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Maria Herrera

4326 Calle Real spc 98, Santa Barbara, CA, 93110 —(805)-722-8517
maherrera@westmont.edu
E D U CAT I O N
Westmont College Santa Barbara, CA August 2017
• Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Hispanic Studies
• California Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Expected July 2018

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Student Teacher, Third Grade Santa Barbara, CA Spring 2018


Adams Elementary School
• Assumed full-time teaching responsibilities in all content areas for four weeks..
• Planned and implemented lessons aligned to the state standards.
• Collaborated with cooperating teacher to create lessons in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science,
Health and P.E.

Pre-professional Teacher, First Grade Santa Barbara, CA Fall 2017


Franklin Elementary School
• Planned and taught lessons for small groups and whole groups in Language Arts and Mathematics.
• Conducted focused case studies to diagnose students needs and modify instruction to fit the students needs.
• Planned and implemented lessons aligned to the state standards.

Pre-professional Teacher, Third Grade Santa Barbara, CA Fall 2016


La Patera Elementary School
• Collaborated with cooperating teacher by guiding students in reading and writing content areas.
• Assessed students in mathematics and other content areas.
• Taught small groups during ELA and led students in reading short stories as well as answering questions that
related to the objective of the day.

Instructional Assistant, 7th Grade Santa Barbara, CA Spring 2018


Santa Barbara Junior High
• Created an art lesson plan to further develop artistic skills.
• Managed a small group of students while leading an optical illusion art lesson plan.
• Communicated the objective of the day and effectively met common core standards.

Instructional Assistant, First Grade Santa Barbara, CA Fall 2013


Peabody Charter School
• Assisted the teacher with daily activities in the first grade classroom.
• Presented a reading to the whole class and led class discussion.
• Managed small group rotations in the classroom to further help developmental growth.
R E L E VA N T E X P E R I E N C E

“Challengers” Camp Volunteer Santa Barbara, CA Fall 2016


• Supported and supervised students with special needs.
• Implemented dance routines that would further help students develop kinesthetic movement.
• Guided student activities and helped build peer relationships and interactions.

Spanish Tutor Carpinteria, CA Summer 2016


• Planned activities to develop students oral communication skills.
• Implemented intrinsic and extrinsic rewards to manage student behavior.
SKILLS
• Fluent Spanish Speaker.