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Microsoft Office Special Education

New York, New York, 10463, United States
February 13, 2018

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MARISA RUSSELLO • 631-***-**** •

*** **** ***** ******, ***. 3L, Bronx, NY 10463

Dedicated professional advocate who possesses strong commitment to and is skilled at offering support and resources for teachers, families, and their students, especially students with diverse special needs. Highly detail- oriented and a critical thinker who works to achieve exceptional performance while meeting strict deadlines. Applies superior organizational and analytical skills in addition to creativity to complete multiple, simultaneous projects. Strong knowledge of English grammar, copyediting, and writing skills. EDUCATION

Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), May 2012 Haverford College, Haverford, PA

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language & Literature, May 2009 Universidad Nacional del Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina

Study abroad program through Haverford College, June 2007 – July 2008 EXPERIENCE

Tech International Charter School, Bronx, NY

English as a Second Language (ESL) Coordinator & Teacher, August 2013 – July 2017

• Presented to families or staff about ESL services and strategies to increase advocacy and awareness

• Coordinated service schedules to remain in compliance with state and federal mandates

• Mentored new ESL teachers and coached other staff to guarantee best ESL methodology

• Translated documents and in-person meetings to Spanish to facilitate communication with families

• Created and implemented NYSITELL and NYSESLAT procedures and testing schedules annually

• Planned multicultural lessons and instructed all proficiency levels of English Language Learners (ELLs) to develop literacy and critical thinking skills, through co-teaching and ESL pull-out models

• Maintained and analyzed detailed data on all ELL students, their status, and their accommodations

• Facilitated weekly creative writing club meetings with select students to improve literacy skills

• Fundraised over $9,000 for field trips and classroom materials (e.g. technology, supplies, furniture, etc.) East Harlem Scholars Academy, New York, NY

Special Education & Student Support Services Coordinator, July 2012 – July 2013

• Chaired and actively participated in Response to Intervention (RTI) and Individualized Education Program (IEP) team meetings to evaluate situations, analyze data, and identify appropriate actions

• Developed recommendations for IEP annual goals in preparation for IEP meetings

• Acted as liaison between families and Committee on Special Education (CSE) to foster communication

• Contracted and managed related service providers to ensure effectiveness of services

• Collaborated with teachers to plan and confirm accommodations and modifications were well-executed Haverford College Admissions, Greater New York City Area, NY Volunteer Interviewer & Presenter, September 2009 – Present

• Interview prospective students for Haverford College admissions to determine qualified applicants

• Present at various college fairs in New York resulting in greater awareness of the college SKILLS

Advanced Spanish. Proficiency in Google Apps, Microsoft Office Suite, and other systems. Social media savvy.

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