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Amanda Damato

24 Annandale Road, Commack, NY 11725

Phone: (602) 751-8986 E-Mail: AmandaDamato2@gmail.com e-Portfolio: AmandaDamato.weebly.com

St. Josephs College
Bachelor of Arts in Child Study and Speech Communication Magna Cum Laude

Patchogue, NY

Initial NYS Certification

Early Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 1, Pending
Childhood Education, Grades 1-6, Pending
Student with Disabilities: Early Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 2, Pending
Students with Disabilities: Childhood Education, Grades 1-6, Pending

Honors & Awards

Deans List
Academic Achievement Scholarship
The National Society of Leadership and Success
Sigma Alpha PiPresidential Status

January 2015

Classroom Experience
Spotlight on Children
Patchogue-Medford, NY
Lead Teacher in After School Internship
Relied on positive reinforcement while working with ELL students.
Used creative activities to keep children attentive and involved.
Masera Learning Center
West Islip, NY
Special Education Student Teacher, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade
Collaborated with teaching groups to determine the best way to keep records in an ABA setting.
Attended multiple staffings and CSE meetings for individuals with Autism and Multiple Disabilities.
Participated in CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) training.
Sappo School
Commack, NY
Special Education Student Teacher, 2nd Grade
Applied the principles of Holistic Education to create a personalized, productive, and supportive
learning environment for students.
Implemented Individualized Education Plans to build upon the strengths of students with Autism,
ODD, ADD, Multiple Disabilities, Anxiety Disorder and Other Health Impairments.
Blue Point Elementary School
Blue Point, NY
Student Teacher, 5th Grade
Planned, constructed, and taught daily lesson plans in a classroom setting.
Attended multiple professional development trainings for the fifth grade curriculum and
technology in the classroom.
Blue Point Elementary School
Blue Point, NY
Student Teacher, 2nd Grade
Planned, constructed, and executed daily lesson plans in a classroom setting.
Created literacy thematic unit on fractured fairy tales.
Half Hollow Hills Middle School
Melville, NY
Special Education Student Observer, Self-contained 6th grade

Reading, life-skills, and writing to complement the child-centered hands-on curriculum.

Designed grading rubrics and course activities including learning stations, group work, and
Laurel Park Elementary School
Brentwood, NY
Student Observer, 4th Grade
Assessed students and utilized feedback to find students strengths and weaknesses.
Applied students assessment results to improve future lessons and learning opportunities.
Country Wood Primary School
Huntington Station, NY
Student Observer, Kindergarten
Questioned students to ensure they understood the major concepts of mathematical inequalities.
Reviewed sight words with students in a whole class setting using interactive games.
Building Blocks Preschool
Commack, NY
Student Observer, Preschool
Observed ABA before and after school.
Developed a thematic unit on pumpkins around major instructional goals.

Work Experience
Anthonys Coal Fired Pizza
Commack, NY
Administrative Assistant/ Bartender/ Trainer
2013- Present
Performing restaurant service tasks while communicating effectively with customers in a timely
Planning and executing Pizza Camps for groups of school aged children.
Ordering, daily invoicing, weekly payroll, budgeting and scheduling.
Training new staff members on tasks and the companys cultural expectations.
Child Care Provider
Long Island, NY
Keeping records of each child, including day-to-day observations and information regarding
activities, meals served, and medicine administered.
Engaging children in hands-on activities outside of the house to expand social and educational

St. Josephs College Child Study Club
Project WILD Workshop
Stony Brook Hospital Child Life Volunteer


Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher.

Adept in use of Smart Board
Basic use of American Sign Language, 4 semesters of ASL

Available upon request