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English Language Education

Experience

English Teacher
North Seattle French School
August 2021- Current
Now working as a resource specialist and curriculum guide for alignment with CCSS and state standards. We are creating a custom scope and sequence across grades. I teach fourth grade social studies, English, and math, while I also teach first grade English, science, and social studies. Bilingualism is not required, but as a francophone I am able to translanguage.

Summer Staircase First-Second Grade ELA Teacher
Lowell Elementary - Seattle Public Schools
July 2021

Creator
Anglais En Fleurs English school for Francophone Students
Anglais En Fleurs is my attempted English/French business model for a private hands-on, PBL English school. As this business never came to fruition, nor did the website ever receive proper professional translation, I share it here as an example of my capabilities.

Summer Staircase ELA teacher grades 3/4
Seattle Public Schools
July 2019 

Middle school ELL teacher
Robert Eaglestaff Middle School - Seattle Public Schools
January 2019 – June 2019 

TESOL Attendendee
Chicago
2018

Presenter
ICCSD Teacher Conference
2018

Presenter
ICCSD Teacher Conference
2017

Lead ELL Teacher
Coralville Central Elementary - ICCSD
Jul 2015 – Dec 2018 

Validity Research Contractor
ELPA21
2017 – 2018

Adult ELL Instructor
Kirkwood Community College
2014 – 2015

ELL paraeducator
Williamsburg Community School District
Aug 2014 – Dec 2014

Education

University of Iowa
MAT, Language Acquistion research and pedagogy, French doctoral studies, teaching certification
My comps focused on dynamic assessment for diverse learners and culturally relevant classroom environments.

Licenses & certifications

Washington Residency Teacher K-12 ELL/French - OSPI

Iowa Standard Teacher Certification K-12 ELL/French - BOEE


Writing

I boast a GRE analytical writing score of 5/6, within 98th percentile, and have presented my research papers from 2014-2018 at lowa-based conferences. I am currently taking courses on Coursera to further develop the breadth of my abilities.


Academic Writing Sample
Sample - A Brief Survey of Oppositional Defiant Disorder


Relevant Graduate Coursework
Language Structure for Teaching ELLs
Approaches to Teaching Writing
Qualitative Research in Language: French in France (Research Project)


Undergraduate Coursework
Techniques Of Translation
Forms of Literature: Fiction
Forms of Literature: Non-Fiction
Studies in Francophone Literatures
Quebecois Literatures


Coursera Coursework / Audits
Academic Information Seeking  -  Certificate -
University of Copenhagen / Technical University of Denmark
Writing and Editing: Revising - Certificate - University of Michigan


Published Writing - Upon Request
Upon request
, I have two personally written, published works of experimental non-fiction, and my self-published a limited zine which I distributed across the south in Dec. 2017/Jan. 2018, entitled Waste of Space. 

Art / Craft / Design / Handiwork

Experience

Mutual Aid Site - tinyurl.com/cptsdhelp

Coping When PTSD (when no one is available)

Claire Obscure Photography
Please see my digital photography and commercial/culinary page photography page.

Craftperson and Sustainability Nerd
Custom resin art and recycled costume jewelry
Objets Obscurs Du Desir
Please see my digital photography and commercial/culinary page photography page.
July 2018 - Current

Assembly Tech / User of Torque Wrench
Smart Plug LLC, Seattle
June 2020 - September 2020 full time;  temp until March 2021

Art Instructor
Event Planner
Flyer Designer
Recreation Division, City of Iowa City
Feb 2012 – Aug 2018
My first grant writing, research, copywriting and graphic design opportunities.
This was also a theatrical outlet, wherein I used my costuming and prop-making skills to create characters like our Halloween Fortune Teller, or Lady Winter for our winter solstice festival.
During the summers I taught full-time as an art teacher for the city programs, and would often teach a few courses throughout the year in performing or visual arts.

CHiBipoo.com
Webmaster
2000-2004
I maintained my own web domain featuring numerous sub-sites written largely in HTML with some beginner Java. I included pesonal portfolios and fan sites for my favorite subjects like popular culture, comics, manga, anime, and bands. 


Education

Center for Bike Repair
Basics of Bike Repair + Maintenance
Spring 2022
For other bicycle/mechanics related education, please see Cycling + Sport.

Code Fellows
Code 101
Basic CSS  web design
March 2019

Savannah Arts Academy
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft
Visual Arts
2000 – 2003
Coursework included  Technical Theatre 1 & 2.
I designed props for You're a Good Man Charlie Brown and some costuming design in a Neo-Noir version of Hamlet.
- Best Leading Actress 2001, GHSA Division AAAA One Act Play Competition
I was a terribly irresponsible and immature but talented actress who was not well-liked due to mental illness/obvious reasons.
- Classmate to the ever talented Anthony Canney (easily one of the greatest couturiers of my generation)

General Education

Experience

Special Education Focus IA
Lowell Elementary - Seattle Public Schools
Apr 2021 – May 2021

Long Term Special Education Teacher
Lowell Elementary - Seattle Public Schools
Mar 2021 – Apr 2021 

