Master of Arts in Curriculum & Teaching, 2007
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood & Elementary Education, 2002
Steinhardt School of Education, New York University, New York, NY 


New York
State Permanent Certificate Pre-K to Grade 6
New Jersey Standard Certificate Grades K to 5 


Full-time Classroom Teacher- Grades 1 & 2: October 2007- June 2009
Mount Vernon Elementary School, Lemon Grove, CA
v      Served as second grade team leader and demonstrated balanced literacy and mathematics workshops
Presented teaching materials, assessment tools and student writing at district professional development meetings
Taught extended-day literacy program to first & second grade students
v      Attended professional development sessions to further use of Guided Language Acquisition Development strategies for English Language Learners

Science Teacher & Permanent Substitute Teacher:  November 2006- June 2007
Education for Change Charter Schools, Oakland, CA
v   Planned and implemented science lessons and experiments with fourth and fifth grade students two days per weekv   Substitute teacher for grades K-5 as necessary
v   Assisted with curriculum materials preparation, conducted literacy assessment and academic intervention
v   Taught daily after-school literacy class for sixteen second and third grade students  

Full-time Classroom Teacher- Grades 5 & 1: September 2002-June 2006
     Public School 197, District 22, Brooklyn, NY
v   Used workshop model to teach all subject areas to diverse groups of students
v   Demonstrated lessons in balanced literacy and Everyday Mathematics for administration & colleagues
v   Collaborated with literacy coach and colleagues to plan yearlong reading and writing curriculum
v   Participated in Early Childhood Math Institute and Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Institutes; then led professional development for colleagues
v   Wrote and received grants for books, science and social studies materials


Student Teacher- Grades K, 1 & 4 (24+ hours per week): September 2000- June 2002
Public School 41, Public School 40 & Public School 126, District 2, New York, NY

America Reads Tutor- Grades 1, 2 & 3 (6+ hours per week): September 1998- June 2002
Public School 1, District 2, New York, NY

Summer in the City Intern- Grade 3 Summer School (20+ hours per week): July & August 2001
Public School 3, District 13, Brooklyn, NY