Dynamic professional teacher specializing in classroom instruction, updated teaching methods, and sensitivity to students' specialized needs. Highly effective at encouraging open communication between faculty, students and parents.
Worked with special education students, 11th grade during student teaching.
Worked with children and adults with disabilities in specialized day and weekend camps for 2 years.
Experienced in daycares as teacher assistant for ages infant-age 5 and with ages 2-5 in summer day camp at The Jewish Community Center for 2 summers.
Volunteer at Saint Louis Family Church with summer camp students.
Worked with ESL students and diverse student population in urban school environment.
Tutored students in Psychology and History in Social Sciences department at Saint Louis Community College-Meramec.
Who's Who Among American University and College Students.
Who's Who Among American Community College Students.
Taught English Language Arts to students in grades 9 and 11. Taught English I, Pre-AP American LIterature, and American Lit (CWC) courses. Taught students with special needs in American Literature. Taught focused and engaging lessons. Knowledgeable in many teaching methods. Knowledgeable and well-versed in classroom management. Taught writing and reading skills, Shakespeare, short stories, and contemporary novels. Knowledgeable in subject matter. Established and communicated clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects to both students and parents. Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
Observed the main teacher teach English Language Arts to High School Sophomores. Observed the latest teaching methods, creative instruction, use of the SMARTboard and the computer lab, and use of cooperative learning methods. Taught two lessons at the end of the internship to the Sophomores on standardized testing methods.
Tutored ESL students and other students English and Math in urban classroom environment. Tutored students on how to write effective college entrance essays. Assisted in use of SMARTboard. Supervised students in library during benchmark testing. Was successful in helping students get into college.
Assisted the lead teacher in the daily operations of the classroom. Taught children age 2. Created activities for students, including music and art activities. Supervised children daily.
Worked during the summer as a residential counselor while in school. Supervised residents with developmental disabilities. Dispensed medication, kept log books. Assisted residents in cooking, cleaning, and church attendance. Supervised daily activities and helped residents to live more fulfilling lives.
Personal Camp Counselor on the weekends from Friday to Sunday, working with students and adults with developmental disabilities. Create and assist with art, gym, and nature activities. Assisted in the daily care of students, including personal care, hygiene, and meals.
Made lunches for day camp students in 1992 and assisted in supervising the 5 year old room. In 1993, worked in day camp with students in the morning, including supervising swimming, story time, arts n' crafts, and music activities. Worked in infant and toddler room in the afternoon.
Master of Arts in Teaching with certification in High School English grades 9-12
Bachelor of Arts in English and Art History
Associates in General Transfer Studies
Member of Phi Theta Kappa
Member of Psi Beta
Middle School English Language Arts
High School English Language Arts
08/2010 - 07/2014 Six Flags Saint Louis, Eureka, Missouri
Retail and Games Hostess
Help provide guests with the best customer service experience during their visit to the park. Go above and beyond the call of duty in order to make sure guests enjoy their stay at the park.
08/2011 - 11/2011 The Current at The University of Missouri-Saint Louis Saint Louis, MO
Wrote stories for The Current, the student newspaper of the University of Missouri Saint Louis in a professional manner. Wrote stories that received high regards for A & E and Features. Practiced the highest standards of journalism. Wrote a good amount of articles on the art exhibits on campus.
05/2004 - 08/2009 All Tied Up Saint Louis, MO
• Manage the store and all of its operations daily.
• Ring out customers, handle orders and inventory.
• Keep the store clean, deal with customers' questions.
• Helped to keep in stock a full selection of ties with themes of famous artists' paintings, as well as sports teams, Saint Louis Cardinal ties, jackets and socks, and all Cardinals and Cubs merchandise.
• ran store for long periods that owners were out of town, and increased sales and business.
10/2002 - 03/2004 MCG Retail-Macy's Galleria Saint Louis, MO
• Assist customers in finding the right tie for the occasion, help cashiers clean area and straighten ties.
• Knowledgeable about ties and dress shirts, as well as belts and wallets sold in the men's neckwear department.
11/1999 - 05/2001 K-Mart Bridgeton, Missouri
• men's and ladies wear assistant.
• rang out customers, conducted price checks, bagged purchases.
• answered customer's questions in men's and ladies wear, straightened shelves cleaned areas, put out clothing and other merchandise, scanned and priced clothing items, conducted price checks for cashiers.
• cooked and rang the register in the K-Café on occasion.
• Worked the pharmacy when needed.
Experienced teacher, daycare and day camp teacher, experienced camp counselor, experience with people with disabilities, experience in galleries, museums, tourism, hospitality, retail, cash handling, inventory, merchandising, Microsoft Word, computers, Microsoft Powerpoint, presentations, journalism, networking, promotion, sales.
Volunteer JUMP KIds Saint Louis Family Church Summer 2014
Volunteer, Missouri History Museum, May 2010-August 2010
Volunteer and Gallery Attendant at Gallery Viso at The University of Missouri-Saint Louis September 2010- May 2012
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