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Teacher Assistant

Goodyear, AZ
May 21, 2020

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Therisa Picaso

***** **** ********* *****/********, AZ 85395

Cell: 480-***-****

Teaching Certificates:

State of Arizona Teaching Certificate K-8 expires 12/29/2030

State of Alaska Teaching Certificate K-8 (expired 12.29.2018)

Arizona Highly Qualified Areas:

Middle Grades English Language Arts/Reading/Writing

Professional Knowledge: Elementary

Elementary Education

Work Experience:

Buckeye Elementary School District-2010-2018

-3rd Grade Teacher

-7th Grade ELA Teacher

-NJHS Assistant Advisor -2014-2016

-PTA Secretary -2014-2015

Professional Development

-Member ELA Curriculum Mapping Team -2012-2015

Lumen Christi Catholic School 2000-2008

-7th-8th Grade ELA/Social Studies Teacher –Main Focus

-9th-12th- Grade ELA/History –Supplemented Curriculum Classes as Needed

Professional Development

-Curriculum Mapping Team -2006-2008

-Portfolio Development

1999-2000 Big Lake Elementary School -Special Education

-Created Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum for 8 students (grades

3-5 self-contained classroom) of various learning levels

-Behavior Management/Self-Control

-Basic Hygiene


-Member of Alaska Intensive Early Intervention Autism Program

-Level One Certified Trainer


-Substitute Teacher in all areas of elementary, middle school and high school.


-1997 Graduate of University of Alaska, Anchorage, B.Ed. Magna Cum Laude

-Major –Elementary Education, K-8

-Minor –History/Social Studies

-Fall 1999 Completed 1 Credit Workshop -Dibbles Reading Workshop UASE

-Summer 2004 Completed High School AP Literature Course UAF

Community Service - Lumen Christi Grades 7-8

- 2000-2003 Community Service:

Clare House/Hot Meal-A-Month Program: Preparing and serving a meal to an emergency women’s/children’s shelter.

-2006-2008 Community Service:

Beanie Boxes/Beans Café: preparing wrapped shoe boxes w/toiletries and

other necessities for the homeless.

Extracurricular Activities Lumen Christi

-School Year 2004 and 2008-Arranged educational travel outside state of Alaska.

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