Enthusiastic teacher with a knack for making learning exciting and enjoyable. Motivated by the belief that all children can be successful learners. Clear communicator who prioritizes students' success, as well as their holistic development.
Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate with Elementary Education and Special Education K-12 endorsement
Positive and encouraging
Flexible team player
SMART Board aptitude
6+1 Writing Traits
NZ Math Curriculum
Words their Way
Differentiated instruction in Math and Literacy
July 2011-CurrentGrade Five PYP Teacher | Gyeonggi-Suwon International School | Suwon, South Korea
Encouraged interactive learning though the inquiry-based curriculum of the Primary Years Program.
Facilitated Grade Five Exhibition.
Led colleagues through the position of Head of Language for Elementary.
January 2011-June 2011Special Education and Seventh Grade Geography Teacher | Wilson Christian Academy | West Mifflin, PA
Instructed special needs students individually and in small groups in all three divisions of the school.
Fostered team collaboration between students through group projects.
July 2010-December 2010Activities Coordinator and After School Teacher | Kingdom Care Learning Center | Bridgeville, PA
Planned and implemented active learning experiences for students five to twelve.
Organized all extra-curricular activities and staff training at the center.
August 2009-June 2010Au Pair | Family Au Pair | Vienna, Austria
Live-in position for cultural exchange requiring flexibility.
Utilized behavior chart to assist in behavior management.
Responsible for five-year old well being.
August 2007-May 2008Title I Cyber Coach | PA Cyber School | Beaver Falls, PA
Tutored fifth grade student to improve reading and math skills through the implementation of academic strategies.
Evaluated student progress through set goals.
May 2007-July 2007Au Pair | Family Au Pair | Aldbury, England
Flexible attitude utilized during live-in position with a child with Asperger's Syndrome.
Communicated with parents clearly on rules and expectations.
August 2006-April 2008Residence Assistant | Geneva College Residence Life | Beaver Falls, PA
Established relationships with fellow students in the dormitory.
Planned and organized programs to facilitate community within the building.
April 2005-August 2005School-Aged Teacher | First Bethel United Methodist Weekday Ministries | Bethel Park, PA
Responsible for the care and well being of children, birth - 12 years old.
Designed educational activities for children to participate in.
May 2009Bachelor of Science: Elementary and Special EducationGeneva College, Beaver Falls, PAReading Concentration
Vienna Christian School (Fall 2009-Spring 2010)
Student teacher at Taejon Christian International School, Kindergarten classroom, Taejon,
South Korea (Spring
Student teacher at C.J. Mangin School, Grade K-3
Learning Support Classroom, Monaca, PA (Spring
Internship at South Side Elementary School,
Grade 1 Learning Support classroom, Hookstown, PA (Fall 2008)
Volunteer at United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburgh Life Skills Classes (Summer 2008)
Internship at Blackhawk Intermediate Unit, Grade 5 classroom, Blackhawk, PA (Fall 2007)
Internship at Central Elementary School,
Grade 4 Science and History classroom, Beaver Falls, PA (Spring 2007)
Internship at New Horizons School, Grade 9 Life Skills classroom, Beaver, PA (Fall 2006)