Self-directed, experienced educator with a strong commitment to create a flexible learning environment that optimizes the potential for each student's academic and personal development. I have sixteen years experience teaching English language arts and its real world applications in a diverse, multi-disciplinary classroom. I possess outstanding oral and written communication skills and can effectively collaborate with colleagues to foster an environment of academic excellence. I am an experienced classroom manager with considerable training in behavior modification techniques with emphasis on positive reinforcement. I possess excellent interpersonal skills, building open communication and rapport with colleagues, students, and parents.
Core Qualifications Differentiated Instruction Individualized Instruction Technology Integration Interdisciplinary Teaching Cooperative Learning Strategies Multicultural awareness Collaborative Teaching Positive Classroom Management
Enrichment Teacher August 2015 to CurrentCompany Name
Educational Coordinator/Classroom Teacher September 1994 to January 2011Company Name - City, State
Collaborate in the development and implementation of curriculum for the Enrichment Program at Rainbow Elementary.
Responsible for community outreach to invite guest speakers into the classroom.
Develop and present PowerPoint presentations on the enrichment topic with the use of Open Educational Resources(OERs).
Implement lessons that facilitate differentiated instruction through the use of small group, interactive, and hands-on learning activities.
Special Programming for Achievement Network (S.P.A.N.) Huntsville, Alabama Responsible for the instruction and management of all educational components in the program including English language arts, math, GED and ACT preparation, career readiness, and life skills training.
Implemented and evaluated New Century Technology computerized learning program for Huntsville City Schools.
Constructed a differentiated learning environment by utilizing small group and individualized instruction based on student's academic and social needs and goals.
Administered all student diagnostic and performance testing.
Collected, maintained, and reported academic and behavioral data used in formal and informal evaluations of student's progress.
Designed an individualized academic curriculum for each student.
Developed behavioral modification plans and strategies to teach students self-directed classroom behaviors that enabled them to reach their goals.
Directed collaborative meetings with colleagues and students to discuss academic progress and address behavior issues.
Participated in hiring process by evaluating candidates to select quality educators and team members.
Liaised with Huntsville City Schools to provide state mandated testing, IEP reviews, and student re-enrollment into the school system.
Fostered a classroom environment conducive to optimal learning by establishing and implementing best classroom management strategies with emphasis on building positive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
Space Camp Counselor / Assistant Program Manager January 1992 to January 1994Company Name - City, State
Trained and supervised space camp participants in week long simulated space training environment.
Developed and implemented space camp curriculum and experiments used in trainee manuals.
Supervised and trained space camp counselors, including daily debriefings, performance feedback, scheduling and payroll.
Organized commencement activities and delivered commencement address for each camp session.
Collaborated with other U.S.
Space and Rocket Center program and facility managers to ensure smooth operation of all aspects of the Space Camp Program.
Bachelor of Science : Secondary English EducationUniversity of South Florida - City, StateSecondary English Education Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Continuing Education
Completed 39 credit hours in graduate level coursework in Special EducationAlabama A&M University - StateGPA: GPA: 0GPA: 0
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