Teach 9th grade Biology classes in a Title One school, with 75% of students being Hispanic and economically disadvantaged. Develop and implement lesson plans in accordance with school curriculum and state standards. Tailor lessons to accommodate multiple intelligences and facilitate all learning styles. Monitor and analyze student achievement through weekly assessment data, revising lessons and providing individualized support as necessary. Participate in daily department and learning community meetings to discuss student achievement and lesson alignment. Collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and refine teaching techniques. Perform regular administrative duties such as grade/record keeping, daily attendance, and parent conferences. Maintain regular communication with parents to keep them informed of their child's academic progress and to resolve lingering issues.
- Integrated various forms of technology on a constant basis to improve students 'comprehension of various concepts.
- Incorporated hands-on activities and various strategies to instil a love for biology in students, and help significantly enhance their comprehension skills.
- Utilized interventions including tutorials, student academic and/or behavior contracts, instructional accommodations, and learning community support to ensure struggling students succeeded.
- Presented a positive discipline plan that promoted student responsibility, problem-solving skills, and student accountability to considerably decrease the number of classroom discipline referrals.
- Created skill-based assessments used by the entire Science department to assess student mastery on required skills of focus, resulting in increased student success.
- Member of a professional learning community, which focused on interdisciplinary lesson collaboration to increase student achievement
- Elected as Faculty Advisory Committee representative by peers for the 2009-2010 school year.