Emily S

Foreign Language & Literature Teacher - 14 Years of Experience - Near 41091


Foreign Language & Literature Teacher


Union, KY

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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY Over thirteen years of experience in leadership. Versatile, bilingual professional with management experience. Ability to lead programs while insuring timely completion of deadlines. Qualified to communicate, delegate and plan with a management style that motivates team productivity. skills * Innovative leader * Excellent communication and presentation skills * Project management * Effective negotiating and problem solving skills * Planning and organizational leadership * Fluent in Spanish Walton Verona High School, Walton, KY Department Head and Spanish Instructor 2014 - 2017 LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT Served as Foreign Language Department Head - defined organizational objectives and worked with staff to achieve goals Developed, led and promoted Foreign Language Program and Culture Awareness Organized and supervised the Pulsera Project - engaged student body in international service to provide economic opportunities for Nicaraguans Oversaw department budget Supervised and trained eight students to prepare for the Spanish CLEP test over a one year period, resulting in 75% of the students earning college credit during high school Guided students in linguistic competency and performance that resulted in 100% of the students meeting growth and proficiency target goals throughout the year Provided coaching feedback to peers to improve skills and share best practices Prepared and delivered presentations to audiences Confidently worked in a high-pressure environment to achieve deadlines Developed differentiated methods for providing an effective program that addressed individual student learning Identified problems, obtained related data and developed creative solutions to remediate issues Handled difficult situations with professionalism, tact and integrity Created and managed a system for tracking student performance data and provided recommendations to enhance learning MENTORING Mentored students participating in Spanish KUNA Conference Defined plans and structure for youth to achieve academic skills Guided youth to meet daily objectives and goals Worked with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds Counseled students for the purpose of improving performance, health status, appropriate behavior, problem solving techniques and a variety of personal issues Newport Central Catholic, Newport, KY Student Government Director and Spanish Instructor 2005 - 2014 LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT Director of Student Government events, clubs and extracurricular activities Led and established the foreign exchange program with Colegio Sagrado Corazón in Madrid, Spain Organized group tour to Costa Rica with Spanish students - promoted leadership skills for students to successfully navigate new experiences with confidence Drove the charity food drives for student community - developed project plans, promotion material, communications and directed the student body Increased class size of upper level Spanish program 25% over two years by providing travel opportunities and engaging projects Implemented changes to the AP Spanish program curriculum with unconventional creative learning plans that resulted in a 30% increase in students earning college credit during high school Developed communication plans with colleagues, parents and administration of projects, events, discipline concerns and activities Monitored and assessed performance of self and others, to make improvements or take corrective action * * MENTORING Inspired students to discover their individual potential Encouraged youth to take ownership in their learning Empowered students to make positive choices * Spanish on the Fly, Northern KY Spanish Instructor 2008 - 2012 LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT Developed courses for adult corporate professionals needing to speak Spanish in their profession Created lesson plans for conversational Spanish classes - beginning to advanced Prepared an exam at the end of each course Designed and presented a certificate at the end of each Spanish level Sold the program to adults - conducted meetings, promoted classes online and created ads to display in small businesses throughout the community Expanded program to include children which brought in more students and increased profits for the organization * DHL CVG Hub -Import/Export 1996 - 1998 INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT Sorted parcels from a conveyer belt into proper country destination Checked import/export documentation to determine content Scanned all packages to read bar codes using a hand-held scanner Loaded parcels in a fast paced environment where accuracy, quality and safety were of key importance Ensured completeness of load and even distribution of weight. Accurately entered load information into the computer Researched shipments, contacted other hubs/vendors in order to resolve issues with misplaced or damaged packages