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Professional Summary
Experienced classroom teacher up-to-date on the latest curriculum and resources. Implements new teaching methods when applicable, as well as educational software and Internet programs. Works to develop and promote interactive learning within a group environment.
Skills
  • Proficient in the use of curriculum based measurement assessment systems
  • Superior knowledge of critical reading and mathematical principles
  • Excellent observational skills
  • First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Substantial understanding of student-directed classroom management
  • Curriculum development
  • Child development specialist
  • Impressive communications abilities
Work History
Sixth Grade Language Arts Teacher, 08/2010 to 05/2016
The Children's School Atlanta, GA
  • Administered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
  • Integrated technology into the classroom as an instructional tool, such as the Smartboard.
  • Provided one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
Upper School English Teacher, 08/2003 to 05/2005
Brandon Hall School Atlanta, GA
  • Instructed more than 30 middle school students through lectures, discussions, group activities and demonstrations.
  • Established positive rapport with all students and parents through home calls, emails and the Parent Teacher Club.
  • Supported other faculty and the greater school community by following established procedures
Middle School Humanities Teacher, 08/2000 to 05/2003
The Friends School of Atlanta Decatur, GA
  • Provided one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
  • Instructed through lectures, discussions and demonstrations in World Geography, Humanities and History
  • Adapted lessons for both advanced students by challenging and encouraging critical thinking and students with learning disabilities in the regular classroom by translating and breaking down the concepts in various
Education
Master of Arts: Teaching, 1998
Goucher College - Baltimore, MD
Bachelor of Science: English, 1996
Towson State University - Baltimore, MD
Certifications
Maryland State Childcare Certification- 1990
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Professional Summary
It is my personal and professional mission to help the next generation become well-rounded members of society.  As a teacher,  I find that it is important to not only impart academic knowledge but also help shape their character.  I believe in leading by example through life-giving words and actions and to be a positive influence in my students' lives so that, as a result,  they can be a positive influence in the lives of others.
Skills
  • 6 years total as an English Language Arts and Reading Teacher (grades 6-8)
  • 3 of the 6 years as a Gifted and Talented Teacher (grades 6-7)
  •  New Teacher Mentor

  • Bilingual - Proficient in English and Spanish
  • 97% Passing Rate on 'Reading' for state testing (STAAR)
  • Strong rapport with students, parents, and administration
Work History
Irving Independent School District English Language Arts Teacher | Irving, Texas | July 2012 - October 2017
  • Provide differentiated instruction to respect the wide range of diversity within the student body.
  • Evaluate data as a means to effectively administer assignments and exams that will meet students' needs.
  • Integrate technology into the classroom as an instructional tool.​
  • Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems in students.
  • Provide one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
  • Prepare daily lesson plans to help the students meet objectives, based on Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
  • Student Taught (January 2012-April 2012) at Terry Middle School; Mesquite ISD.
  • Long Term Sub (April 2012- June 2012) at Terry Middle School; Mesquite ISD.

  • Established positive rapport with all students and parents through home calls, emails and the Parent Teacher Club.
Education
Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX | 2012
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Professional Summary
Devoted Middle Grades Social Studies Teacher with four years as an accomplished educator who cares deeply about student success. Creative lesson planner who excels at motivating and inspiring students.
Skills
  • Strong written and verbal communicator
  • Behavior management techniques
  • Active listener
  • Familiar with behavioral disorders
  • Purposeful lesson planning expert
  • Decisive
  • In-depth knowledge of Georgia state standards
  • RTI familiarity
  • Learning assessments
  • ActivInspire knowledge
  • IEPs knowledge
  • Curriculum development
  • Discovery Education familiarity
Work History
7th Grade English and Language Arts Teacher , 06/2014 to 06/2015
The Troup County Board of Education LaGrange, GA
  • Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning.
  • Identified areas of weakness with individual students and tailored lessons accordingly.
  • Created lesson plans in line with state curriculum and school curriculum standards.
  • Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects.
  • Pursued professional development activities to broaden and deepen knowledge of content and teaching skills.
  • Employed a cross-curricular content model as I utilized social science topics to increase student engagement and relevancy when assigning extended writing prompts. 
7th Grade Social Studies Teacher , 07/2015 to Current
Bay Springs Middle School Villa Rica, GA
  • As the chairman of the Social Studies Department, I oversee both current and longterm instructional objectives and coordinate respective school and community wide learning projects . 
  • Organize social and educational activities for students and their families including sponsoring the Junior Beta Club.
  • Encourage extracurricular participation and model specific fitness advancement strategies as a co-sponsor of the school's track club.  
  • Employ a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning.
  • Work to identify areas of weakness with individual students while tailoring lessons accordingly.
  • Acts as a positive role model for students and colleagues.
  • Communicates with peers, colleagues, administrators and all stakeholders to meet and exceed teaching goals.
  • Invited to work alongside district employees to both modify curriculum documentation and design new and engaging instructional content that is tailored to updated curriculum standards. 
Education
Master of Arts: Middle Grades Education , 2013
LaGrange College - LaGrange, GA
  • Coursework includes: Middle Grades Social Studies and English/Language Arts
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude 
Bachelor of Arts: Criminology , 2011
University of West Georgia - Carrollton, GA
  • Obtained Minor in Psychology 
  • Graduated Cum Laude 
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Professional Summary


