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Professional Summary
Talented Teacher with an exceptional ability to establish cooperative, professional relationships with parents, staff and administration. Clear communicator who prioritizes students\' success, as well as their holistic development.
  • RTI knowledgeable
  • Self-motivated
  • ​Strong written and verbal communicator
  • IEP informed/implemented
  • Enthused cultivating mentor
  • Goal-driven relatable team member
  • Technology savvy- SMART Board, students\' online programs, Power Point, Gold Documenting/Assessing

Work History
Classroom Teacher Owensboro Public Schools, Hager Preschool - 1701 W. 7th Street 06/2005 - Current
  • Individualized preschool curriculum to meet the particular needs of students, while observing and evaluating students\' performance, behavior, social development and physical health.
  • Implemented:
          Dial 4 Screener/Results, RTI
          DECA Program
          Second Steps Program          
          Footsteps to Brilliance (classroom with most use across OPS District) 
          Teaching Strategies Gold Studies and Assessment (embedded KECS)
          Fry Words (family interactive)
          Brigance Kindergarten Screener
  • Collaborated with Curriculum Committee, to adjust/redesign and present Developmental Screening Summary Sheet, with detailed explanations of required steps for screening, RTI, referral, evaluation, and evaluation results.

Classroom Teacher South Hancock Preschool/Head Start - AAHS- 1700 W. 5th St., Owensboro, KY 42301 07/2002 - 06/2005
  • Collaborated with other Preschool Teachers, AAHS Program Assistant & Resource Teacher, Speech/Language Pathologist, and district\'s Kindergarten Teachers. to apply Kentucky Early Childhood Standards (KECS)
  • Assisted with development of IEP\'s, in areas of Cognitive and Behavior (other than Speech).
  • Actively participated in AAHS Curriculum Committee\'s production of developmental continuum tool aligned with KECS, COPA.

Elementary Teacher Mary Carrico Catholic School - 9546 HWY. 144, Knottsville, KY 42366 08/2000 - 08/2002
  • Educated Second grade students, according to KY State Standards.
  • Implemented the standards for Kentucky's Fourth grade students.
  • Participated in duties outside of the classroom; family night activities, seasonal productions, Parent/Teacher Conferences, professional development.

Master of Arts: Education, Special Education/IECE Murray State University - Murray, KY 2005


Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, K-4, 5th & 6th Contained Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY 2000
  • Served as a KTIP Resource Teacher for several IECE Teachers at Hager Preschool.
  • Named "OEA Elementary Teacher of the Year" atHager Preschool,2009.
  • Presented/Co-Presented PLCs including;Exploring Teaching Strategies Gold, Math Curriculum for Preschool, AAHS New RTI form and aligned processes.
  • Academic Accomplishments: -

-Bachelor of Science Summa Cum Laude, WKU,   -President\'s Scholar, WKU 05-2000,   -Dean\'s List, WKU 12-1999,   -Associate's in Arts, High Distinction 08-1997, -President\'s List, OCC 08-1997