Spanish English Dual Language K/1 Long Term
Yo hablo un poquìtito de su magnífica idioma
Sherwood Forest Elementary - Bellevue School District
Jan 2021 – Mar 2021 

Long Term Instructional Assistant - Family/Tech Support
Lowell Elementary - Seattle Public Schools
Sep 2020 – Dec 2020 

Graduate Research And Teaching Assistant, Diversities and Exceptionalities in Literary Instruction
University of Iowa
May 2018 – Aug 2018 

Children's Art Instructor
Children's Theatre Instructor
Iowa City Recreation Division
2013-2018

Paraeducator
21st Century CCLC Grant Wood Elementary Summer Program
2015

Substitute Teacher
Iowa City Community School District
Clear Creek Community School District
2011-2015

Education

University of Iowa
MAT, Language Acquistion research and pedagogy, French doctoral studies, teaching certification
My comps focused on dynamic assessment for diverse learners and culturally relevant classroom environments.

Colorado State University-Pueblo
Education
I have taken 21 hours of graduate coursework on diversity, behavior, disability, racism, and differentiation with the Siedow Teacher Education program.

Licenses & certifications

Washington Residency Teacher K-12 ELL/French - OSPI

Iowa Standard Teacher Certification K-12 ELL/French - BOEE

2016 Action Based Learning Training

2018 CPI Training (with holds)

Culinary Arts

Experience

Chef Commis
Leaf Kitchen
Feb 2010 – Mar 2018
Full time 2010-2012, on call after

Chef de Cuisine
Full Moon Café - Dinner Pop Up
August 2016

Line Cook
Heartland burrito
Mar 2011 – Oct 2016
Summer Farmer's Market

Manager - Yellow Velo
Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County
May 2014 – Aug 2014
Yellow Velo was a summer project for NCJC, a nonprofit group with two hubs that offer free mountain bike training to kids with high stress lives. I managed a pop-up cafe and bike rental outside of the local pool during the summer. We did not have a lot of foot traffic that year, unfortunately.

Stagiare
Le Cordon Bleu Paris
Jun 2010 – Aug 2010
I worked primarlily as a an assistant to the chef and sous chef of preparations, Chefs Saturnin and LeBuc. We created mise en place for all classes. Because I was the "most bilingual" of the basement I often worked as a casual translator for students from both backgrounds with the other assistants in the basement kitchen where we worked in the original Le Cordon Bleu historical buildling. I was placed in this position through EUSA, an internship program, that connected with students via The University of Iowa Study Abroad, and Céline Guerrero was the person who brought me in for an entretien and official stage.

Chef Commis / Line Cook
The Wedge Downtown
2009 

Lead Prep, Lead Garde Manger, Bread and Pastry Cook
Toucan Cafe
Apr 2007 – Aug 2008 

Garde manger, baker, barista
Soho South Cafe
2005


French & Foreign Language

Just for fun, find me on Duolingo!

Experience

French Teaching Assistant
University of Iowa
Aug 2013 – May 2014 (10 mos)

Stagiare
Le Cordon Bleu Paris
Jun 2010 – Aug 2010 (3 mos)
I worked primarlily as a an assistant to the chef and sous chef of preparations, Chefs Saturnin and LeBuc. We created mise en place for all classes. Because I was the "most bilingual" of the basement I often worked as a casual translator for students from both backgrounds with the other assistants in the basement kitchen where we worked in the original Le Cordon Bleu historical buildling. I was placed in this position through EUSA, an internship program, that connected with students via The University of Iowa Study Abroad, and Céline Guerrero was the person who brought me in for an entretien and official stage.

Education

The University of Southern Mississippi
Applied Linguistics
2013
Study Abroad research project for introduction to Qualitative Research. Under Joanne Burnett (now at Penn State) I worked with beginner French students studying abroad negotiating with host families for language, and interviewed host families on their impressions on French L2 learners, and their accommodation to English in the home environment paired with ELF (English as a Lingua Franca) in the nearby zone of commerce that was Nice, France. Through this I determined that the French classroom, because of the use of ZPD and comprehensible input, was the most reliable and coherent access to the language. This required bilingual transcription, translation, and the completion of a thesis in French. During this period of time I tested as a C1 in France for language proficiency.

University of Iowa
Baccalauréat, French / Italian
2009 – 2011
Professors and coursework of note:
Dr. Anny Dominique-Curtius
-Postcolonial Female Lit
-Postcolonial Francophone Lit
-Film of the Francophone World
Dr. Michel Laronde
-Literature of Quebec and La Revolution Tranquille
Dr. Rosemarie Scullion
-French Film
Dr. Miriam Belli
-The Modern Middle East
Dr.  Debbie Contrada
-Advanced Italian II

Kirkwood Community College
Continung Education - Ed2Go
Beginner + Intermediate Spanish
2019
36 Hours of Spanish Language Learning through Kirkwood Community College, supported by three months of work in a bilingual Spanish classroom. I am a "beginnermediate" Spanish speaker.

Licenses & certifications

Washington Residency Teacher K-12 ELL/French - OSPI

Iowa Standard Teacher Certification K-12 ELL/French - BOEE

Proficiency
ACTFL Speaking Advanced Mid
ACTFL Writing Advanced Low