Accomplished teacher with extensive experience in developing curriculum for Spanish/English language and cultural classes. Exceptional background in designing meaningful and effective coursework that engages students and expedites learning.
Collaborated with department and faculty members to design a standard-based curriculum.
Each year, I have been one of the top teachers to pass my English Developing students into the proficiency class
Taught lessons encompassing a range of skill-building activities for speaking, writing, reading and listening. Organized extracurricular opportunities such as annual speech contests and field trips.
21st Century is our before and after school program/grant. As the coordinator, I was responsible for hiring staff, 18 teachers, recruiting students that are targeted (through my data analysis of our district assessments and state assessments), run payroll, budget, attendance, learning walk throughs, staff developments, student recognition programs, handle discipline issues and be the administrator on campus during these times.
Researched market competitors and industry trends to identify potential new products and services. Leveraged social media websites such as my own webpage, facebook, and LinkedIn to promote services and gauge customer needs and preferences. Hired and trained 8 new employees, which increased the size of the staff by 200%. I single-handedly created a model preschool program that was used for the state initiative for preschools, First Things First. All students that went through my program learned to read well before entering kindergarten as well as add and subtract to 20.
Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling. Applied the positive reinforcement method to redirect negative behaviors. Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress. Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects. Taught after-school and summer enrichment programs.
Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators. Encouraged parents to take an active role in their child's education. Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level.
Elementary Education with SEI Endorsement
Data Anlysis to drive instruction and creating meaningful curriculum to encompass common core standards.
Create purposeful professional developments based on trends seen within the classrooms. Establish meaningful relationships with peers to mentor them through learning walks and evaluations to help coach and support their efforts in the classroom. Create productive PLCs with effective tasks to support classroom instruction and beyond.
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