Passionate ESL Instructor equipped with the knowledge that learning a language takes time and practice. Teaching experience ranges from elementary school students to high school students.
Started a Biweekly Breakfast Club for parents of English Learners.
Regularly met with parents over coffee and breakfast treats to discuss student issues and school happenings. Answered questions and concerns about school policies and procedures.
Designed and presented a professional development presentation about ENL for New Teacher staff development in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
Successfully completed requirements to become a TAP Mentor.
Differentiated instruction according to student data, ability, and skill level. Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement while creating lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards. Met with parents and administration to advocate for student needs.
Actively involved in enhancing and supporting classroom teachers to improve while continuing to have a role in the classroom. Through the leadership team, analyzed student data and assisted in creating the schools' academic achievement plan. Planned instruction and provided feedback on instructional practices.
Taught English language skills to students from kindergarten age through high school. Conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs. Taught lessons encompassing a range of skill-building activities for speaking, writing, reading and listening. Attended professional development focused on SIOP, learning language goals, and classroom management. Assisted in some of the restructuring of the ENL program.
Created daily lesson plans for newcomers, level 1s and 2s. Employed kinesthetic, visual and auditory approaches to make lessons interesting and interactive. Organized supplementary materials in English for all students.Planned and supervised class projects, field trips and guest speaker events. Assisted in restructuring the program for lower-English levels, levels 1s and 2s.
Monitored students' progress. Supplied one-on-one attention to each student, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
Minor in ESL (K-12)
Minor in Reading (K-8)
Endorsement in Kindergarten
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