Dedicated, seasoned teacher promoting 34 years in education. Fully invested in each student and committed to delivering positive learning experiences. Motivated team player skilled at working with all levels of faculty, administrators and students. Seeking opportunities to continue sharing my passion about teaching.
1st Grade Teacher Inclusion Classroom
Hepburn - Lycoming Primary School 2012-2020
*Inclusion classroom for deaf and hard of hearing students. Collaborated and planned lessons with hearing specialist, teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing and interpreter.
*Inclusion classroom for behavior support. Created positive behavior plans for
students. Communicated with families, faculty and outside agencies.
*Used various methods and strategies to promote a positive, safe learning
environment for all.
* Incorporated technology to enhance independent learning and growth.
*Increased classroom participation through effectively adapting teaching methods
to student needs.
*Participated in meetings with parents to discuss progress and concerns.
Instructional Support Teacher K-5
Stevens Elementary School 2006-2012
* Scheduled and coordinated meetings with teachers, administration,psychologist,
counselor, families and outside agencies.
* Completed observations and curriculum based assessments.
* Completed Functional Based Assessments.
* Progress monitored students and maintained accurate records.
* Worked and collaborated with colleagues to create strategies to
best help struggling students.
* Coordinated and created schedules for peer tutors and mentors.
* Worked with students individually and in small groups.
* Held workshops for families "Strategies to help your child".
1st Grade Teacher
Stevens Elementary School 1988-2006
*Planned and implemented lessons using a variety of teaching strategies to meet
diverse student needs.
* Integrated technology to engage students and create active learners.
* Built and strengthened positive relationships with students and their families.
*Formally and informally assessed students to check for understanding of material
*Participated in educational workshops, trainings and conferences to learn new techniques to increase learning outcomes.
*Supported students learning through pre-teaching and reteaching concepts.
*Provided educational, behavioral and emotional support for students.
1st Grade teacher
*Designed lesson plans to foster development in all areas of the curriculum.
*Developed assessments to test student growth.
*Monitored and documented student progress.
*Formed positive relationships with students and families.
*Improved student engagement by creating student centered workstations.
*Designed curriculum,lesson plans and instructional materials.
*Enhanced learning using various types of materials.
*Created a positive learning atmosphere.
*Communicated with families on a weekly basis.
*Maintained daily records of individual activities,behaviors,meals and naps.
*Organized and led activities to promote physical and social development.
*Promoted good behaviors by using positive reinforcement methods with children.
Summer School Reading Program
*Created and implemented fun and engaging lessons for struggling students.
*Communicated with parents to discuss at home activities to improve reading skills.
Field Placement and Student Teachers
Mentored and hosted many future educators.
Cooperating teacher for 17 student teachers from several Universities and Colleges.
Lock Haven University
New Teacher Mentor
Hepburn - Lycoming and Stevens Elementary
Building Union Representative WEA
Hepburn - Lycoming Primary School
Teacher Representative for the PTO
Hepburn - Lycoming Primary School
Comprehensive School Review
School Wide Positive Behavior
Tier l ,Tier ll and CICO
Peer Mentoring and Tutoring
Back Pack Program
* Homebound Instruction
* Personal Tutor
* SWPB Implementer's Forum presentation at the conference in Hershey, Pa.
* Lycoming College Weekly Seminar presentation on Instructional Support
and School Wide Positive Behavior.
Community Arts Center CAC
Relay for Life
Little League World Series
Beta Sigma Phi
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