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Anthony P.

Cassano
4214 Talon Drive Dumfries, Virginia 22025 cassanoanthony@gmail.com 440.897.1845 (Mobile) Qualifications Profile
Dedicated Educator with extensive experience curriculum and delivering exceptional educational excellence in Music and Secondary Education. Music Instruction: Teach instrumental, choral, music history and theory. Adapt teaching geared toward individual student need to increase student achievement in music. Incorporate state standards into daily instruction to set equitable goals and objectives for each student. Created detailed and concise lesson plans based on goal setting and observable outcomes. Educational Leadership: Successfully met various needs of diverse learners. Inspire and guide students to reach high educational standards. Lead various educational after school workshops and student committees. Classroom Management: Create equal, rewards-based learning environment while establishing clear and concise behavior expectations. Engage students by fostering independence and desire to learn. Design interactive lesson plans targeting individual learning gaps and aptitudes. Key Strengths: Ability to inspire students to achieve higher levels of academic success. Dynamic and engaging; establish and maintain lasting rapport with instructional assistants and paraeducators, teachers, building administrators and parents.

Education and Credentials


Bachelor of Music in Education Minor in Secondary Education (2007) Kent State University Kent, Ohio Professional Certification & Teaching Endorsements: Ohio State 5 year Professional Certificate in Music Education (P-12) Virginia State 5 year Professional Certificate in Instrumental and Choral Education (P-12) Professional Development: - NAfME Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) - OMEA Professional Development Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio (2009, 2010) - Child Abuse Education Certification (2009, 2010) - VCLA (Virginia Communication and Literary Assessment) scores above average

Professional Experience
FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Fairfax, Virginia Substitute Teacher 03/2011- Present

Build reputation for strong classroom management and capacity to deliver broad range of detailed lesson plans. Maintain exceptionally high level of professionalism while interacting with other teachers, students and administrators. Maintain exceptional and rewards-based classroom management skills ..continued..

Anthony P. Cassano
PAGE 2 NELSONVILLE-YORK MIDDLE SCHOOL Nelsonville, Ohio Band/Choir/General Music Teacher 08/2009-06/2010

Create and implement Music/Instrumental/Choral curriculum, including history and theory for 6 th, 7th and 8th grade classrooms. Employ and expedite a variety of technology intense, current and innovative teaching strategies to motivate, inspire and encourage student-centered learning. Design units to maximize available technology and resources. Provide one-on-on instruction assistance for students performing at any level at no cost. Proactively manage parent relationships to promote professionalism and an open line of communication for updating on student progress. Volunteered for state funded after school tutoring program focused on 6 th grade learner achievement. Participated with and chaperoned 6th grade annual camping trip. Raised over $1,500.00 dollars for music program through various fundraisers Assistant High School Band Director for Nelsonville-York Marching Buckeyes 08/2008 06/2009

MANSFIELD CITY SCHOOLS Mansfield, Ohio Choir/General Music Teacher

Create and implement Choral/General Music curriculum including Solfge, Kodaly method and aural skills building for 7th and 8th grade classrooms. Set positive classroom and school wide goals to motivate, inspire and nurture students. Occupy technology to create a diverse set of technology rich lesson planning and unit building. Extensive interaction with students with special needs. Proactively met with students for one-on-one instruction at no cost. Promote various paths of open communication for parents to engage in student academic goals. Participated in after school programs for students with high socioeconomic needs Assisted in free private instrumental instruction for middle school band students Raised over $1,000.00 through diverse fundraising programs and benefits

Additional Experience BEACON FOR ADULT LITERACY Washington, D.C. ESOL tutor for varied language speaking adults KINGS PARK COMMUNITY BAND Burke, Virginia Bb, Eb and Bass Clarinet player and associate conductor PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTOR Ohio and Northern Virgina Private instrument instructor for various students VIENNA COMMUNITY BAND Vienna, Virginia Bb and Eb Soprano Clarinet player