27 May 2013

looking for a teacher?

Kate Fitzgerald - RAD School alumnus extraordinaire - is in the market for a teaching role. She is interested in teaching children in the 4-7 years range. She is new york city-based and we can vouch for her wonderful temperament, teaching skills, commitment, and rock-solid dependability.

In addition to her core teaching abilities she is a yoga teacher, NOLS and Bates college graduate, and can teach spanish.

Here is her resume:  drop her a line directly at kate_ftzgrld@yahoo.com.  Ahe has our highest regard.

Kate FitzGerald
12. St. Mark’s Place, New York, NY 10003
kate_ftzgrld@yahoo.com 646-784-6756 (cell)


The Rad School     New York, NY                                                          September 2012-present
Head Teacher at The Rad School in Brooklyn, NY.  The classroom is multiage.  There are seven students in the classroom, ages 6 to 9.  As Head Teacher, I am responsible for creating curriculum for the students based on various themes and integrating the various disciplines into the theme.  Examples of themes my students have investigated are: “bees”, “trees”, “the sun”, “fairy tales”, and “houses and homes”.  I am responsible for teaching lessons and setting up educational activities daily for the children to pursue.  

Mentoring Sessions with Mollie McQuarrie     New York, NY              September 2012-present

For the past nine months, I have worked regularly with Mollie McQuarrie.  She has taught provided me with some great reading materials and has taught me a wide variety of skills including those relating to classroom management, lesson planning, curriculum development, organization of the classroom, and set up of materials and activities for the students.  

Yoga to the People (YTTP)     New York, NY                                                April, 2012- present
Daily teaching of hour-long vinyasa-flow yoga classes at St. Mark’s and Brooklyn YTTP studios.

Yoga to the People                    New York, NY                                           February – April, 2012
Participation in and graduation from Yoga to the People Teacher Training, which is a Yoga Alliance Registered program covering all of the requirements listed by the Yoga Alliance for a 200-hour program.  
Training curriculum included: breaking down the asanas (poses), adjustments and alignment, yoga philosophy and history, anatomy for yoga, breathing techniques, teaching a class/class sequencing, and an overview of other kinds of yoga.

Teaching House New York, NY                         Oct. 31 – Dec.16, 2011 
University of Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
- Learned a variety of teaching methods, classroom management and lesson-planning skills.
- Taught six hours of observed and assessed teaching practice.
- Taught two levels (Pre-Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate).
- Developed lessons appropriate to students’ language needs and level.

National Outdoor Leadership School South Island, New Zealand       January - April 2011 
- Learned a variety of leadership skills, including planning, navigating, risk assessment and decision-making.
- Led group when navigating in the wilderness.
- Successful completion of Leave No Trace Trainer Course.
- Learned the technical skills involved in sea kayaking, backpacking, sailing.

Private English Tutor Florence, Italy                 Sept.-Oct., 2010
Planned and taught English lessons to a group of eight Italian children (ages 7 to 8). 

Bates College Spanish Department, Teacher’s Assistant, Lewiston, ME           April – May 2010
Assisted students with speaking, writing and reading activities conducted in literature intensive course conducted in Spanish.

Proficient in Spanish; advanced-intermediate in Italian.

Istituto Italiano   Florence, Italy       Sept.– Dec. 2010
Intensive Italian language study including home-stay, Extracurricular activities conducted in Italian; Passed three exams for levels A, B and C, accredited by Italian Ministry of Public Education 

Various Spanish language schools in Argentina           Jan.-April 2006
Studied Spanish at three different Spanish schools in three different cities.

Chilmark Community Center (Children’s Camp)       Summers of 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011
Supervised and advised junior staff; Co-directed 6 year-old and 7-9 year old groups. 

Chilmark Free Public Library, Circulation Assistant, Chilmark, MA, June – August 2010  

Bates College, Lewiston, Maine
- Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, May, 2010. 
- Cumulative G.P.A: 3.59.  Dean’s List for Academic Excellence (winters of 2008 and 2010).
- Spanish Senior Thesis: “Representaciones de los indígenas por dos escritoras latinoamericanas: Rosario Castellanos y Clorinda Matto de Turner”, April, 2010.
- Participant, Mount David Summit, a campus-wide exposition of student academic work at Bates College, 2007. 

Acting, extensive voice training in classical singing (especially Italian opera), extensive travels to South and Central America and Europe.