WILLIAM A. PALOMO
61 Wilson Road
Valley Stream, N.Y. 11581
Seeking Secondary School Social Studies Teaching Position
Self-directed, enthusiastic educator with a passionate commitment to student
development and the learning experience seeks challenging position in a secondary social
studies department. Skilled in the design of challenging, enriching, and innovative
activities that address the diverse interests and needs of students. Possess outstanding
communication skills; able to present information in a variety of ways, emphasizing
relevance of class material to the world beyond the classroom. Active team member who
actively collaborates with all levels of staff members and establishes quality relationships
with students. Sports enthusiast with coaching skills and experience. Fluent in Spanish.
Curriculum Design and Multicultural Awareness
Development Student Assessment
Classroom Management Whole Group Learning
Cooperative Learning Critical Thinking and Analysis
Student Motivation Differentiated Learning
Interactive Learning Teaching Literacy Skills
THE HIGH SCHOOL OF LAW, GOVERNMENT, AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Cambria Heights, New York, Fall, 2006
Managed classroom coverage of global history and Advanced Placement classes;
assumed all responsibilities of a classroom teacher, including professional development,
communication with parents, assessments of students, and staff meetings. Collaborated
with cooperating teacher to design curriculum and lesson plans and assisted students in
group project activities. Led students in critical analysis of historical issues and their
relevance to the world today. Designed student activity handouts for lessons. Performed
basic administrative duties and provided individual assistance to students as needed.
THE TURTLE HOOK MIDDLE SCHOOL
Uniondale, New York, Fall, 2006
Collaborated and assisted cooperating teacher in designing and implementing innovative
and challenging lesson plans for middle school students, stressing literacy skills, critical
analysis and differentiated learning. Utilized Spanish skills to help ESL students.
Education and Certification
Initial New York State Certification expected January 2007
Master of Science in Secondary Education (Social Studies) expected in December, 2006
Hofstra University, School of Education and Allied Services, Hempstead, NY
Juris Doctor, New York Law School, New York, NY (1984)
Bachelor of Arts, Major: History, Queens College (CUNY), Flushing, NY (1978)
Employment History [last ten years]
Attorney/Consultant, Deloitte & Touche, New York, NY Sept. 2000-Dec. 2005
Team and individual consultant who designed and implemented employee benefits
programs for major financial institutions, including Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch.
Attorney/Manager, Todtman, Nachamie, Spizz & Johns, P.C. New York, NY 1995-2000
Headed employee benefits department and designed and implemented employee benefit
programs for corporations, partnerships and professional practices.
Contributing author (four chapters): The Pension Answer Book, 9th and 10th Editions
Long Island Council for the Social Studies
New York State Bar Association
Extra- Curricular Activities
Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) –coached boys’ basketball team (two years).
Lawrence-Woodmere Soccer Club—was assistant coach of boys’ soccer (four years).
Hewlett-Woodmere Little League—coached boys’ baseball (four years).
Fluency in Spanish