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COURTNEY GRASSO

grassocm@gmail.com
EDUCATION Master's Degree in Elementary Education Literacy K-12 University of New England, Biddeford, ME Courses Include: Teacher as Leader, Differentiation Theory & Strategies, Motivational Theory & Classroom Management, Study Skills & Content Literacy, Connecting Reading with Writing for Success, Meeting Student Literacy Challenges, Supporting Literacy Development and Literacy Assessments. Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT Graduated: May 2004 Anticipated: August 2012

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Hopeville Elementary School, Waterbury, CT Teacher, Kindergarten Administer formative assessments and analyze data to meet students learning needs Planning and organizing a range of language arts and mathematical activities for individual and group use in independent centers Utilize best practices to meet students various learning needs Communicating effectively with parents about their children's progress Implementation of technology; Smart Board and Progress Book Creating an academically stimulating environment that excites students about learning November 2006 - June 2007 August 2007-Present

Long Term Substitute Teacher, Grade 4

Assumed all duties of classroom teacher Worked with fourth and fifth grade Extended School Hours program Volunteered to work with school math data team Assessed students learning with a variety of techniques Created and implemented learning centers

Chase Elementary School, Waterbury CT Long Term Substitute Teacher, Grade 3

September 2005- June 2006

Established an effective behavior management system Formulated lesson plans for each subject based on state and district standards Adapted work for students with different learning needs Held conferences with parents throughout the year Attended all training and professional days Administered Connecticut Mastery Tests and Developmental Reading Assessments Created learning centers for Language Arts RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

Director of Vacation Bible School at Naugatuck Valley Community Church July 2008- Present Substitute Teacher, Watertown School District, Grades PreK- 6, September 2004-June 2005 Sunday School Teacher, First & Second Grade, Fall 2000 through Spring 2002 Assistant Youth Leader, January 2001 through May 2003 HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

Reading Scrapbooking Spending time with my family REFERENCES Available upon request