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Marsha Rhodes Box 1033, Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0 Home: 867 975 2261 Cell: 902-285-0318 email:

maudy44@gmail.com Teaching Portfolio: http://marsharhodesteachingportfolio.weebly.com/ ____________________________________________________________________________ Objective Seeking Indeterminate Elementary Teaching Position at Joamie School I am a dynamic teacher with demonstrated capabilities in integrated curriculum planning and instruction, coteaching, organization and communication. I am committed to tailoring instruction to meet the needs of a diverse range of learners in my classes. I am an active team member who values the wealth of knowledge that comes from working as a team, and learning from my students and co-workers. I am devoted to making learning experiences rich and meaningful. ____________________________________________________________________________ Core Strengths Mastery of inductive teaching style Effective time management Excellent classroom management Experience working with students with special needs and ESL Culturally sensitive Effectively work with parents, staff, and Reflects IQ principles in teaching, planning general public and communicating. Skilled in a number of technologies Expertise in curriculum planning and that are used in the classroom. integrating curriculum across the subject Positive learning environment areas and for combined grades. ASIST, Mental Health First Aid & Respect Active participation in program planning Ed Flexibility with working in diverse Differentiated instruction classroom settings Student-centered learning Strong collaborator Positive learning environment Innovative lesson planning Use of Assistive Technology for students Behaviour-modification techniques with learning difficulties. Adept in assessing diverse learning styles Developmentally-appropriate lesson Confident with public speaking and planning facilitating Creative learning strategies ______________________________________________________________________________________ Professional Leadership Consulting Family Engagement Document, Department of Education. I am currently contributing to a Family Engagement Document for Educators. The purpose of the document is to find ways for educators to improve the degree of family engagement within their schools. Assessment Development - I created an assessment binder for Grade 3 math that has assessment pages for each achievement indicator in the WNCP math curriculum. Staff Mentor Maplewood Database I supported administration in working through some bugs in the database as we got ready to use it for the first time, and I supported staff who needed help figuring out how to use the database for report cards. (2013-2014) Consulting and Book Review with InHabit Media Provided feedback from a teachers perspective about how their newly published books could be used in the classroom and to support curriculum. (2013-2014) Facilitator - Teacher Training Workshops PWIM (Picture Word Inductive Model). I facilitated introductory instruction and demonstrations for implementing PWIM in the classroom. 20062007/2008-2009/2011-2014

Consultant Iqaluit District Education Authority Worked with new staff at Nakasuk School on implementing PWIM in their classrooms. 2008-2009 Curriculum Development Department of Education, Nunavut. Co-developed and wrote a Teacher Resource Kit for PWIM. 2007-2008 Facilitator - Teacher Training Workshops Computers Basic tools for teacher Provided instruction in Microsoft Word, Power Point, resources on line, production of teaching materials. 2006-2007 Piloted & Mentored PWIM (PICTURE WORD INDUCTIVE MODEL) A Department of Education funded pilot project to improve literacy. Piloted the program & mentored teachers in the project. 2006-2007 Language Arts Teacher Training DVD Wrote and performed for a step-by-step training DVD on PWIM This DVD is being used Nunavut wide as part of new curriculae. 2006-2007 ______________________________________________________________________________________ History of Employment Elementary Teacher Joamie School, Cape Smokey Elementary, Nakasuk School & Inuksuk High School Qikiqtani School Operations, Iqaluit, Nunavut & Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board - Inuksuk High School, Iqaluit, NU: 2003-2005 (grades 9, 10, 11 & 12) - Nakasuk School, Iqaluit, NU: 2005-2008 (grades 2/3, 3/4, 2 & 4) - Cape Smokey Elementary, Ingonish, NS: 2008-2011 (grades P/1, 1/2, 1) These positions were 50% terms and long term substituting positions. - Joamie School, Iqaluit, NU: 2011- present (grades 1/2 & 3/4) Consultant Nunavut Curriculum Development Grade 8 Land Claims Module True Indigo Consulting, Ottawa Ontario. Contract work: I helped to create modules for the grade 9 social studies curriculum (Staking the Claim) May 2011 Coordinator - Skills Link Youth Employment Strategy Program Community Learning Association North of Smokey Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia I coordinated a work readiness program for youth needing extra support to enter the work force. I coordinated such things as access to certifications like WHMIS, Occupational Health and Safety, Food Safety, First Aid. I also supported these youth with resume writing, job searching, interview skills, etc. January 2011 to March 2011 Co-facilitator - Art Based Literacy Program for Parent/child pairs Community Learning Association North of Smokey Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia I co-developed and delivered an art-based literacy program to students and parents. It promoted descriptive writing. Its purpose was for parents to better be able to support their child with writing activities at home. September 2010 to December 2010 C o-facilitator - Math Help For Parents Community Learning Association North of Smokey Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia I co-developed and delivered a Math Help For parents program that was grounded in supporting parents who were struggling to help their children with new-age math. We focussed on vocabulary and specific strategies that they identified they had difficulty understanding. January 2010 to March 2010

____________________________________________________________________________ Education University of Maine at Fort Kent 2003 Fort Kent, Maine, United States Bachelor of University Studies Secondary Education Magna Cum Lade Graduate Acadia University 2001 Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada Recreation Management Bachelor of Recreation Management (BRM) Acadia Advantage Student - mandatory to have a laptop and all work was done online. This program was the first of its kind in the country. ____________________________________________________________________________ Teaching Certifications Nova Scotia Teacher's Certification 2007-present Nunavut Teaching Certification 2003-2017 State of Maine Teaching Certification 2003-2005 ____________________________________________________________________________ Professional Certifications Applied Suicide Intervention Strategy Training 2014 Respect Ed Be Safe Program - 2014 Mental Health First Aid 2011 Food Handling 2011 Occupational Health & Safety 2011 S t. John's Ambulance CPR and First Aid - 2010 Restitution Certification Levels I, II, III & IV - 2005-08 Applied Control Theory Certificate 2006 Coaching Theory Certificate 2004 ____________________________________________________________________________ Community Involvement Intramurals Lunch Program Offering a variety of sports and cooperative games to students at various grades weekly at lunch hour. 2011- present. T-ball and Blast Ball Coordinator: Summer and Fall program, Ingonish Beach, NS. 2010-2011 Extra Curricular Program Teacher: Lunch Soccer Program, Nakasuk Elementary 2005-2007 ______________________________________________________________________________________ References Sonja Lonsdale Principal Joamie School Group Iqaluit, NU 867 979 6206 sleblanc@qikiqtani.edu.nu.ca Carol Horn Vice Principal Joamie School Iqaluit, NU 867 979 6206 chorn@qikiqtani.edu.nu.ca Michelle Turpin Senior Consultant Consilium Consulting Ottawa, Ontario 613 601 2446 michelle.turp@gmail.com