I am an energetic and dedicated teacher with thirteen years of General Education Instructional Experience with a solid foundation in curriculum instruction, broadranging skills levels in classroom and nontraditional settings including students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and Students with Special Needs (6+ years in Special Ed. Summer School (mild to severe)). I offer an optimistic attitude, active involvement in a creating change,nd a strong commitment to shaping reflective, selfdirected learners, who think critically and creatively. Motivator: Create a powerful, committed, and sensitive learning environment for students with special needs that promotes personal growth and achievement. Team Contributor: Natural talent to effectively build administrative and teacher relationships that consistently meet the immediate and longterm needs of students Employ strong interpersonal relations and effective oral/written communication skills with students, parents colleagues, principal, and individuals on all levels. Leader: Perform effectively both as an autonomous, selfmotivated individual and as an active, contributing team member Individualize instruction based on students' interests and needs. Provide a positive environment and model for student teachers and recommended to become a BTSA mentor.
Second Grade Teacher January 2001 to CurrentOcean View Elementary School － Albany, CA
Created strategies, based upon Common Core Standards and effective teaching practices, to select instructional tools that apply to all students.
Utilized a variety of formal and informal assessment tools throughout the term to determine students' ability levels and next steps in designing related curriculum.
Explored and incorporated various behavior management systems that reflected the school's goals for student behavior and achievement, adjusting my program accordingly as was necessary based upon observations and data records.
Special Education Teacher January 2016Ocean View Elementary School － Albany, CA
Taught summer programs including mild/moderate elementary, moderate/severe transitional high school, and middle school resource students Designed and implemented curricula to meet the individual needs of behaviorally/emotionally challenged special needs students.
Worked closely with parents to reinforce behavior management Fostered student creativity, curiosity, and selfconfidence and identify and promote others' talents.
Sought out constructive input from colleagues and peers, implements new and different teaching strategies and materials, and continually reflects upon ability to increase student engagement and learning.
First Grade Teacher Ocean View Elementary School － Albany, CA
Used crosscurriculum, cooperative learning, motivational environment, team planning, and "realworld" examples to stimulate learning and learner retention.
Designed lessons to accommodate individual student needs, while being mindful of the impact of students' development and family dynamics Utilized a literaturebased approach facilitated learning consistent with the diverse needs and interests of all students while following curriculum according to the California State Standards.
Kindergarten Teacher Ocean View Elementary School － Albany, CA
Utilized improvisational teaching strategies, pacing of lessons, verbal and nonverbal feedback and ability to extend the focus of original lesson plans resulting in increased student engagement and learning.
Successfully developed and instructed childcentered, integrated, thematic unit curricula, utilizing multiple intelligences, to create an atmosphere of learning and fun.
Recognized and developed students' multiple intellectual strengths, adapting instruction to individual differences, cultural backgrounds, and developmental levels.
Committees District Strategic Plan Committee.
2016Brandman University － Walnut Creek, CA
2014Saint Mary's College － Moraga, CA
MA : Education, 2001National University － San Diego, CACLAD Professional Clear Multiple Subject Credential Education
BA : Sociology, 1998University of California － Santa BarbaraSociology
1995Diablo Valley College － Pleasant Hill, CA
Writing Assessment Committee Math Assessment Committee First Grade Level Leader Student Study Team Member After School Math Intervention Albany Mentoring Program
PTA Writing Assessment Committee Math Assessment Committee First Grade Level Leader Student Study Team Member After School Math Intervention Albany Mentoring Program