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					                                                SARAH M. PHILLIPS
           140 North Main Street, Attleboro, MA 02703 · Cell: 774-209-9336 · E-mail: Sarah.M.Phillips@gmail.com

EDUCATION
TUFTS UNIVERSITY, School of Education, Medford, MA                                                                     July 2010
MAT, Secondary Education—English

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (NYU), Steinhardt School of Education, New York, NY                                                May 2005
B.S. Communications and Journalism, GPA: 3.9, Summa Cum Laude
Study Abroad at NYU in Madrid, Spring 2003

SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Languages: Proficient Spanish, Basic Russian
Certifications: Massachusetts Preliminary Licensure—Proficient MTEL scores on Communication and Literacy and English

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
MALDEN HIGH SCHOOL, Student Teaching Practicum, Malden, MA                                                         Jan-May 2010
 Solely responsible for the planning, teaching, and assessment of three ninth grade college preparatory classes, totaling
   approximately 40 students, for the duration of one quarter of the school year
 Created and implemented literature units on A Raisin in the Sun and To Kill a Mockingbird that included writing workshops,
   poetry analysis, and in depth examination of literary techniques, in an effort to develop skills required for the MCAS
 Differentiated lessons regularly to accommodate six IEP students, as well as a very diverse and transient population
 Responsible for representing students in both parent-teacher meetings and IEP update and evaluation meetings, in
   conjunction with administrators, liaisons, and other subject area teachers
 Assisted in the implementation of an intervention plan for ten at risk students by actively meeting with students to
   provide additional academic support, structure, counseling, and scaffolding
 Participated in parent-teacher events
 Coordinated and supervised college visit field trip for 100 ninth grade students

MALDEN HIGH SCHOOL, Pre-practicum Student Teacher, Malden, MA                                         Sept 2009-Dec 2009
 Observed three ninth grade college prep, one ninth grade honors, and one senior honors class weekly
 Assisted in teaching and executing lessons prepared by mentor teacher for classes of approximately 15-20 students
 Worked one-on-one with multiple IEP students on areas such as reading, writing, and homework completion

INTERNATIONAL/ESL RELATED TEACHING EXPERIENCE
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF RHODE ISLAND, ESL and TOEFL Instructor, Providence, RI Jan 2008-March 2009
  Assessed students’ English language ability and prepared customized lessons to address students’ weaknesses
  Familiarized students with format and nuances of TOEFL exam through repetitious and interactive instruction of various
   components of test
  Generated a 25% enrollment increase for course through the standardization of teaching techniques and the
   incorporation of media to simulate live testing conditions
  Assisted newly arrived students with the process of adjusting to and immersing themselves in American culture

BOSTON LANGUAGE INSTITUTE, TEFL Certification Course participant, Boston, MA                                 Sept-Dec 2007
 Planned and taught lessons using Communicative Approach: skills include reading, listening, speaking, and writing
 Generated lesson plans and materials that integrated key English skills in an engaging and entertaining manner
 Adapted various texts and course book lessons to meet level of beginner, intermediate and high-level speakers
 Taught ESL to varied adult population utilizing personally created materials and stressing Communicative Approach

HONDURAN MISSION: LIBRARY PROJECT, English Instructor, Library Assistant, Honduras                           April 2006, 2008
 Taught English daily at a school for young women ages 8-16, planning diverse recreational and educational activities
 Established library for local citizens at a Catholic mission, which involved cataloging and processing books in Spanish
 Oversaw the transition of initial library to a larger space during second trip, and implemented a volume increase from 200
  to 500 books

CROSS-CULTURAL SOLUTIONS, International Volunteer, Lima, Peru                                                    Jan-Feb 2006
 Instructed low-level literature, grammar and mathematics classes in Spanish and English
 Implemented various recreational activities and provided health instruction and basic hygienic services for the
  underprivileged elderly                                                                                    continued on reverse
ADDITIONAL RELEVANT EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
ROTARY FOUNDATION, RUSSIAN GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE, Team Member, Moscow, Russia                                         May 2009
 Awarded travel grant to participate in an international vocational exchange program in Russia; top selected candidate in
  the Northeast
 Studied vocation of both secondary and higher education in St. Petersburg, Ivanovo, Vladimir, Cherepovets, and Moscow
  through site visits to school systems in the respective cities
 Presented 15-20 educational oriented sessions to local organizations in an effort to develop professional relationships and
  exchange ideas, one of which was at the national Rotary conference in St. Petersburg

BROWN UNIVERSITY, CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER, Coordinator, Providence, RI July 2007- August 2009
 Counseled students on the recruiting process, including resume and cover letter critique and the utilization of Brown’s
   recruiting system
 Hired, trained and managed 10 student workers for the Career Development Center
 Coordinated logistics and details for campus recruiting events, including approximately 100 employer events per year
 Managed Brown’s three career fairs, which includes handling travel and logistics for more than 150 employers and
   campus departments

EDUCATION FIRST, FOUNDATION FOR FOREIGN STUDY, Regional Manager, Cambridge, MA                               Jan-July 2007
 Counseled foreign exchange students with behavioral, academic and language concerns
 Implemented a standardized procedure to monitor students’ grades and academic progress while working closely with
  public school administrators across the nation
 Managed and acted as a point of contact/support for foreign exchange students and host families during students’
  exchange year in US

ABC, GOOD MORNING AMERICA (GMA), Operations Assistant, New York, NY                                             Jan-Dec 2005
 Coordinated internship training for 50 summer interns, which included the facilitation of weekly series of guest speakers
 Conducted extensive research to prepare reporters and support both long-form production and daily news stories
 Assisted VP of Production and Operations to ensure daily tasks were completed efficiently

COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE
MASSACHUSETTS SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Certified Coach, Volunteer, Massachusetts                                      1999- present
 Provide team of 20 with training and preparation for multilevel competition in three sports
 Assess each athlete to determine the individual and/or team skill level for training and competition

MASSACHUSETTES SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDENTS, Member, Speaker, Massachusetts 2007-present
 Traced lineage back to Mayflower military captain, Myles Standish, through the study, procurement and accumulation of
   primary source documents
 Acted as guest speaker during annual compact meeting, discussing literacy issues abroad and the options for member
   involvement with such issues
 Served as a resource for a consultant review of the organization by offering suggestions involving the increased use of
   technology and generally providing the youth perspective

				
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