Academic, operational and reform leader with over 18 years of experience in both rural and urban education. Enthusiastic leader with superior communication that helps in building effective teams of diverse professionals. Highly-knowledgeable in grant writing, fundraising and community involvement initiatives as well as curriculum, instruction and assessment.


Academic, enthusiastic, operational and reform leader with experience in both rural and urban education and building effective teams of diverse professionals. Highly-knowledgeable in grant writing, fundraising and community involvement as well as curriculum, instruction and assessment.

Skills
  • Student and parent relations
  • Community engagement
  • Team leadership
  • Training and development
  • Human resources
  • Budget creation
  • Curriculum development
  • Staff development
  • Academic administration
  • Student achievement
  • Grant writing
  • CPR certified
  • Performance feedback
  • Fundraising
  • Effective public speaker
  • Strategic thinker
  • Educational programs
  • Policy development
  • Recruitment and hiring
  • Troubleshooting expert
  • Community engagement
  • Training and development
  • Human resources
  • Budget creation
  • Curriculum development
  • Staff development
  • Student achievement
  • Prioritization
  • Common Core learning standards
  • Grant writing
  • CPR certified
  • Performance feedback
  • Fundraising
  • Effective public speaker
  • Strategic thinker
  • Educational programs
  • Recruitment and hiring
  • Troubleshooting expert
Work History
Assistant Principal, 06/2017 to Current
Socrates Academy Matthews, NC
  • Established instructional practices driven through statistical performance data.
  • Modeled expected and appropriate leadership to promote teaching staff and administrative personnel's positive interaction with students and families.
  • Performed diverse human resource activities, including hiring, training, disciplinary and termination in compliance with legal guidelines and requirements.
  • Ensured adherence to regulatory funding sources across programs and outcomes.
  • Cultivated a positive relationship between the outside community and the school students and teachers.
Assistant Principal, 06/2017 to Current
Socrates Academy Matthews, NC
  • Established instructional practices driven through statistical performance data.
  • Modeled expected and appropriate leadership to promote teaching staff and administrative personnel's positive interaction with students and families.
  • Performed diverse human resource activities, including hiring, training, disciplinary and termination in compliance with legal guidelines and requirements.
  • Ensured adherence to regulatory funding sources across programs and outcomes.
  • Cultivated a positive relationship between the outside community and the school students and teachers.
Assistant Principal, 06/2015 to 06/2017
Bruns Academy Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Charlotte, NC
  • Completed two years of professional development through the RELAY Graduate School of Education with specific training from Paul Bambrick-Santoyo with Uncommon Schools
  • Oversaw administrative functions such as schedule management and protocols for orientation, registration and related activities.
  • Operated summer sports day camp for children aged 5 to 13 years old and handled all aspects of planning curriculum and activities.
  • Modified the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
Facilitator, Magnet and Testing Coodinator, 06/2012 to 06/2014
John M. Morehead STEM Academy, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Charlotte, NC
  • Provided ongoing direction and leadership for program operations.
  • Improved student's analytical skills by introducing state-of-the-art computer program technologies.
  • Implemented reading and writing workshops to increase student literacy and support school reading programs.
  • Developed activities and integrated technology to diversify instruction.
Facilitator, Magnet and Testing Coodinator, 06/2012 to 06/2014
John M. Morehead STEM Academy, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Charlotte, NC
  • Provided ongoing direction and leadership for program operations.
  • Improved student's analytical skills by introducing state-of-the-art computer program technologies.
  • Developed activities and integrated technology to diversify instruction.
Language Arts Teacher, 06/2009 to 06/2012
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Charlotte, NC


