An innovative, forward looking educator, possessing strong leadership qualities and the capacity to manage challenging behavior calmly and effectively. Experienced in establishing positive and collaborative relationships with fellow professionals and parents, while employing a broad range of instructional techniques to maximize student learning.
Managing students and staff from diverse backgrounds
Implementing instructional design
Developing effective tutoring programs
Tailoring curriculum and instructional plans
Collaborating with parents
Creating a positive learning environment
Improved reading and math scores of intermediate and middle school students as a Lead Teacher/Grade-Level Chair, by working with administrators to reorganize staff and departmentalize core subjects.
Reduced the number of staff grievance filings by 90% while CTU Delegate.
Employed positive reinforcement techniques to improve student behavior and academic performance.
Lead teacher outreach initiative to improve parent-teacher relationships and modes of communication.
Elementary/Middle School TeacherAug 1998 to Current Peck Elementary School － Chicago, IL
Provide daily leadership and supervision of students and staff members.
Develop and organize activities to address students' and teachers' needs.
Constantly reflecting upon and aligning grade-level strategies to promote student achievement.
Coach and mentor both new and experienced teachers.
Developed grade-level master schedule to guarantee maximum instruction time.
Presented the REACH Teacher Evaluation System while serving on the school-based REACH Committee.
Educated both CTU members and school administrators about their rights and responsibilities while serving as school delegate.
Facilitated after-school tutorial program for mathematics, and modeled best practices for teachers.
Planned and facilitated after-school sports/recreational program for students.
Co-chaired "Peer Group", a student-led mentoring program for at-risk youth.
MTSS InterventionistAug 2015 to Jun 2016 Peck Elementary School － Chicago, IL
Addressed the academic as well as the social, emotional, and behavioral development of Tier-3 students.
Aligned resources and support for students receiving instruction and for teachers who were delivering the instruction.
Assisted teachers with utilizing and developing effective curriculum, administering assessments, and using data to guide instruction.
Master of Education (M.Ed.), Educational Leadership2009American College of Education － Chicago, IL, United States
Master of Education (M.Ed.), Curriculum & Instruction2008American College of Education － Chicago, IL, United States
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Elementary EducationSt. Xavier University － Chicago, IL, United States
Professional Courses and Certifications
ISBE - Professional Educator License (PEL) Endorsements
General Administrative (Type 75 Certificate)
Growth Through Learning - Illinois Performance Evaluation Training