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Professional Profile
Reliable, industrious and innovative Educator seeking to transition into Business bringing strengths in areas of platform skills, written communication, problem analysis and resolution and the ability to rapidly learn new technologies and gain new skill sets.
  • Curriculum Design and Assessment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Data Analysis 
  • Detail-oriented
  • Time management
  • Performance tracking
  • Deadline driven
  • Team building
  • Certified English Language Arts and Special Education Teacher
Relevant Experience
Facilitative Leader: Prepare for and organize meetings within department to communicate district and school-wide information; coach colleagues with research-based instructional techniques for students in both general and special education settings; support new teachers with professional goal-setting and informal classroom observations.
Adept Task Administrator: Systemize program management for expanding caseload and conduct assessment  while maintaining full-time classroom duties; train and delegate obligations to instructional staff to ensure efficient and unified instruction in the classroom and among department members; prepare documentation for team meetings, gather and present data regarding student performance; assistant to operations manager responsible for purchasing, supply inventory, scheduling events and marketing.
 Excellent Interpersonal and Group Communicator: Establish strong, supportive rapport with diverse clientele; ensure communication lines are open, honest and direct; communicate complex information into comprehensible language; maintain regular, systematic communication with team members.
Technology-proficient: Microsoft Office programs; Google; troubleshooting basic technological complications.

Knowledgeable in Education Finance and Budgeting: Gather, organize and evaluate information to guide purchases for department (i.e. curriculum and office supplies); participate in discussion and vote on finance decisions made by School Site Council; directly instructed in education finance and budgeting matters to high school students and adults.
Host for Personal Finance Class: Facilitated Financial Peace University program taught by financial professional, Dave Ramsey, to educate community members how to achieve financial goals by eliminating debt, build savings for emergencies and develop a better understanding about investments.
English Language Arts Teacher
August 2014 to Current
Comal Independent School District New Braunfels, Texas
  • Design curricular weekly units and daily lesson plans for three individual English courses
  • Submit weekly plans to administration for review
  • Meet weekly with team to coordinate lessons, assessments and instructional strategies
  • Maintain records and progress for student caseload of 150
  • Provide feedback to all students in timely manner with a total of more than 1,000 essays per year
  • Analyze student data to determine areas of improvement and necessary adjustments to curriculum
  • Mentor student-teachers in lesson planning, grading and classroom management
Special Education Teacher
November 2011 to June 2014
Comal Independent School District New Braunfels, Texas
  • Trained coworkers across various departments in special education regulations
  • Advised students in transitional skills such as resume writing, interviewing and marketing oneself for entry-level positions
  • Led annual meetings with administrators, parents, counselors and students with special needs
  • Documented daily, weekly, quarterly and annual progress of 25 student caseload 
  • Assisted parents with choosing appropriate course loads, placement and community services for their child
  • Mediated conferences among students, family members and administrators to resolve disagreements
Full Inclusion Teacher and Special Education Co-coordinator
August 2010 to November 2011
Northside Independent School District San Antonio, Texas
  • Collaborated with teachers to create a flexible education program and a classroom environment favorable to learning and personal growth
  • Assisted classroom teachers with direct and specialized instruction to meet the academic and social needs of all students 
  • Collaborated with parents and other professionals to develop, evaluate and monitor progress of individual education programs
  • Joined with district special education personnel to ensure dissemination of new policies, procedures and updates pertaining to Special Education laws and services, and coordinate services for children and families
Resource Specialist and Department Chair
August 2005 to February 2009
Galt Joint Union High School District Galt, California
  • Developed and implemented lesson plans aligned with standards exclusively suited for students with disabilities
  • Provided on-going support for general education teachers with mainstream students
  • Managed caseload of 25 including the development of Educational Programs and facilitating team meetings, progress monitoring, communicating with team members and conducting academic and behavioral assessments
  • Researched, reviewed and adopted department curriculum
  • Facilitated department meetings intended to communicate administrative decisions at campus and district level
  • Led colleagues to the development of department objectives aligned with campus mission
  • Monitored progress and implementation of plan to meet objectives
Independent Living Skills Teacher
August 2003 to June 2005
Grant Joint Union High School District Sacramento, California
  • Provided instruction for students with severe disabilities focusing on independent living skills
  • Developed and implemented behavioral/academic support plans described in Individual Education Plan
  • Worked with students in all skill areas including concept development, language, motor and self-help skills
  • Co-coordinated with fellow staff member to ensure student participation in Special Olympics
  • Voted Site Teacher of the Year
Master of Arts : Administration and Supervision in Education University of Phoenix Galt, California, USA
Teaching Credential Sacramento State University Sacramento, California, USA
Grades K - 12
Multiple Subjects
Special Education
Bachelor of Science : Human Development University of California Davis, California, USA