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Dedicated educator with 24 years experience. Committed to creating a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging and supportive for all students. Demonstrated skill in individualizing instruction based on students' needs and interests. Enthusiastic, with superb leadership and communication skills. Easily cultivates trusting and productive relationships with students, parents, teachers and administration.
  • Texas Teaching Certificate 
  • ESL Certified
  • Standardized testing techniques
  • Flexible and adaptive
  • Calm under pressure
  • Named “ Teacher of the Year” in  2002
  • Designed and conducted  professional development in Reading Strategies for Region 12  in August 2000.
  • Conducted State Third Grade Reading Academy in 2002
  • Conducted  State Fifth Grade Reading Academy in 2004
Teacher Aug 1992 to Current
Blooming Grove ISD Blooming Grove, TX
  • Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress.
  • Implemented a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations.
  • Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects.
  • Set and communicated ground rules for the classroom based on respect and personal responsibility.
  • Tutored children individually and in small groups to help them with difficult subjects.
  • Taught after-school and summer enrichment programs.
  • 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.
  • Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning.
  • Took appropriate disciplinary measures when students misbehaved.
  • Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups and whole group instruction.
  • Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards. Worked outside normal hours to be available to answer parent and student questions.
  • Used children's literature to teach and reinforce reading, writing, grammar and phonics.
  • Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level.
  • Taught students to exercise problem solving methodology and techniques during tests.
Second Grade Self-Contained Classroom Teacher
Reading Interventionist K-5
Second Grade Self-Contained Classroom teacher
4th,5th,6th grade Math Teacher
Third Grade Self-Contained Classroom Teacher
Title I Reading Teacher
Bachelor of Science, Education Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches, TX, USA
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Professional Summary
Highly skilled and experienced educator specializing in multi-sensory literacy instruction and interventions by coaching teachers and helping children develop reading proficiency 
  • Orton-Gillingham Level 2 Specialist Certification, Institute of Multi-Sensory Education 
  • New Jersey Permanent Licenses: Reading Specialist, Reading Teacher, ESL Teacher, Elementary Education(K-8), Special Education
Core Qualifications
  • Orton-Gillingham Methodology
  • Multi-sensory Education
  • Coaching
  • Literacy Development
  • Facilitating Staff Development  
  • Tutoring
  • Reciprocal Teaching
  • Data Collection 
  • English Language Learners
  • Special-Needs Students
District Teacher Coordinator-Interventionist/Reading Specialist Sep 2017 to Current
Plainfield Public Schools Plainfield, NJ
  • Coach teachers in Orton-Gillingham methods, interventions, and multi-sensory best practices across 10 elementary schools
  • Identify and design targeted interventions for struggling learners
  • Design and facilitate workshops and staff trainings throughout the district 
  • Collaborate with school based I&RS teams 
  • Screen students for dyslexia
  • Instruct children individually or in small groups using multi-sensory instruction
Lead Orton-Gillingham Coach-Emerson School Jan 2015 to Jun 2017
Plainfield Public Schools Plainfield, NJ
  • Led teachers in developing OG school based program and coordinated in school training 
  • Modeled best practices in classrooms and observed teachers, providing feedback 
  • Facilitated PLCs on Orton-Gillingham and literacy best-practices 
  • Developed and Coordinated School-Wide Literacy Initiatives​
  • Collected and Analyzed School-Wide Data
ESL Teacher-Emerson School Sep 2014 to Jun 2017
Plainfield Public Schools Plainfield, NJ
  • Taught ESL and literacy to grades K-5, employing an Orton-Gillingham approach
  • Developed and delivered language and literacy lessons with differentiated reading, writing, speaking, and listening instructional focus 
