I enjoy working with children and youth, helping them to develop and grow into well-rounded, community oriented individuals. I take education seriously, yet balance that with a sense of humor. I believe every person without exception has infinite worth and deserves respect. I offer experience, a collaborative and positive working style, and purposeful, interactive, fun and effective educational techniques.
Skilled lesson planner
Flexible and adaptable
Behavior management techniques
Motivated to help others
Strong written and verbal communicator
Theology Teacher, 08/2011 to Current Salpointe Catholic High School – 1545 E. Copper St.
Collaborate well with theology faculty members in the development and implementation of high school level theology curriculum.
Create/ed lesson plans for 9th, 10th and 12th grade students.
Established and moderate a Christian athletic club on campus.
Worked with other faculty members from other disciplines in creating cross-curricular lesson plans to promote respect for the human person and the environment, based on Laudato Si, an encyclical by Pope Francis.
Assist with other non-teaching school-related tasks on campus, such as athletic department support and student supervision.
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects.
Manage classrooms of 25 to 30 high school students on a regular basis.
Employ a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning.
Communicate well with peers, colleagues, administrators and parents to meet and exceed teaching goals.
Create an interactive classroom atmosphere to maintain student interest and facilitate learning.
Coordinate with the Dean of Students to address discipline issues.
Pursue professional development activities to broaden and deepen knowledge of content and teaching skills.
Act as a positive role model for students and colleagues.
Apartment Maintenance Worker / Self Employed , 05/2007 to 08/2007 Ready for Rental – 18 Rawlins St., Salem, MA 01970
Started my own apartment maintenance business, as a temporary endeavor. At the time I was preparing to enter formation with the Order of Carmelites, a Catholic religious order of priests and brothers. I was discerning the possibility of being called to the priesthood and religious life.
Performed apartment renovations and maintenance, primarily for landlords preparing apartments for rent.
Learned important steps in starting a small business.
Property Maintenance Worker, 01/2006 to 04/2007 Richard J. Louf & Co. Inc. – 63 Gardner Street Peabody, MA 01960
Helped maintain condominiums and other properties.
Completed minor plumbing, drywall and carpentry repairs.
Painted indoor and outdoor.
Performed seasonal maintenance work, such as spring and summer landscaping, as well as winter deicing and snow removal.
Worked as a team-player under the direction and supervision of employer and direct supervisors.
Teaching Assistant, 11/2002 to 12/2006 Catholic Charities, Peabody Child Care Center, Archdiocese of Boston – 13 Pulaski St, Peabody, MA 01960
Planned activities and supervised school-aged children.
Worked with others in maintaining a safe environment for school-aged children.
Fostered a fun learning environment, while teaching children the values of respect, gratitude, inclusion, and other virtues.
Enjoyed working with other childcare staff.
Master of Catechesis: Theology, Current Catholic University of America - 620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20064
Bachelor of Arts: Philosophy, 2009 Loyola University, Chicago - 1032 W Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
Earned special academic and community involvement honors, such as being inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit colleges and universities.
Earned the St. Thomas Aquinas Award in philosophy, from St. Joseph College Seminary, an affiliate of Loyola University, Chicago.
Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts, 2005 North Shore Community College - 1 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, MA 01923
Earned academic and community involvement honors, such as being inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges.
Besides volunteering for various charitable organizations over the years, I currently serve as a board member for Habitat for Humanity, Tucson. I also give religious instruction for 5th and 6th grade students, at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, Tucson.