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Christine Cassidy

Freelance Resume Writer & Consultant

Location:New York, New York, United States
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Accomplished educator with over 10 years experience of teaching English language arts at the college, high school and middle school levels. Innovative writing instructor who designed and implemented college writing courses as well as award- winning middle school and high school curricula. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


Senior Standards and Curriculum Specialist. The College Board, New York, NY.
Nov. 2009-Nov. 2011

Standards and Curriculum Specialist. The College Board, New York, NY.
Nov. 2006-Nov. 2009

•Increased accuracy and effectiveness of academic standards alignment studies by systematizing outreach, confirmation and review processes.

•Developed rigorous college planning and career exploration curriculum by writing and aligning instructional lessons to national education standards, winning Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Distinguished Achievement Award.

•Enhanced department professional development by 10% by coordinating panel discussions, speakers and workshops on education initiatives and academic research.

•Raised team visibility within organization by 15% by developing content and layout for webpage, writing and editing stories on current projects for department newsletter and publishing monthly electronic updates.


English Teacher. Metuchen High School, Metuchen, NJ. Sept. 2005-Oct. 2006

•Designed and taught college admissions essay writing course, improving student college acceptance rate.

•Increased student engagement in grades 9 and 12 in-class support, honors and AP English Literature courses by employing differentiated instruction and cooperative group activities.

English Teacher. Ridge High School, Basking Ridge, NJ. Sept. 1999-June 2005

•Increased number of rigorous course offerings by 25% by developing integrated American history and literature course and designing Contemporary Literature, Creative Writing, Writer’s Workshop and Post-Modern World Literature Honors curricula.

•Increased retention rate of new instructional staff by 20% by mentoring first-year, alternative route and student teachers.

•Raised awareness and increased tolerance of minorities by advising Club for Open Minds and coordinating World AIDS Day and Day of Silence campus-wide activities.

English Teacher. Linwood Middle School, North Brunswick, NJ. Sept. 1996-June 1999

•Improved class student proficiency rates for state standardized tests by designing summative and formative assessments anchored in classroom curricula and based on state test format.


Part-Time Lecturer. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Sept.-Dec. 2005

•Enhanced student critical thinking and reading skills through application of the writing process for Expository Writing course achieving 97% passing rate.

Adjunct Professor. Kean University, Union, NJ. Sept. 2004-May 2005

•Utilized literary analysis and research writing techniques for introductory composition course, achieving 98% student passing rate.

•Enhanced student-writing skills by employing the process writing approach for argumentative and persuasive essays.


SAT Instructor. Ridge High School, Basking Ridge, NJ. March-May 2005

•Improved district SAT scores by 10% by modeling and reinforcing effective test-taking strategies for passage-based reading questions and essay.

Reading and Writing Tutor. Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ. Sept. 1992-May 1995

•Achieved 100% student promotion rate by reinforcing critical reading and writing strategies for college freshmen in small group setting.


MA Teaching. Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ. Jan. 1996

BA English/Journalism. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. May 1990


CollegeEd. Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Distinguished Achievement Award for Curriculum, Life Skills and Character Education. 2011

McDonnell-Millard Adjunct Faculty Fellowship Honor. First Runner Up. 2005


Columbia University, Teachers College. The Common Core State Standards: Implementation and Implications. April 2011

Academic Division Advisory Committee, College Board New England Regional Office. The Common Core State Standards. Sept. 2010

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC). The College Board Standards for College Success. Jan. 2009 and March 2010.

College Board South Western and New England Regional Forums. The College Board Standards for College Success. Feb. 2008

College Board National Forum. The College Board Standards for College Success. Panel moderator. Oct. 2007

LICENSES New Jersey Secondary Teacher of English Certification


Microsoft Windows and Macintosh Operating Systems; PowerPoint, Excel, Office, Outlook
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Resume Writing