  • Collaborated with classroom teachers to enhance language learning for all students
  • Administered the ACCESS test to qualifying PreK-5 students​
Orton-Gillingham Literacy Coach Jun 2016 to Jul 2016
Plainfield Public Schools Plainfield, NJ
  • Performed as a Literacy Coach in an Orton-Gillingham Summer Intervention Program by modeling methodologies, observing, and providing feedback to teachers 
  • Facilitated staff trainings on multi-sensory reading comprehension
  • Administered Assessments, Collected and Compiled Program-Wide Data 
1st Grade and 2nd Grade Classroom Teacher Sep 2008 to Aug 2014
Plainfield Public Schools Plainfield, NJ
  • Taught all subject areas in regular education classrooms including differentiating instruction, progress monitoring, benchmarking, assessing, and behavior management
Reading Specialist, Let's Read Interventionist Sep 2000 to Jun 2008
Plainfield Public Schools Plainfield, NJ
  • Implemented a Reading Recovery modeled intervention program  
  • Mentored and coached new reading specialists
  • Developed and facilitated district-wide staff literacy training
  • Designed, prepared, and presented literacy program research
  • Administered Assessments-DRA, DIBELS, Marie Clay's Observation Tasks
  • Created district-wide informal literacy assessments
Special Education Teacher, Common Branch Teacher Sep 1996 to Sep 2000
New York City Public Schools Queens, NY
  • Taught 4th grade general education and K-3 self-contained special education for students with learning disabilities
Special Education Teacher Sep 1995 to Aug 1996
Highbridge Advisory Council Bronx, NY
  • Provided special education services to at-risk preschoolers in an early intervention school setting and in a home-based setting 
Consultant Teacher-7th Grade Sep 1994 to Jun 1995
Baltimore County Public Schools Baltimore, MD
  • Provided Special Education Services in an Inclusion Model
Teacher Coordinator-Interventionist Sep 2017 to Current
Plainfield Public Schools Plainfield , NJ
Teacher Coordinator-Interventionist Sep 2017 to Current
Plainfield Public Schools Plainfield , NJ Reviewed and provided comments on the adequacy of documents and took necessary steps to cure any deficiencies.
ESL Drexel University Philadelphia, PA GPA 4.0/4.0
Master of Science, Reading Education Queens College, CUNY Flushing, NY High Honors in Education GPA 3.9/4.0
Bachelor of Science, Special Education & Elementary Education Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion, PA GPA 3.9/4.0 Summa Cum Laude
New Jersey Governor's Teacher of the Year Award: 2002
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Professional Summary
Skilled Elementary Reading Teacher with a background in improving student performance. Teacher focused on implementing highly effective instructional practices to improve student learning. Highly innovative and resourceful education professional who quickly identifies and resolves challenging classroom situations.
  • Missouri Teaching Certificate with Elementary Education endorsement
  • Strong written and verbal communicator
  • Instructional best practices
  • DRA familiarity
  • Purposeful lesson planning
  • RTI familiarity
  • Self-motivated
  • Experiential learning
  • Positive and encouraging
  • Kind and empathetic educator
Work History
St. Louis Public Schools Reading Interventionist | Adams Elementary | August 2014 - Current
  • Running records, guided reading, anecdotal note taking
  • Modeled lessons
  • Facilitated school and district professional developments
  • SIPPS Intervention
  • Assessed students' reading levels using Fountas and Pinnell leveled literacy
  • Determined students' strengths and weaknesses through Star testing and weekly assessments.
  • Created  classroom environment in which children could learn respect for themselves and others.
  • Provided reading instruction to students based upon reading levels, strengths,and deficits
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Maintained accurate and complete records for students
  • Worked with other teachers and administrators to evaluate and revise elementary school programs.
  • Pursued professional development continually by attending educational conferences and teacher training workshops
  • Developed IEPs with and without BIPs.
  • Member of the school Care and SIT team to determine interventions needed for students

