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KATHERINE SHEPPARD

ksheppard@fentoncharter.net

Education

California Multiple Subjects Credential, May 2015


California State University, Northridge - Northridge, CA

Master of Science, School Counseling, May 2008


California State University, Northridge Northridge, CA

Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies; Minor-Political Science, Dec 2003


California State University, Northridge Northridge, CA

Work Experience
Aug-Present Teacher: First Grade, Fenton Primary Center - Pacoima, CA
Responsibilities:
Managing a classroom or 24 students with varying achievement levels
Implementing PBIS in and outside the classroom
Planning and implementing engaging, standards based lessons and differentiated
based on student need
Teaching all subjects, integrating subjects within lessons
Attending and contributing to grade level meetings and parent conferences
Collaborating with teachers, staff, administration, and parents
Utilizing SDAIE strategies for students, including EL learners
Participating in school activities, fundraisers, etc.

Feb-May 2015 Student Teacher: Fifth Grade, Calahan Community Charter School Northridge,
CA
Sept-Dec 2014 Student Teacher: First Grade, San Jose Elementary School Mission Hills, CA

Jan 2009-June 2014 Behavior Therapist: Speech, Language and Educational Associates
Encino, CA
Responsibilities:
Worked directly with students, teachers, school staff, and parents to implement
Individual Education and Positive Behavior Plans
Prompted student behaviors and collected data for interetation
Provided a safe and nurturing environment for students with special needs
Improved student behavior to increase academic achievement

Sept 2006-June 2008 Counseling Intern: Middle School, Mulholland Middle School Van Nuys, CA
High School, Reseda High School Reseda, CA
Responsibilities:
Planned and co-hosted award ceremonies
Planned, implemented, and evaluated the College Readiness Program, which
was a school-wide program sponsored by the College Board of California
Made classroom presentations on various topics
Counseled students in the area of personal/social, academics, and career
Co-led focus groups

Sept 2000-Dec 2009 Substitute Teacher, Teachers Assistant, Office Assistant: Pinecrest School
Northridge, CA
Responsibilities:
Implemented lesson plans left by the teacher
Created and adapted lesson plans as needed
Created positive relationships with school staff, administration, and parents

Related Skills
Experienced in the implementation of:

Common Core State Standards related to lesson creation and


planning
California Treasures and Wonders
Engage NY and My Math
Differentiated Instruction, including EL learners and students with
special needs, EDI
ELL/SDAIE Strategies
Classroom Management , PBIS
Small Group, Accommodations, Modifications based on student
need