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  1. 1. S. MONIQUE GULFORD, Ed.S 5108 Buckline Court ♦ Woodstock, GA 30188 ♦ (770) 895-6021♦ SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Accomplished educator with demonstrated ability to teach, motivate, and direct individuals while maintaining high interest and achievement. Articulate communicator, able to effectively interact with diverse populations with a variety of academic levels. Consistently maintain excellent relations with students, parents, faculty, and administrators. Ability to work autonomously on projects with a strong commitment to the organization and its vision. EDUCATION Walden University - Specialist in Education (December 2012) Major: Administrator Leadership (Higher Education Track) Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee - Masters of Education (December 2003) Major: Administration and Supervision (Higher Education Track) Bachelor of Science (May 2002) Major: Arts and Sciences with Concentration in Social Sciences (Cum Laude) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Cobb County Schools – Dallas, GA 2015 - Present Adult Education Instructor (Paulding County location) • Delivers instruction using a variety of teaching strategies including technology • Prepares and implements lesson plans in accordance with TCSG curriculum • Implements and monitors the Student Education Plan (SEP) • Develops lesson plans for GED instruction based on SEP • Coordinates student post-assessments • Assess and advises students of progress via SEP • Attends required faculty/staff meetings and professional development trainings • Assists in Resource Center and Students Services as needed • Assists with grant writing • Performs other duties as assigned by appropriate administrator Cobb County Schools – Marietta, GA Substitute Teacher 2014 – Present • Demonstrates prompt and regular attendance • Utilizes appropriate procedures for student safety and welfare • Manages classroom and provides instruction according to plans as prepared by the classroom teacher • Uses appropriate behavior management strategies • Performs other duties as assigned by appropriate administrator
  2. 2. Shatara Guilford page 2 Argosy University – Online Education Adjunct Faculty 2011 – 2013 • Facilitated freshman seminar course as developed by the University for students • Responded to students online assignments for assessment • Provided meaning feedback to support student-learning outcomes. • Received 90% student satisfaction from course evaluation. LA Fitness International & Kennesaw State University 2011 – 2013 Zumba Instructor • Taught Zumba classes at various locations • Maintained fitness certifications current (AFAA, CPR and Zumba) • Maintained 95% retention in average class attendance of 30 to 40 students Doodlebuggs Daycare & Learning Center, Marietta, GA 2010 - 2011 Assistant Director • Implemented lesson plans for the Center using the ABEKA Curriculum • Ensured Center was in compliance with the State of Georiga requirements • Organized extracurricular activities for the students within the Center • Directly supervised and supported staff with a student capacity of 50 • Performed administrative duties as assigned by the Director/Owner Primrose School of Bellsferry, Kennesaw, GA 2009 – 2010 Assistant Georgia Pre-K Teacher • Assisted Lead Teacher with implementing lesson plans and extracurricular activities that enhanced the curriculum. • Assisted Lead Teacher with evaluating and assessing students. • Assisted Lead Teacher with communicating effectively with parents to meet the needs of each student. • Received 100% compliance on state evaluations. New Life Academy of Excellence, Inc., Norcross, GA 2007 – 2009 Kindergarten & Second Grade Instructor • Instructed and evaluated students using the Harcourt Curriculum • Communicated effectively with parents to meet the needs of each student. • Received Eagle Award for outstanding service and 95% of students met and/or exceeded standards for the CRCT. Kids – R – Kids #34 (NAEYC Accredited), Marietta, GA 2006 – 2007 Lead Pre-K Teacher • Instructed students using the Creative Curriculum. • Responsible for implementing lesson plans and extra-curricular activities that enhanced the curriculum. • Responsible for evaluating and assessing students. • Responsible for communicating effectively with parents to meet the needs of each student. • Received 100% compliance on state evaluations. Shatara Guilford page 3
  3. 3. Reinhardt University, Waleska, GA 2004 – 2006 Assistant Director • Managed the overall administration, operation and reporting in the Department of Residence Life. • Planned and facilitated student staff selection and training process. • Responded to student conduct issues; reduced conduct violations by over 60%. • Obtained a housing retention rate of 80% for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. • Marketed the residence halls to prospective students through publication of brochures, prospect letters, campus tour invitations, and public speaking opportunities Sun Trust Bank, Atlanta, GA 2003 – 2004 Bank Teller • Performed transactions necessary to complete money orders, traveler’s checks and cashier’s checks • Responsible for teller referrals with heavy customer service. • Handled large volumes of cash while transferring cash in and out of banking system Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN 2002 – 2003 Graduate Coordinator • Conducted graduate school workshops to further student development and academic enrichment • Responsible for creating, developing and coordinating innovative programs and services to assist students • Supervised work-study students