Tiffany D. Cothern
Dedicated, resourceful, and goal driven elementary teacher with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every student. With a passion for education, I am eager to resume a full-time teaching career after recently being separated from the Fulton County School System due to the Reduction In Force process and budget cuts.
Education and CertificationsB.S. Early Childhood Education
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Ga. 2009
· Magna Cum Laude Graduate
· President’s List Scholar 2007-2009
· Vice President of KSU’s Reading Council for 2yrs
· Coordinator & Presenter at KSU’s Literature Conference (March 2008 & April 2009)· Certified T-4, ECE P-5Core Competencies
· Orton-Gilliam Certified
· Six Traits Writing Trained
· SIOP (Shelter Instruction Observation)
· Student Mentoring & Motivation
· Creative Lesson Planning
· Guided Reading & Literature Circles
· Implemented & Used Calendar Math Daily
· Promethean Board Trained
· Differentiated Instruction
Professional Development in Education
Ison Springs Elementary School, Fulton County Schools
· Fifth Grade Teacher, January 2010-Present
-Honored with being a finalist for Teacher of the Year during my 1st year of teaching.
-Earned high marks for the quality of classroom teaching, lesson planning and instructional materials used in teaching diverse subjects (e.g., language arts, reading, math, science, social studies, history & health).
-Fostered meaningful relationships with students, parents and other educators to create a warm and attractive environment in which all can cooperate and learn.
-Consistently commended for ability to redirect students exhibiting behavior problems by replacing disruptive, unproductive patterns with positive behaviors in a firm and caring way.
-Employed kinesthetic, visual and auditory approach to make lessons interesting and interactive; utilized various mediums, modeling, group instruction and organized student-led group sharing.
-Actively served on a variety of school committees and task forces focused on fundraising and student involvement. Served as Chair of the Yearbook Committee & the inaugural Girl’s Empowerment Summit.
-Volunteered to teach Extended Learning and Saturday School, which services Title 1 students.
-Conducted Six Trait Writing training for school stuff during Early Release.· ARRA Teacher (Title I Funded Program), August 2009-December 2009
-Recognized for assisting students in setting and developing academic goals, reaching their goals and maintaining their goals.
-Challenged students to master basic-to-advanced math concepts through the use of manipulatives, graphing, singing, charting and Promethean Board exercises.
-Maintained a print-rich classroom where children are surrounded by a Word and Math Wall, labels, charts and child centered bulletin boards.
-Conducted student evaluation, testing and grading with a focus on developing students academically and socially.
· Student Teacher, January-April 2009
-Planned and instructed each subject area, for first grade, using a wide variety of teaching aids, motivational and implementation strategies.
-Incorporated learning modality principles into the classroom and individual instruction. Developed and conducted inter-grade activities.
-Developed and implemented Math and Reading Centers.