Dynamic Instructional Assistant practiced at creating effective and nurturing classroom environments that support student success. Experienced in instructional design and classroom management, with excellent communication and organization skills.
CPR / First Aid Certified
Exceptional interpersonal communication skills
Excellent classroom management
Experience working with special needs students
Extensive work with children in faith-based environments
Flexible and adaptive
Possess good time management and organizational skills
Sunday School Catechism Teacher09/2014 to 04/2015St Pius X Catholic ChurchPortland, OR
Carried out lessons in accordance with approved curriculum.
Utilized all institution supplies and resources effectively.
Provided assistance for all special Sunday school events.
Guided and assisted children in completion of all assigned projects and lessons.
Contributed to children's spiritual transformation and growth.
Attended teacher meetings and workshops.
Ensured clean and presentable appearance of Sunday school classroom.
Consistently liaised with students and families in a courteous and professional.
Assistant Preschool Teacher08/2012 to CurrentValley Christian PreschoolPortland, OR
Supported lead teacher in conducting daily instructional activities in a class of 22 students.
Co-created and implemented developmentally-appropriate curriculum addressing varied learning styles.
Developed learning support programs and differentiated classroom activities for students with diagnosed barriers to learning.
Daily observation and recording responsibilities providing lead teacher feedback regarding potential learning blocks and opportunities for support.
Facilitated small reading, writing, science inquiry, and art groups in cohesion with schools emergent curriculum and philosophy.
Established safe and engaging play environments for students.
Worked collaboratively with teaching staff, school directors, student therapists and parents of the school community.
After School Care Program Teacher08/2011 to 06/2012St Thomas More SchoolPortland, OR
Daily set-up of equipment and program administration, including briefing staff on activity plan and homework/tutoring schedule.
Coordinated homework study groups and tutoring assistance for students 1st-8th grade.
Responsible for supervising children attending the program
Promoted productive behaviors with children by using positive reinforcement and re-direction techniques where appropriate.
Led engaging, hands-on and developmentally appropriate activities.
Employed a variety of materials for children to explore and manipulate in learning activities and play.
Communicated with children's parents and guardians about activities, behaviors and problems.
Child Care Teacher / Director08/2009 to 08/2011Wattle Child Care LLCPortland, OR
Licensed Family Child Care Provider, License: RF521154
Upheld all Oregon regulated certifications.
Managed administrative, operational, financial and logistical areas of the business.
Designed and created childcare website, including branding, marketing and advertising.
Created and implemented a developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum for children aged six months to six years.
Maintained developmentally appropriate play and learning environments that encouraged inquiry, play and exploration.
Supported children's emotional and social development by adapting communication approaches for differing and individual child needs.
Individual observation, recording and assessment conducted for each child enrolled in the program.
Provided parents with current information regarding general early education, health and child development.
Planned and prepared weekly meals for children following nutritional and allergen guidelines.
Participated, attended and completed relevant ECE trainings and course work to enhance and ensure a quality child care program.
Substitute Assistant Teacher08/2009 to 06/2012West Hills MontessoriPortland, OR
Performed duties as requested by the lead teacher, other classroom staff or administration.
Supervised classroom of 15 to 18 students during the absence of assigned teachers.
Interacted with and encouraged children in any classroom activities they were undertaking.
Helped students with self management skills and independent work challenges.
Worked on classroom projects and activities both in small groups and one on one.
Camp Counselor05/2001 to 08/2002Diabetic Youth FoundationConcord, CA
Bearskin Meadow Camp is owned and operated by the Diabetic Youth Foundation. The camp serves children and teens with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
Summer Camps, May - August 2001 and May - August 2002
Completed extensive training related to the treatment and care of children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Completed training programs specifically related to caring and working with at risk children and teens.
Directly assisted campers with self-management of personal diabetes care.
Designed and planned camp activities appropriate for children and youth managing diabetes and related health concerns.
Held responsibility for the safety, personal care and discipline of camp group of up 8-10 children/teens.
Instructed campers regarding outdoor activities such as rock climbing, swimming and hiking.
Guided campers in outdoor activities and survival techniques.
Collaborated with families, on-site doctors, camp directors, and fellow counselors to ensure smooth running of camp programs.
Exhibited an energetic and patient attitude while interacting with campers.
High School Diploma1997Sacred Heart CollegeGeelong, Victoria, Australia
Certificate III: Early Education and Care1998Nambour TAFE (Technical and Further Education)Nambour, Qld, Australia
Certificate III: Occupational Health and Safety2006MBAVMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Currently Completing: AA Early Childhood Education and Family Studies2015Portland Community CollegePortland, OR, USA
Oregon Registry Step 7: Education 2015Oregon Center For Career Development and Education Portland, OR, USA
Oregon Center For Career Development and Education
Job Titles Held:
Sunday School Catechism Teacher
Assistant Preschool Teacher
After School Care Program Teacher
Child Care Teacher / Director
Substitute Assistant Teacher
High School Diploma 1997 Certificate III : Early Education and Care 1998 Certificate III : Occupational Health and Safety 2006 Currently Completing : AA Early Childhood Education and Family Studies 2015 Oregon Registry Step 7 : Education 2015
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