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					                                           April Garcia
                                                 5065 2nd Street
                                               Rocklin, CA 95677
                                          Home Phone (916)630-5494
                                           Cell Phone (530)368-1088
                                              a_garcia@mac.com


Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways
                         acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.
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   CHRIST FOCUSED, ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER
    Dedicated to Creating a Godly Learning Environment and Making a Difference in Student’s Lives.
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Professional Profile
A dedicated, hard working, and innovative instructor who strives to help students obtain his or
her very best, and supports colleagues and administration by helping create an atmosphere of
mutual respect and open communication where Christ is the center. An exceptional
communicator with students and parents; maintains relationships using a caring and diplomatic
manner. A computer literate teacher with a flare for creativity, who enjoys implementing art, and
music within lesson plans. Incorporates higher-level thinking questions in all areas of academia.
Qualified to step into administrative and office duties. A Christian woman with a heart for God.

Experience
        MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER                                                    YEARS EMPLOYED (2007-Present)
        Sierra Academics                                                                     Auburn, CA 95603

             2007-Present:      Responsible for teaching 5th-7th grades. Developed curriculum to reach all
                                levels of learning for all three grade levels.
                                 I incorporated California State Standards in all areas of teaching, and I am
                                 proficient at using techniques to help students learn at higher levels and
                                 through different styles. I use such tools as Bloom’s taxonomy questions
                                 within every subject, the 6+1 Writing Rubric to teach quality writing, and
                                 multi-level learning projects such as the Interactive history notebook to
                                 teach note taking and learning on various levels.

        JR. HIGH TEACHER                                                           YEARS EMPLOYED (2006-2007)
        Calvary Chapel Christian School                                                       Auburn, CA 95603

                2006-2007:        8th grade home-room teacher – Responsible for teaching 8th grade Bible,
                                  English and history for 7th and 8th grade, and co-teaching the extra-
                                  curricular classes of P.E, computer, drama, and art.


        ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR/TEACHER                                              YEARS EMPLOYED (2000-06)

        Cool Christian School                                                                      Cool, CA 95614

                2005-2006:        Assistant Administrator. Taught combination class of 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th
                                  grades. Music director. Fundraising coordinator.
Experience Cont.
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                 2004-2005:        Assistant Administrator. Taught combination class of 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
                                   Music director. Began sports program with River City Christian League.
                                   Coached soccer, girls basketball, and cheerleading squad, and co-coached
                                   girls volleyball. Fundraising coordinator.

                 2003-2004:        Taught combination class of 5th/6th grades. Music director. Fundraising
                                   coordinator.

                 2002-2003:        Taught combination class of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. Music director.

                 2001-2002:        Began full-time teaching duties as a 3rd/4th grade combination class teacher.

                 2000-2001:        Music Director – Responsible for teaching students how to read music, keep
                                   rhythm, and sing. Directed musicals and plays.

        On-the-Job Accomplishments as Assistant Administrator:
             Helped with decisions regarding curriculum, discipline, and other major events involving
                the school or students.
             Helped with office duties which included computer, phones, and filing.
             When administrator was called away, was in-charge of all disciplinary actions as well as
                any other administration responsibilities that arose.
        On-the-Job Accomplishments as teacher:
           Each year I was responsible for teaching all of the subjects of every grade taught. As well as
              teaching all core classes, I taught P.E., Latin, Spanish, Computers, Art, Music, and Home
              Economics. I have worked with some Saxon and Bob Jones curriculum, but focused mainly
              on school’s core curriculum, A Beka. I am confident in supplementing appropriate materials
              to fulfill California State Standards.
        MUSIC TEACHER                                                            YEARS EMPLOYED (SPRING 2000)
        Calvary Chapel Christian School                                                              Ophir, CA

             Responsible for teaching music to grades K-8 throughout the day. Taught students how to
             read music, keep rhythm, and sing. Put together the talent show in which I helped the students
             with their singing, acting, and dancing numbers. At the end of the year, was responsible for
             directing the Kindergarten students in singing several numbers for their graduation.

