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Professional Summary
Outgoing, ambitious, positive outlook, with excellent organizational skills. Experienced with data collection and entry with up to date knowledge and technical skills. Exceptional ability to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships. Accustomed to working with diverse populations.
  • Data collection and entry
  • Self-Motivated
  • Organized and detailed
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • MS Office proficient
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Personable and approachable
  • Enthusiastic
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Confidentiality
Work History
Educational Support, 01/2017 to 01/2018
Morningside Elementary School Sioux City , IA

  • Schedule meetings
  • Greeted people in a professional manner and provided friendly, knowledgeable assistance.
  • Answered telephones
  • Data collection and entry
  • Provided clerical support to staff, including copying, faxing and file management.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
  • Verbally interacted with students and parents.
Teacher, 07/2016 to 01/2017
Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership South Sioux City , NE
  • Drafted lesson plans and submitted in timely manner.
  • Met Deadlines
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Met regularly with parents and guardians to discuss children's progress.
  • Observed and evaluated students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health.
  • Preserved confidentiality of student records and information at all times.
  • Identified signs of emotional and developmental problems in children and reported to parents.
Reading Specialist, 08/2012 to 05/2016
Morningside Elementary Sioux City , Iowa
  • Identified warning signs of developmental problems.
  • Prepared instruction materials, including making copies.
  • Data collection and entry
  • Reported student progress to classroom teachers and parents.
  • Assisted in preparing reports and paperwork for parent-teacher conferences.
  • Instructed 20 students individually.
  • Pursued professional development continually by attending educational training.
  • Sales Associate, 01/2008 to 07/2012
    JCPenney Sioux City , IA
  • Greeted customers entering the store to ascertain what each customer wanted or needed.
  • Answered questions regarding the store and merchandise.
  • Helped customers with questions, problems, and complaints is person and via telephone.
  • Organized racks and shelves to maintain the visual appeal of the store.
  • Trained new sales associates.
  • Operated a cash register for cash, check and credit card transactions.
  • Completed opening and closing procedures.
  • Used time efficiently when not serving customers.
  • Education
    Associate of Arts: 2012
    Northeast Community College - South Sioux City
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    Danielle Collier
    Career Profile

    Highly-qualified, enthusiastic, and dedicated Professional Educator with 17 years of classroom teaching experience. Strong ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds. Expertise in differentiating instruction to meet the learning goals of all learners. Proven-track record in effectively collaborating with teachers, administrators, and families to increase students academic achievement. 

    Areas of Expertise
    • Adolescent Literacy 
    • Academic Interventions 
    • Special Education 
    • Curriculum Development
    • Educational Research
    • Differentiation
    • Common Core Standards
    • Turnkey Training 
    • Technology Integration
    • Collaborative Practices
    Professional Experience
    Academic Intervention Reading Specialist 09/2015 to 06/2018 PS 131 Academy School Buffalo, NY
    • Teach Academic Intervention Reading (AIS) classes to students at risk in 7th through 12th grades
    • Develop and implement reading intervention lessons in comprehension, vocabulary, and writing
    • Design engaging literacy cultural responsive lessons 
    • Adapt and modify curriculum to meet the needs of students with disabilities and English Language Learners
    • Provide differentiated reading support in general education classrooms
    • Create and present professional development turn-key training on Bloom Taxonomy Higher Order Questioning
    • Collaborate with colleagues developing cross-curricular lesson plans 
    • Provide Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) monthly Educational Workshops to parents
    • Actively participate on the School Leadership Team
    Instructional Literacy Coach 09/2014 to 06/2015 PS 45 International Elementary School Buffalo, NY
    • Served as an instructional coach for Pre-K through 8th teachers and school administrators to increase students achievement.
    • Led and facilitated grade level teams meetings of teachers to enhance the effectiveness of their teaching practices.
    • Developed teacher's capacity to collect and analyze multiple sources of data to improve students learning.
    • Provided support to classroom teachers in planning and implementing reading differentiated instruction lessons.
    • Assisted teachers with curriculum development, grade level reading assessments and implementation of reading programs.
    • Delivered research-based professional development training on the Common Core Learning Standards 
    Support Reading Teacher 09/2008 to 09/2014 PS 305 McKinley Comprehensive High School Buffalo, NY
    • Taught Academic Reading Intervention classes to students at risk in grades 9th through 12th 
    • Successfully designed and implemented standard-based literacy and ELA lessons 
    • Authored and published The Reading Teacher Intervention Manual for Secondary Education Teachers
    • Led on-going Professional Development Turnkey Training on the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy Instructional Shifts 
    • Launched the Readers are Leaders Club to encourage school-wide reading and writing
    Special Education Teacher 08/2005 to 05/2008 PS 97 Harvey Austin Elementary School Buffalo, New York
    • Taught 15:1-1 Special Day Class students with learning and behavior disabilities in grades 7th through 8th
    • created and implemented lesson plans in Reading, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics, and social skills according to students Individualized Education Plans (IEP's).
    Special Education Resource Teacher 09/2002 to 06/2004 PS 301 Seneca Comprehensive High School Buffalo, New York
    • Adjusted and modified curriculum for students with learning disabilities in grades 9th through 12th

