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Summary

Two year experienced educator with the desire of continuous improvement and a commitment to student engagement seeking a collaborative learning environment with a growth minded culture.

Education and Training
Alternative Certification 2018 Texas Teachers Houston, TX, United States
Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration 2008 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, Texas
  • Minors in Marketing and Accounting.
  • Dean's List Recipient
Certifications
  • AP Certification in Progress (26 Hours)
  • Science 4-8
  • Math 4-8
  • Business and Finance 6-12
Experience
7th Grade Science Teacher Aug 2018 to Current
Huntsville Independent School District Huntsville, TX
  • Collaborated with our PLC to deliver and adjust lessons, performed data digs on Checks for Assessments and Summative Assessments to help reassess and reteach students and see how classroom goals, teaching goals, and TEKS could be aligned.
  • Continuously monitor individual student performance to allow for data driven instruction.
  • Encouraged positive classroom relationships with campus wide PBIS and classroom wide expectations and procedures.
  • Engaged in tiered lessons so all levels of mastery could be met.
  • Integrated technology such as Google Suites, Classroom, Kahoot, Quizlit, Flipgrid, Newsela, and others to engage in innovative and collaborative learning.
Store Manager/District Trainer Jun 2014 to Sep 2017
Mattress Firm Houston, Texas
  • Facilitated 6 weeks of hands on, rigorous training to new hires to the organization and mentored and coached summer interns.
  • Multiple corporate leadership trainings. Top Gun Coach for district.
Director of Training / Guest Satisfaction Apr 2001 to Apr 2014
Chick-fil-A
  • Developed training program for specific areas including orientation, probationary period, and promotion to management training.
  • Lead trainer at 32 grand openings across the nation. Facilitated the training of new stores by managing a team of 10-15 trainers per opening who then trained staff of 75-125 new hires.
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Professional Summary

Enthusiastic Student and Teacher with a knack for making learning exciting and enjoyable. Motivated by the belief that all children can be successful learners. Driven by the desire for children to see the world is full of possibilities for them; they just need to open the door.

Skills
  • Colorado Teaching Certificate with Elementary Education endorsement
  • Endorsements in Secondary Social Studies Education and K-12 Spanish Education
  • Experience in Gifted and Talented specialized classrooms
  • School wide Gifted Liaison



