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Jo-Kate Collier



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   


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


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


  •  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


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

SOFTWARE  Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Inspiration, Gradespeed



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