New York, NY, 10128
Joined on July, 2011
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EducationSt John's University- Childhood Education & Childhood Education- MS in progress, expected graduation date 05/12
ExperienceI’m currently working on my Masters Degree in Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education at St. John’s University. I will graduate in May 2012. I have had the chance to work in a variety of classroom environments and I am confident my experiences and training will prove to be an effective match for your qualifications.
Currently, I teach at The Manhattan New School-PS290, where I am the head afterschool math and science teacher for grades K-3. I implement and create all curriculums for the programs. I also perfected my craft as a student teacher at PS290, under 1st grade teacher, Paula Rogovin, who has taught for over 30 years and is a renowned, published author. And also under 5th grade teacher, JoAnne Searle, who has experience within The New York City public school system and internationally.
At this time, I am also a full time teacher’s assistant for students age 4 to 5 years old, at The British International School of New York, which follows the international baccalaureate curriculum. At The British International School, one of our main focuses is the use of inquiry learning in the classroom. Our students are learning from an early age to be risk takers, and to explore and learn new things every day. In this environment, I also work closely with a student with autism spectrum disorder, to work on the improvement of everyday living skills, and social interactions with his peers.
Before this experience, I worked for Dazzling Discoveries, a company that is contracted to different schools around Manhattan. For this program I taught science classes at several private schools in Manhattan, including Allen Stevenson, Friends Seminary, Columbia Grammar, and The British International School of New York.
I also have volunteer experience at PS 3’s After School til’6 program, where I worked closely with kindergarten and first grade students. I assisted on homework, facilitated literary circles where new stories and books were introduced, created imagination games, and lead indoor sports games. I also assisted in the public sector at PS 230 in Brooklyn where I was lucky to work with an elementary school teacher who has been in her field for over thirty years. The classroom was very diverse with several ESL students that I was able to work closely with in the areas of reading and social studies.
My Bachelors of Science degree is in Advertising and Marketing Communications from The Fashion Institute of Technology. I completed my degree in 3.5 years in December 2009. During my time at FIT, I spent a semester at The American University in Rome, Italy. I was immersed in culture, and I was able to have some truly unbelievable experiences, such as skydiving the Swiss Alps. My time spent abroad changed my life. With my vibrant curiosity and desire to learn more about the places I was visiting, I found myself talking to the young and old in different countries throughout Europe. Perhaps it is because I am of both Filipino, and Irish background that I find learning about new cultures so interesting. Either way, it was something that I loved, and when I came back to New York, I knew a desk job at an Adverting Firm would never suffice. I realized that deep down I had always wanted to be a teacher, and in a city like New York, I’d also have students with the different backgrounds that I loved learning about.
Luckily, with a background in advertising and marketing, I have been exposed to a significant amount of new technology. Before beginning my teaching degree, I was assigned to create a mock campaign for SmartBoard, which gave me a chance to use and learn about this technology, which is becoming prominent in so many schools. I also interned with Seventeen Magazine, which gave me a chance to work with girls, ages twelve and up, in focus groups and in my own personal blog on Seventeen.com, to learn more about the adolescent point of view. After Seventeen, I worked as an intern and administrative assistant at Strawberry Frog Advertising Agency, where the focus was on creating entirely new brand images and new strategic plans for products and brands to be more attractive to consumers.
My undergraduate experiences will prove to be very important as, I will be able to incorporate methods, such as inventing and refocusing educational resources in an effort to enhance work strategy, performance, and thus, academic achievement in students.
HobbiesBikram Yoga, Biking
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