Resume

EDUCATION

Master of Arts in Teaching, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR July 2010

Oregon Initial II Teaching License, Multiple Subjects Endorsement, Early Childhood/Elementary Authorization

ESOL Endorsement

Master of Education in International Teaching, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA In prog.

Bachelor of Arts, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 2007

Major: International Studies with a focus in International Education and Latin America

Minor: Business Administration

TEACHING

Second Grade Teacher, Escuela Las Morochas, Venezuela 2012- Present

  • Expanded the range of learning through whole class, individual, and small group instruction, cooperative education, and math, science, reading, art, and multi-sensory learning centers.
  • Secretary of the Green Team: spearheaded composting program creation, promoted recycling and Styrofoam awareness, and hosted an after school Earth Club.

Pre-K 2 Teacher, Escuela Las Morochas, Venezuela 2012- 2013

  • Utilized play and interactive activities to develop language and vocabulary, introduced scientific and mathematical concepts, and improved social skills.
  • Monitored and reported on children’s development and identified those with possible learning difficulties, consulted other professionals where appropriate.
  • Taught conversational ESL class for 4th/5th graders and First Grade Enrichment

Second Grade Teacher, Beijing International Bilingual Academy, China 2011-2012

  • Taught elementary subjects, including Math, Reading and Writing, Social Studies, Science
  • Participated in a weekly professional learning community and curriculum mapping.

Pre-K 1 Teacher, American School Foundation Chiapas, Mexico 2010-2011

  • Combined play and interactive activities with an increasing focus on early academic learning, including letter recognition, phonics, numbers and an awareness of science and nature.
  • Planned and organized a range of individual and group activities, including role play, movement, dance, singing, games, arts and crafts and nature activities.
  • Participated in monthly professional development and PYP trainings.

ESL Intern, Lincoln Park Elementary School, Portland, OR Sept 2010

  • Planned and implemented lessons for newcomer kindergarten students of diverse backgrounds.

Second Grade Intern, Irvington School, Portland, OR 2009-2010

  • Wrote and taught dynamic lesson plans for Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

Fourth Grade Intern, Hayhurst Community School, Portland, OR Jan 2010-Mar 2010

  • Observed and assisted in Reader’s Workshop, a science circuit unit, and P.E.

English Teacher, Peace Corps, Azerbaijan June 2007-Oct 2007

  • Taught 2-10th grade TEFL classes with Azerbaijani counterparts for three weeks.
  • Participated in intensive Azerbaijani language and TEFL trainings.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Literacy and Math Tutor, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico 2010-2011

  • Focused on reading comprehension strategies as well as developing math skills and strategies

Child Support Case Manager, Department of Justice, Portland, OR 2008- 2009

  • Managed child support orders, mail, and calls for 817 cases for a diverse inner city population.
  • Analyzed information, calculated support obligations, and assured correct application of money to child support cases using a variety of laws, policies and procedures relating to child support.

Classroom Volunteer, Metzger Elementary School, Portland, OR 2008-2009

  • Assisted in first/second grade split class; gave spelling tests, timed reading assessments, and led small groups.

Camp Director/Camp Counselor, Camp Adventure Youth Services, Japan & Italy 2005/2006

  • Developed, organized, programmed, and taught an 11 week curriculum for ages 5-14 including field trips, games, songs, arts and crafts, and special events best suited to the Yokosuka and Gaeta sites.
  • Supervised, provided performance appraisals, and wrote recommendations for two counselors.

Bilingual Intern, Head Start of Lane County Oregon, Eugene, OR Jan 2006-Apr 2006

INTERESTS

Salsa Casino  (and other Latin dances like Merengue, Bachata, and Cumbia), yoga, hiking, camping, scrapbooking, cooking, biking, world travel, and trying to speak the local language.

At the American School Foundation of Chiapas

At the American School Foundation of Chiapas

3 responses to “Resume

  1. I’m so inspired by your resume! It makes me wish I would have finished getting my teaching degree, but I guess, it’s not too late for me to do so! I will definitely be looking at your blog for guidance. :)

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