Science Teacher Resume

Experience

Skinner West, Chicago, IL (August 2010 to Present)
Science Teacher

  • Responsible for developing and implementing science using SEPUP curriculum
  • Implement a broad range of instructional techniques to maximize learning in a classroom environment
  • Utilize available technology such as smart board notebook, smart response, power-point, and i-pads to advance student learning
  • Science Fair Coordinator (2008-2012), sending multiple students to the city-wide science fair as well as the state science fair
  • Co-teacher of the afterschool enrichment program IMSA: Fusion, which provides historically under-represented students access to advanced math and science.
  • Differentiate instruction, using assessments to form small cooperative learning groups
  • Continually use formative assessments to reinforce and extend the lessons based on student needs to ensure students achieve standards-based learning goals.
  • Conduct science experiments 2-3 times per week with students where they collect data, analyze data, and draw conclusions
  • Assess student performance using portfolios, rubrics, wet-labs, antidotal notes, teacher-made and SEPUP made materials.

Holden Middle School, Chicago, IL (July 2008 to August 2010)
General Science Teacher

  • Managed classroom coverage of 6th-8th grade science classes
  • Responsible for lesson plan instruction and professional development of the science curriculum.
  • Maintained a classroom environment that had an academic focus and actively engaged students in meaningful learning activities.
  • Communicated with parents, assessment of students, and staff meetings.
  • Incorporated constructivism philosophy of teaching into classroom by implementing various student centered learning methodologies and hands-on learning.
  • Integrated technology into the curriculum supplementing class lectures developing students’ research skills.
  • Conducted “hands-on” science based lab experiments based on Illinois state standards
  • Participated in grade and department level analysis of student achievement using data assessments to identify students needing additional assistance on grade level standards along with content standards that need improvement
  • Facilitated student learning in a positive learning environment
  • Participated in science club activities after school – Science Olympiad & Science Bowls.

Paredes Middle School, Austin, TX (July 2006 to June 2008)
Science Teacher

  • Supported students and parents with alternate strategies and provided additional assistance with daily assignments after school.
  • Maintained classroom management by using appropriate and effective strategies such token systems and positive reinforcement.
  • Addressed disciplinary issues promptly, followed district procedures and made referrals to school administrators or psychologist as needed.
  • Supported parent involvement in student progress through conducting on-going parent conferences and participating in the IEP staffing consultations and referral process.
  • Organized science based school field trips and volunteer service opportunities.

Burnet Middle School, Austin, TX (September 2003 to December 2005)
Substitute Science Teacher

  • Created and implemented engaging instructional activities that incorporated competency levels for disengaged students that were returning back to school.
  • Implemented instructional activities that prepared students for the GED exam.
  • Implemented activities that met the individual student’s needs.
  • Encouraged the students to be actively engaged in various learning processes
  • Established cooperative working relationships with students, parents and staff
  • Assumed responsibility for meeting specific goals and objectives
  • Ensured to meet professional responsibility through efficient work habits
  • Conducted and participated in the data team process to drive instruction

Education

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education – University of Texas, Austin, TX

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