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Luz Mara Delfn

luzma_del@yahoo.com +591-721-56806 (352) 464-8053


Santa Cruz Cooperative School Barrio Las Palmas, Calle Barcelona #1 Santa Cruz, Bolivia OBJECTIVE: Seek an instructional position in an elementary school for the 2014-2015 school year. EDUCATION: Master in Education, May 5, 2007 University of Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville, Florida College of Education, ProTeach Unified Elementary Education Program, Specialization in ESOL Bachelor of Arts in Education, May 6, 2006 University of Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville, Florida College of Education, ProTeach Unified Elementary Education Major College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Spanish Minor Magna Cum Laude TEACHING CERTIFICATIONS AND ENDORSEMENTS Valid from July 1, 2011-June 30, 2016 Elementary K-6 Florida Professional Educators Certificate English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) K-12 Florida Professional Educators Certificate Foreign Language- Spanish K-12 Florida Professional Educators Certificate Reading K-12 Endorsement TEACHING EXPERIENCE 4th Grade Teacher, Santa Cruz Cooperative School, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia August 2012- June 2014 General Director: David Deuel Elementary School Principal: Susan Zapata Plan and teach lessons in the 4th grade general curriculum, using the Common Core State Standards. Work on a team with one other teacher, switching classes for Science and Social Studies. Teach Social Studies to all three fourth grade classes, as well as Reading, Language Arts, Math, and Character Education to my homeroom class. Develop unit plans for all core subjects with my teaching partner. Also lead after school help sessions in writing, math and reading/language arts, as well as an after school activity modeled after the Destination Imagination program for high-achieving students. 4th and 5th Grade English Math and Science Teacher, The Ko School, Istanbul, Turkey August 2009- June 2012 General Director: Bob Lennox Elementary School Director: Mesrure Tekay 4th-5th Grade Dean: Nevra Bostanc Department Heads: ebnem Evans, Semin Oal Planned and implemented Math and Science lessons with the 4th and 5th grade English Math and Science team. Lessons and labs were developed with an intent for content area language learning, in order to prepare students for content area curriculum in English that they would encounter in middle school and beyond. In addition to their classroom lessons, 4th and 5th graders had lessons in the science lab once a week; 5th graders also had a lesson in the computer lab once a week. Also helped with various extracurricular activities once a week, including Destination Imagination, orienteering, and jazz dance activities. 4th Grade Teacher, Inverness Primary School, Citrus County, Inverness, FL August 2007- June 2009 Principal: Marlise Bushman Assistant Principal: Michelle McHugh Co-teacher: Valerie Acosta, 4th Grade Planned and implemented lessons in the 4th grade general curriculum. Taught students of various abilities, and have taught ESOL and gifted students within the general education classroom as well. Experience with the Everyday Mathematics curriculum. Also gained experience with a co-teaching model during the 2008-2009 school year.

FIELD EXPERIENCES Internship, Williston Elementary School, Levy County, Williston, FL Spring 2007 Mentor Teacher: Mary Guinsler, 3rd Grade Supervisor: Dr. Ruth Henderson Planned and implemented lessons in all subject areas, as well as helped prepare students for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Typical teacher responsibilities were undertaken, including grading papers, implementing classroom management strategies, and attending faculty meetings, parent conferences, and IEP meetings, among others. Students of various abilities in the classroom, including gifted, ESE, and ESOL students. Pre-Internship, Littlewood Elementary School, Alachua County, Gainesville, FL Spring 2006 Mentor Teacher: Ashley Landman, 4th Grade Supervisor: Carl Fields Planned and conducted whole-group lessons for the fourth grade advanced language arts class, and for the homeroom class during social studies. Other duties included helping the teacher with classroom management, grading papers, and providing help to individual students during lessons. Inquiry project completed, evaluating the effectiveness of the use of the Reciprocal Teaching reading strategy on the reading scores of an individual student. Presented results in a poster presentation at the 2 nd Annual Teaching, Inquiry, and Innovation Showcase held by the University of Florida College of Education. Co-teaching Experience, Archer Elementary School, Alachua County, Archer, FL Spring 2005 Mentor Teacher: Cherith Davenport, Advanced 2 nd Grade With a partner, worked with individual students during language arts and math, and helped conduct morning meetings. Planned and conducted two lessons, and constructed an individualized plan to help a struggling student with writing after having conducted several reading and writing assessments. OTHER VOLUNTEER/ CAREER EXPERIENCE: 2011-2013 School Years: Destination Activity Leader, Santa Cruz Cooperative School, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia March 2011: Attended National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference, San Francisco, CA 2009-2010 School Year: Destination Imagination Team Leader, The Ko School, Istanbul, Turkey Fall 2006: Volunteer/Research in 3rd grade pullout ESOL class, J.J. Finley Elementary School, Alachua County, Gainesville, FL May/June 2006: Libros de Familia volunteer work with Mexican migrant children, Alachua County, Alachua, FL Spring 2006: Completed Honors Thesis, titled Award-Winning Childrens Literature Published in Spain from 1995 to 2004, University of Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville, FL Fall 2005: Gator Buddies volunteer work with ESOL high school students, Gainesville High School, Alachua County, Gainesville, FL Fall 2003: Volunteer experience with Physical Education class of mentally and/or physically handicapped students, Sidney Lanier Anchor Center, Alachua County, Gainesville, FL

COLLEGE DISTINCTIONS: Graduated Magna Cum Laude; received the Anderson Scholars Award for academic achievement; inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Alpha Lambda Delta honors societies; on the Deans List and Presidents List. SKILLS, INTERESTS, HOBBIES, AND TALENTS: Computer Skills: Proficient in both Windows and Macintosh platforms. Proficient in the following applications and online programs: Edline, Moodle, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, iMovie, iPhoto, and iDVD. Also proficient in basic web page design and construction. Language Skills: Fluent in Spanish. Interests, Hobbies and Talents: Playing the flute; travel; art and art history