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Friendly and energetic early childhood teacher with  more than 10 years experience in early childhood education. Motivated to help children become happy, healthy and well-behaved.  An educator who is engaging and enthusiastic in hands-on learning with children. Taught in IB PYP schools and Montessori settings. Regularly attends professional development seminars, faculty meetings and parent-teacher conferences to remain connected to the needs of children and their parents. Additional training in special needs and TESOL.


 


 


 


Work experience


 


Kindergarten Teacher 


German European School (IB Program),Singapore;                                                          Aug 2008 - July  2016


Nurtured a supportive learning environment for a mixed age group of children 3-5. in a PYP setting. As a teacher my duties included



  • to establish daily routines that were easy for the children to follow.

  • coordinated parent-teacher conferences twice during the school year.

  • developed weekly plans for the class within the PYP curriculum framework.

  • attended weekly planning meetings with other teachers.

  • attended PYP meetings bi-weekly to discuss the progress of the unit.

  • used classroom observations to create written assessments of student performance.

  • Identified signs of emotional and developmental problems in children and reported to parents.

  • monitored students' educational progress with individual charts and files.

  • worked with interdisciplinary team members to evaluate children's progress and recommend appropriate learning plans.


Preschool Teacher                                                                                                               Aug 2007- June 2008


Rosemount Kindergarten, Singapore


Nurtured a supportive learning environment for children 4-5 years. As a  preschool teacher my duties included


 



  • to establish daily routines that were easy for the children to follow.

  • coordinated parent-teacher conferences twice during the school year.

  • developed weekly plans for the class

  • developed learning goals and reading strategies for children..

  • attended weekly planning meetings with other teachers.

  • attended bi-weekly meetings with teachers and management.

  • used classroom observations to create written assessments of student performance.

  • Identified signs of emotional and developmental problems in children and reported to parents.

  • organized  field trips, concerts and parent evenings.


Montessori Teacher                                                                                                               Aug 2006- April 2007


Little House Montessori, Singapore


 



  • Gave one-on-one attention to children while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.

  • Monitored students' educational progress with individual charts and files.

  • Organized Parents evening and annual concert.

  • Allowed for ample outdoor discovery time each day.

  • Worked with interdisciplinary team members to evaluate children's progress and recommend appropriate learning plans.


 


After school teacher                                                                                                            Jan 1990- March 1991


Kath Kindergarten, Munich Germany.



  • Supervised children after school.

  • Developed art and craft activities for children to keep them engaged.

  • Helped children with their homework.

  • Gave one-on-one attention to children while maintaining overall focus on the entire group. 


 


Preschool Teacher                                                                                                                  Jan 1988- March 1989


Little Star, Mumbai India


Nurtured a supportive learning environment for 2 year old within a play based framework.  My duties involved



  • Developing weekly lessons and conducting them with learning goals in mind

  • Developing art and craft activities

  • Attend weekly meetings with teachers.

  • Discuss individual progress with parents.


 


 


Education


Diploma in TESOL  ------------------------------------------      London Teacher Training College ,Jan,2015.


 


Advanced Diploma in Special Needs-----------------          College of Allied Educators; Singapore. Nov 2013.


 


Masters in Early Childhood ----------------------------           Monash University, April 2011


Education (Specialization in Early Childhood)


 


Diploma in Montessori Education----------------------       Australian Institute of Montessori Education; 2007


 


Diploma, Computer Programming---------------------      DataPro Institute, Bombay; 1986                   


 


Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting----------------      Bombay University; 1985    


 


Relevant courses


Symbolic learning, literacy and Mathematics in Early Years-                                       Singapore, May 2016.


Coursera First year teaching (Elementary Grades)-Success from the start                August,2014


 Cousera-Foundations of Teaching for Learning 1-                                                           Oct,  2014  


 Special needs training  -                                                                                                        Singapore, Feb 2014


Developing confident talkers in early years                                                                      Bangkok, Oct, 2013


 PYP workshop (Assessment workshop)                                                                            Singapore; Mar  2013


  Provocations for Practice - Reggio  Emilia Workshop                                                   Singapore; April 2012


 PYP workshop (Assessment workshop)                                                                            Singapore; Mar,2011           


PYP induction course                                                                                                               Singapore  Sep 2008


Programming in Visual Basic (Ohlone College)                                                                   California; 1999


Child Care Training Course (School Board of Palm Beach County)                                 Florida, 1992


American Red Cross Certificate(                Palm Beach County))                                                     Florida 1992


German (Certificate Course) Berlitz and Goethe Institute,                                              Munich; 1989-1990


Diploma, Computer Programming DataPro Institute                                                          Mumbai 1986


 


Special Projects


 


Creator and Teacher                                                                                                             Mumbai 985 - 1989


Little Flowers Creativity Classes,                                                                                                                                                                                  Arts & Crafts Program .Created and established extremely innovative                                                                    (featured in major publications)  craft classes for children ages 4-12 years                                                           


 


Volunteer Teacher                                                                                                              Mumbai,1986 - 1987


Children’s Relief Fund (CRY Foundation),


 


Volunteer Teacher                                                                                                              Singapore, 2011 - 2013                                                                                                                                                                        


Pertapis Children’s Home


 


 


IB Workshop Representation     


 Represented the German European School in Job  alike, with art and language themes, 2010 .                                                                                                                    Conducted a PYP workshop on trans-disciplinary  learning representing the German European School; April 2012


 Conducted a PYP workshop on assessment   representing the German European School-                                                             Feb 2013.          


 Conducted a PYP workshop on using puppets as provocation  April 2015   


Language research- wrote a research paper for  preschool about the importance of language                                                           development in the early years and recommendations to be put in place. Dec 2014                                                                                


 


 


 


 


   Committees / Attachments    



  • Exchange program Germany. March 2015- visited   two  kindergartens  in Germany to observe and understand their  pedagogy and philosophy.

  • Preschool committee to develop special needs and   language policy German European School Aug 2014

  • Preschool representative on Ed-Tech committee, German European School; Aug 2012 - 2013.

  • Preschool representative on Think tank committee  to discuss the vision of the school0 2014.

  • Holiday program coordinator- coordinated the holiday program for preschool Aug 2013- 2016

  •  Article published in Red Dot(IB weekly magazine) Issue 2, May 2014.


 


 


 


 


 


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Citizenship: USA


References Available Upon Request 


 

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  • Location: Anaheim, CA , 92807

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