k 12 substitute teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

I am a passionate teacher with more than 35 years of experience developing and implementing diverse curriculums covering a wide range of subjects. I have taught all grades Kindergarten through fifth in the classroom and in Title I Reading and Math pull-outs. I am highly skilled at motivating students through positive encouragement and reinforcement of concepts via interactive classroom instruction and observation. I am successful in helping students develop strong literacy, numeracy, social and learning skills. I am a student-centric instructor, academic facilitator and motivational coach. I am competent at performing independently or as member of a teaching team. I am well-versed in classroom and online technologies. I have valuable experience in school administration, delivering professional development and project planning. I am equipped with an extensive background in versatile education environments.

  • Student engagement
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Classroom management
  • Relationship development
  • Problem resolution
  • Accurately follow all teachers' plans and directions for their classroom procedures
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL Expected in 04/1988 Educational Specialist : Education Leadership Formerly Administration And Supervision - GPA :
  • Majored in Educational Leadership (formerly Administration and Supervision)
  • Graduated in Top 10% of Class
  • Graduated with 4.0 GPA
  • Oral and Written Examinations No Thesis First Class of Educational Leadership in FLorida
Florida State University Tallahassee, FL Expected in 1968 Associate of Arts : Elementary Education - GPA :
  • Received Florida State Teachers Scholarship
  • Attended September 1966 through April 1968 then transferred as a Junior To Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. FAU only began at the Junior level at this time
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL Expected in 04/1979 Master of Arts : Reading K-12 - GPA :
  • Member of Educational Honor Society
  • Majored in Reading Education
  • Graduated with 4.0 GPA
  • Graduated in Top 10% of Class
  • Thesis: Developmental Reading in Kindergarten
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL Expected in 08/1969 Bachelor of Arts : Elementary Education 1-6, Early Childhood Cert. - GPA :
  • Graduated in Top 10% of Class
  • Member of Educational Honor Society
  • Graduated with 3.8 GPA
  • Professional development completed in Early Childhood
  • Received Florida State Teachers Scholarship
Work History
Golden Plains Unified - K-12 Substitute Teacher
San Joaquin, CA, 08/2008 - 03/2020
  • Enhanced student learning by optimizing wide range of instructional approaches and innovative classroom activities in order to present lesson plans left by regular teacher
  • Assisted students of all ability levels develop life-long learning skills and good study habits
  • Completed and filed all necessary paperwork for classroom activities, including meal count sheets and attendance logs
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies
  • Followed all regular teachers' lesson plans making sure students had understanding of material
  • Provided active listening and solutions to behavior and social problems between students arrived at by mutual problem solving by acting as guidance to their session
Legacy Traditional Schools - Kindergarten Teacher
Glendale, AZ, 08/2007 - 06/2008
  • Encouraged and prepared students to become independent readers through systematic, multi-sensory instruction in phonemic awareness and decoding skills.
  • Cultivated language skills through use of traditional poems, nursery rhymes and riddles to help students develop comprehension, vocabulary and love of language.
  • Introduced read-aloud literature to stimulate imagination and build comprehension and vocabulary.
  • Delivered structured lessons on readiness skills by emphasizing phonics, language skills, literature and handwriting.
  • Instructed children between ages 5 and 7 on mathematical basics.
  • Assessed comprehensive student growth including academic, social and personal skills.
  • Arranged parent-teacher conferences to address student progress and collaboratively set goals for areas of improvement.
  • Collaborated in planning, organizing and implementing instructional programs to facilitate academic, intellectual and social development.
  • Observed and assessed student performance and charted progress.
  • Applied evidence-based practices for classroom management.
  • Collaborated with colleagues to create and use enhanced technology and smart boards.
  • Played games with students to increase understanding of subjects.
  • Integrated outdoor education into lesson plans.
  • Reported to parents and administration about student progress.
  • Delegated tasks to teacher assistants and school volunteers.
Broward County Public Schools - Teacher,Primary Specialist, Assistant Principal El
City, STATE, 08/1969 - 06/2007
  • Enhanced student learning by optimizing wide range of instructional approaches and innovative classroom activities
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to facilitate and moderate classroom discussions and student centered learning
  • Observed and evaluated students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health
  • Reviewed curriculum and devised alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase student understanding
  • Developed and taught lessons on relevant children's books, poems, movies and themes to promote student interest of Children's Literature as avenue of study
  • Promoted and modeled lifelong love of learning and reading
  • Prepared lesson plans according to assessment of student needs and learning ability
