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Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Resume


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Sample Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Resume

Kenly Peterson
4567, North 34 Street. • Boston, MA 04509, • (656)-676 7990


EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ~ PRIMARY GRADE SCHOOL ~ PRE-K

Classroom Teacher ~ Teacher Mentor ~ Literary Teacher

Gifted teacher with 13 years of knowledge and experience teaching pre-K and early childhood education in multicultural classroom settings. Stellar reputation for developing and implementing classroom management and lesson plans promoting individuality, student growth, and positive reinforcement. Served as teacher-mentor and professional supervisor. Enjoyed sharing creative endeavors with colleagues and working as part of an educational and community team for children in the district. Detailed professional possessing compassion, enthusiasm, excellent listening and communication skills, a love of children, and a sense of humor and delight in students' day-to-day activities. Committed to professional ethics and standards of practice.


Educational Competencies:

    Classroom Instruction Artistic Expression Supervision
    Parenting Skills Family Involvement Literacy in the Classroom
    Classroom Management Public & Community Relations Team Building & Leadership
    Setting & Implementing Goals Organization Research
    Administrative Management Grant Writing Problem Solving


Curriculum & Assessment Tools:

New Jersey Core Curriculum Educational Standards & Expectations
Whole-Language Approach Success for All Curricula
Journey into Math Computer Curriculum Curriculum Enrichment
Individualized Instruction Looping Program
ELAS Assessment Standardized Testing

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
TEACHER, PRE-KINDERGARTEN, 2002 to Present
TEDDY BEAR PRESCHOOL CENTER, EDUCATION EARLY CHILDHOOD CONSORTIUM,
METUCHEN BOARD OF EDUCATION-Metuchen, NJ

Teach in a special program implemented in Metuchen, helping children explore interests, develop talents and independence, build self-esteem, and learn how to function with others in a child-centered environment. Implement curriculum designed to stimulate children's physical, emotional, intellectual, and social growth. Assess children to evaluate their progress and discuss with parents their involvement in the educational and developmental process. Work with ELAS Assessment Tool.

Selected Achievements:

  • Chosen to participate in both the standard and pilot Looping Program as the result of extensive teaching experience.
  • Currently undergoing training in Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Program, a process that gives teachers and families a way to understand and address persistent challenging behaviors by focusing on purpose of behavior and using positive strategies.
  • Selected to attend monthly workshops and facilitate a workshop on "Transitions in the Classroom."
  • Consistently receive positive written and verbal feedback from parents regarding classroom teaching and mentoring methodology and its success with students' learning experience.

HEAD TEACHER, TODDLER PROGRAM, 2000 to 2001
GREEN PINES CHILD CENTER-Monroe, NJ

Planned and implemented curriculum geared toward toddlers to academically prepare them for kindergarten and provide opportunity for development of socialization skills. Utilized a broad range of instructional techniques. Supervised group teachers and teacher's assistants.

Selected accomplishments:

  • Promoted two levels from Teacher's Assistant following Head Teacher's departure in 2000.
  • Exemplified innate ability to understand and motivate children in a learning environment.

TEACHER, PRE-KINDERGARTEN, 1994 to 1996
THE SPOTSWOOD PRE-SCHOOL-Spotswood, NJ

Developed and executed lesson plans featuring age-appropriate activities geared toward stimulating the interests of children. Cultivated a warm, supportive environment for developing emotional and social growth. Provided guidance and feedback to working parents.

Selected accomplishments:

  • Played a key role in conjunction with Kindergarten Teacher to create preschool literacy program.
  • Performed effectively as both an autonomous, self-motivated individual and active, contributing team member.

TEACHER, SUPERSTART PRE-KINDERGARTEN
SUMMER SCHOOL TEACHER FOR FIRST GRADE AND KINDERGARTEN, 1990 to 1994

NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION PUBLIC SCHOOL 208-New York, NY

Taught SuperStart Program based on the Head Start model. Collaborated with family worker, social worker, teacher mentor, and paraprofessional to meet the individual needs of students and their families. Reported to Principal.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
BROOKLYN COLLEGE-Brooklyn, NY
Master of Science in Early Childhood Education (1991); Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (1988)

Licensure:
New Jersey Elementary Education License (including preschool); Early Childhood Education License, New York

Professional Affiliation:
National Association for the Education of the Young (NAEY)

Languages:
Working knowledge of Spanish and Italian

Special Achievements:
Abbott Preschool Incentive Award; Impact II Adaptor Grant

Computer Skills:
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Internet research, e-mail

~ Excellent references provided upon request ~

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