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High School Social Studies Teachers work with students aged approximately from 15 to 19 and teach them about current events, government concepts, civic ideals, and history. Typical activities performed by these education experts include planning lessons, grading tests and homework, coordinating class activities, and answering to student inquiries. Successful resume samples showcase assets such as communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to motivate students, computer operation, and social studies expertise. Employers select resumes displaying a degree in social studies and training in child psychology, teaching methods, and philosophy of education.

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High School Social Studies Teacher

Instruct over 120 (majority at-risk) students each year through innovative multi-media rich lessons

  • Created a successful research-based psychology/mental health advocacy program taken by over 1000 students
  • Certified IB Psychology Teacher
  • My students consistently score above the school, county and state averages on their state standardized test
  • Created a successful school-wide character education program reaching over 2000 students and staff, managed and led efforts to support over 100 students in extracurricular activities including athletics, and global political activism
Candidate Info
C
Education
BS
Psychology
MA
Teaching Fellowship
2

High School Social Studies Teacher & Department Chair

Taught American Cultures 1 & 2, American Cultures 2 Honors, Advanced Placement United States History, and Psychology courses. Integrated the use of technology into the everyday instruction and implemented differentiated instruction for students at various levels.

  • Initial member of Principal Advisory Committee and as a result completed Walk-Through Programs and surveys to build a common vision and improve school atmosphere.
  • Led articulation of Social Studies Curriculum across grades and mentored other departments in the same process.
  • Collaborated with department members and administration on course direction and selection of a new textbook series.
  • Mentored new and tenured staff members to improve delivery of instruction and classroom management.
  • Piloted and trained district employees on computerized grade book system over a 2 yr. period and became the "go-to" person for trouble shooting issues.
  • Member of the Professional Development Committee which initiated options for teachers to advance their professional expertise.
  • Organized school-wide Veteran's Day activities with presentations, speakers, and entertainment. Selected as the inaugural "Teacher of the Year" for the High School in 2005.
Candidate Info
BS
History
MA
Educational Leadership
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High School Social Studies Teacher & Department Chair

Taught American Cultures 1 & 2, American Cultures 2 Honors, Advanced Placement United States History, and Psychology courses. Integrated the use of technology into the everyday instruction and implemented differentiated instruction for students at various levels.

  • Initial member of Principal Advisory Committee and as a result completed Walk-Through Programs and surveys to build a common vision and improve school atmosphere.
  • Led articulation of Social Studies Curriculum across grades and mentored other departments in the same process.
  • Collaborated with department members and administration on course direction and selection of a new textbook series.
  • Mentored new and tenured staff members to improve delivery of instruction and classroom management.
  • Piloted and trained district employees on computerized grade book system over a 2 yr. period and became the "go-to" person for trouble shooting issues.
  • Member of the Professional Development Committee which initiated options for teachers to advance their professional expertise.
  • Organized school-wide Veteran's Day activities with presentations, speakers, and entertainment.
  • Selected as the inaugural "Teacher of the Year" for the High School in 2005.
Candidate Info
BA
History
MA
Master of Arts
4

High School Social Studies Teacher

Taught US History and Economics. Managed 140 students per term.

  • Created, designed, implemented and evaluated lessons and assessments for students.
  • Surpassed district test scores on common assessments for students in both subject areas.
  • Served on faculty-student behavior advisory committee.
  • Sponsored a student run animation club that met weekly after school.
  • Worked extensively with students, parents and faculty to ensure student success.
Candidate Info
BS
Economics
Grades 6-12, Social Studies
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High School Social Studies Teacher

Taught One full year of 10th Grade History/ Sociology/ OGT Tutoring

  • Evaluated by Administration as possible Proficient according to OTES
  • Developed a true love of helping young adults
  • Achieved an 88%passing rate for the OGT
  • Generated pre-assessments to collect data about instructional strategies
Candidate Info
BS
Education
History
6

High School Social Studies Teacher

Employed and utilized various teaching methods and instructional strategies to foster student engagement and academic learning

  • Monitored student growth and understanding in subject area by using various modes of differentiated instruction and assessment
  • Fostered and maintained a positive relationship with parents and students that help to develop students into lifelong learners and productive citizens
  • Produced 90%> passing rate on the World Geography STAAR state assessment April 2012
  • Produced 100% passing rate on the World Geography STAAR state assessment April 2013
  • Advocate for students labeled as At-Risk
  • Member of the campus Advanced Academics team
  • Proctored Spring semester Advanced Placement Exams
Candidate Info
C
Social Studies
BS
Interdisciplinary Studies
Education Administration
Teaching
7

High School Social Studies Teacher

Taught Louisiana History, World Geography, World History and United States History to grades 9th through 12th

  • Successfully managed four high school classes, a total of 40 students
  • Sponsored the 9th grade book fundraiser and raised over $800.00 for parents who could not afford to buy books for their children
  • Senior Class coordinator and sponsor
  • Developed challenging and engaging lesson plans that accommodated the learning styles and special needs of my students
Candidate Info
BS
United States History And African-american Studies
MA
Urban Studies
MA
Middle School Education
8

High School Social Studies Teacher

Developed and applied rigorous curriculum in American Government, Consumer Economics, United States History, World Geography, and World History

  • Implemented and applied dynamic lesson plans based on best practice instructional strategies
  • Promoted and maintained a safe student environment for at risk youth by using differentiated instruction, A.R.T, P.E.A.C.E., and C.P.I. Training
  • Selected to serve as member of the School Improvement Team and Professional Development Team
  • Appointed by the DuPage County Superintendent to sponsor the annual Regional Office of Education's Summit on Civic Education
  • Served as cooperating teacher and supervisor for a student teacher
Candidate Info
BA
History Education
MA
Master of Arts
MA
History
9

High School Social Studies Teacher

Educated students from diverse racial, economic and academic backgrounds

  • Department chair from 1999 - 2008 managing and facilitating curriculum and budget decisions
  • Designed innovative and engaging curriculum and assessment strategies for United States and World History
  • Mentored and evaluated staff and student teachers using standardized performance evaluations
  • Served on interviewing committee for new teacher hires and teacher leadership roles
  • Established and managed History Day program mentoring multiple national finalists
  • Recipient of Bridge for American History Federal Grant to work with peers and college professors designing
Candidate Info
BA
Paralegal Certificate
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High School Social Studies Teacher

Taught ninth grade U.S. History, Honors ninth grade U.S. History, tenth & eleventh grade World Geography, twelfth grade Sociology, and twelfth grade Psychology

  • Facilitated learning for both gifted and special needs students
  • Initiated communication with Intervention Specialists; adapted/modified lessons and assignments as necessary
  • Conducted parent-teacher conferences
  • Evaluated student progress; assessed grades
  • Time spent volunteering with the [company name] girls' cross country & track teams
Candidate Info
MA
Master of Arts

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