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Amanda S.

Taselaar

Permanent:

amandataselaar@gmail.com
914.393.5135

160 West 24th Street, Apt. 9C


New York, NY, 10011

EDUCATION
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Masters in Elementary Inclusive Education Preservice Program (Grades 1-6)

October 2015

Georgetown University, Georgetown College, Washington, DC


May 2014
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minors: Education and Spanish
Cumulative GPA: 3.6/4.0
University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Summer 2012
Completed three courses in Spanish - Gateway to Linguistics, Advanced Business, and Catalan Art History

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
PS 333 Manhattan School for Children, Manhattan, NY
December 2014 Present
Student Teacher
Contribute and facilitate in a third grade Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) classroom of 29 students under guidance
of general education and special education cooperating teachers
Design and conduct integrated lessons using a variety of teaching practices in subjects including science,
mathematics, reading, and writing, while utilizing formal and informal assessment strategies
Substitute Teacher, New York, NY
January 2015 Present

Provide meaningful instruction and contribute to respectful learning environment in the absence of regular
general education teacher in grades 1-6
PS 321 William Penn Elementary School, Park Slope, Brooklyn
September 2014 December 2014
Student Teacher
Developed and directed in a first grade general education classroom of 25 students under guidance of
cooperating teacher
Designed and conducted specific lessons that built on previous instruction in mathematics, reading, writing, and
social studies, while assessing student learning over time
Bright Beginnings, Inc., Washington, DC
September 2013 May 2014
Volunteer
Organize classroom activities on pre-kindergarten skills for newborns through 5-year-olds
Adopt a caretaker role, providing encouragement and support to homeless children
Bancroft Elementary School, Washington, DC
February 2013 May 2013
Tutor
Tutored a third grader struggling in reading by providing support, engaging materials and mini-lessons
Implemented different reading assessments and analyzed their effectiveness in language processing
Special Olympics, Washington, DC
October 2011 May 2013
Volunteer
Taught disabled children how to sail tailoring instructional strategies to individual needs
Motivated children to try new activities and expose them to the gratification of sailing
Ida Lewis Yacht Club, Newport, RI
June 2011 August 2011
Junior Sailing Instructor
Instructed new sailors from ages 5 through 17 years old on the basics of sailing
Planned daily lessons on proper technique and strategy as well as supervised children
Quaker Ridge School, Scarsdale, NY
May 2010 June 2010
Intern for Third Grade Class
Supervised a third grade classroom of 25 students under the guidance of the teacher
Directed specific lessons about mathematics and reading while presenting positive feedback to students
Grassroot Hoyas, Washington DC
September 2011 May 2012
Coach
Facilitated educational games and mentor at-risk youth from Washington DC about HIV/AIDS awareness

OTHER EXPERIENCE
Georgetown University Varsity Sailing Team, Washington, DC
September 2011 June 2014
Womens Team Captain and A and B Division Skipper
Practiced approximately 15 hours a week and competed in national and international competitions, winning
multiple National Championships
Time Magazine, New York, NY
June 2013 August 2013
Newsfeed Journalist and Social Media Intern
Researched, compiled and published over 20 articles on Time.com
Updated and organized social media platforms daily, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr