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Preschool Teacher

Edison, NJ


To obtain a preschool through third grade teaching position utilizing my strong dedication to children's development and to their educational needs.

Work Experience

Preschool Teacher

Bright Horizons Family Solutions, South Plainfield, NJ

Oct 2008Current

Assist in the design and implementation of a developmentally appropriate High/Scope curriculum according to the guidelines established by Bright Horizons Family Solutions and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Provides safe and nurturing environment that encourages students' social, emotional, physical, and intellectual progress that is appropriate to their stage of development
  • Creates opportunities for students to enhances problem solving skills and further their social competence
  • Designs and implements interactive play activities with an increasing focus on early academic learning, including letter recognition, phonics, numbers and an awareness of science and nature
  • Plans and organizes a range of individual and group activities, including role play, movement, dance, singing, games, arts, and crafts and nature activities
  • Writes engaging and dynamic lesson plans based on emergent curriculum
  • Introduces a broad range of subjects that develop students' numeracy and literacy skills
  • Organizes learning resources and the classroom environment at center to facilitate a positive learning experience
  • Identifies children's individual and collective learning needs and as a result plans, prepares and delivers instruction that caters for the full ability range within the class
  • Employs a variety of teaching methods designed to capture students' interest and maximize individual learning
  • Provides and sustains positive partnerships with parents, co-workers and children
  • Assesses, records and communicates student progress to parents in a professional manner
  • Create public documentation of children's accomplishments and work through anecdotal notes, documentation panels, individual portfolios
  • Provide learning experiences that fosters an appreciation and enthusiasm for cultural, ethnic and language differences
  • Teach weekly French enrichment classes to toddler, preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten age groups
  • Designs and writes a comprehensive portfolio demonstrating each NAEYC standard
  • Awarded the Rising Star Award of Excellence in 2009
  • Awarded the Diversity Champion Award of Excellence in 2010

Teacher Assistant

Lakeview School, Cerebral Palsy Association of Middlesex County, Edison, NJ

Jul 2008Aug 2008

Assisted the teacher in the implementation of specific daily educational and therapy programs for each student
  • Assumed responsibility of the classroom in the absence of the teacher
  • Participated fully in lifting, repositioning, feeding, and toileting activities for the students
  • Became familiarized with each child's individual needs, goals and objectives
  • Completed documentation including seizure charts, standing forms, lunch records and attendance
  • Became familiar with each child's individuals needs, goals and objectives and be sensitive to their abilities
  • Supervised and participated in structured or unstructured activities of the students
  • Carried out specific therapy programs in the classroom (positioning using language boards, augmentatives, feeding therapies) as outlined in the students Individualized Education Plans

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Early Learning Pre-School and Kindergarten, Piscataway, NJ

Sep 2007Jun 2008

Maintained classroom documents such as attendance, health checklist, injury reports, etc.
  • Managed overall classroom operation
  • Ensured that the class functioned in accordance with the school's program philosophy, policies and procedures
  • Maintained compliance with New Jersey Division Youth & Family Service regulations for quota fulfillment
  • Planned and presented written lesson plans that are in accordance with school curriculum
  • Learned special needs of individuals and met those needs when required
  • Designed and updated classroom bulletin boards and decor
  • Maintained parental communications, both verbal and written
  • Planned and led engaging activities for students in after-school program

Teacher Assistant

Dec 2006Aug 2007

Assisted lead teacher in planning classroom curriculum and implementing plans
  • Assisted lead teacher with implementation of developmentally appropriate activities
  • Used positive discipline techniques and redirection of children from inappropriate behaviors
  • Organized and participated in games, read to children, and arranged simple arts activities
  • Helped children develop habits of caring for own clothing, picking up and putting away toys and books
  • Filled out accident and/or incident reports in the classroom and gave to the teacher in charge for approval
  • Assisted in serving meals and refreshments to children using family style setup and sitting with children at mealtime
  • Assisted teacher in planning classroom curriculum and implemented lesson plans
  • Assisted teacher in establishing student's level of proficiency and evaluated their progress
  • Assisted teacher in establishing a classroom environment conducive to maximum academic and social learning


Post-Baccalaureate in Early Childhood Education

Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ


Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology & Informatics and French Literary Studies

State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

Additional Information

Pursuing Masters Degree in Special Education and ESL at Montclair State University
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