  • Creative lesson planning
  • Experience with IEPs and ALPs
  • RTI familiarity
  • Data driven instruction
  • SMART Board aptitude
  • Kind and empathetic
Work History
Fifth Grade Teacher/ Gifted Liaison, 08/2018 to Current
Rose Hill Elementary Commerce City, CO
  • Planned lessons according to district Tier 1, Turnaround standards to cover all requirements and prepare for standardized tests.
  • Drove student learning by establishing clear classroom learning and group objectives, as well as success criteria to achieve each goal.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to a diverse range of academic ability levels.
  • Trained in DIBELS, SIPPS, Depth & Complexity and Phonics for Reading.
  • Completed intensive training and taught English Language Learners using the Systematic ELD curriculum.
  • Implemented Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions to fill student gaps.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Facilitated group sessions and provided one-on-one support in after school tutoring for students needing extra support.
  • Created and managed ALPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Attended monthly district gifted staff training sessions.
  • Provided training to colleagues and gifted cluster teachers on applied behavior analysis as well as differentiated curriculum for the gifted population.
  • Member of MTSS team 
Behavioral Health Technician, 10/2016 to Current
United States Army Reserve Aurora, CO
  • Worked alongside Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses in both inpatient and outpatient facilities.
  • Presented case history material to review and discussion with other staff members.
  • Developed, implemented and modified when needed.the patients' treatment plan with medical staff.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior.
  • Documented psychiatric services and responses to treatment in patient case files.
  • Recorded client information on special flow sheets, accurately indicating suicidal precautions, sleep flow and restraints.
  • Conducted therapeutic individual and family therapy sessions.
  • Developed goal-oriented psycho-educational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Displayed sensitivity to the needs of the clients and families served.  
Third Grade Student Teacher, 08/2015 to 12/2015
Eagleview Elementary School Thornton, Colorado, United States
  • Supervised an average of 26 students throughout the school day.
  • Created an enjoyable and interesting learning environment for students; majority of whom were identified as Gifted and Talented or High Achieving students.
  • Met the needs of a Gifted and Talented clustered classroom by writing and following through with students' AEP's and/or IEP's.
  • Fostered and environment of understanding and inclusion of differences in which children could learn respect for themselves and others.
  • Pursued professional development by attending educational conferences and teacher training workshops.
  • Worked collaboratively with mentor teacher and the third grade team to create a welcoming environment for all students that fostered personal, social and educational growth.
STEM Internship, 01/2015 to 05/2015
University of Colorado Boulder- Alicia Sanchez Elementary Lafayette, Colorado, United States
  • Encouraged interactive learning by incorporating educational software and the Internet.
  • Maintained accurate and complete records for 15 students.
  • Encouraged students with special academic interests to fully pursue those subjects.
  • Fostered team collaboration between students through group projects.
  • Worked with other teachers and administrators to evaluate and revise elementary school programs.
  • Collaboratively shared instructional ideas and results among a research team to critically analyze information for valuable results.
  • The team of researchers has given me the opportunity to learn about the benefits of collaborative teaching. 
Fourth Grade, Full Day Student Practicum, 01/2015 to 05/2015
Alicia Sanchez Elementary School Lafayette, Colorado, United States
  • Created a classroom environment in which children could learn respect for themselves and others.
  • Communicated openly with parents to support students' learning and healthy development in school as well at home.
  • Encouraged students with special academic interests to fully pursue those subjects.
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Observed and evaluated students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health.
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests. 
  • My position in the school brought to life, first hand that our jobs as teachers is not just to educate our students on how to learn but also to educate our students on how to be people.
  • Fifth Grade, Social Studies and Reading Student Practicum.
Fifth Grade, Social Studies and Reading Student Practicum, 09/2014 to 12/2014
Riverdale Elementary School Thornton, Colorado, United States
  • Encouraged interactive learning by incorporating educational software and the Internet.
  • Planned and implemented creative lessons in accordance with district, county, state and federal guidelines.
  • Fostered team collaboration between students through group projects.
  • Drafted lesson plans and submitted them for review and feedback in a timely manner.
  • Teaching on a team of teachers whose focus was on integrating technology into the classroom has given me an advanced opportunity to see how technology can effectively be utilized in the classroom.
  • Third Grade, Reading and Writing Student Practicum.
Third Grade, Reading and Writing Student Practicum, 01/2014 to 05/2014
McElwain Elementary School Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Instructed up to 15 students individually and in groups.
  • Set up lesson materials, bulletin board displays and demonstrations.
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Boosted cultural awareness by incorporating children's literature from cultures around the world.
  • Fostered oral language development and critical thinking skills during literary discussions.
  • This experience was my first interaction with a cooperating teaching who supports her students' learning through a Responsive Classroom.
  • By having a classroom environment where the students were very comfortable with the community in place, I realized that it is an essential piece for my teaching philosophy.
Educational Psychology Student Practicum, 09/2013 to 12/2013
Alicia Sanchez Elementary School Lafayette, Colorado, United States
  • Cooperated with parents to support students's learning and healthy development in school and at home.
  • Planned and implemented creative lessons in accordance with district, county, state and federal guidelines.
  • The philosophy of the after school club was "learning through play." Throughout this experience I was able to expand my repertoire of teaching techniques that implement "play" back into the classroom versus more traditional humanist learning techniques.
  • Teaching in an after school club versus the classroom opened my eyes to the importance of using differentiation for not only separate students, but also different learning environments.
Education
Master of Education: Curriculum and Instruction of Gifted Education, 2019
Arizona State University - Tempe, Arizona, United States
Military Vocational Training: Behavioral Health Technician, 2017
United States Army Medical Department Center and School - Fort Sam Houston, Texas, United States
Bachelor of Arts: History, 2015
University of Colorado Boulder - Boulder, Colorado, United States
Licensure: Elementary Education, 2015
University of Colorado Boulder - Boulder, Colorado, United States
Certifications
  • Certified United States Army Behavioral Health Technician
  • State of Colorado Teaching License
  • State of Colorado Elementary Education Endorsement
  • Sate of Colorado Secondary Social Studies Education Endorsement
  • State of Colorado K-12 Spanish Endorsement 
  • CPR and First-aid
Exams
  • Educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA)
    Passed November 2015
  • Praxis Elementary Test (#5018)
    Passed October 2014 
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Professional Summary
Based on NCLB standards I am a highly-qualified administrator and teacher with urban and suburban building level experience. I've worked with culturally diverse students from low income (Title I) communities to high income echelons. I am trustworthy, ethical and a team player with a commitment to the education of all children inclusive of special needs and ESL learners. I am confident and poised with my interactions of students and staff; I possess a proven high degree of organizational, problem solving and data analysis skills. I can multitask effectively and provide staff development to meet the needs of the faculty and students; and assist in meeting AYP or benchmarks goals. I am a visionary leader with zero tolerance for discipline problems that impedes the education of all students.
Skills
  • Microsoft, Outlook, Scranton, Google, promethean/white boards, BenQ, and IPods.
  • Utilize various data management systems: ATS, Grade Book, Achievement Series, Galaxy, Power School and Power Assessment.
  • Data management
  • Budgeting and finance
  • Self-motivated
  • Team liaison
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Staff development
  • Team leadership
  • Extremely organized
Work History
Owner/Executive Director 06/2016 to Current
RAM'S Youth Center for Academic & Cultural Enrichment Portsmouth, VA
Teacher - 6th grade Math & Social Studies 08/2017 to Current
Lakeview Primary school Portsmouth, VA
Teacher - 6th Grade Math 10/2016 to 06/2017
Independence Middle School Virginia Beach, Virginia
Principal 01/2014 to 01/2015
The Academy Charter School New Middle School Hempstead, New York
Teacher - 4th Grade Math & Social Studies 08/2013 to 07/2014
Douglass Park Elementary School
Teacher - 6th Grade Social Studies 08/2009 to 08/2013
Brighton Elementary School Portsmouth, Virginia
Teacher - 3rd Grade Teacher 11/2008 to 08/2009
Park View Elementary School
SES Provider/Consultant/Owner 01/2006 to 01/2008
  • Socratic Learning; Education Link; OIC; RAM's Youth Development.
Principal 01/2005 to 01/2006
Katherine A. Deasy Elementary School Glen Cove, NY
Principal 01/2004 to 01/2005
G. James Gholson Middle School Landover, Maryland
Principal 01/2002 to 01/2004
Community School 129 Bronx, New York
Assistant Principal 01/2000 to 01/2002
Middle School 390 Bronx, NY


