Alyssa M.

Pierce
Country Day School Apartado 1139-1250 Escazu, Costa Rica pierce.alyssa@gmail.com Skype name: alyssamariepierce

EXPERIENCE:

Math Teacher Aug. 2011- present Country Day School, Escazu, Costa Rica  Currently teaching high school Honors Algebra 2, Precalculus, and Applied Math at a private, college-preparatory and U.S. curriculum based international school  Work with a diverse student population, instructing students from all over the world  Employ a broad range of instructional strategies, including using technology and the “flipped classroom” model, to retain student interest and maximize individual learning  Collaborate and work on school-wide Action Plan with middle school and high school math teachers as chair of the Math Leadership Team  Interview candidates for teaching positions within the math department  Advise high school Student Council group and coordinate school activities and fundraisers  Assist with creating and manipulating the master schedule of courses for teachers and students Math Teacher, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte, NC Harding University High School Aug. 2009 – June 2011 East Mecklenburg High School Aug. 2008 – June 2009  Have successfully taught Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Discrete Mathematics at an urban public high school with excellent North Carolina End of Course (EOC) Test results  Independently developed curriculum for Discrete Mathematics course and shared with colleagues throughout the district  Wrote and received DonorsChoose.org grant for graphing calculators  Received “Outstanding First Year Teacher” award while at East Mecklenburg High School Math Teaching Intern Aug. 2007 – June 2008 Boston Arts Academy, Boston, MA  Worked as a full-time intern at a Boston public high school while earning a Master’s degree  Experience in lesson planning, developing curriculum, working in a fully-inclusive classroom, assessing student work, differentiating instruction, and managing classroom culture AmeriCorps member Sept. 2004 – July 2007 Habitat for Humanity, Charlotte, NC  Helped to revitalize neighborhoods by building quality homes for low-income families while managing and instructing local volunteer groups as part of a national service program

EDUCATION: Tufts University, Medford, MA Master of Arts in Teaching, August 2008 North Carolina Standard Professional 2 (SP2) License, Mathematics 6-12 Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, May 2004 OTHER  EXPERIENCE:   

July 2007 – July 2008

Sept. 2000 - May 2004

Have taught International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) courses and received training and certification in January 2011 Proficient in using Promethean Board in the classroom to increase rigor and engagement Volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Vietnam, Argentina, and El Salvador Fluent in Spanish