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RAEGEN DOCCA

18 WOODSIDE AVENUE, FAIRHAVEN, MA 02719 774.929.0309 RAEGENDOCCA@GMAIL.COM

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Highly motivated, caring, and enthusiastic professional with a passion for elementary education; Years of experience
working directly with elementary age youth in both academic and extracurricular settings; Skilled in lesson and curriculum
planning; Fully comfortable with behavioral management and discipline; Strong multicultural lens, with an understanding
of diverse social, cultural, political and economic influences on students lives; Able to embrace diversity with direct
experience serving youth in urban, multi-cultural communities; Excellent interpersonal skills among colleagues, educational
leadership, and parents; Natural leadership skills; Experienced as a manager and supervisor; Highly organized and detail-
oriented with a strong administrative background; Experienced in business management; Able to perform multiple tasks at
once, and on deadline, both independently and as a team; Fast learner and dedicated to excelling in any position.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Performing Arts


Wheelock College, Boston, MA; 3.87 GPA; Anticipated Graduation May 2018

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant Teacher, Pre-Practicum, Curely K-8 School, Jamaica Plain, MA, September 2017 - present
Directly assists with the teaching of a fifth grade classroom of 24 students, located in in urban, city setting
Implements curriculum, plans and teaches lessons, performs student assessments, and handles disciplinary needs
Attends professional development meetings, looks over IEPs, and recommends placement in different activities

Camp Counselor, YMCA South Coast, New Bedford, MA, June. 2017 present
Fully responsible for planning, leading, and implementing diverse programs and experiences for camp attendees
Supervises and coordinates groups of 30-70 children, ages 5-13, in various activities/outings
Performs team planning and works collaboratively with other counselors on daily schedules and goals
Implements and incorporates diverse core and non-core programs, e.g. art, gym swimming, field trips, etc.
Handles all disciplinary action, documents all incidents, and communicates issues directly with parents

House Manager, Wheelock Family Theater, Boston, MA, September 2016 present
Promoted to House Manager position from original placement as Usher
Manages diverse aspects of a 600+ seat professional theatre (not affiliated with the college)
Supervises a team of 10 front-of-house staff including work study students, show ushers, and volunteers
Handles all patron and client needs, e.g. event concerns, ticket and seating issues, general inquiries
Fast paced, constantly moving for hours, 10 staff and volunteers; train them before shows
During shows, ushers patrons in front of house areas, ensures safety and comfort
Addresses all special accommodations, e.g. handicap accessible arrangements, working with interpreters and
translation equipment, etc.

Performer and Executive Board Manager, Princesses of New Bedford, New Bedford, MA, May 2015 present
Serves as Co-Owner and Manager of a children's entertainment company offering characters for parties/events
Performs as various characters at local community events and childrens birthday parties
Interacts directly with children of all ages as a performer, and with parents as an event coordinator
Maintains the upkeep of all costumes, manages inventory, performs all ordering
Oversees company performers, including training, scheduling, assignments, and handling any issues
Performs all financial management, including payables/receivables, maintaining bank accounts, and payroll
Handles booking inquiries, designs party vision, and assigns performers to events
Performs all marketing and public relations, including special community events and character photo shoots

Adult Day Assistant, Student Practicum, Sancta Maria Windsor House, Cambridge, MA, January 2015 May 2015
Supported a group of 20+ adults with their daily activities, meals, and social interactions

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Coordinated activities for patients, e.g. stretching, brain and cognitive activities, social activities, nail painting,
hosting discussion on current events, etc.
Filed paperwork, updated patient charts, and directly assisted staff on numerous needs

Teaching Observation, Student Practicum, Les Petits Nursery School, Brookline, MA, September 2014 December 2014
Observed and assisted teacher in a preschool classroom of 20 children ages 4-6 years old
Assisted lead teacher with tasks including naptime and snacks, outdoor recess duty, and supervision

Assistant Teacher, All Saints Catholic School, New Bedford, MA, August 2013 June 2014
Served as Assistant Teacher for a Kindergarten classroom of 20+ students
Responsible for planning and implementing self-designed lessons, with assessment on learning outcomes
Oversaw and monitored additional specialist activities, e.g. gym, art, Chinese class, recess duty, etc.
Independently ran after school program for grades K-8, helping students with homework before extracurriculars

Lead Teacher, Saint Marys CCD (Sunday School), New Bedford, MA, January 2009 June 2014
Independently taught a classroom of 16-20 first grade students religion curriculum provided by the congregation
Created and designed lesson plans and activities to advance on lessons including songs, plays, art, etc.

Lead Student Teacher, GNBVT Early Childhood Ed. and Teaching Lab. School, New Bedford, MA, Jan. 2009 June 2014
Serving as lead student teacher for both preschool and pre-k classrooms
Responsible for co-creating curriculum and writing lesson plans for three different classrooms
Planned schedule and daily activities, delegated tasks to student teaching team
Successfully helped pre-school obtain NAEYC accreditation; Created portfolio, performed evidence, research, and
photography, changed classroom atmosphere, and achieved approval upon NAEYC visit (still accredited today)
Became a Junior Mentor to sophomores and freshman then reported observations to professors

ADDITIONAL LEADERSHIP

Committee Member, GNBVT Education Foundation Inc.'s Grand Gala, New Bedford, MA, 2015 present
Co-organizer of annual scholarship fundraising event; Helps develop and plan event entertainment, from
choreographing dancers to booking local performers; Secures photographers, handles logistics and event decor

Volunteer, Charles S. Ashley Elementary School, New Bedford, MA


Previously made a Pay it Forward club consisting of mainly fifth grade students; Fundraised and collected
books for the town/school, each student had at least two books to bring home

Senator, Executive Board for Wheelock Student Theater, Wheelock College 2015 present
Handles all public relations, marketing/outreach and communications, and member recruitment

Volunteer, WheeBuild Community Day, 2017


Hosted What did I Do Wrong and Why Are You Judging Me? Forum Theater piece, a semi-scripted performance
which engaged the audiences to contribute solutions to the social problems within the play for possible
implementation on campus; Included a talk back after show; Selected actors, created script, held rehearsals, and
performed;

Volunteer Course Leader, Human Growth and Development Course, Wheelock College, 2015 2016
Assisted with mandatory freshman course, assisting students with upcoming assignments, exam preparation, study
techniques, and organized and conducted study groups of 15-20 students

College of the Fenway Dance Project, The Colleges of the Fenway, 2014 present
Self-enrollment in various dance courses