an educator with 27 years of experience I believe strongly in helping students
reach theiracademic potentials, with
scaffolded instructionand increased experiences maximizing
As an ESL teacher and Reading Specialist I am committed to being a constructive
part of creating, maintaining and evaluating successful curriculum that
isinclusive of students\'
learning styles, cultures, diversity and abilities. I am passionate
about teaching students and adults, in and out of the school environment, to
communicatorsthrough written, listening, and speaking formatsin
order to besuccessful and
productive membersof all communities in which they belong.
2014Intensive Program through Applied Linguistics Department : University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA
Course work in English as a Second Language
2005Masters in Education : Reading SpecialistBridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
1989Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
August 2009-CurrentESL Teacher | Wrentham Public Schools | Wrentham, MA
Emphasize critical thinking through small group activities.
Create academic status reports based on in-depth student evaluations.
Develop and teach a curriculum to improve students\' conversational abilities.
Establish daily schedules, curriculum and ESL activities.
Design programs emphasizing vocabulary, pronunciation and reading comprehension.
Improve instruction methods by using a variety of assessment tools and strategies.
Administer and grade tests and assignments to evaluate student progress.
Give one-on-one attention to each student while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
Assess using WIDA MODEL and PreLAS 2000 to determine eligibility for service
Once a determination of eligibility is made, determine types of service and times of service to be provided based on MA guidelines.
Consult weekly with classroom SEI teachers to determine content needs for pullout and to co-plan for push -in support
Collect and track assessment data for every ELL and FLEP student in the district in order to communicate with classroom teachers, administrators, parents and state DESE representatives as needed
August 2009-CurrentReading Specialist | Wrentham Public Schools | Wrentham, MA
Assess students\' reading levels using Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessments, STAR Reading, DIBELS Next and Leveled Reading Passages.
Determine objectives and goals for Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions
Create and provide Tier 2 and Tier 3 Reading Interventions to small group and individuals
Develop activities for small group instruction for those students who are on the upper/above levels of reading skills for their grade level
Collaborate with classroom teachers to differentiate literacy instruction to meet the various learning needs of the students
Meet regularly with other Reading Specialists in the district to create assessment protocols, determine district timeline expectations, and collaborate for better understanding of school determined intervention programs: Read Naturally, Just Words, Leveled Literacy Instruction (K-3)in order to optimally use these programs to provide effective intervention support.
Participates in Writer\'s Workshop training (K-3) with classroom teachers as district rolls out implementation over a 2 year period
Participates in Reading Workshop training (K-2) to assist in district implementation over the next few years
supervise and co plan with 2 paraprofessionals to develop instruction for Double Dose (Fundations) support (Gr. 2) and in class reading support (Gr. 3)
Meet with Student Support Team to report out individual students\' literacy levels and response to intervention to assist teachers in creating a clearer picture of the student with definitive strengths and weaknesses.
August 2000-June 20092nd Grade Teacher | Wrentham Public Schools | Wrentham, MA
Created a classroom environment in which children could learn respect for themselves and others.
Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students\' varying needs and interests.
Met regularly with parents and guardians to discuss children\'s progress.
Planned and implemented creative lessons in accordance with district, county, state and federal guidelines.
Worked with other teachers and administrators to evaluate and revise elementary school programs.
Determined student strengths and weaknesses through DIBELS, STAR testing and weekly assessments.
Boosted cultural awareness by incorporating children\'s literature from cultures around the world.
Team taught for 8 years with another second grade teacher to provide optimal opportunities for flexible grouping and small group work in Literacy and Math.
Development for multi-grade levels aligned to district, state, Common Core and
Administer and score assessments: WIDA
MODEL, PreLAS, ACCESS 2.0, DIBELsNEXT, Fountas & Pinnell, STAR Reading
Design, differentiate curriculum,
instruction and assessments developed in English based on the students' levels
of English proficiency
Design and implement small group and
individual lessons to provide additional practice and mastery of essential
Design and implementation of Professional Development for educators