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Professional Summary

Innovative leader, directing students and staff to develop mastery of 21st Century skills; through cross curricula connections with the same high level of expectations for all, while addressing the needs of all students.

Outstanding communication skills, work ethic and dedication to professional development and continuing education. Meets deadlines and works with a high level of multicultural awareness and adaptability.

  • HIghly Organized
  • Easily Adaptive
  • Critical thinking
  • Motivated
  • Leadership experience
  • Clear communication skills
  • Decision-making ability
Work History
Professional Educator 01/2015 to Current
Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Science grades 9-12 (034) certification
  • 2019 Nominated Teacher of the Year
  • Chemical Hygiene Officer
  • Assist Principal Stand-In Duties -Interim Department Head
  • Powerschool Scheduling Staff and Students
  • Curriculum Committee Writer for NGSS/Assessments and PD
  • Expertise using technology and blended learning-- collaborate with experts in the field -Member and subscriber of online collaboration communities and current news
  • Successful use of Marzano strategies in the classroom
  • Experience in Title 1 school, successfully completed credit classes in Urban Development
  • Asst. in research and implementation of Mindset in the classroom -Co-Teacher for students in special education
  • Participated in Cultural Awareness training
  • Pilot Learnsmart program
  • Administrator for CAPT and NGSS testing -Assistant Coordinator of SAT assessments
  • Leader,Facilitator,PD presenter and Member of family Engagement Committee -Member of Steering Committee
  • NGSS and Steam Trained -District-Wide Professional Development presenter on technology resources in the classroom.
  • Provided 1 on 1 training for teachers at request of administration for technology resources and blended learning in the classroom.
  • Creator of SBG in the classroom committee to research, design, pilot and reflect using data and surveys for success.
  • Leader and facilitator of Science Department meetings -Employed a variety of assessment tools and strategies to improve instruction
  • Attended community and school events
  • Class advisor
  • Member of visiting NEASC Committee
Creator/Owner Operator 01/2009 to 01/2017
Sundae Spa LLC Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Business Plan Writer
  • Collection and analysis of data
  • Grant Writer- $100,000 Received
  • Budgeting
  • Supervisor of 40+ employees,, scheduling, hiring, firing, evaluation and training.
  • Leader of Planning/Scheduling/Coordinator of events
  • Marketing/Social Media expert
  • Research and Development
  • Oversee daily operations
  • Designed and Implemented educational topics into business
  • Customer Service
  • Conflict Resolution
Educational Consultant And Developer 01/2009 to 01/2011
Elmers Columbus, Ohio
  • Conducted Professional Development Workshops
  • Created Student Based Learning Objectives
  • Created and Oversee after school clubs and independent studies
  • Successfully taught inclusion classes (Co-Taught) addressing various learning levels. Expertise in areas of 504's and IEP's
  • Member of CAPT data assessment team
  • Expertise in technology as it applies to teaching and learning- training other staff
  • Pursued professional development continually by attending educational conferences and teacher training workshops
  • Leader Curriculum committee
Professional Educator 01/2004 to 01/2009
Platt High School Meriden Board of Education, Connecticut
  • Conducted Professional Development Workshops
  • Created student-based learning objectives
  • Created and oversee after-school clubs and independent studies
  • Successfully taught inclusion classes addressing various learning levels
  • Member of CAPT data assessment team
  • Expertise in technology as it applies to teaching and learning
  • Pursued professional development continually by attending educational conferences and teacher training workshops
  • Experience working with a Title 1 school focusing on the child as a whole addressing their basic needs to create a better environment conducive to increase student learning
Professional Educator 01/2001 to 01/2003
Pomperaug High School Middlebury, Connecticut
  • Designed and implemented lesson plans for Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Physical Science
  • Leader in Team teaching
  • Creation of computer and performance based learning assessments
  • Coordinated Special Education Department to address IEP's to include modifications/ accommodations in the classroom
  • Class Advisor
  • Developed and piloted Environmental Science curriculum based on Inquiry Based Learning
  • Excellent classroom management practices
Sixth Year, (092)Administration/Supervision: Education 2017 University of Bridgeport - Bridgeport Connecticut
Masters in Education 2002 University of Bridgeport
  • Exceptional Student Teacher Award Nomination
  • Special needs and exceptional  student concentration
Master of Science: Biology/Chemistry 2001 Central Connecticut State University
Associate of Science: Biology/Chemistry Southern Connecticut University
Associate of Science: Arts/Science 2000 Naugatuck Valley Community Technical College
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
  • Honored in National Dean list for outstanding academic achievement
  • NEASC Visiting Committee Member    
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Licensed Foster Care Provider (High Risk)
  • Conflict Management: Staff-to-Staff
  • Discrimination Awareness in the Workplace
  • Diversity Awareness: Staff-to-Staff
  • Diversity Awareness: Staff-to-Student
  • FERPA: Confidentiality of Records
  • General Ethics in the Workplace
  • IEP Meetings and Team Collaboration
  • CIPA:  Compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act
  • Administrative Supervision of Students
Volunteer Experiences
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Sunshine Kids Foundation
  • Drug and Alcohol Educational Programs
  • Youth Eating Disorder Clinics
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Elementary school teacher offering a strong educational background and more than 17 years of teaching and facilitating experience. Excellent interpersonal and organization skills. Ability to communicate positively and to interact effectively with students, parents, and faculty in all areas of a child's educational development. Characterized as an educator who is enthusiastic, nurturing, empathetic, dedicated, and passionate about the education of young children. Core Strengths ****Delaware Teaching Certificate with Early ***Differentiated instruction specialist ****Childhood Education endorsement, K-4 ***Teaching, tutoring and counseling ***Curriculum development ***Creative lesson plan development ***Discovery Education familiarity ***Goal setting, implementation and mentoring of ************** eadership/communication skills new faculty and staff
