Department Chair of English, grades 6-12. Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health & Science Charter School. 2019 - present
Collaboratively manage, supervise, coach, and mentor a team of about 15 teachers as part of an Instructional Leadership Team. Manage department curricular, innovative research, and professional development resources. Facilitate departmental meetings. Actively participate in recruitment, screening, hiring, assigning, and training of personnel.
Collaboratively support, plan, and implement vertical (English grades 6–12) and horizontal (cross-curricular) alignment of standards-based curriculum with chairs of other departments through UbD framework.
Ensure consistent delivery of instruction through evaluations of teachers and overseeing and managing data-driven instruction.
Collaborate with Director of Student Support Services, Senior Manager of Special Education, and the Department Chair of Special Education and ELL (English Language Learner) students to ensure compliancy and equitable access.
Qualified Part-Time Instructor. Southern Westchester Boces, Adult & Community Services. Spring 2019 - present
ESL (English as a Second Language, Spring 2019–present). Started as a substitute teacher from April to August 2019. Teach adult students of varying language proficiency.
HSE (High School Equivalency, Fall 2019–present). Prepare adult students part time for the TASC (Test Assessment Secondary Completion) exam.
Qualified Adjunct Professor. Westchester Community College.
Fall 2017 - present
ENG 101 (Writing & Research, Fall 2017–Spring 2018). Introductory course to prepare students for the process and purpose of academic writing and research.
ENG 102 (Writing & Literature, Fall 2019–present). Introductory course to prepare students for the process and purpose of literary analysis and research.
Qualified Literature Teacher, grades 6-12. Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health & Science Charter School. 2017 - present
Prepare students for Regents exam and college with standards-based curriculum and differentiated instruction.
Teach AP Literature and Composition / College English (2019–present). Incorporate critical approaches.
Taught 12th grade and 11th/12th grade Journalism elective. Team-taught 6th grade ICT classes (Saturday Academy). Team-taught 9th/10th grade ICT classes.
Collaboratively expanding already-established broadcast news to online paper and hybrid magazine, established journalism program (2018). Initiated The Panorama Press online newspaper and TPP Magazine.
PTA Teacher Liaison (2017–present). Collaboratively enhancing parent and teacher involvement.
Qualified English HS Adjunct. CiTi Boces New Vision Program. 2016 - 2017
Prepared students for college with standards-based curriculum and differentiated instruction.
Team-taught Allied Health program. Taught ENG 102 (College Writing), ENG 150 (Principles of Literary Representation),
AP Biology (APEX Online), and Social Studies 12 (Participation in Govt and Economics).
Increased rigor, college/career readiness of seniors and community partnerships with local health practices.
Qualified Literature Teacher, grades 9-12. Hendrick Hudson High School.
2014 - 2016
Prepared students for Common Core Regents with standards-based curriculum and differentiated instruction.
Team-taught a 9th grade ICT class. Taught Horror & Mystery, Short Story, and Journalism electives. Incorporated critical approaches.
PTSA and SpEd PTSA Teacher Liaison (2014–16). Trained in Google Suite and Google Classroom.
Assumed advisorship of school newspaper The Anchor and expanded to Internet. Registered newspaper with National
Scholastic Press Association and Journalism Education Association.
Curriculum map migration from Rubicon Atlas to Google Docs (2015) and in-house tutoring.
Tenured Catholic School Literature Teacher. St. Barnabas High School. 2010 - 2014
Prepared students for Regents exam and SATs with holistic NYS and Archdiocesan-standards based curriculum and
Initiated college-Level course (2012) with Mercy College HS Achievement Program: “Elements of Reading and Writing
about Drama” (ENGL 111) & “Fiction and Poetry” (ENGL 112).
Helped raise Regents passing rate to 95–100%. Initiated and advised Virginia Woolf Chapter of NEHS. Revived and
moderated Annual Shakespeare Competition. Collaborated with cohorts on student newspaper St. Barnabas Chronicle.
Extensive knowledge of layout.
Assumed administrative and instructional duties as assistant coach of school soccer team.
Planned and directed Kalie Gill Benefit Concert to fundraise for deceased student’s family (Fall 2013).
Qualified ELA Teacher, grades 6-7. John Philip Sousa MS 142. 2007 - 2010
Prepared students for exam with holistic, standards-based curriculum and data-driven, differentiated instruction.
Team-taught 6th grade ICT class. Founded student honor society called The D-List.
Initiated and administered to layout and publishing of school newspaper The Thunderer.
PD through UFT in School Leadership and School Data Interpretation. Data-driven instruction.
creative / technical writing
classical / modern literature
history / science / fine arts
philosophy / theology
multiculturalism / world religions
youth / young adult outreach
community service / building
building community / relationships
communication / interpersonal
computer / technology
creative / critical thinking
cross curricular education
curriculum building / knowledge
passion / patience / professionalism