Cte Teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Performance-driven Vocational Instructor excellent with promoting the advancement of professional skills for employment and leadership development opportunities. Proven skills with excellent time management and organizational capabilities. Ready to apply these talents along with strong problem-solving abilities.

  • Active Listening
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • School Programs
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Social Skills
  • Different Learning Styles
  • Individual Mentoring
  • Higher Education
  • Organizing Courses
  • Vocational Planning
  • Life Skills Education
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Student Engagement
  • Behavior Modification
  • Instructional Techniques
  • Student Records
  • Lab Exercises
  • Classroom Management Techniques
  • Special Needs Education
  • Detailed Meeting Minutes
  • Innovative Teaching Methods
  • Managerial Skills
  • Individualized Lesson Plans
  • Teaching and Instruction
  • Grading Assignments
  • Skills Development
  • Group Activities
  • Team Collaboration
  • Constructive Feedback
Saint Xavier University Chicago, IL Expected in 05/1998 Master of Arts : Teaching And Leadership - GPA :
University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI Expected in 1991 Bachelor of Science : Home Economics Educational Services - GPA :
Rolling Meadows High School Rolling Meadows, IL, Expected in 06/1986 High School Diploma : - GPA :
  • Certified ServSafe Instructor & Registered ServSafe Examination Proctor, National Restaurant Association - 02/14/2022-02/14/2025
  • Certified Food Protection Manager Certification Examination, American National Standards Institute - Conference for Food Protection -02/05/2021-02/05/2026
Work History
Amphitheater Public Schools - CTE Teacher
Tucson, AZ, 08/1992 - Current
  • Encouraged students to think independently and develop and express original ideas.
  • Developed lesson plans and instructional materials.
  • Adapted teaching materials and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments.
  • Selected and requisitioned books and instructional materials.
  • Taught specialized subject matter and motivated students to achieve maximum potential.
  • Supervised and monitored students' use of tools and equipment.
  • Observed and evaluated students' work to determine progress, provide feedback and make suggestions for improvement.
  • Provided detailed instruction and role modeling for acceptable social and work-related behaviors.
  • Engaged students in academic and practical conversations that elicited critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication.
  • Met training needs with well-organized, factual programs based on contemporary requirements.
  • Presented lectures and conducted discussions to increase students' knowledge and competence using visual aids such as graphs, charts and slides.
  • Provided instructional handouts, texts, audiovisual aids and other materials to facilitate learning.
  • Maintained documentation on educational services and tracked students' progress to gauge overall success of learning program.
  • Kept updated with developments in subject area curriculum, technical and career trends and teaching resources and methods.
  • Established goals for courses with organized outlines and detailed lessons.
  • Assisted program participants with achieving career and learning goals.
  • Collaborated with colleagues and improved teaching practices through professional learning communities and student retention meetings.
  • Connected instruction to real-world experiences and to students' post-secondary goals.
  • Deployed technology and current research in instruction and monitored students' progress in use of online learning materials and technology.
  • Identified program successes and failures based on student assessments and course reviews.
  • Planned and documented programs of study meeting individual needs and abilities of students.
  • Advised students on course selection, career decisions and other academic and vocational concerns.
  • Maintained laboratory with equipment, tools and supplies to meet course needs.
Wegmans Food Markets - Server
East Elmhurst, NY, 05/1993 - 03/1995
  • Cultivated warm relationships with regular customers.
  • Worked with POS system to place orders, manage bills and handle complimentary items.
  • Explained menu items and suggested appropriate options for food allergy concerns.
  • Bussed and reset tables to keep dining room and work areas clean.
  • Arranged and prepared tables for customers to offer memorable experiences to guests and foster repeat business.
  • Upsold high-profit items such as appetizers and mixed drinks to enhance sales numbers.
  • Replenished food items, paper products and canned goods to keep pantry well-stocked during busy periods.
  • Checked identification for minimum age for sale of alcoholic beverages.
  • Increased sales significantly by upselling higher-end products to customers.
  • Noted special patron requests and followed up with kitchen to confirm delivery.
  • Carried out complete opening, closing and shift change duties to keep restaurant working efficiently and teams ready to meet customer needs.
  • Displayed enthusiasm and promoted excellent service to customers, successfully increasing referrals and walk-in business.
  • Resolved guest and employee complaints to maintain complete customer satisfaction and workforce effectiveness.
  • Maintained thorough menu knowledge to sufficiently answer questions regarding menu item sourcing, ingredients and cooking methods.
  • Answered customers' questions, recommended items and recorded order information.
  • Collected payment for food and drinks served, balanced cash receipts and maintained accurate cash drawer.
  • Shared knowledge of menu items and flavors, enabling customers to make personal decisions based on taste and interest.
  • Quickly and clearly communicated dining orders to kitchen staff, directing attention to special requests or dietary restrictions.
  • Maintained order efficiency and accuracy through clear communication with kitchen staff, earning numerous recommendations from satisfied customers.
