Enthusiastic teacher with a knack for making learning exciting and enjoyable. Motivated by the belief that all children can be successful learners. Earned my Masters in Education in January 2013. Work experience is connected to overseas teaching and four months of student teaching at a Montessori school in Tacoma, Wa.
Positive and encouraging
Kind and empathetic educator
Purposeful lesson planning
Knowledge in Montessori education
Understanding of students different learning abilities
English Teacher , 10/2007 to 11/2009 Peace Corps – Ukraine
Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
Fostered oral language development and critical thinking skills during literary discussions.
Composed lessons that exposed students to different cultures outside of Ukraine.
Created different games that helped students become familiar with the United States.
Collaborated with other English teachers in expanding on existing lesson plans.
Documented and evaluated students progress through out the school year.
Encouraged students with special academic interests to fully pursue those subjects.
TEFL teacher , 09/2004 to 02/2005 English Schools in Poznan, 4 different schools – Poznan, Poland
Master of Arts: Elementary Education , January 2013 Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ Received my Masters in Education online
Bachelor of Arts: History , June 2004 Western Washington University - Bellingham, WA
Volunteered with the Coalition for Refugees From Burma, helped with the Family Literacy Program. Went one or two times a week to help teach Burmese refugees to learn basic skills in English and important topics that helped them get around. Worked with the organization a couple times for three months, so for a total of six months.