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Cover Letter and Artifacts:

M argareta (Margo) Tripsa


http://bit.ly/Coverltr
7+ years teaching overseas Teacher blog: http://techieteacherstricks.com
TESOL, MA Class blog sample:
Instructional Technology, Ed. Specialist http://kidblog.org/MsTripsasTerrificTechies/
Skype ID: margacosmi
E-mail: margatripsa@gmail.com

Career Goal
A high caliber educator looking for opportunities to be associated with an organization which offers growth and exposure to both
rigorous, research based teaching practices as well as to the latest trends and technologies in education; an organization that
would give me the opportunity to showcase my talent and utilize my skills in order to achieve the organizations goals and, at the
same time, would provide me with the platform to constantly learn, innovate, and grow.

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY, Work Experience


Georgia, USA
Elementary classroom teacher (4th grade) 1.5 years 2014-
Education Specialist in Instructional present
Instructional Technology Coach 0.5 years
Technology, (to graduate spring 2017)
Vision International School, Qatar
GREENSBORO COLLEGE, NC, USA
Designed and implemented structures that best supported effective
Master of Arts in Education, Teaching
teaching and coaching partnerships
English to Speakers of Other Languages
Designed and implemented regional (Middle East) and global
(TESOL), December 2012
collaborative projects such as The Time Train project:
GPA: 4.0
http://bit.ly/timetrain16
Thesis title: Using TPACK to Guide
Supported the school development focus area which revolved around
Education

Technology Integration When Working


the implementation of research-based instruction and assessment
with ELLs
strategies to support English language learners in mainstream
VASILE GOLDIS UNIVERSITY OF
classrooms
ARAD, ROMANIA
Supported teacher implementation of curriculum mapping via our
Master of Arts in Business English,
school-endorsed use of Rubicon Atlas
March 2007 2009-
English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher & ELLs Committee Chair
AUREL VLAICU UNIVERSITY OF 2014
Smithfield Elementary, Clear Creek Elementary, Oakhurst Elementary,
ARAD, Romania
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools District, Charlotte, NC, USA
Bachelor of Arts, Theology-English
As an ELLs Committee Chair (CMS, NC, USA):
Language and Literature, July 2005
Built collaboration among teachers to improve instruction and raise
WESTERN UNIVERSITY OF
ELL student achievement
TIMISOARA, Romania
Analyzed data to develop individualized ELL plans and make
3-year Degree in Elementary Education
recommendations for Language Instruction Educational Program
and English as a Foreign Language,
services
July, 2002
Determined testing accommodations for each individual ELL student
Ensured compliance to Title III program requirements
Certification

Teaching certification, Colorado: As an ESL teacher (CMS, NC, USA):


Developed and implemented effective curriculum for ELLs
Elementary Education, K-6 Co-taught language arts classes providing strategic language support
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse to ELLs
Education, K-12 Led the Discovery Camp summer school program (ESL lead teacher)
English Language Arts, 6-12 2013
Was instrumental in writing an Innovation for Transformation
Grant in 2012 which resulted in the school receiving 55 iPads,
Published curriculum writer, CTI, Yale 03/2012
University Website, Grammar for the Real Planned and organized a school-wide International Festival in order
World seminar, 2014, http://bit.ly/Yaleunit to celebrate diversity and value each students cultural background,
05/2010
Global Educator Developed and implemented the first Pacing Guide for Newcomers
Awards and Recognitions

Award, Visiting in the district (CMS, NC), 12/2009


International Faculty Served actively and effectively in school committees and
(VIF), 2013, Professional Learning Communities.
http://bit.ly/2013Glo English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher, Romania, 2007-2009 2007-
balAward Fratii Neuman K-8 Elementary & Middle School, Arad, Romania 2009
Ioan Slavici K-8 Elementary & Middle School, Siria, Arad
Techie Teacher of the Month, Smithfield Provided comprehensible support to English Language Learners by
Elementary, 2013 developing and implementing a rigorous curriculum to effectively
ESL Leadership Cadre, selected as one of meet the needs of each student
8 ESL Leadership Cadre in the district, Reviewed curriculum and devised approaches to presenting lessons
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), to increase student understanding
Charlotte, NC, 2012 Elementary classroom teacher, Romania, 2000-2007
International Teacher of the Year Ioan Slavici K-8 Elementary & Middle School, Siria, Arad, Romania 2000-
(nomination), Visiting International Fostered a classroom environment conducive to learning and 2007
Faculty (VIF), 2011 promoted excellent student/teacher interaction.
Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Wrote a grant project (Inclusive Schools Project) that resulted in the
Year Award, Oakhurst Elementary, school receiving funds of approximately 100,000 Euros.
CMS, NC, 2010
Professional Development
ISTE International Conference, Denver Colorado, 6/2016
Using QR Codes to Increase
Reading and Writing for the Common Core, Doha, Qatar- 2/2016
Productivity in the Classroom,
Teaching and Learning Forum, Doha, Qatar- presenter, 4/2016
Teaching and Learning Forum,
GAFE online training- SPARCC Ohio, 10/2015
Doha, Qatar, 4/2016
Key Principles for ELL Instruction: What All Teachers Need to Know and Do-
Literacy across Disciplines with
Gini Rojas 10/2015
Subtext, Mallard Creek High
Teaching and Learning Forum, Doha, Qatar- attendee, 4/2015
School, Charlotte, NC, 3/2014
Experience as a Teacher Trainer

