I am a retired teacher offering a strong educational background and more than 37 years of teaching and facilitating experience. Excellent interpersonal and organization skills. I feel I can be an exceptional Substitute Teacher with strong communication skills and the drive to get students excited about learning. Specializes in creating a stimulating environment that helps students achieve their full potential.
Maryland Teaching Certificate for Elementary (1-6)Education and Middle School
Title I knowledge
Standardized testing techniques
Urban public schools background
Flexible and adaptive
Organizational development knowledge
Calm under pressure
08/2013 to 06/2017
Testing CoordinatorVansville Elementary School － Beltsville, MDObserved and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress. Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators. Took appropriate disciplinary measures when students misbehaved. Worked outside normal hours to be available to answer teachers, staff, and parent questions. Encouraged parents to take an active role in their child's education. Collaborated with other staff members to promote learning and student engagement. Contributed ideas at staff meetings each month.
08/2009 to 06/2013
First Grade TeacherVansville Elementary School － Beltsville, MDEstablished clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects. Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks. Tutored children individually and in small groups to help them with difficult subjects. Scheduled and held parent-teacher conferences to keep parents up-to-date on children's academic performance. Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement. Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups and whole group instruction.