Primary Grade Level Chairperson while teaching Instructional Leadership Team Member Provide professional development to teachers in in learning environments Assist in administering school-wide assessments for primary teachers Taken on mentoring roles to new primary educators Strong foundation in Early Childhood Education and technology integration
Product Development Specialist12/2014 to CurrentHoUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURTRolling Meadows, United States, IL
Spearheads the development of early childhood assessment products and materials.
Develop blueprints, layouts, and create instructions for teachers and student assessment manuals and documents.
Assist in directing the development, implementation, and ongoing process and management of clinical products.
Identify, edit, and write appropriate content for educational products and early childhood assessments.
Establish differentiated procedures and developing content for a variety of learners.
Work closely with editorial services and publishing services to ensure proper layout of project materials and products.
Communicate with outside vendors and additional clients for successful product development.
Align various assessments to state and early childhood standards.
Perform pilot studies and testing with children in the early childhood age range.
Train staff members on early childhood content, learning styles, and clinical assessments.
Math Content Development Specialist07/2013 to 12/2014HoUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURTRolling Meadows, United States, IL
Specialize in the Content Area of Mathematics.
Evaluate math item bank inventories.
Assist in developing IDPs for math items and alignments.
Research standards and curricula to determine assessable standards and objectives.
Create, write, and edit test items for grades K-3.
Align items to standards and/or additional attributes.
Evaluate test forms.
Create and review Technology Enhanced math items.
Proficiently function and navigate within a Content Management System for editing, reviewing, writing, and incorporating additional tasks.
Works diligently with and has a core understanding of the National Common Core State Standards for primary grades.
Analyze and participate in the alignment process of Early Childhood Standards by state.
Teacher08/2006 to 01/2013Chicago Public SchoolsChicago, United States, IL
Collaborate with other teachers or administrators to develop, evaluate, or revise kindergarten or elementary school programs.
Specialization in Early Childhood Education curriculum and implementation.
Proficient within all areas of IMPACT and SIMS computer program.
Interpret the results of standardized tests to determine students' strengths and areas of need.
Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, or teacher training workshops to maintain or improve professional competence.
Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, or administrative regulations.
Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
Provide primary grade students (K-3) with proficient instruction in all subject and content areas within a classroom setting.
Create various literacy centers to incorporate differentiated instruction and learning to provide students with additional practice on literacy-based skills.
Include technology such as computer-based instruction, Audio CD Books, activities using projectors, and laptops during lessons and throughout the school day to aid in instruction.
Provide formal and summative assessments, weekly as evidence of student understanding.
Masters Degree: Instructional Design and TechnologyConcordia UniversityRiver Forest, IL, United StatesInstructional Design and Technology Apply learning theory in the development of instructional strategies to meet defined learning outcomes. Identify, apply and evaluate instructional design methods and principles in learning systems architectures. Effectively manage and lead instructional design, project development in a changing environment. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role of instructional design and technology as it relates to human performance. Utilize effective learning analytics to support data-driven decision making critical to change and improvement. Contribute to the improvement of instructional methodologies and development of learning innovations through research.
Masters Degree: Educational TechnologyDecember 2011Concordia UniversityRiver Forest, IL, United StatesEducational Technology Incorporating various types of technology within an educational setting. Basic computer troubleshooting skills. Proficient with using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Using technology to conduct research and utilize the results for next steps to increase learning. With the use of technology, form professional communities within a school setting.
Bachelors DegreeMay 2006Chicago State UniversityChicago, IL, United StatesProvide students within the primary age level proficient and meaningful instruction across all content areas. Differentiate learning based on students' learning styles and abilities. Construct effective lesson plans that engage students in learning and instruction. Administer formal, informal, and summative assessments to check for understanding, and then drive instruction. Create different learning centers for reinforcements and practice related to classroom instructions and newly introduced skills. Implement guided and small group instruction for specific student needs in reading and math. Engage students in hands-on experiences and explorations to promote self-learning.