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Natalya Marie Betzig-Jesselli

27 Sampson Road • Bolton, MA 01740 • (617) 922 - 6959 • Website:


Massachusetts Preliminary Licenses to teach English, History, and English as a Second Language (ESL)

SEI Endorsement

Bilingual and biliterate in Spanish

Trained in Sexual Health Education by Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center

BEST Youth Worker & Supervisor Certified

Skilled in curriculum writing for ELA, ESL, and Humanities

Trained in Initial Trauma Response

Experienced in service and project learning


Boston University, School of Education

Expected May 2018

Master’s of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Focus on secondary level education

City Year, Give A Year Partnership Scholarship Recipient

Current GPA: 3.95

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

May 2010

Dual Majors in Political Science & Spanish

Commonwealth Honors College Graduate and Magna Cum Laude Recipient

Semester Abroad at University of Oviedo, Spain

Spring 2008

Dean’s List: 7 of 8 eligible semesters

Director’s Award and John and Abigail Adam’s Scholarship Recipient: 8 of 8 eligible semesters


Somerville High School is a four year, public school serving approximately 1,200 students, 50% of whom speak a language other than English at home and 20% of whom receive English Language instructional supports

ESL Student Teacher

Fall 2017 - Present

Collaborate with supervising practitioner to develop developmentally appropriate curriculum materials that align with current research and best practices, for two sections of an ESL class serving students of various language backgrounds in grades 9-12

Utilize a variety of data to give individualized student feedback and differentiate for all learner needs during academic language instruction in reading, writing, speaking and listening

Assist in facilitation of a monthly language exchange program between Spanish and English learners

Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education, part of Match Education, prepares novice teachers for

schools serving low-income populations and disseminates innovative approaches to teacher preparation.

Teacher Coach

SY 2016 – 2017

Integrated a novice student teacher into our classroom’s culture, lesson planning and teaching

Provided twice weekly coaching sessions aimed at improving classroom management, content teaching, and lesson planning in a targeted manner; adhering to Sposato’s teacher coach training program

Performed weekly observations in order to inform coaching sessions; compiled summative assessment

UP Academy, Boston serves approximately 420 students in grades 6 through 8 in a unique partnership with Boston Public Schools and Unlocking Potential Education Network, its charter school organization.

8 th Grade ESL & ELA Teacher Resident Teacher & 6 th Grade Geography Teacher

2014 – 2017 2013 – 2014

Design and teach quality curriculum materials in accordance with current research and best practices

Provide an additional 300 minutes of tutoring and interventions per week; as well as other duties

Engage in weekly professional development and data-analysis aimed at improving curriculum

Build meaningful relationships with students and families, providing guidance and bilingual support when needed, as well as being available after school hours to communicate with families

Plan and teach various community building and enrichment lessons, including Sexual Health Education

Cohort Leader

2015 – 2017

Maintain a stable and consistent culture in two 8 th grade homerooms (cohort) by planning and facilitating weekly staff meetings focused on student response to intervention and classroom operations

Observe colleagues regularly; offer constructive feedback to improve team culture and student outcomes

Roxbury Tenants of Harvard, Boston is a non-profit housing and human service organization with a mission to ensure community participation and improve the social /economic condition of Mission Hill.

Youth Development Coordinator

2012 – 2013

Performed bilingual community outreach and recruitment to residents, ages 11 to 22

Mentored staff and interns; providing quality supervision, professional development, and training

Designed and implemented teen programs with focus on leadership, health, the arts, and job readiness

Coordinated and implemented career exploration summer program for 15 middle school-age youth

Collaborated with community partners to coordinate special youth services and events

The Food Project, Boston is a social justice youth program that has built a national model of engaging young people in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture.

Crew Leader

Summer 2011

Managed, trained, and engaged a student crew of 11 diverse high-school-age youth

Facilitated professional development through weekly feedback sessions and mentoring

Collaborated with local hunger relief organizations to expose crew to service and food access issues through service learning

Fostered a sense of community through an intensive sustainable agriculture and social justice curriculum


AMIGOS de las Américas is a non-profit, volunteer abroad organization with a vision of, “A world where each young person becomes a life-long catalyst for social change.”

Board Member, Boston Chapter

2012 - 2014

Managed volunteer recruitment efforts, as Recruitment Coordinator

Implemented service learning curriculum through civic engagement, as Service Learning Coordinator

City Year is an AmeriCorps service program that unites young leaders to combat the national dropout crisis.

Boston Corps Member

2010 – 2011

Coordinated after-school program for 82 elementary school students of multicultural backgrounds

Engaged and led community and corporate volunteers at local civic engagement events

Planned and executed various special events including a culminating presentation of team’s experience

Performed full-time, in-class tutoring, mentoring, and behavioral support for a fourth grade Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) classroom