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Crystal Urbano Puentes

3220 Sawtelle Blvd. Apt # 302 in Los Angeles, CA


408-515-9958
urbano.crystal@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE
To fulfill my passion to educate at the elementary level by providing a learning environment in which every child, in spite of their
socio-economic status, can gain confidence in their abilities.

EDUCATION
University of California, Los Angeles, CA Expected June 2015
Multiple Subject Credential and Masters in Education
BCLAD Certification (Spanish)

Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA Graduated June 2010
B.S. Psychology, Urban Education Minor

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Student Teacher (Third Grade), William J. Clinton Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA 04/2014-present
- Collaborate with parents and guiding teacher to implement activities and lesson plans that aids students in meeting the Common
Core State Standards.
- Executing differentiated instruction where songs, kinesthetic movements, and collaboration with peers is emphasized to assist the
students in understanding and acquiring the material.

Student Teacher (Kindergarten), Gates Street Elementary, Los Angeles, CA 10/2013-03/2014
-Performed the daily duties in a 50/50 Spanish Dual Immersion classroom.
-Delivered differentiated instruction, incorporated GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) strategies, and developed a
positive and engaging learning environment where all students (Benchmark, Strategic, and Intervention) were able to access the
curriculum.

Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher, Fusion After School, Cupertino, CA 09/2010-07/2013
-Integrated the use of Spanish in the classroom and exposed students to different cultures around the world.
-Responsible for classes of up to 30 students, where they were introduced to a diverse curriculum focusing on the incorporation of
Gardners Multiple Intelligence Theory in developing lesson plans aimed towards different types of learners in the classroom.

Homework Center Coordinator, Latino College Preparatory Academy, San Jose, CA 10/2008-08/2009
-Responsible for hiring and training tutors, maintaining communication with students parents and teachers, while supervising over
150 students who were receiving 2 Fs or more.
-Recording students attendance, schedule, grades, daily assignments, and academic history; over 50% of the students grades
improved within a three-month period.

VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Student Action Committee, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 11/2014-Present
-Responsible for maintaining communication across cohorts in the field of Education and addressing any questions and concerns
students have.
-Assisted in organizing the Building Bridges Conference where local elementary and high schools shared information concerning
the hiring process with students receiving their Credential and Masters in Education.

Teaching Assistant and Tutor, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 09/2007-03/2010
-Volunteered in different classrooms in lower socio-economic areas.
-Tutored students in all subject areas from elementary to high school, supported the teachers in managing the classroom, and
assisted students in completing their assignments.

ACHIEVEMENTS
Founder of Sigma Omega Nu at Santa Clara University; a Latina interest based sorority focused on academics, culture, and
sisterhood. Awarded Alpha Order- highest GPA amongst the members of Sigma Omega Nu.