TERESA

MONASTERO

Bamaresa@hotmail.com 416 River Bend Drive SW Huntsville AL 35824 256-617-
1367

Teresa.Monastero@facebook.com

Portfolio:
teresamonastero.weebly.com

QUALIFICATIONS

 Excellent background and proven success in helping children reach their full
potential

Core Competencies in Alabama College and Career Ready Standards, Alabama
Learning Exchange, Catholic Religious Studies, Microsoft Office, Reference/information
Literacy, Electronic Databases, Program and Lesson Planning, Reading Diagnostics, IEP,
STEAM Lesson Planning, Arts Integrated Lesson Planning, Community Outreach,
Parental Communication, Cultural and Social Awareness

EDUCATION

University of Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
November 30th, 2016
Bachelor's Degree, Elementary Education and Teaching

Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as
lectures, discussions, and demonstrations
Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs
and interests
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those
objectives to students
Teresa Monastero

Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning
opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks
Observe and evaluate students’ performance, behavior, social development, and
physical health
Read books to entire classes or small groups
Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and
use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play
Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help
Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students’ progress
in compliance with Standards
Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement
presentations
Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social
development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling
Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to
prevent injuries and damage
Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students’ needs and progress
Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines
or requirements of states and schools
Prepare reports on students and activities such as Reading Diagnostics and IEP
Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training
workshops to maintain and improve professional competence
Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction that provides
students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate

Catholic Distance University
Hamilton, VA.
August 2009
Credentials in Catechism/Religious Studies

Fresno City College
Fresno, CA
April 1994
Associates Degree in Liberal Arts/Education

EXPERIENCE

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Teresa Monastero

Huntsville City Schools  Huntsville, AL 35016
Substitute Teacher/Student Teacher
August 2016 – Present
Student Teaching Practicum at AAA Academy for Academics and Arts, Fall 2016
Preferred Substitute Teacher for Williams Elementary School Spring 2017

Communicating with Supervisors and Peers for Lesson Planning and Instruction
Thinking Creatively and Utilizing Resources for Daily Lessons and Hands-on Activities
that integrate STEAM
Overhead Projector, Smartboard, and IPAD use for Lesson Delivery
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others, Using Word Translator
Software/Apps for ELL
Coaching and Developing Students’ Skills, Socially and in Physical Education Classes
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
Analyzing Data or Information for Reading Diagnostics and IEP
Performing General Physical Activities in Special Education and Physical Education
Class
Performing Administrative Activities Such as Administering Tests, Grading and
Records
Communicating with Parents, Family and Community for Classroom Projects and Field
Trips
Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve
students’ behavioral and academic problems

Arab City Schools  Arab, AL 35016
Substitute Teacher/Assistant
January 2014 – May 2016
Completed 105 hours of Student Teaching Observations

Communicating with Supervisors and Peers for Lesson Planning and Instruction
Thinking Creatively and Utilizing Resources for Daily Lessons and Hands-on Activities
that integrate STEAM
Overhead Projector, Smartboard, and IPAD use for Lesson Delivery
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others, Using Word Translator
Software/Apps for ELL
Coaching and Developing Students’ Skills, Socially and in Physical Education Classes
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards

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Teresa Monastero

Analyzing Data or Information for Reading Diagnostics and IEP
Performing General Physical Activities in Special Education and Physical Education
Class
Performing Administrative Activities Such as Administering Tests, Grading and
Records
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public for Field Trips and Events Such as
The Special Olympics

SKILLS

 Attended NATC Technology Conference Professional Development for
Madison County Schools
 Attended Diversity Webinar with Staff Learning Innovations, Inc.
 Attended Math Fluency Across the Grades with Achieve the Core.

Music, Choral and Dance Instruction with a focus on Cultural Music from my travels
and living abroad
Visual Arts Instruction and Art Appreciation
Thinking Creatively and modeling Critical Thinking Skills in the Classroom
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
Coaching and Developing Others by Modeling Social Awareness to Students
Interacting with Computers and Technology for Instruction in the Classroom
Developing Objectives and Strategies for alignment with the Standards


 Experience with: Facebook, Google Docs, Interactive whiteboard controllers,
Interactive whiteboards, Laser facsimile machines, Microsoft Office
software, Photocopying equipment, Gymnasium Equipment, Musical
Instruments and Equipment, Music and Choral Curriculum, Catholic
Religious Education

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