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  1. 1. Pamela Blanchette 10979 West Cave Boulevard Dripping Springs, Texas 78620 (512) 567-1208 (Cell) _____________________________________________________________________________________ HIGHLIGHTS • Elementary Educator • Early Childhood Specialist • Positive • Team Leader • Management • Innovative • Presenter • Teacher of the year • Flexible SUMMARY • Highly educated and motivated professional with extensive experience in the classroom, with curriculum writing, business development, and management • Outstanding communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills • Ability to establish an exceptional rapport with individuals on all levels • Successful classroom teacher, presenter and mentor • Enthusiastic and energetic leader with the ability to supervise and motivate others • Excellent organizational and time management skills with attention to detail EXPERIENCE 2012-Current Dripping Springs ISD 1st Grade Teacher • Classroom Teacher all subjects • Combined 1st and 2nd grade Math Teacher • Gifted and Talented Classroom Teacher • Blended Learning Classroom • iTunes University Project-Content Developer-Science • Schlechty Center Training 2 years • Professional Development Technology Trainer for School District • Tech Advocate for District • ESL Certified • Google Level 1 Certified Educator • Dripping Springs Education Foundation Teacher of the Year 2015-2016 2016-Current Ballard and Tighe Publishers Curriculum Writer • ESL Curriculum K-1 • Reviewer 2012-2012 Quillin Consulting/McGraw Hill-CTB Assessment Writer • Write items aligned to state standards for high-stakes assessment 2011-2012 Six Red Marbles Assessment Writer • Write passages and items aligned with multiple state standards for high-stakes assessment
  2. 2. 2011-2012 Meadow Center for Preventing Educational Risk Lead Test Administrator • Lead team of test administrators in preparation prior, during and after testing • Collect and prepare data • KBIT2-Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test • Woodcock-Johnson III • TOWRE-Test of Word Reading Efficiency • AIMSweb • ARCA-Assessment of Reading in the Content Area • Bridge-It • EOWPVT-Expressive One Word Picture Vocabulary Test • Gates Comprehension and Vocabulary • KBIT Verbal Knowledge • Resonance Task • TOSRE-Test of Sentence Reading Efficiency • TOWRE-Phonemic Decoding Efficiency and Sight Word Efficiency 2009-2011 Time to Know, Austin, Texas / Israel, Tel Aviv Content Developer • Design, develop and write integrated Language Arts technology curriculum based on State Standards and Common Core Standards. • Write, review and edit passages and assessment items. • Review and edit assessment items for accuracy and alignment to standards. • Review curriculum for validity and ensure alignment to specific state and national standards. • Pedagogical review for ELA content and assessment passages. • Content Developer for Science Pilot: write integrated Science technology curriculum based on State Standards and National Standards • Duties required writing content, quality assurance, creating tutorials, writing passages, standards alignment, assessment review • Participate in cracking units, CCSS research, STARR research, Curriculum Analysis, presenting Science Pilot, CET/CGT training 2008-2009 Educational Testing Service, San Antonio, Texas Item Writer • Wrote Test Questions for Texas Teachers EXIT Exam • Test questions for K -6th grade in all Domains 2007-Present Delaney Educational Enterprises, San Diego, California Educational Sales • Educational Consultant for Publishing company • Duties require meeting and assisting Administrators, Curriculum Coordinators, Librarians, Literacy Coaches, Bilingual Specialist, and Teachers with Supplemental curriculum, Leveled Readers and Library Bound books • Participate in multiple trainings on supplemental curriculum and the many Publishers Delaney carries • Manage existing accounts and recruit new business with multiple districts
  3. 3. 2006 - 2009 TOPNOTCH LEARNING CENTER, Dripping Springs, Texas Co-owner • Developed business because of need in the area • Wrote and implemented differentiated instruction for struggling learners for 3rd , 4th , 5th and 6th grade TAKS prep class • Designed, coordinated and taught preparatory classes, academic enrichment camps, and private tutoring for all ages Pre-K-6th grade. • Managed business including curriculum, payroll, scheduling, advertising and budget • Coordinated Spanish classes in center and surrounding areas. • Worked closely with parents, teachers and tutors to design the best programs for children. 1993 - 2006 DRIPPING SPRINGS ISD, Dripping Springs, Texas Teacher • Taught Kindergarten for 13 years • Team Leader for 2 years with team of 12 teachers • Campus Leadership Team for 2 years • District Curriculum Council-Science • Developed Curriculum with Thematic Units • Vertical Team Leadership—Language Arts and Science • Committee for Determining Math Curriculum for district • Autism and Sensory Integration Training • Gifted and Talented Endorsement • Presenter at the Technology Conference • Mentor to new teachers • Encouraged, assessed, and mentored 3 student teachers • Implemented phonics and handwriting program across the grade level • Research, Developed and Designed Child Development Center and Curriculum • Walmart Teacher of the Year 2005-2006 1991-1993 BEAUMONT ISD, Beaumont, Texas Teacher • Taught Kindergarten for 2 years • Chapter school with a low socio-economic population • Differentiated instruction for all students EDUCATION LAMAR UNIVERSITY, Beaumont, Texas • Graduated, May 1991 • Bachelor of Science in Education • Certificate: Provisional Elementary General (grades 1-8) • Certificate: Provisional Early Childhood
  4. 4. AFFILIATIONS • Dripping Springs United Methodist SPRC Committee, 2011-2014 • Dripping Springs Elementary PTA, Vice President of Enrichments, 2007- 2009 • Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2006-2008 • Dripping Springs Relay for Life Committee Chair, 2006-2008 • Dripping Springs United Methodist Church Member • AFAA Certified/Aerobics instructor for DSISD Employees COMPUTER SKILLS • Windows; Microsoft Office; MAC programs; PPT; Excel, Skype; Outlook; LMS; CGT; CET; Internet Research; E-mail • Google Level 1 Certified Educator • Schlechty Center Training Net Generation and Next Generation • iTunes University Content Developer • Mimio Teach • iPadpalooza