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JONAH BLAKE SIMS


DATE OF BIRTH: OCTOBER 15, 1974
PLACE OF BIRTH: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
NATIONALITY: AMERICAN /COLOMBIAN
MARITAL STATUS: MARRIED
CHILDREN: TWO BOYS
ADDRESS: AVE 15 # 17-81 CASA 11 CHIA,
COLOMBIA
PHONE: (011) 57 320 304 7244
FULLY BILINGUAL: ENGLISH/SPANISH

DIPLOMA PROGRAM CERTIFICATIONS AND WORKSHOP

 September 2009 IB Volunteers, Diploma Program, Authorization visit


Consultant in Quito, Ecuador.
 January 26th and 27th 2009: Organized the Diploma workshops for IBA in
Colombia at my school “The Victoria School”
http://www.tvs.edu.co/Galeriadefotos/TalleresDPEnero26y27/
 September 18th 2008 Elected as a Vice-president of AACBI
(Asociacion Andina de Colegios del Bachillerato Internacional: The
Andean Association of IB Schools) First approved IB association in
Latin America http://www.ibo.org/iba/associations/
 August 1 and 2nd 2008 Authorization visit delegate workshop in Buenos
Aires Argentina.
 IBLA Regional Conference June 5th-8th Costa Rica “Building a Better
World”
 April 18th 2008 Extended Essay Workshop (AACBI) Andean
Association of International Baccalaureate Schools
 January 29th and 30th 2008 English A2 (Cali, Colombia)
 January 29th 30th and 31st Theory of Knowledge (Bogota, Colombia)
 September 18th and 19th 2006 CAS (Quito, Ecuador)
 August 22nd and 23rd English A2 (Santiago, Chile)
 May 26th and 27th 2006 DP Coordination (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
 May 24th and 25th 2006 DP Introductory (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
 January 2006 Collaborative Planning in the PYP (Bogota, Colombia)
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DP Results

 All students presented the DP evaluation and our results for the 2009 May
session were 83.3%

 The results in my subject area were of 100%

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Professional Experience

 Diploma Program Authorization Visit Delegate for schools in the Andean


Region. Sept 2009

 August 1st 2005-Present THE VICTORIA SCHOOL Bogota, Colombia.


Head of Secondary, Diploma Coordinator, English Coordinator, TOK
Teacher, English A2 Teacher, Academic Coordinator

 2002-2005 Harcourt International Bilingual Consultant for the


Panamanian, Venezuelan and Colombian Tri-Country region

 2000-2001 10th and 11th (U.S. 11th and 12th) Grade English and American
Literature Teacher at the Gimnasio Britanico School in Colombia.

 1999 - 2000 New York City Board of Education Teacher IS 171


CYPRESS HILLS BROOKLYN

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Education

 Currently doing a MSE (Masters of Science in Education) with a focus in


educational technology Kaplan University, Chicago. Will be graduating
March 2010

 1999 May Bachelor of Arts in English and American Literature,


Hofstra University, Long Island, New York.
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 1999 Minor in Economics,


Hofstra University, Long Island, New York

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Extracurricular Activities

 Attended Professional Development Seminars in Orlando Florida


for the Following subject areas:
 Language Arts, Literature, Science, Math at Primary and H.S.
Level July 2003
 Attended Professional Development Technology Seminars in
Math, Language Arts, Orlando Florida November 2003

 Organizer of several Educational events and conferences at a


National and International level:

 Bilingual Event at The Buckingham School, Bogota, Colombia in


2002
 Harcourt Conference for Calendar B Bilingual Schools at The
Fontana, Bogota, Colombia 2004
 Harcourt Conference For Calendar A Schools at The Radisson
2004
 Harcourt Conference “Making Negotiations in Reading” Hotel El
Prado in Baranquilla 2003
 Harcourt Conference for “Reading Comprehension” Hotel
Puerta Del Sol Baranquilla 2004
 Harcourt Moving into English (MIE) Conference at El Pacifico
Royal in Cali April 2004
 Harcourt MIE Conference Poblado Plaza in Medellin April 2004
 MIE conference at the Marriot in Panama.
 After school program developed to aid students in
mathematical distress New York 2000
 Private Tutor for Adults 1998-2008
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WORKSHOP LEADER
 In-services “How to teach English in Non-English speaking
countries” with teachers at the following schools in Colombia
South America:

Colegio Bilingüe de Santa Marta


Colegio Cartagena de Indias Femenino
Colegio Cartagena de Indias Masculino
New School Medellin
Colegio Marymount Medellin
Colegio Benedictionos Medellin
Colegio Marymount Bogota
Gimnasio Fontana Bogota
Gimnasio Hontanar Bogota
Gimnasio Los Pinos Bogota
Gimnasio Britanico Bogota
Colegio Nueva York Bogota
Gimnasio Los Portales Bogota
Colegio Beth Shalom Bogota
Colegio Hebreo de Cali
Colegio Granadino de Manizales
Colegio Britanico de Monteria, Cordoba
IPA in Panama City
Colegio Internacional de Colon (Panama)

Profesional References

Mrs. Mary Hayes de Rojas


Director of the Victoria School
Calle 215 # 50-60
Bogotá, Colombia
(57)1 676-3435
director@tvs.edu.co

Susana Fernandez
Profesional Development Manager IBA
San Vladimiro, Piso 2, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 5411 4766 3900 Ext 116 or Ext 101
susana.fernandez@ibo.org
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