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Jose A. Estela II - Resume

6028 W. School Street, Chicago IL, 60634

Overview

  • Five years experience teaching biology at a Chicago Public School. Data driven instruction and student inquiry method focused. Effectual classroom manager and communicator. Seeks to parlay teaching experience to a freshmen level biology program.

Objective

  • To obtain the position of biology teacher at New Trier High School, where my abilities and skills in biology instruction and teacher leadership may be best applied to achieve the level of educational instruction expected by New Trier.

Employment History

08/2004- Present

Florence Nightingale School, Chicago Public Schools

Chicago, IL

Science Teacher

  • Developed and implemented daily and unit lesson plans for seventh grade Biology classes and sixth grade Earth Science classes.
    • Developed rubrics, evaluated homework assignments, administered assessments and students evaluations.
    • Cultivated classroom environment conducive to learning, promoting student and teacher interaction.
    • Conducted and participated in faculty and parent conferences.
  • Coordinated and facilitated five school science fairs.
  • Aided in coordination of Area 11 Science Fair from 2005 to 2010.

08/2006- 12/2008

The Office of Math and Science, Chicago Public Schools

Chicago, IL

Professional Development Leader

  • Conducted professional development classes for Chicago Public School teachers using the Science Education for Public Understanding (SEPUP) Science and Life Issues (SALI) curriculum.
    • Conducted over fifteen professional development sessions in two and half years.
    • Trained and certified by the Chicago Public School system as a Professional Development Leader.
    • Responsible for the developing and planning of sessions with other professional development leaders.

Education

2009

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

Masters of Science in Science Education

  • 3.975 Grade Point Average

2004

Loyola University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Bachelors of Science in Education, Cum Laude

  • Minor in Natural Science
  • Minor in Sociology

Volunteerism

1998- Present

Belmont Assembly of God

Chicago, IL

Sound System Engineer

  • Set up and maintaind equipment.
  • Coordinated and ran sound system during church services, concerts and special events.
  • Taught and trained other volunteers in the church to set up and run a sound system.
  • Engineered sound for over 1200 live performances.