Results-driven and tenured English Secondary Educator eager to contribute expertise in motivation, knowledge retention, and comprehension within a variety of settings, specifically in a progressive learning community where these skills can be utilized cross-functionally.
Ø Vast and diverse professional and academic background with the ability to inspire and motivate many types of students.
Ø Broad knowledge of all phases of instruction, including: Advanced Placement/ honors, regular, inclusion, ESL, interdisciplinary and differentiated curriculum development, lesson planning, student assessment and discipline management
Ø Comprehensive understanding of the education arena due to advanced practical and academic training.
Ø Excel in defining and implementing policies, procedures and functional systems that boost productivity, efficiency and quality of the classroom.
Ø Competent leader and mentor who is able to create a team environment, including building collaborative relationships, training peers to perform at maximum efficiency, and the capacity to form cross-functional coalitions in order to ensure knowledge is shared across departmental lines.
Ø Consistently focus on ensuring development of high-standard teaching protocols.
Ø Proven ability to adapt strong process knowledge and technical skills to diverse organization needs.
Ø Technology savvy and proficient in multiple software applications and platforms including: Blackboard, IgPro, ClassXp, MS Office Suite, ADM.
Ø Demonstrate dynamic leadership qualities and strong communication skills in successfully steering planning meetings and delivering comprehensive strategies both inside and outside the classroom.
Ø Capable of in-depth research and data analysis with the purpose of improving student learning and comprehension of different subjects.
Ø Embrace organization initiatives and mission statement.
Ø Develop and implement numerous protocols and policies with the purpose of identifying and resolving relevant educational issues in a proactive manner.
Ø Use knowledge of different learning styles and theories to effectively introduce relevant and salient curricula.
Ø Increase comprehension and student retention by establishing meaningful educational programs.
Ø Skilled at managing multiple projects and leading teams in cross-functional, concerted efforts.
Ø Stay abreast of most up-to-date research and student population trends and data in order to offer most viable recommendations to student base.
Ø Provide student support and mentoring whenever necessary.
Teacher (AP Language and Composition), Fairfax County Schools 2007-Present
Primary functions include teaching AP Language and Composition; 9th / 10th grade English (regular/honors)
AP Lang w/ 92% passing rate Spring 2009 / 98% pass advanced SOL test
AP Lang Team Leader 2009-2010
English Department Chair, Clemens High School 2001-2007
Primary functions included teaching high school English/Language Arts: grammar, writing, reading, literary criticism, SAT vocabulary and TAKS/TEKS Objectives (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills/Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills).
Served as English department chair for high school nationally-ranked for academic achievement: supervise department, substitute and student teachers; develop master schedule; delegate teaching and training assignments; evaluate staffs instructional performance; establish and implement department policies; file reports with school administrators and perform related management functions.
Managed $30k departmental budget (regular and AP-awarded funds) and approve purchases of all instructional materials and professional development via PeopleSoft/CIMS programs
Interviewed candidates for staff positions and make hiring recommendations to principal.
Participated in rewriting curriculum which appropriates for TEKS/TAKS/SAT objectives.
Developed simulated materials for state and national standardized test preparation.
Developed, facilitated and presented district and campus material to the department, the campus and district teachers.
English Teacher/ESL Campus Coordinator, Memorial High School 1997-2001
Primary functions included teaching English I, II, III and IV (Honors-G/T, Regular and Inclusion); English as a Second Language (Intermediate and Advanced); and computer-assisted learning (Microsoft programs).
Served as ESL Campus Coordinator, New Jersey Writing Project Teacher (now Abydos Learning) and textbook adoption committee member.
English and Spanish Teacher, Nederland High School
Ninth Grade English Department Chair, Calallen Middle School and High School
English Teacher, Odom Middle School and Central Senior High School
Correlations Coordinator/Data Processor, Harcourt Brace Publishers
n Bachelor of Arts C English / ESL / History / Spanish, Lamar University
n Collegiate Professional License C English/ ESOL - Commonwealth of Virginia
n Lifetime Teacher Certification C English / ESL C Texas
n Passed EXCET test for Texas Certification
n Secondary English Certification, ESL Certification
n Certification, Teaching the Gifted and Talented and IPT/RPTE testing for the ESL program
n American Federation of Teachers (AFT), National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), New Jersey Writing Project, Lamar University Student Teacher Panel, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Fraternity, Dean s List, Liberal Arts Honor Society, Spanish Circle Honor Society
Deena A. Johnson
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I am an exceptionally hard worker and my peers consider me a strong team player. My enthusiasm comes from working directly with products and streamlining and improving processes as evidenced by my accomplishments and contributions to my past employers. I am also capable of assimilating into a new environment easily and feel that I could quickly become part of your team. I enjoy the chance to work directly with various departmental resources in both learning and mentoring fashions.
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