Creative, resourceful teacher with extensive reading training, experience in intervention and proven ability to enhance student performance seeking a position as Response to Intervention teacher.
Nominated and elected as Champion for Teachers quarterly teacher award.
Literacy Improvement Project implemented for 2015-16 school year in 3rd grade. Resulted in great improvement in overall Reading passing rate and identification of students with reading disabilities.
Emceed annual school wide Talent Show
07/2014 to Current
Intervention/Dyslexia SpecialistReal Learning Academy － Austin, TX
Use diagnostic testing and compile reports identifying students having characteristics of Dyslexia. Serve them by using a systematic and explicit program including phonemic and phonological awareness, basic reading concepts, spelling, and oral language development.
Lead professional developments on Phonics, Istation, DMAC, and Dyslexia.
Serve on intervention team by supporting effective Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction through meeting with teachers, offering training and support, modeling and co-teaching curriculum.
Meet as a member of the Student Services Team to help determine next best steps for our Tier 2 and Tier 3 students.
Administer benchmark testing and assist teachers in evaluating data.
Mentor first and second year teachers.
Americorps (ACE) Tutor Coordinator - assist them with set up, data decisions, communicating progress back to campus and teachers.
01/2012 to 01/2014
Kindergarten TeacherReal Learning Academy － Austin, TX
Collaborated in team settings to plan and teach TEKS in a Title 1 school to students including English language learners.
Implemented International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program by developing curriculum, implementing planners and reflecting on units of inquiry to improve them.
Served as Team Leader and led weekly team meetings, as well as participated in professional development, and school collaborations.
Fostered relationships with families and parents by encouraging an active learning process in the home and by conducting parent-teacher conferences biannually.
Implemented a Tier 1 through Tier 3 instructional process on a daily basis, and taught whole group and small group Literacy, Math and Writing instruction.
Maintained data using DMAC, anecdotal notes, and district Individual Academic Plans for each student.
01/2009 to 01/2011
Kindergarten TeacherElm Grove Elementary － Buda, TX
Collected, analyzed, and maintained data on student assessments.
Implemented literacy and math units that prepared students for first grade.
Organized field trips and fostered parental involvement in and outside of the classroom.
Published a weekly newsletter keeping families informed of what students were learning.
Organized and led yearly Veteran's Day Program.
Worked as a team to create writing camp to better differentiate instruction to meet needs of students.
Education and Training
Academic Language Therapist ProgramRawson Saunders Institute － Austin, TX
2015 to Present
Completed 200 hours of training in Reading Instruction - including Reading Readiness, Basic Language Skills- Introductory and Adbanced, Scientific Spelling, Developing Metacognitive Skills, and Listening Comprehension through Oral Language.
Completed 30 required hours of outside continuing education hours.
Completed 5 video teaching lessons with mentor observations.
Completed 485 hours or 700 teaching hours, as well as 15 practicum lessons observed by supervisor including feedback.
Bachelor of Science: Geography International StudiesTexas State University － San Marcos, TX, USAGeography, minor - International Studies
EducationTexas A&M UniversityEducation, minor - International Studies
Standard Teacher Certificate - State Board of Education #1506618
English As a Second Language - State Board of Education #1506618
International Dyslexia Association
Volunteer at Austin Ridge Bible Church in Worship Ministry, Night to Shine - Special Needs Prom, Camp Ridge Kids
Part of Salvation Army 2016 Fundraising Luncheon and documentary
General Trainings: TPRI, RTI Network Conference, Istation, DMAC, Aimsweb, TEAMS, PBS (Champs), Cognitive Coaching, All Kinds of Minds, Thinking Maps, International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program - Level 1, SRI, SMI, STAAR Administration
Testing Training: Woodcock Johnson-IV, GORT 5, CTOPP-2, TOWRE, Compiling the Data: Does It Indicate Dyslexia
Other: International Dyslexia Conference 2015, Turnaround Schools: Disrupting Poverty, Monthly RTI Network - Region 13