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					                                       Denise Faidley
333 Congressional Court                                                                    410-590-5928
Glen Burnie, Maryland, 21061                                                  email:

To obtain a reading specialist position in a diverse yet challenging environment, which encourages me
to use my organizational and communication skills as well as my creativity, to accomplish my goals for
success all while continuing my personal education.

Professional Experience

Total Experience                                                                                 8 years

Anne Arundel County, Maryland                                                             (2004-present)

Shady Side Elementary, Reading Specialist                                                         1 year

       Formulates appropriate performance objectives to implement a school wide intervention where I
        assess and design diversified instruction as well as continuous evaluation and data input of
        students participating in various reading interventions
       Assist teachers to organize classroom activities for maximum pupil growth through ongoing
        planning and providing supplemental resources
       Provide training to the staff on Maryland School Assessment procedures and a Vocabulary
        Workshop to implement the use of Tier 2 vocabulary into their lessons
       Conduct a parent night for information on Brief Constructed Responses (BCR)
       Practice effective grouping with students/teachers
       Works effectively with administration and staff
       Demonstrates interpersonal communication skills in interaction with students, staff, and parents
       Participates effectively in the instructional team
       Test Coordinator for MSA and MSA Science
       Member of the School Improvement Team (SIT) and help the staff to define and write yearly goals
        as well as implement those goals
       Coordinator of the Reading Incentive Committee where I planned and implement school wide
        programs such as: Fall Festival, Winter Theatre, Read Across America Day, Guest Reader
        Program, and Multicultural Day
       Liaison for Volunteers and with Anne Arundel Community College field work students
       Review school records and participated in ongoing student meetings for EMT, RST, and IEP
        which involved screenings, observations, and informal assessments
       Scheduled articulation meetings for placement of students into classrooms for the new school year
       Organize and distribute materials for Language Arts County Assessments as well as assist in
        scoring and the input of data into Minerva
       Collect quarterly documentation of student reading levels, fluency scores, DIBELS results and
        framework assessment data
       Complete MSA accommodations and data documentation for submission to testing office
       Plan and prepare for Volunteer Orientation and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
       Present Reading goals and objectives to parents at the Kindergarten Orientation
       Inventory all Reading/Language Arts materials for BOE
       Parent Teacher Association Member
       Participated and attended county Leadership Conference to work on county objectives for the
        upcoming school year
Overlook Elementary, 5th grade                                                                       2 years

       Teacher in Charge of Safeties
       Developed and planned school wide activities for “Constitution Day”
       Developed an Oral History Project and presented at a Teaching American History Spring
        Workshop in coordination with the University of Maryland
       Planned and organized a 6-week curriculum and field trip to Exchange City as well as planned a
        culminating field trip for the Making a New Nation and American Revolution Units to
       Developed and wrote curriculum for Anne Arundel County Schools in the subject of Social
       Analyzed MSA, county , and weekly assessments
       Coordination of a peer tutoring with first grade
       Participated in after school and community activities
       Diagnosed students’ difficulties in reading and administered QRI and other reading assessments
       Established a calm, safe classroom environment that is productive and respectful
       Good rapport with staff, students, and parents
       Effective and weekly communication with parents through prescriptive, detailed report card
        comments and weekly sheets
       Commitment to planning during the summer
       Breakdown strategies and procedures to facilitate learning
       Collaboration with teammate and reading specialist to provide a consistent program with high
        expectations for all
       Demonstration of content mastery and implementation
       Effective transitioning and push toward higher level thinking
       Served on Faculty Advisory Board
       Helped plan and coordinate 5th grade promotional activities
       Taught Open Court Language Arts curriculum and developed various activities for: green, red,
        blue bands and workshop based on data analysis and as a result differentiated instruction
       Designed step by step procedural knowledge handouts to guide students through all
        comprehension strategies and skills
       Educated students in mathematics with the Scott Foresman program, incorporating technology and
        utilization of on line curriculum, test preparation, and other online tools to enhance instruction
       Instructed both fifth grade classes in social studies: developing units in Exploration, Colonization,
        American Revolution, and the Constitution; constructed hands-on lessons and research projects
       Administered MSA, developed extensive SR and BCR activities practicing all reading strategies,
        word meanings aligned with the Voluntary State Curriculum

