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Ja’nee Key

(201) 220-4978
Janeeskey_201@yahoo.com
Digital Teaching Portfolio - http://keyteachingportfolio.weebly.com/
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OBJECTIVE
An enthusiastic educator seeking to obtain a 6th-12th grade teaching position within
English.
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CERTIFICATION
New Jersey Initial Secondary Certification in English May 2016
Special Education endorsement May 2016
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EDUCATION
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
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EDUCATOR EXPERIENCE

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
thinking.
 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
students.
 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
assignments.
 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.

PROFESSIONAL HONORS

Sigma Tau Delta- English Honors Society April 2015-Present