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  • 1. Bertina C. Morris Email address: bm619@nova.edu Education: Nova Southeastern University, North Miami Beach, FL Masters of Science (Education: Teaching and Learning) Online Program Completion: August 2008 - August 2009 Norfolk State University: Norfolk, VA Bachelor of Science, December 2002 / Major: Interdisciplinary Studies (Concentration – Early Childhood Education) Certification: Early/Primary Education PreK-3 / Elementary Education PreK-6 Tidewater Community College: Chesapeake, VA Associate of Science, May 1994 Major: Business Administration Professional Experience: August 2007 – Present Elementary Teacher, Grade 4 (Teacher of the Year 2009-2010) Creekside Elementary School, Suffolk, VA Achieved successful SOL test scores: (Social Studies 91%, Reading 90%) Achieved successful Benchmark requirements – (Social Studies 100%, Science 95%, Reading 90%) Met Class Achievement Goals: 1,700 Accelerated Reader Points (2007- 2008) Develop and implement lesson plans, incorporating various instructional strategies designed to meet the needs of each individual student with a variety of academic backgrounds and experiences Utilize skill in oral and written communication and work cooperatively with other staff members Integrate use of technology in the classroom and other effective resources Employ effective classroom management through a variety of positive discipline strategies and maintain standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning environment Provide students with appropriate instructional strategies, leading to positive and effective student achievement Team teach with co-worker (subjects of Math and Science), achieving very successful results Evaluate pupil’s academic achievement and social growth through the use of data analysis; conduct parent conferences Maintain professional competence by attending Professional Development Academies August 2006 – June 2007 Elementary Teacher, Grade 4 Brighton Elementary School, Portsmouth, VA Provided students with appropriate instructional strategies, leading to positive and effective student achievement Developed and implemented lesson plans including Reading, Social Studies, and Math, incorporating various instructional strategies designed to meet the needs of each individual student; utilized course of study adopted by the appropriate authorities Employed effective classroom management through a variety of positive discipline strategies and maintained standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning environment
  • 2. Evaluated pupil’s academic achievement and social growth through the use of data analysis Communicated with parents through conferences and other means to discuss pupil’s progress and to interpret the school’s programs August 2003 – June 2006 Elementary Teacher, Grade 4 (Teacher of the Year 2006 – 2007) Booker T. Washington Elementary, Suffolk, VA SOL Pass Rates: (05-06) 100% - English, 95% - VA History, and 89% - Math (04-05) and (03–04) 95% - VA History Met Class Achievement Goals: 1,500 Accelerated Reader Points (2005- 2006) /1,000 points (2004-2005) Appeared on Suffolk’s Learning Links Cable Channel - Teaching a Science Lesson on Watersheds Developed and implemented lesson plans including Reading, Social Studies, and Science, incorporating various instructional strategies designed to meet the academic needs of each student Employed effective classroom management through a variety of positive discipline strategies Utilized guided reading and literacy centers to increase student learning Professional Training: Data Review and Vertical Team Planning/Curriculum Mapping Fourth Annual Raising Achievement and Closing the Gaps Symposium Educators Training Network: Fantastic Math Activities Professional Development Academy: Guided Reading Teaching Points Make It/Take It Activities Simply Strategies Smart Board Magic Basics Child Abuse/Neglect: Recognition, Reporting, and Responding for Educators Mathematics’ 3M: Meaning, Motivation, & Mastery Interactive Notebook – A Powerful Tool Renaissance Learning Reading Renaissance Goal Setting and Diagnosis and Intervention Scientific Inquiry Strategies Professional Positions: Curriculum Development Committee Member (2008-2009) Mentor for first year teacher (2008-2009) Member of the United Way committee (2008-2009) Coach for Odyssey of the Mind Team for the annual city wide competition, placed 5th place (2007-2008) Tutor – C.A.R.E. - After School SOL Preparation Program (February – May 2008) Selected to have Practicum Student from Radford University (2007-2008) Lead Social Studies Teacher and Grade Level Chairperson - Brighton Elementary (2006 - 2007)
  • 3. Member of School Improvement Team - Chairperson for History Committee (2006 - 2007) Tutor – PM Optimistic - After School SOL Preparation Program (February – May 2007) Grade Level Chairperson (Booker T. Elementary 2005 - 2006) Committee Member of the SACS Accreditation and Academic Review (2005 - 2006) Participant in After School Tutorial Program - S.T.A.R.S. (2003 - 2006)