  • Developed students' computer and technology skills through demonstrations and practice
  • Supervised learning groups of students in classroom stations including reading, writing, math, social studies, and science
  • Promoted physical, mental and social development by implementing classroom games and outdoor recreational activities
  • Used variety of assessment tools and strategies to improve instruction methods
  • Developed and implemented lesson plans that addressed general students as well as those with individualized 504 plans as part of integrated classroom
  • Assisted struggling students to maintain progress levels by designing individualized lesson plans focused on areas for improvement
  • Collaborated closely with peers to create cross-curricular lessons and activities to integrate learning
  • Held conferences with parents to address questions, discuss academic progress and encourage learning goals
  • Designed dynamic lesson plans and taught students in a daily pull out reading class based on first grade student entrance testing to increase 95% of lowest quartile students in entire 8 First Grade classes at Central Park Elementary in 2006-07 to passing and above over 8 months at end of year testing
  • Provided staff training, professional development, supervision and evaluation as Primary Specialist and Assistant Principal at Sunland Park Elementary
  • Assisted with organization and administration of standardized testing by coordination with Guidance Counselor as Assistant Principal at Sunland Park Elementary
  • As Primary Specialist and Assistant Principal at Sunland Park Elementary met with department team members to work on curriculum planning assessment methods, and interpretation for improving student performance . Also coordinated and finalized all student classroom assignments for following year
  • Connected with parents and community organizations to promote involvement for mentoring and support of students at Sunland Park Elementary as Assistant Principal and Primary Specialist
  • Attended and facilitated IEP and Student Support Team meetings for students and families
  • Networked with other educators to promote awareness of advanced teaching practices and development of 21st Century skills. Served on Broward County District Curriculum Council, served as Vice President and President of Central Broward Area Curriculum Council
  • Served on Broward County Textbook Selection Committees for Reading, Math, Social Studies, and Science textbooks
  • Introduced Science Fair to Sunland Park Elementary and in-serviced teachers in teaching Scientific Method to their classes. Helped students in mornings before school to plan experiments, find resources in library, and produce displays for their projects
  • Planned and implemented Behavior Retraining Program for students that acted out in grades one through five, preventing continuance of learning for their classmates. As Assistant Principal secured behavior curriculum, hired teacher, and placed students in class. Together with teacher a decision was made as to when students would be allowed to re-enter their regular classroom. Was also sole disciplinarian to which students were referred and applied disciplinary consequences according to District Policies. Maintained computerized file of all referrals on program I created
  • Pursued professional development continually by attending educational conferences and teacher training workshops
  • Worked with other teachers and administrators to evaluate and revise elementary school programs
  • Instituted reading buddies program between third grade and kindergarten-grade students, increasing student development and enthusiasm for reading
  • Boosted student morale through positive reinforcement to motivate students as teacher, Primary Specialist and Assistant Principal
  • Liaised between school personnel, district administrators and site staff as Assistant Principal and Primary Specialist
  • Collaborated with parents of at-risk students to increase comprehensive and long-term success
  • Communicated frequently with parents, students and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies as Primary Specialist and Assistant Principal
  • Coordinated education-based field trips from start to completion
  • Developed rapport with students and families, building positive classroom community
  • Supervised after-school tutoring program in reading serving 56 elementary school students. Responsible for gathering all testing statistics at beginning of program, reporting them via computer to managers of entire program, providing individual lesson plans for teachers to use, substituting for any absent teachers, and gathering and reporting all progress, attendance, and final testing data via computer to managers of entire program
  • Planned, facilitated and assessed bimonthly staff meetings and staff development
  • Developed and deepened relationships with students, family members and faculty to promote optimal student learning environments
  • Preserved confidentiality of student records and information at all times by securing files and discussing only with Child-Support Team, teacher, or parents of students with careful attention to sensitive nature and legal restrictions on with whom information may be shared

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School Attended

  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida State University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Atlantic University

Job Titles Held:

  • K-12 Substitute Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Teacher,Primary Specialist, Assistant Principal El


  • Educational Specialist
  • Associate of Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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