Bea Pody

Freelance German Translator & Researcher

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Location:Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/beatepody
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Beate Pody
Experienced Educator, Researcher and Translator,. well versed in Instructional Technology
I hold two Master’s Degrees, coupled with 15+ years experience instructing secondary and post secondary education students, securing resources, and implementing effective programs. Background includes broad overseas experience in many European countries, the Near East, francophone Africa, and North America.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
• Multi-lingual: German native speaker, with near-native-speaker fluency (reading, writing, listening, speaking) in English, French and Modern Greek, working knowledge in Latin, Ancient Greek and Russian, reading skills in Italian and Spanish, rudimentary reading skills in Hebrew & Turkish
• Instructional Technology: MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Desktop Publishing, Web Authoring, synchronous and asynchronous Telecommunication, IGPRO, Power Teacher, GroupWise, SMART Board, and standard classroom and office equipment, such as copier, scanner, printer, LED projector.
• An enthusiastic, creative, and passionate educator, mentor and advisor who believes that all students can learn and thrive in a learning environment that is stimulating, comforting and appropriate to their unique talents and abilities.
• Provisional VA teaching license (endorsement in German PreK-12) Exp: Summer 2013
• Specializations include:
o Teaching German and Greek as a second language, K-12 and adult
o Teaching Real Estate principles, practices and finances for adults
o European and Middle-Eastern History
o East Mediterranean Archaeology
o Translation: German, English, Modern Greek, French
o Music: piano, organ, harpsichord, recorder and choral conducting
• Instructional Leadership - Use a balanced blend of motivational and targeted instruction methodologies to enhance curricula, focus on the three ‘R’s - rigor, relevancy and relationships.
• Leverage Resources / Strategic Collaborations – Work closely with district leaders and community partners to encourage strong community alliances.

EMPLOYMENT AS PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER
Dec 2006 – present Substitute Teacher, Spotsylvania County Public Schools (full-time)
Long-Term position Aug 2007-Nov 2009, Spotsylvania County Public Schools
Jan 2011 - July 2011 Caroline County Public Schools (full-time)
Aug 2010 – Feb 2011 Fairfax County Public Schools (part-time)

OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Century 21 New Millennium, Kingstowne, VA (HQ) Real Estate Pre-licensing Instructor MD/VA Sep 2002 – Aug 2007
Southern MD Association of Realtors, Hughesville MD Real Estate Pre-licensing Instructor MD Sep 2001 – Aug 2002
Weichert, Realtors®, Bethesda/Rockville (HQ) Real Estate Pre-licensing Instructor MD Sep 2000 – Aug 2002
École Nationale D’Administration/German Embassy, Nouakchott, Mauritania German Lecturer Sep 1992 – Jun 1993
Deutsches Kurshaus, Athens, Greece German Teacher Sep 1988 – Jun 1989
Frontisterion Georgelli-Kassimeri, Nea Smyrni, Athens, Greece German Teacher Sep 1986 – Jun 1988

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
Countrywide Home Loans Home Loan Consultant September 2000 – August 2004
Weichert, Realtors Real Estate Agent May 1996 – September 2000
Conference Logistician U.S. Peace Corps, Nouakchott, Mauretania January 1992 – June 1992
Christmas Campaign Salesperson UNICEF, Nouakchott, Mauretania November 1991 – January 1992
Data Processor (Greek language) Foreign Service Institute, Dept. of State September 1989 – December 1990
Simultaneous and consecutive
Interpreter and Translator Executive Services, Athens, Greece February 1988 – June 1989

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Banner Plantation HOA / Activity Committee Member Jan 2005 – Aug 2008
Banner Plantation Homeowners’ Association Secretary, Member-at-Large Sept 2005 – Aug 2007
PTA various elementary, middle and high schools Member since 1996

EDUCATION
Masters of Education K-12, University of Mary Washington, CGPS Stafford, VA
graduated May 2011
Graduate Realtor Institute: Maryland Association of Realtors graduated 1996, GRI designation
Degree Work: B.A. German Studies, National & Kapodistrian University, Athens, Greece, 1986-1989
B.A./M.A., Archaeology and History, National & Kapodistrian University, Athens, Greece
Graduated October 1986

EXAMS
MLA German
Praxis I Reading
Praxis I Writing
Praxis I Math
TOEFL English
VCLA Reading
VCLA Writing
Praxis II German (Content)
Skills (2) Rating
German Translation
Research