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Dara Juels 

48 Hawthorne Avenue, San Anselmo, CA 94960 

415 250-6524 

dara_juels@yahoo.com 

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Education  

Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA  

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Supplementary Authorization in Arts 3.6 GPA  

Massachusetts College of Art,  

BFA, ceramics, minor in metalwork   

  

Teaching Experience  

  

Kindergarten Teacher, kindergarten entry program      

Brookside Elementary School                                                                   summer 2009        

I taught a two-week camp for children entering kindergarten.  I designed and implemented daily lessons  

targeting specific skills such as fine and gross motor, motor planning, and following directions.  I 

introduced students to kindergarten routines and expectations, assessed and observed students for 

kindergarten readiness, and conferred with parents.  

  

Second grade Teacher                          

Brookside Elementary School                                                                                   2009  

I served as a long-term substitute to in a second grade classroom.  I designed and implemented project  

based lessons including preparation for a multicultural dance performed for the schools Multicultural Day, 

an extensive biography project that included dramatic performance and the study of America and 

immigration. I completed the final trimester’s report cards.  

  

Kindergarten Teacher  

Brookside Elementary school                                                                             2008-2009  

I held a long-term substitute position in a kindergarten classroom where I designed and implemented 

lessons working with the kindergarten curriculum.  In addition I reviewed and extended classroom 

management policies and conflict resolution strategies.  I assessed students, wrote report cards and 

conferred with parents  

  

First Grade Teacher   

Brookside Elementary School                                                                        summer 

2008  

I designed and implemented a language arts extension program for students entering first grade in the 

Ross Valley School District. My curriculum included phonetic and language-based reading experiences, 

daily writing, and teacher read aloud with response activities.  

  

Paraprofessional   

Brookside Elementary School 2008  

I worked with a child in a first-grade classroom. Responsibilities included implementing behavior   

plan, conferring with specialists and classroom teacher, modifying assignments, assisting with  assessments, 

and communicating with parents.  

  

Kindergarten Teacher  

Lagunitas School District                                                                                     2006-2007  

I was the lead teacher in a self-contained Waldorf-inspired kindergarten classroom in the San Geronimo  

Valley,in Marin County.  I led the children in daily lessons that include phonemic awareness, language arts,  

science, and social studies.  I brought music, art, poetry and drama into our classroom lessons daily. 

  

Professional Development 

I have had the opportunity to attend a variety of professional development workshops and seminars.  

These include: 

 

Starting Out Right (Sonoma County) Tips and Strategies for New Teachers          

North Coast Beginning Teacher Program Staff August 10, 2009 

Improving Support for Students with Disabilities in General Education Settings Susan 

Mark-Raymond, SELPA Program Specialist August 17-18, 2009 

Common Formative Assessment                                                                                      

Ross Valley School District, January 26, 2009 

Everyday Math Training 

Ross Valley School District April 8, 2009 

 

Interests

painting, horseback riding, yoga, hiking, reading, languages

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