Middle School Teacher Resume

Experience

Amityville School District, Amityville, NY (September 2012 to Present)
Middle School English Teacher

  • Implemented 8th grade curriculum through various methods and techniques that reflect the CCSS
  • Incorporated data driven instruction for English and AIS classes
  • Included Smartboard elements, PowerPoint presentations, and various media in every lesson, in order to model technology driven instruction
  • Focused on literary non-fiction and higher-level fictional texts, while scaffolding for understanding
  • Prepared students for upcoming state exam through the use of novels and Expert21 program
  • Utilized the 6 Traits of Writing method to increase student growth in regards to narrative, descriptive, persuasive, and expository writings

West Middle School, West Brentwood, New York (September 2007 to June 2012)
Middle School Teacher

  • Collected and analyzed student data to drive instruction based on the diverse needs of the students.
  • Collaborated with colleagues to hone best practices and create teaching materials
  • Developed and implemented daily lessons in alignment with New York State curriculum guidelines, and learning standards
  • Used progress monitoring to guide and encourage students to challenge themselves
  • Differentiated instructional strategies to support diverse learning styles
  • Implemented various multiple-intelligence strategies, and UbD formatted unit plans, in a structured environment
  • Prepared students for 7th and 8th grade NYS ELA Exam, and participated in state-wide scoring
  • Attended various vocabulary workshops, and incorporated learned techniques into daily lessons
  • Integrated technology-driven instruction to supplement lesson materials
  • Utilized SmartBoard, an interactive whiteboard teaching tool, to engage student interest and promote comprehension of key academic concepts
  • Executed ReadAbout and Read180 programs for academic intervention purposes
  • Piloted Expert21 and Pearson Success reading program, with both regular and special education students
  • Implemented effective classroom management strategies through a system based on positive reinforcement and clear expectations
  • Established behavior management system for all class-within-a-class educators at West Middle School
  • Participated in various extra-curricular activities and organizations within the district
  • Advisor of Student Council and school’s kickline squad
  • Participated in numerous events within the district through the Parent Involvement Committee
  • Designed NYS ELA Preparation presentation and workbook for West Middle School
  • Member of Literacy Team and English Committee
  • Organized and published school literary magazine
  • Coordinated student book discussions

East Islip School District, Islip, NY (January 2005 to June 2007)
Substitute Teacher

  • Gained experience in planning and assessment techniques
  • Implemented literacy circles
  • Created a learning environment that enabled students to take risks and comfortably express their ideas
  • Explored, and implemented, various forms of differentiated instruction
  • Completed two short leave replacements on the middle school level
  • Explored and executed various methods of classroom management
  • Gained experience in high school, middle school, and elementary grade levels
  • Obtained experience in special education classrooms

Education

M.S. in English and Education – Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

B.A. In English/Secondary Education – Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

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