••••• C. •••••
Career Summary: Multilingual, multicultural, hard-working, experienced educator, who expects much of students and self. Willing to relocate within the United States or abroad. Qualified, experienced, and willing to sponsor and coach various extra-curricular activities. Years of experience as public speaking and debating (Forensics) coach, and ballroom dance teacher.
Colorado, Secondary, now renewing via approved online course. Colorado Substitute Teacher License will expire November 9, ••••• Recently passed two Praxis II exams: English Language, Literature, and Composition (Content Knowledge); and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Taking two Colorado PLACE exams in late August: one in French, and one in Linguistically Diverse Education (ESL).
University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado; graduate work in science and math education, summers, ••••• and •••••
University of Colorado, Boulder; B.A., December, •••••
Major: History; Minor: French
University of Sussex, Brighton, Sussex, UK; Associates Degree, June, •••••
Major: International Relations; Minor: French
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Illinois, ••••• •••••
Denver Public Schools. Usually teach English as a Second Language and foreign languages due to linguistic abilities and professional experience. Dates: October, ••••• - present.
Jefferson County School District, Golden, Colorado. Usually teach ESL or other languages (French, Spanish and German) due to linguistic skills and professional experience. Dates: September, ••••• present.
Holy Trinity Catholic School, Westminster, Colorado. Taught all subjects and grades on short- and long-term bases. Many references. Resigned when began teaching for larger school districts, leaving insufficient time for Holy Trinity (unfortunately). Dates: September, ••••• November, •••••
Legacy Academy, Elizabeth, Colorado. Usually taught science, math, Spanish, language arts and music. Resigned upon relocation. Dates: September, ••••• May, •••••
Substitute taught in many schools, different subjects and grade levels in Boulder Valley School District (Colorado), and in St. Vrain Valley School District (Colorado). Resigned upon relocation. Dates: September, ••••• May, •••••
Permanent Teaching Experience:
Lakewood Christian Academy, ••••• Dover Street, Lakewood, CO ••••• Taught 5th and 6th grades. Since many students were academically challenged, started extra-curricular tutoring program, which eventually included students in grades 3 9, in addition to my students. Left when my children developed serious health problems, requiring extensive therapy and surgery. Please note that even in these circumstances, I gave LCA two months notice and did not leave until after another teacher was hired. Dates: August, ••••• December, •••••
Wilmot Elementary School (Colorado), French Instructor in extra-curricular, student enrichment program. Taught French to students in grades 1 - ••••• Left to teach full-time in Lakewood. Dates: September, ••••• May, •••••
Wilmot Preschool (Colorado, introductory Spanish instructor for preschoolers in enrichment program. Left to teach full-time in Lakewood. Dates: September, ••••• May, •••••
University of Wyoming Laboratory School, Laramie, Wyoming. Taught foreign languages (French, Spanish, German, French, and Russian) to students in grades 1 ••••• Coached Forensics, assisted in student drama and variety productions, publication of student newspaper. Sponsored foreign exchange program, began international correspondence program, and sponsored tutoring, foreign language, and chess clubs. Also supervised three student teachers. Left when the regular teacher returned from sabbatical at the end of my temporary contract. Dates: August, ••••• May, •••••
Louisville Middle School (Colorado). Taught French, Spanish and German to students in grades 5 - 8 at Louisville Middle School. In the afternoons, taught German (levels I IV) to senior high school students at Centaurus High School in Lafayette. Coached Centaurus High Schools Forensics Team, sponsored tutoring and foreign language clubs at LMS and Centaurus, and began international correspondence programs at both schools. Left when my temporary contract expired in June of ••••• Dates: October, ••••• June, •••••
Other Educational Experience:
Fall, ••••• spring, •••••: Founder and Vice President of Byers School Parent Teacher Organization, Byers, Colorado. Worked with interested parents and educators, local business and civic groups, and parent teacher organizations in neighboring towns. As Vice President of Byers PTO, duties included organizing and publicizing fund-raising events and activities, and organizing, publicizing, sponsoring and coaching extra-curricular, student enrichment, and athletic activities for Byers students. Resigned upon relocation.
Fall, ••••• spring, •••••: One of first founders of Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen Charter School, an excellent charter school in Colorado. Primary responsibilities focused on composition, research, and meetings. Wrote charter school mission statement, much of the Student Code of Conduct, almost all RMAE Rules of Governance, numerous press releases, and various applications for educational grants. Researched different curricula, helped select texts and support materials, and designed much of foreign language program. Arranged and helped to supervise countless meetings including those with: interested parents and educators; founders of other charter and option schools; local civic and business organizations; helpful officials from the Colorado League of Charter Schools; employees from organizations such as the Colorado Dept. of Education, and the Jefferson County Zoning Commission. Resigned upon relocation.
September, ••••• March, •••••, Cathedral Home for Children (Wyoming). Tutored, counseled and supervised emotionally and behaviorally disturbed adolescents in a group home. Left when almost all residents of this unit were successfully rehabilitated.
Currently reside in Golden, Colorado, but very willing to relocate nationally or internationally. Naturalized citizen of the United States, native citizen of the United Kingdom, hence, citizen of the European Union. Speak, read and write English, French, and German fluently, Spanish well, and Russian, Italian, and Latin passably. Raised in four nations and educated in English, French and German. Divorced, enjoy excellent health, ballroom dancing, hiking, swimming, other outdoor activities, reading, chess, and word games.