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Qualifications & Work Experience

 

Masters of Science in Teaching, Childhood Education

Pace University, New York, NY May 2011

 

Students with Disabilities Extension Certificate

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY Expected – Summer 2013

 

Bachelors of Science, Human Development

State University of New York, Binghamton, NY May 2005

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

K-1st grade Teacher Assistant, New Explorations into Science, Technology + math (September 2011 - Present)

Assume responsibilities to support classroom teacher in managing daily functions efficiently.

Provide individual, small group, and whole class instruction.

Perform other administrative duties as assigned.

Utilize effective classroom management techniques.

Observe and participate in team-teaching planning, parent-teacher conferences and professional development.

 

3rd and 5th grade Student Teacher, Hellenic Classical Charter School (January 2011 - May 2011)

Assumed full responsibilities of classroom teacher.

Developed and taught individual, small group, and whole class lessons.

Organized and created learning centers.

Utilized effective classroom management techniques.

Incorporated technology into lesson plans.

Familiar with Teacher’s college Workshop Model.

Observed and participated in team-teaching planning, parent-teacher conferences and faculty meetings.


Educational Coordinator, The Children's Aid Society (August 2010 - January 2011)

Offer educational guidance and advocacy to children with academic needs.

Coordinate educational services for children with special and academic needs.

Communicate regularly with staff members and parents to ensure coordinated and consistent case management.

Conduct school visits.

 

Socio-therapist, The Children's Aid Society (April 2008 - August 2010)

Responsible for implementing Behavior Modification with foster parents to help create and maintain a home environment that meets the child’s developmental and behavioral needs.

Conduct weekly home visits.

Maintain daily progress notes and other written materials.

Provide crisis intervention.

Integrated the arts as form of intervention with children and families.

 

Tutor, Champion Learning Center (January 2009 - August 2009, October 2011 - December 2011)

Provided one on one in home tutoring to students preparing for ELA and Math State exams.

Created appropriate lesson plans according to student's academic needs.

Communicated clearly and consistently with parents regarding the student's academic needs and progress.

 

Medical Foser Care Caseworker, The Children's Aid Society (July 2006 - April 2008)

Worked as a member of the Medical Foster Care program, providing services for children with chronic and multiple medical disabilities in appropriate foster, and often permanent homes.

Worked collaboratively with community resources and families, providing them with mandated services toward reunification.

Conduct home visits and maintain daily progress notes and other written requirements, including Uniform Case Records.

Provide testimony in Family Court.

 

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