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Middle School Math Teacher / Curriculum Specialist

Warren Township, NJ, 07059
December 27, 2021

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Cara A. Bani

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Warren, NJ *****



University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

EdM in Math Educational Studies, Current- GPA 4.0

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

M.A. in Educational Leadership, Fall 2017- GPA 4.0

B.S. in Math Education, Cum Laude, Fall 2012- GPA 3.6


-Curriculum Writer

-Presented professional developments on aligning the 7th grade New Jersey Student Learning Standards to the NJ Framework

-Trained teachers on using data driven instruction within their classroom

-Revised current curriculum for the entire Elizabeth Public School District to align with the

New Jersey Curricular Framework for Mathematics

-Researched the effects of vertical alignment in the mathematics curriculum

-Trained teachers on Technology, including EdConnect & SAAVAS

-Implemented a tutoring intensification program for students who are borderline for passing NJSLA

-AVID and Agile Minds training

-Participated in sheltered instruction training

- School committee member responsible for redesigning out educational program for Title I funding by conducting a Needs Assessment and creating a comprehensive plan.

-Math Needs Assessment Coordinator – responsible for conducting the needs assessment of materials required for the Math department based on allocated funds.


-New Jersey Principal and Supervisor Certificate

-New Jersey Math Teaching Certification with Advanced Standing

-Completion of 300 hours of fieldwork experience in Educational Leadership

-Completion of 250 hours of fieldwork experience in District- Level Administrator Officer

-Completion of 60 credits of field work teaching Algebra I at W. Caldwell Grover Cleveland MS.


Elizabeth School #27

8th Grade Algebra Teacher – September 2019 – Present

Implemented lessons for full-time 80-minute block schedule

Implemented district wide professional development on accessing and using Agile Minds to analyze

student’s performance

Educational Technology Used: Math Dashboard, PowerSchool, RTI, Blackboard, Schoolwide Plan Application Management System, Canvas, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Agile Mind, TI-83 Graphing Calculators, SchoolNet, MathXL, Geometer’s Sketchpad.

Elizabeth School #27

7th Grade Math Teacher- September 2014- Present

Educational Technology Used: Math Dashboard, PowerSchool, RTI, Blackboard, Schoolwide Plan Application Management System, Canvas, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Agile Mind, TI-83 Graphing Calculators, SchoolNet, MathXL, Geometer’s Sketchpad.

Implement goal setting techniques with students to raise NJ PARCC test scores

Differentiated lessons to all levels of student development, including students with special needs and English Language Learners

Collaborated with a team of 7th grade teachers to develop grade appropriate activities

Curriculum Specialist

Elizabeth Board of Ed- September 2015- present

Co-created the 7th grade math curriculum to align with the NJSLS learning standards

Responsible for creating NJSLA questions on SchoolNet and aligning the content standards to the NJSLS

Presenting professional development workshops for the district on effective uses of math technology in

the classroom, using data to drive instruction and analyzing state test scores to improve students


Tutoring Intensification Program

Elizabeth Board of Education - January 2018–April 2018

Evaluate content standards and use student's individual test scores for data driven instruction

Create individualized assessments for each student based on their individual needs.

Encourage critical thinking and ensure that the students' knowledge is challenged and probed.

Elizabeth School #31

Permanent Substitute Math Teacher- January 2013-June 2014

Grover Cleaveland Middle School

West Caldwell, NJ – September 2012- December 2012

Student Teaching Pre- Algebra Inclusion, Algebra I Advanced and Algebra I.

Summer Enrichment Program, Elizabeth, New Jersey


Summer Program (2005 and 2006)

Work with children from Kindergarten to sixth grade. Assist children with arts and craft activities, sports and education. Supervise and improve children’s reading and writing.


Teacher Induction Mentor

Math Needs Assessment Coordinator

Math Teacher of the Year Award 2016

Member of the School wide Committee – Title I Funding

Member of the School Improvement Panel Committee (ScIP)

Tutor Interventionist

Completed AVID training

Completed Sheltered Instruction training

Mentor for Girls on the Run Organization

Member of the NJEA

Member of the NCTM

Member of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey

Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization

UNICO Scholarship Recipient

Dean’s List

Completed Bullying 101 and Anti-Bullying Courses


Samuel Etienne (Principal) - 908-***-****

Valerie Burgos (Vice Principal) - 908-***-****

Doris Farrell (Vice Principal) - 908-***-****

Juan Metrio (Math Supervisor) – (908) 436 - 5347

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