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Leslie Cottrell

2513 Langley Court, League City, Tx. 77573 832-368-4183 lcottrel@ccisd.net

Objective

My goal is to serve as an educational leader where I am able to collaborate with teachers in using best
practices and data driven instruction. Furthermore, I will strive to create a supportive and positive learning
environment for students and teachers to enhance the vision of the school.

Experience
08/2011- Current

Greene Elementary, Clear Creek ISD

Webster, TX

Third Grade: 2011-2015

Taught students with a variety of needs: Special Education, Gifted and Talented, English as a Second
Language
Analyze benchmark data, anecdotal notes and conference with students
Deliver curriculum to meet the needs of all students
Maintain behavior management in the classroom
Use small group and workshop methods to differentiate learning
Mentored 2 student teachers

Second Grade: 1998-2011

Taught students with a variety of needs: Special Education, Gifted and Talented, English as a Second
Language
Deliver curriculum to meet the needs of all students
Maintain behavior management in the classroom
Use small group and workshop methods to differentiate learning
Team Leader 2008-2011
Mentored 3 student teachers

Education
09/2013- 05/2015

University of St. Thomas

Houston, TX

Masters in Educational Leadership

08/1996- 5/1998

University of Houston Clear Lake

B.S. in Elementary Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood-6 th


Certifications and Training
Early Childhood- 6th Grade
English as a Second Language
Gifted and Talented 30 hour awareness

Houston, TX

Leadership Experiences
2013-2015

Student Teacher Mentor


Team Leader
New Teacher Trainer
Prepared and led a Home and School Connection
Organized and facilitated Library Night
Oversaw preparations for a STAAR Pep Rally benefitting grades 3-5
Interviewed candidates for a third grade teaching position
Interviewed candidates for an instructional paraprofessional

Professional Development
Language Arts

Teacher College Reading and Writing Project- Columbia University NY, Summer 2010
Kathy Collins: Reading for Real and Growing Readers book study
Katherine Bomer of Teachers College-participated in re-writing Writers Workshop curriculum for 2nd grade
Literacy 1- balanced literacy instruction
Advanced Literacy Training: Independent Study
Advanced Literacy Training: Conferring
Readers and Writers Workshop
Facilitated Library Night tripling student and parent participation
85% of students reading on or above grade level (May 2014)

Math

Developing Number Concepts- District Math Curriculum


Number Talk
Math Intervention: differentiated small group instruction
New Math TEKS

District Curriculum Previews


Summer Science Institute

Science/Social Studies

References
References available upon request