Completed SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) program
I am an enthusiastic, creative, and caring educator who believes all students can learn when a safe, supportive, engaging learning environment is created within the classroom. I have an exceptional ability to build a rapport with students and parents based on excellent communication skills. I am organized, flexible, and collaborates well with co-workers. I have excellent classroom management skills and believe in using a variety of teaching methods to meet the needs of every student.
Paraprofessional08/2011School District 153Homewood, IL
*Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level.
*Implemented behavior modification plans with challenging students.
*Instructed students in small groups to improve their reading and math levels.
Enrichment Class Instructor and Summer Camp Instructor12/2008 to 08/2012World Of EnrichmentHomewood, IL
*Developed and implemented science-based and art enrichment classes for students ages 3-5 and 6-10
* Planned and instructed thematic- based summer enrichment camps
Pre-K Teacher/Coordinator;Summer Camp Coordinator; Enrichment Class Instructor09/2005Homewood Flossmoor Park DistrictHomewood, IL
*Developed and instructed age-appropriate lesson plans that encouraged social, emotional, physical, and academic development
*Designed monthly newsletters to further communication with families and encourage their involvement in the school and within the community
*Develop and instruct science enrichment classes for children ages 3-5 and 6-10*Plan and lead Preschool summer camps including Safety Town, science-based and other educational based camps
Bachelor of Arts: Early Childhood Education2001Governors State UniversityUniversity Park, IL, USA
Degree in Early Childhood Education with a Special Education endorsement