Nina Marie Jones
Ocean NJ 07712
Phone : 732-***-****
MERCY COLLEGE 3.7GPA
M.A. in ENGLISH LITERATURE
MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY 3.3GPA
B.A. in ENGLISH & SECONDARY
Certifications & Test Scores
NJ Teacher of English Standard Certification (as of 6/30/18)
PRAXIS English Content Knowledge Score 174
PRAXIS Early Childhood Content Knowledge Score 179
Awards, Honors, & Accomplishments
Mercy College Dean’s List 2011 – 2012
Student Employee of the Year 2008
Student Employee of the Year Community Service Award 2007
Student Employee of the Year Nominee 2007
Monmouth University Dean’s List 2006 – 2009
Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society
Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society
State of NJ Higher Education Commission Educational Opportunity Fund Academic Achievement Award for Monmouth University 2009
2008 Monmouth University Student Employee of the Year
2007-2008 Monmouth University Community Service Award
Work Experience & Student Teaching
Middle School English Teacher August 2016 - June 2018
HOPE ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL Asbury Park, NJ
Taught content and skills in English language, literature, composition, reading, Informational text/nonfiction to middle school students, utilizing standards as required by State of New Jersey Department of Education.
Developed lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with Hope Academy Charter School’s instructional philosophy and congruent with NJ Standards of Teaching and Learning; provides individualized, whole group, and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students.
Encouraged students to think independently and to express original ideas.
Evaluated each student’s progress in meeting the course standards for English skills (listening,
speaking, reading and writing) through several types of formative and summarize assessment.
Maintained an organized system to track and evaluate assessment and apply data-based instruction
Lead Toddler Teacher July 2014-August 2016
MONMOUTH DAY CARE CENTER Red Bank, NJ
Supervise and implement the program for the class in accordance with policies and NAECY
Oversee general welfare, health, and safety of every child in the classroom
Direct teacher assistants and volunteers in their responsibilities
Assist head teacher with developing lesson plans and theme-based activities
Act as lead teacher in absence of head teacher
Maintain classroom ratio of 12 to 1 at all times
Create diverse lessons and assessments that are challenging and age appropriate
Monitor, collect, and maintain daily and weekly data records on student development as per NJ Standards for Infants and Toddler in Early Childhood
Completed 60+ hours of mentoring from the NJ Infant and Toddler Initiative
Teacher Assistant October 2013 – January 2014
HAWKSWOOD SCHOOL Eatontown, NJ
Assist students with daily necessities such as feeding, exercise. and toileting
Provide support to head teacher by maintaining classroom cleanliness and ratio at all times
Lead daily gross motor activities as designated by assigned students and as advised by PT, ST, or OT
Collaborate with school leaders, teachers, and therapeutic staff to meet the needs of all students
Certified Substitute Preschool Teacher January 2011 - January 2013
ACELERO LEARNING INC. Asbury Park, NJ
Assist teaching staff by substituting or replacing an absent or unfilled teacher position per diem or for as long is needed by request of the center director and other supervisor
Support staff and parents to help children achieve goals and help provide the materials needed to support and implement the curriculum towards achieving the stated goals.
Goals for assessing children’s standards include providing a healthy environment for learning, as well as, developmentally and linguistically appropriate experiences appropriate to age, language and culture of children served
Provide original and creative experiences through which children will achieve these goals
Learning Skills Teacher March 2009 – August 2009
W.E.B Dubois Program~ Princeton, NJ
Harlem Children’s Zone New York, NY
Teach Advanced Learning Skills brain-based learning course as designed by Edgenics at Princeton University and Harlem Children Zone Charter
Actively participate and provide relative feedback for curriculum development team, students, and administrative staff
Instruct and demonstrate topics such as brain-based learning techniques, holistic learning, study skills, biology, physics, and neuroscience-based study techniques, and college freshman level educational activities.
Assist with development and editing of ALSE curriculum
Student Teacher/Intern September 2008 – December 2008
OCEAN TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL Oakhurst, NJ
Assumed the role and duty of a classroom teacher for 6 sessions with an approximate load of 102 students grades 10 and 12
10th grade assignments focused on PSAT Verbal, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, several writing samples, and Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Apply New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards to the Oakhurst School District Grade 10 and 12 course requirements and use the 5-point rubric to score written assignments.
