Hello. My name is Michelle. If you found your way here from another site, welcome! If not, welcome all the same! Let me tell you about my background, which is rather varied.
I’ve been a teacher, tutor, sales staff/trainer, and an active duty member of the United States Coast Guard. Quite a variety, I know! But they all have certain elements in common that support my career goal to be a secondary Social Studies teacher here in my home state of New Jersey.
In all positions I have: provided direct instruction to individuals, small groups, and entire classrooms; customized instruction for individual students; provided feedback via grading and reviewed material to increase comprehension.
I bring all of this to the table with me in my search for a new teaching position. My New Jersey certification is for secondary education. Further, my central location just north of Trenton, NJ puts a large amount of the state in drivable distance for me. I hope to be back in a classroom for the 2019-2020 school year!
Further, my military experience gave me the following skills: ability to prioritize multiple urgent tasks; improved efficiency in documentation through need to keep a database of all cases we managed; ability to work as a member of a team with people in multiple different departments. And of course, I was still training in the Coast Guard, because every year members rotate around and need to be trained on how the new office does the job.