Downey Unified School District (August 2019-Present)

Categorical Resource Teacher, Unsworth Elementary School

  • Coordinator for Title 1 programs and EL programs
  • Scheduled, coordinated, and led all School Site Council and ELAC meetings
  • Implemented RTI support for at–risk students
  • Differentiated instruction based on the standards and students needs
  • Assisted grade level teams with student data analysis through formative and summative assessments
  • Serviced identified students (IEP, SST, ELL, & 504 Plan) in small group instruction
  • Provided guidance to staff in analyzing i-Ready data for interventions
  • Maintained Google Drive for entire organization to promote collaboration
  • Reviewed, ordered, and distributed ELA instructional materials
  • Initiated appropriate work orders for technology devices and classroom equipment
  • Planned and conducted parent educational events
  • Communicated with parents regarding test results, placement, and individualized academic goals
  • Effectively engaged two-way communication with parents using technology
  • Utilized the 4 C’s to enhance lessons
  • Implemented Marzano’s 21st Century Learning strategies
  • Emphasized vocabulary and academic language improvement
  • Taught Big 5 of Literacy: Phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension
  • Developed a class library and school innovation lab to promote literacy
  • Created technology-infused lessons
  • Aligned materials to address CCSS shifts
  • Utilized Balanced Literacy for ELA
  • Led the implementation of flexible seating with the fourth-grade team to enhance student engagement
  • Employed Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) for math
  • Obtained Character Counts 5.0 Certificate

Teaching Experience

Downey Unified School District (August 2016-May 2019)

Elementary School Teacher, Rio Hondo Elementary School

  • Taught first-grade (2 years) and fourth-grade (1 year)
  • Fourth-Grade PLC/Grade Level Lead Teacher
  • Teacher Technology Lead (TTL) for entire school
  • Recruited to mentor, observe, and support a new teacher to help enhance behavior management
  • Served as a First-grade ELA Curriculum Writing Member (2 years)
  • Trained in Project Lead The Way (PLTW)

STEAMworks, Downey Unified School District (June 2018-July 2018)

K/1st Grade School Teacher, Rio Hondo Elementary

  • STEAM instruction to kindergarten and first grade students
  • Utilized Project-based learning (PBL)
  • Integrated gamification into lessons to increase engagement

Barstow Unified School District (August 2015-June 2016)

1st/2nd Grade School Teacher, Skyline North Elementary School

  • Led whole and small group instruction to differentiate for first- and second-grade students
  • Implemented PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)
  • Assisted PTA to fundraise over $2,000

College for Kids, Mission Viejo, CA (June 2011-August 2015)

Lead Recreational Guide

  • Successfully scheduled, evaluated, and supervised 15 recreational leaders
  • Managed staff members and children to create a safe and thriving environment
  • Taught a variety of classes

Fullerton School District (October 2013-June 2015)

Anaheim Union High School District

Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District

Substitute Teacher

  • Taught K-12 in multiple subjects, math, science, ELA, history, P.E., Chinese, Drama, & Music
  • Instituted positive management strategies to support challenging behaviors
  • Preferred substitute for over 20 teachers

Department of Communications, CSUF (January 2014-December 2014)

Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Assisted faculty with instruction, exams, grading essays, and mentoring students
  • Delivered lessons about social media, and research and theory
  • Created and implemented study plans to increase students’ learning and grades

America Reads and Counts, CSUF (October 2010-May 2013)

Tutor/Teacher’s Aide

  • Tutored and mentored students in grades K-6 to positively affect their reading and math skills
  • Assisted with any activities that benefited the students’ educational growth
  • Supported students’ technological development

Kids Factory, Lake Forest, CA (September 2007-August 2009)

Recreational Leader

  • Coordinated a free after school program for low SES elementary school students
  • Facilitated physical education development to improve students’ health
  • Implemented fun and interactive sport games