with ESL credential qualified to promote content literacy and language
acquisition in multiple subjects for English learners. Experienced in
preparing students for high school exit exams, college entrance exams,
and employment in the Hollywood entertainment industry. Over six years
programming developmental activities for Early Childhood Programs and
K-12 after school/Summer programs.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
||Over 20 years of teaching
experience, including Early Childhood Development, Elementary/Middle
School, and High School in a variety of regular and special education
||Strong skills in both
traditional direct instruction and contemporary modalities such as
internet-based projects and small-group, cooperative learning activities.
||Many years of experience
adapting teaching methods to new educational programs. Very versatile
and able to implement virtually any required curriculum.
||Education and experience
with English-language learners from a variety of nations. Qualified
to improve writing skills and foster appreciation of literature in
|| Energetic and able to
engage students’ imagination and natural desire to learn by
applying the most effective teaching modalities to the lesson, the
students, and the moment.
||Experience working with
parents in both wealthy, exclusive enclaves as well as with members
of at-risk, non-English speaking, or special needs communities.
||Able to foster classical
literacy in Language Arts, Science, and Humanities while embracing
contemporary computer, digital, and media literacy.
||Developed a program for
improving writing skills and increasing students’ awareness
of the writing process.
Teaching experience includes all grade levels from developmental programs
for early childhood to K-12 regular education and special education. Planned
and conducted after-school enrichment programs for Middle and High School
students with Child Development Services in Germany. Supervised and trained
teachers and para-educators. Developed methods to teach the writing process
to English learners and participated in the development of a county-wide,
standards-based curriculum for Literature, Science, and History. Taught
courses in film and music production. Most recent subjects taught are
Science, Math/Algebra 1, English, and World Literature for Middle and
High School students.
| L.A. County
Office of Education (LACOE),
Los Angeles, California
Multiple-subject Middle and
High School teacher for various sites within the LACOE district, Santa
Monica and Pasadena Community Day Schools, and the Hollywood Entertainment
Museum CDS. Responsible for instruction and parent outreach in a multi-ethnic,
multicultural community. Served the needs of regular education and at-risk
students. Increased Star testing and California exit exam scores by 20%.
Beverly Hills, California
Teacher of special education
High School students. Promoted to site coordinator in 1995. Contributed
to attaining highest accreditation level for Linden Center.
|US Military Child
Bad Kreuznach and Mannheim/Worms, Germany
Preschool Teacher, Center
Director, CDS Coordinator, and Education Specialist. Provided direct instruction
for and supervised developmental programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years
of age. Taught after-school programs. Supervised the opening of a multi-million
dollar Child Development Center. Promoted to Education Program Specialist.
• B.A in Music Education, Mannheim University of
Music, Germany - 1986
• BA in Psychology, University of Maryland, European
Division - 1991
• K-12 Teaching Credential, California State University
Northridge - 2007
The references provided
are from both current and past employers and supervisors spanning the
last 18 years of my work history. One current peer reference is also provided.
All can be contacted by phone or email.
Los Angeles County
Office of Education (LACOE)
Most recent supervisor
Kathleen Corella 909-362-3058
The Linden Center
Kim O’hare and Jason Winburn