Max Freesney Pierre
Miami FL, 33161
OBJECTIVE: To secure a challenging and rewarding position in the educational field, either in an instructional, administrative, or support capacity, where I can bring my diverse background, my professionalism with dedication as an effective contributor to a successful, educational environment.
Sept 2015- Present Guangzhou Xianjiang Secondary School: English teacher(ESL/AP Literature
Aug 2014 – Present Florida International University: Adjunct Professor of English/Approaches to Literature
March 2014 – Oct 2014 Med-Life Institute: Director of Student Services
Nov2010-Jun2011 Broward County Public Schools: French Teacher in a Magnet School
Aug2009-June2010 Dade County Public Schools: High School Language Arts-ESOL Teacher
Instructed Language Arts through English as a Second Language to students of various linguistic backgrounds
Dade County Public Schools: Teacher of French Language/
Subject areas in French / Teacher Multilingual Team
Instructing French to K - 12 grade students of various linguistic backgrounds
Instructed French language and core curriculum areas in French
Instructed academic areas in French or in Creole to students with limited English
Aug2010-Aug2011 Miami-Dade County Public Schools-Teacher Adult ESOL/ABE
(Part-Time from 6:30pm-9:00pm)
March 2010-Present Freelance writer for The Miami Times
2007- 2009 Miami Dade College: Assistant Director of Student Learning & Field Placement
Review students’ portfolios to ensure enrollment and successful completion of required courses to meet program requirements.
Function as liaison between college and educational institutions to achieve successful placement of students in internship programs.
Implement all aspects of program participant recruitment.
Supervise the acceptance of qualified participants to the education programs.
Collect and maintain documentation of transcripts, statements of status of eligibility, evidence of clear background check, and other student records.
Coordinate internal and external resources that will deliver services such as intake, advising, tutoring, mentoring, academic intervention, field experience, financial aid, exam preparation, competency demonstration, and career development to program participants.
Assist in continuous program evaluation.
Develop and deliver college-wide training for campus student services personnel.
Facilitate the policies and procedures for participants who complete the program.
Adjunct faculty teaching diverse population and exceptional student education courses
Exceptional Student Education K-12/Varying Exceptionalities
ESE- One semester Field Experience at Silver Lakes Elementary School
ESE- One semester Field Experience at North Miami Middle School
ESE- One semester Field Experience at Boyd Anderson Senior High School
ESE- One semester Internship at McArthur Senior High School
2004-2007 Private Real Estate Investor
Conducted individual investments in the residential real estate market
Dec 1999-April 2004 Dade County Public Schools: Teaching ESOL/CITIZENSHIP/ABE/ at Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center-1999-2005
Instructed English as a second language to students of various linguistic backgrounds
Taught citizenship to facilitate student adjustment to their new environment
Designed and implemented a literacy program as part of the ESOL curriculum.
1995-2007 Writer: Haiti en Marche Newspaper Lifestyle Section
Attended premières of museum exhibits, art exhibits, movies and other cultural activities on behalf of the newspaper for the purpose of writing articles and reviews
Master’s Degree, Exceptional Student Education - Nova Southeastern University
Certificate, African New World Studies, Cultural Anthropology - Florida International University
BA, French - Florida International University.
CERTIFICATION: Eligibility met for Florida Certification in ESE K-12/Varying Exceptionalities
Eligibility met for Florida Certification in French K-12
Foreign Expert Certificate, China, in ESE, ESOL, ESL, French
Published 5 books: Tambours de la Mêlée (1994), Fee Caraibe (2000), Soul Traveler (2005),
Le chant de l’apaisement (2010), Verbe Fraternel (2014), Newspaper articles: Haiti en Marche 1995-2007) ( Asili 2005-2008), (The Miami Times, 2009-Present )
Public Speaking Experience and Recognition
Guest at Miami Book Fair International (1998)
Certificate of Appreciation received from Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas (2004)
Certificate of Appreciation received from Mayor Many Diaz (2007)
LANGUAGES Fluency in English, French (speak, read, and write)
AND SKILLS: Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, and Excel), Odyssey, grade book