Highly qualified Teacher with over 14 years of experience in fostering academic skills and social attitudes in diverse school populations. Skilled at addressing the needs of many age groups and working collaboratively with educational team. Successfully increased student achievement.
Managing classroom for diverse populations
Experience with special-needs students
ESL- English as Second Language
Positive learning environment
Common core proficient
Data driven instruction
Critical thinking Student-centered learning
Positive reinforcement (PBS)
ISM- Science teacher, 09/2014 to Current PESG – West Utica Elementary, Utica Schools Developed and taught hands-on lessons and labs to grades kindergarten through sixth in a highly diversified school to generate excitement about science and to support classroom curriculum.
Classroom Teacher, 08/2000 to 06/2014 Mount Clemens Public Schools – Mount Clemens, MI
Taught grades first, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth to a highly diverse population.
Used grade level content expectations, common core objectives as well as assessment data to drive instruction.
Utilized technology to support learning.
Implemented reading and writing workshops to increase student literacy and support school reading programs.
Developed effective classroom management strategies that fostered a warm, respectful learning environment.
Communicated effectively and maintained good working relationships with students, parents, and co-workers.
Assisted in writing school improvement plan.
Learned the value of patience and flexibility.
Master of Arts: Educational leadership, May 2002 Saginaw Valley University - Chesterfield, MI
Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education, minors science and language arts, May 2000 Oakland University - Auburn Hills, MI