Smith - House Sitter - Gastonia, NC, USA

Maria Smith

Gastonia, NC, USA


House Sitter


I am a trustworthy, reliable and responsible woman who recently relocated to the Charlotte area and after years of teaching in the public school system I am now looking for less traditional ways to earn a living. I have a positive attitude towards life and get on well with people of all walks of life. I will look forward to speaking with you to see how I could be of benefit to you and your family.

Work History

Title 1 VE Teacher

Fox Hollow Elementary School

Instructed primary varying exceptionality self-contained class in all subject areas
Instructed intermediate VE self-contained class in all subject areas
Provided differentiated instruction for students in basic education classes
Modeled, trained and consulted with teachers on modifications and accommodations to instruction and materials ensuring the diverse needs of every student are successfully realized.
Co-taught in inclusive classrooms
Provided staff development; e.g., behavior management, reading and understanding IEPs, accommodations and modifications in the classroom and standardized testing
Held positions such as Team Leader, Response to Intervention Behavior Committee, Social Committee, Curriculum Planning Committee, Technology Committee and District Continuum of Services Committee. Began school-wide initiative which focused on test taking strategies. Implemented a before school and after school book club which increased student reading levels. Organized an annual event, which included a Sunshine State Reader author, to celebrate our SSR Superstar Book Club members. Organized annual student-driven food drives, annual pet food drives and began and to oversee the student created butterfly/literary garden.
Enhanced student performance by providing tutoring for students before school
Upheld a solid classroom management plan in which students were provided with clear and consistent direction, as well as consistent follow through. Fostered a work-oriented and stress-free learning environment.

Title 1 VE Teacher

Gulfside Elementary School

Instructed primary VE self-contained class in all subject areas.
Developed lesson plans to meet the individual needs of students using the curriculum and Florida State Standards which integrated technology and hands-on instruction
Used data from assessments and other sources to define student needs and to drive instruction
Implemented a peer mentor program

Title 1 Learning Support Services Teacher

Goddard Middle School

Instructed 7th grade students in all subject areas as a Resource Teacher
Instructed 7th grade students in LA and math in self-contained classes
Continually promoted a positive learning environment, encouraging creative thinking through active class participation
Provided teachers with behavior management techniques and assisted them with creating authentic assessments for the mainstreamed special needs students
Led the student council members in organizing school and community events
Increased teacher-parent relations which resulted in increased student involvement

Full-time Substitute Teacher

Kutztown School District

Instructed all grade levels in all subject areas
Followed lesson plans provided by teachers and provided classroom management

Qualifications & Certifications



Kutztown University

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