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Nicole M.

Bella
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cell: (714) 747-7301
Email: nicolembella@gmail.com
Objective:
To obtain a position as a history teacher in which to share my passion for social science,
dedication to students development, and to grow as a professional and effective educator.
Education:
Single Subject Credential-Social Science, February 2015
National UniversityCosta Mesa, CA
BA in History (cum laude), May 2011
Cal State University, FullertonFullerton, CA
Experience:
8th grade Social Studies & Educational Technology Teacher, April 2015-Present
Capistrano Unified School District--San Juan Capistrano, CA

Teach group of about 150 students from ethnically and economically diverse backgrounds
Attend IEP meetings and make accommodations and modifications for student success
Differentiate instruction in consideration of individual abilities and learning styles
Plan and host online lessons for students weekly
Host relearning and intervention sessions for struggling students monthly
Report data and create goals for student achievement in Professional Learning
Communities
Design learning resources for students including test study guides and graphic organizers
Communicate with individual students monthly to assess student learning and progress
Mentor students through academic coaching program to help students reach academic
goals
Participate in monthly professional development trainings to employ new strategies in
teaching

6h grade English Teacher, June 2015-August 2015


MegaStudy Academy--Cypress, CA

Taught Vocabulary, Grammar, Writing Workshop, and Book Club to group of about 10
students

Created original lesson plans and designed learning resources for students including
quizzes, peer editing rubrics, and textual evidence worksheets
Implemented project based learning and cooperative learning in small groups
Differentiated instruction for English language learners
Communicated student progress to management staff and sent parents quarterly report
cards
Adhered to the academy's curriculum pacing for the summer session

Substitute Teacher, December 2014-April 2015


Santa Ana Unified School DistrictSanta Ana, CA

Effectively carried out lessons while implementing a successful classroom management


plan
Adhered to administrative responsibilities in a timely manner
Supervised and ensured safety of students at all times

Student Teacher, September 2014-January 2015


Mendez Fundamental Intermediate SchoolSanta Ana, CA

Taught three block-period classes of U.S. History to 8th graders


Built a stimulating learning environment incorporating primary sources, open discussion,
cooperative learning, and project-based learning
Co-planned lessons with master teacher and history department staff
Designed original instructional resources including lecture presentations, entry/exit
tickets, graphic organizers, and modified readings
Formulated, administered, and graded assessments including quizzes, tests, and essays
Incorporated technology by utilizing Canvas, an online system, to extend the learning
environment
Participated in weekly department meetings and monthly staff meetings
Participated in parent-teacher conferences to discuss student progress and development
Tutored students twice a week after school to provide additional support with coursework
Assisted master teacher with AVID by tutoring students and grading students work