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Karen Hawkins

1605 CORTELYOU RD, APT. 2 BROOKLYN, N.Y. 11226 (917) 648-1254 k.hawkins@mindspring.com



EDUCATION

Bank Street College Graduate School of Education
New York, NY
Masters in General and Special Childhood Education December 2013

School for International Training
Brattleboro, VT
Masters in International and Intercultural Management October 1996

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
BFA Art Education May 1992
BFA Crafts, magna cum laude May 1991

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

The Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY June & July 2014
Head Counselor, Classic Day Camp (Pre-K through 1
st
grade)
Managed a schedule of specialist classes, literacy activities and natural-sciences-based
experiential curriculum of my own design for a mixed-age group of mostly boys from a
range of educational backgrounds

Corlears School, New York, NY Fall 2013 to present
Shared Assistant Teacher, 3
rd
/4
th
grade (2 classes)
Lead mixed-grade guided reading groups with a focus on developing writing skills,
selecting literature and creating all teaching materials
Co-teach 4
th
grade math lessons, using the TERC curriculum, designing supplemental
materials and assessments
Participate in Resource Team initiatives to support students with learning challenges of all
kinds, including the conception, planning and execution of accommodations and
supportive teaching techniques
Build strong and positive relationships with students while leading community-building
activities such as Morning & End of Day Meetings
Act as head teacher in the absence of a head teacher, often without a substitute
Designed and co-taught real-world math project on multi-digit multiplication for 4
th
grade
math students, incorporating techniques to engage students with a range of language-
processing capacities
Developed systems for tracking math assessment and progress, participating in design of
inter-grade math assessment tools and development of benchmark matrix for 3
rd
and 4
th

grades

PS146 Brooklyn New School, Brooklyn, NY Spring semester 2013
3
rd
/4
th
grade Special Education (12:1) Student Teacher
Designed and co-taught an integrated social-studies unit on adaptation and biomes that
included science, visual arts, language arts, and multiple field trips
Developed and honed techniques for scaffolding material presented orally, such as read-
Karen Hawkins
1605 CORTELYOU RD, APT. 2 BROOKLYN, N.Y. 11226 (917) 648-1254 k.hawkins@mindspring.com
alouds, for students with a wide range of attentional and language-processing capacities
Led guided reading and math groups
Differentiated instruction based on students needs and abilities

PS321 William Penn School, Brooklyn, NY Fall 2012-Spring 2013
2
nd
grade Student Teacher/Substitute teacher
Designed and taught units in science and social studies that incorporated visual and
language arts
Collaborated with the classroom teacher to design and differentiate math lessons using
the TERC Investigations curriculum
Worked one-on-one with students exhibiting a variety of challenges in reading and writing

Landmark College, Putney, VT Fall semester 1996
Martial Arts Instructor: Taught a for-credit martial arts class at a college for students with
learning disabilities

Winchester High School, Winchester, NH September 1995 to December 1996
Substitute Teacher: Registered with the school district, taught mostly at this junior-senior high
school in a low-income rural area

Mishima Minami High School, Mishima, Japan July 1992 to July 1994
Assistant English Teacher: Taught English alongside a Japanese head teacher as part of the
Japanese governments Japan Exchange Teachers Program (JET)

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA January to May 1992
Student Teacher: Completed two student teaching placements, one in elementary and one in
secondary public schools, for or K-12 certification in Art Education (certified in the state of
Virginia from 1992 to 1997)

QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


TERC: Implementing Investigations K-5 July to August 2013
Responsive Classroom Summer-Fall 2014

New York State certified for Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) Spring 2014
New York State certified for Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6) Spring 2014
New York State certified for Japanese language July 2012

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Eurasia Group Ltd., New York, NY February 2005 to July 2012
Associate Director, Business Development (Japan): Performed sales and client
relationship management for a global political-risk consultancy

Japan Society, Inc., New York, NY July 2001 to January 2005
Senior Program Officer: Developed and managed programs for corporate members at the
oldest US-Japan cultural organization in the US (founded 1907)
Karen Hawkins
1605 CORTELYOU RD, APT. 2 BROOKLYN, N.Y. 11226 (917) 648-1254 k.hawkins@mindspring.com

Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, Tokyo, Japan Jan 2001 to July 2001
Public Relations Coordinator: Handled English-language media for the think tank of the
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Japan National Oil Corporation, Washington, DC March 1999 to January 2001
Research Associate: Researched US energy policy for Japans national oil company

Dow Jones News Wires, Tokyo, Japan May 1997 to July 1998
Reporter: Covered capital markets and the central bank in Japanese, reporting in English


REFERENCES

Jackie Cuba, Assistant Director, Berkeley Carroll Summer Camp
jcuba@berkeleycarroll.org

Bonnie Levine, 8/9s head teacher, Corlears School
claygurl@gmail.com 917-593-6370

Andrew Chiappetta, supervising teacher, PS146 Brooklyn New School
zvichi@gmail.com 718-923-4750

Eileen Lynch, supervising teacher, PS321
eileenlynch90@gmail.com 917-470-2640

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