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Virginia State University (English)
Virginia State University (MEd)
As a graduate from Virginia State University, I have my Master's in Education with an endorsement in Special Education and highly qualified status in English, Math, Science, and History. I am currently working on my EDD in Instructional Leadership at NOVA Southeastern University online. My ability to build positive relationships with students and peers, variety of teaching experiences and recent coursework in curriculum and instruction strategies, integration and writing across curricula, will enable me to be a great asset to you.
During my placement as a teacher at Richmond Public Schools in Virginia, I learned and applied a broad range of teaching strategies. For example, I constructed my lesson plans by first consulting the SOL standards for clear objectives and learning goals. Every student’s experience was enriched by differentiating lessons for learning styles, IEPs, 504s, gifted/talented abilities, as well as cultural and socioeconomic needs. I incorporated parent volunteers into classroom activities whenever possible and integrated technology to engage learners. I implemented a variety of assessments to ensure evidence of successful learning throughout each unit. Above all, I encouraged students to assume a very active responsibility for their own learning. My students enthusiastically made strategic choices, reflected on their learning processes, collaborated often, and submitted constant input. Every one of my students knew what we were learning, why we were learning it, and how it applied to the world beyond the classroom. As part of my teaching and practical experiences, I also had the opportunity to work closely with both departmental- and building-wide teams. As a teacher, I collaborated with colleagues to develop goals that will be followed for the remainder of the school year. I also actively participated in extracurricular activities and volunteered for extra duties such as the cheer leading coach, demonstrating an enthusiasm and true desire to be part of the middle school team.
My leadership skills and experiences beyond graduate school have enhanced my success as an educator. Additionally, my work as a Special Educator Compliance Coordinator with in the Richmond Public Schools district has resulted in valuable insight on the success of lessons based on analysis found in the student essays that I appraised, and is an indicator of my commitment to continued learning and growth.
I truly believe that we are all lifelong learners, and would love the opportunity to share this belief with you. I hope to soon discuss with you how my experience and abilities can best meet your goals. Thank you for your consideration.
As a graduate from Virginia State University, I have my Master's in Education with an endorsement in Special Education and highly qualified status in English, Math, Science, and … Read more