Orlando, FL 32821
To obtain a position that would allow me to utilize my experience and academic background in order to have a positive influence on student learning.
Fordham University, N.Y. 2011
M. S. E. Early Childhood Special Education
College of Staten Island. N.Y. 2009
B.A. Childhood Education (1-6)/ Science Letters and Society. Minor in Psychology
G..P. A. 3.5, Cum Laude
Florida State Preschool Education (birth-age 4) Professional Certification (2012)
Florida State Elementary Education (K-6) Professional Certification (2012)
Florida State Pre-kindergarten Disabilities Endorsement (2012)
N.Y. State Early Childhood (birth-2) Students with Disabilities Initial Certification (2011)
N.Y State Early Childhood (birth-2) Initial Certification (2011)
N.Y State Childhood Education (1-6) Initial Certification (2009)
April 2012- Current, Teacher
Huntington Learning Center. Orlando, FL.
Implement one to one, as well as group lessons in reading and math to children from pre-k- 5th grade, incorporating a variety of instructional strategies to help beginning readers develop phonics and decoding skills. Utilize various manipulatives in order to explain abstract math concepts to early elementary students, including base ten blocks, counting cubes and geometric shapes.
February 2012- July 2012, Childcare Director
Travel & Leisure Concierge. Orlando, FL.
Oversee the daily operation of the childcare center in a travel club. Primary responsibilities include implementing a daily schedule for the center, ensuring the use of developmentally appropriate materials, and maintaining a safe and sanitary environment in which children can learn and play. Update monthly organizational records as needed.
April 2011- January 2012. Special Education Itinerant Teacher
Bilingual Care Inc. New York N.Y
Developed and implemented activities for pre-school aged students. Instruction was based on the student’s I.E.P goals and objectives. Lessons took place within a one to one ratio as well as in inclusive classroom settings. Monitored students’ progress by keeping track of I.E.P goals and objectives and constructing quarterly reports.
February – March 2011. Student Teaching
P.S. 163. New York N.Y
Implemented daily activities and lessons for pre-k students in an inclusive setting. Instruction included small groups as well as more individualized one to one lessons. Monitored students’ progress by keeping track of I.E.P. goals and modified instruction according to specific goals.
February-May 2010. Student Teaching
P.S. 84. New York N.Y
Created and implemented differentiated lessons for first, second and third graders in a self-contained 12:1:1 classroom. Provided small group instruction as well as whole group lessons. Subjects taught included social studies, science and mathematics.
September- December 2009. Student Teaching
Central Park Early Learning Center. New York N.Y
Participated in implementing daily activities using the creative curriculum in a pre-school, 3-4 yr. old, inclusion classroom. Daily activities included small group instruction and choice time as well as whole group activities such as music and movement, story time, and outdoor play.
May- June 2009. Teacher
P.S. 24. Brooklyn N.Y
Implemented lessons for a K-2 after school program. Math skills were taught through math games emphasizing social skills. Literacy lessons were taught incorporating read-aloud, guided reading and phonics.
September- December 2008. Student Teaching
P.S. 45. Staten Island N.Y
Created and implemented lessons for first and fifth graders. Provided whole class instruction, including one to one and small group lessons. Lessons and subject matter taught included literacy and social studies and incorporated the use of technology. Performed formal and informal assessments to evaluate students' progress.
July- August 2008. Literacy Coach
P.S. 24 Brooklyn N.Y
Volunteered as a literacy coach by creating and teaching literacy lessons to first-fourth graders. Lessons focused on the use of literature to teach various skills and strategies in reading and writing.
March- May 2008. Field Experience
P.S. 29 Staten Island N.Y
Assisted students in the classroom, created lesson plans and taught lessons to a whole class as well as to students in small groups and one to one tutoring.
September- November 2007 Field Experience
P.S. 45 Staten Island N.Y
Created lesson plans and provided one to one literacy instruction to students who required instructional support in reading and writing.
Available upon request