Objective: To clearly demonstrate that I will be a tremendous asset to your teaching staff. An enthusiastic teacher, passionate about generating engaging and meaningful classroom discussions among students, desires a long term teaching position at the middle/high school level. Striving to encourage, inspire, and reach students to help them achieve the highest levels of academic success possible.
Strong written and verbal communicator
Motivated to help others
Flexible and adaptable
Statement of Eligibility from Colorado Department of Education
Accepted into the Two Year Alternative Teacher Program for Social Studies and Health
Ability to work efficiently with various software programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access and the internet
4 years Japanese language studies, intermediate level
DeCA Store Associate, 05/2012 to 03/2013 Defense Commissary Agency – Community Center Drive Air Force Academy, CO
Performs the routine or repetitive
tasks found in the commissary.
Assists customers by answering questions concerning
prices, identification, and location of items. Performs a variety of duties in
various departments of the commissary (meat, grocery, produce, warehouse,
front-end, and cash office).
adequate stock; keeping shelves neat and orderly. Performs variety of stocking. Learns and utilizes safety practices and
procedures in all duties.
electronic checkout system, makes change, and verifies change fund and amount
of currency received during an assigned shift and checks patron's identification
DeCA Store Worker, 09/2008 to 03/2011 Defense Commissary Agency – Spangdahlem, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany
Receive supplies, equipment, and perishable, semi-perishable, and non-perishable resale items in the receiving area of the commissary.
Use a pallet jack or other similar device to remove items from the truck or van; verify shipments by checking shipping documents, reporting discrepancies and damage.
Place clearly identified stock in appropriate temporary or permanent storage locations.
Replenish depleted stock with incoming items or by obtaining stock from storage area and transporting to shelving or display area.
Affix selling price labels generated by computers in a neat and orderly manner, rotating on basis of age and freshness of stock.
Clean up broken and spilled items, clean any item(s) in display cases that require cleaning prior to stocking.
Clean shelves/display areas on a regular basis.
Perform all sanitation tasks in accordance with DeCA directives.
Work as Cashier or front end staff as needed.
Massage Therapist/Trainer, 06/2008 to 03/2011 Averie Health and Wellness Center – PO Box 101 APO, AE 09123
Trained and skilled in massage therapy for medicinal benefits and the manipulation of the soft-tissue and muscles of the body for many different reasons.
As a Certified Personal Trainer conducted fitness consultations and assessments and developed individualized programs that ensure client safety and enhancement of personal fitness goals.
Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects.
Yoga instructor guided students in yoga through a variety of postures, or asanas, and breathing exercises; advised students regarding their lifestyle issues like mind control and diet.
Nutritionist supported the delivery of a comprehensive, high quality nutrition program.
Provided guidance, training and technical assistance to patients and parents of children.
Managed classrooms of 2 to 35 students.
Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs.
Identified areas of weakness with individual students and tailored lessons accordingly.
Massage Therapist/Trainer, 02/2004 to 05/2008 The Right Touch – University Place, WA
Planned, directed, and coordinated operations for a massage, health, and wellness center.
Interacted with different local organizations to remain current on health education and health promotion programs and their effectiveness.
Consulted health care professionals; such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, and physicians to develop treatment plans for patients, and assess soft tissue condition, joint quality and function, muscle strength, and range of motion to determine treatments.
Instructed vocational and occupational courses at the post-secondary level (not baccalaureate) to students.
Provided health education for improvement of health-related behaviors.
Administered oral, written, and performance tests to measure progress and evaluate training effectiveness.
Advised students on course selection, career decisions, and other academic and vocational concerns and applied professional experiences to classroom teaching.
Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks.
Taught students to utilize problem solving methodology and techniques during tests.
Communicated with peers, colleagues, administrators, students, and parents to meet and exceed teaching goals.
Pursued professional development activities to broaden and deepen knowledge of content and teaching skills.
Selected textbooks, equipment and other instructional materials.
Instructor/Trainer, 01/2001 to 12/2003 Misawa International – Misawa
Planned and conducted activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provided students ages 5 to 70+ with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
Adapted teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
Administered oral, written, or performance tests to measure progress and to evaluate training effectiveness.
Assign and grade class work and homework.
Organized and developed, or obtained training procedure manuals and guides and course materials such as handouts and visual materials.
Collaborated with colleagues to address teaching and research issues and needs.
Attended professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
Substitute Teacher, 08/1998 to 12/1999 Judson Independent School District ISD – San Antonio, TX
Provided both short-term and long-term substitute teaching when the regular teacher was unavailable; because of illness, personal leave, or other reasons.
Executed the planned activities provided by the teacher and school.
Managed classrooms of 10 to 28 middle and high school students during the absence of their teachers.
Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks.
Proofread and evaluated students' writing and gave feedback.
