Science Teacher
Location: New York, NY, United States
University: Fisk University
Major: Biology

Science Teacher



Over 15 years teaching experience in urban and suburban settings. • Areas of teaching competence include: General Biology, Living Environment, Advanced Placement Biology, Human Physiology • Experienced in using data to drive student instruction, developing course curricula, executing field trips, laboratory exercises including dissections of fixed specimens, and other activities beyond traditional lectures


12/13/15-5/28/16 Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy 1 High School New York, NY
Living Environment

• Implemented multiple curricula including science and literacy, incorporating Common Core and NY science state standards into lesson planning
• Administered successful proactive classroom management plan, demonstrating effective behavior management with 72 diverse students
• Developed strong relationships and communication with parents from varied backgrounds through email, face-to-face contact and phone communication
• Participated actively in staff meetings to address community support, management in construction zone and other topical concerns
• Differentiated instruction to meet needs of all students

10/1/15-12/3/15 New Heights Academy Charter School New York, NY
Substitute Teacher 8th Grade Social Studies

• Delivered student instruction through lectures and demonstrations
• Utilized appropriate audiovisual aids to supplement oral instruction
• Prepared course of study and course objectives in accordance with curriculum guidelines
• Assigned and corrected homework assignments
• Administered and graded tests recorded results and calculated grades accordingly
• Kept parents informed of student progress on a regular basis

9/1/14-6/26/15 School of Performing Arts Bronx, NY
General Biology/Living Environment

• Analyzed student assessment data to drive instructional methods to promote an increase in student achievement
• Created an engaging environment to ensure students reach their full cognitive abilities
• Established positive relationships between parents, students, and myself
• Planned and implemented lessons that followed the NY State Science Scope and Sequence Standards and Common Core Standards
• Administered NY State Intermediate Science Skills Test and 8th grade Science MOSL

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7/1/14-8/16/14 East Bronx Academy Bronx, NY
Living Environment
• Delivered Living Environment subject matter to high school students using NY State Common Core Standards, NY State Living Environment Content Standards, and anchor techniques from “Teach Like a Champion” by Doug Lemov
• Reviewed NY State Living Environment Regents Exam questions with summer school students
• Administered tests and recorded test grades

8/1/13-present New York University New York, NY
Adjunct Professor
• Developed curriculum for two graduate level courses that intensively review aspects of biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology using computer approaches to convey the essential material
• Prepared class curriculum and syllabi
• Administered test and recorded grades

7/1/09-9/1/09 Middlesex County College New Brunswick, NJ
Adjunct Faculty
• Gained buy-in from Health Careers students and college administrators by exhibiting advanced knowledge of life science course material
• Administered tests and recorded test scores in a timely manner
• Developed Multimedia Scientific Lecture and Laboratory presentations

8/15/07-5/30/08 BRYANT AND STRATTON COLLEGE Cleveland, OH
Adjunct Faculty
• Participated in curriculum development and teaching enhancement activities during college-wide faculty in-service career advancement symposiums
• Modified Anatomy and Physiology class curricula and syllabi for two courses resulting in 35% increase in passing rate for Health Careers students
• Administered tests and recorded test scores in a timely manner
• Developed Multimedia Lecture and Laboratory presentations

8/1/06-12/15/06 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
• Taught Human Biology to non-science majors
• Prepared class curriculum and syllabus
• Administered tests and recorded grades
• Provided counseling to students related to career objectives and goals
• Developed Multimedia Lecture and Laboratory presentations

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Master of Arts in Teaching, 2017 (expected)

School of Graduate Studies
Doctor of Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts in Biology


Long Term Substitute 5B (7/2014-2/2016)

Visiting Lecturer (issued upon recommendation by hiring school district)

Science Teacher