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  • 1. Marnee Morris Sirolli 100 Marbel Avenue (856) 753-1987 home (646) 523-0681 mobile marneemorris@gmail.com ___________________________________________________________________________________________ A Special Education (K-12) certified educator and Early Childhood (PreK-3rd); graduate higher education instructor; professional development instructor; staff developer and teacher leader; athletic coach - Offering progressively more responsible experience and expertise in each of these roles. Seeking employment opportunities within education in order to create, guide and lead: -Multicultural learning communities -A variety of strategic partnerships that enhance the mission of the school and meet the diverse needs of its learning communities. - Projects that encourage innovation, foster cooperative learning environments, promote interdisciplinary studies, and effective communication EDUCATION Rowan University, CPCE Doctor of Educational Leadership, In Progress The College of Mount St. Vincent Master of Science Degree in Urban and Multicultural Education (12/03) Graduate Advanced Certificate in Instructional Technology and Global Perspectives (12/03) Teachers College, Columbia University Post Graduate Continuing Professional Education Abroad Teaching in Diverse Cultures: Spanish Language (Math & Computing focus), Guatemala (12/03 – 1/04) University of Hartford, College of Education, Nursing, and Allied Health Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, Special and Early Childhood Education, Dean’s List (12/96) CERTIFICATES New York State Permanent Certification, Special Education Teacher K-12 New York City Permanent Certification, Special Education Teacher K-12 New Jersey Certificate, 2470 - Teacher of the Handicapped New Jersey Certificate, 1013 - Teacher of Preschool through Grade 3 -Highly Qualified Language Arts and Social Studies Teaching Experience • IN CLASS RESOURCE TEACHER, MARLTON MIDDLE SCHOOL 2007- PRESENT Teaching students of various abilities in a team teaching environment in all academic areas with primary focus on the Constructivist Theory • TEACHER OF THE LEARNING DISABLED AND EMOTIONALLY HANDICAPED, NYC 2003-2004 Teaching varying degrees of intermediate school special education students at Intermediate School 72 (District 31) in subjects of Math and Computers 1
  • 2. • TEACHER OF THE LEARNING DISABLED AND EMOTIONALLY HANDICAPED, NYC 1997 - 2000 Teaching varying degrees of intermediate school special education students at Intermediate School 7 (District 31) in subjects of Communication Arts, History Spanish, and Reading • ALTERNATIVE TEACHER, NYC SPRING 1997 Teaching varying degrees of high school special education students at James Madison High School, English decoding, English composition, English literature, Communication Arts, and Business Communication RELATED EXPERIENCE • COORDINATOR OF TWICE EXCEPTIONAL PROGRAM, COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 31 1999 – 2001 Identifying students, receiving special education self-contained services, for the gifted program. Facilitating the implementation of Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligence to students with SEM and/or learning disabilities coupled with high academic achievement. • UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD, STUDENT TEACHER SPRING 1996, FALL 1997, SPRING 1995 Student Teaching (grades 6-8), Institute of Living, Hartford, Ct. Student Teaching (grades K-6), Barnard Brown Elementary School, Hartford Ct. • TEACHER’S ASSISTANT, UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 1992-1995 Assisting with implementation of interdisciplinary learning through creative play, sensory development, music and movement. • SEMINAR LEADER, TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM, THE CHILDREN’S UNIVERSITY AT BROOKLYN COLLEGE/CUNY. 1996 Conducting workshops on conflict resolution, team building, and effective communication strategies to teen counselors. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE • TECHNOLOGY STAFF DEVELOPER / LIAISON, REGION 7 TITLE IID 2004-2005 Evaluating school performance and need Training teachers and additional New York City Department of Education personnel in various applications using Apple and “PC” platforms Creating technologically integrated classrooms in order to construct group projects, and enhance the cooperative learning environment and raise standardized test scores Leading and managing staff development, hardware and software purchasing, systems integrations bids, and technical support for all hardware and software in assigned locations • ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, COLLEGE OF MOUNT SAINT VINCENT 2004 Teaching graduate course in introduction to instructional technology, which includes Microsoft Office, the Internet and Desktop Publishing • STAFF DEVELOPER – COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 31, STATEN ISLAND 2001 – 2003 Training teachers and additional New York City Department of Education personnel in various applications using Apple and “PC” platforms Training teachers in the use of graphic organizer software, multi-media applications, database and spreadsheet development. Conducting training on “IEP PRO!”, Outlook E-mail, and Teacher Web Mail Facilitated creating technologically integrated classrooms in order to construct group projects, and enhance the cooperative learning environment Leading and managing