02/2013 to Current Advisory Council Member Redwood City, CA
  • Provide with feedback and suggestions on the content and products offered through their website, as well as input on future content and products still in development.
  • elp to ensure that the resources offered exceed the needs of parents, students, and teachers on a national level.
  • Assist in looking for new and better ways to support children (and their families), working to share the content, skills, and methodologies that are being applied in classrooms today.
Educational Consultant 06/2012 to Current Redwood City, CA
  • Create, edit, and revise on-line educational activities based on national common core curriculum standards for elementary school aged children.
Lead Teacher 08/2006 to Current
  • Lowell School Washington, D C.
  • Instructed students in language arts (reading, writing, word study, and phonics), handwriting, math, social studies, and science curriculum.
  • Created instructional materials and developed strategies to best support each student's learning style and educational needs.
  • eveloped updated curriculum goals and standards for the 1st grade curriculum guide, as well as for AIMS school re-accreditation (April 2013).
  • orked to integrate all areas of the curriculum with enrichment classes, in an effort to further enhance the overall learning experiences of each child.
  • Coordinated all 1st grade activities, performances, events, field trips, and community service projects.
Lead Teacher 08/2003 to 06/2006 The Country Day School Mclean, VA
  • Collaboratively taught alongside teachers in two additional kindergarten homeroom classes.
  • Planned and implemented lesson plans in language arts (reading, writing, word study, and phonics), handwriting, math science, and social studies curriculum.
  • Integrated curriculum in all subject areas to enhance the Reggio Emilia philosophy and developmental approach of the program.
  • Created instructional materials and strategies to best support the educational and behavioral needs of each student.
  • Evaluated and analyzed students with special needs and specific developmental delays.
Private Tutor 08/2003 to 08/2010 Norwood Elementary School Bethesda Washington, DC, MD
  • Tutored elementary school aged students in core curriculum content areas.
Assistant Manager of retail home 08/2000 to 07/2003
  • Crate and Barrel Washington, D C Professional Activities and Achievements.
  • Acted as Carpool Coordinator at the Lowell School, streamlining carpool policies and procedures to create a more safe and expedient carpool system, and in compliance with DDOT (District Department of Transportation, Washington DC) city- wide initiatives (2009-Present).
  • Created First Grade Curriculum Binder for new faculty and staff, outlining all components of the core curriculum by content area, as well as providing a scope and sequence for each subject detailing activities, projects, and assessments implemented throughout the school year (Spring 2012).
  • Evaluated, revised, and updated the Kindergarten science and math curriculum at the Country Day School implementing a developmental/project-based approach (Reggio Emilia) when planning activities and projects with students; thereby strengthening language literacy skills, reading readiness, critical thinking skills, and hands-on discovery learning (2003- 2006).
  • Member of the Math Curriculum Committee at Tower Hill School.
  • Met monthly with grade level teachers (K-4) to discuss school-wide math standards and future goals for updating and expanding both classroom materials and curriculum (1).
  • Served as convener and secretary for the School Partnerships Committee at Washington Episcopal School.
  • Supervised meetings and wrote committee mandate outlining outreach curriculum and revision plans for the Middle States re- accreditation project (Fall 1998).
  • Established and coordinated a school-wide Reading Buddy program at Washington Episcopal School.
  • Elementary students (grades K-6) adopted younger/older classes and gathered together weekly to share favorite books and stories, craft integrated group projects related to language and literature, and celebrate reading milestones with friends and mentors (Fall 1998).
  • Participated in presentations outlining the first grade language arts and math curriculum concepts at Washington Episcopal School.
  • In contributing to both the Writing Workshop Night and Math Night seminars, teachers met with parents to discuss goals and expectations of the first grade curriculum and presentations were prepared to incorporate sample classroom activities for the parents to explore (Fall 1).
  • Trained in Everyday Math, TERC Investigations, Handwriting Without Tears, The Phonovisual Method, and Lucy Calkins' Writing Workshop programs.
Lead Teacher 08/1999 to 06/2000 Tower Hill School Wilmington, DE
  • Implemented lesson plans already in place for language arts (reading, writing, word study, and phonics), math science, and social studies curriculum units.
  • Worked collaboratively with team members to integrate all areas of the curriculum in an effort.
  • further enhance and expand the structured classroom environment.
  • reated instructional materials and strategies that best supported each student's learning style and educational needs.
  • Graduate school independent study practicum in Educational Management.
Lead Teacher 08/1994 to 06/1999 Washington Episcopal School Bethesda, MD
  • Instructed students in language arts (reading, writing, word study, and phonics), math, and social studies curriculum.
  • Created instructional materials and strategies that best supported each student's learning style and educational needs.
  • Developed updated curriculum goals and standards for the primary division (grades K-3) social studies curriculum.
  • Worked to integrate all areas of the curriculum in an effort to further enhance and expand the structured classroom environment.
  • oordinated all 1st grade activities, performances, field trips, and community service projects.
Education and Training
Master of Arts: Educational Leadership August 1999 The American University Wilmington, DE Delaware Early Childhood Education Credential Educational Leadership
Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Education and Cognitive Psychology May 1994 Vanderbilt University, George Peabody College Nashville, TN Early Childhood Education and Cognitive Psychology
1998 American University Vanderbilt University Dean's List of Academic Achievement (The
Fall 1993 Vanderbilt University Outstanding Professional Promise in Teaching and Learning for Early Childhood and Elementary Education
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Enthusiastic Classroom Assistant highly skilled in working with students by perceiving needs and supporting various functions and the educational, behavioral and emotional needs of students from diverse backgrounds.

