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Gary Posner

111 Avenue Apt. 4C, New York, NY 10003


(917) 664-7694 garypozner@gmail.com
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K-12 NYS Certification in Music, K-12 NYS Supplemental Certificate in TESOL


Orff Schulwerk Level I Certification
Kodly Level I Certification
ESL Coordinator and Teacher
August 2014-Present
Family Life Academy III Charter School, Bronx, NY
Assess and coordinate placement of students in freestanding ESL program
Teach English as a Second Language to multilingual classes of 6-12 students
Create curriculum to address individual student needs and push into mainstream literacy and content area lessons
Conduct activities that target confidence, perception, vocabulary building, pronunciation and grammar
Collaborate closely with homeroom teachers to modify the mainstream curriculum for ELL students
Music Administrator
The United Nations International School, New York, NY
Administered the schools private lesson program involving over 400 students and 35 teachers
Created an accessible and efficient database to track lessons for billing and teacher payroll
Facilitated technology integration into music and academic curricula

2012-2014

Substitute Music Teacher


United Nations International School, New York, NY
Substitute taught K-5 general music classes incorporating Orff and Kodaly principles
Integrated technology (Garage Band, Logic, ActivBoard) with music to create lessons
Assisted music teachers with concerts and performances
Designed and implemented PD workshops for music colleagues on using Apple software

2012-2014

Music Teacher
The Neighborhood School New York, NY
Co-taught special education and bridge music classes
Integrated music and movement to engage large groups

2012

Substitute Teacher K-12


P.S. 290, I.S. 195, P.S. 48, P.S. 7, Department of Education, New York, NY
Delivered lessons in accordance with classroom teachers plans
Integrated music and technology to differentiate lessons

2012

Student Teacher K-5


P.S. 7, Bronx, NY
Taught general music, choral and recorder classes for grades K-5
Remediated 3rd and 5th graders in English Language Arts and Math
Designed and implemented lesson plans for general education, special education and ELLs

2012

Substitute Music Teacher K-3


Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY
Collaborated with both music teachers to deliver lessons for students in grades K-3
Integrated technology (Smart Board and Garageband) into all lessons

2011-2012

After School Music Teacher


2011-2012
Manhattan New School (P.S. 290) New York, NY
Created world music course, Kids Rock The World, for K-1 students to give a greater appreciation of world cultures
Taught students basic music and vocal skills and made musical instruments from recycled materials

Literacy Teacher
Blue Data International, New York, NY
Taught English grammar and conversation skills to young adults
Utilized various teaching methodologies to deliver the curriculum

Summer 2012

Literacy Teacher Volunteer


Columbia University- Community Impact Center, New York, NY
Taught English grammar and conversation skills to working adults
Utilized technology (Apple iLife Suite) to create audio/visual lessons to support the curriculum

2011-2012

Private Film Scoring Teacher


The New School for Social Research, New York, NY
Created individual curricula and lessons plans for private film scoring students
Taught students the technology and creative skills necessary for a career as a film composer

2010-Present

Instructor, Mentor and Facilitator for International Youth Summer Program


2000-2007
Projectos Novas Descobertos, Burgau, Portugal
Taught improvisational songwriting and team building skills to groups of Portuguese students from ages 11-16
Facilitated general documentary filmmaking skills (interviewing, storyboarding, filming, video editing)
Founder, CEO, Chief Composer and Lead Sound Designer
1991-Present
Whirled Music, LLC, New York, NY
Composed original music for over 35 films including many for National Geographic, The History Channel, PBS and HBO
Supervised all job elements including budgets, project accounting and score production
Acquired and updated computer hardware and software
Collaborated with major recording artists including Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club and Peter Gabriel
Mentored international students from New York Universitys Film Scoring Program

Professional Awards and Highlights

PEABODY AWARD WINNER 2008


PBS Nature The Silence of the Bees
CINE GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD WINNER 2007
PBS/Soliday Productions Granny D Goes to Washington
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ALTERNATIVE SPIRIT AWARD 2006
Number 9 Productions Family Reunion
EMMY AWARD NOMINATED AND CINE GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD WINNER 2004
The History Channel Russia: Land of the Tsars 4-HOUR MINISERIES

Education and Training


City College, City University of New York
Advanced Certificate in TESOL
New York University, New York, NY
Kodly Certification Training Level I
Trevor Day School, New York, NY
Orff Certification Training Level I
Lehman College, City University of New York
Masters of the Arts in Teaching Music, K-12 Music Certification
Smart Board Certification
Instituto Cervantes, New York, NY
Intensive Spanish A1
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
B.S. Accounting Cum Laude

August 2014
July 2013
March 2013
May 2012

May 2012