  • Administered assessments and standardized tests to evaluate student progress.
  • Utilized multimedia strategies and technology to convey information in fresh and interesting ways..
  • Increased student's English test scores by 14% through private tutoring and special attention.
Reading Teacher, 06/2000 to 05/2009
Weldon City Schools Weldon, NC
  • Supervised small reading groups of students.
  • Contacted parents to discuss student progress and notify them of issues in class.
  • Interpreted student assessment data to ascertain the best intervention methods.
Language Arts Teacher, 06/2009 to 06/2012
Weldon City Schools Weldon, N.C.
  • Cultivated relationships with parents for a complete support network.
  • Administered assessments and standardized tests to evaluate student progress.
  • Utilized multimedia strategies and technology to convey information in fresh and interesting ways.
  • Led interesting and diverse group activities to engage students in the material.
  • Increased student's English test scores by 14% through private tutoring and special attention.
Language Arts Teacher, 08/2000 to 07/2009
Weldon City Schools Weldon, N.C.
  • Cultivated relationships with parents for a complete support network.
  • Administered assessments and standardized tests to evaluate student progress.
  • Utilized multimedia strategies and technology to convey information in fresh and interesting ways.
  • Led interesting and diverse group activities to engage students in the material.
  • Increased student's English test scores by 14% through private tutoring and special attention.
Education
Principal K-12 Licensure Add-On: 2012
Wingate University - Matthews, N.C.
Master of Arts: Education, Central Michigan University - Mount Pleasant, MI
Bachelor of Arts: English, Elizabeth City State University - Elizabeth City, N.C.
Master of Arts: Education, 2007
Central Michigan University - Mount Pleasant, MI
Bachelor of Arts: English, 2000
Elizabeth City State University - Elizabeth City, N.C.
Accomplishments

Mecklenburg Times 50 Most Influential Women of Charlotte, 2014

Inaugural cohort of Elizabeth City State University's 40 Under 40 Society

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Executive Profile

Urban Educator with experience in curriculum innovation, and providing program choice for students within the nation's third largest school system. Has had success working with boys of color in Chicago's most economically depressed areas.

