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Freelance Writer & Newsletter Writer

Location:Long Beach, California, United States
2 Skills
2014 - California State Dominguez Hills, Tier 1 Administrative Credential
2008 - Claremont Graduate University Master of Arts, Education
2007 - CA Single Subject Teaching Credential in English
1985 - University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts, English

Long Beach Job Corps Center - September 2009 – August 2013 Academic Instructor, Reading & Math
Curriculum is standards-based, incorporating Marzano proven strategies for lesson planning to prepare learners for the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE)

• Manage at risk youth ranging in age from 16-24 in guided practice
• Motivate and counsel students on career success standards while promoting the development of positive social skills
• Relate academic skills to vocational training
• Provide assessments & pacing in a supportive environment.
• Participate on evaluation panels & document progress
• Organize, maintain, and update a variety of records, documents and files.
• Achieve successful measures based on level gains utilizing latest technology as the Promethean Board

Long Beach Unified School District – October 2007 - June 2008 Teacher, Grade 7 & 8 English
In inner city school with AYP ranking of 1, worked with at risk 7th and 8th grade students performing at 3rd and 4th grade levels to teach remedial skills and raise test scores to Proficiency and above

• Differentiated instruction to students of diverse backgrounds to provide equal access to learning through scaffolding, chunking of lessons, guided practice before independent study, checking for understanding, accommodations and modifications for EL and struggling students
• Taught critical thinking skills to improve reading comprehension using jigsaw and a wide range of strategies
• Used small group discussions to explore topics to extend understanding and allow students to interact effectively
• Language concepts presented through the use of realia, manipulatives, and graphic organizers
• Provided a variety of assessments, including: portfolios, journals, projects, and oral questions
• Provided instruction of fundamental writing skills for a variety of purposes and audiences

WBAT Insurance - May 1998 - Present Insurance Broker
Landed major account providing Disability Insurance & Supplemental Retirement Plans to Los Angeles County Employees through union payroll in country’s 2nd largest market

• Obtained authorization from Chief Administrative Office, Department Heads and Supervisors for access to LA County facilities for on-site marketing of products
• Negotiated contracts with carrier CEOs to represent product lines
• Secured union endorsement(s) through Board of Supervisors for voluntary enrollment
• Design and maintain website to address customer needs
• Collaborate with union staff & insurance carriers to oversee administration of premium payments through payroll deduction
• Implement marketing strategy
• Continued support to customer base to ensure customer satisfaction
• Hire, trained and managed Sales Agents
• Resolve complaints & customer service issues

Substitute Teaching Positions: At various times between September 1995 - June 1997 Responsible for providing instruction, managing the classroom environment, and promoting student learning in the absence of the regular classroom teacher

• Centinela Valley Union High School District (English) • LLoyd Continuation School (English) • Hawthorne High School (English)
• Leuzinger High School (Special Education) long term teaching assignment
• Venice Adult School, Los Angeles Unified High School District (ESL)

Volunteer - 186th Street Elementary School - August 2013 – May 2014 Program Coordinator
The goal of the program was to teach the 100 Site Words that every student should know in order to read fluently. As facilitator, managed resources; collaborated with teachers; and trained, guided, and monitored progress.

• Implemented Homework Club Intervention strategy
• Implemented Groups for Peer to Peer and mixed-ability tutoring Groups

Other Experience:
Kagan Cooperative learning and team building activities
Blooms Taxonomy for lesson planning
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Newsletter Writing