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Personnel development
  • Customer relations
  • Adheres to procedures
  • Goal-oriented
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strategic thinker
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Organized
  • Persuasive speaker
  • Classroom management
  • Teacher support
  • IEP compliance
  • Educational assistance
  • Social development and integration
  • Tutoring
  • Managing classroom for diverse populations
  • Special education
  • Outstanding social skills
  • Positive learning environment
  • Student motivation
  • Personable and outgoing
  • Classroom discipline
  • Identifying problems
  • Documentation and reporting
  • Experience with special-needs students
Work History
Special Education Assistant 04/2018 to Current
Shelby County Schools Cordova, TN
  • Worked with individual students to provide personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support
  • Aided elementary school special education teachers in reinforcing efforts for children with various learning and behavioral needs
  • Implemented curriculum with life-based approach
  • Provided diverse assistance to teachers, including clerical support, classroom management and document coordination
  • Maintained student safety in classroom and outside environments
  • Facilitated curriculum lessons in a positive, engaging environment to maximize student learning and on-task behavior
  • Developed professional relationships with school staff to contribute to a strong learning community
  • Kept learning environments focused, inclusive and supportive at all times
  • In the absence of the regular teacher, took over to lead all classroom instruction and management
  • Documented behaviors, interventions and results
  • Built trust and rapport with students through positive reinforcement and strong communication skills
  • Spoke with parents about student needs to garner additional support
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
  • Developed professional relationships with school staff to contribute to strong learning community
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration
Wireless Sales Consultant 09/2017 to 04/2018
Sam's Club Memphis, TN
  • Arranged technology merchandise in attractive displays to drive sales
  • Maintained up-to-date knowledge of store sales, payment policies and security standards
  • Used product knowledge, sales abilities and customer relations skills to drive substantial sales increases in cellular phones and electronic products
  • Opened, shelved and merchandised new products in visually appealing and organized displays for optimal sales promotions
  • Stocked merchandise each day, clearly labeling items, arranging according to size or color, and preparing attractive displays
  • Communicated accurate information about promotions, customer programs and products, providing exceptional customer service and driving retention
  • Engaged customers warmly and provided immediate and dedicated assistance
  • Managed efficient cash register operations, including scanning items, processing payments and issuing receipts
  • Worked with diligence to regularly meet or exceed special targets, including credit card applications, special donations and specific product promotions
  • Conducted product demonstrations to highlight features and redirect objections to positive aspects
Stay-At-Home Mom 09/2015 to 09/2017
Unemployed Cordova, TN

