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Marianna DeSantis 145 Catskill Avenue Yonkers, New York 10704 (914) 310-8819 e-mail: md17b08f0@westpost.

net OBJECTIVE: To obtain a teacher position in an elementary or special education school settin g. EDUCATION: Master of Science in Teaching: August 2009 Iona College: New Rochelle, New York Major: Childhood Education (MST) - Cumulative Index: 4.0 Graduate Extension for Students with Disabilities: December 2010 Iona College: New Rochelle, New York Cumulative Index: 4.0 Bachelor of Arts: May 1988 Iona College: New Rochelle, New York Major: English Index: 3.8 Minor: Marketing Index: 4.0 Cumulative Index 3.7

Cum Laude

Recipient of Departmental Award: English Deans List for four years National English Honor Society National Academic Honor Society of Colleges in the Catholic tradition Financed 100% of college education through full academic scholarship and work CERTIFICATION: New York State Initial Certificate Childhood Education 1-6, August 2009 New York State Students with Disabilities 1-6, May 2011 (pending) New York State Teaching Assistant Certificate, February 2004 SPECIAL SKILLS: Computer: Proficient in Microsoft for Windows, the Internet, and Educational Sof tware Applications Language: Fluent in Italian, Strong knowledge of Spanish Training: Applied Behavior Analysis trained by a Board Certified Behavior Analy st PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Pennington Elementary School Mount Vernon, New York Spring 2009 Student Teacher- First and Fourth grades Planned and taught lessons in all content areas including literacy, mathematics , science, and social studies. Prepared and instructed an integrated thematic unit on Seasons in First grade. Prepared and instructed an integrated thematic unit on Immigration in Fourth gr ade. Assisted in developing daily lesson plans and interactive bulletin boards (Firs t and Fourth grades). Observed and assisted in administration of Fourth Grade NY State Science Examin ation. Supervised classes in the teachers absence. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: The Hallen School New Rochelle, New York September 2005- April 2010 (Home Ec

onomics program removed due to budget cuts) Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher K-12 of special needs students Develop lesson plans and teach content and skills in Family and Consumer Scienc e courses, utilizing New York State curriculum. Adapt and modify lessons and supplementary materials to the needs of each stude nt according to grade levels, skills, and abilities through individualized and s mall group instruction. Evaluate academic and social growth of students, prepare report cards, keep app ropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, census forms, and ot her record keeping activities as necessary. Utilize technology to strengthen teaching/learning process. Supervise students in assigned out- of- classroom activities during working day . Create an effective learning environment through functional and attractive disp lays, class projects, and bulletin boards. Integrate and instruct units on ethnic and seasonal themes such as cultural hol idays. Facilitate annual school wide Thanksgiving Feast (for staff and students). The Hallen School New Rochelle, New York January 2003- September 2005 and April 2010- Present Teaching Assistant of special needs students (Autistic children in TEACCH progra m) Assisted and co-taught in the education of social development of pupils under t he direction and guidance of a master teacher. Assisted in the implementation of Individual Education Programs for students, h elp monitor their progress, and maintain student records. Tutored and assisted children individually or in small groups in order to help master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teacher. Provided support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to en able them to fully participate in activities. Supported students with emotional and behavioral issues and helped develop soci al skills. RELATED EXPERIENCE: Anthonys Pizza Co-Proprietor Mount Vernon, New York October 1994- October 2005 Assisted in daily maintenance and operation of business. Supported in improving product quality and customer relations by restructuring menu and service. Collaborated in increasing sales 40% by producing an innovative and effective m arketing plan. Westchester Medical Group White Plains, New York October 1986- January 2003 Clerical Associate/ Receptionist Eye Care and Internal Medicine Greeted and assisted patients in completing necessary documents; scheduled appo intments using Medical Manager program. Verified insurance eligibility, utilized ICD9 and CPT4 medical billing codes, b atched and balanced daily monetary transactions. Administered visual field testing, ordered, and dispensed contact lenses. ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS: P.T.A. Volunteer, Pilates, Music, Avid reader, Journal and Creative Writing