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Maria Stamatogiannakis

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Education with a Minor in British Studies May 2015
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, Honors Program
GPA: 3.87, Magna Cum Laude
Master of Science in Education (expected) May 2018
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, Teach for America National Program
GPA: 4.00

LICENSURE
State of New York Teaching licensure in Elementary Education July 2017
State of South Carolina Teaching licensure in Elementary and Early Childhood Praxis exams certified July 2015
State of Florida Teaching licensure approved in Elementary, ESOL certified and Reading endorsed Aug. 2014

EXPERIENCE
Math and Reading Specialist, Smith Elementary School Aug. 2017 – Pres.
Cortland, NY
• Create Response to Intervention groups based on data obtained from AIMSweb testing program
• Identify curriculum that will meet the diverse needs of students in small groups
• Maintain detailed records of student progress
• Collaborate with homeroom teachers about updates and strategies
• Maintain organized plans for kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade groups

Meeting Street Elementary @ Brentwood, North Charleston, SC July 2015 – June 2017
Kindergarten Teacher
Third Grade Teacher
• Planned and delivered lessons in Kindergarten and third grade classrooms for school years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017
• Collaborated with co-teacher and grade level team to develop curriculum and set developmental guidelines
• Implemented selected curriculum with integrity in order to meet the South Carolina State Standards and the Common
Core State Standards
• Provided further education enrichment through academic and social interventions in daily extended day program
• Volunteered at community events such as children’s team sports to engage students outside class and meet family

Teach for America, North Charleston, SC June 2015– June 2017


Corps Member
• Selected as one of 6,000 accepted candidates out of 50,000 applicants to teach in an urban or rural school district across
the nation
• Completed the TFA intensive training program which created a platform for me to guarantee students’ success
• Attended professional development workshops focused on diversity, equity, and inclusiveness aimed at educational
environments and implemented these directives in my own classroom
• Partnered with the leadership team in order to eliminate educational inequity in America and provide educational
opportunities for all students
• Commended as one of three SC Corps Members to have met 85% student growth in both Math and Reading by NWEA
standards

Elementary Education Intern, Greensboro, Gilchrist, & Hawks Rise Elementary Schools Jan. 2013 - Dec. 2014
Leon County, FL
• Assumed all classroom responsibilities within 4th grade setting with 54 students for 3 months as part of full internship
• Facilitated classroom instruction in Third, Kindergarten, and Second grades across prior internships
University Ambassador, Tallahassee, FL Jan. 2012 - Aug.2013
Florida State University
• Introduced Florida State University to campus tour groups of 25-50 potential students and in the Visitor Information
Center
LEADERSHIP
Coordinator and Head Coach for Girls on the Run, Smith Elementary School Nov. 2017 – Pres.
Cortland, NY
• Established the program at Smith through coordination with regional officials, recruitment of participants and co-coaches,
and procurement of school facilities and funding
• Planned and facilitated semi-weekly lessons designed to boost girls’ fitness, social cohesion, self-image, and emotional
well-being
• Recruited community members to ensure 1:1 accompaniment and support for every girl in the year end 5k race

Shared Decision Making Committee, Smith Elementary School Aug. 2017 – Pres.
Cortland, NY
• Chosen as one of five members on a committee to increase family and student engagement and participation through
planned activities
• Collaborate with staff members from different departments to review different community building events

Head Recruitment Counselor, Florida State University Panhellenic Recruitment Sep. 2013 - Sep. 2014
Tallahassee, FL
• Prepared & guided 98 Recruitment Counselors in leading the 1,900+ participants in 2014 Panhellenic Recruitment through
a weekly leadership development course & weeklong training course, creating an increase in registration, morale, &
confidence
• Coordinated Recruitment details with University staff to plan & orchestrate the week of events, including working with
different computer software, having weekly meetings, & learning how to effectively communicate within large team
• Served as Recruitment Counselor in preceding summer, working alongside team of fellow counselors to guide groups of
women

Orientation Leader, Florida State University Dec. 2011 - Aug. 2012


Tallahassee, FL
• Prepared & energized approximately 300 new students for their experience at & transition to Florida State University
• Led 11 three day orientation sessions over the course of six weeks and counseled and advised students on ways to
succeed

SKILLS
AIMSweb Plus Test Administration Training, Training and experience with national-level examinations and methodologies,
including: STEP Test training, Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention training, Responsive Classroom training, CPR
certified, Racial Equity Institute training. Attended 2016 Columbia Teachers College Reading Institute.

AWARDS & HONORS


2014 Fay Kirtland Excellence in Education Endowed Fund Recipient, 2013 Panhellenic Woman of the Year, 2013 Seminole
Torchbearer, Academic President’s List (Spring 2013- Spring 2014), 2011 University Freshman Scholarship