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Victoria Ponte Saia | 161 Willow Avenue | Somerville, MA 02144 | vsaia14@gmail.

com | 508-207-0608

EDUCATION
M.A.T, Aug. 2019 Tufts University, Medford, MA
Secondary English Education, 5-12; GPA: 4.00
Urban Teacher Training Collaborative Fellow

B.A., May 2016 Columbia University, New York, NY


Psychology & Women’s and Gender Studies
Dean’s List: Fall 2013-Spring 2016; cum laude, GPA 3.87

LICENSURE/ENDORSEMENTS
Aug. 2019 Initial License, English 5-12
(expected) Initial License, Moderate Disabilities 5-12
SEI Endorsement
Feb. 2019 Provisional License, English 5-12 (#508806)

EXPERIENCE
Oct. 2018-present Teaching Intern, Malden High School, Malden, MA
• Plan and teach two honors 11th grade English sections of 31 students; curriculum is
focused on American Literature, nonfiction texts, and argument and synthesis writing
• Co-teach in three inclusive 10th grade classes with 25-27 students; emphasis
on narrative writing, reading strategies, and group work skills
• Scaffold & differentiate instruction and work to suit a range of learners including students with
504s and IEPS as well as English Language Learners
• Participate in English department meetings to collaborate and plan with teachers
across grade levels

Sept. 2017-June 2018 Academic Programs Associate, The Learning Community Charter School, Central Falls, RI
• Researched and collaborated with teachers to pilot critical themes discussion seminar
curriculum for 6th-8th graders
• Supported Co-Directors of Instruction with curriculum and instructional systems including
curriculum archiving, annual math and reading assessments, and a school-wide Reading
Week celebration
• Worked with Director of Middle Grades to launch quarterly academic and community
extensions program

Aug. 2016-Aug. 2017 Integrated Studies & Social Justice VISTA, AmeriCorps, The Learning Community, Central Falls, RI
• Planned and implemented two-phase social action programming for 182 6th, 7th
and 8th grade students
• Researched and developed materials on race, gender, and class issues to enhance teacher
understanding and facilitate professional development of 15 middle grades teachers
• Created and maintained digital libraries of social justice resources utilized for classroom
content integration

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Oct. 2018-present Co-teacher, Writers’ Den, Malden High School, Malden, MA
• Co-taught and planned two weekly after school sessions for 10-12 high school students
and one weekly after school session for 24-25 middle schoolers
• Designed activities focused on creative writing, critical thinking, experimentation with genre
and style, personal expression, and community building
• Supported students in the writing process from brainstorming and drafting to revision
and presentation

Jan. 2018-Feb. 2018 Small Group Facilitator, Justice Talks, Providence, RI, a 6-week civic reflection series for RI based
AmeriCorps members hosted by Service Rhode Island
• Lead small group discussion with co-facilitator designed to engage members in thoughtful,
productive conversation about their volunteer service and civic action