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ANDREA HITE

(303) 514-9414 | andrea.thompson.hite@gmail.com | www.AndreaHite.weebly.com

SUMMARY

A proven performer who easily moves from vision and strategy to implementation in fast-paced, high
stress environments. Results-oriented and driven professional with experience in employee and
student education and community outreach. Energetic and highly effective communicator seeking to
make a difference in higher education.

Relationship Building Growth-Oriented


Professional Development Training Internal & External Communications
Conflict Resolution Data Interpretation & Analysis

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

TEACHER, SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT CHAIR, Grades 6-12


Vista Peak Preparatory and Exploratory
Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, CO
2010 - present
Taught a variety of subjects including geography, American history, advanced placement
course, English as a second language, economics, and math credit recovery
Actively seek strategies for decreasing failure rates among students
Exceeded student writing improvement goals by 100% in the last year
Facilitate recruitment of prospective students for the advanced placement program
Act as social studies department chair with responsibilities that include scheduling classes,
seeking out and interviewing new hires, coaching teachers on instruction, and leading the
department in professional development
Trained in restorative practice techniques in order to repair and build relationships between
students and teachers
Lead school-wide and department-wide trainings for staff
Maintain strong relationships with new parents on a yearly basis through strong and consistent
follow up
Excel at relationship building and communication with students, staff, and the community
Collect and interpret data for the purpose of planning and guiding instruction
Integrate technology into the classroom and professional development in a variety of ways
such as GIS mapping, Google Classroom, Google Apps, creating websites, PowerPoint, etc.
Involvement on several leadership committees where we set policy and created goals,
including the Operational Team, the Equity Team, and the Instructional Leadership Team
Community and family outreach in order to access guest speakers, volunteers, and community
meetings
Organize and implement school wide competitions such as National History Day
Build curriculum for learning extension opportunities for students that included a script
writing course, female athlete empowerment, and history in pop culture
Delegate responsibilities to members of the department in order to utilize the strengths of each
individual and allow for leadership opportunities

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SUBSTITUTE TEACHER
Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Thornton, CO
2009 - 2010
Designed and implemented lesson plans based on district and state standards
Includes long-term substitute position, 6th grade mathematics (October-November 2009)
Facilitated routines and classroom management in order to build an atmosphere of safety and
trust

CAMP COUNSELOR AND EDUCATOR


Colorado Historical Society, Old Stories New Voices Intercultural Youth Program
Denver, CO
Summer 2009
Taught about history and culture of the frontier west
Attended the Fort Robinson Pow Wow and participated in the grand entry
Partnered with Pine Ridge Reservation to learn about the culture of American Indians
Counseled children on personal confidence
Visited San Luis Valley where we learned about agriculture and sustainable living

EDUCATION

MASTER OF ARTS, LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE EDUCATION


University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
Program Completion: July 2011
GPA: 4.0

INITIAL PROFESSIONAL TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM (IPTE),


Secondary Social Studies
University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
Program Completion: May 2009
GPA: 3.93

BACHELOR OF ARTS, HISTORY


Minor in Economics
University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
Graduated: May 2008
GPA: 3.68

LICENSURES Colorado Professional Teacher Licensure #204344, Expires: January 2022


PLACE Exam Linguistically Diverse Education, Passed: June 2010
PLACE Exam Mathematics Content, Passed: March 2010
Praxis II Social Studies Content, Passed: September 2008

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Exceeded student writing improvement goals by 100% in the last year


Launched Advanced Placement U.S. History program and doubled enrollment in the past three
years
National Scholars Honors Society | National Deans List 2006 | University Deans List four
semesters

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