Bogotá, Colombia
Cell: 57- 317-642-9353
e-mail: darlinita@gmail.com
skype: darleentodd

Position Desired
2-5 Classroom Teacher, ESL Teacher or Spanish as a Foreign Language Teacher

Master of Arts in Elementary Education
The University of Alabama, Bogotá, Colombia. 2015
“She was a one-of-a-kind teacher that was able to

English as a Second Language endorsement
motivate us to learn new things very easily. She had lots of Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN. 2002
Master of Arts in Teaching
different methods for teaching that she would use to make The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. 1999
Bachelor of Arts
Magna Cum Laude
Miguel Morales Mejia, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN. 1996

learning different every day so it never got boring at all.”
5th grade student 2010-2011
Colegio Granadino

Professional Teaching License
The State of Tennessee (expires 08/16)

Teaching Experience
“Darleen has the well-stocked teacher’s figurative toolkit,
and each activity is designed to promote learning through
motivation, clear objectives, built-in scaffolds, and peer
interaction when appropriate.”
Robin Perskie
current high school principal
Colegio Granadino

Fifth Grade Classroom Teacher August 2013 – Present
• Teach Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Math and Character
• Trained in TC Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop by TC trainers on-site
• Assess using Common Core Standards
• Fifth grade Literacy Team Leader (2014-2015 SY)

COLEGIO GRANADINO, Manizales, Colombia
Fifth Grade Classroom Teacher August 2010 – June 2013
Second Grade Classroom Teacher August 2009 – June 2010
• Taught Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Math
• Piloted 1:1 iPad program 2012-2013 SY
• Elementary representative to Principal’s Advisory Committee (2012-2013

Elementary representative to School Director’s 1:1 Technology Advisory
Committee (2011-2013 SYs)
Elementary Student Council advisor (2010-2013 SYs)
Fourth and Fifth Grade Team Leader (2011-2012 SY)

“Darleen is a master teacher in every way and her students

ESL teacher August 2006 – May 2009
• Taught kindergarten – 5th grade English Language Learners
every day.”
• Piloted the Pearson Longman Cornerstone program 2008-2009 SY

have received the benefit of her expertise and caring each and

Dr. Robert Sims
Colegio Granadino

INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL, Thompson’s Station, Tennessee
Spanish teacher August 2005 – May 2006
• Taught Spanish II and III
• Sponsored the Spanish Club

COLEGIO GRANADINO, Manizales, Colombia
ESL teacher August 2002 – June 2005
• Created a 2nd – 8th grade NES (New English Speakers) program for the
• Designed curriculum and selected textbooks and resources
• Created an entrance and exit process for students
“Darleen represents all of the characteristics you would
• Taught 2nd – 7th grade NES students
look for in a superb, professional educator. She is a strong

BRENTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL, Brentwood, Tennessee
Spanish teacher August 2000 – May 2002
• Taught Spanish II and IV
on trust and mutual respect, manages her classroom with
• Sponsored the Spanish and International clubs

curriculum developer, has excellent student rapport based

respect, is extremely organized, and is highly committed to
her job and to her students.”
Dr. Michael Adams
former Director Colegio Granadino, 2002-2005

Julie Hunt, Elementary Principal, Colegio Nueva Granada, Bogotá, Colombia
Work Phone: 571-359-9336;
Cell Phone: 57-318-712-9128
E-mail: jhunt@cng.edu
Joy Verbon, Literacy Coach, Colegio Nueva Granada, Bogotá, Colombia
Cell Phone: 57-321-447-2871
E-mail: jverbon@cng.edu
Robin Perskie, High School Principal and Deputy Director (former Elementary
Principal), Colegio Granadino, Manizales, Colombia
Cell Phone: 57-311-639-1232
E-mail: rperskie@granadino.edu.co
Dr. Robert Sims, Director, Colegio Granadino, Manizales, Colombia
Cell Phone: 57-310-459-6429
E-mail: rsims@granadino.edu.co