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Professional Summary
Caring and qualified Elementary School teacher with experience teaching meaningful curriculum plans and developing young minds; with a strong dedication to the total development of children. Organized teaching professional with  great enthusiasm for teaching complex science concepts to students.
  • Creative lesson planning
  • Experiential learning
  • SMART Board aptitude
  • ​Instructional best practices
  • ​Test proctoring
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Diverse classroom settings
  • ​Experience with special-needs students
  • Positive reinforcement
Work History
Kindergarten Teacher, 07/2014 to Current
Charter Schools USA Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academy Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Teach alphabet and numeracy along with personal, social and emotional skills.
  • Use a variety of activities and instructional methods (songs, stories, media, structured games, art, outdoor activities etc) to motivate and stimulate children's abilities.
  • Maintain an open line of communication with parents and provide appropriate information.
  • Assess students performance and progress to ensure they are mastering the skills on regular basis.
  • Monitor children's interactions and nurture cooperation and sharing.
Pre-Kindergarten/ First & Second Grade Teacher, 01/2008 to 04/2014
Gethsemane Christian Academy Lafayette, LA
  • Developed and presented creative lessons focused on core subjects, as well as personal and academic progression.
  • Incorporated hands-on activities and fun manipulatives to accommodate all styles of learning.
  • Using curriculum put forth by the State of Louisiana; teach Pre- Kindergarten and basic Spanish to grades Pre-K - 8th grades.
  • Work one on one with Kindergarten - 8th grade students who need help grasping content taught to them by the teacher.
  • After school tutoring and mentorship for students in all grades.
  • Assist Principal with work for the State programs, letters, programs, clerical.
Guidance Counselor Secretary/ Substitute Teacher, 06/1998 to 01/2008
Lafayette Parish School Board Lafayette, Louisiana

Guidance Counselor Secretary:

  • Assisted counselor in evaluating transcripts of incoming students for the purpose of transferring grades and semester credit hours into the student information system.
  • Maintained a variety of manual and electronic student records (e.g. grade checks, cum files, test scores, student information, etc.) for the purpose of providing up-to-date reference and complying with regulatory requirements and established guidelines.
  • Researched discrepancies in student records for the purpose of verifying graduation status and ensuring the accuracy of information.

Substitute Teacher:​

  • Directed the learning procedures in the direction of accomplishing curriculum objectives and goals as implied in the lesson plans for projects, lessons or units assigned.
  • Adhered to all procedures, guidelines, and policies followed by regular teachers in line with recommended teaching procedure.
  • Ensured a sustainable relationship with parents, pupils, school personnel and members of the public by communicating in a confidential, polite and refined manner.
  • iteachLouisiana Alternative Certification Program
    August 2016 - Present
Master of Arts: Education/Early Childhood, present
University of Phoenix Online - Phoenix, AZ
Education/Early Childhood 3.36
Bachelor of Arts: English, 2004
Southern University and A&M College Bookstore - Baton Rouge, LA
High School Diploma: 1999
Acadiana School High - Lafayette, LA

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Passionate and organized teacher effective at providing quality instruction and fostering a positive learning environment for all students, seeking a teacher associate position.  Endorsements in language arts, reading and social sciences, and twenty years experience teaching elementary students. 

