Grade 2 homeroom teacher
International Community School of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
2015-present

  • Classroom teacher and team leader.
  • Inquiry based transdisciplinary teaching using the PYP framework, balanced literacy approach through the Reading and Writing workshop model, and Everyday Mathematics curriculum.
  • Technology integration experience with 1-1 iPads with the goal of creating responsible digital citizens who are not only consumers but also creators of content.
  • Data driven approach to inform instruction, enrichment, and intervention.
  • Click here for my grade 2 class blog

Early Childhood Educator
International Community School of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
2012-2015

  • Classroom teacher for the four year old Early Childhood program with the goal of providing a rich learning environment that stimulates a student’s intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development.
  • Implemented a new technology driven approach to parent communication and student learning including individualized e-Portfolios on Mahara software, parent communication via class specific blog, and iPad integration in the classroom.
  • Constructivist approach to teaching and learning using inquiry and reflection to tinker, make, and create.
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Technology Integration Coach
International Community School of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
2013-2015

  • Coached teachers on best practices in incorporating technology tools in the classroom
  • Assisted with embedding the appropriate technology skills in each of the curriculum areas, including student learning outcomes, standards, benchmarks and assessments
  • Modeled best practices, I provided in-service to groups of teachers/staff and coordinated with the Director of Technology to ensure that technology outcomes are aligned across divisions.

Head of Physical Education Department
International Community School of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
2011-2012

  • Aligned the vision of the Physical Education department with the school mission of developing internationally minded individuals while at the same time updating the curriculum to reflect current teaching best practices

Middle School Physical Education Teacher
International Community School of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
2009-2012

  • Taught Physical Education to mix-gender grades 6 through 8 with the goal of fostering in students an appreciation of the inherent personal and social benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle.

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