Skilled Elementary Teacher with a background in improving student performance. Focused on working with students, parents, colleagues and administrators alike to teach and motivate students. Highly innovative and resourceful education professional who quickly identifies student's needs, and forms an educational plan to meet the needs of each individual student in her classroom.
NJ Teaching Certificate with Elementary Education endorsement
Positive and encouraging
Creative lesson planning
Instructional best practices
Purposeful lesson planning
First Grade Teacher09/2002
to 09/2004 Red Bank Charter School – Red Bank,
Created the school's original First Grade classroom, by designing and implementing curriculum designed to stimulate and challenge young learners to meet their full potential, and embrace diversity in their learning community.
Planned and implemented creative lessons in accordance with district, county, state and federal guidelines.
Created an enjoyable and interesting learning environment for students each year.
Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Teacher09/1990
to 06/2002 Paterson Public Schools – Paterson,
Worked with children from disadvantaged neighborhoods, to instill a passion for learning.
Worked with parents providing them with the skills and material needed to ensure their children thrive in the educational system.
Piloted a classroom for Success For All Reading and Math Programs and turned-key skills to other educators.
Worked with other teachers and administrators to evaluate and revise elementary school programs.
Red Bank Elementary School – Red Bank,
Effectively implementing lesson plans using differentiated instruction and authentic assessments which are aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum and Content Standards and the Association of Childhood Education International Standards.
Using a hands-on approach to teaching mathematics to encourage higher level thinking and cooperative practice.
Teaching the writing process through writer's workshop as well as implemented benchmark reading assessments using running records.
Whole group and guided reading is based on the 3-tier reading model.
Successfully designing lesson plans incorporating technology such as SmartBoards.
School Improvement Team Member Analyze data to ensure teaching methods are successful, and refining them to meet the needs of all students.
Worked on P-3 Imitative, creating Logic Models as well as Action Plans to be viewed by other districts throughout the country.
Helped create Professional Development opportunities and communities that promote sharing i.
Master of Arts: Art of Education2002Marygrove College-
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education1988York College of Pennsylvania-
·Monmouth University School of Education Cooperating Teacher Award