Staff Developer/Testing Coordinator 01/1996 to 01/2000
Community School District 12 Bronx, New York
Multicultural/Social Studies Coordinator 12/1994 to 01/1996
Community School District
Education
Master of Science: Education School Administration & Supervision June 1995 City College of New York Education School Administration & Supervision
Bachelor of Science: Applied Social Sciences & Business December 1985 SUNY at Binghamton Applied Social Sciences & Business
Licenses
Commonwealth of Virginia - Postgraduate Professional License Administration and Supervision Prek-12 (Expires 2018); Elementary Education PreK-6 (Expires 2018); New York State Education Department - Licenses School Administrator and Supervisor (Permanent 1995); Public School Teacher Certificate - Nursery, Kindergarten & Grades 1-6 (Permanent 1990); New York City Public Schools - Licenses Principal of Day Elementary, Intermediate & Junior High School Assistant Principal of Elementary, Intermediate & Junior High School Education Administrator - Curriculum Development & Coordination Instructional Specialist; Education Administrator - Senior Curriculum Development & Coordination Instruction Specialist Education Administrator - Staff Development and Training Instruction Specialist Education Administrator - Senior Staff Development and Training Instruction Specialist; Common Branch in Day Elementary
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Professional Summary
Collaborative, passionate, motivating leader with experience in teaching, mentoring, and coaching youth and adults. Communicates and interacts with people in an energetic and positive manner who has been commended by peers for exhibiting leadership and professionalism.
Skills
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Team leadership
  • Extremely organized
  • Conflict resolution
  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic optimist
  • Good listener
  • Observant of other's needs
  • Works well with others
  • Creative
  • Positive 
  • Compassionate 
  • Effective Time Manager 
Work History/ Related Experience
Fourth Grade Teacher , 08/2016 to Current
Academy of Excellence Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Taught Bible, English, History, Science, Spelling, and Reading to nineteen fourth grade students. 
  • Implemented specific learning strategies in order to achieve improved Forward Exam results.
  • Performed initial and periodic student assessment and analysis in order to best foster individual student growth throughout the school year.
  • Developed new worksheets and assignments in order to best fit my class's academic and spiritual needs.
  • Researched and implemented different resources, in addition to provided curriculum, in order to maximize student's comprehension of a concept.
  • Initiated one-on-one meetings with students in order to foster spiritual and emotional growth which resulted in students showing signs of emotional stability and maturity throughout year.
  • Responsible for creative methods in reaching all styles of learning – physical, aural, visual, verbal.
  • Built parent rapport and support by sending home monthly newsletters and conducting one-on-one parent meetings.
  • Demonstrated efficiency in classroom management by implementing strategies such as call and response, incentives, etc.
  • Provided a positive learning environment by fostering and improving student-to-student relationships through various activities.
  • Collaborated with fellow teachers in order to teach and to learn new strategies that were found to work in the classroom.
  • Exhibited strong teaching and communication skills in order to guarantee student comprehension of concepts and required standards.
  • Consistently submitted detailed weekly lesson plans and quarterly grades. 
Official, 01/2017 to Current
Badger Region Volleyball Pewaukee, Wisconsin
  • Officiated Badger Region Club Volleyball tournaments. 
  • Strongly communicated rules and answered questions during captain meetings.
  • Displayed quick decision making skills and confidence during judgment calls and pressure situations.
  • Demonstrated a professional presence during parent or coach disagreements.
  • Quickly accomplished moving to the next level of a provisional official within two months.
Sports Intern , 06/2016 to 08/2016
Appleton Alliance Church Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Collaborated with peers to organize effective sports drills.
  • Communicated group or individual instruction in an enthusiastic, energetic, effective, and comprehensible manner. 
  • Organized and implemented a one-week volleyball camp for two different age groups.
  • Delegated specific tasks and lesson assignments to other co-workers/volunteers while conducting the volleyball camp.
  • Conducted meetings with co-workers/volunteers in order to insure that the camp would be run smoothly and effectively.
  • Thoroughly prepared and led a daily devotional throughout the volleyball camp.
  • Thoroughly developed specific lessons that were geared at accomplishing a client's athletic goals during one-on-one training.
  • Helped trainee improve her volleyball serving success to 81 percent and 29 aces in her next season, compared to prior stats of 43 percent and 3 aces. 
  • Exhibited quick thinking skills and confidence in reffing nightly leagues.
Coach, 10/2013 to 04/2016
River City Club Volleyball Watertown, Wisconsin
