Enthusiastic teacher with ability to make learning exciting and engaging. Motivated by the belief that all children can be successful learners. Seeking a teaching position in grades K-6.
Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning.Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups and whole group instruction.Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards.Accepted coaching from fellow teachers and administrators and immediately incorporated feedback.Used children's literature to teach and reinforce reading, writing, grammar and phonics.Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level.Taught students in various stages of cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development.Strengthened parent-teacher and parent-child communication by holding regular parent-teacher conferences.Encouraged students to explore issues in their lives and in the world around them.Employed a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction textual materials to encourage students to read independently.Encouraged parents to take an active role in their child's education.Employed kinesthetic, visual and auditory approaches to make lessons interesting and interactive.Taught English language skills to students from kindergarten age through adulthood.Integrated technology as an instructional tool, including the Smartboard.Integrated technology as an instructional tool, including the Smartboard.Conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.Completed ongoing staff training sessions.Encouraged discussion of class material to promote critical thinking.Kept accurate records of student performance, maintaining the confidentiality of student records and information at all times.Incorporated engaging texts to enhance literacy skills and foster a fun and engaging learning environment.Assessed student progress weekly, monthly and quarterly.Planned and conducted hands-on activities to provide students with opportunities to observe, question and investigate.
Placed on the Dean's List every semester while attending FIU's College of Education and graduated with a 3.5 GPA.
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