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Tamara Nardo

Harleysville, PA larson.t@gmc.edu

CERTIFICATIONS
• Elementary, Middle Level Language Arts, and Middle Level Social Studies, Pennsylvania and Delaware
• Exceptional Children K-12, Delaware
• ESL Specialist, Pennsylvania
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Elementary ESL Teacher, Inglewood Elementary School, Lansdale, PA August 2014- present
Assessed student’s English proficiency using the W-apt and ACCESS assessments. Created and implemented lessons
that focused on strengthening listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Monitored student progress using Rigby
Running Records and DIBELS. Co-taught in general education classrooms to enhance English Language skills.

First Grade Teacher/Team Leader, Family Foundations Academy, New Castle, DE August 2011- June 2014
Member of the elementary Data Team. Collected and analyzed data to identify needs and drive instruction. Led
weekly team meetings and worked closely with the Director of Curriculum. Attended a week-long Learning-Focused
seminar and became a certified LFS Trainer. Managed and monitored progress of RTI groups based on DIBELS and
other benchmark assessments. Created and implemented daily Learning-Focused and Common Core driven lessons.

ESL Summer Camp Teacher, Keystone Opportunity Center, Souderton, PA June 2011-July 2011
Taught a classroom that consisted of fourth and fifth graders who were of varying English levels. Developed and
taught daily cross-curricular lessons focusing on English language skills and content area vocabulary.

ESL Assistant, North Penn School District, Lansdale, PA November 2009- June 2011
Provided students with support in the acquisition of English language skills and core content. Conferred regularly
with classroom and ESL teachers to share student progress and plan for future needs. Planned lessons based on data
from assessments. Member of the OTL team, and was responsible for tutoring sixth grade math students.

Substitute Teacher, North Penn School District, Lansdale, PA September 2008-November 2009
Responsible for implementing daily lesson plan in varying grade levels. Strengthened classroom and behavior man-
agement skills.

Volunteer English Teacher, I.F.R.E, Costa Rica January 2009-February 2009
Wrote daily lesson plans and instructed daily English classes for children grades K-4. Collaborated with teachers to
create learning activities focused on fundamental English language development. Tutored Spanish speaking adults in
an one-on-one setting at varied instructional levels.

First Grade Student Teacher, Vernfield Elementary, Souderton, PA January 2008-May 2008
Conducted Developmental Reading Assessments (DRA). Attended student support team meetings (SST) and parent
teacher conferences. Facilitated Writer’s Workshop based on Lucy Calkins’ model.

EDUCATION
Gwynedd-Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, PA Anticipated September 2014
Master of Science Education

Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA September 1999-May 2002
B.S. Communications with Psychology minor
Graduated Cum Laude
Completed program in three years