Highly motivated and enthusiastic Elementary Teacher skilled at responding to students' diverse needs and backgrounds. Able to work closely with curriculum and utilize creative skills to design and implement lessons across all content areas. Believes that classroom management comes from instilling a sense of community in the classroom.Takes into account students' ideas, as well as makes students active members, in setting and maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment for all.
Bilingual in English and Spanish
Creative and purposeful lesson planning
Strong classroom management skills
Formal and informal learner assessment
Student Field Placement, 08/2016 to Current Apple Blossom Elementary – Sebastopol, CA
Part-time field placement in a Kindergarten classroom, responsibilities included;
Working with science and language arts curriculum to create and implement engaging lessons that meets all student needs
Leading lessons in small groups or whole class
Working with peers and mentor to improve professional practice.
Working closely with an English language learner to design and implement designated and integrated ELD lessons to meet student needs
Successful two-day takeover of the classroom
Full-time field placement in a 2nd grade classroom, responsibilities included;
Planning and designing learning experiences in all content areas, including short and long term plans
Assessing student learning to guide instruction
Highly adaptive instruction, that takes into account students' diverse needs and backgrounds
Two-week takeover of the classroom planned for late spring
Substitute Teaching (TK-5), 12/2016 to Current Twin Hills Union School District – Sebastopol, CA
Accepting teaching assignments delivered on previous night or morning of class. Execute lesson plans across grades TK-5th and in all content areas.
Communicate with teachers, administrators, and teachers when necessary. Build a positive rapport with students.
Reliable, organized, and effective at maintaining motivation and engagement of students.
Student Observation, 01/2016 to 05/2016 Apple Blossom Elementary – Sebastopol, CA
Observed within a K/1st combo class
Designed and implemented highly engaging math and science lessons for both Kindergarten and 1st grade students
Conducted an in-depth reader/writer case study
Use of variety of instructional strategies and resources to meet students' diverse needs.
Classroom Volunteer, 01/2015 to 05/2015 Sebastopol Waldorf Charter School – Sebastopol, CA
Classroom volunteer in a 5th grade, Waldorf based classroom
Led small group instruction in math or language arts
Conduct whole class read-alouds and discussion
Worked one-on-one with students in need of extra support
Classroom Volunteer, 01/2015 to 05/2015 Cali Calmecac Language Academy – Windsor, CA
Classroom volunteer in a 3rd grade, bilingual classroom
Duties included preparing lesson materials, grading completed assignments, and conducting running records in Spanish
Working one-on-one with students who needed extra support in both English and Spanish
Bachelor of Arts: Spanish, May 2013 San Francisco State University - San Francisco
Credentials : Multiple Subject, Current Sonoma State University - Rohnert Park, CA