Accomplished English Language Learner Coach, with extensive experience developing age and grade appropriate curriculum for English Language Learners with Disabilities, and working with both veteran and new ELL teachers concerning the preparation and execution of Thematic Units, adapted books via the use of technology (Power Point, SMART Board, and iPad activities).
Versatile and innovative teacher of ESL (USA - IS 201, PS 314, PS 503), EFL (Germany - Fremdsprachen Institut, Inlingual International School of Languages, Berufliches Fortbildungs Zentrum) and Music (USA - Brooklyn Conservatory of Music) with 23 years of teaching experience. Dedicated to lifelong learning and continuing education.
Curriculum writer for Magnet Program and District 20 Office of English Language Learners. Creator of Musical Reading and Math program for Saturday Academy Program
ESL Coordinator PS 503
Support ESL and B/L teachers in the research, design and execution of standards-based lessons adapted for students with disabilities.
Prepare and deliver professional development to New ELL teachers, and veteran teachers concerning curriculum planning, thematic units, adapted books, use of technology appropriate to the populations they teach.
Design and execute professional development for ELL Liaisons, assistant principals, ESL and bilingual teachers in the preparation of LAP, Title III, Language Translation and Interpretation Policy, BESIS, and the administration of NYSESLAT and LAB-R, the use of ATS reports to identify ELL students, the proper completion and interpretation of the Home Language Identification Survey (HLIS).
December 2002 - October 2007 ESL Coordinator and ESL teacher at PS 314 (Luis Munoz Marin), after school split into two schools, became ESL Coordinator and ESL teacher at PS 503, The School for Discovery & Exploration.
September 1998 - November 2002 - ESL Teacher, Italian, Reading and Writing teacher at IS 201, Dyker Heights Intermediate School.
MA Administration and Supervision of Schools(2005)
MA Hunter College - TESOL (2002)
BA Hunter College - Music (1975)
Deutsches Haus - Certificate Deutsch als Fremdsprache (German as a Foreign Language 1991)
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Professional Diploma (1972)
Career USA, Canada, Puerto Rico and Europe in Opera, Concert, Oratorio, Operetta (1975-1992)
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