NCCAEE (North Carolina Association of Elementary Education) Regional


Avenues to Collaborate and
Conference, Charlotte, NC, 3/2014
Communicate in the 21stcentury
SE TESOL Regional Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC, 11/2013
classrooms, NCAEE, Charlotte, NC,
IB PYP- International Baccalaureate Workshop-Primary Years Programme-
3/2014
Chapel Hill, 10/2013
Using TPACK to guide technology
Analytical Thinking and Advanced Language, 10/2013
integration, NCAEE, Charlotte, NC,
Teaching 21 Century Skills with Web 2.0 Tools, 5/2013
3/2014
SIOP Trainer of Trainers, 04/2013
Critical Thinking and Creating with
TESOL International Conference, Dallas, Texas, 03/2013
Web 2.0 Tools, SE TESOL, Myrtle
CCSS (Common Core State Standards)/ES District Training 2013, Charlotte
Beach, SC, 11/2013
Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte, NC, 2013
The 4Cs in Education, SE TESOL,
LEP Committee Chairpersons Workshops (K-12), 2013, 2014
Myrtle Beach, SC, 11/2013
Discovery Education Fall VirtCon LIVE 2012, 11/2012
Critical Thinking and Creating with
Instructional Technology Conference, 2012, 08/2012
Web 2.0 Tools through Blogging
ESL Elementary Curriculum Day, 08/2012; 09/2011; 09/2010
(Summer Institute), CMS District,
CCSS (Common Core State Standards)/ES District Training, 02/2012
06/2013
Discovery Education for ELL Educators (Intermediate), 01/2012
Blogging in the Classroom, Smithfield
The Big Five of Reading, 01/2012
Elementary, 11/2012
Podcasting with ELLs, 10/2011
Technology in the Classroom (Common
ESL 2011-2012 - Intro to Online Learning for ELL Educators, 09/2011
Core Standards), Smithfield
SIOP for ESL Teachers, 04/2011
Elementary, 02/2012
Elementary ESL Professional Learning Community Meetings, 04/2011
Writing and Literature Connections for English Language Learners, 01/2011
VIF International Education Conference, Greenville, SC, 10/2010

Publications and Professional Contributions


A dedicated teacher who has worked on 3
continents (16-year teaching career) with QR Codes Increase Productivity & 15 Uses and Step by Step Directions,
a passion for teaching English as a published blog post, 04/16, https://goo.gl/utJHPM
Second/Foreign language and for helping Google Forms, published blog post, 12/15, https://goo.gl/kQMKlU
culturally and linguistically diverse Young Readers and Writers, published blog post, 10/15, https://goo.gl/xtlrVa
Career Summary and Key Skills

students acquire language and master Favorite 3 Chrome Extensions, published post, 06/15, https://goo.gl/4lXlYP
content Audio QR Codes. Making Paper Talk, published blog post, 4/15,
Trained in WIDA, IB, Common Core State https://goo.gl/Sb3mnp
Standards, a SIOP trainer of trainers, a Creating a Google Site, published blog post, 1/15, https://goo.gl/uC0k26
21st century educational technologies and
Nonfiction and Current Events Using Newsela, published blog post, 03/14,
trends experienced trainer
Articulate communicator able to effectively http://bit.ly/1qzlp0m
interact with diverse populations of Whole Brain Teaching, published blog post, 02/14, http://bit.ly/OolGnO
students at a variety of academic levels. Subtext, published blog post, 01/2014, http://bit.ly/LeXjqZ
Self-motivated educator with strong The Flipped Classroom, published blog post, 11/2013, http://bit.ly/1bRyrRs
planning, organizational, and leadership Vocabulary Strategies and Tools, published blog post, 10/2013,
skills. http://bit.ly/HKYehc
Expert user of technology for supporting The 4 Cs- Collaboration, published blog post, 09/2013, http://bit.ly/1j1T0cv
educational goals in order to ensure 10 Coolest Tools for Student Blogging, article, TESOL Connections, 07/2013,
students success as 21st century learners.
http://bit.ly/14mRcZi
Effective collaborator, consistently
maintaining excellent relations with The 4 Cs- Communication, published blog post, 08/2013, http://bit.ly/192Ek9H
students, parents, faculty, and The 4 Cs- Creating, published blog post, 07/2013, http://bit.ly/1dtMMVB
administrators. The 4 Cs- Critical Thinking, published blog post, 06/2013, http://bit.ly/17lJfDj
Skilled professional development designer iPads in Education, published blog post, 04/2013, http://tinyurl.com/cq8lvkp
and trainer (school, district, and regional Student Response Systems, published blog post, 02/2013,
level experience) http://tinyurl.com/c8zoybt
Digital Storytelling, published blog post, 01/2013, http://tinyurl.com/aln7lj6
ISTE Tools for ESL and LEP Students, published blog post, 12/2012,
Organization

TESOL International Association


http://tinyurl.com/b4q64rt
Prof.

Carolina TESOL
VoiceThread- Great Web 2.0 tool, published blog post, 11/2012,
s

Virginia Society for Technology in


Education http://tinyurl.com/b3eov4k

References- available upon request