(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Enthusiastic, passionate, and well respected teacher with over 20 years experience in teaching young children. Have successfully increased struggling readers performance yearly through explicit, individualized, research-based reading instruction.

  • Strong leadership, coaching, and mentoring skills
  • Team player and collaborator
  • Flexible thinker, educator, and co-worker
  • Passionate in supporting students to strive and succeed
  • Committed to my profession and keeping current on research-based reading practices
  • Driven to succeed as an educator and reading specialist
  • Sensitive and supportive to the needs of students, parents, and colleagues
Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, CT Expected in 2011 Sixth Year Professional Diploma of Advanced Studies : Reading - GPA :
Boston University Boston, MA Expected in 1997 Masters of Education : Elementary Education - GPA :
University of Connecticut Storrs, CT Expected in 1990 Associate of Science : Early Childhood Education - GPA :

Connecticut State Certified

Professional Educator

013 Elementary - Kindergarten through Grade 6

102 Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts, Grades 1 - 12

Work History
Washington County School District - Elementary Classroom Teacher
Abingdon, VA, 07/1999 - Current
  • Taught levels K, 1, and 2 students ranging from struggling to advanced in reading and math
  • Provide a learning environment that supports and respects the academic, social and emotional needs of students from a diverse community
  • Promote student engagement, independence and interdependence to create a positive and successful learning environment
  • Plan and implement rigorous activities, learning tasks, and homework assignments based on Common Core State Standards, the curriculum and needs of students
  • Design lessons, informal assessments, learning tasks and homework assignments based on Webb's Depth of Knowledge
  • Support open discussions for students that encouraged and supported higher order thinking and questioning
  • Monitor student daily performance and analyze student assessment data regularly to support the students\' needs and help promote student success
  • Provide opportunities for the students to analyze and reflect on their performance as well as creating personal goals
  • Collaborate with colleagues weekly to help support students\' social, emotional, and academic success
  • Collect, organize, and analyze student performance data to drive instruction and provide support
  • Attend PPT's, SST's, and UST's providing data and insight on student performance
  • Organize and direct grade level meetings designed to support student learning and performance as well as school and town community growth
  • Managed a professional growth plan (PGP) group which collaborate on personal goals designed to support professional learning
  • Attend professional learning conferences and workshops regularly to study new theories and practice which support student learning
  • Planned and facilitated workshops to provide parents with information on current instructional practices
  • Grade level representative for reading and writing curriculum including the participation in curriculum development work
  • Integrate technology into daily lesson plans
  • Drive student learning by establishing clear classroom plans and group objectives, as well as actionable strategies to achieve each goal
  • Include multicultural awareness through instruction and class discussions
Bensenville School District - Kindergarten Classroom Teacher
Bensenville, IL, 07/1997 - 04/1999
  • Introduced the guided reading method of reading instruction to administration and assisted in training colleagues on how to implement guided reading into their instruction
  • Assisted in designing and directing the after school tutoring program available for students
  • Created a learning environment that was respectful to a variety of ethnic, cultural, social, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Planned and organized field trips to educational facilities that helped support students\' understanding of particular science concepts
  • Delivered CCD instruction to local public school students after school
  • Designed and implemented lessons across all curriculum areas that included learning objectives based on students\' needs and the Diocese of Bridgeport\'s curriculum.
Kentucky Masonic Homes - Lead Teacher
Shelbyville, KY, 1997 - 04/1997
  • Developed and implemented weekly lesson plans
  • Planned activities that were tailored to children's interests yet also introduced and helped strengthen concepts of print, phonemic, phonological, and word identification skills
  • Helped design a safe learning environment that supported the social and emotional growth of young children
  • Observed young children in learning environment and compiled data on behaviors and social interactions
  • Supervised undergraduates carrying out classroom responsibilities and pre-practicum requirements
  • Coordinated daily briefings and feedback meetings focusing on children's performance
  • Supervised undergraduates at Boston University in their pre-practicum placements in the Boston Public Schools.
  • Organized weekly sessions that provided a forum for feedback and discussion with undergraduates.
  • Prepared written analysis of field visits focusing on undergraduates classroom participation.
  • Collaborated with course professors and classroom teachers weekly to discuss undergraduates performance.
  • Reviewed, graded, and provided feedback in undergraduates weekly field journals.
  • Instructional Leader for two years for both Kindergarten and 1st grade. Currently 2nd grade Instructional Leader for 3 years.
  • Participated in three contract negotiations with the New Canaan Public School teachers and the New Canaan Board of Education.
  • NCEA representative for East Elementary school. Completing 3rd year.
  • Presented for the Connecticut Early Childhood Education Council annual conference to inform parents of new practices in early childhood language arts.
  • Presented to parents at PTC meetings informing parents of new practices in the classroom.
  • Teacher representative for the NCPS Tri-State Consortium visit.
  • Completed 20 years of teaching in the New Canaan Public Schools.

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School Attended

  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • Boston University
  • University of Connecticut

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  • Elementary Classroom Teacher
  • Kindergarten Classroom Teacher
  • Lead Teacher


  • Sixth Year Professional Diploma of Advanced Studies
  • Masters of Education
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