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JENNIFER BRAZINSKI

100 Vail Road Apt. B6, Parsippany, NJ 07054 jenniferbrazinski@yahoo.com


http://www.jenniferbrazinski.weebly.com/ 908-892-5460

CERTIFICATION AND EDUCATION


NJ Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing, Music P-12, Issued June 2015
Passed Praxis, Music Content Knowledge, August 2014

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ


Major: Music Education
Bachelor of Music, May 2015
GPA: 3.89, Summa Cum Laude, Deans List

Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg, NJ


Major: Music
Associate of Fine Arts, August 2011
GPA: 3.57, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, Deans List
Major: Business Management
Associate of Applied Science, May 2006
GPA: 3.32

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Lake Hiawatha School - Parsippany-Troy Hills School District, Parsippany, NJ
K-5 Vocal/Instrumental Music Teacher 09/2016 - present
Develop students musicianship with relevant lessons plans that incorporate NJ standards
Instruct choral and instrumental ensembles, small instrumental groups, and individual lessons
Organize successful concerts where students perform and connect with their community

Lake Hiawatha & Knollwood Schools - Parsippany-Troy Hills School District, Parsippany, NJ
Long-Term Substitute Vocal/Instrumental Music Teacher 04/2016 - 06/2016

Van Holten Primary School - Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District, Bridgewater, NJ


Long-Term Substitute Music Teacher 09/2015 - 01/2016
Improved singing and instrumental technique with individual constructive feedback
Implemented classroom management techniques that encouraged positive behaviors and learning experiences
Created a safe space where students composed, improvised, and performed music

Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District, Bridgewater, NJ


Substitute Teacher 10/2015 - 04/2016
Taught general music and instrumental music lessons to K-12 students
Supported instruction with scaffolding techniques to help students achieve learning goals
Provided detailed feedback to teachers about student learning and behaviors

High Bridge School District, High Bridge, NJ


Substitute Teacher 09/2014 - 04/2016
Assessed elementary students during music lessons through performance activities
Supported students with special needs by providing individual instruction and assistance
Upheld classroom-specific management structures and procedures

Bridgewater Middle School - Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District, Bridgewater, NJ


Student Teacher 03/2015 - 05/2015
Customized strategies to troubleshoot technical difficulties on instruments
Taught exercises, chamber music, and band repertoire to small lesson groups
Conducted 7th grade concert band at spring concert
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Eisenhower Intermediate School - Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District, Bridgewater, NJ


Student Teacher 01/2015 - 03/2015
Improved students musicianship while conducting repertoire and warm-ups during band rehearsals
Collaborated with students to foster respect and positive learning experiences in the classroom
Fieldwork 10/2014 - 12/2014
Created a plan for my ideal classroom community based on school observations and interviews
Designed and implemented lesson plans for small woodwind groups

KEC Learning Center, Warren, NJ


Summer Camp - Teaching/School Assistant 06/2015 - 08/2015
Developed and instructed K-6 music, crafts, and computer skills activities 06/2014 - 08/2014
Assisted with SAT and Common Core curriculum preparation
Promoted good behavior and social skills through democratic practices

C.C.B. School, Whippany, NJ


Teaching/School Assistant 09/2014 - 06/2015
Created Word Bee worksheets that help improve students vocabulary
Assisted with SAT and PARCC curriculum planning, preparation, and facilitation
Supervised students and school operations during classes and special functions

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE


TD Bank, Clinton, NJ
Bank Teller 08/2012 - 08/2013
Trained new employees on banking transactions and procedures
Maintained customer relationships by providing excellent guest service
Audited funds and secured banking facilities by following proper protocols

Borders Books and Music, Flemington, NJ


Training/Operations Supervisor 05/2008 - 09/2011
Trained staff on proper cash-handling, sales and loss prevention procedures
Delegated responsibilities and managed staff to improve efficiency
Caf Supervisor 05/2005 - 09/2007
Launched the Caf Hot List to improve district communication and sales
Increased caf sales by utilizing product availability and creative merchandising

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE
Lake Hiawatha School Concerts, conductor, 2016-2017
Whitehouse Wind Symphony, clarinet, 2014-2016
Dunellen High School, The Music Man, Reed I substitute, 2016
Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School Band Concert, 7th Grade Band, Sol Invictus, conductor, 2015
Bridgewater-Raritan Fine Arts Festival, 6th Grade Band, Dark Adventure, conductor, 2015
Montclair State University Wind Symphony, clarinet, 2011-2014
Montclair State University Clarinet Choir, clarinet, 2011-2014
Montclair State University Chorale, Verdi Requiem, Jacques Lacombe conducting, 2014
John J. Cali School of Music, Senior Recital of Jennifer Brazinski, recitalist, 2014
NJIT Technology and Society Forum Concert, Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, substitute, 2014
Make Music New York, MSU Wind Symphony/West Point, Maritime Rites by Alvin Curran, clarinet, 2012
Raritan Valley Symphonic Band, clarinet, 2009-2011

SKILLS
Computer - Genesis, Aesop, PowerSchool, OnCourse, Audacity, Finale, Encore, GarageBand, SmartMusic
Other Certifications - Substitute License, Safe Schools Training, NJ Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, Bullying 101,
Educational Implications of Hearing Loss Certificate