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Abigail Beth Frith

290 Avon Road • Devon, PA 19333 • abmullins09@gmail.com • 610-710-5298

CERTIFIED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

Dedicated teacher eager to begin teaching in a school in which my gifts can be useful in helping students achieve their goals. I am looking forward to the opportunity to provide your students with the unique skills and experiences that I have to offer.

Core Competencies

Creative Lesson Planning

Curriculum Development

IEP goal development

Response to Intervention

Expand learning using whole class, individual, small group and cooperative education and instruction.

Emphasize critical thinking skills

Global thinking and learning

Real world, hands on lessons integrating social, academic, cultural, and social goals.

 

Instructional best practices

Classroom management skills

Experiential learning/differentiated instruction

Multisensory lessons and thematic Multidisciplinary learning units

Language as a key component to learning : Use of language in various forms.

Literacy Circles, Guided Reading, and Writing Centers.

Adept at including technology in lessons.

 

Education and Credentials

  • Master of Education (M Ed) Holy Family University. Phila., PA. Special & Elementary Education.
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) (Master Creative Arts in Therapy (M.C.A.T.) (2000) Drexel University. Phila., PA, Major: Creative Arts in Therapy- Dance/movement therapy Specialty
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (1997) West Chester University. West Chester, PA. Major:Psychology. Minor:Dance.
    • Pennsylvania Teacher Certification: Special Education N-12 (2008)
    • Pennsylvania Teacher Certification: Elementary Education (2011).
    • Praxis I (PPST) : Reading, Writing, Mathematics: Passed: (2007)
    • Praxis II: Special Education (passed: 2007) ; Fundamental Subjects (passed 2007)
    • Praxis II: Elementary Education: Curriculum, Assessment, Instruction. (Passed 2011)
    • Pilates Teacher Certification: Body Precision Pilates Studio, Rosemont, PA. (2001)

Continuing Education and Trainings

  • Professional Development programs through Philadelphia school district at Roosevelt Middle School and Pastorius Elementary School (Act 48 Approved)
  • First Aid/CPR Certified
  • Crisis Intervention Training
  • Reading and Literacy programs in accordance with district programs
  • Corrective Reading and Mathematics, Reading Mastery

Languages

  • Thai : Speaking and Comprehension
  • Hebrew : Reading, Speaking, Comprehension (Improving Writing Skills)

Professional Experience

WES Horizons. Philadelphia, PA. Classroom Teacher/Elementary and Special Education Teacher:

  • Grades 3 through 7(Inclusive Classroom). 2007 to present.
  • Enhance individuality by differentiating lessons, providing real world hands on learning environment.
  • Utilized global thinking skills as part of daily lessons.
  • Encouraged students to explore real world hands on learning utilizing strengths.
  • Developed and Implemented individualized education plan for each student with special needs in accordance with school district curriculum, individual needs and abilities.
  • Employed diverse methods to develop student interest and promote active learning utilizing differentiation, small group, pair, one to one, and whole group instruction.
  • Maintain flexible attitude towards lesson plans and instruction, adjusting as needed to address individual student needs as well as whole class goals.
  • Instructed all content areas (Math, reading, language arts, social studies, history, science, etc.)
  • Proctored state testing (PSSA, Benchmarks, etc)
  • Assessed student levels utilizing research based methods and tools, anecdotal records, observation, portfolios, parent teacher communication, and student teacher communication.
  • Maintained progress monitoring including response to intervention.

 

Substitute Teacher Service, Media, PA. Substitute Teacher (K through 12, all content areas) 2006 - 2007

  • Per diem, building, and district substitute as general, inclusive, and special needs educator.
  • Followed lesson plans according to curriculum guidelines and instructions, modifying as needed to accommodate individual student needs and diverse learning styles and abilities.
  • Employed classroom management techniques and strategies to maintain student focus, develop positive rapport with students, and foster learning.
  • Utilized all available resources to aid in providing growth experiences for students in each classroom.
  • Taught various content areas as needed including but not limited to math, social studies, history, current events, reading, language arts, science, art, physical education, etc.

 

HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy, Philadelphia, PA. Creative Arts Therapist/Activities Instructor/Classroom Aid. 2000-2001

  • Designed and implemented Dance Movement Therapy program at school for students grades k through 12 to foster social, emotional, behavioral, and academic health and well being.
  • Participated in planning individual student goals and objectives for their education as well as mental and physical health and well-being.
  • Worked with students in individual and group sessions to foster communication and self expression in a school setting.
  • Utilized movement and multi-sensory therapy and activities to foster, meaningful communication and interactions between student-teacher, student-student, and

student-teacher-parent.

  • Lead after school activities designed to promote well rounded learning and positive interactions through shared activities.

 

Other Professional Experience:

  • Kardon Institute for Arts Therapies: Creative Arts Therapist 2005, 2006
  • Bodies In Balance Pilates Studio, Inc.: Owner and Instructor 2001 to 2006

References:

(Additional Available Upon Request)

  1. Barbara Wasik. Professor.Temple University. (215) 204- 4982 Barbara.wasik@temple.edu

1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave. 437 Ritter Hall, College of Education. Phila., PA 19122

2. Beth Downey. Former Employer. (610) 331-7745. bodyprecision@comcast.net .

28 Garrett Avenue. Rosemont, PA 19010

3. Barbara Gaines. Former Colleague (Teacher). (215) 432 7340

4. Sherrell Mickens: Former Supervisor/Principal Aldan Magnet School. (484) 472-7799

600 Barclay Circle. Springfield, PA. 19064

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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