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Ann Larkin

Resume
2055 Loggia, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Cell: 949 629 0242
alarkin@olqa.org

Summary

Passionate kindergarten teacher with over 9 years experience of implementing instructional strategies that
actively engage students in meaningful learning experiences to develop their fullest potential.

Professional Accomplishments

 Curriculum development around CCSS and NGSS


 Creation of a stimulating and challenging learning environment through the effective use of different
instructional techniques and instructional media
 Successful differentiation of instruction and assessment to meet the varying needs of a diverse group of
students
 Knowledge of the IEP process
 Effective classroom management through the application of fair and consistent standards, routines,
encouragement and appropriate sanctions
 Development of collaborative and productive working relationships with parents, children, teachers and
the local community to support the broad academic and behavioral progress of all students

Experience

Kindergarten Teacher
Our Lady Queen of Angels School, 2046 Mar Vista Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
09/2014 – present

 Design and implement standards-based weekly lesson plans based on up-to-date educational best
practices in language art, math, science and social studies, art and life skills
 Use a variety of instructional materials, digital content, technology integration and creative learning
activities to support achievement of learning objectives
 Evaluate performance using formal and informal testing, anecdotal data and formative assessment
 Encourage students to develop self-confidence, a sense of responsibility and a sense of kinship through
collaborative and individual activities
 Establish a collaborative relationship with parents through regular conferences, parent involvement
activities and written communication
 Work effectively with other staff in planning and enhancing curriculum and school objectives

Elementary School Teacher (from Pre-K to 4th Grade)


John Scottus Primary School, 47-49 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
09/2007 – 10/2012

 Created lesson plans in accordance with Irish national curriculum and school-wide curriculum needs for
Pre K age up to 4th Grade age
 Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize student
learning
 Established clear objectives for lessons, units and projects
 Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student
engagement
1st Grade (Year 1) Teacher
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Infant and Junior School, Church Road, Tottenham, London, N17 8AZ
09/2006 – 07/2007
 Lesson plan and delivery in line with English national curriculum
 Implemented classroom and behavior management strategies ensuring all students’ development
 Developed and taught units of P.E. lessons, music and dance

Related Experience

 Assessed English Language Learners enrolling in the Newport Beach Public Library ProLiteracy
Program
Newport Beach Public Library, 06/2006- 12/2006

 High School English Substitute Teacher


Scoil Mhuire, Longford, Ireland, 02/2003 – 06/2004

 Teacher of English as an Additional Language


Planned and taught English language lessons to Italian and Spanish summer program students in Ireland,
2003, 2004

Education and Credentials

 Currently completing Teacher Induction Program at CA State University, Fullerton, 2018 – 2021
 Multiple Subject California Preliminary Teaching Credential, 2017-2021
 Postgraduate Certificate in Education, London Metropolitan University, 2005
 JEB Education Practice Diploma in ICT, Ashfield Computer Training College, Dublin, 2004
 Teach English as a Foreign Language Certificate, International T.E.F.L. College of Ireland, 2003
 Higher Diploma in Media Communications, National University of Ireland Maynooth, 1999
 B.A. in History and Sociology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, 1998

Certifications

 Current CPR and First Aid certifications

Hobbies

 Running short and medium distances


 Trail hikes
 Movies
Referencess

Mrs. Mary Telford Mrs. Julie Tipton


Principal Principal
John Scottus Primary School, Our Lady Queen of Angels Middle School,
47-49 Northumberland, 2046 Mar Vista Drive
Ballsbridge, Newport Beach,
Dublin 4, Ireland. CA 92660
Phone: 011 353 1 660 9309 Phone: 949 644 1166