Highly experienced and dedicated Teacher eager to contribute talents toward supporting a dynamic school in optimizing student academic success, parent relations, and community reputation.
Adept at leveraging varying teaching approaches and strategies including flexible grouping and Emergent Literacy to accommodate students diverse needs and learning styles. Demonstrate impressive versatility in teaching English Learners (ESOL), Talented and Gifted, Resource, and Special Education students. Easily engage a young audience through enthusiasm, persistence, and methodologies encompassing differentiated instruction, guided reading groups, and integrated curriculum. Effectively develop and administer lesson plans tailored to students' age, needs and ability levels. Establish a safe, supportive and secure learning environment to foster the academic growth of students. Sound knowledge of supervisory practices, instructional strategies, and student discipline.
Demonstrate exemplary leadership talents as Assistant Director of School Religious Program, Chairperson of Middle States Accreditation Education Committee, and President of the Montgomery County International Reading Association.
Presented 30+ informative workshops on curriculum updates and instructional best practices to teachers and administrators.
Critically analyzed testing data to identify, implement and successfully achieve measurable improvements in productivity.
Recognized among Who's Who in Teaching.
Enhanced student interest and engagement through hands-on science activities such as botanical gardens, environmental projects, and science fairs.
Exercised strong organizational skills to orchestrate grade level and class performances spanning holiday shows, plays, musicals, and Mass.
Applied considerable leadership skills toward supervising, scheduling and directing grade level employees, managing substitute and student teachers, and actively participating in data-driven Grade Level Team Meetings.
Archdiocese of Washington, Saint Augustine Catholic School, Washington, DC, 2004 to Present
Reading/Language Arts Teacher, Grades 6, 7, 8; Administrative Intern
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Professional Experience continued ..
Montgomery County Public Schools; Brookhaven Elementary, Rockville, MD, 2003 to 2004
Long-Term Substitute Teacher, Grade 3
Prince George s County Public Schools, Lewisdale Elementary, Hyattsville, MD, 1998 to 2003
Teacher, Grades 1, 4 and 5; Grade Level Chairperson
Archdiocese of Washington, Saint Michael the Archangel, Silver Spring, MD, 1994 to 1998
Reading/Language Arts Teacher, Grades 4, 5 and 6
Diocese of Arlington, Queen of Apostles School, Alexandria, VA, 1994
United States Navy, 1990 to 1993
Program Manager, Instructor, Supervisor and Hospital Corpsman
National Council of Teachers of English
National Spelling Bee Coordinator
Assistant Director of School Religious Education Program
Member of Visiting Middle States Team
Graduate Credits C Catholic University of America, Washington, DC and Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
Operation Desert Shield/Storm Veteran
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I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity as an Elementary Teacher and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
As indicated in the accompanying resume, I bring to you excellent experience in developing, adapting, and delivering curriculum and lesson plans, and an exemplary blend of talents in classroom management, parent relations, student assessment, and assisting struggling students to achieve success and self-confidence. To complement these qualifications, I offer outstanding communication, interpersonal, organizational and prioritization skills which are essential as an elementary school teacher.
As a proactive contributor to your school, you will find me to be a highly motivated professional committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior self-initiative, unparalleled versatility, and well-honed leadership attributes. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to <insert name of school>, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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It was a pleasure (speaking with you/meeting with you) on [insert date here]. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the time you spent with me, as well as to express my appreciation for the information you offered. I am still very interested in the [insert name of position] position, and I am convinced that it is the right job for me. I feel my background and qualifications prepare me well for the responsibilities we discussed.
The position as you described it to me would combine my strong skills in [insert two skills or qualities here]. This would allow me to make the same valuable contribution to your school as I ve made to my past employers a win-win proposition for both of us.
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(I am eager to meet with you in person to further discuss my background and qualifications. Please feel free to contact me at the above phone numbers so we can continue the discussion we began over the telephone.)
(Again, thank you for considering my qualifications. I enjoyed our talk, and am available at any time to provide you with any more information you may need. I look forward to hearing your decision.)
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