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PELIN K.

RAU
2418 Barbour Road, Falls Church, VA 22043
703-573-7037

pelinrau@yahoo.com

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SUMMARY
An ESOL-Secondary English instructor and Educational Technology Teacher Leader with 16
years of classroom experience at top public and private secondary schools in the United States
and Turkey. Strong talents in leadership, effective language instruction, extensive knowledge of
literary cannon and integrating innovative educational technologies and Web 2.0 tools into
curriculum and instruction. Competencies include 1:1 laptops, LMSs, blended/hybrid learning,
ISTE Standards, Common Core Standards, and Web 2.0 technologies to support and enhance
learning in and out of the classroom.

OBJECTIVE
Full-time employment as an ESOL instructor and/or teacher leader in an FCPS
high school (preferably at my former school, W. T. Woodson High).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
ROBERT COLLEGE, ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Secondary English/ELL & Ed Tech Teacher Leader, August 2006-August 2014

Developed curriculum and designed instructional materials.


Integrated a variety of technologies into instruction and assessment.
Ran 1:1 laptop classrooms and courses on Moodle LMS.
Led the English 9 level as coordinator for two years.
Taught Preparatory English Language and English 9Literature classes and Writing,
Reading, Listening, Speaking and Higher-Order Thinking Skills.

Led the Technology Committee and trained/gave presentations to faculty


in technology integration.

Attended meetings and ran after-school clubs.

W. T. WOODSON HIGH SCHOOL, FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA


ESOL Instructor and Department Chair, August 2002-August 2006

Developed curriculum and designed instructional materials.


Integrated a variety of technologies into instruction and assessment.
Led the ESOL department as chair for two years.
Taught Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced ESOL classes.
Collaborated with English 9 level to support ESOL3 students.
Co-taught Grade 9 World History and Civilizations with Chris Warren.
Organized department meetings, Parents Nights, and Intl. Talent Shows.
Supervised the World as One Club and its quarterly newsletter.
Served on Technology Committee under Jeff Yosts leadership.

FROST MIDDLE SCHOOL, FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA


ESOL Instructor, August 2000-2002

Developed curriculum and designed instructional materials.


Integrated a variety of technologies into instruction and assessment.
Taught Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced ESOL classes.
Attended meetings and ran after-school clubs.
Took a variety of FCPS technology courses to become a highly-qualified teacher and
SOL-certified.
Was highly recommended by Frost MS Principal Leslie Kent to Woodson HS
Principal Robert Elliott.

FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, VIRGINIA


Long-term Substitute ESOL Teacher, August 1999-July 2000

Taught ESOL1, 2 and classes at Poe Middle, Carl Sandburg Middle, Chantilly High
Schools for teachers on maternity leave (for three months at a time at each institution).
Co-taught Biology and Math at the middle school level.
Designed instructional materials and assessments.
Attended meetings.
Was highly recommended to Frost MS Principal Leslie Kent by Chantilly HS ESOL
Department chair Cheryl Ross.

SEV ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, ISTANBUL, TURKEY


ESOL/ELL Instructor, August 1998-August 1999

Developed curriculum and designed instructional materials for 2nd and 3rd grade
English language learners.
Collaborated with team mates to develop curriculum.
Attended meetings and ran after-school clubs.

EDUCATION
JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY, HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA
Educational Technology Leadership Online Certificate (in progress)

Participating in foundations and digital media classes, collaborating in group projects


and developing instructional media for education.
Focusing on learning, cognition, retention and theory in terms of new media for
education.
Learning new software applications for the purpose of creating educational content.

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA


Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Multicultural and
Multilingual Education, May 2002

Completed 12 masters courses and 36 credit hours in two years.


Grantee of the Federal Title VII Bilingual Scholarship program.
Majored in multilingual and multicultural education.
Designed and executed lessons and class presentations.
Graduated with honors on the Deans List.
Student Teaching waved due to employment by FCPS with provisional licensure
(received the permanent license in 2002).

BOSPHORUS UNIVERSITY, ISTANBUL, TURKEY


Bachelor of Arts in Western Languages and Literature: Minor in English
Literature, July 1998

Completed 24 courses and 72 credit hours in four years.


Majored in English/American Language and Literature.
Took courses in Linguistics, Modern Criticism, Modern Drama, Classical Mythology,
Psychology, Philosophy, History, Art and Architecture.
Was offered research assistantship but declined (moved to the United States with
American spouse).
Graduate with top honors with the 3rd highest GPA in my class.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Well-versed in a variety of classroom technologies:


o Blended/Hybrid Learning and Flipped Classroom
o Smart Boards and Document Cameras
o Skype Classroom and Video Conferencing
o Learning Management Systems such as Blackboard and Moodle
o Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel & Mac iOS
o Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop and Captivate
o Windows Media Player, iMovie, Audacity and Screencasting
o A wide array of Web 2.0 tools
o Google Docs/Drive
Fully bilingual (English and Turkish)
Voluntary tutoring in technology integration
Workshop Presenter at Ed Tech conferences
Well-read and well-traveled
Speak basic Spanish, German, Arabic and Korean.