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School Teacher

Location:
Fayetteville, GA
Posted:
April 30, 2014

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PATRICK LAWRENCE DESMOND, EdS

Atlanta, GA acdxyt@r.postjobfree.com 404-***-****

www.linkedin.com/pub/patrick-lawrence-desmond-eds/50/7b/539

Gifted/Advanced/Creative Educator

Child-centered and innovative teacher with certifications and special skills in PreK – 8 Gifted, Talented, and Creative programs. 15+ years of successful teaching experience. Developed leadership,organizational, and evaluation skills through education and experience in various delivery models. Creator of developmentally appropriate, hands-on learning activities resulting in increased student engagement and achievement. Common Core Standards and data-driven. Strong parental involvement through ongoing communication.

Skills

Creative Problem Solving Theatre Arts Instructional Technology

Balanced Literacy Critical Thinking Hands-On Learning

Collaboration STEM Motivational Teaching

Experience

K – 8 Gifted, Advanced, and Creative Education Teacher/Consultant 2012 – 2013

Core Educational Consultants – Atlanta, Georgia

• Developed and taught Gifted Resource curriculum for Grades K – 5.

• Provided teacher Gifted Support and Collaboration for Grades 6 – 8.

• Initiated gifted identification testing procedures.

Tutor 2011 – present

WyzAnt Tutoring

• Earned company certification to tutor all elementary and middle grade subjects.

• Differentiating instruction to meet student needs and learning styles.

Gifted Cluster Elementary Classroom Teacher 2003 - 2011

Gwinnett County Public Schools – Suwanee, Georgia

• Successfully differentiated instruction for group of 6 – 8 gifted students embedded within my classroom by adjusting content, teaching strategies, and expectations of student mastery.

• Created before school tutoring program responsible for dramatically improving the performance levels of over 30 students in reading and math, thus enabling school to meet Annual Yearly Progress Goals.

• Recipient of grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities.

• Established relationship with class in Tokyo, Japan.

• Consistently enabled both gifted and non-gifted students to receive passing scores in state standardized tests for reading, math, language arts, social studies, and science, with many exceeding expectations.

Reading Teacher 2001 – 2003

Gwinnett County Public Schools – Suwanee, Georgia

• Utilized more than $5K in grant funding to purchase reading intervention materials.

• In two year period successfully coached 129 first grade students to read at or above grade level.

• Presented “Incorporating the Elements of Balanced Literacy in a 30-Minute Guided Reading Session” at County Language Arts Conference.

Other Relevant Experience

Teacher

The G.W. Nebinger School - School District of Philadelphia

Teacher

Harrisburg Area School Districts, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Extracurricular Interests

Chess Club, School Learning Garden, Future Problem Solving, Robotics, Odyssey of the Mind, School Recycling Program, Destination Imagination, Theatrical Productions, International Travel Programs,Invention Convention

Education & Credentials

Educational Specialist in Instruction

Piedmont College – Demorest, Georgia

Master of Education in Gifted and Creative Education

The University of Georgia – Athens, Georgia

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and Humanities

New College – Sarasota, Florida

Teaching Certifications

Early Childhood Education (PreK – Grade 5)

Middle School (Grades 4 – 8)

Gifted In-Field Endorsement



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