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Asma

Tabassum
Contact Information
Voice
Current Address
E-mail

+971-56-292-2682
Al-Jazair Building, Apartment 102, Muweileh Commercial, Sharjah, UAE
asmatabassum83@gmail.com

Key Abilities
My key abilities as a diverse educator include but are not confined to:
1. Ability to grasp new ideas and integrate them into desired results
2. Ability to co-ordinate several tasks simultaneously
3. Ability to handle challenges, with a proven history of increased productivity in boosting
student scores in high-stake exams
4. Ability to lead others in high demand situations
5. Ability to communicate bilingually in Urdu and English languages with native
proficiency, and working knowledge of Arabic in a dual-language setting
6. Ability to integrate modern technology into current learning environment
7. Ability to plan, manage, and evaluate curriculum standards
8. Ability to differentiate instruction in a mixed ability classroom
9. Ability to use RTI/differentiated instructions effectively in a classroom setting to help all
students achieve long/short-term goals
10. Ability to coordinate and administer professional development programs for teachers
11. Ability to map English, Math, and Science Curriculums according to Common Core State
Standards and Next-Gen Science Standards along with Art and PE Curriculums according
to National Standards for PE and Art
12. Ability to use Assessment data as a tool to inform the instruction process
13. Ability to analyze student achievement and attainment data to develop efficient
programs for students from grades K-12

Summary of Qualification

M.ED (Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy) BUID, Dubai, Currently


Enrolled, Finishing in 2018
M.A. (English Literature) International Islamic University, Islamabad in 2005 with 3.63
CGPA
Bachelors (English Literature & Education) Punjab University, Lahore in 2002
HSSC (English Literature, Islamic Studies & Education) Rawalpindi Board in 2000 SSC
(Arts) from Rawalpindi Board in 2000

Professional Diplomas/Training/ Certification


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B.Ed (Bachelor of Education) AIOU 2005


SDE New England Conference for Educators held in Nashua, NH 2008 (USA)
Empowering Writers Training Program for Expository and Persuasive Writing (CT, USA)
2009
12th ISNA Education Forum held in Rosemont, IL (USA) 2011
13th ISNA Education Forum held in Rosemont, IL (USA) 2012
Education Forum held at Bridgewater State University (MA, USA) 2011, 2012, and 2013
Creating Writers Training Program Conducted by Fred Wolf (MA, USA) March 2014
MENA Common Core Conference held by KDSL in Collaboration with KHDA, DUBAI for 2
consecutive years 2014 and 2015


Professional Development Memberships

ASCD Premium Member for EL Magazine and Professional Development Research


Resources since 2013
Teach UAE Magazine Membership since Oct 2014

Internships
1. Islamic Grammar School (Teacher) Nov. 2003 - Mar 2004
2. International Islamic University (Assistant Teacher) Jan 2004 Jan 2005
Job Responsibilities

Planning the daily lecture


Program implementation
Communication and Curriculum co-ordination
Record keeping
Assisting and monitoring assessments

Summary of Experience in Pakistan


1. Rockhill Academy, Chakwal Feb 2005 Jun 2005
Job Responsibilities

Teaching English language to primary and elementary classes.


Organizing extra-curricular activities.
Leading the training programs for primary school teachers mainly in spoken English.

2. Fazaia Inter College, Kalar Kahar July 17, 2005 Aug, 2007
Job Responsibilities

Teaching English language to secondary and higher secondary school students


Working as English Head of Department
Collaborating with and assisting the Principal, HODs with educational program
management, student evaluations, and daily administrative tasks.
Overseeing and organizing all yearly and weekly plans and ensure that there is
continuity
Overseeing testing system throughout the school
Counseling students on academic issues including choosing the right
classes/programs/materials, their academic standing, and how to improve
standardized test scores
Editing college magazine
Organizing extra-curricular activities for example debate competitions and spelling
competitions etc.
Organizing training programs for teachers and support staff
Heading literary society of the college
Working as an active member of college dramatic society

