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Central Connecticut State University, CT, USA  •  ccsu.edu
•    Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership, 2009 - present

State of CT Alternate Route to Certification, CT, USA
•    CT Teacher State Certification: Spanish & French K-12

State of Connecticut Insurance Department, CT, USA
•    State of Connecticut Life Insurance License    2013 - present    Website

International Congress & Seminars - Aruba
•    Social & Cultural Diversity in Education, Summer 1995
•    Congressional (Simultaneous) Interpreter - English, Dutch, Spanish

The University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA  •  ufl.edu
•    Graduate Studies in Speech-Communication Sciences & Disorders
•    Graduate Degree Cert. in Applied Linguistics
•    Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics (TESOL/ESL)
•    BA in Speech-Communication Sciences & Disorders

Goethe-Institut, Atlanta, GA, USA
•    German Language Certificates:
   ZERTIFIKAT - Deutsch als Fremdsprache, 1988
   ZEUGNIS - Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung, 1990

Achievements, Certificates & Awards
•    ACTFL (national) Service Award 2015    photo of service award
•    Fred Astaire Dancesport Championships Awards:
   Quincy, MA - Springs of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
•    Selected by Who's Who Among International Students in   
   American Universities and Colleges
•    Golden Key National Honor Society - Lifetime Membership
•    Sigma-Tau-Sigma Honorary Tutor Society - Lifetime Membership
•    Awarded the 2004 Neighborhood Service Award - Hartford, CT
   [See .pdf documentation with pics & report on page #5]





HPHS NAF Academy of Nursing & Health Sciences, CT, USA
   [School's Website]   [School District's Website]   [Spanish Ad on Telemundo]
•     Lead Spanish & French Teacher, Aug. 2008 - present  [
student recommend.]
•     Member of the Governance Council, August 2009 - August 2014
•     Yearbook Advisor, August 2010 - Present
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FRERA (Foundation for Research, Education and
Recreation Aruba, Aruba - Dutch Caribbean
 •  frerainfo.org
•    Board Member,  Web designer & Webmaster,  Summer 2013 - present
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Education First, CT, USA  •  ef.com
•    English Teacher for Int'l Homestay Students, Summers 2011, 2012, 2013
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Weaver High School, Hartford, CT, USA
•    Spanish & French Teacher, 2006 - 2008
•    Organized (& fund-raised for) World Leadership & Language Immersion
   Service-Learning Trip to Ometepe Island in Nicaragua, Summer 2008
   [see documentary & published report here]
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Sedgwick Middle School, West Hartford, CT, USASedgwick
•    Spanish & French Teacher, 1999 - 2006
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AETNA Center For Families, Hartford, CT, USA
•    ESOL/ESL Community Adult Education Teacher, 2002 - 2007
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Central Connecticut Adventist Virtual School, USA
•    Online High School Spanish, 2003 - present
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The Mill Condominium Resort, ARUBA
•    Guest Relations & Activities Coordinator
•    Translator / Interpreter, January 1994 - June 1996
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Court Of Justice, ARUBA
•    Free-lance Translator-Interpreter, March 1994 - March 1996:
   Dutch - Spanish - English - Papiamento - Portuguese
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Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria  •  Sofia University
•    Developer & Teacher of Intensive Conversational English Classes  
•    Studied & Learned Bulgarian while there
•    Named: Best Teacher in the Program - Summer 1991
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The University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Department of Romance Languages & Literatures:
•    Instructor for 1st-year Spanish Language classes;
•    Free-lance Translator-Interpreter, Jan. 1989 - Dec. 1993
•    Organized, coordinated and oversaw Spanish class cultural
   excursion to Mexico, May 1991.
•    J.W. Reitz Union Leisure Courses Program
•    Instructor for beginning and advanced conversational
   Spanish, Dutch & Papiamento; Jan. 1988 - Dec. 1990
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Department of German & Slavic Languages & Literatures:
•    Teacher-in-Training in The Florida-German Communication Model;
   After 6 months: became a trainer of new apprentice teachers;
   January 1988 - December 1990
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University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Instituut Voor Inpassing:
•    Teacher Assistant of Language & Culture Classes for Immigrant Learners
•    Tutor of Immigrant Dutch Language Students,  Sept. 1986 - April 1987
EDUCATION & ACHIEVEMENTS
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
LOCAL
Foran High School, Milford, CT, USA     
•   Guest Presenter on Multiculturalism & Multilingualism - March 2011