Skill Highlights
  • Educational Leadership
  • Staff Development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Teaching
  • Lesson Planning
  • Literacy Instruction
  • Strategic Planning
Core Accomplishments
  • Obtained Level 2 School Quality Rating, as a new high school
  • Improved educational program, which resulted in student achievement increasing from 18.6% meets/exceeds to 70.3%, in three years
  • Improved student achievement, as classroom teacher, resulting in an increase from 20.6% meets/exceeds to 88.1%, in three years
  • Inaugural class obtained an ACT Composite of 17.4%, which exceeds Chicago's AAM average of 15
  • Maintained ADA rate of 95% or above for three consecutive years, which is significantly higher than Chicago non-selective high schools
Professional Experience
Principal Jan 2012 to Current
Urban Prep Academies Chicago, IL
  • Obtained Level 2 School Quality Rating (Chicago District 299)
  • Inaugural class of obtained an average ACT Composite of 17.4
  • Achieved an Average Daily Attendance rate of 95%+ for 3 consecutive years
  • Developed campus-based Instructional Framework
  • Increased Honors and Advanced Placement offerings for FY13
  • Increased extracurricular activities and continuing education offerings for students
  • Increased student leadership opportunities, through the formation of the Student Ambassadors and Leadership Alliance, and the Student Interview Panel
Assistant Principal & Incubation Manager Jul 2009 to Jan 2012
Urban Prep Academies Chicago, IL
  • Responsible for executing the start-up tasks for the South Shore Campus, through the Office of New Schools (Chicago Public Schools)
  • Assists the Co-Principal of Academics with the hiring, supervision, and evaluation of classroom teachers and instructional assistants
  • Assists in the development and evaluation of college preparatory curriculum
  • Serving as an administrator for credit recovery programs
  • Serving as an administrator for August planning (Freshmen Academy, student orientations, and professional development)
  • Developed comprehensive professional development calendar
  • Assisted in the development of Urban Prep Teacher Evaluation Process
  • Assists the Director of Recruitment and Development in recruiting incoming freshmen for the Englewood and Bronzeville Campuses
Principal Jul 2007 to Jul 2009
Stephen F. Gale Community Academy Chicago, IL
  • Implemented single-sex instructional environment for middle grades
  • Implemented teacher leadership model (House Leadership)
  • Instituted parent and community programming
  • Increased ISAT composite score by 6 percentage points as first year principal
  • Developed middle school block schedule
  • Improved parent-school connection through redesigned Gale Math and Science Academy website
  • Fostered community partnerships with the McCormick Boys and Girls Club of Chicago; as well as the High Ridge YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Implemented "Looping Teams" in Kindergarten and 1st grades; as well as 7th and 8th grades
  • Upgraded science curriculum, purchasing CMSI science kits for all grades (K - 8)
  • Upgraded mathematics curriculum for K-5, purchasing Book 3 of the Everyday Math series
  • Invested in the Harcourt StoryTown® SCRMA Literature Series
Adjunct Instructor Mar 2006 to Jul 2009
Concordia University Chicago, IL
  • College of Education - Educational Leadership Program Adjunct Instructor
  • Served as Internship Supervisor (provided leadership to aspiring educational leaders, met with site-based mentors, and evaluated performance of interns)
  • Served as an adjunct instructor for the following courses: Instructional Leadership, Supervision and Improvement of Instruction, and Ethics of School Leadership
Teaching Assistant Principal Aug 2005 to Jul 2007
Benjamin E. Mays Academy Chicago, IL
  • Smaller Learning Community Program Administrator (EXCEL) Administrative Accomplishments: Worked with School Leadership Team to raise student achievement from 18.6% meeting and/or exceeding state standards (2003) to 70.3% meeting and/or exceeding state standards (2006)
  • Instituted a House System, which promotes teacher leadership and autonomy
  • Proposed and implemented Track E Year Round Schedule, to reduce learning loss and teacher/student burnout
  • Developed a school-wide enrichment schedule that allows grade level teams to collaborate one to two times per week
  • Developed a comprehensive lesson plan format, which promotes higher-order thinking skills, differentiated learning, and valid assessments
  • Developed and implemented a single-gendered smaller learning community, for grades six through eight; which has significantly increased student achievement over the past three years
Classroom Instructor Sep 2003 to Aug 2005
Benjamin E. Mays Academy Chicago, IL
  • Middle Grades Instructional Accomplishments: Served as Lead Teacher for the newly founded Excel Preparatory Institute
  • Raised student scores to 55.8% meeting and/or exceeding in reading, and 59.3% meeting and/or exceeding in Math; median scores were in the teens to lower 20s two years prior
  • Established Boys to Men Self-Awareness Program
  • Instituted a successful entrepreneurship program to inspire creative thinking
  • Created a peer-mentoring program to promote student focus in the classroom
  • Developed and utilized a "community management" program and point system, for school-wide behavior management (Eagles Esteem System)
Homeroom & Language Arts Teacher Aug 2001 to Jun 2003
John M. Gregory Math & Science Academy Chicago, IL
  • Middle school) 7th & 8th Grade Instructional Accomplishments:
  • Significantly increased scores of students over a two-year period
  • 17 out of 18 students met graduation requirements
  • Established Boys to Men Mentoring Program
  • Participated in Consistency Management Cooperative Discipline Program
  • Established (with grade level partner) a literature-based reading program, as a component of the reading / language arts curriculum
  • Technological Accomplishments: Served as school-wide Technology Coordinator
  • Served as teacher-trainer for online curricula
  • In-serviced teachers on technology integration and specific software
  • Won $70K grant to install Apple mobile labs, and computer lab
  • Installed new Apple eMacs® in each classroom
School Clerk I / Technology Coordinator Mar 2000 to Aug 2001
John M. Gregory Math & Science Academy Chicago, IL
  • Responsible for processing payroll for 70+ employees
  • Responsible for purchasing and accounts payable
  • Supervised ESP office assistants
  • Assisted status clerk with attendance reporting, registration, and student transfers
  • Special Training: Student Information System (SI), SAMAPR System, Kronos® payroll system, Webmail®, and the Corrected Attendance Report (CAR)
Education
Doctor of Education (Ed.D), Teaching & Learning 2014 Argosy University Chicago Chicago, IL, US

Currently ABD

Master of Science, Nonprofit Management 2014 Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning & Leadership Chicago, IL
Master of Education (Ed.M.), Educational Leadership 2005 Concordia University River Forest, IL
Certificate Program: Alternative Teaching Certification, Elementary Education 2002 Northwestern University Evanston, IL
Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts 1998 Chicago State University Chicago, IL
Additional Information

ILLINOIS PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR LICENSURE  

Professional Educator License (General Administrative K-12)

Professional Educator LIcense (Self-contained K-9)

 

ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SERVICE PROVIDER EMPower Educational and Career Services #0611074 Authorized to provide teacher training, in the State of Illinois for educational and career services. Authorized to grant CEUs and CPDUs.