        PRE-SCHOOL TEACHER                                                          YEARS EMPLOYED (1997-2000)
        Little Angles Christian Pre-School                                                      Cool, CA 95614

          Lead circle time and music. Helped with crafts, centers, playtime, snack time, lunch,
          naptime, and led after-school care. Maintained bulletin boards, and helped with office
          duties.
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Spiritual History
I have been a Christian since I was a small child. I was raised in a Christian home, and went to a
Christian school from K-College. Presently my family attends Community Covenant Church in
Rocklin, CA. I love the Lord with all of my heart. He has brought me through many low and high
areas in my life. He is my joy and my salvation. I try to walk in His footsteps. It is by His grace
alone that I succeed in anything. It has been my endeavor to raise my two sons to put God first in
all that they do. It is my goal to become closer to Him each day.

Personal History
I am married to a wonderful man and have two marvelous boys ages eleven and six. My husband
is a Sacramento Deputy Sheriff, and I have been a teacher for the past ten years. I enjoy reading,
singing, and traveling. I like to try new things whenever I can. I love teaching with all of my
heart. I enjoy finding new and exciting ways to help the students learn more academically, as well
as spiritually.

Education
         William Jessup University: BA                                                2005-2008
              Teaching Credentials to be obtained 2009.                              Rocklin, CA

         Sierra College                                                               1998-2001
                                                                                     Rocklin, CA

         Mesa Junior College                                                          1996-1997
                                                                                  San Diego, CA

         Kelsey Jenny College                                                         1994-1996
                                                                                  San Diego, CA

         Point Loma Nazarene College                                                  1992-1994
                                                                                  San Diego, CA
Other Experience
Women’s Ministries: I was responsible for the Ladies Retreat. This involved finding speakers,
ladies to give their testimonies, location, and music, along with leading a small team and keeping
everything within our budget.

Music Director for Summer Bible School

Youth Camp Counselor

Greeting Committee Chairperson

Office Clerk

Other…
Reference Contacts
         Janet Ristau: Previous employer
                 Home: (530)886-8155
                 Work: (530)885-4387

         Lana Merritt: Previous employer
               Home: (530)823-9449
               Work: (530)887-1642

         Mike Ernst: Previous pastor
                  Work: (530)885-4385

                                      April Garcia
                                           5065 2nd Street
                                         Rocklin, CA 95677
                                    Home Phone (916)630-5494
                                     Cell Phone (530)368-1088
                                        a_garcia@mac.com


May 2008

It is with great pleasure that I am seeking to secure a teaching position within your school. I am
confident that my teaching abilities, combined with my strong interpersonal skills and Christian
work ethic would be an asset to your student’s learning and development.

I believe that education is a gift from God, and that it is my duty as an educator to present this gift
to students of all ages. It is my desire to get students excited about learning and exploring all
aspects of God’s creation from the beauty of language to the precision of numbers, from the
delicacy of the arts to the life lessons of the Bible and history. As a teacher, I hope to motivate
students in ascertaining their inner strengths and abilities to find what truly inspires them.

I believe that it is necessary to teach to the many different learning styles of the students. I do this
through hands-on activities, learning games, music, repetition, lecture, and any other means
necessary. I find that by being flexible and diverse within the classroom, I can stretch my students
to always raise the bar to higher levels.

I run a disciplined classroom with a warm and inviting atmosphere. I always strive to make my
classroom a place where my students feel encouraged and loved. It is my desire that the young
people that are put under my tutelage grow academically and socially, but most importantly
spiritually.

I work easily with other co-workers and am always open to suggestions in bettering my teaching
skills. I am eager to continue my growth as a teacher, and would welcome the opportunity to
discuss how I would assist you in your endeavor to help grow the students of your school into
well-educated, godly young men and women.

Please contact me at your convenience to set up a meeting so that we may discuss in greater detail
how my qualifications would best meet the needs of your educational program. I can best be
reached on my cell phone. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,



April L. Garcia

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