Summary of Experience in U.S.A

3. Madina Academy, Windsor, CT Sep 2008- Aug 2010


Job Responsibilities

Teaching English Language Arts to elementary school students


Working with SEN department actively to create and implement IEP for students
needing Accommodations
Arranging parent-teacher conferences
Organizing co-curricular activities and Field Day
Curriculum design and development for different grade-levels

4. Salma K. Farid Academy, Hamden, CT, Sep 2010 Aug 2011


Job Responsibilities

Teaching 3rd and 4th Grade (All core subjects)


Arranging Parent- teacher Conferences
Holding Co- Curricular activities and Field Day
Heading Drama Club and Year Book Club
Organizing Intervention programs for students
Curriculum design and development for different grade-levels

5. Islamic School of Rhode Island, West Warwick, RI 02886, Sep 2011- Jul 2014
Job Responsibilities

Working as a Head of English and Social Studies Department, and managing a team of
English/Social Studies/History teachers from Grades K-8
Helping with NEASC Accreditation in the capacity of Chief Editor
Teaching English Language Arts to middle school students
Overseeing Standardized Testing procedures for middle school students
Collaborating with and assisting the principal, HODs with educational program
management, student evaluations, and daily administrative tasks
Overseeing and organizing all yearly and weekly plans for English Teachers and
ensuring that there is continuity in the plans.
Counseling middle school students on academic issues, including choosing the right
classes/programs/materials, their academic standing, and how to pick the right high
school for transition.
Advising teachers on student issues, resolving classroom scheduling issues, and
upholding academic program policies
Working with the school secretary and administrative assistant on preparing school
wide report cards
Assisting with the arrangement of classrooms
Maintaining paper work and student portfolios and ensuring that English teachers do
the same (grades/marks, attendance sheets etc.)
Providing the school-wide assessment schedule
Preparing class schedules/timetables
Liaising with textbook companies and workshop providers as directed by the
principal
Arranging parent-teacher conferences
Organizing co-curricular activities
ELA curriculum development for Middle and High School
Integrating technology such as podcasts and online learning programs for students
Organizing Teacher Training workshops
Heading Yearbook Club/dramatic society


Summary of Experience in U.A.E
6. American School of Creative Science, Maliha Road, Sharjah, UAE Sep 2014 Till Date
Job Responsibilities
Working as a Curriculum Coordinator for Grades 1-12
Helping with NEASC Accreditation
Teaching English Language Arts to high school students
Overseeing Standardized Testing procedures for high school students
Collaborating with and assisting the principal and other HODs with educational
program management, student evaluations, and daily administrative tasks
Overseeing and organizing all yearly and weekly plans for English Teachers and
ensuring that there is continuity and progression in the plans according to
CCSS.
Counseling middle and high school students on academic issues, including
choosing the right classes/programs/materials, their academic standing, and
how to pick the right school for transition.
Advising teachers on student issues, resolving classroom scheduling issues, and
upholding academic program policies
Working with the school secretary and administrative assistant on preparing
school wide report cards
Maintaining paper work and student portfolios and ensuring that English
teachers do the same (grades/marks, attendance sheets etc.)
Providing the school-wide assessment schedule-Preparing class
schedules/timetables
Liaising with textbook companies and workshop providers as directed by the
principal
Arranging parent-teacher conferences
Organizing co-curricular activities
ELA curriculum development for Middle and High School
Organizing Teacher Training workshops

Dealt with Text-Book Publishers/ Companies
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Common Core Based Instruction 2012
Harcourt Curriculum for ELA, Social Studies, Math, and Science
Scott Foresman Curriculum for ELA
Pearson Curriculum for ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies
Computer skills and expertise
MS Office (High Proficiency)
ActivInspire and Classflow - Promethean Interactive Learning ( High Proficiency)
Grading Softwares such as jupitergrades.com/ gradebook.com
Year Book Softwares such as memorybook.com
Curriculum Softwares such as thinkcentral.com / my.hrw.com

Language Proficiency

English (Native proficiency)


Urdu (Native proficiency)
Arabic (Working Knowledge)