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Professional Summary
Organized Language ArtsTeacher up-to-date on the latest curriculum and resources. Accomplished in preparing students for the future through the use of new technologies. Empowers students with the tools they need to become ambassadors of knowledge and valuable members of society.
Skills
  • Course planning
  • Organized and detailed
  • Personable and approachable
  • Extensive knowledge of [Reading and Writing Skills]
  • Enthusiastic
Work History
Language Arts Teacher - Gifted, 08/2004 to 05/2014
Miami Dade County Public Schools 7351 SW 128 Street, Pinecrest Florida
  • Administered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
  • Communicated objectives for all lessons, units and projects to students and their parents.
  • Integrated technology into the classroom as an instructional tool, such as the Smart Board.
  • Established positive rapport with all students and parents through home calls, emails and the Parent Teacher Club.
  • Instructed more than 125 middle school students through lectures, discussions, group activities and demonstrations.
  • Identified signs of emotional or developmental problems in students.
Substitute Teacher, 08/2003 to 08/2004
Miami Dade County Public Schools 1450 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132
Education
Master of Arts: Curriculum and Instruction, English Education, 2008
Florida International University - 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33199
Bachelor of Arts: English, 2003
Florida International University - 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33199
Associate of Arts: Elementary Education, 1980
Florida International University - 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33199
Associate of Arts: Education, 1976
Miami Dade College - 11011 SW 104 Street, Miami, Florida 33176
Accomplishments
  • Collaborated with department and faculty members to design a year-round standard-based curriculum.
  • Member of Palmetto Middle School ESSAC Committee
  • Palmetto Middle School New Teacher mentor
  • Palmetto Middle School Workshop Facilitator
  • Grade 7 Team Leader
  • Formally recognized as Palmetto Middle Schools 2014-15 Teacher of the Year
Affiliations
  • Alpha Delta Kappa Professional Teaching Sorority, Zeta Chapter, Vice President Membership 
  • National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • United Teachers of Dade (UTD)
  • Parents Student Teacher Association (PTSA)
Certifications
  • Gifted Endorsed
  • Common Core Trained and Certified
  • Cambridge Academy Endorsed
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Objective
To serve as a part-time receptionist at a workplace where my experience in communication and organizational management can be used to provide service to staff and visitors
Attributes and Skills
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Thoughtful and focused
  • Excellent listener
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Professional phone etiquette
  • Experience in planning and facilitating instruction
  • Exceptional note-taking and transcribing skills
Work Experience
Receptionist 03/2015 to 04/2016
St. Michael's Media Ferndale, MI
  • Answered, screened, and redirected incoming calls.
  • Managed a database of thousands of subscribers.
  • Entered and processed donations.
  • Handled attendance and kept track of vacation and sick days for approximately 40 employees.
  • Transcribed audio and video files (70 WPM typing speed).
  • Opened and properly distributed incoming mail and packages.
  • Organized receipts, new hire paperwork, employee information, and other files.
  • Wrote and sent acknowledgment letters and thank-you notes to donors.
  • Ordered and distributed office supplies while adhering to a fixed office budget.
Sales Associate 08/2013 to 07/2014
JCPenney Raleigh, NC
  • Directed individuals to merchandise locations and placed online orders for customers.
  • Answered customer phone calls.
  • Handled sales services, returns, and discrepancies.
  • Promptly cleared out merchandise from fitting rooms and returned it to the proper area of selling floor.
  • Promoted the JCP credit card to customers.
6th grade Integrated Language Arts Teacher 08/2010 to 08/2010
St. Mary's Catholic School Alexandria, VA
  • Developed and implemented daily and unit lesson plans for three sixth grade classes per year.
  • Analyzed student performance through both formal and informal tests and evaluations.
  • Grouped students into appropriate levels for word study groups and reading groups.
  • Communicated frequently with parents via email, phone calls, and conferences.
  • Maintained student grade books, attendance records, and files.
  • Helped implement a new writing program and align it to the school's existing curriculum.
Education
Bachelor of Arts: Liberal Arts; Education (General Ed K-6 and Special Ed K-12) 2010 Peace College - Raleigh, NC
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.98 on a 4.0 scale
  • Deans List every semester
  • Studied Abroad in Vienna, Austria through NC State University, Summer 2008
  • Student taught 6th grade special ed for ten weeks at Daniel Middle School and 1st grade for ten weeks at Wiley Elementary School
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Summary

Accomplished teacher with extensive experience in developing curriculum for Spanish/English language and cultural classes. Exceptional background in designing meaningful and effective coursework that engages students and expedites learning. Versatile and innovative English 5th - 9th grade Reading Teacher with 10 years' experience in teaching. Dedicated to lifelong learning and continuing education.

