Teacher
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Location: Fleming Island, FL, USA
University: UNF
Major: Elementary Education

Teacher

SUZANNE BENNETT


PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Enthusiastic Elementary School Teacher eager to help students learn and develop in academic, social,
and emotional areas. 
Focused on constantly growing professionally, developing new strategies
Excel at identifying and working with a student's preferred learning style.
Modified assignments and expectation whenever necessary to best suit the student.
Possess strong leadership skills and creative problem solving strategies.
SKILLS
Love teaching Excited to return to teaching
Excellent written and verbal communicator Strong and positive behavior management skills
SMART Board aptitude and reward system
Mentor Beginning Teacher Support and Develop strong and lasting relationships with
Assessment program students and families
Oriented and supervised interns Kind and empathetic educator
WORK HISTORY
First Grade Teacher
Grace Episcopal Day School - Orange Park, FL 05/2005 - 06/2015
Designed an integrated and exciting learning space that would spark the childrens' imagination and give
them the freedom and tools to explore their ideas.
Chaperoned field trips to maintain safety and encourage learning.
Stayed current o with school and district policies as well as new trends in education by attending
professional development courses and in-service training.
Created lesson plans and activities to meet current curriculum standards, providing variety to address
students' learning style, strengths.
Prepared fun games to present and practice necessary skills and concepts.
Instituted a positive behavior management/reward program
Communicated regularly with parents, administrator and my peers.
Participated in all school outreach and fundraising activities.
Personal Tutor
Self - Fleming Island , FL 08/1996 - 05/2005
Conferenced with concerned parents.
Consulted student's teacher for input and suggestions.
Prepared lessons and activities that addressed the student's needs.
Employed technology to best meet individual needs.
Tutored struggling, average and advanced students in all subject areas
Tailored lesson plans and varied activities to meet each student's individual needs, prominent learning
style, and maintain the student's interest.
Communicated on an ongoing basis with parents, my peers, and administration.
Second and third grade teacher
R M Paterson Elementary School - Fleming Island, FL 08/1992 - 06/1996
Provided a safe, stimulating, environment that would excite the students.
Promoted a community style atmosphere where the students felt like active participants in their
education, enabling them to take ownership of their own learning
Using current standards, curriculum, and curriculum guide to plan lessons and units that would teach all
essential standards and concepts to desire level of mastery.
Tailored objectives to meet student's personal learning style, strengths and modality. Designed and.
Administered both formal and informal assessments to keep track off students' progress
Kept records and portfolios to support students’ progress
Provided essential formal and informal communication with parents through classroom website, emails,
notes and telephone calls home and report cards
Employed technology in all aspects of teaching and students’ learning.
Supported classroom teachers in implementing a developmentally-appropriate curriculum for a group of
students.
Second Grade Teacher
Charles E Bennett Elementary - Green Cove Springs, FL 07/1988 - 06/1992
Designed an exciting and organized classroom In which the children would feel curios and explore
Attended professional trainings, workshops and conventions
Planned and personalized lessons according to district standards to meet all requirements and prepare
for standardized tests.
Collaborated with administrators on classroom policies, management strategies, and discipline.
Implemented strategies to improve behavior of class and individual students.
Met regularly with parents and guardians to discuss children's progress, using grade books and
student work samples to substantiate grades.
EDUCATION
Associate of Arts: General Education and Elementary Education
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education
University of North Florida (UNF) - Jacksonville, FL

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