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Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
Masters of Art in Education, December 2000. GPA 4.0/4.0, Dean's List
Certification: Illinois Initial Secondary
Endorsement: U.S. history, World history, Psychology, and Speech Communications.

University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
Bachelor of Science - Psychology and Speech Communication, May 1996,
GPA 4.6/5.0, Dean's List

Teaching Experience

Teacher (grades 9-12) September 2001 to present

Taft High School, Chicago, IL

AP Psychology, Honors Middle Years Programme World Studies, Contemporary American History-Consumer Education

Created and implemented innovative, interactive, and motivational AP Psychology curriculum for urban multicultural students.

Nominated for the CPS Sauve Performance Plus Award.

Chosen for curriculum committee for selected areas- honors Middle Years Programme at Taft.


Started Debate Team: - students develop communication, organizational, analytical, and teamwork skills.

Teacher, (grades 11-12)Summer School 2001 Elk Grove High School, Elk Grove, IL

Designed interesting and relevent U.S. History I and II curriculum for multicultural students

Designed assessment and evaluation system for course (including rubrics)

Incorporated the use of computer technology in curriculum (i.e. power point and hyper studio presentations, web quests)

Permanent Substitute (grades 9-12) August 2000 to June 2001.

Rolling Meadows High School, Rolling Meadows, IL

Ability to supervise and conduct cooperative group learning and whole class discussion.

Capable of adapting to various teacher's curriculum and apply method techniques on a short-term basis.

Display interpersonal skills and knowledge while interacting with diverse student population.


Assistant Cheerleading Coach - dedicated to the development of students to excel as team players as well as individually.

Teaching Associate (grade 8) February 2000 to June 2000
Sunset Ridge Middle School,  Northfield,IL

Conduct an individual enrichment program for students with learning and behavioral disabilities

Facilitator to visually impaired student

Teacher (grade 6) September 1998 to July 1999
Octavio Paz Charter School, Chicago, IL

Team Leader - advisory position to other teachers and liaison with school principal and school administration.

Instruct the basic core subjects and design social studies and science curriculum for a sixth grade multicultural urban student population.

Develop and modify curriculum for special needs students

Volunteer Experience

Child Assault Prevention Program,  1995 - 1996.

Peer Educator, Drug and Alcohol Education Program,  1995 - 1996.

Youth Advocate, Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention Program,  1991 - 1995.

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