Talented Teacher with an exceptional ability to establish cooperative, professional relationships with students, parents, staff, and administration. Clear communicator who prioritizes students' success, as well as their holistic development. Enthusiastic with goal for making learning exciting and enjoyable. Motivated by the belief that all children can be successful learners.
Creative and purposeful lesson planning
Positive and encouraging
SMART Board aptitude
"Flipped" Classroom Certification
Whole Group, Guided Practice, and Independent Practice
08/2014 to Current
Middle School Math TeacherLake Villa School District 41 – Lake Villa, Illinois, United States
Instruct more than 150 middle school students through lectures, discussions, group activities and demonstrations.
Set instructional goals for students to represent the outcomes of the content being presented.
Implement the "Flipped" classroom by creating instructional videos.
Meet weekly with Learning Teams and grade level teams to review instruction/curriculum and address academic/emotional concerns of students.
Establish positive rapport with all students and parents through home calls, emails, web pages, and google classroom.
Attend IEP and high school planning meetings for students along with parent teacher conferences to improve student participation and performance.
Assess students to ensure they are meeting the Common Core learning objectives, use assessments in planning for future instruction.
Implement Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, to ensure positive social, emotional, and academic outcomes for students.
Achieve Student Learning Objectives on a regular basis.
Rating of "Excellent" on all annual reviews which are based on: Planning & Preparation, Environment, Delivery of Service, and Professional Responsibilities.
06/2007 to 07/2014
Elementary School TeacherLake Villa School District 41 – Lake Villa, Illinois, United States
Work with other teachers and administrators to evaluate and revise elementary school English Language Arts curriculum.
Learning Team Leader, meeting weekly with grade level team.
Establish classroom routines and procedures.
Enforce the school\'s student discipline code to deal with problem situations.
Cooperate with parents to support students\' learning and healthy development in school and at home through Parent Teacher conferences, phone calls and notes home.
Create effective lesson plans for all curricular areas, setting instructional goals and Common Core objectives.
Pursue professional development continually by attending educational conferences, teacher training workshops, and summer professional development.
Provide a safe and nurturing environment for all students.
"Excellent" rating on annual evaluations (see above).
10/1989 to 01/1996
Senior Customer Administrative CoordinatorXerox Corporation – 350 S. Northwest Highway, Park Ridge, IL
Coordinated activities of billing and receivable administrators.
Assessed skill levels and provided individualized training.
Ensured accuracy and integrity of established policies and procedures through routine audits.
Maintained tracking system which reflected individual and team level performance.
07/1986 to 10/1989
Billing Administrator/Customer ServiceXerox Corporation – 350 S. Northwest Highway, Park Ridge, IL
Responsible for accurate and timely billing of over 2,000 accounts.
Investigated and responded to internal and external inquiries.
Demonstrated problem solving skills by resolving inquires accurately and effectively.
Utilize data entry services in order to update files, generate billing, and correct records.
Assumed responsibility for special projects.
Classroom Organizational and Management Program, Middle School Math Methods, Technology for Teachers, Multi-Cultural and Diversity Training, SmartBoard Training, Flipped Classroom Certification, Creating Independence through Student-Owned Strategies, Global Compliance Network Training.
Learning Team Leader, Coach (Soccer, Poms/Dance, Track & Field), Committee Chairperson & Cub Scout Leader(Pack 679, North East Illinois Council), American Youth Soccer Organization coach, Curriculum Committee for English Language Arts.
Bachelor of Arts: Teaching Certification ProgramTrinity International University - Deerfield, Illinois
Academic Dean's List
Endorsements: Math, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Middle School
Bachelor of Arts: Business Management and AdministrationBradley University - Peoria, Illinois