elementary school teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Accomplished elementary school educator with 33 years of experience. Passionate about educating students using various activities and organizational tools. Expert at developing lesson plans, creating custom class materials, student assessment and record keeping. Dedicated to promoting academic performance and fostering social skills and character development. Skillful in directing classroom environments and enhancing student behavior through positive approaches.

  • Elementary education/Special Education
  • Program Development and Management
  • Lesson Planning/Scheduling
  • Student Progress Reporting/Student records management
  • Differentiated Instruction/Group and individual instruction
  • Parent Training/Team Collaboration
  • Curriculum/NYS Standards integration
  • Organizational skills/Time management skills
  • Problem-solving skills/Relationship building
  • Technology integration
  • Behavior management/Behavior modification
Long Island University Greenvale, NY Expected in 01/1994 Master of Science : Reading Teacher Education - GPA :
Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY Expected in 05/1988 Bachelor of Arts : Psychology/Elementary Education/Special Education - GPA :

NYS Teacher Certifications in Elementary Education, Special Education (N-12) and Reading.

Work History
Falcon School District 49 - Elementary School Teacher
Peyton, CO, 09/1988 - Current
  • Taught students subject-specific material, learning strategies and social skills.
  • Assessed student learning progress and comprehension with routine tests, standardized examinations, running records and formal/informal assessments.
  • Used learning stations to help students develop communication skills, and build relationships.
  • Drove student learning by establishing clear classroom plans
  • Stayed abreast of changes to school and district policies as well as new trends in education by attending professional development courses and in-service trainings.
  • Established and enforced rules of behavior to drive social development and maintain positive interactions.
  • Integrated technology into daily lesson plans.
  • Taught lessons encompassing skill-building activities in speaking, writing, reading and listening.
  • Developed problem-solving and critical-thinking skills by presenting challenges to boost self-esteem and performance.
  • Eagerly established open communication and positive relationships with parents, students, administrators and peers.
  • Developed lessons focusing on Common Core Standards using a variety of techniques to appeal to various learning styles.
  • Included multicultural awareness in class discussions to meet state standards.
  • Organized classroom supplies and decorated walls to create fun, nurturing settings and meet learning needs.
  • Provided warm, supportive environment for developing academic, social and emotional growth.
  • Supervised several student teachers, observers and mentees.
  • Experience includes 8 years in 2nd grade, 20 years in 1st grade, 1/2 year of Kindergarten and 4 years in Special Education.
Just Kids Early Childhood Learning Center - Summer Program Preschool Teacher
City, STATE, 07/1988 - 08/1988
  • Promoted good behaviors by using positive reinforcement methods with children.
  • Organized and led activities to promote physical, mental and social development.

    2007: Completed 3 year training in Literacy Collaborative

    1999-2003: Coordinator and Co-presenter of Partners In Print: A parent involvement workshop that lasted 10 weeks each year to help beginning readers.

    April, 2002: Suffolk County Volunteer of the Year Award

    May 13, 2002: New York State Volunteer of the Year Award given in Niagara Falls from New York State Health Facilities Association

    Oct. 2, 2002: National Healthcare Volunteer Award given at The American Health Care Association Conference in New Orleans.

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School Attended

  • Long Island University
  • Marist College

Job Titles Held:

  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Summer Program Preschool Teacher


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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