KG1 Teacher January 2019 – August 2019
While at NKCS, I taught 15 students with a Chinese co-teacher to facilitate hands-on, engaging, and developmentally appropriate learning experiences covering both the British Early Years Foundation Stage and Chinese National Curriculum standards. During this time, I managed the ChildFolio authentic assessment platform including troubleshooting and training new users. In 2019-2020, I offered 2 professional development sessions on tech integration in the yearly years.
Assistant Principal February 2018 – September 2018
Welcomed and oriented a new Head of School and provided continuity through the transition of 3 senior academic leadership staff. I supervised 34 early years teachers (local and expatriate) and oversaw curriculum and assessment. Additionally, I led teacher recruitment and onboarding for 11 vacancies and provided visa support for expatriate teachers. Through formal presentations, I communicated school policies, mission, and philosophy to incoming parents and staff and provided ongoing support with questions and challenges.
Academic Assistant July 2013 – February 2018
In this role, I led implementation of ChildFolio, including setup, staff training, and management of 20 shared iPads. I assisted the Principal and Director of Curriculum and Research with daily operations, maintained student records and portfolios, updated internal policies, revised staff and parent handbooks, coordinated substitute and lunch cover, and assisted with classroom trips and events. Throughout the year, I interviewed prospective early childhood teachers, designed recruitment materials, maintained profiles and job postings across 10+ sites, and prepared welcome materials for orientation.
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher August 2011 – July 2013
In collaboration with a co-teacher, planned engaging, developmentally appropriate activities for 3-5-year-old children by creating a natural setting for learning English through play. I fostered social and emotional skills with Conscious Discipline. Additionally, I assisted with administrative tasks such as developing the annual calendar, writing content for advertising, and organizing logistics of teacher-driven events (water day, etc.)
Assistant Teacher December 2015- February 2016
I maintained a clean, productive Montessori environment for 3-6 year old and G1-3 classrooms. Additionally, I provided appropriate activities for after school care.
Summer Dreamers Camp Coordinator (1st Grade) July-August 2011
I worked with first graders on reading, writing, and math in the mornings with a mentor teacher. In the afternoons, I supervised and assisted with pottery classes.
Pennsylvania Inst. Level I certificates in Elementary Ed. (K-6) and Middle School Math (7-9).
Michigan Standard Certification in Elementary Ed. (K-5)
California Multiple Subjects Preliminary Credential