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
Skills; Differentiation; Standards-based; Bloom’s
Taxonomy; Adaptive Learning; Authentic Assessment;
Enrichment; Technology Integration; Scaffolding;
Professional Development; Collaboration; Leadership
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
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.
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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.
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DECEMBER 2012 to: MAY 2013
SOURCE 4 TEACHERS, CHERRY HILL, NJ
Substitute teacher for various schools throughout southern New Jersey.
JUNE 2008 to: JULY 2009
NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD, SUNNYSIDE, WA
Answer phones, organize files, manage church calendar and website, and create
SEPTEMBER 2006 to: JUNE 2009
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.
- CEAS, Pending, May 2016
- New Jersey Substitute Certificate, 2012
- Early Childhood Education Instructional Assistant
JANUARY 2016 to: APRIL 2016
SOMERDALE PARK SCHOOL, SOMERDALE, NJ
Fulfilled Student Teaching obligation in 2nd
grade general education classroom.
JUNE 2004 to: JULY 2006
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.
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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
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
Managed and performed trainings, contributed to a sustainable Backpack Program for
migrant children, and contributed to development of resource newsletter for the
- May 2016, Grand Canyon University,
Master of Elementary Education (ME)
- August 2010, Ashford University,
Bachelor of Science Psychology (BS)
Minor in Childhood Development
Cum Laude; Dean’s List every Semester
- Leadership Courses, 2015 - 2016
- Right Response Certification, 2009
- Autism 101 training, 2008
- Communication training, 2002
- Literacy strategy training, 2001