3rd grade teacher: Wooden Elementary August 2012-May 2015
Long-term substitute: Wooden Elementary in Red Oak ISD Jan. 2012 to April 2012
I worked with a 2nd grade bilingual class and learned a great deal about the importance of classroom management and structure. During my time there I created my own system of structure because due to the situation there was none set in place.
Mother’s Day Out Pre-K 4 teacher: Creekside Church of Christ June 2011 to Jan. 2012
During my time here I grew further in my teaching abilities. I was able to use my knowledge from my prior year of teaching pre-k and apply that in a new aspect.
Pre-K 3 teacher: Ingram Elementary in Ferris ISD Aug. 2010 to June 2011
During this year I learned many valuable lessons that have helped me develop into a more knowledgeable teacher.
· I have created weekly lesson plans for my teacher assistants and I. My lesson plans have helped us work together to create a positive environment that is conducive to learning.
· I have made several PowerPoint’s to extend my lesson topics. This has been very beneficial in gaining the students attention and introducing them to technology.
· My team members and I have collaborated to make important decisions in regard to lesson plans. We also team-teach to diversify the students learning experience.
· I have implemented learning centers because I believe they create endless learning opportunities.
· I have arranged meetings and contacted parents to inform them of their students’ progress or concerns.
· I have implemented rules in order to manage my classroom effectively.
· I individualize the learning experience in order to meet each of my student’s needs.
Student teaching: Winnetka Elementary in Dallas ISD Jan. 2010 to May 2010
During this time I worked with 1st and 2nd grades in a primarily bilingual environment. This allowed me to put my ESL certification into use.
· I learned how to adapt my lessons in order to fit the ESL student’s needs.
· The 1st grade class I assisted, participated in the dual language program. It was very interesting to see how this worked and I learned the value of students helping each other grow with the teacher being only a guide in this process.
I also learned how to work well with other teachers. It is very important to be a team player so that everyone can do their job knowing that they are supported.
Teacher’s Assistant: Shields Elementary in Red Oak ISD August 2005-May 2006
For one of my Senior classes, I went to an elementary school and
assisted the 2nd grade teachers for a portion of the day.
My duties consisted of:
· Grading papers
· Teaching mini-lessons
· One on one tutoring