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Ja’nee Key

(201) 220-4978
Digital Teaching Portfolio -

An enthusiastic educator seeking to obtain a 6th-12th grade teaching position within

New Jersey Initial Secondary Certification in English May 2016
Special Education endorsement May 2016

William Paterson University Wayne, NJ
Bachelors of Arts, Secondary Education English September 2012- May 2016
GPA: 3.3/4.0

Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ

Associate in Arts September 2008- May 2012


8th Grade English Teacher September 2017- June 2018

University Heights Charter School Newark, NJ

 Creating daily lesson plans, conducting classroom instruction; administering tests;

providing feedback on learning achievement and needs for improvement.
 Adapting lessons for advanced students by challenging and encouraging critical
 Modifying concepts in various ways for students with learning disabilities.
 Integrating technology into the classroom as an instructional tool.
 Identifying signs of emotional or developmental problems in students.
 Maintaining an environment of learning conducive to the learning styles of all
 Devising teaching strategies for classes of 16-22 students.
 Increased student’s STAR reading assessment by 1 to 3 grade levels.
 Utilizing ongoing informal and formal assessments to measure effectiveness of
teaching and optimize student learning, adapting instruction when needed.

6th Grade English Teacher August 2016- June 2017

University Heights Charter School Newark, NJ

 Designed and implemented English-based lesson plans

 Delivered creative and interactive activities to an average of 28 students per class.
 Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on
differentiated learning needs.
 Established literacy hour providing students basic skills needs.
 Provided after school tutoring for PARCC testing.
 Developed a variety of assessments to monitor students progression including: peer
assessments, self-reflection, quizzes, and unit tests.
 Participated in ongoing staff training sessions.
 Consistently communicated with parents to report on student behavior, social and
developmental progress.
 Increased student PARCC scores by 9 percent.
 Increased students overall grade growth by 73 percent.

Student Teacher January 2016- May 2016

School #7 Paterson, NJ

 Taught a class of 16 7th/8th students in a self-contained Specific Learning Disabilities

setting in English and Social Studies.
 Preparing and presenting structured daily lessons in English and Social Studies.
 Assessing student learning by giving demonstration of learning exit slips after each
lesson to see if students understood the topic.
 Implementing differentiated instruction by using reading material on student’s
readability levels, working in centers based on student interest and continuously
adjusting lesson content to meet student’s needs.
 Modifying curriculum for Special Education students by explaining concepts in
various simpler steps.
 Participating daily in co-teaching with cooperating teacher.
 Utilizing the assistance of a teacher’s aide to support students who are struggling on
 Assisting students with preparation for PARCC standardized testing and STAR
assessment by providing explanations on concepts and modeling reading strategies.
 Creating daily lesson plans for PARCC Writer’s Workshop for students.
 Attending one professional development training for PARCC.


Sigma Tau Delta- English Honors Society April 2015-Present