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Veteran Pre-K-8th Grade Teacher

Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Posted:
November 13, 2017

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LAURIE BROOKS

E: ac3awo@r.postjobfree.com •P: 773-***-**** • www.linkedin.com/in/laurieabrooks

SUMMARY

• Passionate Educator with 10 years experience designing, developing and implementing engaging, data-driven teaching and learning services for children at levels PreK-8.

• Professional development leader committed to facilitating collaborative, reflective programs for staff and stakeholders to meet the goals of organizations and individual.

• Curriculum writer and developer of engaging programs for diverse learners in all subjects and environments, specializing in social- emotional learning, art-integration, and child development.

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

2013 MAT University of Chicago, Elementary Education 2011 M.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sociology 2007 B.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sociology 2013-2018 Type 03 Illinois Professional Teaching Licensure: K-9th grade Grades 5-9: English Language Arts Endorsement

Grades 5-9: Social Sciences Endorsement

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Instructional Coach, Contracted by: Christopher House Organization Nov. 2016- Feb. 2017

o Working within the goals and vision of the school and stakeholders to tailor and contextualize support, I designed and deliver a variety of professional development opportunities to teachers and teacher teams, including: workshops, 1-on-1 coaching, and program development, and strategic support to schools.

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Specialization: Play-based learning, Kindergarten readiness standards,Technology Integration, and Arts Integration, Social-Emotional Learning (Responsive Classroom, Positive Discipline, Restorative Justice) Professional Development Facilitator, Chicago Public Schools, Ravenswood Elementary Aug. 2014-Jun. 2016

o Developed, trained, and evaluated the implementation of a new school wide social-emotional curriculum, which resulted in higher teacher efficacy ratings and a 50% decrease in student suspensions over a 1-year period.

Kindergarten Teacher, Chicago Public Schools, Ravenswood Elementary Aug. 2013- Jun. 2016

o Lead grade-level team in writing all new curriculum unit plans for Reading, Social Studies, and Science, utilizing: UBD, UDL, inquiry, workshop model, balanced literacy, culturally responsive, and play-based practices approaches.

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o Effectively campaigned administrators to increase daily recess and allow for playtime in the primary grades using published research, family support, and classroom data. Faculty Delegate, Chicago Teachers Union, Ravenswood Elementary Jan. 2014- Jun. 2016

o Successfully collaborated with administrators, parents, and faculty to petition local leaders to win back previously cut special education teaching positions. o

o Lead and organized community-wide assemblies to communicate and build relationships between school stakeholders, as well as celebrate school programs and achievements. o

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CONTINUED

Teacher Resident- Kindergarten and 3rd Grade, Chicago Public Schools, University of Chicago Aug. 2012- May. 2013

Teacher Intern- Middle School, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago International Charter School Aug. 2011-May 2012

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois Aug. 2009- Jun. 2011

Roles: Facilitator, Online Instructor, Lecturer, Grader, Lab Coordinator Graduate Counselor, Minority Student Affairs, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign Aug. 2010-Jun. 2011

Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher, Chicago Public Schools, Ravenswood Elementary Aug. 2007- Jun. 2009

CERTIFICATIONS & TRAININGS

• Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator Since 2014

• Restorative Justice in the Classroom, Alternatives, Inc. 2014 & 2015

• Reading and Writing Project Institute, Teacher’s College: Columbia University 2011, 2015

• Illinois Includes Training: Inclusive Pedagogy, Practice, and Advocacy 2015 RELATED EXPERTISE

GRANTS & AWARDS

Target Education Grant, Target Corporation 2015

Classroom Resource and Technology Grants Totaling $6000, DonorsChoose.org 2013-2016 Rating of Excellent by Students, UIUC Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning 2009-2012 Professional

Play-based Learning

Early Childhood Development

Mindfulness

Dance and Music integration

Reggio Practices

Montessori Approaches

Social-Emotional Learning:

-Responsive Classroom

Technical

Educational Applications and Software

Google Suite: Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides

Apple Hardware/Software

Windows PC Hardware/Software

Webinar Software

Prezi

WordPress



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