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Joseph de Santo

English Teacher

iydesanto@gmail.com

Experience
The Beacon Academy. Manila, Philippines. July 2011- Present. English 11 and 12: International
Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Standard and Higher Levels, Theory of Knowledge 12, IB Middle
Years English Year 5.
Please visit my online portfolio/resume for samples. Constructivist, Conceptual Teaching; Discussion and
Inquiry based learning, employing Harkness discussions, small group, and one-on-one consultation. Each
student understands that they are valued and appreciated, while seeing growth and learning on a regular
basis. Visual, Audial, and Kinesthetic Activities for holistic development and differentiated instruction.
Integration of Technology and Internet. Varied and Authentic Assessment.
Academic Advisory, Recommendation letters, Personal Project Supervision, Extended Essay supervision.
Model United Nations Faculty Supervisor: Weekly meetings researching and debating global issues.
Supervised delegation of nine students for THIMUN Singapore conference Nov 17-21.
Student Publication Faculty Supervisor: Coached a team of students to transform school newspaper into
an online publication using a blog with links to Youtube and SoundCloud showcasing student art work.
Continuous Curriculum Development and IB Authorization Process: curriculum creation and revision,
vertical and horizontal, in collaboration with faculty and academic leadership, both toward implementing
the IB and developing a Beacon Academy Diploma. Took part in IB Authorization.
Continuous Professional Development: both in-house and from the IB and teachers from St. Pauls and
Exeter. Including strategies on Authentic Assessment, Differentiation, and Discussion.
International Baccalaureate Organization. June 2013 - Present. English Literature Examiner.
Cebu International School. Cebu, Philippines. 2007- 2011. English 11 and 12: International
Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Standard and Higher Levels; English 6 and 9, Drama, ESL,
Homeroom Advisory.
Exposure and Immersion Program Initiator and Facilitator: Our High School students partnered with and
befriended Binaliw National High School students, to read with and be present for students from Binaliw
Elementary.
Revision of curriculum from American grading system to international system based on IB. In
collaboration with faculty and leadership to revise K-12 curriculum, using Conceptual Teaching and
Understanding by Design.
WASC/CIS joint accreditation process: Steering Committee and Resources Committee.
SAT Preparation: Saturdays from September to Early October to prepare for SAT exam.
Continuous professional development including UbD and Differentiation (Bill and Ochan Powell)
Assessment (Bambi Betts), Educating the Whole Child and Learning Styles (John Joseph)

Joseph de Santo

iydesanto@gmail.com

Joseph de Santo

English Teacher

iydesanto@gmail.com


German School New York 2005-2007: English 6, 8, 9, 10, Abitur 11, and 12. With colleagues from
Germany, Austria, and U.S., and students from Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa.

Education
Fordham University, MS in Teaching Adolescence English 7-12. 2004-2006.
Boston University, BA cum laude English Literature. 1994-1998.

Global Experience and Perspective


Spanish Proficiency: Semester Abroad at the Instituto Internacional, Madrid; Spring 1997.
BBS Korean Academy, New York City; June 2004-August 2005.
St. Pauls Parish School, East Harlem, New York City; 2000- 2001.
Americorps, Middle School 206, Bronx, New York City; Feb 1998-Sept 1998.
Honey Tree Early Learning Center, Vinton, Virginia; December 2002- August 2003.
New York Catholic Worker, New York, New York; Feb -August 2000: Lived in and worked at a
homeless shelter and soup kitchen.
AFL-CIO Union Summer. Summer 1999. Interned at Local 6 Hotel Employees Restaurant Employees in
New York during Cipriani Strike.
Little Sisters of the Assumption, East Harlem, New York; Jan 1999-March 1999: Lived in a convent,
public assistance advocacy, food/clothing bank.

Extracurricular Experience and Coaching Interests


Community Service; Human Rights; Model Congress/United Nations.
Singer; Song writer; Performing in Bands; Record Producing; Guitarist; Pianist; Electric Bass.
Literary Journal; Creative Writing; Publication; Theatre.

References
Marty Elkins. Head of School, Beacon Academy, 2013-2014.

MELKINS@shadysideacademy.org

Mailin Locsin. Founder and Dean of Faculty, Beacon Academy.

mlocsin@beaconacademy.ph

Mark Escaler. Head of School, Beacon Academy.

mark.escaler@beaconacademy.ph

Deidre Fischer. Superintendent, Cebu International School, 2008-2012. deidre_fischer@hotmail.com


Kurt Mecklem. Principal, Cebu International School, 2007-2011.

Joseph de Santo

kmecklem@senri.ed.jp

iydesanto@gmail.com