Graded student work and kept careful records of grades.
Maintained accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies and administrative regulations.
Acted as a positive role model for students and colleagues.
Direct Banking Quality Assurance Associate, 08/1997 to 12/1999 Citibank – San Antonio, TX
Prepared invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements, and other documents using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software.
Read and analyzed incoming memos, submissions, and reports to determine their significance and plan their distribution.
Filed and retrieved corporate documents, records, and reports.
Performed general; office duties such as ordering supplies, maintaining records management systems, and basic bookkeeping.
Collected and analyzed data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, or management policies.
Reported to management about asset utilization and audit results, and recommended changes in operations and financial activities.
Inspected account books and accounting systems for efficiency, effectiveness, and use of accepted accounting procedures to record transactions.
Examined and evaluated financial and information systems, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity.
Information Management Specialist, 06/1992 to 03/1997 US Air Force
Managed electronic and manual publications and forms development, design, control, storage, and dissemination.
Provided guidance to ensure publications and forms meet prescribed style, format, and legal and statutory requirements.
Established and maintained offices of records.
Created manuals and automated file plans.
Bachelor of Science: Nutrition, 2010 Kaplan University - Chicago, IL
Emphasis in Child
Psychology (6 sem hrs),Environmental Safety and Bio-Chemistry (6 sem hrs), College
Algebra (3 sem hrs), Psychology (4 sem hrs), Nutritional Analysis and Assessment
(5 sem hrs), Anatomy & Physiology (6 sem hrs), Medical Terminology (6 sem
hrs), Nutrition Planning and Management (6 sem hrs), Nutrition Across the Human
Life Cycle (6 sem hrs), Nutrition for Special Populations (sem hrs),
Nutritional Counseling (6 sem hrs),
Associates of Arts: Massage Therapy, 2005 Ashmead College - WA
Emphasis in Massage
Theory and Practice (16 sem hrs), Stress Management (4 sem hrs), Medical/Sports
Medicine & Rehabilitation (16 sem hrs), Ayurvedic & Chinese Medicine
(16 sem hrs)
Bachelor of Arts: General Studies, Attended 2001 University of Maryland - Misawa Japan
Emphasis in Child
Psychology (3 sem hrs), Advanced Composition (3 sem hrs), Japanese Language
I,II,III, and IV (12 sem hrs), U.S. in World Affairs (3 sem hrs), World War II
(3 sem hrs), History of Japan Since 1800 (3 sem hrs)
Bachelor of Arts: General Studies, Attended 2000 St. Phillips College - San Antonio, TX Freshman
Comp I (3 sem hrs), Freshman Comp II (3 sem hrs), American literature (3 sem
hrs), Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3 sem hrs), General Psychology (3 sem
hrs), Earth Science (3 sem hrs), Sociology (3 sem hrs), Art History (3 sem
hrs), US History I and II (6 sem hrs), Government (3 sem hrs)
1998-1999: AmeriCorps - served full-time in a Behavioral
Management Class for 10 months working to improve student attendance, behavior
and course performance in English and math.
Provided one-on-one and small group tutoring before, during and after
school. Organized and lead activities,
celebrations and projects to improve the community and school environment which
included performing physical service such as: painting murals, planting
community gardens, renovating schools and refurbishing community centers.
1997-2011: Enlisted Spouses Club – supported all
squadron functions, deployments, provided information and activities to improve
the morale and welfare; secure
increased social and cultural opportunities for friends and family members; function
as a charitable organization; and promote a healthy relationship with the local
community. Volunteered at numerous
events both squadron and base wide.
1997-2000: Catholic Youth Organization – served as a
youth ministry leader guiding the young Catholics to live a Christian life,
developing trust between peers, through organized sports programs, prayer, singing, charity, sales, and visiting the sick and
elderly. Lead Religious Education groups
in preparation for the Rite of Confirmation.
Edge/Life Teen - served as a youth ministry leader guiding the young
Catholics from middle school age to young adult. Assisted in managing the weekly youth program
and the adult program leaders (CORE) to meet the educational, spiritual,
emotional, and social needs of young adolescents.
Misawa AFB Schools – Assisted in a variety of programs geared to teach
children about sports, culture, and community.
Served as a History/English tutor, and as a mentor and role model, to
help students and schools succeed.
Japanese American Friendship Club – Supported community events and
cultural exchanges. Helped set up educational events that brought the Air Force
base's military community and the Misawa community together.
YMCA Youth Sports – Participated as a volunteer coach in several
different sports and after-school activities to help children develop new
skills, interests, gain confidence and a sense of belonging, while building teamwork and making new friends.
Spangdahlem AFB Schools – Assisted in a variety of programs geared to teach
children about sports, culture, and community.
Served as a History/English
tutor, and as a mentor and role model, to help students and schools succeed.