Accomplished teacher with extensive experience in developing curriculum for English Language Learners. Exceptional background in designing meaningful and effective coursework that engages students and expedites learning.
California Multiple Subject Teaching Certificate for grades K-12
Butterfield Charter High School, PUSDDecember 2008 to CurrentIndependent Study Teacher Porterville, CAInstructed students of various backgrounds and learning styles by employing a variety of curriculum. Determined the training needs of each student through academic assessments. Taught after-school (CARE program) and summer credit recovery programs. Tule River Reservation and Porterville Developmental Center Students.
Albany Park School, Delano USDAugust 1993 to June 1995Teacher – 2nd Grade Delano, CATaught students in various stages of cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development. Primarily second language learners.
Springville Union SchoolAugust 1986 to June 1993Teacher – K and 1st/2nd Grade (Combination) Springville, CAEmployed a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction textual materials to encourage students to read independently. Strengthened parent-teacher and parent-child communication by holding regular parent-teacher conferences.
Oak Grove Elementary, Burton USDJuly 1995 to June 2008Elementary Teacher Grades 1-2 Porterville, CACollaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement. Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects. Set and communicated ground rules for the classroom based on respect and personal responsibility. Scheduled and held parent-teacher conferences to keep parents up-to-date on children's academic performance.
Aynesworth Elementary, FUSDFebruary 1986 to June 1986Long-term Substitute Teacher 3rd grade Fresno, CATaught students in various stages of cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development.
Education and Training
California State University, Fresno1985Bachelor of Arts: Liberal StudiesFresno, CALiberal Studies GPA: 3.8. Multiple
Subject Teacher Credential – GPA 3.3
Coursework in Early Childhood Development and Child Psychology.
Fresno Pacific UniversityEarly Childhood EducationFresno, CACoursework in Behavior Management. Emphasis in Child Development. Continuing education in Early Childhood Education
California State University, Fresno1985Bachelor of Arts: Multiple Subject Teaching CredentialFresno, CA, United States
Student Study Team, Parent Teacher Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, School Site Council