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Valerie A.

Lundy-Lawson
157 Duer Street North Plainfield, New Jersey 07060 Home Phone: 908-757-0429 v.lawson4@verizon.net Objective: Lifelong learner seeking employment as a First Year Elementary School Teacher, in which I will share the knowledge, skills and dispositions that I have acquired through training and experience.

Education
Kean University, College of Education: Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program, Union, NJ Elementary Teacher Certification (K-5): Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (December 2010) GPA 3.64 Teacher of Supplemental Instruction in Reading and Math for Grades K-8: Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing Teacher of Students with Disabilities: Certificate of Eligibility Kean University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Union, NJ Bachelor of Arts Degree, Psychology (May 2009) GPA 3.65 Virginia State University, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Petersburg, VA Bachelor of Science Degree, Chemistry (June 1992)

Experience
Substitute Teacher, North Plainfield Board of Education North Plainfield School District December 2006 to Present Content areas and special classes taught include: special education, math, science, technology, social studies, English, world language, music, art, health, and physical education. Perform all of the duties of a fully certified and regular employed teacher for elementary school grades (Kindergarten through Intermediate /grade 6). Successfully execute lesson plans using Promethean technology, classroom management, and assessments to ensure essential learning for student achievement. Work in a team effort with other educators to meet the needs across grade levels. Lead the students in fire drills, evacuations and lock-down procedures. Assist students in preparation for the NJ ASK.

Student Teaching/ Professional Internship: Kean University Professional Field Experience (September 2010 - December 2010) George Washington Elementary School, Hillside, New Jersey Grade 3 and Grade 5: Taught Science, Math, Language Arts Literacy, and Social Studies Pre-Professional Field Experience (January2010 - May2010) Grade 4: Taught- Social Studies and Health Introductory Field Experience (September 2009 December 2009) Grover Cleveland Elementary School, Rahway, NJ (Grade 2 and Grade4) Livingston Elementary School, Union, NJ (Grade 2) Maintained classroom management for an optimal learning environment. Constructed learning goals appropriate for student achievement. Designed lesson plans aligned with New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. Taught students using a variety of instructional strategies and technical resources such as the SMART board. Also, included supervised evaluations by Field Supervisor. Administered multiple assessments (pre-assess, formative assess, and summative assess) used to provide impact of student learning; also the interpretation of scores. Modified lessons based on the analysis of student learning. Supervised individual and small group activities in all content areas. Created bulletin boards for classroom themes and science display. Participated in Back-to-School Night activities. Lead the class in district protocol for fire drills, evacuations, and lock-downs. Communicated with parents before and after school; as needed. Worked cooperatively with the principal, cooperating teacher, school colleagues, educators, and outside vendors to support the school environment. Achieved a grade A from the university instructor for the compilation of Teacher Work Sample: Science Unit. Attended Math and Teacher Workshops with the cooperating teacher.

Senior Analytical Chemist, Schering-Plough Corporation New Jersey Quality Control Laboratories, Union, NJ September1993 to March 2005 Supported the expeditious analytical testing of release, complaint, stability and cleaning validation batches of Claritin Tablets/ Claritin and Clarinex Reditabs as well as liquids, creams, ointments and inhaler products. Trained supervisors and analyst from Scherings Singapore and Memphis sites on laboratory testing procedures to ensure uniformity within Worldwide Quality Control. Managed and edited laboratory standard procedures. Laboratory auditor: Prevented 100% FDA violation findings within the laboratory. Attended supervisors meetings and OSHA training to maintain laboratory compliance. Team member of Instrument Support for troubleshooting laboratory needs. Developed awareness training programs for new chemists.

Valerie A. Lundy-Lawson

Achievements and Activities


Substitute Teachers Credential State of New Jersey Attended Special Session on Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder: Kean University (2009) Member of the American Chemical Society (8 years) Awarded Certificate of Recognition from Schering-Plough Corporation for 10 years of service (2003) Awarded a grant to assist with an Agricultural Research Project: Virginia State University (1990)

Technology Skills:
SMART Board: Interactive White Board Microsoft Word 2010 Microsoft Power Point 2010

Valerie A. Lundy-Lawson