I am an enthusiastic and seasoned teacher with a knack for making learning exciting and enjoyable. I believe that students thrive in an environment that promotes both positive reinforcement and gentle discipline. I am motivated by the belief that all children can be successful learners. I have always prided myself on my ability to reach even the most hesitant student, find their strengths, and use that strength to help them soar. Every student in my classroom knows that they are a unique and special child of God.
Kind and empathetic educator
Strong written and verbal communicator
Able to get along well with faculty, staff, and administration
Willingness to take on added responsibilities, such as tutoring, mentoring new teachers, and Student of the month
Establishes meaningful and appropriate relationships with students throughout their time at Our Lady of Hope
Reflective, aware of my own strengths and weaknesses, and always working towards improving skills that are not perfected
Leave Replacement Classroom Teacher03/2007
to 06/2007 Holy Trinity School – 14-45 rd St, Whitestone,
Instructed up to 22 kindergarten students individually and in groups.
Worked closely with the lead teacher on medical leave to provide a smooth transition for the students.
Created and taught engaging lessons and activities.
Leave Replacement Classroom Teacher09/2007
to 12/2007 Holy Trinity School – 14-45 143 St, Whitestone,
Instructed first grade students individually and in groups.
Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
Drafted lesson plans and submitted them for review and feedback in a timely manner.
Classroom Teacher for Nursery and Pre-kindergarten 09/2008
to 06/2010 Our Lady of Hope School – 61-21 71 St, Middle Village,
Instructed two part-time nursery classes, two days per week.
Instructed two part time pre-kindergarten classes, three days per week.
Created and maintained lesson plans, assessments, and students profiles for all four classes.
Observed and evaluated students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
Created a classroom environment in which children could learn respect for themselves and others.
Classroom Teacher-Full time Pre-kindergarten09/2010
to 06/2014 Our Lady of Hope School – 61-21 71 St, Middle Village,
Established a high quality, research based, full time pre-k program, which integrated learning across children's cognitive, physical, spiritual, social, and emotional development.
Developed a curriculum which provided learning opportunities for language and reasoning, science, math, literacy, block play, dramatic play, art, music, and physical education.
Worked with administrators to evaluate and revise the pre-kindergarten school program.
Completed training courses to keep up-to-date with new teaching methods and developments in the field.
Worked closely with parents and specialists to meet the needs of all students, including those with special needs, IEP and 504 plans.
Classroom Teacher- Second Grade09/2014
to Current Our Lady of Hope School – 61-21 71 St, Middle Village,
Instructed up to 27 students individually and in groups.
Met regularly with other second grade teachers to collaborate and create meaningful unit plans throughout the year.
Designed common core aligned lesson plans to engage and motivate students.
Implemented differentiated instruction in all subject areas.
Integrated technology, cooperative learning, and higher order thinking into classroom instruction.?
Fostered oral language development and critical thinking skills during small group guided reading and literary discussions.
Master of Science: Elementary Education2014St. Johns University-
8000 Utopia Pkwy, Jamaica,
Bachelor of Arts: English and Sociology2007Queens College The City University of New York-
65-30 Kissena Boulevard Flushing,