  • Masters degree in educational leadership
  • Type 03 and 75 Illinois teaching certification
  • Endorsements in language arts and social sciences
  • Reading endorsement pending
  • Pursuing reading specialist endorsement
Substitute Teacher
November 2017 to June 2018
Plainfield School District 202 Plainfield, IL
  • Substitute teacher in prekindergarten through fifth grade
  • Followed and taught lesson plans left by primary classroom teacher
Substitute Teacher
October 2017 to June 2018
Troy District 30C Shorewood, IL
  • Substitute teacher in Prekindergarten through sixth grade
  • Followed and taught lesson plans left by primary classroom teacher
Elementary Teacher
August 2016 to June 2017
Rockdale School District 84 Rockdale, Illinois
  • Planned and implemented instruction to fourth grade general education students
  • Utilized guided reading groups to differentiate reading instruction
  • Planned innovative and engaging lessons, adhering to state educational standards
  • Utilized a Balanced Literacy Approach for teaching reading
  • Collaborated as a member of the Positive Behavior Intervention Committee
  • Utilized technology such as Achieve3000, IXL, Storyboard That, and Google Cardboard to enhance curriculum 
  • Improved students' reading through guided reading groups and whole group instruction
  • Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level
  • Consulted with parents, teachers, and other appropriate staff regarding student performance
  • Piloted ReadyGen Common Core English Language Arts curriculum
  • Utilized Google Docs and educational database systems to create lesson plans and compile student data
  • Administered formative and summative assessments such as Aimsweb and MAP, utilizing the data to drive instruction
  • Attended meetings, workshops, and conferences to stay informed about nationwide trends in education
  • Participated in the RTI process, providing interventions and progress monitoring Tier II students
Elementary Teacher
August 2007 to July 2016
Yorkville District 115 Yorkville, IL
  • Fostered intellectual development of fourth and fifth grade students
  • Planned and implemented engaging instruction for fourth and fifth grade students
  • Utilized a Balanced Literacy Approach to reading instruction
  • Utilized guided reading groups to differentiate reading instruction
  • Collaborated as a Member of the Building Leadership Team
  • Facilitated a Thoughtful Classroom based building learning club composed of other elementary teachers
  • Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level
  • Observed lessons during monthly classroom learning walks, providing feedback
  • Collaborated on the School Improvement Team
  • Collaborated to write the district common math assessments
  • Served on the committee to review and revise the district's math curriculum, aligned to the Common Core
  • Trained member of the Kendall County School and Community Assistance Team
  • Assisted in creating the master schedule for the building
  • Collaborated as a member of the Diversity Committee
  • Represented teachers as a union building representative
  • Collaborated to research and write the district sick bank contract language
  • Administered formative and summative assessments such as MAP and Aimsweb, utilizing the data to drive instruction
  • Utilized technology to enhance curriculum 
  • Participated in PLCs and data meetings to communicate data and monitor student growth
  • Utilized Microsoft Office and various educational databases to write lesson plans and record student data
  • Piloted the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) testing and participated in a NWEA MAP study
  • Participated in the RTI process, instructing and progress monitoring Tier II students 
  • Planned and instructed Starlab with kindergarten through sixth grade students
Elementary Teacher
August 2000 to June 2007
St. Mary Nativity School Joliet, IL
  • Planned and implemented effective instruction for a fourth grade classroom
  • Served in a leadership position as assistant principal
  • Planned and conducted professional development for teachers on Intel Teach to the Future technology
  • Researched and wrote the school crisis plan 
  • Served as teacher mentor for Battle of the Books
  • Collaborated on the 5-year school improvement plan committee 
  • Coordinated Title I tutoring, scheduling and overseeing the tutors
  • Tutored students in small groups to improve reading comprehension and math skills
  • Cooperating teacher for the University of St. Francis preliminary and intermediate student teaching experience
  • Updated fourth grade page on the school website
  • Organized the character education program
  • Served on school committees focused on curriculum development, textbook review, and family involvement 
Substitute Teacher
August 1999 to June 2000
Troy District 30C Shorewood, IL
  • Long term substitute for fifth grade classroom at Troy Heritage Trail
  • Long term substitute for second grade classroom at Troy Craughwell
  • Substitute teacher kindergarten through fifth grade
Second Grade Teacher
August 1998 to June 1999
International American School of Warsaw Warsaw, Poland
  • Planned and implemented instruction for second grade students from various countries and cultures
  • Differentiated instruction for students in various stages of English proficiency
Master of Science : Educational Leadership University of St. Francis Joliet, IL
Bachelor of Science : Elementary education Illinois State University Bloomington, IL President, Illinois State University chapter, Council for Exceptional Children

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Professional Summary

Enthusiastic professional with 10+ years of classroom experience in an engaging, child-focused environment for students with various needs and abilities


Texas Teacher Certificate, lifetime

Elementary Self-Contained Grades 1-8

Elementary Mathematics Grades 1-6

Elementary Reading Grades 1-8

Praxis Series Assessment for Teachers

Verbal and written communication

Classroom management


Work History
Substitute Teacher, 01/2013 to 01/2016
Fairfax County Public SchoolsWaples Mill Elementary, Oakton, VA

Implemented curriculum and instructed preschool, special ed, and elementary classes

First Grade Teacher, 01/2000 to 01/2002
Cabot Independent School DistrictWard Central Elementary, Ward, AR

