Dynamic elementary school teacher with developing administrative experience and demonstrated capabilities in school and classroom management, adaptation to school needs, differentiation of instruction, implementation of technology and positive reinforcement of students. Committed to providing a positive, structured learning atmosphere that meets the needs of each individual learner.
Experience with instructional design
Diverse classroom settings
ESL- English as Second Language
Spanish Dual Language Immersion TeacherOgden City School District - Ogden, UT08/2013 - Current
Collaborated with grade-level team members to create standards-based math, language arts, writing, and science curriculum in Spanish.
Served on the School Transformation Team and assisted in the implementation of Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies.
Differentiated instruction by developing small group interventions to better meet students' diverse needs.
Served as Team Lead and collaborated with 3rd grade team members during Professional Learning Community meetings on a weekly basis to maintain continuity within the grade level.
Utilized technology to develop formative assessments in math to be used by 3rd grade team.
Revamped annual community event to improve the venue, mobility and overall environment for students and the community.
5th/6th Grade TeacherOgden City School District - Ogden, UT06/2012 - 05/2013
Coordinated the teaching of both 5th and 6th grade students in the same class at the same time.
Provided grade specific language arts, math, science and social studies curriculum to both 5th and 6th grade students in the same class at the same time.
Developed and implemented a classroom management program to create a unified and positive learning atmosphere within a split grade classroom.
Initiated and directed an upper-grade level chess club and tournament.
Implemented small group interventions based on students' academic needs.
Created independent learning centers that addressed students' academic needs.
Administrative InternOgden School District - 1950 Monroe Blvd05/2016 - 07/2016
Hired and trained teachers and assistants for a summer school program.
Organized the physical classroom layout to provide a positive and effective learning environment.
Developed the curriculum for students from kindergarten to 8th grade.
Collaborated with current facility staff to ensure a smooth transition and an ongoing positive working relationship.
Provided an incentive program to help create a positive behavior atmosphere for the students.
Promoted appropriate student behavior through parental involvement and student interventions.
Administrative Intern George Washington High SchoolOgden School District - 1950 Monroe Blvd05/2015 - 07/2015
Interviewed and hired teaching staff for summer school program.
Developed attendance and behavior policies with school staff.
Created contracts for students with academic, behavioral or attendance concerns.
Provided opportunities for students to come in early or stay late in order to finish necessary school work.
Developed respectful relationships with students who struggled with legal or academic issues.
Observed teachers in classroom setting and provided feedback based on acquired data.
Worked within a limited budget to provide morning snacks for all students.
Elementary School TeacherOgden School District - 1950 Monroe Blvd08/2008 - 05/2012
Lead out in the implementation of technology to improve teaching methods.
Trained faculty in the potential uses of new technology in the classroom.
Collaborated with grade-level team to provide consistent curriculum.
Developed experience by teaching in multiple grade levels as needed by administration.
Organized extracurricular activities through a chess club and tournament. Taught students how to play the game which developed their deeper thinking abilities.
Master of Science: EducationWestern Governors University - Salt Lake City, Utah2016
Created learning opportunities through substituting for administrators as needed.
Served twice in Administrative Intern positions for summer school programs. Once at an alternative high school and once at an elementary school.
Secondary/Elementary Educator: EducationWeber State University - Ogden, UT2008