St. Louis Public Schools Assessment Coordinator K-3 | Adams Elementary | August 2014 - Current
  • Administered state, district, and school  mandated assessments
  • Analyzed Star Reading and Math assessments, Acuity test, and additional school-wide assessments
  • Used assessment data to assist teachers in guiding instruction for their classroom
  • Organized data wall for primary grades
  • Provided teachers with professional development over assessment materials

St. Louis Public Schools Classroom Teacher | Adams Elementary | September 2004 - June 2014
  • Instructed up to 30 students individually and in groups.
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' needs and interests.
  • Met regularly with parents and guardians to discuss children's progress.
  • Planned and implemented creative lessons in accordance with district, county, state and federal guidelines.
  • Determined student strengths and weaknesses through DIBELS, STAR testing and weekly assessments.
  • Created a classroom environment in which children could learn respect for themselves and others.
  • Fostered oral language development and critical thinking skills during literary discussions
  • Set up lesson materials, bulletin board displays and demonstrations.
  • Supervised students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, schoolyards and on field trips.

Master of Arts Special Reading K-12 Webster University 470 E Lockwood Ave, St. Louis, MO 63119 | 2016
Master of Arts Early Childhood Education Webster University 470 E Lockwood Ave, St. Louis, MO 63119 | 2012
Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education 1-6 University of Missouri St. Louis 1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63121 | 2004
  • Named "Teacher of the Year" at Adams Elementary School in 2012.
  • Named “Teacher of the Month” at Adams Elementary School in 2013.

Special Reading Certification K-12 pending

Elementary Education Certification 1-6

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Experienced educator committed to creating a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging and supportive for all students. Adept at classroom management, lesson planning and differentiating instruction.
  • Classroom Management
  • IEPs knowledge
  • Learning assessments
  • Balanced literacy 
  • Urban public schools  background
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention Training  
Classroom Teacher
September 2016 to June 2017
Pinkham School Winnipeg, MB
  • Differentiated instruction according to student ability, skill and grade level.
  • Used children's literature to teach and reinforce reading, writing, grammar and phonics.
  • Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress.
Classroom Teacher
September 2014 to March 2015
Elwick Community School Winnipeg, MB
  • Collaborated with learning support team to provide small group and whole class instruction in math, language arts, social studies and science.
  • Used various forms of assessments, including student checklists, teacher-student conferences and student portfolios to guide and differentiate instruction.
  • Utilized technology (i.e. iPads, desktop computers, online math games) and small group instruction to enhance math and language arts lessons.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science : Communications, 1994 St. John's University New York, NY, USA
Master of Science : Elementary Education, 2005 Queens College New York, New York, USA
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Passionate masters degree educator with excellent communication, organization, and typing skills seeking a clerk typist position with the City of Joliet.

  • Ability to type 60 Words Per Minutes
  • Microsoft Office, Google Documents, PowerPoint, and database proficient
Rockdale School District 84 August 2016 to June 2017 Elementary Teacher
Rockdale, IL
  • Fostered passionate, curious learners
  • Evaluated students' academic needs
  • Modified curricular content as needed
  • Analyzed student data reports
  • Communicate with students and parents to provide feedback
  • Complied and maintained student records 
  • Adhere to state educational standards and school procedures
  • Utilized Google Documents and educational database systems to create lesson plans and maintain student data
  • Crafted well-written weekly newsletters 
Yorkville District 115 August 2007 to June 2016 Intermediate classroom teacher
Yorkville, IL
  • Empowered intermediate level students to achieve success
  • Participated in monthly data meetings 
  • Modified content as needed 
  • Participated in monthly meetings to evaluate students' academic needs and develop plans to promote success
  • Utilized Microsoft Office and educational database systems
  • Collaborated as a member of the building leadership team and the school improvement team
  • Lead bi-weekly meetings facilitating use of the Thoughtful Classroom learning design
  • Used Outlook to craft and deliver communications with parents and teachers 
  • Communicated with students and parents to give feedback
  • Served on the team to review, edit, and revise the district's mathematics curriculum
  • Collaboratively designed and developed assessments for the district's math curriculum 
St. Mary Nativity School August 2000 to June 2007 Fourth Grade Teacher
Joliet, IL
  • Independently managed an intermediate level classroom 
  • Provided in-house training on Intel Teach to the Future technology
  • Researched and developed the content for the school crisis plan 
  • Collaborated with parents and staff to implement a 5-year school improvement plan 
  • Coordinator for the Title I tutoring program
  • Updated grade level information on the school web page
Substitute Teacher, Shorewood, IL August 1999 to June 2000
  • Substituted in k through 5 classrooms
International American School of Warsaw August 1998 to June 1999 Teacher
Warsaw, Poland
  • Taught a second grade classroom
  • Worked with students from various countries

University of St. Francis. Joliet. IL Master of Science: Educational Leadership
Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education President, Illinois State University chapter, Council for Exceptional Children