    New York State Professional Teaching Certification

    • Reading Specialist , Grades 5-12, 2008
    • Students with Disabilities Generalist,  Grades 7-12, 2005

    Master of Science: Literacy Education 2008 Canisius College Buffalo, New York

    Concentration: Emergent and Adolescent Literacy

    Bachelor of Science: Exceptional Education 2001 SUNY at Buffalo State College Buffalo, New York

    Concentration: Elementary and Secondary Education

    Professional Development

    • Culturally Linguistically Responsive Teaching, 2018
    • Restorative Justice Practice for the Classroom, 2016
    • Trauma Informed Practices Overview, 2016
    • Teaching Dyslexic Learners, 2016
    • Translanguaging in Our Classes & Schools for ESL/ELL, 2015
    • Specialized Designed Instruction, 2015
    • Secondary Literacy Instructional Strategies, 2015

    • Bloom Taxonomy Higher Order Thinking Skills, 2015
    • Three Perspectives on the Autism Epidemic, expert presenter Roy Richard Grinker, PH.D, 2012
    •  Growth Mindset, 2012
    •  NYS Common Core Teacher Ambassador District Training Program, 2012-2013
    • Special Education Integrated Co-Teaching, 2011
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    Robyn M. Dunham

    Dedicated educator with a strong educational background and 23 years of teaching experience that is committed to creating a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging and supportive for all students.

    • Elementary Self-Contained, Grades 1-8
    • Early Childhood Education, Grades PK-KG

    • Elementary Social Studies Composite, Grades 1-8
    • English as a Second Language Supplemental
    Second Grade Teacher
    August 2011 to Current
    Garland Independent School District Garland, TX
    • Instruct Second Grade curriculum for all subjects by designing and developing programs to meet the academic, intellectual, and social needs of students
    • Enhance student academic and social growth by using varied teaching strategies and techniques; including whole group, individual, small group, and cooperative grouping
    • Integrate literacy and math work stations in classroom
    • Implement R Time program to create an environment that supports and enhances good manners, respect, and citizenship
    • Utilize Thinking Maps and Foldables to encourage critical thinking and to support a deeper level of understanding
    • Acting Second Grade Team Leader for six plus years
    • Serve on school's Campus Improvement Team and Accelerated Reader Committee
    Reading Specialist Teacher
    August 2010 to June 2011
    Garland Independent School District Garland, TX
    • Worked on a daily basis with small groups of at-risk students in reading from First, Third, and Fifth grades
    • Implemented the SRA Early Intervention in Reading program with First and Third grade students
    • Collaborated with classroom teachers and facilitated reading groups in classrooms
    • Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress
    Second Grade Teacher
    June 2000 to June 2010
    Garland Independent School District Garland, TX
    • Instructed Second Grade curriculum for all subjects by designing and developing programs to meet the academic, intellectual, and social needs of students
    • Enhanced student academic and social growth by using varied teaching strategies and techniques; including whole group, individual, small group, and cooperative grouping
    • Served as Cooperating Teacher for Stephen F. Austin Student Teacher
    • Mentored high school students interested in pursuing a career in teaching profession
    • Provided training to staff on the TELPAS (Texas English Language Proficient Assessment System) to assess progress of limited English proficient students in learning the English language
    • Acted as Second Grade Team Leader

    Fourth Grade Teacher
    August 1997 to June 2000
    Garland Independent School District Garland, TX
    • Instructed Fourth Grade curriculum for all subjects
    • Acted as Fourth Grade Team Leader
    • Coordinated the school's Science Fair for two years
    • Mentored high school students interested in pursuing a career in the teaching profession
    Third Grade Teacher
    July 1996 to July 1997
    Fort Worth Independent School District Fort Worth, TX
    • Instructed Third Grade curriculum in English/Language Arts and Social Studies in a preparatory math and science program for talented and gifted students
    • Acted as Third Grade Lead teacher
    • Earned 32 hours of district provided gifted and talented training
    Third Grade Teacher
    August 1992 to June 1996
    U.S.D. 259, Wichita Public Schools Wichita, KS
    • Instructed Third Grade curriculum in all subjects
    • Served as Cooperating Teacher for Wichita State University Student Teacher and Reading Practicum Students
    • Safety Patrol Sponsor for three years
    • Social Committee Chairperson for two years
    • Building Committee Member
    • Training in Crisis Prevention Intervention, REACH Training of Trainers, Leadership Development Training
    Master of Science : Special Education with Emphasis in Learning Disabilities, 1995 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
    • GPA: 3.90/4.0
    Bachelor of Science : Elementary Education, 1991 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
    • Concentration in Social and General Science
    • GPA: 3.74/4.0
    • Golden Key National Honor Society
    • Kappa Delta Pi Education Honorary
    Community Involvement and Memberships
    • Kansas State University Alumni Association
    • Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority Alumni Association
    • Wallace Elementary PTA Member (2008 - Present)
    • Wallace Elementary Clothes Closet Delegate for Richardson Independent School District's Clothes Closet
    • Heather Glen Elementary PTA Member (1997 - Present)
    • Member of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas
    • Wedding Coordinator at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church (1998 - Present)
    • Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) Member
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