Experienced teaching professional with a talent for gaining the trust and confidence of students and guardians as well as establishing cooperative, professional relationships with staff and administration. Seeking a full time position with a school where student success and well-being are the top priorities.
Colorado Teaching Certificate with Elementary Education endorsement
Advanced training and implementation of Restorative Practices
School academic/behavior coach
Facilitating professional development
Strong understanding of best practices in mathematics instruction
Positive and encouraging
Develops strong relationships and implements restorative practices to create a safe classroom environment.
Teacher/Restorative Justice Coordinator, 08/2010 to Current Vaughn Elementary /Aurora Public Schools – Aurora, Colorado
Provided rigorous instruction in all subjects in a 5th grade classroom (2016-2017).
Support the behavior needs of the school by: facilitating restorative mediation conversations between students and students/staff, supporting high-risk students in and out of the classroom, facilitating small group behavior intervention groups, providing feedback and coaching for staff (2014-2016).
Creating and facilitating monthly professional development for the staff around creating restorative practices in classrooms and throughout the school (2014-2016).
Served as the school assessment coordinator (SAC) for ACCESS, PARCC, and CMAS testing (2015-2016).
Provided rigorous Math, Science, and Social Studies instruction in departmentalized 2nd and 4th grade classrooms (2011-2014).
Assessed at-risk students and provided small group math interventions for 5th grade students (2010-2011)
Math Interventionist, 08/2009 to 05/2010 Lansing Elementary/Aurora Public Schools – Aurora, Colorado
Provided small group instruction for at-risk math students.
Observed and gave instructional feedback, planning/instructional support, and co-teaching with teachers selected by school principal.
Teacher/Math Instructional Coach, 08/2000 to 06/2006 Lansing Elementary/Aurora Public Schools – Aurora, Colorado
Provide instruction based on the teaching-learning cycle, Colorado state standards, and best instructional practices in grades 3 and 4.
Work collaboratively with Literacy Instructional Coach to co-teach a group of students and share an instructional space.
Attend district teacher leader meetings to create Mathematics Pacing Guide for district and to participate in district training through Math Perspectives Inc.
Plan and facilitate professional development for staff.
Receive instructional and coaching feedback from District Math Coach.
Provide Math instructional feedback and coaching to teachers in grades 3-5.
Bachelor of Science: Speech Communication/ Emphasis in Elementary Education, 2000 University of Northern Colorado - Greeley, Colorado
Outstanding New Teacher of the Year - Aurora Public Schools 2000