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Apolinaria Castillo Cornejo

7925 Wilmerdean St. Houston, Texas 77061 (832) 876-4981

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE: To obtain a leadership position that will utilize my educational background and job experience to expand my knowledge, enable me to lead, and present opportunities in which my skills can facilitate personal and professional growth and capacity. EDUCATION: University of St. Thomas Masters in Education Concentration: Educational Leadership Cumulative GPA 4.0/4.0 University of Houston Central Campus Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Concentration: Bilingual Education Graduated Magna Cum Laude CERTIFICATION: Elementary Bilingual/ESL-Spanish (Grades 1-8) Elementary Spanish (Grades 1-8) Elementary Self-Contained (Grades 1-8) Professional Development and Appraisal System PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Teacher Development Specialist HISD, Professional Support and Development Department Henderson Elementary HISD, First Grade Bilingual Teacher Effective Teacher Initiative HISD Campus Representative Patterson Elementary HISD, First Grade Bilingual Teacher HISD Multilingual Department Created ESL Model Lessons using HISD Clear Curriculum Gallegos Elementary H. I.S.D First Grade Bilingual Teacher (2010-2013) Second Grade Bilingual Teacher (2001-2010) Second Grade Level Chair (2008-2010) Summer School Teacher (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010) IAT Member (2006-2009) ARD Translator (2010-2013) University of Houston PUMA Program Student Teaching Internship Davila Elementary July 2013-Present August 2012-July 2013 August 2012-July 2013 August 2011-May 2012 June 2011 August 2001-May 2011 Houston, TX January 2012-Present

Houston, TX Graduation: May 2000

Houston, TX August 2000-2001

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Coach and support teachers to build capacity. Provide district wide professional development. Assume full teaching responsibilities, including cooperative hand-on activities and setting up/managing stations. Improve reading fluency and comprehension skills of struggling students through strategies documented through running records, informal assessments, and case study. Maximize students success at all levels through differentiated instruction considering multiple intelligences. Provide intervention to struggling students through small group, one-to-one, Reading First/RTI and AMC program. Create home practice activities relevant to classroom instruction to encourage interaction of student with parents for academic success. Create 9-Weeks-At-A-Glance for quick reference to prepare for and guide instruction. Administer Promotion Exams (TAKS, APRENDA, HFW), Administer HISD Assessments (Tejas Lee, AMC, CIA) Participate in school-wide activities, attend faculty/grade level meetings on a weekly basis, and enrich personal growth through professional development. SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS: HAABE Bilingual Teacher of the Year SIO Representative (2010-2011) Gallegos Elem. Teacher of the Year (2007-2008, 2010-2011) SKILLS: Instruction delivery and implementation in all areas of curriculum in Spanish and English Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and management skills Background in technology-supported curriculum (Microsoft OfficeWord/Excel/PowerPoint, Internet, Photo Story 3, Smart Board Technologies, Elmo and Projector, Istation, HISD eLearn) Drive student achievement through data analysis Create motivational learning environments that capture the imagination ORGANIZATIONS: Kappa Delta Pi (KPD) Houston Area Association for Bilingual Education (HAABE) Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE) National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) REFERENCES: Dr. James May, University of St. Thomas Internship Professor, 281/381-0612 Milagros Henriquez, HISD TDS Team Lead, Bil./ESL 832/594-6311 Norma Perez, Coop Elementary Teacher Specialist 281/875-1699