Certification: Biology (030), Chemistry (031), General Science (034), Vocational Agriculture (041) and Trade Related Subjects in Connecticut (091) Instructional Leadership - Data collection: implementation of SRBI to assess and reform instruction Trained in Power Teacher usage to better apply SRBI NEASC tri-chairperson for my school Assisted in the implementation of the Differentiated Instruction Model Developed CAPT review models for use at my school and district Train staff and parents on internet sources available Mentor to two new teachers in the TEAM process Trained reviewer for the TEAM process Experienced in Strategic Instruction Model strategies.
Student Teacher advisor for five new teachers Member of school climate team Science related: Chemical Hygiene Officer Serve on district Science Steering committee Currently participating in a program to help teachers understand and implement the new standards for NGSS and working on how our own system can implement them.
Presented at Professional Development days for the district on NGSS CAPT mentor to teachers and CAPT review teacher for students Wrote Foundations of Physical Science and Biology curriculum Wrote the corresponding District Summative Assessments for the Foundations of Physical Science and Biology curricula.
High School Science Instructor11/1983 to CurrentPlatt Technical high school
Currently teaching the subjects of Honors Biology 1, grade 10, Honors Foundations of Physical Science and Foundations of Physical Science grade 9, and Forensics, grade 12.
Additional subjects taught: Foundations of Life Science, General Science, Chemistry and Physics Utilize multiple assessments, formative and summative, to better assess instruction.
Use innovative methods and materials to produce effective learning experiences including cooperative learning (student teaching student), thematic instruction (relating a topic to a variety of applications) and differentiation (making sure each child can relate to the topic and learn).
Implement the use of available technology, including a smart board for interactive learning, responder usage to give immediate feedback on student learning, and Google classroom.
Highlighted Achievements Serve on the Steering Committee for Platt Tech, the purpose of which is to discuss and plan for improvement to the education provided by our school, and how to assist our teachers with BEST practices in science.
Contributed to a significant increase in student performances on science CAPT testing, bringing our school from a low of 67.8% to a high of 96.5% at/above proficiency.
Teacher of the Year for 1999 Tri-chair of NEASC decennial evaluation while simultaneously chairing Science Department and School Administration reports.
Attending NGSS workshops (2 yr commitment) in order to more fully understand and implement the practices, as well as to help develop a short course for teacher guidance online.
Professional Development Presenter: NGSS Science Standards (Draft 1,November 2012) through to the current implementation of NGSS practices, i.e.: modeling and argumentation Student Council co-advisor for 26 years.
Class Advisor, for the class of 1988 Trained school staff to use websites to improve their communication with parents/students.
Worked with the 9th and 10th grade science instructors on curriculum implementation and CAPT preparation.
Chemical hygiene officer and supply coordinator, including the ordering of all supplies for the Science Department.
Member of four visiting teams for NEASC, assistant chair for one.
Trained school staff to use Power School for grading as well as run workshops for parents who want to learn how to use the program BEST trained and TEAM trained for mentor and reviewer.
Advisor for five student teachers as well as mentor for two beginning teachers.
Incorporate technology in teaching to enhance and supplement the curriculum.
Chairperson for the Science Department meetings Member of State of CT Steering Committee, concentrating on helping teachers adapt to the NGSS.
Attend NAST workshops/conferences Provide assistance as needed in a structured afterschool tutoring program.
EXPERIENCED SCIENCE EDUCATOR
dedicated to guiding students to succeed while inspiring an insatiable passion for learning by understanding the world around us.
I am an enthusiastic teacher, educational leader, and teacher mentor with a Master's Degree coupled with 32 years of experience instructing science to high school students.
I pride myself in implementing interesting and effective programs to encourage the whole student to develop.
I also believe that education is a continually evolving process and teachers need to be able to bend and adapt to this dynamic.
St. Joseph ChurchShelton, CT
Coordinator of Vacation Bible School and Marriage Preparation Program.
Proud mother of 3 sons, ages 27, 23, 21, and one grandson!.
Hobbies include cake decorating, gardening, and cooking.
M.A.T., Master of Teaching1985Sacred Heart UniversityFairfield, CT
B.S: Animal Science1982University of ConnecticutStorrs, CTAnimal Science