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     “Teachers College”, Columbia University Training, September 2009 - present

     “Discovery Institute” Curriculum Writing, College of Staten Island, September 2006 - June 2010

      NY State Certified, December 2002

      Passed LAST, ATS-W, and Specialty Content Test in Elementary Education.                     

      Master of Science in Elementary Education, Wagner College.  G.P.A.: 3.9, September 2001 - December 2002

      BBA Finance, Baruch College, September 1997 - June 2001

      Pre-Med Program, University of Warsaw, Poland                                                                




Classroom Teacher, P.S.39, Staten Island, New York, November 2011 - present          

ATR Teacher, District 31, Staten Island, New York, September 2011- November 2011

Science Teacher, Math Teacher, Classroom Teacher, P.S. 57, Staten Island, New York, March 2003 - June 2011   

   Implemented lessons that involved cooperative learning, language experience approach, differentiated Instructions, & hands-on/minds-on          experiences for students and colaborating teachers   

   Successfully implemented “Teachers College” ELA Program; reading and writing

   Prepared curriculum maps, outlines, and pacing calendars for all subjects

   Used Teacher's manuals for the guideline for teaching, but other activities were pulled in to suit the students' needs and to make material          more interesting and meaningful

   Implemented a positive discipline plan which promoted student responsibility, problem solving skills, & student accountability

   Successfully cooperated with classroom teachers and parents

   Prepared students for NYS ELA, Math, and Science Tests

   Completed additional training and attended workshops in all subject areas

   Prepared and coordinated “Science Fairs”

   Used centers for math and science to complement the child-based hands-on curriculum