Having worked as a Physics Teacher for almost 12 years, I am looking forward to work as a physics curriculum developer and STEM Coach at School of Science and Technology.
Excellence in physics experiments and theories.
Extensive experience teaching physics to high school students
An outgoing, dynamic, and fun personality and teaching style
Well-acquainted with the syllabus and course requirements of high schools
Excellence in developing a training approach that meets the requirements of high school students
Well-acquainted with the process of evaluating and grading students, mentoring and providing feedback to them, etc.
Thorough with different audio-visual teaching aids available to make sessions more interesting
Proven ability of handling students independently with ease
Excellent public relations skills, communication skills, and interpersonal skills
Experience as advisor to various student-run clubs
Experience and strong desire to incorporate a multicultural curriculum
Experience and knowledge about teaching effectively to accommodate various learning styles
Ability to foster a lively, enthusiastic, and positive classroom learning environment
Ability to organize and prioritize workload effectively
Flexible and adaptable to change
Strong quantitative, critical thinking, and analytical skills
Ability to work independently or in a team environment
08/2014 to 06/2017
Science Department ChairHarmony Science Academy - High － Houston , TX
1. Curriculum Development and Supervision
Supports and plans for implementation and vertical alignment of the department curriculum
Ensures effective use of Understanding by Design framework
Evaluates and selects a variety of instructional materials, textbooks, and curriculum guides
2 . Instruction
Conducts classroom observations and provides supervision and evaluation of teachers
Works in conjunction with the Special Education department in planning the instructional program for the special education students.
Evaluates the effectiveness, and recommends the use of various teaching methodologies.
3 . Professional Development
Schedules and organizes departmental meetings in order to effect horizontal and vertical articulation of the instructional program at our schoo
Shares with the staff current research in such areas as curriculum development and pedagogical innovations through curriculum bulletins, guides, handbooks and departmental meetings.
Recommends and directs teacher attendance at conferences, workshops and meetings designed for continued professional development
Coaches individual teachers to assist them accomplishing professional goals.
4 . Assessment
Trains and assists teachers to use assessment data to effectively drive instruction.
Coordinates all facets of internal interim assessment program.
Supports school's testing coordinator with NYS testing as needed.
Supervises and coordinates training teachers in using appropriate diagnostic techniques.
5 . School Responsibilities
Manages department resources and places purchase requests as appropriate.
Meets regularly with the Instructional Leadership Team for the purpose of maintaining ongoing communication regarding a wide spectrum of school related issues.
Carries out such special functions, projects or assignments as the Directors may direct
Actively participates in the recruitment, screening, hiring, training and assigning of personnel
08/2011 to 06/2017
AP Physics Instructor & Physics Teacher Harmony Science Academy - High － Houston, TX
Teach physics classes to a diverse array of students of varying ages and abilities
Plan and organize hands-on activities that encourage active student participation, involvement, and team work
Advisor for STEM Club, focus on fostering student leadership
Maintain an orderly, peaceful, and positive learning environment, applying disciplinary measures when necessary
Foster and encourage critical thinking and analysis about art and society
10/2010 to 05/2011
Science TeacherHarmony School of Science - Sugar Land － Sugar Land, TX
I was responsible for providing science education services to middle school students in a
classroom and laboratory setting.
Instructs students, maintains student discipline and is responsible for
student academic achievement.
08/2005 to 06/2010
Physics TeacherPrivate Maltepe College Preparatory School － Ankara, Turkey
Taught physics classes to students grades 9-12
Created multicultural lesson plans
Incorporated technology into the classroom
Implemented a variety of teaching tools to accommodate all learning styles
Encouraged a multimedia and multi-dimensional curriculum
Fostered a positive and safe learning atmosphere
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Physics100.Yil University － VanTurkey
Master of Science: Physics Gazi University － AnkaraTurkey
Master of Arts: Education LeadershipNorth American University － Houston, TX, USA
Activities and Honors
February, 2017- AAPT( American Association of Physics Teachers) : Made a presentation about Quantum Locking and Super Conductor
January, 2017 - The 10th Annual Texas STEM Conference; Made a presentation about Best STEM Practices in Physics classroom
May, 2016- Recognize as Finalist of Best STEM Educators in Texas by Educate Texas(The Educate Texas public-private partnership includes: The Texas Education Agency; Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; Texas Workforce Commission; Office of the Governor; Texas Legislature; Communities Foundation of Texas; Ford Foundation; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Greater Texas Foundation; Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust; Houston Endowment; IBM; The Kresge Foundation; Lumina Foundation; The Meadows Foundation; TG Texas Guaranteed; and Texas Instruments Foundation).
February, 2014 - The 7th Annual Texas STEM Conference; Presenter