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Tucson, AZ | C: 520-425-0294 |

Collegial, creative 8th grade general science teacher with talent for managing students and maximizing learning opportunities in diverse classroom settings.

Common Core State Standards Structured English Immersion Excellent classroom management Effectively work with parents Next Generation Science Standards Creative lesson plan development Positive atmosphere promotion Strong communicator

Plan Development Planned and conducted activities for balanced program of science instruction, demonstration, and work time that provided students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate. Goal Setting Established clear objectives for all lessons/projects and communicated with students, achieving total understanding of grading rubric and overall class expectations. Parent Communication Regularly communicated with parents to discuss student issues and course weakness areas. Technology Integration Increased student participation and test scores by introducing relevant computer programs and exercises to encourage student interest and enjoyment. Helped more than 6 students reach their IEP goals. Managed classes of up to 32 students. Designed middle school science unit and lesson plans in accordance with Arizona State Content Standards, InTASC and ISTE NET-S standards, and language objectives.

Student Teacher Aug 2013 to Current Flowing Wells Junior High School Tucson, AZ Taught 8th grade General Science to diverse class of English language learners. Instructed through lectures, discussions and demonstrations in Scientific Method, Physical Science and Life Science. Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among two classrooms of 30 students. Applied positive reinforcement method to redirect negative behaviors. Developed, administered and corrected tests and quizzes in timely manner. Encouraged students to be understanding with others. Used variety of teaching techniques to encourage student critical thinking and discussion. Earned positive verbal/written feedback from mentoring teacher, department head, and student teaching supervisor regarding classroom instruction and student learning success. Supplied one-on-one attention to each student while maintaining overall focus on

entire group. Physically and verbally interacted with students to keep them actively engaged. Supported students in developing strategies for individual needs and classroom group dynamics. Wrote daily and weekly lesson plans. Co-founder/managing partner/licensed funeral director Jul 2001 to Dec 2012 Crespo & Jirrels Funeral and Cremation Services Baytown, TX Consulted with families of deceased regarding final arrangements in tactful and sensitive manner. Offered counseling and compassionate care to bereaved family members and friends. Organized on-the-job training classes and demonstrated principles, techniques, procedures and methods of creating outstanding customer service delivery. Developed rapport with client base by handling emotionally charged situations expediently and with professionalism. Supervised provisional licensees. Cultivated positive relationships with churches, local school district, and other community professionals, programs and associations. Created protocols targeted at resolving challenging customer issues. Hospital Development Coordinator/Bereavement Liaison Sep 1999 to Jun 2001 LifeGift Organ Donation Center Houston, TX Interacted closely with clinical staff and personnel in Harris County Medical Examiner's Office, regional transplant centers and Lions Eye Bank. Implemented in-service training for physicians, nurse educators, risk managers, case managers, and members of health care team regarding referral of medically suitable donors. Coordinated and facilitated face-to-face meetings between donor family members and transplant recipients. Organized continuing education opportunities for embalmers and tissue recovery coordinators.

Master of Education, Teaching and Teacher Education University of Arizona, Teach Arizona program Tucson, AZ Recipient of University of Arizona STEM scholarship Emphasis in science curriculum development Focus on coursework in sheltered content instruction Concentration in multiple instructional modifications Specialized coursework in content area literacy in multicultural settings Associate of Arts, Mortuary Administration Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service Houston, TX Valedictorian Coursework in Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Pathology Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences University of Arizona, School of Health Related Professions Tucson, AZ With Highest Distinction Emphasis in Secondary Education Major in Health Education 2014

Community Service
Partner in Education, Goose Creek Consolidated ISD (Baytown, TX) Mentored at-risk students in grades 9-12. Implemented incentive programs to encourage daily student attendance. Served as role model for secondary students by modeling positive behaviors.