Secondary School Teacher Resume Sample

Chris Smith

123 Main Street • Hometown, PA • (555) 555-1234 • csmith@company.com

EXPERIENCED HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY TEACHER

 

Dynamic professional with extensive background in education, biological sciences, and classroom management. Develops and maintains classrooms conductive to effective learning and teaching as passionate High School Biology teacher. Provides volunteer hours in leadership roles for schools’ student activities. Designs effective lessons plans to provide engaging instruction while offering additional tutorial sessions for further learning. Well-adept at preparing classrooms for relevant exams in order to ensure student success. Known as energetic, detail-oriented, and organized leader who enjoys collaborating with colleagues to suggest strategies for implementing improvements. Uplifting and results-driven, thrives under tight deadlines; fluent in both Spanish and English.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

 

·     Engaging Instruction

·     Practical Biology

·     Classroom Management

·     Effective Communication

·     Exam Preparation

·     Lesson Plan Development

·     Student Activity Leadership

·     Detail-Oriented

·     Energetic

·     Interpersonal Skills

·     Organization

·     Self-Motivated

 

EDUCATION

2007

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, HOUSTON, TX 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY

·     Minor in Spanish

·     Served as Pre-Cal/Calculus I tutor; stipend recipient

 

CERTIFICATION

 

Texas Educator Certification in Life Science 8 – 12 – Texas Board of Education                                     2010

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

06/2012 - Present

Alief Independent School District, Houston, TX

BIOLOGY TEACHER – FRESHMAN / JV CHEERLEADING SPONSOR

Serves as Biology Teacher with Alief Independent School District in 3-year program focusing on courses regarding constructing meaningful relationships, technology adaptation in the classroom, and differentiated instruction. Program centered upon effective lesson design and delivery as well as fostering student engagement. Delivers engaging instruction encouraging understanding about various aspects of Biology and their relevance to personal life. Collaborates with colleagues to develop effective lessons plans making unique suggestions for improvement on student activities during departmental team meetings. In addition, further develops classroom management skills and establishes strong line of communication with parents.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACHIEVEMENTS:
 

·     Provides Biology instruction with topics including Genetics, Cell Structure, Plants, Human Body Systems, and Ecology

·     Received Alief Star Teacher Award from District Secondary Science Coordinator, Karen Jacobs

·     Analyzes district and school performance data while altering lesson plans according to student performance patterns

·     Prepares students for state assessment exam (STAAR EOC) holding weekly sessions to tutor students struggling with exam content

·     Assisted pre-AP students with science fair projects with 2 groups of students placing at district-level

·     Participated in Pre-AP horizontal alignment professional development courses further honing professional teaching skills

·     Sponsors freshman and JV cheerleading squad preparing members athletically and financially for spring cheer competition; successfully coordinated cheer fundraisers and cheer tryouts

 

08/2009 - 05/2012

Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District, Houston, TX

BIOLOGY TEACHER

During first year teacher mentorship with Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District, provided engaging instruction in variety of Biology subjects while developing professional teaching skills by observing senior teachers. Designed enjoyable and interactive lessons plans in order to encourage student participation and understanding of Biology’s relevance to daily life. Developed solid foundation in classroom management skills as well as how to demonstrate teaching excellence. Offered weekly tutorial session for students needing to further study subject material as well as analyzed school performance data for student success on formal Biology assessments.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACHIEVEMENTS:
 

·     Tutored Science Olympiad members preparing them for competitions

·     Prepared students for Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) exam as well as the STAAR End-of-Course exam

·     Volunteered on Saturdays for credit restoration on current graduate periods as well as for EOC blitzes

·     Received numerous accolades for effective teaching from colleagues and senior teaching staff

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

08/2005 - 08/2009

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialist, Houston, TX

RADIOLOGY TECHNICIAN

Served as Radiology Technician working directly with board-certified veterinary radiologist and radiology residents. While working in this environment, obtained radiographs of client pets for diagnostic purposes in addition to informing clients on pet health issues and treatments including hyperthyroidism. Recognized for performing superior work on consistent basis as well as filling role as equipment trainer for new hires.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
 

·     Assisted veterinary radiologists in fluoroscopic and sonographic procedures for diagnostic purposes

·     Performed CT scans for hospital departments including oncology, neurology, surgery, avian and exotics

·     Trained new hires on proper radiography technique, safety, and equipment use

 

AFFILIATION

 

Texas State Teachers Association                                                                                                    2012 – 2014

 

LANGUAGES

 

·     ENGLISH – FLUENT

·     SPANISH – FLUENT

 

 

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