Resume

Work
Experience

2017-Present 
IEP Teacher, NEST+m, New York, NY
 

  • Conducts literacy and math assessments and compiles assessment data grades 6-12

  • Delivers literacy and math intervention to students in grades 6-12

  • Delivers professional development to staff on literacy and inclusive educational practices 

  • Facilitates Restorative Circles and implements the RULER program for social emotional learning

  • Coordinates standardized testing as a member of the school’s assessment team

  • Taught art appreciation to grades 9-12

  • Was trained in TCIS and serves as a member of the school’s crisis intervention team 

  • Participated in Students and Staff Organized Against Racism and organized student meetings

2009–2015

Special Education Teacher, P.S. 250 George Lindsay, Brooklyn, NY
 

  • Taught k-2 self-contained and integrated co-teaching classes

  • Used assessment-driven, differentiated instruction to ensure substantive learning

  • Wrote Individualized Education Plans and aligned instruction with students’ goals

  • Designed yearlong units and engaged students in project-based and inquiry-based learning 

  • Collaborated with colleagues in and outside the classroom to learn and grow professionally 

  • Participated in the school’s data inquiry team

2006–2009

Special Education Teacher, P.S. 85 Great Expectations, Bronx, NY
 

  • Taught self-contained kindergarten and first grade special education classes

  • Implemented the workshop model, balanced literacy and data-driven instruction

  • Planned project-based, multidisciplinary units integrating all subject areas

  • Participated in school leadership retreats and workshops, math and art nights

A 6 year old's student's stacked sculpture, sculpture workshop, 2021

Education

2011 - 2021

2006-2008

1997-2004

Skills & Expertise

Teachers College, Columbia University
Doctoral studies in Art and Art Education
ABD

Mercy College, New York City Teaching Fellows 

M.S. Urban Education, 3.97 GPA

Rutgers University, NJ,

B.A. Visual Arts, 3.96 GPA, Phi Beta Kappa

  • An extensive knowledge of art history and contemporary art

  • Knowledge of drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, digital photography, graphic and web design

  • Strong academic research, writing and qualitative data-analysis skills 

  • Knowledge of Photoshop, iMovie, Illustrator, Classkick, Google Classroom, Padlet, Zoom, Pear Deck