Cheryl Cordova

1801 Bassett St. #509 Denver, CO 80202 (505) 321-7614 cheryl.cordova@gmail.com

Professional Summary Dedicated professional with 7 years teaching experience at the elementary level. Committed to providing the best education possible to all students. Core Qualifications • • • • • • • • • • CO Teaching License #28352 TESOL endorsement ESL Teacher MA in multicultural education Dual language teacher Diverse classroom settings Grade Level Chair Title 1 school experience Effectively work with parents Strong collaborator • • • • • • • • • • 7 years teaching experience K-3+ instructional coach GLAD trained Inclusion teacher Completed level 2 dossier Everyday Mathematics Harcourt Brace Storytown Fundations-Tier 1, Tier 2 Standardized testing RTI instruction

Experience Kindergarten Teacher, 07/2006 - Present Wherry Elementary – Albuquerque, NM • Create and implement weekly lessons that meet kindergarten state and district standards. • Implement district program of instruction for all subject areas. • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, assignments, units and projects in harmony with curriculum goals and communicate the objectives to students. • Establish communication between students and parents through weekly newsletters written in Spanish and English. • Create weekly homework packets that focus on literacy and math goals. • Evaluate progress of students on a regular basis through short cycle assessments and the use of data folders. • Conduct weekly PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) cycles for both language arts and math. • Conduct standardized assessments in accordance with state and district testing programs. • Grade level chair for 3 years. • Dual language teacher instructing in English. • Literacy goal team member. • Math goal team member. • Parent involvement goal team member. • Governing council member. Instructional Coach - K-3+ Program, 06/2011 - Present Wherry Elementary – Albuquerque, NM • • • • • • Train teachers on DIBELS administration. Assess students using DIBELS. Conduct weekly professional development meetings for teachers during program. Conduct daily reading intervention groups during program. Provide teacher support in reading and math during program. Provide teacher support with assessments and data entry throughout school year.

1st Grade Teacher, 07/2005 - 07/2006 Wherry Elementary – Albuquerque, NM • • • • • • • • • Created and implemented weekly lessons that met first grade state and district standards. Implemented district program of instruction for all subject areas. Established clear objectives for all lessons, assignments, units and projects. Implemented a balanced literacy approach in reading. Established communication between students and parents through weekly newsletters written in Spanish and English. Evaluated progress of students on a regular basis through short cycle assessments and the use of data folders. Conducted standardized assessments in accordance with state and district testing programs. Participated in a literacy lesson study that focused on instruction at the primary level. Member of governing council.

• Member of literacy goal team. Education 2010 College of Santa Fe – Albuquerque, NM, United States Master's Degree - Elementary Education • Concentration: Multicultural Education • TESOL endorsement 2004 University of New Mexico – Albuquerque, NM, United States Bachelor of Science Degree - Elementary Education • • • • • Dean's List Pi Lambda Theta Award Golden Key Award National Collegiate Scholar National Dean's list

Accomplishments Goal Setting • Established clear objectives for all lessons/projects through the use of compendium charts that communicated with student’s weekly goals and expectations. • Utilized the Baldrige criteria as a framework for creating high expectations in Language Arts and Mathematics, where students were involved in generating both whole class goals and individual goals to meet district and state standards. Material Development • Created and modified reading and writing materials targeting English language learners to produce a more engaging and creative educational experience. Curriculum Design • Designed, developed and implemented daily lessons for 40 students in a kindergarten dual-language program. • Created pacing calendars for reading and math core curriculum that made it possible to get through all lessons within the school year.

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