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New York State Teaching Certification in Elementary Education K - 6      
Hofstra University, Hempstead NY - 3.8 GPA
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Interdisciplinary Studies
       - Minor in Social Science with a concentration in Psychology
       - Golden Key National Honor Society
       - Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, Board Member
       - 2003 candidate for the National Student Teacher of the Year Award
International Education of Students (IES) Semester Abroad in Vienna, Austria
       - Participated in a teaching internship: required to plan and implement English lessons for 5 elementary classes
Fordham University, Bronx NY
       - 60 credits earned towards a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in Psychology
Teaching Experience
Full-time Third Grade Teacher
Loretta Park Elementary School, Brentwood, NY
Substitute Teacher
Merrick Union Free School District
Student Teacher
Francis F. Wilson School, Rockville Centre, NY
4th Grade Inclusion Classroom
       - Aided in preparing students for the New York State Math and Science exams
       - Developed mini-lessons and created a new class progress chart for Writer's Workshop
       -  Tiered assignments for an American Revolution newspaper, which enabled the class to study bias
1st Grade Inclusion Classroom
       - Created a cross curricular thematic unit on Quilts with tiered lessons and activities
       - Attended CST meetings, grade level and general faculty meetings
       - Incorporated IEP goals into lessons and objectives for individual students
       - Planned technology based lessons that incorporated student use of the internet
McVey Elementary School, East Meadow, NY - 5th Grade
       - Implemented whole class and small group lessons in Science and Mathematics
Southwest Elementary School, Brentwood, NY - 2nd Grade
       - Implemented whole class and small group lessons in social Studies and Language Arts
       - Incorporated and participated in the "Assured Readiness for Learning" program (ARL)
Franklin Early Childhood Center, Hewlett-Woodmere, NY - Kindergarten
       - Facilitated math activities found in the "Beginning School Mathematics" program (BSM)
Related Experiences & Interests
Mentor for the FatherSky and MotherEarth Foundation
       - Cooperatively planning a mentoring program for children of divorced parents
Hofstra Network of Elementary Teachers (HNET)
       - Co-founder of the Hofstra Network of Elementary Teachers
       - Coordinator and Speaker for the HNET conference including over 200 elementary  teachers
Co-founder, Secretary, and Team Member of the Hofstra Women's Rugby Team
Reading Tutor, 2nd grade student
Co-Director of Tutor Time's In-House Camp (5-7 yrs old)
       - Coordinated a 10-week camp including 3 in-house days and 2 travel days per week
       - Wrote weekly newsletters, held conferences with parents, and oversaw 6 counselors
Computer Skills
       - Proficient in: IBM, Macintosh, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, Web Design, Webquests, Quicken, KidPix