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Catherine Ramos Dijamco

P.O. Box 90, Fullerton, CA 92836


919-358-0755
CatherineDijamco@gmail.com
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Dedicated, passionate, enthusiastic teacher with a strong commitment to creating a positive learning
environment to promote student development. Exceptional skills with interacting with students, families
and colleagues, with emphasis in strong communication, leadership qualities, and dedication to building
relationships. Additional skills include knowledge of and implementation of:
Explicit Direct Instruction SDAIE: Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English
Home-School Partnerships Subject Integration Thinking Maps
Authentic Assessments Culturally Responsive Pedagogy English Language Development
Classroom Management Technology and Multimedia Tools Hands-On Learning
Plan and Implement Curricula Common Core Research-Based Lesson Design


Education
California State University, Fullerton September 2010 December 2011
Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
NCLB Compliant; CLAD; EL Authorization
Education, Concentration in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction, M.S. | GPA 3.94
University of California, Santa Barbara September 2002 June 2007
Sociology, B.A.
Education with Applied Psychology and Teacher Preparation, Minor



Teaching Experience
Classroom Teacher, 5
th
Grade September 2013 June 2014
(Temporary Contract) Guinn Elementary School, Anaheim City School District
Currently a teacher in self-contained 5
th
grade classroom, with experience in: curriculum planning, Common Core
implementation, various assessments and analyzing assessments, collaborating with grade-level team in
professional learning community, classroom management, implementation of technology, knowledge of grade-
level standards and content, and planning intervention groups.
Teacher on Special Assignment, K-6 August 2013 September 2013
(Temporary Contract) Kindergarten 6
th
Grade, Loara Elementary School. Anaheim City School District
Intervention and enrichment teacher for grades K-6, responsibilities and duties included: analyzing assessment to
develop individualized instruction plan for students, knowledge of grade level standards and curriculum, planning
and organizing a rotation schedule to meet with small to large groups of students from various classes, informal
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Achievements
Emma E. Holmes - Masters Program in Curriculum and Instruction Scholarship
Fall Semester 2011, California State University Fullerton

Teacher of the Year
2009, YMCA of Orange County - Central Orange Coast Branch







*References available upon request
and formal assessments, and collaboration with students classroom teacher.
Long-Term Substitute, K/1 Combo Teacher February 2013 - June 2013
Kindergarten/1
st
Grade Combination Classroom Teacher, Madison Elementary School, Anaheim City School
District
Long-Term Substitute, 4
th
Grade, G.A.T.E. August 2012 November 2012
4
st
Grade Classroom Teacher, Madison Elementary School, Anaheim City School District .
Long-Term Substitute, 1
st
Grade March 2012 June 2012
1
st
Grade Classroom Teacher, Madison Elementary School, Anaheim City School District
Student Teacher September 2011- December 2011
Kindergarten, Madison Elementary School, Anaheim City School District
Student Teacher September 2010- December 2010
5
th
Grade, Lakeview Elementary School, Placentia/Yorba Linda Unified School District
Lead Teacher/Program Director June 2007 July 2010
Kindergarten Enrichment Program/K-5 School Age Program, YMCA of Orange County
Led an afterschool Kindergarten Enrichment Program where I used Kindergarten standards and current
classroom curriculum to further extend learning with Kindergarten age students. During this time I also acted as
the Director of the program for grades K-5. Responsibilities include: leading a team of teachers, building a
relationship with families, establishing and maintaining a relationship with our partner elementary school,
planning curriculum for all grades, designing character development lessons, planning field trips, and budgeting
for the program.






Technology
Proficient in MS Office, Interwrite Tablet, SMART Board, Google Applications for students and various
educational programs