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Carissa's Resume


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Carissa's Resume

  1. 1. Carissa Smith Elementary Teacher A bright, capable, compassionate, and innovative educator with a strong sense of dedication and commitment and over 8 years of progressive experience in elementary school environments. Resourceful and tech savvy, an educator motivated with an instinctive understanding of students’ capabilities and how to meet their needs with efficiency and purposeful nurturing. AREAS OF EXPERTISE Classroom Management; Elementary Education; Psychology; Special Needs Individuals; 21st Century Skills; Differentiation; Standards-based; Bloom’s Taxonomy; Adaptive Learning; Authentic Assessment; Enrichment; Technology Integration; Scaffolding; Professional Development; Collaboration; Leadership TECHNOLOGY LITERACY MICROSOFT OFFICE/365 98% INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD 95% WINDOWS 10 95% CLASSWORKS 85% MOBYMAX 80% AUGUST 2015 to: PRESENT PERMANENT SUBSTITUTE, SOMERDALE PARK SCHOOL INSIGHT WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS, CHERRY HILL, NJ Permanent Substitute Teacher for K-8 Somerdale Park School. JANUARY 2014 to: MAY 2015 INSIDE SALES ANSMANN USA CORP, BLACKWOOD, NJ Process sales orders & returns using SAP. Handle bookkeeping, filing, spreadsheets, website, & finances for USA division. Trained in InfusionSoft program. Answer phones & problem solve many various issues. 856 617 3644 JULY 2010 to: MAY 2012 ASSISTANT PROPERTY MANAGER ALLSTATE MANAGEMENT/AGM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, CARNEYS POINT, NJ Manage two rental properties through use of OneSite and PropertyWare software. Independently run offices, including drafting of reports on finances and leasing information. Achieved 95% occupancy at end of time there. DECEMBER 2009 to: JULY 2010 ASSISTANT GROUP HOME DIRECTOR THE ARC OF GLOUCESTER, WILLIAMSTOWN, NJ Assist in a group home for disabled adults. Handle financial decisions, reporting, and bookkeeping; draft adult Individualized Learning Program (ILP) reports. Carissa Smith Elementary Teacher page 1 of 2 DECEMBER 2012 to: MAY 2013 SUBSTITUTE TEACHER SOURCE 4 TEACHERS, CHERRY HILL, NJ Substitute teacher for various schools throughout southern New Jersey. JUNE 2008 to: JULY 2009 RECEPTIONIST NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD, SUNNYSIDE, WA Answer phones, organize files, manage church calendar and website, and create church bulletins. SEPTEMBER 2006 to: JUNE 2009 PARA-EDUCATOR SUNNYSIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT, SUNNYSIDE, WA Work one-on-one with students in elementary Learning Achievement Center. Assist special-education students in their tutoring, mental, physical and medical needs. Assist in helping one student with brain damage learn to walk again and a student with Rhett’s syndrome learn to read. CERTIFICATES - CEAS, Pending, May 2016 - New Jersey Substitute Certificate, 2012 - Early Childhood Education Instructional Assistant Certificate, 2003
  2. 2. JANUARY 2016 to: APRIL 2016 STUDENT TEACHING SOMERDALE PARK SCHOOL, SOMERDALE, NJ Fulfilled Student Teaching obligation in 2nd grade general education classroom. JUNE 2004 to: JULY 2006 VOLUNTEER LIVING PROOF/PRIMARY FOCUS, SEVIERVILLE, TN Singer and Dancer. Team Accountant. Performed character-based assembly programs for thousands of elementary school students each week across the country. Carissa Smith Elementary Teacher page 2 of 2 AUGUST 2002 to: JUNE 2004 WRC FCI AMERICORPS VISTA OIC of Washington, YAKIMA, WA Dedicated volunteer in national and state community-based programs: Volunteer In Service To America (VISTA), Washington Reading Corps (WRC), and Family & Career Involvement (FCI). Created several literacy programs, led community presentations, was trained and conducted training on communication, literacy, and collaboration, tutored numerous children, completed regular paperwork in a timely manner, and recruited over 150 volunteers. Managed and performed trainings, contributed to a sustainable Backpack Program for migrant children, and contributed to development of resource newsletter for the public. EDUCATION - May 2016, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ Master of Elementary Education (ME) 3.98 GPA - August 2010, Ashford University, Clinton, IA Bachelor of Science Psychology (BS) Minor in Childhood Development 3.49 GPA Cum Laude; Dean’s List every Semester Volunteer/Training PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Leadership Courses, 2015 - 2016 - Right Response Certification, 2009 - Autism 101 training, 2008 - Communication training, 2002 - Literacy strategy training, 2001 ONLINE PORTFOLIO 0/CarissaASmith Password: CASmithTeach