Passionate teacher possessing strong leadership qualities and the capacity to manage challenging behavior calmly and effectively. Establishes positive relationships with fellow professionals and parents.
Common Core curriculum design expertise
Trained and experienced with Restorative Justice
Certificated Reading Specialist
Project Based Learning Coordinator
Sixth Grade Humanities Teacher August 2014 to CurrentTHOMAS EDISON CHARTER ACADEMY － San Francisco, CA
Created and successfully implemented a Common Core aligned curriculum in English Language Arts and Social Studies.
Taught approximately 64 students, including 20 English Languages Learners, 6 students with special needs in an inclusive classroom, and several gifted students.
Acted as lead, mentor teacher, and Project Based Learning Coordinator for 6th grade team.
Sixth Grade Classroom Teacher August 2013 to May 2014THOMAS EDISON CHARTER ACADEMY － San Francisco, CA
Taught all subjects in a self-contained sixth grade classroom with 32 students, including 12 English Language Learners, 2 students with special needs, and 3 gifted students.
Second Grade Classroom Teacher January 2013 to May 2013THOMAS EDISON CHARTER ACADEMY － San Francisco, CA
Collaborated with the second grade team to create and implement a curriculum to meet the needs of 22 multicultural students, including 15 English Language Learners, 2 students with special needs, and 4 gifted students.
Third Grade Long Term Substitute August 2012 to December 2012Thomas Edison Charter Academy － San Francisco, CACollaborated with the third grade team to create and implement a curriculum to meet the needs of 20 multicultural students, including 12 English Language Learners, 3 students with special needs, and 4 gifted students.
Substitute Teacher February 2012 to June 2012Stuart Hall School for Boys － San Francisco, CA
Substitute teacher in grades K-5 at a private all boy's school.
Managed classes with 18-30 students.
Substitute Instructional Aide February 2012 to June 2012SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL DISTRICT － South San Francisco, CA
in Special Education Classrooms and General Education Classrooms with inclusion students.
Support students in a one-on-one, small group, or whole class setting.
Collaborate closely with lead teachers and other staff to ensure a safe and productive learning environment for all students.
Student Teacher August 2011 to December 2011JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY － San Francisco, CA
Taught Math, Science, Language Arts, Physical Education, and Social Studies to a class of thirty-three multicultural students, including 10 English Language Learners, 11 gifted students, and 3 students with special learning needs.
Design units in Language Arts, Social Studies and Literature incorporating relevant pedagogy and technology.
Assist Master Teacher with various tasks.
Provide support school-wide in various activities and events.
Research Assistant April 2011 to January 2012THOMAS EDISON CHARTER ACADEMY － San Francisco, CA
Collaborated with the third grade team to create and implement a curriculum to meet the needs of 21 multicultural students, including 13 English Language Learners, 3 students with special needs, and 3 gifted students.
Grades 6-8 Reading Teacher USF Masters in Teaching Reading Summer Program June-July 2012 Developed and co-taught a rigorous, five week reading curriculum to 18 multicultural middle school students at various reading levels, including English Language Learners and students with special needs.
Utilized technology in the classroom to teach Internet research skills and create iMovies.
Pre-Kindergarten Assessment Project in San Francisco Unified School District Collaborated with researchers and teachers in planning and implementing a pilot phonemic awareness assessment.
Assessed over 30 pre-kindergarten students in various phonological awareness tasks.
Collected data and analyzed results.
Student Teacher February 2011 to May 2011ALVARADO ELEMENTARY － San Francisco, CA
Taught Science and Language Arts to a class of 22 multicultural students.
Developed and presented a lesson in science using adaptations specific for English Language Learners.
Designed and operated Language Arts centers with adaptations when necessary.
Youth Case Manager May 2008 to April 2009ARRIBA JUNTOS － San Francisco, CA
Provided employment an educational support to low-income, at-risk and re-entry youth.
Brought target population to youth program through outreach, assessment, and enrollment.
Worked with clients to develop and follows employment and educational plans and service strategy.
Connected clients with supportive services within Arriba Juntos and the community at large.
Analyzed and implemented recent trends, policies, and trainings concerning youth in San Francisco.
Sustained contractual agreements; Wrote monthly reports; Maintained records and databases.
Recruited and was responsible for all volunteers involved in the Youth Program.
Developed and implemented curriculum for After School program youth aged 6-12.
English Methods Course, University of California Los Angeles Extension : November 2015
M.A : Teaching Reading, July 2012University of San － Francisco, CATeaching Reading
B.A : Sociology, December 2011Multiple Subject Credential, University of San University of San Francisco － Francisco, CASociology
Skills and Training
Mentor/Lead Teacher; Project Based Learning Coordinator; Trained in Reader's Apprenticeship Program, Stephanie Harvey Toolkit Reading Comprehension Strategies, Fountas & Pinnell Reading Programs, Marilyn Burns Math Solutions
California Single Subject Credential (English) Expected Spring 2016
California Reading Specialist Certificate Issued 2/2016
California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Issued 12/29/2011