Teaching Resume

Rebecca Cecilia Kidwell

beccackidwell@gmail.com

SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATOR

——–Key Qualifications———

  • Enthusiastic, warm, and caring professional, sensitive to students’ specialized and changing needs
  • Versatile, with a capacity for hard work—willing to take on several simultaneous assignments
  • Creative units thoroughly grounded in the curriculum that help students look forward to the realities of higher education
  • Committed to personal lifelong learning as well as offering quality education to children

CERTIFICATIONS & EDUCATION

Initial Massachusetts License— 8−12 English, 2005; 5−8 English, 2008; 5-8 History, 2009; 8-12 History, 2009

Boston University, Boston, MA—MAT Degree in English Education, 2005

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA—Women in Caribbean Literature Course, Graduate Business Courses

University of Georgia, Athens, GA—BA Degree in Drama (Directing Concentration), 1998

  • President’s List, Dean’s List (2 quarters), Hope Scholarship Recipient (4 years)
  • Created New Visions Productions Theater Company, producer & director
  • Acting/Speech Coach for fellow students during entire college career
  • Prop Shop Manager

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Caritas Academy of Arts and Sciences, Hudson, MA

English, History, Drama Teacher, Guidance Counselor, 2009-2011 (school closed)

  • Taught Medieval Literature, Modern Literature, Medieval History, Classical Literature, British/American Literature, Modern History, US History, World History, and Drama
  • Created differentiated instruction plans for honors, standard, and special needs students
  • Comingled learning between literature and history courses
  • Promoted formal writing techniques for academic and professional success
  • Developed class website to foster communication between teacher, students, and parents
  • Implemented positive classroom management strategies to encourage proper behavior and respect for others
  • Promoted community service through children’s theatre production
  • Organized skits for Thanksgiving and Christmas programs
  • Assisted students with college planning needs

Hudson High School, Hudson, MA

Long-Term Substitute Teacher

  • Creative Writing and Algebra II Honors

Boston Latin Academy, Dorchester, MA

English Teacher and Drama Advisor, 2005−2007; Student Teacher, 2005

  • Taught 10th & 12th Grade College Prep English, 10th Grade Writing, 7th Grade Speech/Drama
  • Raised Language Arts MCAS scores for 10th grade
  • Co-Authored 12th Grade College Prep Curriculum Map for state accreditation review
  • Collaborated with other teachers to discover effective teaching strategies and cross-curricular projects
  • Addressed multiple intelligences by utilizing various teaching methodologies and assessments
  • Implemented positive classroom management strategies to encourage proper behavior and respect for others
  • Developed class website to foster communication between teacher, students, and parents
  • Reestablished formal drama club program (grades 7−12) and served as advisor for two years (three productions);
  • Organized and renovated auditorium backstage with drama students

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Taylor & Harmon, LLC, CPAs, Marietta, GA

Administrative Assistant/ Bookkeeper, 1999−2004

  • Facilitated communication between the clients and the CPAs
  • Prepared clients’ books; prepared sales, payroll, and individual tax returns
  • Employed present computer skills to upgrade technology, improve office efficiency, and maintain the filing system
  • Established gift registry program for the store
  • Developed training manual for associates and taught seminar on gift registry procedures

Computer Skills: Windows, Linux, MAC OSX, , Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher), OpenOffice, Microsoft FrontPage, HTML, open source video tools, social media

Activities, Interests, and Honors: Community and academic theater (Director, Actor, Technician)—2008 Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres nominee for props in a musical, music (voice and theory), video editing and DVD creation, website design, creating online marketing plans for businesses, internet research, event and travel planning