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CHIARA M.

ARCIDY
(603) 785-9957 • chiara.arcidy@gmail.com

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY



Professional, compassionate, energetic, creative, flexible and positive teacher with a wide range of experiences.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, efficient, and highly organized
Experienced leader and team player.
Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, Photoshop, online research, and web design

EDUCATION
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching, Elementary Inclusive Education
Columbia University, New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

December 2016

May 2010

CERTIFICATION
The TEFL Institute, Chicago, IL
Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate

March 2013

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
P.S. 536, New York, NY
Student Teacher, 4th Grade
January – Mary 2016
 Planned and taught Math units on Area & Perimeter, Customary & Metric Measurements, and Angles & Shapes
to completion, developing dynamic formative and summative assessments.
 Planned and taught a culturally responsive Social Studies/ELA unit on Immigration that explored immigrant
perspectives and letter writing. Created differentiated lesson plans, developed formative and summative
assessments, all with a goal of meeting students where they were academically.
East Village Community School, New York, NY
Student Teacher, 1st Grade ICT
September – December 2015
 Planned and taught Science Air and Weather Unit to completion, developing inquiry based lesson plans and
formal assessments.
 Taught Reading, Writing, Math, and Social Studies with a focus on inclusivity. Created differentiated lesson plans,
organized partners, small groups, and seating placements, developed formative and summative assessments, all
with an goal of meeting students where they were academically.
Manchester Christian Church, Manchester, NH
Children’s Ministry Teacher, 3rd and 4th Grade
January 2014 – June 2014
 Teach themed classes with lessons based on scripture, lead games and arts & crafts activities focused on team
work and self-expression. Generate discussions from scripture, activities, and children’s past experiences to
solidify lesson theme.
 Greet parents and children before and after class, supervise children during play time, manage attendance list
and follow procedures for child pick-up.
Lilyvale School, Eston, South Africa
Assistant Teacher, Special Needs Class
October – November 2013
 Taught lessons based on vowel and diphthong sounds using an auditory method of repeating the sound and
associating it with a fun hand movement. Taught hands-on lessons in math using small objects and number
sheets to practice addition, subtraction, and doubling. Taught a history lesson about the South African flag and
organized a creative project culminating in each student making a mosaic paper flag of their own. Taught songs
and read Bible stories during breaks and encouraged fast and fun clean-up time by playing locally popular music.
 Worked one-on-one with students needing extra help with class work, and counseled children after seizures and
violent outbursts.
 Assisted in all lessons, field trips, and activities including working with the students to maintain a vegetable
garden and caring for two mice.



Supervised children during lunch and transportation to and from school.
Also worked at the orphanage (associated with the school), managing the homework room and supervising
outdoor time
Developed a way to involve all teenage orphans into a performing arts program by directing the orphanage’s first
musical production

Napatsorn School, Pathum Thani, Thailand
Conversational English Teacher, Kindergarten – 6th Grade
May – September 2013
 Created and taught a curriculum, tailored for each grade, based on their grammar class curriculum, focusing on
vocabulary, pronunciation, and conversational structure, ending each lesson unit with a written and oral exam.
 Emphasized speaking practice during each class period, pairing students together to learn a short conversation
and having them present it in front of the class.
 Began each class with a call and response song and dance that changed throughout the semester, and included
performances by the students who felt confident they had memorized the song. Incorporated various forms of
media into each lesson plan as well as creating educational games for each unit.
 Designed and produced all worksheets, homework assignments, exams and certificates of completion for over
700 students.
 Greeted children and parents in Thai before morning assemblies. Created and performed short English warm-up
song for Kindergarten assemblies.
 After school, organized extra help sessions for English and taught Ballet club.
House of the Roses Volunteer Dance Company, New York, NY
Volunteer Lead Teacher, 3 Centers, Ages 5 – 14
September 2011 – May 2013
 House of the Roses is a non-profit organization that goes in to homeless shelters and community centers in New
York City and teaches dance workshops to kids age 5-14 on a weekly basis.
 Started as Assistant Teacher in one center in 2011, and by 2012 became the Lead Teacher to three centers,
teaching 7 classes weekly.
 Created lesson plans and materials specialized for each center’s needs; coordinated with 9 Assistant Teachers at
various centers; led each center in a positive, high energy, extremely creative and exciting dance class;
choreographed dances for performances as well as elicited choreography from the children as an outlet for
creative expression; organized and managed performances at various locations (9 performances a year).
Derryfield Repertory Theatre, Manchester, NH
Camp Instructor, Performer, PR Rep, Ages 8 – 14
Summer 2006 – 2009
 Instructor: Developed curriculum for various areas of musical theater technique taught to students at a prestigious
private school summer camp. Taught and led activities as well as prepared campers for their showcase. Directed,
choreographed, and stage managed showcases.
 Performer: Starred in 5 company productions, produced, choreographed, directed, built sets, and organized
costumes.
 PR Rep: Designed and executed a marketing plan to promote Company shows.
iMentor, New York, NY
Volunteer Mentor and Tutor, Grades 9 – 12
September 2011 – Present
 Mentor and SAT tutor to two high school girls, weekly commitment involving themed emails based off a
curriculum, monthly visits to iMentor educationally themed events, weekly one-on-one SAT tutoring sessions
involving vocabulary development, reading comprehension, math and writing skills.

AWARDS & LEADERSHIP
Prudential Spirit of Community Award (NH State Distinguished Finalist); President of the United States’ Gold Medal
Service Award; Boston Celtics’ “Heroes Among Us”; Michael Carbonneau Scholarship; National Honor Society; Derryfield
Creative Writing Award, Scholar-Athlete Award, Service Award, Head of School Award, International Thespian Society,
1st Annual Ubuntu Youth Spirit Award presented by Prince of Swaziland, First Boat Coxswain; Key Club President; Senior
Head Admissions Tour Guide; Student Representative (Derryfield Planning Committee)