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Professional Experience in Education

Jan. 2010–June 2013

Houston I.S.D.

Houston, Texas

Instructor in English language arts, reading, and ESOL, S. P. Waltrip High School

See evaluation documents for the 2012–2013 school year.

  • Collaborated to develop engaging, standards-based ELA instruction for Pre-AP and on-level literature courses
  • Coordinated district-mandated ninth-grade reading initiative at the campus level
  • Instructed struggling readers in the elements literacy
  • Instilled an understanding of literacy as key to academic success and lifelong learning
  • Tailored instruction to a range of student abilities and learning styles via targeted strategies for differentiation, including workstation environments and cooperative learning opportunities
  • Researched and implemented technology to enhance student engagement and instructional relevance
  • Used data effectively to refine and redirect instruction as needed, ensuring mastery of content objectives
  • Participated in campus-based leadership and decision-making team established to involve staff, parents, community members, and business representatives in public education
  • Communicated with parents, guardians, and community members to support student success
  • Co-facilitated a support group for Title I teachers funded by the federal REACH project
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