Unemployed and stay-at-home mom.

Independent Consultant 02/2016 to 02/2017
LiveOps Duties include answering customer service and sales calls for a number of clients and assisting customers with orders, purchases, and information about products or services.
  • Also transferring calls to the correct party when needed.
  • Assistant Store Manager 10/2012 to 09/2015
    Justice Memphis, Tennessee, United States

    Justice Duties include opening and closing store, training employees, handling funds, depositing monies from daily sales, processing shipment, answering phone, servicing customers on daily basis, ensuring control of payroll, supervising associates, and helping store manager with all aspects of running and maintaining a retail business.

    • Stocked and replenished merchandise according to store merchandising layouts
    • Priced merchandise, stocked shelves and took inventory of supplies
    • Cleaned and organized the store, including the checkout desk and displays
    • Operated a cash register for cash, check and credit card transactions with 99% accuracy
    • Alerted customers to upcoming sales events and promotions
    • Identified potential shoplifters and alerted management
    • Trained 10 new sales associates each quarter
    • Completed all point of sale opening and closing procedures, including counting the contents of the cash register
    • Handled all customer relations issues in a gracious manner and in accordance with company policies
    • Welcomed customers into the store and helped them locate items
    • Shared best practices for sales and customer service with other team members to help improve the store\'s efficiency
    Stay-At-Home Mom 05/2010 to 10/2012
    Unemployed Cordova, Tennessee, United States
    • Unemployed, Stay-at-home mom.
    Educational Assistant 08/2009 to 05/2010
    Memphis City Schools Double Tree Elementary Memphis, TN
    • Duties include teaching students who need extra help in reading and math, assisting teachers with anything needed, cafeteria duty, substituting in after care, and being a positive role model and mentor to all children.
    • Planned and led activities to develop students\' physical, emotional and social growth.
    • Instructed small groups of students in basic concepts such as the alphabet, shapes and color recognition.
    • Tailored lesson plans for students with emotional and cognitive disabilities.
    • Assisted the classroom teacher in supervising snack time and indoor and outdoor play.
    • Led reading and arts and crafts lessons.
    • Supported 3 classroom teachers in implementing a developmentally-appropriate curriculum for a group of 30 students.
    • Prepared instruction materials, including making copies, constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
    • Graded tests and papers and recorded grades for teaching staff.
    Associate of Arts: Early Childhood Education Southwest TN CC - Memphis, TN Education
    Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education University of Memphis - Memphis, TN Psychology
    High School Diploma 1995 Horn Lake High School - Horn Lake, MS
    • Emphasis in Diversified Occupations
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    Responsible Educational Assistant with excellent communication and coordination skills demonstrated by ten years of tutoring/classroom experience. I am caring and professional with a strong commitment to student learning and progress.  
    • Curriculum development and assessment
    • 10 years tutoring in English and Writing
    • Extensive knowledge of training methods
    • Lesson planning in English and Writing
    Helped hundreds of participants throughout my 10 years of being an Educational Assistant reach their educational goals.
    09/2006 to 08/2015
    Educational Assistant Kumon Math and Reading Center Vancouver, WA
    • Instructed through lectures, discussions and demonstrations in Writing and English.
    • Monitored classroom studies following specific policy of self-learning and ensuring comprehension prior to student advancement.
    • Corrected student papers stemming from at home reading and writing assignments
    • Provided educational assistance in reading and writing to both children and adults.
    08/2004 to 09/2006
    Office Assistant Linda Hill, Job Coaching Services Portland, OR
    • Monitored and maintained office supplies, monthly mailings and answered phone calls.
    • Responsible for keeping office correspondence and entry level bookkeeping.
    Bachelor of Arts: English Portland State University Portland, OR, USA
    • Accounting courses at Portland Community College