Dedicated social studies teacher passionate about making the high school experience a positive one for all students. Collaborates with other teachers in order to meet student needs and aides students in mastering the skills necessary for college level learning.
Collaborated with team members to plan and implement lessons designed to aide students in passing standardized exit level tests in US History. Attended the Rice University AP Institute in 2011. Designed and taught lessons to assist students prepare for the AP US History exam. Served as Taylor High School AP Vertical Team representative. Actively involved in after school tutorial sessions for US History and AP US History students. Volunteered to tutor students during weekends to help prepare for exit level tests. Served as a cooperative teacher for several student teachers. Served as a mentor to first year teachers.
Used a variety of teaching methods such as cooperative learning, debates, and History Alive to aide students in mastering the US History content. Enforced both classroom and administration policies and rules at all times.Implemented tutorial programs for students requiring extra help. Established positive relationships with students, parents, colleagues and administrators. Served as Alief ISD History Alive trainer and presented staff development sessions to social studies teachers throughout the school district.
Presented all class material and policies accurately and clearly for classes each semester.Established positive relationships with students, parents, colleagues and administrators.Encouraged discussion of class material to promote critical thinking.Participated in regular training courses to keep up-to-date with new teaching methods and developments in the field. Named building teacher of the year.
Served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve. Led and managed thirty soldiers. Planned and executed weekend and summer training sessions for a US Army tank platoon. Trained hundreds of peers and subordinates on tank tactics. Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of millions of dollars worth of equipment.
Telecommunications station operator in Taegu, South Korea. Responsible for the operation of a fixed communications site. Logged and filed classified documents.Trained and instructed subordinates on communications equipment. Tutored Korean college students in the English language.
Completed the HBU Post-Bachelor Education Program. Completed student teaching at Alief Middle School.
Upon graduation received a BA degree in history, minor in psychology, and an officer's commission in the US Army Reserve.
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