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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.
  • 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
Master of Arts: Teaching, 1998
Goucher College - Baltimore, MD
Bachelor of Science: English, 1996
Towson State University - Baltimore, MD
Maryland State Childcare Certification- 1990

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Dedicated teacher experienced in multiple grade levels with excellent communication skills.  Uses effective, efficient, and innovative methods of teaching to ensure that students reach their full potential while focusing on the individual needs of each student.  

  • Lesson planning expertise
  • Academic performance evaluations
  • IEP familiarity
  • Standardized testing
  • Common core knowledge
  • MS Office proficient
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Grade level Chairperson for eight years. 
Work History
Fifth Grade Teacher, 11/2016 to Current
Coral Way K-8 Bilingual Center Miami, FL
  • Stayed abreast of changes to school and district policies as well as new trends in education by attending professional development courses and in-service trainings.
  • Taught students subject-specific material, learning strategies and social and citizenship skills.
  • Assessed student progress by administering tests and evaluating results.
MIddle School Language Arts Teacher (ESOL), 08/2015 to 11/2016
Coral Way K-8 Bilingual Center Miami, FL
  • Utilized multimedia strategies and technology to convey information in fresh and interesting ways.
  • 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.
Fifth Grade Language Arts Teacher, 08/2007 to 06/2015
Coral Way K-8 Bilingual Center Miami, FL
  • Completed in-service and additional training to maintain professional growth.
  • Prepared and implemented lesson plans covering required course topics.
  • Planned and supervised class projects and field trips. 
Bilingual Assessor, 10/2005 to 09/2006
Miami-Dade County Public Schools Miami, FL
  • Conducted observations of students in their classroom setting. 
  • Evaluated ESOL students with a variety of assessments to determine whether their academic difficulties were due to their acquisition of a second language or some other factors such as a learning disability.
  • Created reports summarizing the students' performance on the assessments administered, their academic strengths and weaknesses, and providing a recommendation for the school psychologist to review.  
Special Education Teacher, 11/1995 to 10/2005
Coral Way K-8 Bilingual Center Miami, FL
  • Redirected poor behavior using the positive reinforcement method.
  • Modified the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Worked cooperatively with the Elementary Education Teacher to provide students with activities which would scaffold their learning in conjunction with the learning goals stated in their Individualized Education Plan. 
Middle School Language Arts Special Education Teacher, 08/1995 to 11/1995
Miami Springs Middle School Miami Springs, FL
  • Taught students subject-specific material, learning strategies and social and citizenship skills.
  • Developed IEPs to address students' individual needs.  
  • Organize parent-teacher conferences to maximize student learning opportunities.  
Bachelor of Science: Specific Learning Disabilities, 1995
Florida International University - Miami, FL
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
List of Certifications:
  • ​Specific Learning Disabilities (Grades K - 12)
  • Elementary Education (Grades K - 6)
  • ESOL (Grades K-12)
  • Middle Grades English ( Grades 5 - 9)

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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.
  • 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.
Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX | 2012