Prince George’s County, Maryland (1999-2004)                                                       5 years

Patuxent Elementary School, Third Grade, 2 years; Henry G. Ferguson Elementary School, Third Grade, 1
year; Francis Scott Key Elementary School, Fourth and Third Grades, 2 years

       Taught students with various academic, socio-economic and cultural levels
       Established 3 and 4 cooperative guided reading groups
       Infused: learning centers, technology, graphic organizers, Brief Constructed and Self- Selected
        Response questions, and reading purposes into the reading program
       Taught math using manipulatives and journals with a focus on problem-solving, computational
        fluency, and math awareness in whole and small group settings
       Designed various cross content assessments: portfolios, projects (including research papers,
        dioramas, geo-aliens, class books, and presentations), and science fair projects using rubrics, peer
        and self- evaluations
        Committed to after school programs and support for students: Reading Club, Science Club, and
         math and reading tutoring, Gorgeous Prince George’s Day and other school and community events
        Planned and supervised content enriched field trips as well as invited prominent community
         leaders and workers to speak about “community” to supplement a thematic unit
        Presented staff in services on Reading and Writing Maryland Learning Outcomes and Strategies
        Administered: MSA (Reading and Math), MSPAP, CTBS, SRI, Otis Lennon Ability Tests, and
         Running Records (DRA)
        Modified and collaborated with specialists to meet students’ individual educational needs
        Displayed various writings and projects in hallways, on bulletin boards, and school showcases to
         motivate and establish pride for students’ work and accomplishments
        Taught science with a cooperative hands-on approach guiding students through the scientific
        Highly organized, punctual, great attention to detail with meeting deadlines and communicating
         with parents
        Developed Monitoring tool used by entire staff to promote growth in reading and math
        Parent Teacher Association Member


Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
Masters Degree in Education, Reading Specialist Certification                                  GPA: 4.0

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
Department of Professional Studies, College of Education
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education                                                  GPA: 3.91


Maryland: Advanced Professional Certificate (K-8)

Praxis Scores

Elementary Education Curriculum Instruction Assessment                    167 within a range of 100-200
Communication Skills                                                      661 within a range of 600-695
General Knowledge                                                         654 within a range of 600-695
Principles Learning and Teaching K-6                                      184 within a range of 100-200

Related Experience

Sylvan Learning Center, Lanham, Maryland                                           January 2003- 2004
Writing Center Tutor (evening supervisor), University of MD College Park      January 2000- May 2001
Writing Center Tutor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania               September 1996- December 1998
Director of Moxham Children’s Ministry                                     Summer 1997-Summer 1998

Professional Development

Anne Arundel County:
MSA Training
Science Maryland School Assessment (MSA) Administration
Annual Elementary Textbook Managers Workshop
Pacing Guide Workshop
DIBELS Training for New Reading Teachers
DIBELS Data Entry Training
Corrective Reading Training
Countywide Elementary Reading Teacher Professional Development (Quarterly)
Early Reading Intervention Training
Soar to Success Two-Day Training
New ReadingTeacher Support (Quarterly)
Vocabulary Development for Grades 2-5
Voyager Passport Training
VPORT Training for Voyager Passport
Teaching American History Grant History Workshop
Single Text & Pacing Guide Training Grade 2
Collaborative Planning for Social Studies Instruction Grades 2-5
Social Studies Curriculum Writing for Anne Arundel County
6+1 Writing Traits
Open Court Training
Multiple Meaning Training

Prince Georges County:
Maryland Learning Outcomes: Reading and Writing purposes
Project Wet
Writing using 4-square organizational tools
Student Led Conferences
Emergent/Balanced Literacy
Project Write
Teaching in the Performance Based Classroom
Second Step

Activities and Awards

Pi Lambda Theta                                                                Spring 2006- current
South Anne Arundel County Rotary Club recipient for National Literacy Month             March 2007
Phi Kappa Phi Honor’s Society                                                           Spring 1999
Dean’s list                                                                   Fall 1995-Spring 1999
Provost Scholar                                                                Fall 1996- May 1998
John W. McNaul Scholarship for Education                                                 1995-1996

                                  References available upon request

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