STATE
CT Council OF Language Teachers (CTCOLT)  •  ctcolt.org
•   Workshops Co-Chair/Coordinator, October 2003 - October 2011
•   Member & Workshops Presenter, October 2003 - Present
  2012 Workshop:   iTeacher: Creating Engaging & Motivating Language-Learning
•   Environments through Free Technologies (see: pages 9 [photo] & 14, session C-23)
•   Awarded "CTCOLT 2011 Best of Conference"  
•   CT World Languages Poetry Contest - Portuguese Judge  - 2005 - present

University of Connecticut - Neag School of Education
•   Invited Guest Speaker on Educational Technology - Fall 2013

REGIONAL
North-East Conference on the Teaching of Foreign
Languages (NECTFL)  •  
nectfl.org
•   Member & Presenter of "Best of Connecticut" Workshop:
  "The Power of Music, Magic, Technology, Multilingual Celebrities & Advocacy"

NATIONAL
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign
Languages (ACTFL) •
 actfl.org
•   Member, August 2002 - Present
•   Workshop Co-Presenter on CT Year of Languages, November 2005
•   Workshop Presenter, November 2009 - Present
•   Member of
Teachers of African-American Students *S.I.G.
•   Assistant Chair of TAAS S.I.G., November 2010 - November 2011
•   Chair of TAAS S.I.G., November 2011 - Present      
•   Member of the Portuguese
Special Interest Group *(S.I.G.)

INTERNATIONAL
University of Aruba  •  Pedagogical Institute of Aruba (IPA)
•   Workshop Presenter on various educational topics, Summer 2013 & 2014
- iTeacher; Creating Engaging & Motivating Learning Environments with Free EduTech
- Smartphones in the Classroom: Working Smarter, Not Harder!
- Enhanced Teaching & Learning through Free Educational Technologies
- Smarter Ways to Language Fluency!
LEADERSHIP & AFFILIATIONS
MULTILINGUAL SKILLS
•   Native or Bilingual
•   Professional
           
•   Limited                     
•   Word Processing
•   Databases
•   Spreadsheets
•   Presentational Tools (i.e. Prezi)
•   Content Management Systems
•   Infographics
COMPUTER & WEB 2.0 SKILLS
•   Multimedia
•   Webpage Design
•   Online Course Delivery
•   Online Assessments
•   QR-Codes in Education
•   Curated eMagazines
21st CENTURY SKILLS SET
•   Multicultural & Multi-linguistic Awareness & Sensitivity
•   Incorporate Multicultural Activities in Classes for Equity
•   Teach to Multi-Modalities & Multiple Intelligences
•   Best Practices in Instructional Strategies (
see Teacher Eval.)
•   Resided in Several, and Travelled to
34 countries
•   Personal Motivation & Stress Tolerance
•   Leadership & Organizational Abilities
•   Problem Analysis & Analytical/Creative Thinking
•   Create Environments to
Support Intrinsic Motivation
•   Wide Range of Interests and Competencies
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Facilitate new concepts, ideas, skills and practices creatively
  and effectively, by integrating knowledge from Speech-Language
  Pathology, Applied Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences.
REFERENCES  &  Phil. of Edu.
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PASTIMES,  HOBBIES  &  INTERESTS
•   Study of, and participation in various cultures: (Diversity & Multiculturalism)
•    Local & International Travel
•    International Education
•    Educational / Instructional Technology & Web 2.0 Tools
•    World Religions (comparative studies)
•    Bible & Religious Studies
•    Ballroom Dance & Musical Performances  (
see some performances)
•    Social & Cultural Anthropology
•    Creative Writing & Poetry Writing
•    Stamps & Coins Collection
•    Magic Tricks & Illusions for the Classroom
•    Sports: Volleyball, Soccer, Cycling
•    Cross-Cultural Cooking; Non-Western Cuisine
•    Activities with Friends (dinners, parties, games, etc.)
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