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Daniel Vincent Barajas

Dbarajas651@gmail.com
www.dvbarajas.weebly.com
520-512-0450 Cell:520-954-2954

Areas of
Specialty
Education

Professional
Experience

Spanish
Portuguese

SEI endorsement
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs

Master of Education
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

May,2013

Bachelor of Arts of Humanities


GPA: 3.8
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

December,
2011

Associate Degree in Liberal Arts


Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona

2005-2007

SPANISH TEACHER Sahuarita Middle School, Sahuarita, Arizona

2013
Present

Ensure student success by involving parents and create an open line of communication through
parent-teacher relations. Teach students that mistakes will happen and to learn from them.
Students learn to savor success and learn to overcome defeat to maximize the potential of every
student and ensure student success.

Curriculum Development

Create Dynamic Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Lesson Plans


Develop a positive, energetic, focused, nurturing, and technological integrated environment
allowing students to learn and grow.
Modify appropriate levels of rigor for Advanced Learners, Special needs, and ELL students
Implement Arizona State Standards and Common Core Goals in Spanish units and lessons
Create and execute clear objectives
Utilize active participation, differentiation, and Essential Elements of Instruction

School Community Development

Sponsor Chess Club


Tutoring before school and at lunch
Assist wrestling team
Chaperone school dances

Cultural Education

Regional v. Standardized Spanish


Important Cultural figures and events from different countries of Latin America: Csar Chvez/Dolores
Huerta; Chicano Movement; Zoot Suit Movement; Da de los muertos; Da de la Virgen de Guadalupe; Frida
Kahlo/Diego Rivera; Simn Bolvar; Salvador Dal; L as posadas; Da de los blancos y negros; Inca; Maya;
Aztec; Folklorico; Canciones; Music

Professional Development SUSD Professional Development

Teaching writing
Six traits of writing: ideas, organization of ideas, voice, word choice, sentence fluency,
and conventions
Value and Purpose of writing
Designing writing assignments
Classroom application
Sharpening your skills

Determine the objective

Packing lesson

Raise the level of concern

Anticipatory set

Determine Essential Components

Sequence of Sub-objectives

Instructional strategies

Determine the Depth of Knowledge

Use of Closure (Intermittent closure)

Leadership and Collaboration

Professional learning and Ethical practice

September
2014

August 2013

SPANISH STUDENT TEACHER Marana High School, Marana, AZ

Other
Education
Experience

Mentor teacher: Yvonne Gonzales


Assist in unit and lesson planning.
Commit to student success by assisting with morning tutoring.
Address student discipline issues, helping them acheive excellent grades and behavior
Create an environment for student success

August 2012May 2013

ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR Cesar A. Vallejo Mendoz, Trujillo, Per

JuneAugust 2012

Volunteer through the Vive Per, I lived with a Peruvian family in Trujillo, Per
English Language Instructor to Spanish speaking students from ages 5-16 years old
Tutor in groups or
Improve students grammar, listening, writing, and speaking skills with participatory teaching
methodologies
Plan and teach between 3 to 5 classes daily

CATECHISM TEACHER San Augustine Catholic Church, Tucson, AZ


3rd grade
Commit to the students personal growth through the message of faith
Enrich the knowledge of faith in students with renewal activities offered in parish, region, and
diocese
Communicate the message of faith
Lead participants to a deeper connection with liturgy and worship
Promote moral formation
Teach prayer
Build a cohesive community
Teach the curriculum of the parish by using the catechetical text as primary source

Pre-Service
Experience

January2007May 2008

VOLUNTEERING

Colegio Cesar Vallejo: Mentor and Tutor at Hogar San Jose, through Vive Peru in Trujillo,
Per
Randolph Little League: Assistant Coach
Casa Maria Soup Kitchen: Food distribution and maintenance
Boys and Girls: Club Mentor and Tutor after school program
San Augustine Church: Weekly Catechism Classes
Salvation Army: Angel tree program

Summer 2011
Spring 2011
Spring 2011
Summer 2008
Spring 2008