Elementary School Teacher Resume Sample
DYNAMIC EDUCATOR –DIVERSITY & INCLUSION – 15+ YEARS’ EXPERIENCE
Dynamic educator with 15+ years of innovative teaching experience and demonstrated dedication to teaching and celebrating diversity through the arts. Strong understanding of culturally relevant best practices and desire for continued personal learning and growth. Ability to teach complex concepts and ideas using age-appropriate activities with a commitment to honoring and empowering every child. Utilizes culturally responsive and diverse texts and music within the classroom. Provides experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, including English language learners, special needs, gifted, and at-risk youth.
2014 - Present
ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Morris Brandon Elementary School), Atlanta, GA
K-5 General Music Teacher
Serves as K-5 General Music Teacher delivering dynamic education curriculum with inclusion of diverse learning perspectives. Collaborates with instructional staff, personnel, and parents for the purpose of improving overall quality of student outcomes. Facilitates cultural diversity by teaching World Music from specific cultures and groups, including music and dance of Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Asia and Middle East, and music originating from civil unrest. Coordinates with the community incorporating them into the students’ learning experiences.
2014 - Present
ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Atlanta, GA
Fine Arts Support Teacher
Provides fine arts support for Atlanta Public Schools, including serving on the Curriculum Development Team and co-authoring the APS Fine Arts Handbook. Developed district professional learning experiences and trainings on implementing digital media into the classroom, creating standards-based classrooms, and assessing elementary music students.
2008 - 2014
FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS, Atlanta, GA
Music Advisory Council / Fine Arts Support Team
Delivered leadership for elementary music teachers within the Fulton County School District. Coordinated between music teachers and the Fine Arts Coordinator to develop and implement engaging educational curriculum. Planned district-wide workshops and professional development to increase teacher effectiveness. Visited classrooms to provide feedback on lesson planning, pacing, the Georgia Perfomance Standards, classrooom management, and performance suggestions.
2008 - 2014
FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS (Fulton County Children’s Honor Chorus), Atlanta, GA
Directed the Fulton County Children’s Honor Chorus consisting of top 3rd-5th grade vocalists from South County Fulton County Schools. Accepted invitation to perform at Fulton County Schools’ Administrative Staff Meeting. Invited to perform at special community events, including Georgia Tech basketball games.
2006 - 2014
Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary, Atlanta, GA
Elementary General Music & Chorus Teacher
Served as Elementary General Music & Chorus Teacher within an economically challenged and racially diverse school. Developed and delivered engaging lessons meeting and exceeding Georgia Performance Standards. Focused on improving behavior, building character, and developing open-mindedness and acceptance of different cultures. Collaborated with businesses and community leaders to build partnerships. Directed multiple school- and district-wide performances clinic.
2004 - 2006
WYOMING CITY SCHOOLS, Cincinnati, OH
Primary General Music & Band Teacher
2001 - 2002
NORTHWEST LOCAL SCHOOLS, Cincinnati, OH
Elementary General Music & Chorus
University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH
BACHELOR OF MUSIC – MUSIC EDUCATION (Honors Global Studies Certificate)
❖ Clarinet & Piano Performance Focus; Honors Scholars Program
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION ACTIVITIES
Teaching Tolerance Professional Development Courses (TeachingTolerance.org) 2014 – 2016
South Co. Spring Sing Planning Committee