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                                 Deborah E. Boyhen
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EDUCATION
             SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY - Fairfield, CT
             Master of Arts in Elementary Education, May 1999
             Overall GPA: 3.95/4.0

             BRYANT COLLEGE - Smithfield, RI
             Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, May 1995
             Concentration: Finance   Minor: Psychology

EXPERIENCE

August 2005 to     KING’S HIGHWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Westport, CT
present            Teacher, 2nd Grade

                      Teacher of nineteen to twenty-two heterogeneously grouped students
                      Plan and implement an integrated language arts program that includes a balanced
                       reading program using trade books for guided reading and readers workshop,
                       Preventing Academic Failure and Fountas and Pinnell for spelling and process
                       writing using Lucy Calkins’ Units of Study for Primary Writing
                      Use a problem-solving approach to math by utilizing a variety of resources including
                       Investigations, Groundworks, Everyday Math, Vermont Exemplars and various
                       materials from Marilyn Burns
                      Instruct students in science and social studies using an inquiry-based model of
                       instruction
                      Work cooperatively with pupil personnel services including special education
                       teachers, speech and language clinicians, school psychologists, occupational and
                       physical therapists, and teacher’s assistants to ensure that the needs of students,
                       particularly those with Individualized Education Plans, are being met
                      Maintain an atmosphere of respect and cooperation through effective classroom
                       management including Responsive Classroom techniques


August 1999 to     WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – New Canaan, CT
2005               Teacher, 1st Grade

                      Employed a constructivist approach to math instruction using the TERC
                       Investigations program and supplemental material using Addison Wesley
                      Provided a balanced approach to literacy through Fountas and Pinnell word study
                       lessons and activities, guided reading groups, literacy centers, read aloud, shared
                       and independent reading
                      Implemented a process approach to writing using Units of Study for Primary Writing
                       by Lucy Calkins as a resource
                      Utilized an augmentative communication system with a fully-included, nonverbal
                       student
                      Worked cooperatively with the media specialist and technology integrator on
                       resource-based learning projects in the area of science and social studies
                      Developed a comprehensive, multimedia unit of study on Australia which includes a
                       PowerPoint slideshow, artifacts, and first-hand experience gained while serving as
                       a Delegation Leader in Australia for People to People

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Summer 2006 NCPS SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM, New Canaan, CT
                  Instructor – Scrap booking

                      Created activities to enable school-aged participants to showcase their favorite
                       memories in unique and creative ways by introducing them to a variety of terms
                       and techniques
July 2003           PEOPLE TO PEOPLE STUDENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAMS
July 2004           Delegation Leader

                       Facilitated student interviews to determine eligibility for the Student Ambassador
                        program
                       Organized and conducted orientation sessions for Student Ambassadors
                       Chaperoned approximately twenty, eleven to eighteen year old Student
                        Ambassadors during trips to Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Great Britain

May 1996-           BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, Bridgeport, CT
July 1999           Big Sister

                       Provided weekly, child-centered activities, guidance, and support to a “Little Sister”

OTHER
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

November 1997-      TAUCK TOURS, Westport, CT
July 1999           Administrative Assistant, Reservations Sales Center

                       Demonstrated ability to organize and multi-task while completing projects to meet
                        deadlines
                       Interacted and contributed effectively with others on a team


June 1995-          OXFORD HEALTH PLANS, Norwalk, CT
July 1997           Associate Financial Analyst

                       Responsible for creating and ensuring the timeliness and accuracy of detailed
                        financial packages on a quarterly basis
                       Analyzed revenue and expenses for partnerships of physicians
                       Trained new employees on financial reporting package

LEADERSHIP/
PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

August 2007- Team Leader, King’s Highway, Westport, CT
Present
                    Organize events such as field trips and other grade level special events (bake sale)
                    Plan and facilitate weekly team meetings which include program planning,
                      scheduling, problem-solving
September 2005
present
                    Social Studies Curriculum Review Committee
                    Technology Committee
                    Responsive Classroom training
                    Lesson Study

February 2003-      Instructional Leader, West School, New Canaan, CT
June 2006
                       Represented the first grade team at bi-weekly Instructional Leader team meetings
                        and parent networking presentations
                       Organized events such as Family Reading Game Night, field trips and other grade
                        level special events

September 1999
2005
                       Social Studies Curriculum Review Committee
                       Junior Great Books training
                       Responsive Classroom training
                       Inclusion Committee
                       Interview committees

								
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