Created a four-week unit on mythology in literature that included a focus on the novel Medea, samples from The Iliad, and the movie Troy; ending with a group debate project. Senior remedial courses worked on in-class ‘newspaper article’ project where students spent two days in library lab using Microsoft Publisher to create a newspaper article reporting on a choice of topics to either focus the act of Medea’s murder or Jason’s marrying the princess. Students voted on these topics.
Create and develop unique lesson plans that incorporate student interest in the arts and philosophy while maintaining NJCCC and NCTE standards
Student Teacher/Intern February 2008 - April 2008
OLD BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL Matawan, NJ
Shadowed head teacher to 4 English courses including creative writing course, sophomore English course, and senior honors English courses
Developed and created several separate lesson plans to accommodate both honors English courses as one class had access to projector and other course did not.
Used artwork from an independent Ukrainian artist that emphasized elements of the genre horror/gothic. Genre topics centered on the coursework for this internship as was required because this course was joint undergraduate/graduate level internship course.
Senior English courses were taught a lesson on thesis preparation and how to verify and identify appropriate sources for research.
Seniors also participated in Horror Genre project where students were broken into 5 groups, each given a different picture and had to collaborate to develop a center theme or point derived from influence of the artwork. Students in group then had to build upon this central theme to create a short story. This was meant to mimic how thesis statement is derived from a central topic of theme then built upon.
English as a Second Language Tutor October 2007– September 2008
New York, New York
Tutored college level student in the principles of reading and writing in the American English language
Created homework assignments and weekly word lists that demonstrated common patterns in English-language writing
Assisted with making necessary corrections and reviewed all written work with the student in weekly meetings
Designed lesson plans to assist student with transition from native language to English language writing and speaking
Student Teacher/Intern October – December 2007
HOWELL TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL Howell, NJ
40+ Supervised hours of teaching experience in the Grade 11 & 12 English Literature classroom
Taught 3-day lesson writing/art project to lead into Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales unit based on lead teacher’s advice that cross-disciplinary projects or assignments worked best with her class. 4th day was a wrap-up that began with the Prologue to the poem.
Unit lesson focused on poetics and poetic structures, students worked in groups to mimic Canterbury Tales and come up with their own “Canterbury Tale Stanza”. On Day 2 students each had to ‘illuminate’ their copies of the stanza in the mimicking of the way that Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales had ‘illuminated’ images and drawings
First lesson of the project introduced poetic structure styles and students were asked to volunteer some of their favorite songs or lyrics and to try to put them into different poetic styles or if it’s possible to identify different poetic structures within their favorite songs.
Completed over 20 hours of shadowing lead teacher, making notes, and collaborating on Canterbury Tales writing/art project
Student Teacher/Intern May 2006 - June 2006
KEANSBURG TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL Keansburg, NJ
25+ hours of supervised teaching experience with High School grades 9 &10
Work with a group 15 of 10th grade students in their final unit for the school year that focused on writing a research paper
Developed and delivered 4 lessons that included a presentation and worksheets on how to gather research and verifiable sources
Collaborated with other 10th grade English teaching staff to share self-made handouts, tip-sheets, and other materials as it was seen as beneficial for all students involved in the project
Observed 10th grade English teaching staff in their daily classroom routines and shadowed librarian staff in between classroom times
Student Teacher/Intern October – December 2005
MORRIS AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Long Branch, NJ
25+ hours of supervised Kindergarten teaching experience
Work with students in reading lab and lead group reading session
Observe head and assistant teacher daily classroom routine
Under supervision of head teacher, assist students with class work or assignments
Teacher Assistant September 2005 – December 2007
FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE, MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY West Long Branch, NJ
Assist professor with classroom duties such as taking attendance and collecting assignments
Assume role of classroom duties when professor is absent from class
Act as a positive role model for incoming freshman
Assist incoming freshman students with knowledge about Monmouth University
Provide assistance as a liaison between Monmouth University and the incoming freshman
Community Service Office Assistant September 2004 - August 2008
MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY West Long Branch, NJ
Plan, arrange, and set up community service events
Create promotional material, banners, and posters
Lead service learning-based demonstrations and in-services
Answer phones, file documents, and perform other clerical duties
REFERENCES- Contact Information and Reference Letters Available Upon Request
Assistant Principal of Aberdeen-Matawan School District
Former Asbury Park School District Supervisor
Jack and JIll of America Inc. (Delta Sigma Theta)
Monmouth University Alumni
Bachelor of Fine Art
Monmouth Day Care Center