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Educational Profile

Professional Colorado Teaching License: Elementary Education Endorsement

Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education

Fort Lewis College 2007 –Durango, Colorado


Professional Skills and Training

-Completed 9 masters credit hours through CU Denver in English Language Acquisition

– Completed Teacher Leadership Academy

– Data Driven Instruction

-Common Core State Standards

-Culturally Responsive Teaching Methods

-Backward Design Planning

-Step Up to Writing

– Junior Great Books

-Reading Recovery

-Developmental Reading Assessment

-Daily Five and CAFE Reading Instruction

– Positive Behavior Support

-STAR Reading and Math

-ACCESS Testing

-DIBLES Testing

-BAS Testing

-ANET systems testing and planning

-Differentiated Instruction

-Thinking Maps



Professional Experience

4th/5th Grade Teacher                                                                                    08/2014-current

Virginia Court Elementary School                                                              Aurora, CO


  • Hosted teachers from the district in my classroom
  • Facilitated Newspaper Club
  • Planned team field trips
  • Participated on the Family and Community Committee
  • Trained and facilitated district wide Social Studies curriculum trainings
  • Joined a technology meet-up group and incorporated new tools into the classroom







4th Grade and 2nd Grade                                                                           08/2012-06/2014

Teacher John Amesse Elementary School                                               Denver, CO

  • Created lesson plans in accordance with Common Core State Standards and school wide goals Established clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects through the use of backwards planning Led vertical writing team and organized school-wide writing prompts
  • Implemented an interactive classroom literacy night for parents and students in my classroom Strengthened parent-teacher communication and relationships by completing thirty home visits Collaborated with other staff members as part of the Student Intervention Team
  • Assessed student needs and tailored instruction based on data Volunteered to participate on the Community School Committee
  • Created a “Hot Chocolate Club” in the classroom to increase student attendance


2nd Grade Teacher                                                                                       08/2011-06/2012

Swansea Elementary School                                                                      Denver, CO

  • Mentored a fellow second grade team member in lesson planning and classroom management Coordinated team field trips
  • Effectively implemented new ways to use technology to positively affect student achievement Tutored students outside of school hours to enhance reading scores
  • Organized school wide spirit days


2nd Grade Teacher                                                                                       07/2009-06/2011

Omar D. Blair Charter School                                                                     Denver, CO

  • Differentiated instruction based on student ability and skill level Implemented literacy circles to drive student achievement
  • Strengthened community and school relations by organizing “A Night at the Nuggets Game” Coached the middle school cheerleading team
  • Scheduled and held parent-teacher conferences to keep parents up-to-date on children’s academic progress

5th Grade Teacher                                                                                        08/2008-06/2009

Green Valley Elementary School                                                                Denver, CO

  • Implemented a variety of teaching methods such as hands-on projects, art-based reading lessons, and class discussions
  • Worked collaboratively with three team members to work on class community and respect Organized team field trips

Click 2016 Resume for a downloadable PDF