Educational professional accomplished in organizing teacher curricula, assisting with lessons and collaborating with other professionals to provide the highest level of education for each student.
Special interest in differentiation
12 years of teaching experience
experienced in teaching both elementary and secondary students
Devoted to connecting with students
HUMANITIES TEACHER, 06/2015
to Current GRADE 8 MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL – DURANGO,
Create Social Studies and Language Arts curriculum using CDE grade 8 standards Facilitate public exhibitions of work with students quarterly Collaborate with staff to improve literacy through differentiation.
Teach an average of 30 students per class.
Plan and lead activities to develop students' physical, emotional and social growth.
Lead Teacher, 09/2006
to 06/2015 LOWER ELEMENTARY LEAD TEACHER DURANGO MONTESSORI SCHOOL – DURANGO,
In a classroom of 1st-3rd Graders, taught a Montessori-based curriculum that also reflected state standards to children ages 6-9
Instructed small groups of students in basic math and language concepts
Led reading and arts and crafts lessons.
Prepared reports and paperwork for parent-teacher conferences.
Reported on student progress, behavior and social skills to parents.
SPANISH TEACHER, 08/2008
to 08/2010 DURANGO 9R SHARED SCHOOLING PROGRAM – DURANGO,
Created a Spanish Curriculum and taught grades 1-5 Wrote and produced a Spanish play with grade 5 students.
AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM COORDINATOR , 08/2007
to 05/2008 DURANGO MONTESSORI SCHOOL – DURANGO,
Created an afterschool program for elementary students Acted as supervisor for a group of 5-10 students Created activities for children ages 6-10.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/EDITOR, 09/2005
to 09/2006 MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS – DURANGO,
Learned office skills Learned to write grants Helped to produce a 34-concert classical music festival.
ELEMENTARY TEACHING LICENSE, GRADES K-6 ALL SUBJECTS: EDUCATION,
2008 FORT LEWIS COLLEGE - DURANGO,
Bachelor of Arts: ENGLISH,
2003 BACHELOR OF ARTS, COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY - FORT COLLINS,
TEACHING LICENSE: SECONDARY ENGLISH ,
2012 FORT LEWIS COLLEGE - DURANGO,
TEACHING CERTIFICATE: MONTESSORI 6-9,
2009 NORTH AMERICAN MONTESSORI CENTER - VANCOUVER,