LANGUAGE ARTS/READERS AND WRITERS WORKSHOP TEACHER, SIXTH GRADE
Over two years of experience in the field of education, combined with innate desire to learn and assist others. Proven ability to provide leadership in a collaborative setting and utilize interdisciplinary approaches to maximize potential of self and others. Seeking to enhance knowledge of communications and sports media fields to target career path.
Proficient in Microsoft and Macintosh operating systems.
Proficient in proofreading and editing.
Proficient in Microsoft Office; iMovie.
Proficient in 35 mm photography, digital photography.
Language Arts/Readers and Writers Workshop Teacher, Sixth GradeSep 2013 to Jun 2014 Lester C. Noecker Elementary School － Roseland, NJ
Challenged the educational and personal development of students through the implementation of higher-order thinking questions and consequential analyses.
Collaborated with colleagues to identify student needs through the analysis of data; adjusted personal teaching and learning methodology accordingly.
Identified student needs; participated in and contributed to student intervention meetings (with the Child Study Team) to create possible solutions to address said needs.
Maintained open dialogue with parents about student progress and development via email and the telephone; openly discussed areas of strength and areas of growth with mentor and administrators.
English Leave Replacement, Ninth and Tenth Grade Dec 2012 to Jun 2013 Mahwah High School － Mahwah, NJ
Encouraged students to think independently and express ideas through the use of literature circles (in conjunction with The Great Gatsby) and Reader's Theater (in conjunction with The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet).
Employed classroom management techniques to develop and nourish a safe learning environment by instructing students in citizenship and basic communication skills.
Sustained professional competence and professional growth via professional workshops and faculty and PLC (team) meetings, with concentrations in writing and the PARCC assessment.
Developed and maintained a positive and respectful rapport with students, staff, and faculty.
English Leave Replacement, Ninth Grade Sep 2012 to Dec 2012 Northern Highlands Regional High School － Allendale, NJ
Integrated an array of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic strategies to meet the diverse needs of students in an inclusion setting.
Scaffolded student learning through teacher modeling, group activities, and teacher-facilitated class discussions.
Designed and performed curricular unit on thesis statements and a combined unit on short stories and literary devices and elements to meet the Common Core Standards.
Created and assigned interdisciplinary projects to enhance student learning and understanding.
Student Teacher, Fourth GradeJan 2012 to May 2012 Brookside Elementary School － Allendale, NJ
Designed and performed cross-curricular reading and writing unit plan, with emphasis on the historical fiction genre and literary essay genre.
Collaborated with principal, educational consultant, and all fourth grade teachers on the development of the reading and writing curricula.
Participated in special education eligibility meetings.
Observer, Physical TherapyMar 2014 to May 2014 Lester C. Noecker Elementary School － Roseland, NJ
Questioned physical therapist on approach, methods, and strategies; applied reasoning to observations.
Spoke with and encouraged patients (students) with a variety of sensory motor deficits as they completed exercises.
Intern, Pediatric UnitMar 2013 to May 2013 The Valley Hospital － Ridgewood, NJ
Facilitated understanding of medical condition through play therapy.
Aided children's physical and emotional well-being post-surgery.
Assisted children in reading and writing activities used in a healing manner.
Art Specialist, First - Seventh Grade Jun 2012 to Aug 2012 Ramapo Country Day Camp － Airmont, NY
Designed and performed multiple art lessons to meet the varying developmental and physical (i.e.
fine-motor function) needs of children.
Encouraged children to explore and develop their creativity.
Guided children on their quests to complete complex, more labor-intensive projects.
As seasoned employee, assisted new employees in becoming acquainted with daily processes and routines.
Team Services MemberJul 2014 to Current Lifetime Fitness － Montvale, NJ
Greet members in a friendly yet professional manner.
Assist in managerial duties (i.e.
updating member account information, performing monthly monetary transactions).
Listen to member needs and desires and respond accordingly.
Sales AssociateJun 2010 to Sep 2011 Lacoste － Paramus, NJ
Interacted with patrons in a professional manner.
Performed computer data entry of customer information.
Organized, assembled display of inventory.
Handled monetary transactions.
Intern, Human Resources DepartmentMay 2009 to Aug 2009 Hackensack University Medical Center － Hackensack, NJ
Collaborated with doctors, nurses, and hospital administrators on a daily basis.
Participated in the organization, design, and promotion of hospital activities and functions.
Organized, contributed to, and edited the daily hospital newsletter Take Five.
Administrative AssistantJul 2005 to May 2009 Seth W. Sachs, M.D － Rochelle Park, NJ
Interacted with patients at front office reception area.
Performed computer data entry of patient information; maintained strict confidentiality.
Maintained electronic communication with health insurance companies.
Organized and coordinated patient activities while in office.
Master of Arts, Elementary Education2013William Paterson University － Wayne, NJGPA: GPA: 3.85
Non-DegreeBergen Community College － Paramus, NJGPA: GPA: 3.98
B.A, English, Media and Communications2010Muhlenberg College － Allentown, PAGPA: GPA: 3.217
Study Abroad2009Queen Mary, University of London － London, England
Gained appreciation and understanding of social, cultural, and economic differences.
Gained appreciation and understanding of social, cultural, and economic differences Honors Kappa Delta Pi Organizations: Member since November 2011 Pi Lambda Theta Member since November 2011 Muhlenberg College
Proficient in Spanish.
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Gained appreciation and understanding of social, cultural, and economic differences Honors Kappa Delta Pi Organizations: Member since November 2011 Pi Lambda Theta Member since November 2011 Muhlenberg College Merit Scholarship; Dean's List; National Scholars Honor Society Volunteer Activities: 9/08-5/10 Phi Sigma Sigma - Sorority Sister Participated in social and charitable events to raise money for the National Kidney Foundation. Certifications: Personal Fitness Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine Anticipated, Summer 2015