Literacy Teacher resume example with 9 years of experience

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Accomplished and devoted literacy Instructor and teacher leader with expansive career history in urban schools, including Albany City School District. Proven instructional record of highly effective teaching; experience leading staff; communicating with all stakeholders; securing resources; supporting school culture; and implementing effective district programs. Eager to begin an assistant principal leadership role to provide enriching opportunities for all students and collaboration with staff, promoting higher education matriculation and pursuit of goals and individual potential.

  • Inclusive
  • Data-driven
  • Reflective
  • Visionary
  • Results Driven
  • Flexible
  • Community and family outreach
  • Program implementation, management, and evaluation
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Classroom management
  • Organizational skills
  • Performance standards and analysis
  • Instructional Leadership
Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ Expected in 07/2017 Master of Education : Educational Administration - GPA :
State University of New York At Cortland Cortland, NY, Expected in 12/2014 Masters of Education : Literacy Education Grades 5-12 - GPA :
State University of New York At Cortland Cortland, NY, Expected in 05/2011 Bachelor of Arts : Adolescent Education: English Grades 7-12 - GPA :
Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY, Expected in 05/2008 Associate of Arts : Adolescent Education: English Grades 7-12 - GPA :
  • School Building Leader, Initial Certificate
  • Literacy (Grades 5-12), Professional Certificate
  • English Language Arts 7-12, Professional Certificate
Relevant Experience
Buffalo Public Schools - Literacy Teacher
Buffalo, NY, 08/2015 - Current

PBIS Leader

  • Facilitated data analysis and providing resources and supports for 50+ staff members, guiding root cause investigations and educating staff through professional development on trauma informed tier 1 interventions to decrease student discipline and increase positive preventative systems of support.
  • Facilitated weekly team meetings by organizing agendas and roles to maximize collaboration.
  • Oversaw the creation of quarterly celebrations and implementation of interventions to see a 10% increase individual student behavioral goals and build student to student relationships.

MTSS Task Force

  • Collaborated with district leaders and colleagues to create the middle level Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) handbook in order to support building MTSS implementation.
  • Oversaw the MTSS referral process for sixth grade and collaborated with colleagues on analyzing data for the whole child (including behavioral, academic, attendance, medical, socio-emotional, historical, and anecdotal) to determine appropriate preventative measures and interventions or using the CSE referral process.

Building Leadership Team

  • Collaborated with district and building colleagues and leadership to create, implement, analyze, and reflect on the yearly School Comprehensive Education Plan (SCEP) to meet school goals for improving student achievement.

Curriculum Writer

  • Co-created and facilitated implementation of Grade 6 Tier 3 Reading curriculum.

Additional Leadership Roles

  • Assisted leadership during the hiring process to employ staff members who will benefit our students and be an active, positive, and dedicated part of the district and building team.
  • Oversaw the creation of the yearbook to boost the school culture and empower the students to have a voice in their school community.
  • Analyzed discipline referrals to conclude the discipline level and how to support the return of the student to the classroom and improve the teacher to student relationship through restorative practices.

Family and Community Outreach

  • Mentored and collaborated with students and families to determine growth goals, both behaviorally and academically, to achieve student success and build a strong parent to school relationship.
  • Partnered with the Community School Coordinator to build community partnerships for families and students.

Literacy Teacher and Data Driven Instruction

  • Fostered and encouraged positive, student-centered learning environments, including student to student learning, by incorporating research-based practices, including literacy skills, MTSS, culturally responsive education, PBIS, relationship building, equity, Trauma Informed Care, and restorative practices to effectively teach skills and improve scores while directly impacting a sense of accomplishment and well being in students and staff.
  • Differentiated instruction for students of various backgrounds and learning styles by employing a variety of instructional resources.
  • Incorporated academic and socio-emotional self-monitoring for students to create an engaging and inclusive learning environment.
  • Analyzed and reported student's progress data through various progress monitoring methods to use research-based student interventions.
  • Achieved over 60% of students' growth goal in testing results, NWEA, yearly.
  • Strategized with interdepartmental and cross-functional teams to develop immersive, informative lessons while responding to students' needs in various classrooms and environments.
Pinnaclecare - English Language Arts Teacher
Princeton, NJ, 08/2013 - 06/2015

Inaugural School

  • Collaborated with colleagues to open a new school and develop the systems and protocols for student achievement success and enforcing high expectations of student and staff conduct.

Family Outreach

  • Collaborated with parents and guardians through several different means of communication, including home visits, weekly phone calls, meetings, email, and messaging, to build a strong rapport and support system for 100% of the community members and school families at least weekly.


  • Co-creator of the inaugural Response to Intervention (RTI) team.
  • Maintained school-wide culture of respect and actively used positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) disciplinary methods.

Grade Level Chair

  • Chairperson for the Grade Level team.
  • Facilitated grade level meetings and collaboration among colleagues to determine student supports and grade level systems.

English Language Arts Teacher

  • Inclusive teacher of students from various backgrounds and cultures, including refugees, who is keenly aware of social justice, equity, and implicit bias and fostered a positive classroom where all students and families felt safe.
  • Collaborated with other subject and grade-level teachers to create cross-curricular projects that fostered student growth and an analytical view of implicit bias and social justice.
  • Fostered student involvement in the community.
  • Administered standardized ability and achievement tests and interpreted results to determine students' strengths and areas of need.
  • Cultivated a collaborative and innovative learning environment to meet each student's unique educational needs.
  • Assessed student performance, behavior and social development and devised improvement strategies.
Oneida/Herkimer County Literacy Coalition - Administrative Assistant
City, STATE, 01/2012 - 06/2013
  • Gathered data on literacy issues in both counties to determine the highest needs.
  • Facilitated meetings to discuss literacy needs in Oneida and Herkimer counties.
  • Collaborated with the Youth subcommittee to find ways to help literacy deficits in youth.
  • Conducted research using various media sources to obtain relevant data on literacy needs.
  • Organized and maintained filing and document management systems by coordinating, archiving and purging files.
  • Recipient of the Golden Apple Award in 2019
  • Received Tenure in 2020.
  • Featured on the Albany City School District website and newsletters for innovative lesson implementation and celebrating students' successes
  • Graduated with a 3.95 GPA from Grand Canyon University
  • Graduated with honors from SUNY Cortland

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School Attended

  • Grand Canyon University
  • State University of New York At Cortland
  • State University of New York At Cortland
  • Mohawk Valley Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Literacy Teacher
  • English Language Arts Teacher
  • Administrative Assistant


  • Master of Education
  • Masters of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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