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WELCOME

Ms. Mack brings almost 10 years experience as a classroom teacher to her new role as the Smith School K-2 Media Specialist

 

CLASSROOM TEACHER
WOODWARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
SOUTHBORO, MA

August 2002 - June 2010

  • Developed, administered and evaluated academic learning experiences/curriculum to meet diverse learning styles of second grade students.

  • Implemented a strong literacy program through Guided Reading lessons.

  • Managed classroom literacy centers that included reading response and expository writing journals, writers’ workshop, author studies and literacy curriculum extensions.

  • Assessed student learning through running records, grade level rubrics, anecdotal observations, interactive reading and writing.

  • Led weekly grade level meetings regarding homework, curriculum and special events.

TEAM LEADER & EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT
USBORNE BOOKS & MORE

February 2015-May 2020

  • Led “Raising Readers” online forums for parents to inspire and encourage a passion for reading.

  • Composed creative copy and business content for FB Business Page and VIP group

  • Coordinated Preschool and Montessori school book fairs.  Selected inventory, generated publicity and all book fair advertising. Created custom teacher wish list documents.

  • Coordinated multiple school fundraising drives with the Usborne Cards for a Cause greeting card box program. 

  • Orchestrated multiple “Parties for a Purpose” to raise money for Valley Hospital’s NICU unit. All money raised purchased books for NICU children and their families. 

  • Led team wide trainings as well as all the onboard content for new team members.

GRADUATE INTERN
COOLIDGE CORNER SCHOOL, BROOKLINE, MA

August 2000-June 2001

  • Awarded full-time, year-long, teaching-learning collaborative internship. Team taught a culturally and economically diverse first grade classroom.

  • Developed and facilitated developmentally appropriate curriculum for both typically developing and special needs children in the context of whole group circle times, small story groups, individual instruction and daily learning centers in all areas. 

  • Implemented TERC Investigations math program

  • Assessed student learning through anecdotal observations and Developmental Reading Assessment program. 

  • Provided inquiry-based learning experiences to meet diverse learning styles.

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