Early Childhood/Elementary Education

Developed a two-week unit on butterfly lifecycle for first-grade class of 17 students

Integrated use of KidPix software and Eric Carle’s The Hungry Butterfly in teaching the diet of caterpillars

Participated in developing an IEP for an eight-year-old student with dyslexia

Participated in a two-day workshop on Positive Classroom Management, sponsored by the Maine Dept. of Education

Involved students in the production of Classroom Times, a weekly bulletin for parents on class projects and upcoming events

Middle/Secondary Education

Developed and taught lesson plans on topics ranging from subject-verb agreement to the symbolic content of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

Assisted with coaching an 11-member Odyssey of the Mind team to a regional championship

Developed curriculum for and team taught an interdisciplinary (English-U.S. History) unit on Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and its influence on the American labor movement

Developed a classroom behavior modification program using peer coaching to reinforce appropriate behaviors

Assisted with teaching a five-session after-school program on study skills for at-risk students