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ALEXIS ANONA JAMES

103 West End Close Nashville, TN 37205


Phone: 480-751-8239 ajames@sandiego.edu

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION TEACHER

Highly motivated and student-focused teaching professional with a solid commitment


toward educational excellence and providing students with fundamental academic and social
skills

Adept at designing and implementing mind-catching lesson plans that provide authentic
and interactive learning experiences which are effectively tailored to all learning abilities and
learning styles

Innovative and insightful educator dedicated to maintaining a comfortable and safe


environment where students are supported and encouraged to take ownership of their learning

Areas of Expertise:
Creative Daily Lesson Plans
Activity
Coordination
Scheduling
Learning Centers /KWL
Thematic Units
Enrichment Programs

&

Integration of Technology
Cooperative Learning
Parent Communication
Assessment
Tools
/Performance
Assessments
Use of Manipulatives

EDUCATION & TRAINING


Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (Expected: 2015)
University of San Diego, San Diego, CA; GPA: 3.50
Kappa Kappa Gamma; Ambassadors Club; Liberal Studies Student Leadership Board
Demystifying the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics ft. Phil Daro (10/2014)
University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Moderate fluency in verbal and written Spanish

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
KUMEYAAY ELEMENTARY SAN DIEGO, CA
1/2015 PRESENT
Student Teacher
Observe best practices from a master teacher in the classroom environment, gradually assume
responsibilities of the master teacher including classroom instruction, lesson planning, manage behavior,
and attend professional meetings
MISSION VALLEY YMCA SAN DIEGO, CA
8/2012 12/2015
Youth Leader II /After School Care Provider
Lead a group of 15 students within TK-6th Grade in physical activity games, academic enrichment activities,
and themed activities. Organize student clubs and write progress reports.
SAN DIEGO COOPERATIVE CHARTER SAN DIEGO, CA
9/2014 12/2014
SAN DIEGO GLOBAL VISIONS ACADEMY SAN DIEGO, CA
9/2013 12/2013
Practicum Student
Observed master teacher in the classroom environment, teaching 2-3 lessons and assisting in daily
classroom activities.

Alexis Anona James Resume

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FRANKLIN FAMILY YMCA FRANKLIN, TN


6/2014 8/2014
Camp Counselor
Taught children in a YMCA day camp, programming theme weeks, managing student behavior, acting as
lifeguard, and supervising field trips.
CAMP ADVENTURE NAVY SUPPORT SITE BASE, NAPLES, ITALY
6/2013 8/2013
Camp Counselor
Taught children in a summer camp that incorporated weekly field trips, swimming, themed programming,
health education.
Select Highlights:

Successfully taught a wide range of elementary-aged students as a Youth Leader II of an after


school program, Practicum Student, and Camp Counselor.

Devised and implemented creative and relevant lessons that were both challenging and
engaging, while remaining flexible and accommodating to each students learning style and
ability

Created original and innovative multidisciplinary thematic activities to connect concepts to


larger themes, enhance students comprehension of material and engage them in the learning
process.

Motivated students to become actively engaged in instruction through the implementation of


hands-on activities and group projects that augmented subject matter.

Cultivated a work-oriented and focused learning environment in which students were


provided with clear and consistent direction and follow through. Established clear behavior
guidelines, and actively engaged and positively reinforced students to ensure they remained on
task and motivated to learn.

Helped underperforming students and students with behavior issues by implementing


individual interventions, providing one-on-one tutoring, and positively reinforcing students
efforts.

Provided enrichment opportunities for gifted students that appropriately challenged them.

Monitored students progress on a continuous basis, using a variety of ongoing assessments;


identified individual student needs, evaluated progress and kept accurate records of student data.

Coordinated a Science Club, Developing Your Talents Club, Gardening Club, and Cooking Club
for students.

Collaborated with master teachers, colleagues, and administration to provide students with
the greatest opportunities and ensure all students were given the appropriate learning tools to
succeed.

Developed a curriculum packet for new staff members at Mission Valley YMCA that included
high-impact games, low-impact games, behavior management tips, crafts, theme ideas, inclusion
tips, and an overview of program procedures.

Won Employee of the Month at Mission Valley YMCA due to taking on extra shifts and
modifying programming to accommodate short staffing.

We have been so lucky to have Alexis on our team; our department, our community and our organization are better
because of her. Andy Cuffel, Program Director II, ASES/PRYDE

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA SORORITY (2012-2015)
Recording Secretary Manage attendance, keep minutes, and update bylaws and standing rules

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Alexis Anona James Resume

Corresponding Secretary Organize chapter-wide communication; assist other officers in writing


reports
RESIDENTIAL LIFE (2011-2014)
Director of Programming Implement campus events for 3,000+ people; manage contracts,
contact vendors, fill out proposals, and manage a budget
Resident Assistant Foster community, complete health and safety checks, and enforce policies.

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST