MERLE ANN LEMAIRE
Motivated, student-oriented professional with over 16 years of experience in education and a 20-year background in business sales and management. ELL-certified K-12 teacher with broad range of expertise in teaching reading and math to children and adults. Astute problem solver with exceptional organization and time management skills, developing and implementing plans to successfully achieve multiple objectives. Exceptional interpersonal and communication abilities, capable of establishing positive rapport with both students and staff alike. High level of commitment and dedication.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Classroom Management ● Student Development & Evaluation ● Staff Training & Development
Elementary, Middle, & High School-Level Learning ● Mathematics ● Lesson Plan Development
SIOP & TELPAS Trained ● ELL Classroom Instruction ● Parent/Teacher Relations
Classroom Management & Teaching
Experience teaching both beginning and intermediate ELL learners at the middle school level.
Established multi-level classroom of recent immigrants, creating “learning centers.”
Taught recent African immigrant students of all levels and hosted several parent/teacher dinners to facilitate relations and enable better understanding of Western culture.
Taught English language classes to students in Istanbul, Turkey.
Extensive experience instructing ELL students in diversified and multiethnic school settings.
Achieved over 56% passing rate in writing in low-performing urban elementary school for first year tested by TAKS.
Achieved 13% increase in Math LAT and 9% in Reading LAT scores in middle school.
Delivered consistent improvement in failures as a result of proactive LPAC interventions.
Improved ITBS scores for middle school 3 grade levels, 2016
Taught several professional development seminars at Hereford ISD, Round Rock ISD, Greenville ISD, and WTSU.
Successfully trained teachers in SIOP methodology and differential learning techniques for ELL students.
PEARLAND, DICKINSON, and GALVESTON 2nd-4th Grade General Ed 2017-present part-time
ARCHDIOCESE of GALVESTON/HOUSTON, 4th-8th Math, Language Arts, Baytown & Galveston 2015 to 2017
STEVENSON MIDDLE SCHOOL, 6th Grade ESL teacher, Houston, TX. 2014 to 2015
LAS AMERICAS NEWCOMERS SCHOOL, ESL teacher, Houston, TX, 2013-2014
GREENVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL, ESL Teacher, Greenville, TX, 2010 to 2013
BURC KOLEJI, EFL Teacher, Istanbul, Turkey, 2009 to 2010
STONY POINT HIGH SCHOOL, ESL Coach, Round Rock, TX, 2008 to 2009
HEREFORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, ESL Teacher, Hereford, TX, 2006 to 2008
TRAVIS MIDDLE SCHOOL, ESL Math Teacher, Amarillo, TX, 2004 to 2006
M.B. HENDERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – 4th GRADE, ESL Teacher, Dallas, TX, 2002 to 2004
Texas Woman’s University – Graduate AC Program, Dallas, TX, Texas ELL Certificate (K-12 Teacher)
Amberton University, Garland, TX, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration