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Nicole Alimena (914) 708-9204

Boston College, Lynch School of Education
BA: Elementary Education and Hispanic Studies
TELL Certification (Teaching English Language Learners)
GPA 3.72/4.00; Golden Key Honor Society, Deans List
Universidad San Francisco de Quito)
Study Abroad

Chestnut Hill, MA
May 2017

Quito, Ecuador
Fall, 2015

Winship Elementary School
Brighton, MA
Second Grade Pre-practicum Student Teacher
Fall, 2016
Planned a 6 lesson writing unit on personal narrative, resulting in deeper understanding of the purpose and
stages of the genre.
Provided Spanish and English language support to a newcomer from Guatemala.
Guided Reading Naturally intervention for 5 low-performing students.
Horace Mann Elementary
Newton, MA
Fifth Grade Pre-practicum Student Teacher
Spring, 2016
Differentiated instruction on syntactical and pragmatic language functions for two English Language
Learners during guided reading.
Designed interdisciplinary lessons that integrated academic language and science content objectives.
Created a Fraction Yahtzee math game to provide support for students struggling in math.
Colegio Menor (full-immersion English)
Cumbay, Ecuador
First grade Pre-practicum Student Teacher
Fall, 2015
Independently taught full-class lessons on phonics, comparison/contrast and anatomy.
Synthesized observational data with teaching pedagogy in a research paper on effective teaching reading
strategies for English Language Learners.
Carlos Aguilar (Spanish)
Cumbay, Ecuador
Third Grade Pre-practicum Student Teacher
Fall, 2015
Improved student responsibility and independence with positive reinforcement strategies and high
expectations, resulting in more classroom time spent on content learning.
Saint Columbkille Partnership School
Brighton, MA
Third Grade Pre-practicum Student Teacher
Spring, 2015
Implemented weekly Read Aloud lessons to improve reading comprehension, vocabulary, and ability to
make connections to text for an English Language Learner.
Rye Recreation Lower Camp
Rye, NY
Summer Camp Head Counselor
Summer, 2009 - 2015
Used leadership management skills to delegate group responsibilities and mentor counselors.
Coordinated active games, themed activities, arts & crafts, swimming, and field trips for a group of 25

Gardner Elementary School
Allston, MA
Science Club Leader
Spring, 2016
Collaborated with a peer to design and sequence a 6-lesson evolution unit, including student-centered
investigations, experiments, technology simulations and formative and summative assessments.
St. Stephens After School Program
Boston, MA
After-School Volunteer
August 2013 - May 2014
Differentiated class work, homework, and instruction for 20 English Language Learners with diverse
academic needs.
Osborn School
Intern in Kindergarten Classroom
Facilitated small group activities, individual work and group read alouds.
Club Womens Ultimate Frisbee
Developmental team Captain
Led and organized Developmental team practices and tournaments for Spring 2016.

Rye, NY
May - June, 2013

Chestnut Hill, MA
2014 - Present