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Integration of ELLs and diverse learners at core of practice Passion for student-centered, interactive learning Focus on multicultural education and curriculum design Experienced with diverse, low-income populations Well-versed in assessment practices and processes
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Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish Effective classroom management practice Dedication to self-reflection on teaching practice Commitment to leadership, extracurricular, and community building programs
Education Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential, English and Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential pending April 2009 Credentials CLAD certified. NCLB compliant. Humboldt State University Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies Minor Overall GPA: 3.68 GPA in major and minor: 4.00 Cum Laude Focus: International/Global Women’s Studies Humboldt State University
June 2007 Arcata, CA August 2004 Arcata, CA
Language Spanish: 7 years of study. Lived in Guatemala and Nicaragua. Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking. Special Skills
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Challenge Day- planning, facilitation and follow-up Multicultural programs Suicide prevention trainings Gender education and issues Youth groups/club advising
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Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Student Leadership School Newspaper Writing, speech, & poetry events Study Abroad/International programs
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Counseling Skills for Teachers College preparation and applications Peer counseling programs Middle School Methods Job and Career assistance
Teaching Substitute Teacher 2/09-Present Related Eureka City Schools Eureka, CA Experience Taught all grades, K-12, in various subjects. Was frequently requested by teachers. Completed many multiday assignments. Implemented lessons. Positively managed behavior. Often used Spanish language skills. Teacher 8/07-6/08 Neil Armstrong Middle School Forest Grove, OR Taught Beginning and Intermediate ELD and ELD Language Arts classes. Trained in Dutro’s Systematic English Language Development Instruction. Worked with diverse, multilingual, and low-income populations. Communicated frequently with Spanish-speaking parents. Advocated for student needs. Assisted general education teachers with ELD modifications. Worked closely with counselors, SPED staff, administrators, and teams to support student success. Focused on developing positive mentorship relationships with students and designing engaging, meaningful lessons. Participated in extensive professional development trainings. Tutored students in after-school support club. Used positive behavior management techniques. Effectively organized classroom and office. Assistant Director 6/07-8/07 Patsy Collins Adventure in Leadership Camp for Girls, YMCA Seattle, WA Prepared for 2 month summer camp on Orcas Island for inner-city girls. Made presentations to campers and parents about camp prior to leaving. Trained six person staff in YMCA health, safety, and youth work procedures and philosophies. Supervised staff and worked with other YMCA staff members to organize activities for campers. Organized overnight backpacking trips. Was responsible for medical care of campers and correspondence with parents. Designed and led workshops and activities for campers that focused on leadership, health, and wellness. Worked as a team with director and staff.
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Student Teacher 11/06-6/07 Fortuna High School Fortuna, CA Taught a freshman English class and Reading Development class comprised primarily of ELLs and special needs students. Developed student-centered lessons. Created lesson plans that met content standards and included ELL, special needs, and gifted modifications. Scaffolded curriculum to meet student needs. Used a wide range of instructional strategies: project based learning, cooperative learning, interdependent practices. Successfully managed classroom through use of rules, procedures, and expectations that focused on mutual respect and personal and community responsibility. Student Teacher 8/06-11/06 Academy of the Redwoods, Early College High School Eureka, CA Observed and participated in various classes at a small, alternative charter school. Participated in planning for innovative new school. Observed several English classes and other disciplines. Observed alternative teaching practices, project-based learning, student-centered teaching, and classes focused on critical thinking development. Tutored students during study-hall. Assisted with Poetry Café and a youth group. Instructor 7/06-8/06 Upward Bound, College of the Redwoods Eureka, CA Taught two high school classes: Beginning Spanish and Computer Skills for Academic Success. Developed student-centered curriculum aimed at teaching students content matter and also preparing students for college. Created and implemented creative lesson plans and collaborative projects. Successfully managed classroom with focus on cooperation and respect. Worked with low-income, diverse students. Professional Resource Matter Expert 1/06-5/06 College of the Redwoods Eureka, CA Tutored students in English, Spanish, Social Sciences, and ELD. Taught students computer and study skills. Often worked with developmental learners and ELLs. Worked with students on literacy skills, reading comprehension, essay planning, Spanish pronunciation and verb conjugation. Substitute Teacher 11/05-1/06 Sonoma County Office