  • Coached three consecutive seasons for Badger Region Volleyball association with skill development ranging from ages 14-18.
  • Member of the Badger Region Volleyball Association, completed online officiating classes, and completed Impact training.
  • Demonstrated a high level of respect for opponents, officials, and facilities.
  • Worked closely with the parents and club director in coordinating and scheduling parent meetings, practices, and tournaments.
  • Accepted coaching, constructive criticism, and recognition with humility and composure.
  • Developed positive relationships with parents, players, fellow region coaches, and the community.
  • Carefully prepared practice plans ahead of time that were designed to provide productive and enjoyable practices.
Waitress, 05/2013 to 06/2016
Cruise In Marion, Wisconsin
  • Trained kitchen staff on proper use of equipment, food handling, and portion sizing.
  • Promoted to shift manager after demonstrating leadership among co-workers. 
  • Performed all transactions in a cordial, efficient, and professional manner.
  • Trained new employees effectively.
  • Managed guest checks, collected cash, and processed credit cards.
  • Consistently offered professional, friendly and engaging service.
  • Developed and maintained positive working relationships with others to reach business goals.
  • Conducted inventory and restocked items throughout the day.
Summer Custodian, 06/2014 to 08/2015
Clintonville Public Schools Clintonville, Wisconsin
  • Cleaned in and around the buildings; prioritizing safety at all times.
  • Supervised the cleaning, maintenance, and care of building and grounds.
  • Accomplished tasks by communicating and working well with others. 
Admissions Recruiter, 09/2014 to 04/2015
Maranatha Baptist University Watertown, Wisconsin
  • Investigated and resolved potential student inquiries in a timely and empathetic manner.  
  • Influential in causing students to apply and choose the University. 
  • Asked open-ended questions to assess student needs.
  • Positively promoted the institution through effective communication and in an enthusiastic tone.
  • Drafted reports for supervisors regarding potential students in database system.
Youth Sports Instructor/ Official, 03/2013 to 05/2014
YMCA Watertown, Wisconsin
  • Taught a range of sport-specific skills in a clear, safe manner.
  • Acted as a positive role model for team participants, parents, and community.
  • Maintained thorough knowledge of all rules, game procedures, coaching techniques, and current trends in volleyball.
  • Motivated athletes with an energetic attitude and positive feedback.
  • Demonstrated and promoted the philosophy of the organization to the children and parents.
Scorekeeper/ Volleyball Official, 10/2011 to 03/2012
Clintonville Parks and Recreation Department Clintonville, Wisconsin
  • Properly set-up and took down equipment being used.
  • Calmly handled complaints or questioned calls in a professional manner.
  • Professionally and confidently determined calls during a game.
  • Efficiently recorded statistics and scores.
Youth Apprentice/ Sales Representative , 08/2010 to 08/2013
Clintonville Chronicle Clintonville, Wisconsin
  • Photographed various athletic and community events to be used in conjunction with articles or news highlights.
  • Wrote, edited, and produced stories for others platforms, including the Clintonville Business Directory.
  • Communicated effectively in order to assist local residents over the phone or in the office.
  • Assisted new employees in training or instructing them on their job responsibilities.
  • Established and developed relationships among business advertisers through effective and regular communication.
  • Effectively and clearly communicated various advertisement opportunities to new businesses.
  • Arranged and conducted interviews with individuals knowledgeable about each story's subject matter.
  • Organized material, determined area of emphasis, and wrote stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
  • Followed through on beat sources, contacts, and leads to gather information for stories.
Sunday School and Children's Church Teacher, VBS Teacher, Day Camp Coordinator, 01/2008 to 08/2016
Maranatha Baptist Church Navarino, Wisconsin
  • Taught or volunteered in Sunday School, Children's Church, or Vacation Bible School.
  • Co-directed a Bible Day Camp in the summer of 2012.
  • Secured volunteers, promoted the event, conducted volunteer meetings, and creatively developed a theme, schedule, and activities for the event.
  • Prepared lessons and brainstormed creative teaching methods.
  • Efficiently displayed classroom management for a variety of ages.
Youth Mentor, 01/2012 to 05/2016
Big Brothers Big Sisters Watertown, Wisconsin
  • Consistently met with the same student on a weekly basis for four years.
  • Brainstormed and conducted various creative activities for the student to do.
  • Mentored student in emotional and spiritual realms and noticed changes in the emotional maturity and development throughout the years. 
  • Communicated with the director and the student's teachers about the progress of the student.
  • Promoted the Big Brother Big Sisters program at Maranatha Baptist University by promoting and conducting an informational meeting in order to recruit new mentors.
Truth Trackers 5th Grade Leader/ Volunteer, 09/2013 to 04/2016
Calvary Baptist Church Watertown, Wisconsin