  • Inspected dishes and utensils for cleanliness.
  • Printed dining checks with total due, collected payment and offered receipts to complete transactions.
  • Strategically timed check-ins with customers to take orders and confirm satisfaction with meals after delivery, taking action to correct any problems.
  • Presented menus to patrons promptly after seating and answered questions about menu items, making recommendations upon request.
  • Collected orders and relayed them to bartenders quickly and accurately.
  • Asked customers for feedback, solved problems, provided additional items and necessary throughout meal.
  • Checked guests' identification before serving alcoholic beverages.
  • Monitored patrons for alcohol intake to appropriate levels and took measures to curtail inappropriate behavior.
Paul Bunyan's Cook Shanty - Head Server, Server, Mixologist, Hostess, Busser
City, STATE, 06/1986 - 08/1992
  • Modeled strategies to wait staff for delivering exceptional and friendly service to every guest, every time.
  • Trained new staff on restaurant operations and policies to strengthen performance.
  • Prepared classic, modern and unique cocktails for each customer.
  • Stored supplies according to bar policies and health code requirements.
  • Maintained quality of garnishes, juices and other perishables by preparing new stock daily.
  • Improved customer satisfaction rates by answering customers' questions and resolving issues.
  • Developed excellent relationships with managers and fellow team members to support team success and positive work environment.
  • Assessed large restaurant and lounge according to state and federal cleanliness standards.
  • Worked well in diverse team settings by partnering with others to complete tasks.
  • Used slow periods to restock supplies, ice, trays and delivery bags.
  • Trained new staff in bussing and cleaning procedures.
  • Resolved and escalated customer issues quickly to uphold strong customer relations standards.
  • Collected trash, wiped up spills and removed trays to maintain fresh and clean customer areas.
  • Cultivated positive guest relations by managing information and orchestrating speedy seating.
  • Worked with front of house staff to move tables and adjust seating to accommodate groups with special requests.
  • Arranged and prepared tables for customers to offer memorable experiences to guests and foster repeat business.
  • Bussed and reset tables to keep dining room and work areas clean.
  • Pitched in extra hours and helped other staff during unexpected times of high volume to improve seating availability and food delivery to tables.
  • Worked quickly, communicated with other staff and always looked for better ways of completing tasks to improve productivity and keep tables ready for incoming guests.
  • Watched dining area staff to evaluate server loads and calculate accurate wait times.
  • Prepared dining room for special upcoming functions by decorating and generating special group menus.
  • Assigned patrons to tables suitable for needs and restaurant section rotation.
  • Transported dirty utensils, dishes and trays to kitchen to help team stay on top of cleaning.
  • Delivered smooth and timely service to customers by offering additional silverware, extra napkins and cleaning spills.
  • Stored food in designated containers and storage areas to increase shelf life, improve kitchen organization and provide easy access during busy peak service times.
  • Informed servers of newly seated parties for speedy service.
  • Maintained highly loyal clientele by delivering unparalleled service at every stage of restaurant dining experience.
  • Organized and cleaned assigned sections by sanitizing and cleaning table, counter and kitchen surfaces.
  • Supported servers, food runners and bussers with keeping dining area ready for every guest.
  • Kept close eye on customers to quickly spot leaving guests and clear tables for future patrons.
  • Checked identification for minimum age for sale of alcoholic beverages.
  • Monitored seating area and checked restrooms regularly to keep spotless.
  • Conducted dining room and server checks to assess readiness for expected customer loads.
  • Replenished food items, paper products and canned goods to keep pantry well-stocked during busy periods.
  • Cultivated warm relationships with regular customers.
  • Collected information from arriving customers to seat groups or place them on waitlist.
  • Governed dining area with natural leadership talents and organizational strategies focused on balancing guest and business needs.
  • Assigned work tasks and coordinated activities of dining room personnel to provide prompt and successful service to patrons.
  • Answered customer questions about hours, seating and menu information.
  • Monitored front entrance for new guests while assisting servers by taking and delivering drink orders.
  • Maintained adequate levels of condiments and well-stocked drink stations to keep service flowing smoothly.
  • Supervised server balance and monitored table turnover to accurately seat customers.
  • Resolved guest and employee complaints to maintain complete customer satisfaction and workforce effectiveness.
  • Assisted FOH and BOH staff with preparing for events to coordinate smooth execution to maximize guest satisfaction.
  • Closed out cash drawer at end of each shift, reconciling totals and resolving discrepancies to maintain financial accuracy.
  • Monitored restaurant traffic across special days and seasons and designed schedules to optimize coverage.
  • Received cash, made change and issued receipts.
  • Used communication and problem-solving skills to resolve customer complaints and promote long-term loyalty.
  • Supervised server staff and simultaneously served personal section of tables.

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School Attended

  • Saint Xavier University
  • University of Wisconsin - Stout
  • Rolling Meadows High School

Job Titles Held:

  • CTE Teacher
  • Server
  • Head Server, Server, Mixologist, Hostess, Busser


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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