To bring my ability to create a safe space where learning can flourish to a district setting.
I’m a whiz with TS Gold, Creative Curriculum, the Pyramid Model, and Handwriting Without Tears. My lessons are individualized, and I enjoy working closely with colleagues and families.
BACHELOR OF ARTS • WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY
P-3RD GRADE CERTIFICATION
Girl Scout Leader 2007- present
GS Community Service Organizer, Wayne Service Unit
CCD Teacher, St. Mary’s Church Pompton Lakes NJ 2009-present
Packanack PTO, Liaison to Wayne Board of Education 2010-2012
President –Packanack Lake Mothers Club 2006-2008
Packanack PTO-Media Rep.
Fundraising Chair Packanack Cooperative Nursery School
Member Wayne VOAD
Recruiter for Autism Radio
Planned/executed events and parties for Packanack Mothers Club
Dramatic Arts, Public speaking, fundraising, CPR/First Aid/AED certified, Certified Spin instructor, Executive Recruiting, networking, Computer Skills.
NICOLE L. O’DONNELL
“TEACHING IS NOT FILLING UP A PAIL, IT IS LIGHTING A FIRE.” WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS 1223bValley Rd Wayne, NJ
CIFTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS: HEAD START • PRESCHOOL TEACHER• 2016 TO 2019
Children were scaffolded to move from dependent to independent learners, and to know they were important members of the classroom community.
Worked closely with my Master Teacher to provide a high quality learning environment and welcomed coaching based on ECERS-3.
Tiered lesson plans were developed weekly, derived from TS Gold assessment results, the Creative Curriculum, and High Scope.
Children were supported to develop strong social, communication, motor, and preacademic skills.
Worked closely with PIRT to implement Pyramid Model tiers 1 to 3.
Dual language learners developed communication and literacy skills in both English and Spanish.
PATERSON PUBLIC SCHOOLS: MADISON AVE K CENTER• PRESCHOOL TEACHER• 2013 TO 2016
Taught children from diverse backgrounds using the Creative Curriculum, and assessed with TS Gold.
Taught through small group, large group, and incidental instruction.
Planned and executed whole group literacy activities.
Developed fine motor skills and coordination through evidence-based instruction.
Packanack Cooperative Nursery School, Wayne, NJ
Preschool Teacher 2010-2012
Teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, social and emotional skills.
Organize and lead activities designed to promote cognitive, physical, social and emotional development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and sensory activities.
Observe and evaluate children’s performance, behavior, social development, and gross motor skills.
Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and needs, and determine priorities for their children, and suggest ways that they can promote learning and development.
Attended professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
Teach math skills through sequencing and use of manipulatives.
Developed a literacy program for the Pre K enrichment classes.
Chesterbrook Academy, Preschool Teacher, 2003-2005
Developed and implemented strategies for effective early childhood literacy.
Developed listening, speaking, and conversational skills in children.
Complied with government regulations pertaining to the care of children.
Created and executed effective early childhood lesson plans.
Developed a monthly parent participation program
Planned special Parent/Teacher Events
Additional Professional Experience:
Snelling Search: Executive Recruiter 2005-2009
Lancaster Financial: Executive Recruiter 1991-1998