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Jo-Kate Collier

 

EDUCATION

T.E.A.C.H. Alternative Certification Program,

  • TX certification pending in Social Studies 8-12 and ELAR 8-12

M.A.  Art History, Richmond, The American Int’l University in London, December 1999

  • Thesis: Language of Power in Sienese Gothic Art  

B.A.  Art History, English Minor, summa cum laude, University of Houston, May 1998   

TEACHING EXPERIENCE – CHILDREN

January 2012-April 2012 - Student Teacher at Stony Point High School, Round Rock, TX

  • Co-teach model World History inclusion TAKS, TAKS-M, TAKS-A and onlevel, Psychology

2009 to 2010 - English Mother Tongue Project

  • Initiated project at municipal level, designed and executed English language laboratory at second grade level for local elementary school lacking funds for English mother tongue programs
  • Project focus:  teaching English to Italian students through games, songs, and child participation to encourage language acquisition through experience-based learning 

2003 to 2004 - Mother tongue support teacher at Pio XI Liceo Linguistico  (Italian Language High School)

  • Focus on pronunciation, fluency, conversation and supporting lead teacher

TEACHING EXPERIENCE - ADULTS

2001 to 2011- ESL instructor at IUNUS Corporate Trainers, K.I.S. Corporate Trainers, Magister Ludi Cultural Center, British Institute, Wall Street Institute, TJ Taylor Language Trainers, English Express, and AI Milano

  • Planned and implemented individual and group course curriculum with a focus on Business English for various Milan companies

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

  •  Translator - Translate software marketing materials and websites from Italian to English

 PUBLISHED WORK   “Cassoni: The Inside Story on the Art of Italian Wedding Chests”

  • Published in Renaissance Papers 2000, ed. T.H. Howard-Hill and Phillip Rollinson (Rochester, NY:  Camden House, 2000) and presented to the Southeast Renaissance Conference

FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND EXPERIENCE ABROAD

Bilingual and biliterate in Italian, 11 years experience living, studying and working abroad

SOFTWARE  Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Inspiration, Gradespeed

 

 

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