Dedicated education professional with over six years' experience in educating students at the elementary level. Lauded for being responsive to the changing needs of the students and for showing initiative and a high degree of commitment with working with students in a culturally diverse setting.
Standardized testing techniques
Title I knowledge
Flexible and adaptive
Lesson planning experience
Member of Washington Educators Assoc
Student09/2016 to CurrentWestern Governors University, Teachers CollegeSalt Lake City, UT
Developed lesson plans for third grade students on topics ranging from the physical properties of matter to adding prefixes to base words to create new words and meanings.
Adapted lesson plans to differentiate instruction for first and third grade ELL students.
09/2014 to 06/2016LAP Paraeducator--Karshner Elementary School, Puyallup School DistrictPuyallup, WA
Instructed small groups of K-4 students with diverse cultural and economic backgrounds in Reading and Language Arts Collaborated with certificated staff via RTI meetings on the progress of their students, which resulted in decreasing the response time in revising student instructional needs Implemented strategies to improve small group management with positive behavior programs Assessed students using DIBELS tests Used technology such as the SmartBoard and Interactive whiteboard to enhance student background knowledge Conducted formative assessments to provide input to teachers on the progress of their students.
Paraeducator02/2010 to 06/2014Brouillet Elementary School, Puyallup School DistrictPuyallup, WA
Instructed small groups of students in grades K-4 in Reading programs such as Read Well and Journeys Designed and implemented chapter book lesson plans for reading group of 20 first graders Instructed small groups of sixth graders in geometry Taught small groups of special education students in grades 1-6 in using Reading Mastery, Corrective Reading, and math Attended workshops to improves teaching skills.
Volunteer/Religious Education Teacher01/2007 to CurrentHoly Disciples Catholic ChurchPuyallup, WA
Instructed students in grades 1-3 in Religious Education.
Created enrichment activities to enhance the lesson plans for eight Religious Education classes.
Collaborated with parish staff on the selection of new curriculum for the Religious Education program.
Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate, Elementary Education (K-8) Anticipated2018Western Governors UniversitySalt Lake City, UT
Master of Arts: Management1994Webster UniversitySt. Louis, MOManagement