A full time classroom teaching position at the PreK – Grade 8 level


Walden University
September 2010 - December 2011
Master of Science in Education, Concentration: Special Education
GPA 4.0/4.0

Houghton College
September 1994 - May 1998
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Concentration: Psychology
Major GPA 3.78/4.0


State of New York Professional Certifcate, Birth - Grade 6

State of  New Jersey Standard Certificate (permanent), Elementary School Teacher (N-8)


Classroom Teacher & Child Care Center Director – YWCA Child Care Center, Elmira, NY

October 2008 – current, director since September 2011
Teacher of universal pre-kindergarten class of Elmira City School District students through the community partner of the YWCA, planned daily developmentally appropriate lessons and activities including units, conducted trimester assessments and parent conferences, attended regular district meetings and professional development, supervised and managed teaching staff, revitalized preschool program, met state regulations, managed business aspects of child care center


Substitute Teacher – Gardner Road Elementary School, Horseheads School District, Corning- Painted Post School District, Elmira City School District

September 2007- June 2008
Daily substitute September through November, levels K-8, Contract substitute in December, K-4, Long-term substitute January through June, grade 4, taught all content areas 


Classroom Teacher (Long-term Substitute) – Gardner Road Elementary School, Horseheads, NY

November 2006 – June 2007
Long-term substitute in fourth grade inclusion classroom, ELA, Everyday Mathematics, and social studies instruction


Teacher Assistant – Corning East High School, Corning, NY

September 2006 – November 2006
Teacher assistant for Freshman Academy program, homework assistance, literacy and study skills instruction


Classroom Teacher – Highland Park Middle School, Highland Park, NJ

September 2005 – June 2006
Teacher of language arts supplemental program (remediation), small group instruction focusing on literacy skills for struggling middle school students, regular and special education students, New Jersey public school

Classroom Teacher - Lincoln Elementary Professional Development School, New Brunswick, NJ

September 2000 – July 2005
Middle School team teacher of language arts literacy, managing inclusion classroom with special education students and staff as well as regular education students, co-teaching, urban public school setting, teacher in remedial summer school program


Classroom Teacher - Featherbed Lane School, Clark, NJ

September 1999 – June 2000
Fourth grade regular classroom teacher, all subjects, planned end-of-year class performance,New Jersey private school


Classroom Teacher - P.S. 006 West Farms School, Bronx, NY

September 1998 –June 1999            
Fourth grade, regular classroom teacher, all subjects, NYC public school


New York Engage Common Core Math Modules for Pre-Kindergarten
New York State day care center regulations
Early literacy, pre-reading skills, multisensory instruction, and school readiness
Everyday Math program
New Jersey Highly Qualified Teacher Elementary Generalist and Middle Grades LanguageArts Literacy
Scored New York State fourth grade ELA test 2008
Comprehensive work with state testing for English language arts literacy in both New York and New Jersey
Promethean ActivBoard/ActivStudio/ActivVote
Extensive professional development in literacy education
Considerable experience in special education/inclusion classrooms, modifications and interventions for individual students
Team and Co-teaching
Graduate work in Educational Psychology & Special Education
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Joomla, PowerPoint, ActivStudio, and internet skills


PAL program mentor, Chemung County NY
Small group leader in church children’s program
Books N Snacks, 2008
Science Night Volunteer, 2008
Math night committee, 2007
Career Day committees, 2001-2005
ASETS faculty advisor, 2000-2004

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