Curriculum Vitae

8605 SE 30th Ave,
Milwaukie Or 97222
about.me/desiandjillian
Skype: desiandjillian

Profile:
Enthusiastic, bilingual elementary school teacher. Strong background in cooperative learning, communication with parents, implementation of various classroom management plans, and integrating technology into the classroom. Proven creativity, organization, resourcefulness, teamwork, and reliability.

Objective:
Elementary School Teaching Position

Education:
University of Portland, Portland, OR GPA 3.80
  B.A. Elementary Education, Spanish May 2005
  Study Abroad in Granada, Spain January 2003-May 2003

Michigan State University, Overseas, Ireland GPA 4.0
  M.A. Educational Technology July 2014

Honors:
Dean’s List, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, Alhambra S.D. Mini Grant Awards, Alhambra S.D. Vision Grant Award

Certification:
State of Oregon Teaching License    Summer 2005
Certificate of Educational Technology, MSU     Summer 2012

Teaching Experience:
Pan American School, Bahia, Brazil, 2nd Grade Teacher,    Aug. 2014-April 2015
  Full time, 2nd Grade

  •    Instructed and interacted daily with monolingual and multilingual students
  •    Developed and instructed curriculum in LA, Reading, Math, SS and Sci
  •    Supervised and organized field trips
  •    Participated in staff, department, team meetings, and cultural events
  •    Communicated with families in conferences, social networking and emails
  •     Created learning materials for NGSS and CC adoptions

Uskudar SEV Elementary School, Istanbul, Turkey,    Aug. 2010-June 2014

  Full time, 5th Grade and 6th Grade Language Arts

  •    Instructed and interact daily with monolingual and multilingual students
  •    Developed and instruct curriculum in English Language Arts
  •    Created and instruct with SMARTboard lessons daily
  •    Supervised and organized field trips and summer school activities
  •    Participated in staff, department, team meetings, and cultural events
  •    Communicated with families in conferences, social networking and emails
  •    Served on Tech Committee for school-wide tech/internet policy
  •    Instructed and coordinated Extra Help pull-out classes 
  •    Led SMARTboard/tech tools for professional developments
  •    Created a staff website for implementation of SMARTboard
  •    Led and implemented department-wide adoption of Edmodo

Access International Academy Ningbo, Ningbo, China,    Aug. 2008-June 2010

  Full-time, 1st Grade

  • Instructed and interacted daily with monolingual and multilingual students
  • Developed and instructed curriculum in Language, Reading, Math, Social Studies, and Science
  • Developed and implemented standard based assessments for Language, Math, Social Studies and Science
  • Coordinated and supervised field trips
  • Participated in staff, team meetings, trainings, cultural events, and WASC accreditation meetings
  • Communicated with families in conferences, newsletters, emails, etc.
  • Led an ELL/Cooperative Structure professional development

Montebello Elementary School, Phoenix, AZ,    Aug. 2005-May 2008

   Full-time, 4th ,5th, 6th Grade Welcome Room Teacher

  • Instructed and interacted daily with monolingual, new arrival, and refugee ELL students
  • Developed and instructed curriculum in Language, Reading, Math, Social Studies, and Science
  • Coordinated and supervised several field trips
  • Participated in staff/team meetings, new teacher trainings and classes
  • Communicated with families in English/Spanish in conferences, bulletins, letters, phone calls, and home visits
  • Created and taught  from  SMARTBoard lessons for multiple subjects daily

Extracurricular Activities:

Outdoor School Special Needs Volunteer, UofP Reading Fair, Parent Class Volunteer, English Tutor, Arts Alive Volunteer, Cheerleading Coach, Recycling Club Coordinator/Leader, Culture Club Volunteer, Girl Power Volunteer, Spanish Club Teacher, Co-Teacher for Flag Football and Kickball Clubs, College Night Volunteer, Earth Day Coordinator, JMUN Assistant, Refugee Soup Kitchen Volunteer

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