures in a supportive and positive manner. *Developed skills in virtual teaching and several virtual platforms including Zoom, Blackboard, Clever, Google Classroom, Lexia, MobyMax, Zearn.
At Roots and Wings Love and Learning Center, I began working as a preschool teacher as well a lead school age teacher. In this position, I was able to write my own lessons that were built into hands on, engaging experiences all while creating long-lasting relationships with children from the ages of 2.5-12 years old. As a program coordinator I created, planned and implemented my personal curriculum and assessment tools that were utilized within a toddler classroom, a preschool classroom and a pre-kindergarten classroom. I used research and theory, as well as the project approach method to help teachers and children have hands on, creative and meaningful learning experiences both inside the classroom and outside.
Student Teacher, Central Valley Early Learning Center
I completed my preschool practicum at the Central Valley Early Learning Center under Katie Nesbitt. I was able to interact with 3 and 4 year old children during meaningful learning experiences. I was able to work with a lead teacher, an assistant teacher and a special education teacher all in the same classroom. I was able to see the importance of an inclusive classroom while experiencing differentiation tactics and methods as a teacher.
Student Teacher, Greenacres Elementary School
I had the pleasure of being a student teacher in a kindergarten classroom at Greenacres Elementary under Madisen McKerrow. In this position, I was able to have a hands on experience with what it means to be a dedicated, influential and loving teacher. I had the opportunity to implement provided curriculum as well as my own personal lessons. I participated in staff meetings, staff collaborations with my kindergarten team and extracurricular events. The classroom I worked in was the inclusion classroom for kindergarten which gave me the amazing opportunity to work closely with the extended resource teachers and specialists.
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