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Christine E.

Cerruti
cecerruti@gmail.com (201)563-2446 www.christinecerruti.weebly.com

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT:
Monteverde Friends School July 2017 – Present
3rd & 4th Grade Lead Teacher Monteverde, Costa Rica
• Instruct a combined grade level class of 17 English Language Learners in all academic areas at a
bilingual Quaker school.
• Implement Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing Workshops, differentiating instruction in order to
increase student literacy.
• Incorporate verbal and written expectations during math lessons in order to build academic
vocabulary and increase the ability to explain one’s thinking.
• Utilize math games and creative projects to connect math units with real world applications.
• Design and implement yearlong curriculum for science and social studies, utilizing hands-on
experiences, project based learning and technology.
• Employ Responsive Classroom practices in conjunction with Quaker pedagogy to create a learning
environment focused on cooperation and responsibility. Practices include morning meeting, student-
generated guidelines, and providing feedback that celebrates specific components of student work.
• Teach a semester long health class to students using the Our Whole Lives curriculum, in addition to
a weekly class on Quaker values and spiritual development.
• Generate IEP goals and track student progress.
• Work collaboratively with colleagues to maintain quality, consistency, and vertical alignment.

PAST WORK EXPERIENCE:


Greene Street Friends School August 2016 – July 2017
2nd Grade Teaching Associate Philadelphia, PA
• Partnered with a second grade teacher to implement Responsive Classroom strategies to support
students’ academic and social-emotional growth.
• Designed and taught all science and social studies curriculum using an inquiry model. Lesson formats
included partner and small group work, project based learning, and technology usage.
• Used the Everyday Math 4 curriculum to assist students individually and in small groups.
• Conferenced daily with students using Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing Workshop model.
• Taught weekly Life Skills lessons based on the curriculum developed by Greene Street Friends,
which encourages the ongoing social and emotional development of all students.
• Worked with the Spanish Integration Committee to increase Spanish language visibility throughout
the school community and provided Spanish language workshops for teachers.

CATCH Inc. August 2015 – August 2016


Clinical Supervisor, School Therapeutic Services Program Philadelphia, PA
• Oversaw all aspects of the School Therapeutic Services (STS) program at F. Amedee Bregy
Elementary, a Philadelphia public school serving students in grades K-8.
• Collaborated with the school counselor, teachers and learning specialists to develop comprehensive
learning plans for students.
• Regularly met with parents/guardians to support family engagement and provide referrals for
outside community resources when needed.
• Ran multiple group therapy sessions weekly, which focused on strengthening students’ executive
functioning skills.
• Generated individual treatment plans that operated on a strength-based approach for all 30 clients.
• Provided weekly clinical supervision for the STS team and promoted a culture of teamwork and
collaboration within the program.

CATCH Inc. September 2012 – August 2015


School-based Therapist, School Therapeutic Services Program Philadelphia, PA
• Ran individual and group therapy sessions for students in grades K-8 at Commodore John Barry
Elementary, a Philadelphia public school.
• Incorporated art as an alternative means of expression during individual and group therapy sessions.
• Provided crisis intervention and family counseling.
• Observed student interactions and behaviors in the classroom in order to identify barriers to
learning.
• Presented at numerous teacher-run grade group meetings to build further opportunities for
collaboration between the STS program and the school staff, as well as to help educators better
understand the effects of childhood trauma on classroom behavior.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:
Manos De Amor Casa Hogar Orphanage Summer of 2014, 2015 and 2016
Daily Volunteer Bucerias, Mexico
• Facilitated lessons and art projects to assist children in learning to speak, read and write in English.
• Helped staff with daily chores, such as laundry, food preparation and orphanage maintenance.
• Supervised children on trips into the community, including a field trip into Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

EDUCATION:
THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia, PA
Masters of Science in Education: School and Mental Health Counseling Class of May 2012

THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE Newark, DE


Bachelors of Arts: Psychology Major, Sociology Minor Class of May 2010

SKILLS: TRAINING: INTERESTS:


• Oral and written proficiency in • Responsive Classroom • Painting
Spanish • Readers and Writers • Yoga
• Administering Fountas and workshop • Photography
Pinnell benchmark tests • Quaker Education • Calligraphy
• Facilitating Genius Hour • Regio Emilia • Choreographed dance
• Art therapy and group therapy • Diversity and Inclusion
• Strong organization skills • Mindfulness in the Classroom