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Math Teacher Resume

This applicant had a number of short-term jobs because of various budget cuts, not performance issues. The writer focused instead on the teacher's exceptional creativity. A combination format brings together many innovative and effective lesson plans, classroom management strategies, and other activities all in one section to demonstrate the teacher's effectiveness. The principal's quotation introduces that notion, and the achievements reinforce it.

Sample Math Teacher Resume

Mary Johnson Gray
27 Happy colony, Dallas, Texas 75326 • Tel. No: 123-649-88877 • Email


Energetic, enthusiastic teacher with unyielding commitment to educating children. Experience includes teaching at the elementary and middle school levels in multicultural and inclusion classrooms. Proven ability to create trusting, cooperative environment that fosters academic, social, and emotional growth. Skilled in the design of challenging, enriching, and innovative activities that engage students and address their diverse interests and needs. Recognized for excellent interpersonal, organizational, and classroom management skills.

"...a master teacher...a creative, organized, and dynamic person
who motivates and inspires students and makes a difference in their lives."
Hong Zheng, Principal
John F. Kennedy Middle School, Brockton, MA

  • Developed theme-based units that tie together different subject areas to reinforce learning of key concepts.

  • Created a year-long, multidisciplinary "adopt-a-tree" lesson in which students regularly visited a local park and wrote poems about a tree (reading), estimated the number of leaves (math), and described seasonal changes (science).

  • Introduced a "peace table" strategy to assist students with conflict resolution and encouraged them to take responsibility for behaviors and their consequences.

  • Encouraged interest in reading by having students dress up as their favorite book characters during Book Fair Week, an idea subsequently adopted by the entire faculty.

  • Engaged in school-wide activities: directed spring variety show; volunteered to chaperone week-long overnight trip for older students; participated in Home School Association that focused on school's long-range fiscal planning needs.

  • Participated in Core Evaluations and design and implementation of IEPs; adapted curriculum to accommodate a wide variety of special needs.

  • Selected midyear to take charge of unfocused classes in transition following teacher's departure; successfully managed behavior problems and directed children's energy toward new learning activities.

  • Participated in scoring the Early Childhood writing samples for the Massachusetts Teachers Test.

  • Prepared 7th graders for Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment exam in urban middle school; student scores exceeded average scores for the district.


7th Grade Math Teacher-Kennedy Middle School, Brockton, MA 2002-present Teach math to three classes ranging in size from 25-27 students, including several receiving special-education services, in urban, lower middle class, multicultural school setting. Incorporate writing exercises into math lessons as part of school's mission to foster literacy. Prepare students for statewide testing. Provide after-school academic support in reading for 6th grade and tutor an 8th grade student in all subject areas.

Kindergarten Teacher-St. Mary's School, Brockton, MA 2001-2002
Taught full-day class of 20 kindergartners from multicultural backgrounds in private parochial school. Developed and implemented curriculum in all subject areas, assessed student development, and made recommendations to implement services from outside sources when necessary.

Kindergarten Teacher-South Street School, Hyde Park, MA 2000-2001
Hired to take charge of full-day kindergarten class during teacher's extended absence. Established order and planned and taught lessons in all subject areas. Maintained ongoing communication with students' families.

Grade 2 Teacher (Clinical Practicum)-M.L. King School, Boston, MA Fall 1999
Taught an inclusive, multicultural second grade classroom. Prepared lessons in reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies, using whole group and small group activities and tailoring curriculum to meet individual needs. Implemented objectives identified in IEPs.

Grade 3 Teacher (Provisional Practicum)-O'Brien School, Boston, MA Spring 1999
Planned and implemented curriculum for reading, language arts, math, social studies, and science for students of varying abilities in multicultural setting.

Substitute Teacher-Boston and Chelsea Public Schools 1997-1999


M.A.T., Early Childhood Education, Simmons College, Boston, MA
B.A., Psychology, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Certification: Standard, Early Childhood Education (K-8).

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