Resourceful and dedicated Early Childhood Education Teacher who wants all children to be successful learners and works to create a classroom atmosphere that is encouraging to the varied needs of students.
Coupeville Elementary Coupeville, WA 2009 to 2009
Student Teacher 3rd Grade
Enhanced student academic and social growth by using varied teaching strategies and techniques: included whole group, individual, small group, and teacher modeling to provide a solid academic foundation and positive attitude toward education. Collaborated and organized resources found on internet with other 3rd grade teachers to assist with lessons being taught. Teamed up with my parent volunteers to transform my classroom with creative decorations that would tie into the topics for the month. Designed and administered a monthly newsletter to promote further family involvement within the school community, recruited parent volunteers for field trips.
Americorps/Northwest Washington Reading Corps Mount Vernon, WA 2008 to 2009
Integrated technology into lessons that included computer literacy skills adapted activities to meet the needs of individual learners. Assisted Title 1 teacher with instruction and provided one-on-one support for the students in grades K-5. Led reading groups and supervised activities. Sustained a focus and well-behaved classroom at all times. Observed teaching techniques to develop own instructional methods, generate exciting activities, and raise self-confidence. Prepared printable reading books for over 100 students in grades K-5 on different reading levels to be taken home to practice fluency. Accomplished in helping 70% of my students reach a passing score in the state wide assessment test by using different games and different strategies to help them relax during practice test.
Child Development Center Norfolk, VA 2008 to 2008
Floated between classrooms, assisting a wide range of students including infants, toddlers, and pre-school students. Moved to a toddle room after two months. Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and outdoor activities. Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and needs, determine their priorities for their children, and suggest ways that they can promote learning and development. Teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.
La Petite Academy, Virginia Beach, VA 2007-2008
Used various fun activities, play and interactive activities to develop language and vocabulary among students. Planned daily activities for a class of 13 3-4 year olds, the plans involved details of age appropriate activities and time management to meet the physical and developmental needs of the students also planned and executed indoor/outdoor experiences appropriate to the development levels of the students. Great interpersonal interactions with children, parents, staff, and administration. Increased knowledge of the field, by attending staff developmental training and using online developmental videos.
Rosemont Preschool, Virginia Beach 2006-2007
Student Teacher Kindergarten
Assumed the role of full time teacher for five months where I attended school meetings, communicated any areas problem areas with parents and ways to help their child at home. Utilized learning centers, technology, and manipulative to introduce new topics and reach out to each child.
Grand Canyon University- Phoenix, AZ 2007-2009 Bachelor of Science
Major: Elementary Education & Early Childhood Education
Tidewater Community College- Norfolk, VA 2003-2007 Associate of Applied Science
Major: Early Childhood Education