New Haven, CT, 06515
Joined on August, 2014
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EducationUniversity of Arizona: Tucson, Arizona
Bachelor of Arts Degree awarded May 2006
Concentrations: Anthropology & Military Science
Experience*Eighth Grade Literature Teacher (2010-2013) Achievement First Bridgeport Academy, Connecticut
Led 60 students who outperformed the state average on the 2012 state standardized test (CMT) with over 89% of students scoring at proficient in reading and achieving combined overall growth of 19% since the 2011 test. Assisted in curriculum development for grades 7 and 8 and spearheaded curriculum alignment with state and national standards. Presently developing rigorous, Common Core aligned curricula for the standardization of inter-disciplinary eighth grade English Language Arts instruction.
*ELA Teacher (2007-2010) 500 Role Models Academy of Excellence, Liberty City, Florida
Over a three year period, increased student learning gains on the Florida state standardized test (FCAT) by 23% in Reading. Served as the Classroom Management and School Culture Team Leader to develop classroom management tools and create individual behavior modification plans, goals, and incentives for struggling students. Pioneered and established school-wide Safe Zones to foster a learning community that was welcoming to all students, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status or sexual orientation.
Corps Member (2007-2009) Teach for America, Miami-Dade, Florida
*Participated in Teach for America, a highly selective post-graduate program, whose mission is to eradicate the
achievement gap that is present in economically deprived communities and schools by serving as a Corps
Member at an Alternative education school site. Assumed numerous Corps Member leadership roles, including Transition Group Leader, ELA Team Leader, and Speaker for Transitional Funding.
*Super Tutors- College Tutor focusing in study skills & English
HobbiesI absolutely love to read and am passionate about working to develop a love of reading in children. Right now I'm finishing up an autobiography on Larry Bird and getting ready to dive into some Fiction!
I enjoy working out, playing basketball, running, hiking and playing ultimate frisbee.
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