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Language Arts Teacher/US History, 08/2013 to Current St. Mark Catholic School – Wilmington, NC
Currently teaching 7th grade language arts, 8th grade American history and religion at St. Mark Catholic School Previous duties included serving as the middle school coordinator for students with special needs.
Duties entail planning, creating and evaluating materials, knowing and adhering to the Diocese Raleigh standards. Previous duties included maintaining special needs students' academic requirements and following up that accommodation were being met in the classroom.
Monitored comprehension of material among students and created re-teaching strategies to cover gaps in learning indicated by test scores and quizzes.
Developed age-appropriate lesson content for literature pieces including short stories, poetry, plays and non-fiction to meet diverse learning styles.
Served for three years on the Diocese of Raleigh Reading and Writing committees to update and rewrite both sets of curriculum for grades K-8th
Completed North Carolina Mentor Program to better assist starting teachers.
Developed teaching materials to supplement standard curriculum, enhancing learning concepts and promoting student engagement.
Middle School Language Arts Teacher, 01/2007 to 06/2013 King William County Public Schools –King William, VA
Taught seventh grade language arts at Hamilton Holmes Middle School.
Duties include teaching various academic levels of students as well as designed a remedial “Smartblock” class to enhance the scores of those students in need of extra assistance.
Other responsibilities include acting as Grade Level Coordinator which entails serving as a liaison between the administration and the seventh- grade team of teachers.
Also served as a member of the Instructional and Organizational Effectiveness Team whose job it was to do multi-level alignment of SOL (Virginia state Standards) pacing guides and analyze data to develop areas of strength and weakness and prioritize for improvements.
Headed a team to develop the benchmark tests for the English department.
Served as the Head of the English Department.
Selected by the Virginia Department of Education to evaluate and determine cut scores for the new English Standards of Learning test.
Delivered instruction in language arts encompassing reading, grammar, composition and literature, working with teachers in other subjects to integrate skills across curriculum.
Led textbook adoption committee for 2012 to evaluate and make recommendations for new language arts textbooks and materials.
Middle/High School Language Arts Teacher, 06/2001 to 06/2007 Town of West Point Public Schools – West Point , VA
Taught Language Arts 6, 7 and 10.
Duties included teaching various academic levels of students, planning for and providing an Enhanced class for those students whose scores were below the suggested level on the fifth Grade Standards of Learning Test; designing an Exploratory class to give students the chance to write creatively at a multitude of levels as well as providing tutorial assistance to those students in need due to benchmark test scores, previous years' SOL (Virginia state standards) scores or nine week grades.
Other responsibilities included sponsor/advisor for the Middle School Yearbook; Gifted Advisory Committee (2003-04); Principal's Advisory Committee (2004-05).
Awarded Perfect Attendance for 2001-2002 school years.
Secondary English Teacher, 10/1997 to 06/2001 Westmoreland County Public Schools – Montross, VA
Taught Secondary English at the ninth, tenth and eleventh grade levels at both Advanced and Technical levels.
Served two years as Chairperson of the School Climate Committee, Sophomore Class Advisor and member of the Student Discipline Committee.
Also served one year as liaison between faculty and school board and assisted with the student Academic Team.
Participated in extensive SOL training and workshops as well as in curriculum development Also taught eighth grade reading at Middle School level for one year where I also served on the School Renewal Committee and received recognition for perfect attendance and served as a Home-bound teacher for students who could not attend regular classroom settings.
BA: English/Secondary Education, 1990 State University of New York - Fredonia GPA: 3.25
AA: Humanities, 1988 Jamestown Community College GPA: 3.75
MA: Library Media ScienceOld Dominion University - Norfolk, VA
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St. Mark Catholic School
King William County Public Schools
Town of West Point Public Schools
Westmoreland County Public Schools
State University of New York
Jamestown Community College
Old Dominion University
Job Titles Held:
Language Arts Teacher/US History
Middle School Language Arts Teacher
Middle/High School Language Arts Teacher
Secondary English Teacher
BA : English/Secondary Education , 1990 AA : Humanities , 1988 MA : Library Media Science
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