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Title reading specialist/literacy coach
Target Location US-IL-Chicago
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Education Masters
Experience At Least 5 Years
Job Type Full Time
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|Objective  |To serve the literacy needs of teachers and students by securing a   |
|           |Reading Specialist role at a research-based school district with a   |
|           |team that will collaborate to close the reading gap for our students.|
|Education  |Concordia University, River Forest, IL                               |
|           |2010 - 2012                                                          |
|           |Masters of Arts in Reading (GPA 4.0)                                 |
|           |                                                                     |
|           |DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus Chicago, IL                   |
|           |2006 - 2008                                                          |
|           |Masters of Education: Teaching and Learning Secondary Education      |
|           |Content Area: History (GPA 3.5)                                      |
|           |                                                                     |
|           |University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, IL             |
|           |2000 - 2004                                                          |
|           |Bachelor of Arts History; African American Studies Minor             |
|Certificati|Concentration: US History and Race Relations                         |
|ons        |                                                                     |
|           |Illinois Type 10 #2531279                                            |
|           |-Reading Specialist                                                  |
|           |Illinois Type 09 #2314431                                            |
|           |SOSC - Social Science Middle School                                  |
|           |SSHI - Social Science History Senior HS                              |
|           |Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)                      |
|           |                                                                     |
|           |                                                                     |
|           |                                                                     |
|Relevant   |Read America, LLC. Chicago, IL                                       |
|Experience |Aug 2011- Present                                                    |
|           |Support Staff                                                        |
|           |Created classroom library evaluation process to be used to evaluate  |
|           |the needs and effectiveness of classroom libraries                   |
|           |Evaluated classroom libraries and school resource rooms in AUSL      |
|           |schools to determine what resources the schools and classrooms need  |
|           |in order to maximize the effectiveness of their classroom libraries  |
|           |and resource rooms                                                   |
|           |Participated in classroom observations daily to help teachers examine|
|           |student work, suggest assessments, and to model strategies that can  |
|           |be used to see better gains in students literacy rates               |
|           |Conferred with school principals weekly to discuss findings and      |
|           |trends from the classroom observations, as well as, school wide      |
|           |literacy programs and awareness                                      |
|           |Assisted bi-weekly with the creation and execution of professional   |
|           |development presentations to faculty at AUSL and CICS schools        |
|           |Assisted in bi-weekly Balanced Literacy and Guided Reading teacher   |
|           |training                                                             |
|           |                                                                     |
|           |Banner Schools,  Banner Academy South, Chicago, IL                   |
|           |Sept 2010 - Aug 2011                                                 |
|           |RtI Specialist                                                       |
|           |Evaluated student data to create three tiered system for entire      |
|           |school population (250 students)                                     |
|           |Designed instructional strategies, behavioral support, incentives,   |
|           |and school schedule to be used with tier two and tier three students |
|           |Attended monthly meetings with the school network to discuss our     |
|           |goals and visions for the network's RtI plan                         |
|           |                                                                     |
|Teaching   |Banner Schools, Banner Academy South, Chicago, IL                    |
|Experience |Sept 2010 - Aug 2011                                                 |
|           |Social Studies Instructor                                            |
|           |Created a semester long curriculum to be used for US History, World  |
|           |History, and African American Studies                                |
|           |Developed and implement differentiated lesson plans for two sections |
|           |of US History, one section of World History, and one section of      |
|           |African American History using the gradual release of responsibility |
|           |model                                                                |
|           |Used common core standards to drive instructional goals              |
|           |Created a variety of bi-weekly assessment practices to make          |
|           |curriculum authentic and accessible to students at differing levels  |
|           |of academic achievement                                              |
|           |Facilitated Smart Goal setting with homeroom classroom on the        |
|           |quarterly basis with bi-weekly goal review with students             |
|           |Served on school literacy team and School Instructional Leadership   |
|           |Team                                                                 |
|           |                                                                     |
|           |Chicago Public Schools, Ruggles Elementary School                    |
|           |Dec 2008 - June 2010                                                 |
|           |Middle School Social Studies & Writing/Research Teacher              |
|           |Developed and implemented differentiated lesson plans for four       |
|           |homogenous gender sections of US History and two sections of         |
|           |Geography using the gradual release of responsibility model that     |
|           |incorporated literacy skills and strategies in each lesson           |
|           |Created a variety of assessment practices to make curriculum         |
|           |authentic and accessible to students at differing levels of academic |
|           |achievement                                                          |
|           |Created a year social studies and geography curriculum to be used in |
|           |the middle school                                                    |
|           |Analyzed data from Impact and Scantron to create ability based       |
|           |grouping and to drive instruction                                    |
|           |Created a student behavioral incentive plan to be used in all middle |
|           |school classrooms                                                    |
|           |Organized class of 2009 & 2010 graduation ceremony and eighth grade  |
|           |graduation activities                                                |
|           |Served on Literacy and Social Committees                             |
|           |Created and maintained on the weekly basis a parent/teacher          |
|           |communication log ensure communication with parents                  |
|           |                                                                     |
|           |Proviso East High School, Maywood, IL                                |
|           |Jan 2008 - May 2008                                                  |
|           |Substitute Teacher                                                   |
|           |Taught 3 sections of US history and 2 sections of Ethics             |
|           |Experimented with different forms of classroom management for        |
|           |students with a variety of instructional and behavioral needs        |
|           |                                                                     |
|           |2011 Banner Academy Rising Star                                      |
|Honors and |2010  Highest Classroom Gains on Scantron Test                       |
|Activities |Golden Key International Honor Society                               |
|           |Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, INC                                        |
|           |National Dean's List                                                 |
|           |                                                                     |

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