of Education Sonoma County, CA Taught all grades, K-12, in various subjects. Implemented lesson plans. Engaged students. Managed behavior. Required adaptability and creativity. Was often requested by teachers. Outdoor School Instructor 9/05-11/05 Wildwood Outdoor Education Center (WOEC) LaCygne, KS Taught the WOEC curriculum to students, typically in grades 4-7. Curriculum included ecology, biology, water studies, leadership, language arts, mathematics, compassing, and physical fitness. Developed Native American Studies curriculum. Also facilitated the Adventure Challenge Ropes Course. Focused on safety and facilitation of dialogue to teach students leadership, communication, and problem solving. AmeriCorps Mentor 3/05-8/05 YouthServe AmeriCorps Eureka, CA Academic tutor and mentor to youth at Blue Ox Community School, an alternative high school for struggling students that is located at a historic millworks. Assisted students with academics, and traditional arts and trade projects. Project Coordinator of KKDS: Blue Ox Youth Radio for Humboldt Bay. Organized fundraising, volunteer coordination, public relations, recruitment and training. Involved and engaged youth in program development. Specialized outreach to ensure a multicultural organization. Presentations ELD Strategies 2/08 Summarized and reviewed Dutro’s strategies on working with ELD students and designing sheltered instruction in content-area classes to teachers at Neil Armstrong Middle School. Student Attitudes about Sustained Silent Reading (SSR), Education Encounter 3/07 Presented research paper/poster to educators based on a research project I completed in which I interviewed students and teachers about their attitudes on SSR. Supplemented data with current studies on SSR. Girls Have to Wear Dresses? Diversity of Gender Expression, Blue Lake Elementary School 5/06 Invited to present on diversity of gender expression. Facilitated dialogue on gender issues in relation to the upcoming graduation ceremony and its gendered aspects. Presented multicultural and diverse perspectives.
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Voices from Juárez: A Maquiladora Worker Speaks about the Murders 3/04 Co-organized workshop: Invited worker from Juárez, México to visit HSU to speak about her experiences as a maquiladora worker. Presented information about the situation in Juárez to over 75 participants. Translated for speaker and participants. Facilitated dialogue. What’s happening to the Women of Juárez?, Week of Dialogue on Race 11/03 Educated participants about the mass murder of women in the border town of Juárez, México. Presented research and primary sources about the situation. Other Live-in Nanny 9/08- 3/09 Related Responsible for safety and well-being of one-year old and three-year old. Experience Community Coordinator 1/06-7/06 Education, Travel and Culture Humboldt County, CA Local coordinator for high school international exchange students living in Humboldt County. Senior Counselor For North Star Quest Camp 3/05-8/05 Girls Inc. of the Redwood Coast Arcata, CA Counseled a group of girls in the 6th through 8th grades for a 1-week camp. Director 6/03-8/04 Humboldt State University Women's Center Arcata, CA Coordinated and guided 10-person staff and volunteer group in working toward our social justice vision.
Forest Grove School District Professional Development Trainings 2007-2008 Trainings: ELD Instruction, SIOP, 6+1 Trait Writing, power standards, inter-district alignment of standards, Professional Learning Communities, understanding adolescent development. School Connectedness Summit August 2007 Attended conference on how to create a positive school climate for optimal teaching and learning. Trained to recognize signs of depression and suicide awareness. Discussed bullying and preventative strategies. Identified school and community resources for students and families. Education Encounter Conference March 2007 Attended workshops on ELD, service learning, parent involvement, multicultural literature, immigrant students, and dealing with homophobia and racism in the classroom. Basic Counseling Skills for Teachers, HSU course Spring 2007 Trained in: nonverbal communication, questioning, reflective listening, validation, identifying suicide risk, counseling at-risk students, and mandated reporting. Middle School Methods, HSU course Fall 2006 Course focused on distinct needs of middle school students, special teaching strategies and classroom management techniques. Developed a “Middle School Philosophy of Teaching.” Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, HSU course Fall 2007 Trained in: identifying behavior levels that lead to crisis and how to intervene at each level, techniques to de-escalate behavior, knowledge of personal safety, providing for the “care, welfare, safety and security” of all involved in a crisis, developing team intervention strategies, and demonstrating physical control and restrain positions to be implemented as a last resort. Fall English Studies Conference Uniting Educators (FESCUE), HSU September 2006 Attended trainings on poetry, theater in the classroom, literature circles, and writing development. Cultural Misrepresentations of Native Americans, HSU November 2006 A training that focused on teaching educators about misrepresentations of Native Americans in popular cultural and educational materials. Also focused on local issues and tribes.
Interests Ocean tidal pools and marine animals, traveling, learning languages, dancing. Goals Complete Writing Project program, earn a Reading Certificate, obtain a Master’s degree in Education with emphases in Equity and Social Justice and Language and Literacy.