Instructed and mentored 3rd-6th grade students. 

Planned and delivered a Bible lesson to all grade levels that connected with all the different learning styles of children.

Kept careful records of children's progress in verse memorization. 

Volunteer/ Bible Study Leader, 06/2013 to 08/2015
Assurance Women's Center Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Comfortably led Bible study sessions with clients.
  • Established trusting relationships with clients and created an atmosphere that allowed clients to freely communicate their questions and struggles.
  • Provided child care for clients, answered phone calls, cleaned facility, stocked supply shelves, and assisted clients in securing supplies.
Volunteer Coach, Counselor, Motivational Speaker, 07/2012 to 08/2015
Maranatha Baptist University Watertown, Wisconsin
  • Instructed various skill sessions, coached and motivated a team during team competition, and provided one-on-one instruction for campers with a positive and enthusiastic spirit.
  • Initiated and led evening dorm devotionals and announcements.
  • Prepared for and taught a camp wide devotional focusing on clear and effective communication in order to challenge and inspire the campers.
  • Worked closely in collaborating with camp director and instructors in providing a quality camp experience for campers.

Education
Bachelor of Arts: Biblical Counseling, 2016
Maranatha Baptist University - Watertown, Wisconsin
  • Coaching Minor
  • Business Management Concentration
  • Recipient of Bible and Church Ministries Scholarship (2012-2016)
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.71
Honors
  • NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) Game Plan 4 Life Award (2015)
  • NCCAA Volleyball/ Basketball Scholar Athlete (2014, 2015)
  • NCCAA Volleyball Midwest Regional Player of the Year (2014)
  • NCCAA/ AVCA Volleyball All-American Recipient (2014, 2015)
  • AD3I Volleyball First Team (2014, 2015)
  • AD3I Student Athlete of the Week (2014)
  • Collegiate Volleyball and Basketball team captain (2014-2016)
  • Bible and Church Ministries Scholarship Recipient (2012-2016)
  • President's List, Dean's List (2012-2015)
  • Eastern Valley Conference Scholar Athlete (2012)
  • Lion's Club Outstanding Service Scholarship Recipient (2012)