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Teacher Assistant

Greenville, NY

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Teacher Assistant

STAR, Cairo

Sep 2012Current

Cairo-Durham Central School District, Cairo, NY
  • Developed lessons collaboratively with the Guidance Counselor focusing on career exploration and life skills
  • Initiated community service projects that included making greeting cards for US Armed forces and victims of Hurricane Sandy to earn students community service hours
  • Supported classroom teachers by providing lesson reinforcement with students during the first year of the STAR program
  • Managed assignment completion for fifteen students for English, Social Studies, Math, Science, Art, Spanish, and specials
  • Observed students for behavior modification plans and rewarded positive behaviors

Library Clerk and Program Assistant

Greenville Public Library, Greenville, NY

Apr 2006Current

Supported home school parents and students by selecting appropriate reading level books and materials
  • Assisted library patrons finding materials from online catalogues that share materials from five rural counties
  • Initiated the American Library Association's Library Card Sign-up Month in rural Greene county

Distance Learning Teacher Assistant and Virtual Field Trip Coordinator

Cairo-Durham Central School District, Cairo, NY

Sep 2008Jun 2012

Coordinated Virtual Field Trips for four schools in the district by matching videoconferences with curriculum
  • Ensured success of distance learning classroom in school district during the first year of the program
  • Worked collaboratively with teachers and students on system operations and using equipment to ensure their comfort with technology
  • Resolved technical problems for teacher and students during day-to-day operation of equipment
  • Worked with principal to enhance Distance Learning program including developing plans for student engagement
  • Collaborated with district public relations to promote Distance Learning and Virtual Field Trips; programs featured in October 2009 and November 2009 issues of Education Matters


Greenville Public Library, Cairo

Sep 2006Jun 2009

Cairo-Durham Central School District and Greenville Central School District, Greene County, NY
  • Tutored students in their homes or school and fostered a safe alternative learning environment
  • Collaborated with various content teachers to provide direct instruction and mini-lessons to tutored students and administered assessments for content teachers

Social Studies Teacher

Greenville Public Library, Greenville, NY

Jul 2007Aug 2008

Implemented lessons using a variety of instructional methods to accommodate a variety of learners
  • Structured study skill mini-lessons to improve student assessment achievement
  • Developed student-centered group activities to foster collaborative learning and created historic journaling writing activities to improve writing skills and engage student's creativity

Library Clerk

Greenville Public Library, Greenville, NY

Feb 2008Jun 2008

Greenville, NY
  • Prepared students for state assessments by implementing review sessions that included test-taking strategies, content reinforcement, and essay writing practice
  • Improved student organizational skills with consistent binder and folder maintenance

Substitute Teacher

Greenville Public Library,

Sep 2006Jun 2008

Social Studies Teacher

Greenville Public Library, Cairo, NY

Sep 2007Oct 2007

Global History Grade 9, AP World History Grades 9 & 10
  • Initiated classroom discussion in AP World History to analyze ideas, concepts, and content for understanding
  • Executed prepared lesson plans and coordinated with primary teacher to ensure a smooth transition for students


Master of Ar in Teaching/Social Studies

Sage Graduate School, Troy, NY


Bachelor of Arts in History

University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY


Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts

Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY



Experienced in Distance Learning, Virtual Field Trips, and videoconferencing technology. Background in research and library work. Experienced with videoconferencing technology, including Creston Touch Panel, DVD/VHS, cameras, Wireless Microphone Transmitter, LCD projector
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