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Riyadh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
March 17, 2019

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Molly Chiasson Clause


As a professional educator in our learning environment, I believe my knowledge-based education, experiences, and teaching strategies motivate students to develop positive learning practices. My experience thus far allows me to construct learning environments that are productive. My leadership abilities carry me to challenge myself toward administrative roles which paved my footsteps on a higher successful path. One of my goals is to build upon my life-long learning belief that allows for a diverse culture perspective and understanding.


August 2005 – Summer 2007

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, Louisiana

● Master of Education, Administration and Supervision Certification in Supervision

January 1995 – May 2000

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, Louisiana

● Bachelors of Science, Majored in Secondary Education; Certification in Social Studies

Professional Experience

Private Tutor Riyadh, K.S.A.

May 2017 - present

● Tutoring includes ESL curriculum with both adult and children in hopes to improve their English skills. My style of instruction has allowed me to help students both in academic and professional fields. My new opportunity in Saudi Arabia has provided me to utilize my professional skills in many unique applications.

David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy Lafayette, Louisiana August 2010 – May 2017

Teacher – Civics, U. S. History, AP U. S. History

● Moving back to Lafayette has allowed me to continue gaining experience while working in the high school fields of study. Continuing to motivate students within a simulated learning environment, I have strengthen my instruction practices by incorporating more “project-based” activities aligned with Louisiana Grade Level Expectations. Along with my teaching duties, leadership roles included Social Studies Department Co-leader, assisting in the creation of the school’s AP (Advanced Placement), Senior Class Sponsors/ Graduation Committee Chairperson. Outside of my base school, I have worked closely with the district director of the Social Studies department which has allowed me to coordinate district professional development, district-wide assessments, and teaching materials for teachers within a 47 school district. I was also afforded the opportunity to worked closely with the State of Louisiana Social Studies director in the elevation of standardized testing materials for Louisiana Public Schools. Chitimacha Tribal School of Louisiana Charenton, Louisiana August 2006 – August 2010

Teacher –World, American, & Louisiana History/ Program Coordinator

● My career has been expanded with many opportunities by working at the Chitimacha Tribal School

(CTS). Along with my increased teaching duties in three different curriculums I have also increased my professional responsibilities with the various programs which has allowed me to experience the many roles of an administrator. In these numerous roles, I have embarked on a new professional relationship, not only with my students that I teach but the entire school public including the entire student body at CTS, staff, parents, and community. I embrace my new role and look forward to its challenges that are presented.

August 2002 – August 2006

Youngsville Middle School Youngsville, Louisiana

Teacher – American History

● My teaching at Youngsville Middle School (YMS) has let me continue my professional career in education with great love. I have increased my growth as an educator by gaining more training in my subject area as well as my skills as a teacher. My expectations for my students remain the same as when I first began teaching, which I consider on of my greatest strengths. My classroom environment continues to be on that is safe and friendly. While teaching I have challenged myself to continue to challenge my students effectively. Many of my skills have led me to create interactive presentations, hands-on activities and numerous projects where students use their imaginations and knowledge to excel.

August 2000 – May 2002

LaMarque Middle School LaMarque, Texas

Teacher—Texas History/Multiculturalism/World Geography

● As a teacher at LaMarque Middle School I developed a large majority of my professional skills. Skills dealing with lesson planning, time management, discipline, organizational traits, and citizenship skills. All of these areas culminated to an overall professional instructional partnership between students, parents, and teachers. I have found that being prepared daily, keeping stern expectations, and providing a caring environment of knowledge, drives students to succeed. Professional Participation/Awards

● Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Internship

o During the summer of 2016, I was chosen to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Workshop with Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. While taking part in the Mesa Verde National Park workshop, I was allowed to share some of my own connections as a tribal member of the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana which would give me a chance to compare southeastern tribes to southwestern tribes. These connections provided me with more opportunities to collect meaningful details in order to add content to various levels curriculum for more diverse viewpoints of history.

● American Air Museum Summer Residency

o During the summer of 2014, I was invited to participate in a transatlantic network between fifteen American and European teachers with a focus on World War I and II. This fourteen day adventure was jammed pack with numerous site visits across the southeastern region of England with a focus on historic Imperial War Museum (IWM) Duxford. This wonderful experience has allowed me to enhance my classroom lessons with greater understanding of difference perspectives learned from European culture.

● Department of Education, State of Louisiana Bias Committee o During the Fall 2011, Spring 2013, & Fall 2015 I was invited to participate on a social studies state assessment bias review committee where a small group of educators review testing item to eliminate cultural flaws. Assessments include End of Course testing which is a requirement for all high school students in order for them to obtain a high school diploma and 3rd grade – 8th grade year-end standardized testing.

● David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy Teacher of the Year o For the 2012-2013 school year, I was awarded “Teacher of the Year” for David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy. One teacher from each school within the school district is awarded this honor by their administrative team, faculty and staff. This achievement allowed me to document my passion and desire to be a lifelong learner and to prove to my students that great work ethics, a humble lifestyle, and dedication is recognized and endowed.

● Lafayette Parish School System, Student of the Year Interview Committee, Social Studies Department Leadership Team, Student Leadership Sponsor, Senior Class Sponsor, PBIS Member

o For the 2011-2012 Student of the Year nominees, I was invited to participate in the interview process for high school students. Each high school in the parish selects a student to represent their school. Part of the application process is a formal interview which I had the privilege of sitting on. Each student had an amazing journey and it was refreshing as a teacher to witness such achievement.

● Curriculum Writing Workshop

o With association within the teaching American History grant program in Lafayette Parish I was able to continue my professional development by attending various history based content workshops during 2005 and 2006 school years. With my participation I was able to attend the Colonial Williamsburg Teachers Institute in the summer of 2006 which was a week long workshop of colonial American studies. o During the Spring of 2007 I was contacted by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and asked to participate in a curriculum-writing workshop with a team of teachers from across the United States in July of 2007. I have completed 48 hours during this week long workshop which materials intend to be published in 2009.

● Youngsville Middle School, Teacher of the Year

o For the 2004-2005 school year, I was awarded “Teacher of the Year” for Youngsville Middle School. One teacher from each school within the school district is awarded this honor by their administrative team, faculty and staff. With only four years of teaching in my professional career, this recognition paved my future to strive for the highest of excellence not only for myself but, most importantly, my students. References

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