staff development, hardware and software purchasing, systems integrations bids, and technical support for all Special Education hardware and software in the district. Acting as liaison for students receiving Assistive/adaptive Technology support services. Responsible for all service on computers and peripherals out of warranty Facilitating the set-up of ATS workstations for School Based Support Teams. • INSTRUCTOR, G-CREDIT COURSES, AFTER SCHOOL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2001 – 2002 Teaching beginner and intermediate technology courses in multi-media programs, Internet and basic computer literacy to classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, and school secretaries. Creating technology-enhanced activities that integrate technology with traditional learning in all major subject areas, in accordance with NYC performance standards 2
  • 3. ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE • SPECIALIST, THE CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY, STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK 1997 Facilitating trust activities, initiative games, and problem solving strategies for 250, 5 – 13 year old, campers. • CAMP COUNSELOR, YMCA OF GREATER NEW YORK, STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK 1996 Camping and counseling for “ typical” and special needs children. • RESIDENT ASSISTANT, UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD 1993 - 1996 Managing and monitoring programming, conflict resolution, referral for college students in a community setting. SPECIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications including Microsoft Outlook via exchange server and web access, as well as basic web page design software including Microsoft and Adobe Go-Live Knowledge of networks, Internet servers and office/school computer networking, MAC and PC platforms Basic knowledge of Spanish and American Sign Language PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS New Jersey Association for Gifted Children (NJAGC) American Cheer Coach’s Association (ACCA) New Jersey Cheer Coach’s Association (NJCCA) Staten Island Cheer Coach’s Association, Founder (SICCA) PRESENTATIONS Morris, M. (2009). “Inclusion in the Middle Grades.” Best practices for building collaborative partnerships in the academic classroom. Presented at Yellow Academy team meeting December 2009. Morris, M. and N. Primiano (2004). “IEP Pro!5: Completing Individual Education Plans for Windows.” Transferring the process of writing Individual Education Plans from paper to computerized format. Presented at a series of staff development workshops for teachers, September 2004 through June 2005. Morris, M. (2004). “Using Multimedia Software in the Special Education Classroom.” A series of professional classes designed to create more proficient users in educational media technology. Presented at Region 7, New York City, January-March 2004 Morris, M. and N. Primiano (2003). “IEP Pro!3.0: Completing Individual Education Plans for Windows.” Transferring the process of writing Individual Education Plans from paper to computerized format. Presented at Region 7 Special Education Supervisors Conference, January 2001. Morris, M., M. Resnick, J. Cole (2002). “State Mandated Changes in Special Education Service Implementation.” Presented at Region 7 Administrators and Supervisors Conference, September 2002 Morris, M. and W. Zoltowski (2002). “IEP Pro! 2.2: Completing Individual Education Plans for Windows.” Transferring the process of writing Individual Education Plans from paper to computerized format. Presented at Community School District 31 Staff Development Conference, January 2002. Morris, M. and W. Zoltowski (2001). “IEP Pro! 1.0: Completing Individual Education Plans for Windows.” Transferring the process of writing Individual Education Plans from paper to computerized format. Presented at Community School District 31 Staff Development Conference, January 2001. Morris, M. (2001). “Using Holistic Scoring Rubrics on State Assessments: Grades 4 and 8.” A workshop presented to pedagogical employees of the New York City Public Schools to instruct and advise on the components of State Holistic Reading and Writing Rubrics. Presented at Community School District 31, February-March 2001 Morris, M. (2000). “Make it and Take it: Learning centers for traveling teachers.” A series of workshops presented to K-5 teachers in all academic areas. Community School District 31, November-May 2000 SELECTED EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Coach, MAGIC All-star Cheerleading, National Championship winners 2004-present Head Cheerleading Coach, Susan E. Wagner High School 1997-2003 Amnesty International, member 1990 – present Residence Hall Council Advisor, University of Hartford 1992 – 1996 Phi Mu Sorority, University of Hartford, President of Pledge Class and member 1994 – 1996 3
  • 4. REFERENCES: Peter Macellarri, Principal, Intermediate School 72, 33 Ferndale Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314 (718) 698-5757, pmacellari@nycschools.gov Karen Rafferty, Owner, Magic Cheerleading, 5 Cambridge Road, Sewell, NJ 08080 (856) 404-5001, karenmagiccheerleading.com Shawn Ryan, Vice Principal, Marlton Middle School, 150 Tomlinson Mill Road, Marlton, NJ 08053 (856) 988-0684, ryans@evesham.k12.nj.us Lori Veit, Dean of Students, Intermediate School 72, 33 Ferndale Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314 (718) 698-5757 lveit@nycschools.gov 4