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Donna Gawlik

171 Kinsley Road Elma, New York 14059 donnagawlik@hotmail.com

H: 716.674.7007 C: 716.997.2356

Dedicated Elementary School Educator



An engaging and versatile educator with the insight to develop inspiring hands-on lessons that capture a child's interest and breed success. Accommodating and resourceful, ensuring that every child's learning styles and abilities are addressed. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills that foster meaningful relationships with students, colleagues, and parents. Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in MSWord, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SmartBoard programs.

State University of New York College at Buffalo- Masters in Elementary Education 2001 State University of New York College at Fredonia- Bachelor of Science in Education 1994

Professional Experience
St. Vincent de Paul School, Spring Brook, New York Grade Two 2000-present
Instruct 2nd grade New York State Common Core curriculum, designing and implementing programs to meet the academic, intellectual, and social needs of students. Assess performance through student portfolios and AIMSweb benchmarks, with emphasis on the education of the whole child. Integrate technology into classroom instruction, using SmartBoard programs and interactive learning centers. Work with special education teachers to accommodate students with special needs, including those with Individualized Education Programs. Engage parent communication by emailing monthly class newsletters and maintaining a class website.

St. Vincent de Paul School, Spring Brook, New York Grade 5

Taught grade five curriculum as well as Math 6, 7, and 8.


St. Mary's Elementary School, Lancaster, New York Grade 3, Long-term Substitute Teacher St. Bernadette School, Orchard Park, New York Grade 6, Long-term Substitute Teacher St. Bernadette School, Orchard Park, New York Art, Long-term Substitute Teacher Gateway Youth and Family Services Substitute Teacher

May 1995-June 1995 February 1995-March 1995 November1994-February 1995


Served at Gateway Lynde School and Gateway-Headstart Preschool, instructing pre-kindergarten through high school students with behavioral and/or developmental disabilities. Worked in therapeutic preschool, day treatment, and residential education programs.

Diocese of Buffalo Substitute Teacher


Provided classroom instruction in all levels, kindergarten-grade 8 at various Catholic Schools within the Diocese of Buffalo.

Student Teaching
Fredonia-Hamburg Teacher Education Program
Charlotte Avenue School, Hamburg, New York February 1994-May 1994 Grade 4 Armor Elementary School, Hamburg, New York November 1993-February 1994 Grade 1 Boston Valley School, Hamburg, New York September 1993-November 1993 Grade 3

Certification & Awards

NYS Permanent Certificate of Elementary Education, Pre K-6 2001 CPR/AED Certification,2012 WJYE Teacher of the Month, September 2013 MAC Grant recipient, 2001 Outstanding Student Teacher Award, 1994

Areas of Proficiency and Training

NYS Common Core Standards Literature Circles Technology Integration Interactive Learning Centers Differentiated Instruction Creative Lesson Planning Professional Learning Communities Multidisciplinary Lesson Planning Close Reading AIMSweb implementation Response to Intervention (RTI) Curriculum Mapping Multisensory Instruction

Professional Organizations and Affiliations

Member, National Catholic Educational Association Member, NCTM National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Member, Phi Delta Kappa International