Preschool and Primary Teacher with international teaching experience


Last Updated: 17th February 2019 (over 3 years ago)

Address
Switzerland

E-mail
Locked

Gender
Female

Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level
Degree

Languages
English

Summary

SUSAN RENEE RODEHAVER
EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

08/15 - Present College du Leman, Versoix CH
Teacher in Pre-School (years 4 and 5)

08/12-07/14 Victoria International School of Sharjah, UAE
Teacher, Early Years, 4-5 year old class

08/11-06/12 Indian Hills Christian School, New Philadelphia, OH
Teacher, 4th grade class teacher

08/09 – 06/10 Blooming Child, Montessori School, Sarajevo BiH
Teacher, 3-6 year old Class
▪ Maintained environment including Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language Arts, Art, and Cultural activities
▪ Worked with individual and small groups of children giving them presentations or lessons in the above areas
▪ Led circle time including calendar and weather activities, singing, simple alphabet and number games, reading aloud, and puppet shows
▪ Wrote monthly newsletter for parents updating them on classroom activities

08/07 - 06/08 Quality Schools International, Sarajevo BiH
4th Grade Teacher
▪ Taught multiple subjects (language arts, math, science, and cultural studies to a class of 9 and 10 year old international students with various levels of English)

09/05-01/06 Quality Schools International, Sarajevo BiH
Part-time ESL and Literacy Teacher
▪ Worked with small groups of children, aged 5-9, on developing English language skills
▪ Worked with individual and small groups of children, aged 9-12, on improving reading comprehension and fluency

05/05-08/05 Private English Language Tutor, Sarajevo BiH
▪ Taught small groups of children English conversation, reading, writing, and grammar

08/04 – 06/05 International School of Pristina, Pristina, KOSOVO
Second Grade Teacher
▪ Taught multiple subjects to both native English speakers and to children learning English as a second language
▪ Aided Rector of school with administrative and curriculum planning
▪ Helped to identify and to provide teaching aids and library resources
for general usage of teachers and students throughout the school

03/03 - 06/03 Kosova Live, Pristina, KOSOVO
English Language Editor
▪ Edited local and international news stories for an online news website

02/00 - 05/00 Amnesty International, Freetown, SIERRA LEONE
Educational Consultant & Editor
▪ Helped create and edit a human rights workbook for secondary education

09/99 - 12/99 Saratov State Academy of Law, Saratov, RUSSIA
Adjunct Lecturer of Business English & English Language
▪ Taught 3 semester-long courses of Business English for third year law students

10/98-08/99 U.S. Regional Educational Information Center, Saratov RUSSIA
English Language/Conversation Tutor
▪ Worked with individuals and small groups of children & adults on English skills

10/98-08/99 Rockbridge Area Community Services Board, Lexington, VA
Child and Adolescent Recreational Therapist
▪ Facilitated psychosocial groups for socially disadvantaged children, including elementary, middle, and high school students
▪ Engaged in therapeutic mentoring for individual troubled children
▪ Conducted case management to assess children’s needs, link them to the appropriate social services, and monitor their progress

09/97-11/97 Parry McCluer High School, Buena Vista, VA
Student Teacher
▪ Taught an 11th grade American history and 12th grade government class in a two by two block system which condensed one year’s material into one semester;
▪ Designed and implemented lesson plans emphasizing various learning styles, group and individual work, and higher level thinking skills;
▪ Developed a semester-long history research and writing project;
▪ Hosted a guest speaker on human rights, voting, and democracy;

04/96-05/96 Rockbridge County High School, Lexington, VA
Practicum Teacher
▪ Observed and assisted in 11th grade American History &12th grade Government
▪ Prepared and presented lessons on the Constitution’s freedom of religion clause
▪ Tutored teenage mothers had just returned to school

08/95 – 06/96 Montessori Center for Children, Lexington, VA
Primary and Pre-Primary Teacher’s Aide
▪ Worked closely with children aged 2 to 6 years of age

1995 Tiny Folks Day Care, Bolivar, OH
Teacher’s Assistant
▪ Worked with children aged 6 weeks to 12 years

EDUCATION
03/2010 The Virtues Project Workshop
Workshop designed to introduce teachers to promoting positive values/positive language in the classroom to improve students' emotional and social development

02/09 - 07/09 Montessori Teacher Certification Program for 3 to 6 year old level Blooming Child Montessori School, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Montessori theory and methods for preschool level

1996 – 1998 Mary Baldwin College Teacher Licensure Program, Staunton, VA
Teacher Certification: Secondary history and social studies

1994 Odense University- Scandinavian Studies Program, Odense, Denmark
Cultural and academic exchange program

1991 – 1994 Ohio University, Honors Tutorial College, Athens, OH
B.A. in Honors History, GPA 3.947, Summa Cum Laude
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Thomas M.Wolfe Phi Beta Kappa Scholar (awarded to top graduate), Carl A. Gustavson Scholar, Winner of Randolph Stone Historical Writing Competition, Phi Alpha Theta Historical Honorary, and Student Senator

Personal Interests: fitness, travel, literature, baking, and hiking

References

Kathryn Nuttall
Primary Anglophone Studies Principal
Versoix, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 (0)22 775 5614
email: kathryn.nuttall@cdl.ch

Ms. Reshma Kudrolli
Early Learning Years Coordinator at Victoria International School
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 50 502 4498
email: kudrolli.reshma@viss.ae

Ms. Maelys de Rudder
Director /Founder of Blooming Child Montessori School
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Telephone: +387-63-792-960
e-mail: maelys@gnet.ba

Mr. Steve Schneiter
Principal of Indian Hills Christian School
New Philadelphia, Ohio
School Telephone: +1 330 339 1041
e-mail: principal@indianhillschristian.org

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