Enthusiastic and creative international school teacher with over 15 years of experience. Passionate about providing authentic learning experiences for students through the integration of technology in the curriculum, hands-on activities, and outdoor education.

Teaching Experience

Carlucci American International School of Lisbon, Portugal   August 2012-June 2014

Grade 7 and 8 Teacher

  • Developed and implemented middle school Science curriculum
  • Organized middle school Science Fair
  • Developed curriculum for Science-based middle school ‘unit’ (week without walls)
  • Organized and led environmental science field trips
  • Mountain Bike Club and Outdoor Club Leader

Canadian International School of Hong Kong, Hong Kong          August 2009- June 2012

Grade 7 and 8 Teacher

  • Developed and implemented inquiry and technology-based Middle Years Programme (MYP) Science, Integrated Design Technology, and Math curricula
  • Worked closely with staff and students to achieve MYP authorization
  • Piloted and implemented Moodle, Mathletics and Mahara in grades 7 and 8
  • Acted as peer mentor for integration of technology in teaching and learning

Berlin Brandenburg International School, Berlin, Germany      August 2007- June 2009

Grade 6 Teacher

  • Developed and implemented inquiry-based MYP Science and Personal, Social, and Health Education curricula; implemented inquiry-based Math curriculum
  • Collaborated with colleagues to create cross-curricular learning experiences
  • Organized and led curriculum-related field trips; grade 6 class trip leader

Coast Redwood School, Felton, California                                       August 2003- June 2006

Middle and High School Teacher

  • Taught Social Studies, Language Arts, Italian and Math to 7-12 graders
  • Organized day and weekend field trips
  • Consulted monthly with students and their parents to assess progress and develop learning goals and objectives
  • Instrumental in revising school’s charter document and submitting for renewal

SLV Junior High Homeschool, Felton, California                          August 2000- June 2003

Grade 7 and 8  Teacher

  • Taught Language Arts and Social Studies
  • Consulted monthly with students and their parents to assess progress and develop learning goals and objectives
  • Collaborated with colleagues to develop curriculum and organize day and weekend field trips

Fall Creek School, Felton, California                                                         January- June 1999

K-6 Teacher

  • Developed Science and Environmental Education curriculum
  • Worked with students to develop conflict resolution and team building skills
  • Worked closely with parents to monitor student progress

Santa Cruz County School            January-December 1998; September 1999-June 2000

Substitute Teacher

  • Taught grades K-12 in a variety of subject areas

Master of Education, National University, June 2002
State of California Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential for general subjects and Science, with a cross-cultural, academic, and language development emphasis,  June 2002
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, June 1997

Professional Development
Assessing the 1:1 Workshop, September 2011
Apple Distinguished Educator Institute, April 2011
Promethean Planet Active Whiteboard Training Levels 1 &2, March 2011
Moodle Master Course, October 2010
MYP Basic Teacher Training (Language A), September 2009
AGIS: Working Together to Support Learning, February 2009
Reaching Every Student: Differentiated Instruction Training, January 2009
MYP Intermediate Teacher Training (Science), October 2008
English as a Second Language in the Mainstream, January 2008

Additional Professional Responsibilities

Carlucci American International School of Lisbon (CAISL):
Outdoor Club Leader
Mountain Bike Club Leader
Middle School Science Fair Coordinator
‘Big Block’ Organizer
Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS):
Learning Technology Council Upper School teacher representative
Garden Club founder and advisor
Atlas Rubicon Design Committee member
Greenroof Planning Committee member
Staff presenter on implementing MYP
Moodle mentor
Track and Field assistant coach
MYP Personal Project supervisor
Teacher Advisory Programme advisor

Berlin Brandenburg International School (BBIS):
Science Curriculum Review Committee member
Cross- Country assistant coach
‘House’ advisor
International Week Planning Committee member
Knitting Club founder and advisor

Italian: Conversationally fluent; Spanish and French: Conversationally proficient

Computer Skills
Early adapter and active user of educational technologies including:  Atlas Rubicon, Blackbaud, FirstClass, Promethean Interactive White Board, WordPress, Moodle, Mahara, iWork, Microsoft Office, InDesign, Photoshop, and various social media applications. Skilled in PC and Mac operating systems.

Personal: Cycling, yoga, travel, photography, kiteboarding, reading
Professional: Curriculum development, technology integration, differentiated instruction


Nate Chapman, Principal, CAISL
David Price, Middle School Principal, CAISL
Sonia Almeida, School Counselor, CAISL
John Jalsevac, Upper School Principal, CDNIS
Tim Kaiser, Upper School Assistant Principal, CDNIS
Ben Kestner, Former Middle School Principal, BBIS

Other references available upon request.


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