Enthusiastic first-year teacher dedicated to providing quality education to a diverse student population. Detail-focused and highly organized.  Proven performance in building relationships with both students and colleagues.  Enthusiastic about education, English, and life-long learning. Extensive experience in facilitating and delivering classroom and distance learning.  Ability to integrate technology across curriculum enabling hands-on use of computers and tablets. Experience collecting and analyzing learner performance and progress metrics and applying conclusions to instruction in order to optimize and deliver quality instruction and learning opportunities. 

Core Competencies

Relationship building

Detailed lesson planning

Consistent classroom mgt.

Ability to differentiate

Effective assessment

Excellent communication

Passion for collaboration

Professional presentation

Technically proficient


Connecticut Initial Educator, #015 English, Grades 7 through 12, Certificate Number: C032018001897 Issued February 26, 2018 | Valid until February 25, 2021

Other Certificates

Google Educator, Level 1, Google for Education, October 2019


Master of Arts in English Southern New Hampshire University Est. Completion—Nov 2020

Master of Arts in Teaching Sacred Heart University—May 2017 GPA: 3.96

Bachelor of Arts, Eng. Lang & Lit Southern New Hampshire University—Nov 2014 GPA: 3.917

Extra-curricular Activities

Milford Station Masters Coach (2014-2015) FIRST Lego League Robotics Team

After School Program (2016-2017) East Shore Middle SchoolArts and Crafts Club

Speech & Debate (Forensics) (1989-1991) Coach/Judge

Teaching Related Experience

Long-Term Substitute Teacher

Clinton Public Schools—Clinton, CT | 1/2019 to 6/2019

  • Taught 2 sections of 6th Grade English, 2 sections of 7th Grade English, 1 quarter of 6th Grade Writing, and 1 quarter of 7th Grade Writing; methodically developed lessons in line with Common Core curriculum; worked closely with team members to ensure all avenues of the curriculum were met and delivered.
  • Implemented several project-based learning opportunities to encourage student-centered learning; used positive behavior management strategies; encouraged student participation and provided individual instruction as necessary.
  • Evaluated student progress and prepared tests and quizzes to determine comprehension.
  • Participated in PPT meetings and provided modified materials and learning opportunities as needed.
  • Administer MAP and SBAC testing; managed attendance and grades using PowerSchool.

Long-Term Substitute Teacher

Trumbull Public Schools—Trumbull, CT | 11/2018 to 1/2019

  • Taught four sections of 7th Grade Reading; methodically developed lessons in line with Common Core curriculum; worked closely with the department head to ensure all avenues of the curriculum were met and delivered.
  • Managed classrooms ranging from 16 to 24 students using positive behavior management strategies.
  • Encouraged student participation and provided individual instruction as necessary.
  • Evaluated student progress and prepared tests and quizzes to determine comprehension.
  • Managed attendance and grades using Infinity Classroom.

Substitute Teacher

Milford Public Schools/West Haven Public Schools— CT |11/2017 to present

  • Provide instruction and facilitate classroom activities; assist students with IEPs to successfully meet their goals.
  • Manage classrooms and adhere to school policies and procedures; write comprehensive reports to teachers regarding lessons and student progress.

Student Teacher

West Haven Public Schools—West Haven, CT | 8/2017 to 11/2017

  • Taught three sections of 8th grade English Language Arts; methodically developed lessons in line CCSS; worked closely with other teachers to ensure all avenues of the curriculum were met and delivered
  • Managed classrooms ranging from 21 to 28 students using positive behavior management strategies
  • Used project-based learning and high-interest subject matter (modern music, poetry, news stories, movies, and literature) to encourage student engagement; utilized technology such as smartboards, video, and internet-based applications in the majority of classes; collaborated with coworkers to develop lesson plans
  • Individualized lessons according to students’ interests, strengths, and needs
  • Worked with ELL students to provide appropriate scaffolding and learning opportunities; participated in IEP team processes and helped to implement individualized special education plans


Milford Public Schools—Milford, CT | 1/2016 to 12/2016

  • Substituted in all subject areas for grades 6-8; provided one-on-one and small group support in general and self-contained classrooms
  • Provided instruction, maintained appropriate behavior and on-task activities; adhered to school policies and procedures
  • Tutored students in a self-contained classroom; worked with the resource team to develop strategies to ensure student success
  • Assisted with teacher projects and after school activities, including Drama Club and Arts & Crafts Club
  • Supported media specialist and librarian with tasks including technology setup, book re-shelving, and testing support and services
  • Supported all teachers and administrators with various administrative tasks

Work History

Training and Communications Specialist

Gartner—Trumbull, CT | 10/2006 to 2/2010

  • Analyzed the training needs of an international community of research and customer support professionals, and developed learning solutions; designed and delivered innovative classroom, online, and asynchronous training for professionals across North America and Asia; managed courses in company Learning Management System.
  • Designed an onboarding program for new employees that decreased the time between hire date and productivity by 3 months.
  • Crafted internal communication, web content, flyers, brochures, and manuals.
  • Saved $150K+ during the rollout of a new CRM system by creating all training materials in-house.
  • Supported logistical activities for week-long onboarding activities for new research professionals.

Knowledge Specialist

Oxford Healthcare—Trumbull, CT | 9/2005 to 10/2006

  • Trained associates in the use of the knowledge database, and customer service best practices.
  • Maintained knowledge database, updating and adding details as needed.
  • Identified, researched, designed and developed a technical support database for Help Desk Representatives, working closely with department heads and subject matter experts.
  • Provided in-house technical support via the phone, answering 30-40 calls daily.

Communications Specialist

Unilever—Trumbull, CT | 6/1999 to 6/2005

  • Crafted internal communications, brochures, flyers, posters, and presentations for the Infrastructure Support organization; provided technical training to upper management.
  • Supported logistical activities for on- and off-site employee events ranging in size from 50-300 attendees.
  • Managed monthly customer service metrics reporting and ran reports on demand for management.
  • Developed content for the company intranet site.