Hartford, CT 06105
Experienced teacher of K12 to K6: Spanish, Bilingual Education and ESL First language Spanish (Native from the Dominican Republic) Creative, patient, organized, detail oriented leader, team motivator Near native fluency in Portuguese. Some fluency in Italian Reading knowledge of Catalan and Latin
Extensive international experience
Translator and interpreter
K-12 SPANISH TEACHER/PUBLIC EDUCATION CONSULTANT-
Provide Curriculum Development for K-12 Spanish/ESL Teachers. Instructions in Statistical Concepts and Tools for the Improvement of Education Services. Effective Communication Strategies & Ethics: A Practical Approach in Public Education. Building Successful Partnership in Public Education. Creating Welcoming Respectful, Work Environments for Professionals in Education. Integrating Technology to Enhance Different Types of Learners/Behavior Management in the Classroom. Statistical Concepts and Tools for the Improvement of Educational Services. Managing Demographic and Cultural Diversity. At-Risk Students Intervention Specialist. Designing Effective Training For Staff. Dual Languages Instruction Facilitator
New York City Board of Education,
Hostos – Lincon Academy HS.,
Taught Spanish language and composition classes to a diverse array of students
(k12 to K6). Planned and organized hands-on activities to encourage active student participation, involvement, and team work. Fostered a positive classroom environment with mutual respect and consideration as collective goals. Taught Advanced Placement courses, with 85% student passing rate. Provided special afterschool learning tutoring sessions and conversation tables for English Learner students. Advisor for International Students, Spanish Club and Placement Exam.
North Carolina Central University
Visiting Associate Professor of Modern Languages (Spanish): Served as a professor of Spanish for undergraduate and graduate students in Spanish language. Created innovative teaching techniques to expose students to The Language. Graded them on basic evaluative distribution: vocabulary, quizzes, dialogues, listening, homework and exam.
City College of New York, New York, M.A. Spanish and Bilingual Education Hunter College, New York, New York, B.A. Spanish/Bilingual Education AWARDS
Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award (Who is Who Among America’s Teachers). Numerous research awards, travel stipends, and curriculum development grants (Wellesley College), University Fellowship (State University of New York,). SEEKS Award (Hunter College).
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Private Pilot License & Aviation Instructor
Married. Coach youth sports. Play softball. Run the Boston Marathon REFERENCES