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Teacher Assistant

Floral Park, NY
March 30, 2021

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B. Nazila Ramjan


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Floral Park, NY 11004


To utilize my curriculum development skills, and professional development experiences to assist teachers to

expand their repertoire to meet the needs of all students, through scaffolding and multiple entry points.


CUNY York College – Jamaica, NY

Bachelor of Arts: English Literature

Graduated May 2000

3.94 GPA Summa cum Laude Liberal Arts Honors English Honors

CUNY Queens College – Flushing, NY

Masters of Arts: Liberal Studies Thesis: Changing from a Comprehensive Large HS to SLCs

Graduated May 2006

CUNY Baruch College – Manhattan, NY

Master of Science: Education – Building Leadership - Focus - Establishing a SLC - Director Role

Baruch Alumni Award - highest GPA Education – 3.97

Graduated Feb. 2007

St. John’s University - Queens Campus

Doctoral Candidate in Literacy

Currently writing Dissertation Proposal


LaGuardia CC Summer 2013 - Present

College Now - Critical Thinking and ELA Regents

Queensborough Community College 08/2013 - 05/2015

College Now - Academic Literacy

Hillcrest High School – Jamaica, NY 09/04 – Present

Teacher/Director of Newcomers Institute/Global Citizens 09/06 - 9/16

● Manage a small learning community of students who are new to the country

● Conduct professional development in multiple entry points, group work, balanced literacy,

lesson planning, and Danielson’s rubric

● Created a Lesson Plan Template to make it easier for students to follow step by step in


● Analyze student work in inquiry teams

● Use data to inform instruction

● Establish intervention strategies to improve students’ outcome

● Adapt teaching methods and curricula to meet the diverse needs of students

● Maintain spreadsheets on action plans for students who are in jeopardy

● Guide and counsel students with socio-emotional needs

● Foster a positive, safe, and supportive learning environment for teachers as well as students

● Provide clear expectations with rituals and routines that support classroom culture

● Create programs/schedules for all ELLs and their teachers

● Collaborate with staff to execute, and grade the NYSESLAT

● Plan with teachers and students to set goals; meet with seniors to create a plan for success


● Coordinate with staff to plan after-school activities with students and families (Family Fun

Night - awards, games, food, music, and Field Day - celebrate sports around the world)

● Tutor after-school, hold town halls to share transcript information, and plan award

ceremonies to celebrate students’ successes

Richmond Hill HS – Richmond Hill, NY 09/03 – 09/04


York College – Jamaica, NY 01/03 – 06/03

College Assistant

● Conducted Resume Workshops

● Edited Resumes

● Coordinated and organized symposiums and workshops as part of a team

● Advised students on career choices based on their strengths/weaknesses

Tutor 09/93 – 05/95

● Helped students to compose, revise, and edit essays

S.C.O.P.E – East Northport, NY 01/01 – 06/01


● Assisted students with homework and supervised various students’ activities


Guyana Caribbean Islamic Movement – Richmond Hill, Queens Summer 1994

Camp Coordinator

● Organized and planned activities/trips for 4 – 17-year-old students

● Mentored teenagers, and provided remedial classes in Math and English


● Math bilingual/ENL teachers

● ENL Teachers

● Student Teachers who need a cooperating teacher

Professional Development Courses:


● 3D - Issues for Teens - Aligned with Common Core

● Ramp - Up To Literacy

● Adolescent Literacy (two courses)

● Wilson

● RAFT and Differentiated Instruction - allowing for multiple entry points

● Socratic Seminars

● Acquiring Academic Vocabulary

● College and Career Readiness

● SIFE – three days in 2016-2017 SY

● Pipeline Program for ELLs conducted by New Visions Affinity Group

Grants used to improve student outcomes:


● Caribbean Immigrants Funds

● Title I and Title III

● Strengthening Bilingual Education


● Voice of SLCs at many forums, and with national and international visitors to Hillcrest

● The highest scholarship on the NYSESLAT for three consecutive years

● 100% passing on ELA regents for four years with the PERC program

● 24 out of 32, ninth grade ENL students passing ELA regents

● Inducted as a Fellow with The Academy for Teachers New York, 2017, 2020

● Nominated for Big Apple Award

Previous Commitments:

● Site Content Trainer for Common Core ELA – June 2017

● Content Trainer for CCELA Regents

● Teacher of ELA SAT prep. – Department of English Language Learners – Saturdays at Queens College,

and at St. John’s University. Push-In for ENL students with Kaplan Instructor in Math/ELA

● Teacher for SHSAT- Middle School Students - York College - Summer 2018

● Representative on the Revised Grading Policy Team

Current Involvements:

● Coach of Cricket Team - ensuring students stay on track in all subjects

● Tutor in after-school for NYS English Regents

● Teach SAT Prep

● Leadership Class for New Immigrants

● Caribbean Diaspora - to connect to NYS ELA curriculum

● Annual Iftar & Dinner in the month of Ramadan

● Representative on the Teacher Advisory Team, and Professional Development Team

● Conduct Professional Learning four times per year

● Availing my room to multiple student teachers

● School Representative with the District Superintendent’s Office to adapt Culturally Responsive

Education, and infuse into the current curriculum


● Assures that work accomplishments meet standards of excellence

● Strong, energetic self-starter who displays enthusiasm in completing tasks

● Adept in organizational and communication skills

● Enjoys acquiring new knowledge for instruction as well as self-improvement

● Collaborates with peers to ensure success of all students

Licenses - ENL/ELA and SBL, awaiting license in SDL, and Literacy

Current - March 2021

Applied for the Capstone Diploma Program for our school and it was approved (Advanced Placement Courses)

Part of the AP Recruitment Team, will teach AP Seminar in the Fall of 2021.

3 consecutive years of being a Highly Effective Teacher

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