Secondary School Teacher
1 Dedicated, resourceful, and goal-driven professional educator with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every student.
2 An accommodating and versatile individual with the talent to develop inspiring hands-on lessons that will capture a child’s imagination and breed success.
3 Aptitude to remain flexible, ensuring that every pupil’s learning and abilities are addressed.
4 Superior interpersonal and communication skills to foster meaningful relationships with students, staff, and parents.
Areas of Teaching Proficiency Include the Following:
1 Assessment Tools
2 Creative Lesson Planning
2 Technology Integration
3 Student Motivation
4 Parent-Teacher Communication
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
(November 2008 – July 2009) St. Helena of the Cross Catholic School Chicago, Illinois
Middle/Primary School Teacher
Primarily instructing a social studies curriculum to fifth through eighth grade students, designing and developing programs to meet their academic, intellectual, and social needs under a departmentalized structure. Also, teaching seventh graders religion, spelling, and vocabulary and third, fourth, and fifth graders in reading and math proficiency. Assessed pupil performance through anecdotal records, student-teacher conferencing, peer evaluation, checklists, and student portfolios.
(1982 – 2008) Illinois Department of Revenue Chicago, Illinois
Public Service Administrator: (1999-2008)
Managerial experience included: hiring and training of personnel, strategic planning, organizational development, performance management including career development, conflict management and performance appraisals. Proven skills in problem solving and business and people management.
Senior Tax Specialist: (1986-1998)
Supervisory experience included: training of personnel, organizational development, and performance appraisals. Proven skills in problem solving and business and people management.
Senior Tax Collection Officer: (1982-1986)
Site visits to businesses and individuals regarding simple audits and the collection of assessed state tax liabilities establishing compliance concerning all state taxes. Referrals made to close businesses and seize assets. Assisted customers regarding the required completion of state tax forms and collected payment of State tax liabilities and assessments.
(1980-1982) Electro-Motive Division of General Motors McCook, Illinois
Inspected and realigned transmission coils for locomotive engines.
(1976-1980) Illinois Department of Public Aid Melrose Park, Illinois
Senior Public Aid Case Manager:
Site visits to the homes of welfare recipients for compliance purposes. Referrals made for further financial assistance and pertinent training needs. Work placement counseling afforded as applicable.
(1975-1976) St. Vrain Valley School District Longmont, Colorado
Substitute Secondary Teacher:
Worked as a substitute teacher in middle and high schools throughout the district. Teaching disciplines were primarily
social studies, mathematics, science, and English.
1 Classroom Management Course – Fall Semester, 2008
2 Technology for Educators Course – Spring Semester, 2009
3 Mandatory Abuse Reporting Seminar – June 2009
1 Cub Scout Leader/Volunteer Tutor/Assistant Baseball and Basketball Coach/Children’s Swim Instructor-YMCA
2 Numerous Local Church and School Social Activities/Church Usher
TECHNICAL INTEGRATION & PROFICIENCES
1 Microsoft Word and Excel/Power-Point/Internet Navigation capabilities/E-mail
2 Instruction on various technological apparatus and computer hardware