Downey Unified School District (June 2021-July 2021)

STEAMworks Principal, Unsworth Elementary School

  • Staffed, organized, and lead STEAM summer program

  • Supported and mentored TK-5th grade teachers ● Ensured a safe and enriching environment for students and staff

  • Implemented a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program schoolwide

  • Participated in STEAM curriculum development

  • Effectively managed budget to provide teacher materials and student PBIS incentives

  • Developed Community Time Program focused on Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

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