Highlights
  • Valid and Current Teaching Certification in Florida
  • Certified English teacher for 5th - 9th grade
  • Certified English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement teacher for 5th - 9th grade
  • Reading comprehension and endorsement K-12
  • Proficient speaker of English and Spanish
  • Adept classroom manager
  • Professional tutor
  • Reading comprehension expertise
  • Active listening skills
  • Program development aptitude
  • Creative learning strategies
  • Instructional theories knowledge
  • Pronunciation expert
  • Standardized testing techniques
  • Academic assessment methods
  • Active listening skills
  • Patient and encouraging
  • Standardized testing techniques
  • Urban public schools background

Professional Timeline
English 5 - 9 Grade Reading and Language Arts Honors Program 08/2014 to Current Miami-Dade County Public Schools - Young Women's Preparatory Academy
9th and 10th Grade Intensive Reading Teacher (Level 1 & 2) 08/2009 to 07/2014 Miami-Dade County Public Schools - Hialeah Senior High School
6th Grade Intensive Reading Teacher (Level 2/Inclusive Classes) 09/2008 to 06/2009 Miami-Dade County Public Schools - Hialeah Gardens Middle School
7th and 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher (Regular and ESOL Classes) 10/2007 to 06/2008 John F. Kennedy Middle School
6th and 7th Grade Intensive Reading and Language Arts Teacher 08/2004 to 06/2007 Miami Springs Middle School
Segment Producer 04/2003 to 05/2004 Telemundo Network
Network Producer - Researcher 01/2000 to 04/2003 Univision Network
Education
Professional Educator's Certificate English Grades 5-9 - Reading Endorsement
AP3 Courses and Final Portfolio for Education Specialization

Miami-Dade County Public Schools -Teachers Education Center, Miami Springs, Florida

Bachelor's Degree Broadcast Journalism - Florida International University, Miami, Florida
Dixie N. Pinzon Teaching Experience
English 5 - 9 Reading Teacher 08/2014 to Current Miami-Dade County Public Schools - Women's Preparatory Academy
  • Taught lessons encompassing a range of skill-building activities for speaking, writing, reading and listening for Language Arts Honors Program for 6th, 8th and 11th grade students.
  • Taught AP English Language and Composition skills to 11th grader students
  • Established positive relationships with students, parents, colleagues and administrators.
9th and 10th Grade Intensive Reading Teacher (Level 1 & 2) 08/2009 to 07/2014 Miami-Dade County Public Schools - Hialeah Senior High School
  • Coached students and reviewed test material in preparation for students in the lowest 25% to improve these endangered students standardized tests and chances of success.
  • Differentiated and Whole Group Instruction for FCAT Saturday Academy
  • Assessed student progress weekly, monthly and quarterly.
  • Monitored students for destructive or unhealthy behavior and reported concerns to guidance counselors.
  • Integrated technology into the curriculum to develop students' word processing and research skills.
6th Grade Intensive Reading Teacher (Level 2/Inclusive Classes) 09/2008 to 06/2009 Hialeah Gardens Middle School
  • Used a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations.
  • Enforced both classroom and administration policies and rules at all times.
  • Implemented remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
  • Incorporated engaging texts to enhance literacy skills and foster a fun and engaging learning environment.
  • Monitored students for destructive or unhealthy behavior and reported concerns to guidance counselors.
7th and 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher (Regular and ESOL Classes) 10/2007 to 06/2008 John F. Kennedy Middle School
  • Created daily lesson plans for multi-level adult ESL classes.
  • Taught lessons encompassing a range of skill-building activities for speaking, writing, reading and listening.
  • Organized extracurricular opportunities such as annual speech contests and field trips.
  • Employed kinesthetic, visual and auditory approaches to make lessons interesting and interactive.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.
6th and 7th Grade Intensive Reading and Language Arts Teacher 08/2004 to 06/2007 Miami Springs Middle School
  • Taught English language skills to students 6th and 7th grade.
  • Organized supplementary materials in English for all students.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.
6th and 7th Grade Intensive Reading and Language Arts Teacher 08/2004 to 06/2007 Miami Springs Middle School
  • Taught English language skills to students 6th and 7th grade.
  • Organized supplementary materials in English for all students.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.