Master of Arts, Education/TESOL
Highly motivated stickler for particulars who initiated grades 9-12 in one year with marked success from both students and teachers. 4 years of administrative duties on top of over 25 years of teaching. Ready to engage in developing both staff and students to their fullest potential.
! Curriculum Design and
! High Stakes Testing
! Differentiated Instruction
! Data Collection Analysis
! Student Achievement
! Project Based Learning
! Best Teaching Practices
and Procedures Employe
! Parent/Teacher Relations
adapted and encouraged
" Enthusiastic and engaging trainer in all aspects of professional development. From weekly department head meetings to full staff gatherings – able to make the session not only useful but also intriguing and applicable to a teachers daily life.
" Increased high stakes testing scores by implementing rigorous writing and reading courses for grades 6-12. Focused on fundamentals then built progress up over time.
" Team Leader who worked in collaboration with up to ten other teachers who were teaching the same subject at the same time. Responsible for coordinating material and exam creator across levels.
" Self-Awareness of learning styles and have given multiple professional development sessions on both Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences and the Myers – Briggs personality test. This led to teachers being better able to understand and help not only their students but themselves as well.
" Meticulous in assisting HR in hiring qualified and certified teachers. Conducted interviews both face to face and by video conferencing. Screened candidates by asking probing and relevant situational scenarios.
" Mentor to both students and teachers. Monitored student achievement on high stakes exams as well as audited grades to check for grade inflation. Coached new teachers in school policy’s and procedures in addition to counseling veteran teachers in best practices and how to implement new tech or more tech in their classes.
" Student focused on helping to generate a “whole” student, not just an academic. Helped students set and attain both personal and scholastic goals. Conducted self-awareness, study skills, and devotional workshops.
" Developed, implemented, and guided a complete course from scratch for the following courses: intro to computers, writing, reading, listening, speaking, and communication for teachers. Adria Morris Arafat page 2
Instructional Coach, Pleasant View School, Memphis, TN Jan.2018 to present o Training teachers in all aspects of how to implement use of technology to help in their teaching and how to use it to help them improve student scores on high stakes testing including ACT, STAR and IOWA tests.
o Evaluated teachers with both announced and unannounced visits to observe and mentor teachers in best teaching practices.
Director Middle/High School, ASCS, Sharjah, UAE Aug 2015 – June 2017 o Responsible for implementing grades 9-12 in one full year. Hired and Fired teachers, trained, mentored and appraised staff as well as handling students and parents. o Oversaw accreditation procedures and policies while working with multiple departments and across grades.
Foundation English Instructor, ADWC, Abu Dhabi, UAE Aug 2009 – June 2015 English Language Instructor, ISC, Cairo, Egypt Aug 2007 – June 2009 English Language Instructor, CMSG, Cairo, Egypt Sept 2006 – June 2007 Professional Development
Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah
Master of Arts, Education in TESOL, 2006
Post Graduate Certificate of Teaching Higher Education, 2010 Weber State University, Ogden, Utah
Bachelor of Science, English, 1988
TESOL Arabia, Blooms Taxonomy Presentation, Dubai, UAE March 2014 o Facilitated workshop on how to implement Blooms Taxonomy in ESL Foundation classrooms with audience participation
References available upon request