Caring and qualified Middle School teacher with over 14 years of experience teaching meaningful curriculum plans and developing young minds Results-oriented teaching professional talented in accurately assessing, recording, and communication student progress with corresponding students and guardians Core Qualifications Managing classroom for diverse populations - MA Education Active participation in Beta Club, Iron Chef - Effectively work with parents and STEM - Motivating students Expertise in middle school science and - Innovative lesson planning integrating science and math - Tailoring curriculum plans Excellent classroom management - Test proctoring Teaching, tutoring and counseling - Performance assessments Computer proficient Inquiry-based learning
Middle School Science Teacher August 2000 to May 2012Clarksville Montgomery County Schools － Clarksville, TN
Delivered training modules to inter-departmental teams to ensure smooth adoption of new program.
Completed training on-time and under-budget.
Curriculum Development Tailored educational curriculum to students with range of learning styles, disabilities, strengths, and weaknesses.
Developed innovative semester lesson plans and practical application exercises for classroom, reversing scores on Physical Science tests from 65% avg.
to 87% avg.
Targeted Development Met with parents and guardians to discuss children's progress and to determine priorities and resource needs.
Plan Development Planned and conducted activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provided students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
Goal Setting Established clear objectives for all lessons/projects and communicated with students, achieving a total understanding of grading rubric and overall class expectations.
Counseling Served as student mentor and counselor for students when academic problems and personal adjustments arose, meeting with guardians to reach solutions.
Student Motivation Developed materials for after-school cooking club to motivate student to cook and eat healthy and discuss healthy alternatives with their family.
Community Service Served as faculty recycling representative, spreading global awareness and introducing recycling issues to the entire school and community.
Parent Communication Regularly met with parents to discuss student issues and course weakness areas.
Student Mentor Volunteered as temporary student guidance counselor to help resolve student personal issues.
Taught Science grades 7-8.
Used variety of teaching techniques to encourage student critical thinking and discussion in 7-8th grade Science.
Created and implemented after-school student cooking workshop for students to understand how to effective plan meals on a budget yet still being health conscious.
Instructed 7-8th grade levels of science to a class of 30+ students.
Collaborated with a team of faculty to develop after-school tutorial program for students in need of extra help.
Modified the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among a class of 30+ students.
Developed, administered and corrected tests and quizzes in a timely manner.
Organized grade records to increase reference speed.
Received high remarks for the creativity of classroom lesson plans and instructional techniques from students, parents and faculty.
Fostered meaningful relationships among students through student field-trip retreats and team-work community service projects.
Created and enforced child-based hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning.
Employed team building and Kagan techniques to encourage student learning and build community within the classroom.
Nova Southeastern 20
Ft. Lauderdale , FL, USA
Teaching and Learning
Masters : Teaching and Learning, 1988Tennessee State University － Nashville, TN, USA
BiologyTeaching and Learning
Bachelor of Science : Chemistry Biology General ScienceChemistry Biology General Science
National Education Association (NEA),2000-2009
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), 2010-present