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130 Summit Rd. Prospect, CT. 06712 Telephone: 203.466.9246
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 To facilitate learning and personal growth in young adults.  To implement educational / institutional visions and objectives in the classroom, or

in an advisory / leadership role.
 To extend my formal training and background experiences.

Education / Certifications:  English / Professional Certification 7-12 (015)  Culinary Arts Occupational Certification (098)  CT. TEAM Mentor / Reviewer / Cooperating Teacher (Current)  MA, Adult Education / Distance Learning, UOP (+16) Q.P.R.3.84  BA, Education / English, SCSU. Q.P.R. 3.72, Magna cum Laude  PMT Certification. Professional Experience: Full-Time English Teacher / Culinary Arts (2009-Present) ACCESS School / Education Connection, 455 Main St. Danbury, CT. English / Culinary Arts Teacher providing specialized, differentiated, educational and therapeutic programming, K-12, for students with social, emotional, behavioral, psychiatric, and/or learning difficulties. Full-Time English Teacher (2007-2009) Enlightenment School at the Academy, 30 Church St, Waterbury, CT. English/ Communications Teacher for the Alternative Education Program. Homebound Instructor, CT. Virtual Learning Center, Staff Professional Development Coordinator and Presenter. English Department Technology Coordinator. CAPT Exit Criteria Facilitator. SERC PBS Faculty Coach. Facilitator / Lead Teacher (1999-2007) Hillhouse Armory School, 290 Goffe Street, New Haven, CT. Chosen as Principal’s Designee to design, implement and administrate a new offsite alternative small learning community. In addition to facilitating English and Social Development classes, duties included day-to-day operations for the 90student program for high-risk individuals. Responsible for class scheduling, curriculum development, collaborative community networking, budgeting procedures, coordinating guest speakers and events, PPT’s, expulsion hearings, maintenance of building records. Additionally, served as building CAPT Administrator, English Representative for 21st Century Grant Saturday Academy. The “Voice of Hillhouse”, calling Varsity Football games and MC for pep rallies. Nominated twice, “Who’s Who Among American Teachers?”

Full-Time English Teacher (see above) James Hillhouse High School, 465 Sherman Pkwy. New Haven, CT. Senior Class Advisor. Homeroom English teacher and department CAPT coordinator. Co-director of 21st Century Academic Summer Enrichment Program, providing both class time and team-building enrichment activities. Developed and implemented freshman CAPT course. Member of the Small Learning Communities Grant “cluster” program involving the science and history departments, providing cross-disciplinary units, field trips and utilizing weekly meetings to monitor student progress. Developed technology teaching units. Department bulletin board “design guy”. Full-Time Reading/Language Arts Teacher (1997-99) James J. Curiale School, 300 Laural Ave. Bridgeport, CT. Served as learning facilitator for thirty, 7th grade students in this award-winning Title I Middle School in both Reading and Language Arts classes. Primary facilitator of the 1st place-winning entry into the state-wide Human Rights Video Contest. Faculty advisor for school newspaper. Faculty participant in educational assemblies. Chess Club. Social Education Certificates: Facilitator, Amer-I-Can Lifeskills Program Facilitator, “Capturing Kid’s Hearts” Flippen Program Coach, SERC, Positive Behavior Support Program Other Experience: Diversified Employment 1977-1996 - Small Business Owner, Executive Chef, Hospitality Management, Caseworker for Autistic Adolescents, Maritime First Mate, Apprentice Historical Curator, Youth Counselor, Life Guard. Technology Skills Windows & Macintosh PC literate, Smartboard, Microsoft Multi-media Applications, Tennex Records Database, Engrade, Website Design, HTML, Distance Learning applications. Familiarity with the service of fax, copy machines, printers, general office machines. Interests &Memberships: National Council Teachers of English, USCG Boating Certification, CEA, NEA, Harugari Singing Society, National Geographic Society, International Society of Rogues, Sierra Club, Amer-I-Can, International Cuisine, Harmonica, Congas, Jazz vocals, Wilderness Survival, Theatre, World Travel, 20th Century Archival Music. Second Languages: German, Culinary French