Planned and implemented standards based first grade curriculum using flexible grouping to address individual needs of diverse learners

Technology Committee, responsible for supporting and implementing technology

Sunshine Committee, provided support and increased morale among staff

First Grade Teacher, 01/1999 to 01/2000
Department of Defense Dependents SchoolsDarmstadt Elementary, Darmstadt, Germany

Planned and implemented standards based first grade curriculum

Earned Department of Defense Schools Exceptional Performance Award

School Improvement Reading/Language Arts Committee, created rubrics to assess student progress

Volunteer Appreciation Committee, planned and organized appreciation events for school volunteers

Third Grade Teacher, 01/1998 to 01/1999
Department of Defense Dependents SchoolsHalvorsen-Tunner American School, Frankfurt, Germany

Planned and implemented standards based curriculum while team teaching with third grade teachers

Technology Committee, supported use of technology in classrooms

Second Grade Teacher, 01/1995 to 01/1997
Wiseburn Unified School DistrictJuan Cabrillo Elementary, Wiseburn, CA

Planned and implemented standards based curriculum in a multi-cultural classroom incorporating flexible grouping to meet individual needs of learners

Chairman of Student Study team, coordinated and facilitated weekly meetings with teachers and administrators

Organized and directed schoolwide Veteran's Day program

Supervised Air Force Mentor Program

Bachelor of Science: Interdisciplinary Studies, 1994
Texas A&M University - College Station, TX

Cum Laude Graduate, GPA 3.5

Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority


Texas A&M Club                              Rockwall Baptist Church

Bible Study Fellowship                    Wylie East Booster Club

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Conscientious elementary school teacher with thirteen years experience. Highly driven to continue to learn and grow professionally to be the most effective teacher. Able to understand and implement new technologies and teaching strategies. Excels at working with different learning styles. Successful in classroom management, student evaluations, and test preparation. History of improving test scores and overall academic performance.
  • Strong written and verbal communicator.
  • Commendable collegiality with other teachers as well as supervisors.
  • Exceptional organizational skills in order to promote a successful time managed classroom environment.

  • Demonstrates total commitment to students, outstanding outreach and interpersonal skills with parents.
  • Instills confidence and self-esteem in every student.
  • SMART Board proficient.
Work History
Second Grade Teacher, Current
St Francis de Sales Catholic Academy NY
  • Implemented the Citizen of the Month incentive program in order to motivate students academically and socially.
  • Developed and designed the first school mascot for St. Francis de Sales and organizes all appearances for the mascot throughout the community.
  • Organizes school field trips for grades 1 through 4.
  • Collaborates with colleagues and administrators on classroom policies, management strategies, and discipline.
  • Encourages interactive learning by incorporating educational software and the Internet.
  • Completes training courses to keep up-to-date with new teaching methods and developments in the field.
  • Prepares students to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Penance.
Mentor for New Teachers, 09/2001 to 06/2002
P.S. 314 Brooklyn, New York
  • Modeled engaging lessons in all subject areas.
  • Created and implemented differentiated lesson plans.
  • Managed classroom behavior and routines.
  • Analyzed student data.
  • Assessed students' levels and needs.
  • Assisted in writing and implementing students' IEP's.
Fourth Grade Teacher, 09/1997 to 06/2001
P.S. 314 Brooklyn, New York
  • 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.
  • Planned lessons according to district standards to cover all requirements and prepare for standardized tests.
  • Created and presented engaging ESL lessons.
  • Instructed up to 32 students individually and in groups.
  • Set up lesson materials, bulletin board displays and demonstrations.
  • Met regularly with parents and guardians to discuss children's progress.
  • Observed and evaluated students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health.
  • Fostered oral language development and critical thinking skills during literary discussions.
  • Boosted cultural awareness by incorporating children's literature from cultures around the world.
Math Lab Teacher, 09/1995 to 06/1997
P.S./I.S. 298 Brooklyn, New York
  • Created a classroom environment in which children could learn respect for themselves and others.
  • Developed students' computer and technology skills through demonstrations and practice.
  • Designed and implemented a basic math program to be available to all students.
  • Created and taught engaging math lessons and activities.
  • Took part in professional organizations and continuing education courses.
Master of Science: Elementary Education, 1999
CUNY College of Staten Island - NY
  • GPA 4.0
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, 1994
CUNY College of Staten Island - NY
  • Dean's List