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High School Teacher

Hoffman Estates, IL
September 16, 2019

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Vaishali Tajpuria, MA Hoffman Estates, IL 224-***-**** LinkedIn: vtajpuria


Curriculum Development Strategy Development Student Engagement & Motivation Education & Certification

Additional endorsement in AP Psychology- Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA Masters in Arts Psychology- National Louis University- Chicago, IL Masters in Arts Teacher Leadership- Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts in History (Minor in Psychology) – Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL Illinois Teaching Certificate – Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL Certification – Certified in Grades 6-12 Social Studies Exemplary record in organizational goal attainment through high-quality psychology instruction. Accomplished, self-motivated, committed, adaptable, and award-winning instructor with 15+ years of experience educating secondary school students and leading classrooms in a wide range of subjects, including Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, and Political Science. Solid record of success in student and staff relationship cultivation, interpersonal communication at all levels, and management of classrooms (of up to 32 students each). Strategy-driven pro- fessional known for organization and excellent judgment. A true, influential, results-oriented educator and leader. Selected Highlights

§ Track record of encouraging student growth through engaging face-to-face lessons and carefully monitored academic progress, with a focus on meeting realistic goals; deep experience in consistently building lasting connections with students.

§ Developed AP Psychology Program in one year at Township High School District 211, and expanded it from three classes to seven classes of 25 students each; helped to tutor students for AP exam, and recruited students to take AP class through advertising.

§ Created a successful model United Nations (UN) club at school that won honorable mention in a high school competition during the first year; recruited 40 students to join and participate in the club; boosted memberships by advertising effectively throughout the school; gained approval for 3+ high school competitions just in the first year, with the school offering to pay up to $1,500 for each year. Professional Skills

• Student Learning Outcomes

• Creative & Innovative Teaching Style

• Effective Teaching Strategies

• Goal Attainment

• Empowering Leadership

• Persuasive Communicator

• Collaboration

• Meetings

• Classroom Management

• Proctoring Exams

• Maintaining/Reporting Grades

• Academic Policy Development

• Professional Development

• Staff Management

• Program Review

• Mentoring Students

• Problem-solving

• Decision-making

• Observation

• Critical Thinking

Professional Experience

Township High School District 211 Hoffman Estates, IL 9/99-5/19 High School Social Studies Teacher

Developed and implemented a curriculum in accordance with school district guidelines. Assisted students with classwork successfully, adhering to scheduled daily lesson plans. Supervised multiple student-teachers from various universities student interns, and high school senior students who volunteered to assist with the class.

§ Taught 25-32 students per class (150 students per year); helped students to gain knowledge about human behavior, develop a love for learning, and boost their study skills and test scores; garnered high survey ratings from students.

§ Sponsored the school newspaper, yearbook, a service club, and South Asian Students Association.

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