Enthusiastic, energetic, elementary education teacher effective at providing quality instruction and a positive learning environment for all students. Strong leadership and communication skills. Easily cultivates trusting and productive relationships with students, parents, colleagues, and administration. Fosters a love of books and reading in students!
Featured on Reel to Reel television show (9/2011) for my handling of the events of 9/11 in my classroom.
Chosen by channel 3 for the Pay it Forward essay winner ($500.00 to a parent of a student whom I taught)12/2012
Flexible and adaptive
Concentration in English Language Arts and Reading
Chairperson for the Language Arts committee for Accreditation
Title 1 Reading teacher, 02/2016 to 06/2016Westfield Public School － Westfield, MA
Used the school's curriculum to plan diagnostic Reading/English Language Arts lessons. Assessed the students' progress, identified and used appropriate intervention materials. Communication with parents and classroom teachers was an important part of the children's success.
Elementary education teacher with a concentration in English Language Arts and Reading, 09/2000 to CurrentSt. Mary's Parish School － Westfield, MA
Teach fourth grade Social Studies.
Reading, Language Arts, Spelling and Handwriting are taught to both grades 4 & 5
Enforce strong classroom management
Differentiate instruction within the classroom for all students
Build and maintain professional friendly relationships with students, even as they move to upper grades
Title 1 teacher, 08/1998 to 06/1999Sylvan Learning Systems － Springfield, MAImplemented a variety of teaching methods such as discussions, hands on activities and interactive demonstrations to help struggling learners meet with success and master skills at their level in order to progress.
Teacher, 05/1990 to 12/1991Sylvan Learning Center － Longmeadow, MATaught a wide range of subjects from phonics to SAT test preparation. Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks. Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress. Tutored children individually and in small groups to help them progress and master their most challenging subjects.
Bachelor of Science:Elementary EducationWestfield State University － Westfield, MA