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Experienced Teacher with M.A. in Early Childhood Education

Location:
Burlington, KY, 41005
Salary:
negotiable
Posted:
September 29, 2008

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Margaret Alves Melendez

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Burlington, KY 41005

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Profile:

• Eleven years successful teaching experience with a reputation for creative lesson plans, great organization skills, passionate instruction, and excellent classroom management skills.

• Multilingual (English, Portuguese, and Spanish)

• Comfortable and experienced developing rapport with and lending support to children from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

• Enthusiastic volunteer

• Communicate with children and parents warmly and diplomatically.

• Deeply committed to high quality education for children.

• Proficient with computers.

• Comfortable and experienced with integrating technology in the classroom.

Work Experience:

Murray-Hill Academic Preparatory Center- Cincinnati, Ohio

Preschool Administrator, January 2008 to Present

Manage a team of teachers. Schedule teacher hours. Keep track of tuition payments. Run day to day affairs of the preschool.

Summerfield Crossings Elementary School- Riverview, Florida

Classroom Teacher, (Grade 1), August 2007 to September 2007

Classroom Initiatives/Strategies: Incorporate technology into teaching methods by using the E.L.M.O. to facilitate Math and Language Arts instruction. Hands-on projects such as lab experiments and Math Centers.

Wimauma Elementary School- Wimauma, Florida

Classroom Teacher, (Grade 1), January 2007 to May 2007

Classroom Initiatives/Strategies: Incorporate technology into teaching methods by using the E.L.M.O. to facilitate Math and Language Arts instruction and also by using Power Point presentations to teach lessons. Devoted time each day to working one-on-one with special-needs students.

Theodore Roosevelt Middle School - Elizabeth, New Jersey

Classroom Teacher, (Grade 6), September 2006 to December 2006

Classroom Initiatives/Strategies: Incorporate technology into teaching methods by guiding students in the use of the Internet to conduct research. Self taught the L.E.A.D.S. program and incorporated into the classroom. Lead many hands-on projects such as lab experiments.

Nicholas Murray Butler School- Elizabeth, New Jersey

Classroom Teacher, (Grade 3), September 2004 to June 2006

Classroom Initiatives/Strategies: Incorporated technology into teaching methods by guiding students in the use of the Internet to conduct research. Lead many hands-on projects such as lab experiments. Devoted time each day working one-on-one with special-needs students.

Cranbury School-Cranbury, New Jersey

Classroom Teacher, (Grade3), September 2002 to March 2004

Classroom Initiatives/Strategies: Lead many hands-on projects such as lab experiments. Created units of study for Social Studies such as a unit on Egypt. Provided one-on-one tutoring to students needing additional assistance.

Peterstown School-Elizabeth, New Jersey

Classroom Teacher, (Grade 3), September 1998 to June 2002

Classroom Initiatives/Strategies: Incorporated technology into teaching methods by guiding students in the use of the Internet to conduct research. Use the Success For All whole school reform model. Provided one-on-one tutoring to students needing additional assistance.

Washington School-Kearny, New Jersey

Portuguese Bilingual Teacher, (Grades K-8), January 1998 to June 1998

Classroom Initiatives/Strategies: Taught reading and mathematics to students who had recently entered the United States from either Portugal or Brazil. Incorporated visual aids into teaching methods. Fluency in Portuguese allowed for effective communication to students in both languages.

Our Lady of Good Counsel-Newark, New Jersey

Classroom Teacher, (Kindergarten), September 1996 to December 1997

Classroom Initiatives/Strategies: Incorporated visual aids into teaching methods. Created theme units in order to incorporate all subject areas. Tutored children before and after school.

Education

Kean University- Union, New Jersey

M.A., Instruction and Curriculum , 2006

Major: Mathematics/Science/Computer Education

Kean University-Union, New Jersey

B.A., 1996

Major: Early Childhood Education

Minor: Psychology

Psi Chi National Honors Society

Union County College-Cranford, New Jersey

A.A., Liberal Arts, 1993

Major: Early Childhood Education



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