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Daniel Damm
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1300 Lane Street, City, CA 00000 Cell: 000-000-0000 Email: email@email.com


Motivated and enthusiastic educational professional with 9+ years of teaching experience in diverse international classroom environments. Focused on developing positive rapport with all students to inspire each to purse academic and personal excellence. Strive to create challenging and creative learning environments in which students become life-long scholars and learners. Possess in-depth knowledge of Literature and Interdisciplinary Humanities as well as a strong track record of teaching excellence and leadership accomplishments. Multilingual; fluent in English, Armenian, and Russian.


Highlights
Committed to cultivating student leadership Solution-oriented and reflective Proactive and positive Continuous professional development Natural leader Inspiring lecturer Culturally sensitive curricula Exceptional written and verbal skills


Experience
CSU/UC English Remediation Curriculum Specialist August 2006 to Current Los Angeles Unified School District Los Angeles, CA Lead and facilitate monthly professional and faculty developments to share expert knowledge and introduce pedagogies of the Remediation curriculum with the English faculty members. Due to personal expertise and close collaboration, raised percentage of student college readiness and English Placement Test (EPT) passage from 4% to 27%. Introduce students to concepts of college writing, emphasize importance of academic honesty, and instruct on proper citation of research sources. Mentor, counsel, and tutor students after school in English. Teach English Language Arts and Literature, with classroom size of 30-36 students with strong focus on ensuring student success, using in-depth approach focused on study in analytical and critical reading and writing through the implementation of rhetorical devices and questioning. Utilize the English Writing and Reading Curriculum (EWRC) as a CSU-certified instructor. Professional Learning Community Leader and Facilitator August 2010 to May 2014 Los Angeles Unified School District Los Angeles, CA Organized and led professional learning community meetings to share learned information to elevated professional ethics and pedagogical skills. Supported teachers, kept records, and set goals and norms to ensure maximum success and outcome. Utilized literature, art, history, popular culture, and collaboration with colleagues to create and implement interdisciplinary units, which emphasized diverse approaches to reading and writing. Discussed student needs and achievements, developed content-based curriculum, and worked together to create and grade exams. Educator June 2006 to Current Los Angeles Unified School District Los Angeles, CA Initiate thought-provoking classroom discussions to help students develop critical thinking abilities through analytic reading and guided practice. Inspire students to translate academic interests into real world by taking positive actions and reflecting on essential ideas and traditions that shape lives and modes of thought. Provide one-on-one instruction to students after school or during lunch to improve performance. Divide classes into small groups based on student need and use opportunity to work with students in small group settings to further meet specific instructional needs.

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