Professional Experience

American School of Guatemala, 1995 – 2007, 2008-2015

Middle School Teacher: Language Arts, sixth, seventh and eighth grade; ninth and tenth grade Reading and Writing Workshop

      • Plans, prepares and delivers instructional activities that facilitates active learning experiences.
      • Differentiates instruction to meet the needs of all students in the classroom.
      • Uses relevant technology to support instruction, including Google Classroom, Powerschool, Teenbiz Reading Program, Atlas Curriculum Mapping, iPads.
      • Observes and evaluates students’ performances and development.
      • Maintains accurate and complete records of students’ progress.
      • Manages student behavior by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
      • Updates teaching with developments in subject area, teaching and assessment methods.
      • Participates in staff meetings, addressing concerns including student support, family relations, staff cooperation and community activities.
      • Designs and develops curriculum for middle school Language Arts, aligned to meet Common Core State standards. Updates curriculum using the Atlas world-wide system.
      • Leads the ELA department as Language Arts Liaison for the past ten years, including vertical and horizontal department meetings.
      • Provides before and after school help for students who needed extra curricular support.
      • Fosters parent involvement through regular communication and invitations to participate in classroom activities and events.

Valle Tutoring Center, Guatemala City, Guatemala,2009-2013

Owner, Executive Functions Coach & Tutor

      • Worked with students aged 10 to 18 on specific subject areas or study skills.
      • Created an Executive Functions course catered to each student focusing on time management, organization, planning, study skills and listening
      • Administered diagnostic tests to evaluate students needs
      • Communicated with parents and teachers to update them on student’s progress
      • Worked with small groups, providing lessons on diverse subject areas.
      • Trained staff and teachers for tutoring sessions, SAT classes and one-on-one tutoring

Terrace Community Middle School, Tampa, Florida, 2007 – 2008
NCLB-U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence 2007

Middle School Teacher: Advanced Language Arts, eighth grade

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