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Daniel L Simonds, Jr.

Email: dsimond2@binghamton.edu

Phone (Thailand): 0971408305

Skype: dan.simonds3

Education
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Binghamton University, State University of New York
Masters in the Art of Teaching (MAT):
Adolescence Education, GPA: 3.9

12/2008

Bachelor of Arts: History, GPA: 3.49

5/2007

Susquehanna Valley High School


Regents Diploma, Honor Roll

6/2003

Certification
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New York State Initial Certificate in Secondary Education (Grades 7-12)

12/2008

New York State Professional Certificate in Secondary Education (Grades 7 12)

4/2014

Teaching Experience, in order of Relevance


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Teacher, World History and Economics
Mahidol University International Demonstration School (MUIDS) 8/2014 - Present
Salaya, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

Develop and implement a new curriculum for the school based on California State Standards and the Thai
National Curriculum as well as the Expected School-wide Learner Outcomes (ESLOS) for MUIDS,
measure and assess student data and implement strategies for differentiated instruction. Serve as a faculty
advisor for the Berserker House, helping to coordinate student activities.

Teacher, Social Studies, Adolescence Education


Susquehanna Valley High School, Conklin, NY, USA

7/2009 7/2011

Develop and implement curriculum, measure and assess student data, provide enrichment and
remediation based on student data. Coaching for modified cross country team, Advisor for the
Class of 2013, Co-chair of Tenth Grade Transitional team for at risk students.

Teacher, English, Adolescence Education


Global English Program, Satri Nakhon Sawan School
Nakhon Sawan, Thailand

11 / 2011 4 / 2013

Develop and implement curriculum for courses in reading and writing and fundamental
English for students in all secondary grade levels. Create student assessments and track student progress
in a variety of skills. Develop and administer English camps for both students and teachers. Create
lessons and teach English lessons to Thai speaking staff at Satri Nakhon Sawan school. Offer individual
instruction in English to the school director. Train students for various English competitions, create
materials for various English competitions and serve as a judge for numerous English competitions.

Long Term Substitute Teacher:


Susquehanna Valley Central School District

2/2009 7/2009

Independently developed curriculum, participated in team planning sessions and curriculum


mapping, facilitated student learning and developed and implemented multiple assessments of
student learning in 10th grade global studies.
Scored multiple NYS Regents examinations for Global Studies.
Participated in the implementation of a Professional Learning Community (PLC) for the
social studies department.
Long Term Substitute Spanish Teacher / Substitute Teacher / Special Services Tutor
Susquehanna Valley Central School District

9 / 2013 Present

Provide instruction in Spanish language to high school students. Develop lesson plans, activities
and assessment. Prior to beginning as the long-term Spanish teacher I served as a substitute in a
variety of subjects at all grade levels. In addition, I provide regular tutoring in all subjects to a
special needs student through the Susquehanna Valley CSD Department of Special Services.

Student Teaching:
Susquehanna Valley Central School District

11/2008 12-2008

Independently developed curriculum, facilitated student learning, and developed and


implemented multiple assessments of student learning in 10th grade Global Studies.
Developed curriculum, facilitated learning, and developed and implemented multiple
assessments of student learning in two inclusionary classrooms with large percentages of
special needs students, together with a co-teacher for 10th grade Global Studies.
Independently developed curriculum, facilitated student learning, and developed and
implemented multiple assessments of student learning in Advanced Placement Global
Studies (10th Grade).
Chenango Valley Central School District

9/2008 10/2008

Independently developed curriculum, facilitated student learning and


developed and implemented assessments of student learning in 9th grade Global Studies.
Gear Up Program:
Binghamton City School District, Bridges Program (Columbus Learning Center)
9/2007 12/2007
Worked with individual students in the Bridges Program, as both a mentor and a tutor.
Participated in the instruction of 9th grade global studies.
Observed and participated in meetings on the implementation and development of the
experimental Bridges Program for high-needs students.
Professional Affiliations / Professional Development
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American TESOL Institute (ATI) TESOL Certification and Teacher Training Course
10 / 2011
Completed a three week training course geared toward the training of ESL teachers
planning to work in foreign countries, including five days of student teaching practice.
American TESOL Institute (ATI) Teacher Observer and Trainer

4 / 2013

Served as an observer for the newly enrolled students in the ATI training course,
including formal observations of trainees and providing feedback and instruction.

Planning Committee of the Southern Tier Council for the Social Studies (a local chapter of
the New York State Council for the Social Studies), member.
10/2008 11 / 2011
Planning professional development activities for local educators, including the Spring
(2009) Conference to be held at Johnson City High School.

National Council for the Social Studies, member.

12/2008 - Present

New York State Council for the Social Studies Professional Development Conference
Attended the Spring (2008) conference at Johnson City High School.

Professional Learning Communities at Work Presentation with J. Richard Dewey, Ph.D.


March 19 & 20, 2009
Professional Learning Communities Coaching Academy with Dr. Richard Dewey, Ph.D.
2010 - 2011
Mandatory Courses
Child Abuse Reporter Training

12/2008

Safe Schools Against Violence in Education SAVE

12/2008

CPR and First Aid Certification

2010

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training

4/2014

Awards, Honors and Publications


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Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society)

5/2007

Article: World War I and the Partition of the Ottoman Empire: Mandates as a Pretext for
Imperial Domination, selected for publication in the Binghamton Journal of History
Spring, 2007 edition
Deans List Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007

Jessie H. Baker Scholarship recipient

2003-2007

Computer Skills
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Proficient in Edmodo online classroom, Prezi, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Corel
WordPerfect, AppleWorks, Easy Grade Pro, Curriculum Mapper, Senteo and Power School as
well as internet applications such as blogs, webquests and wikis. I am well versed in the
integration of technology into the classroom.

Volunteer Work
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New Futures Organisation, Takeo, Cambodia: Volunteer work at a local orphanage in Takeo,
Cambodia; teaching English lessons to students at under-privileged rural schools, teaching
English lessons to local monks and local police officers in the town.
6 / 2013

Men Who Cook Competition: Fundraiser to benefit the Mental Health Association of the
Southern Tier.
Volunteer Cook

9/2008

Volunteer

9/2005- 9/2007

A Night of Laughter and Healing: Fundraiser to benefit the victims of the American Civic
Association shooting.
5/2009

Gear-Up Program: Mentoring and tutoring at risk students *see under teaching experience
9/2007 12/2007
Additional / Personal Information
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Extracurricular Activities:
Modified Cross-Country Coach, Susquehanna Valley CSD

2009 10

Class of 2013 Advisor

2009 10

10th Grade Academic Intervention Co-Chair

2009 10

Hobbies:
Cooking (international cuisine), Writing (featured as Blogger of the Week and Featured
Blogger at travelblog.org), Photography (manual and digital), Travel, Nutrition, Fitness (strength
training, running), Yoga (Bikram, Vinyasa), Sustainable / Green Living, Reading

Personal Information:

Full Name: Daniel L. Simonds Jr.


DOB: December 14, 1984
Nationality / Citizenship: United States of America
Marital / Partnership Status: Single Engaged to be married (partner will accompany me)
Name of Partner: Tara K. Kenyon
Children: None