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Elementary School Teacher

Glendale, Arizona, 85308, United States
October 07, 2016

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(C) 954-***-****;


Ed.D. Organizational Leadership, K-12, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ 2014-present

M.Ed. Education Leadership, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 2008

Post BA Elementary Education, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2001

MA International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 1997

MA Asian Studies, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, 1993

BA Japanese Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1990

Principal Certificate Arizona, 12/2008

Teacher Certificate K-8, Arizona, 2012; Provisional Secondary Certificate 7-12, 2015

Administrative, Leadership & Teaching


High School Teacher, North Phoenix Preparatory

Phoenix, AZ 2016-Present

Humane Letters Instructor

U.S. History and American Literature

Middle School Teacher, Candeo Schools

Peoria, AZ 2015-2016

U.S. and World History 7-8 grade instructor

Train and advise new staff members

Intern mentor teacher for Arizona State University

Lesson planning development and design for new middle school staff

Middle School Teacher and Director, Candeo Schools

Peoria, AZ 2013-2015

Provide leadership in establishing and implementing educational goals and objective for the school and in evaluating the accomplishment of these goals and objectives

Promote the general health, safety, and welfare of the student body

Support the school/community organizations

Develop and maintain positive written and verbal communication with the community.

Assess the general conditions and needs of the building and grounds and report to appropriate support staff

Assist and motivate teachers to develop and improve their professional standing through in-service

Instruct students in World and U.S. History

Intern Mentor Teacher for Arizona State University

Lead Teacher, Candeo Schools

Peoria, AZ 2008-2013

Implemented Core Knowledge curriculum in alignment with AZ State Standards

Implemented Core Knowledge comprehension and literacy practices

Implemented CARS/STARS reading program to assess student reading comprehension strategy proficiency level

Implemented Singapore math program

Designed upper elementary writing curriculum

Trained upper elementary school teachers in writing workshop philosophy and practices

Coordinated weekly Japan Club and taught Japanese language (2008-2009 only)

Facilitated parent advisory council

Principal, Pinnacle Pointe Academy,

Pointe Services School District

Glendale, AZ 2005-2007

Designed and assisted in the development of curriculum from kindergarten through sixth grade

Analyzed performance data to align goals to desired teaching practices and learning outcomes

Evaluated and provided guidance for teachers throughout the school using the school’s evaluation instrument and informal daily observations and conferences

Expanded the student recognition program to promote character education to enhance students educational experiences

Maintained facilities and operations through budgetary and procurement activities

Recruted and trained new teachers

Organized and ran monthly parent team meetings to strengthen school-community relations

Junior High Writing Teacher,

Paradise Education Center, Surprise, AZ 2007-2008

Integrated a variety of teaching methods and instructional strategies to generate student interest in writing and the purpose of writing

Evaluated and tracked student progress using formative and summative assessments

Coordinated weekly AIMS tutorial program

Designed and facilitated weekly school newspaper club

Elementary School Teacher, Fifth and Sixth Grade

Pinnacle Pointe Academy, Glendale, AZ 2003-2005

Implemented cross-curricular teaching and learning activities

Designed reading and writing workshop for advanced learners

Evaluated student progress in class by using a combination of evaluations, formative and summative assessments

Designed and supervised weekly Japanese culture club and newspaper club

English as a Second Language Instructor

Valley Center-Pauma Adult Education Center, San Diego, CA 2002-2003

Taught evening ESL class to migrant workers and families

Created ESL written and oral ESL curriculum materials

Implemented ESL curriculum using Total Physical Response methodology

Analyzed and assessed student portfolios towards graduation

Interviewed prospective students to determine proper level of class placement

Coordinator of International Relations

Yoshitomi Board of Education, Yoshitomi, Japan 1997-1999

Taught U.S. culture and English classes to Japanese students

Administered town’s adult and junior high school English language program

Assisted in development and implementation of elementary school English language program

Established cross-cultural relationship with a Florida elementary school

Assisted in reception of foreign guests, interpretation, and translation of public documents

Composed monthly newspaper article in Japanese for town’s newspaper

Professional Development

Arizona State Literacy Conference, March 2012

Trained third-fifth teachers in Socratic Circle

Guided Reading Strategies, 4th-6th, IDEAL, Summer 2011

Organized and led new and returning teacher training program in Cafe Literacy reading approach

Teaching Writing 4th-6th, Bureau of Education and Research, Summer 2010

Trained third-fifth teachers in writing process

Carl Anderson’s Conferring With Student Writers, May 2009

Organized and led new and returning teacher training seminar

Professional Affiliations

American Middle Level Educators Association, 2014-present

National Association of Elementary School Principals, 2005-present

Association of Supervision Curriculum and Development, 2005-present

National Council for Teachers of English, 2007-present


Xavier College Preparatory 24th Annual Golden Gator Excellence in Teaching Award, 2015

Professional References

Pam Gagner (Kindergarten Teacher, Phoenix Country Day School)


Cherie Miller (K-2 Dean/Teacher, Great Hearts Academies)

Tel: 623-***-****


Dan Davenport (Physics Instructor, Candeo Schools)

Tel: 623-***-****


Amy Cole (Teacher, North Phoenix Preparatory)

Tel: 602-***-****

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