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Air Force Teacher

Colden, New York, United States
August 30, 2018

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Cheryl Lavanture

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Summary of Qualifications

As a cost analyst in the Air Force, I studied and reported aircraft life cycle cost in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment. I developed superior planning, organization and leadership skills. As a computer officer, I managed the extensive details of supporting a massive and complicated computer network. As a stay-at-home mom, I honed my multi-tasking and organizing skills, as well as budgeting, time management and interpersonal skills. As a teacher, I have been focused on results-based lesson-planning, student assessment, communication, and goal-setting.


Exceptionally organized



Skilled in data acquisition

Effective time-manager

Strong attention to detail

Budgeting skills

Technical writing

Financial reporting


Lancaster High School

Long-term Substitute, Pre-Calculus, Honors Pre-Calculus 5/18-6/18

Springville Griffith Institute Schools

Building Substitute

Provided coverage for any teacher in any subject. 9/17-5/18

Hamburg High School

Long-Term Substitute, Common Core Geometry and College Prep Math 4/17-6/17

Oracle Charter School 12/16-4/17

Taught Common Core Algebra

Bryant & Stratton College 9/16-12/16

Adjunct Instructor

Taught Basic Computing Skills at College Level

East Aurora High School 9/15-6/16

Long Term Substitute Math Teacher

Performed all the duties of a full-time teacher including planning, instruction, and assessment for four sections of high school math. (Algebra, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra 2/Trigonometry.

Global Concepts Charter School

Building Subsitute.

Worked with High School students providing extra instruction in math. 9/14-9/15

Springville Griffith Institute Schools 9/06-9/15

Substitute Teacher

Quickly became popular and highly-requested substitute teacher for all grades and all subjects. Able to transition to and from various positions without difficulty. Developed excellent interpersonal skills.

US Air Force, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO 1993-1996

Computer Officer

Worked on maintenance of the computer systems at Cheyenne Mountain Computer Complex, cooperating with contractors to ensure software and hardware systems ran smoothly.

US Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH 1991-1993

Cost Analyst

Worked on the development of the F-22 aircraft at the Systems Program Office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Wrote specification documents and did cost analysis for the ramp-up of the aircraft build. Established superior planning, organization and leadership skills. Spearheaded new Air Force Physical Fitness assessment, testing military members and reporting data to superior officers.


As an Air Force Cadet, I learned to manage intense physical and mental demands under extreme high-pressure. Before earning my commission as a 2nd Lt, I earned my jump wings as a graduate of the freefall program. My Air Force training and experience gave me life skills that I was able to apply as an at-home mother of three. I organized a neighborhood Mothers' group and child-care swap program. As my children reached school-age, I volunteered as room parent, costume designer and creator, party organizer, and homework helper for 10 years at Colden Elementary School. I served as Cub Scout leader for 4 years. I organized and successfully implemented a benefit for family in need, involving entire community and raising over $3000 in one month. Trained for and competed in several triathlons in the Western New York area. Earned Master’s Degree while working part-time and caring for three children.

Since obtaining my NYS Teaching Certification, I have had several long-term substitute positions, where I successfully fulfilled all duties of the absent math teacher.

Education and Credentials

New York State Teacher Certification, Math 7-12

Jones International University, 2012, Master of Education in Secondary Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Magna Cum Laude

United States Air Force Academy, 1991, Bachelor of Science, Mathematics Concentration

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