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Amanda Cordovani Sawall acordovani7@gmail.

com
Improving Performance • Enhancing Learning www.amandacordovani.com

OBJECTIVE: To provide instructional leadership as a collaborative school librarian and teach information literacy skills for
the 21st century learner.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST


Spencerport Central School District, Spencerport, NY Aug. 2014-Present

● Use innovative methods and materials to produce meaningful 21st century learning experiences
● Collaborate with teachers to improve learning experiences
● Develop reading programs to promote and encourage literacy
● Coordinate plans for building and maintaining inclusion of technology in the classroom

LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST


Bellefonte Area School District, Bellefonte, PA Aug. 2011-Present

● Provided 21st century learning experiences for K-8 classes


● Budgeted for and maintained two physical libraries and one digital library
● Collaborated with teachers to improve learning experiences
● Coordinated department meetings and supervised library department staff members

INTERNSHIP
Schlow Public Library, State College, PA May-Aug. 2011

● Accomplished activities and events development for summer reading program


● Assisted in locating resources for various patrons

STUDENT TEACHING
Park Forest Middle School, State College, PA Feb.-Apr. 2011

● Assisted in the daily management and circulation of library resources


● Developed and executed information literacy lessons
● Promoted library resources through book talks and various online services

TEACHER
State College Family YMCA, State College, PA 2009–2011

● Provided instructional leadership for classes of grades K-5


● Implemented various management techniques for maintaining student attention, involvement and discipline

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER, K-12, all subjects


Seneca Falls Central School District, Seneca Falls, NY 2008-2009
Waterloo Central School District, Waterloo, NY 2005-2009

● Conducted daily lesson plans and assessments


● Served as an instructional leader by modeling high expectations for students
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

Technology Committee Liaison 2014-Present


Library Department Chair 2012-2014
Student Council Advisor 2012-2014

EDUCATION

Master of Library and Information Science, K-12, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2011
B.S., Adolescent Education, Magna Cum Laude, St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY 2008

CERTIFICATION

New York State Library Media K-12 2014


Pennsylvania School Librarian K-12 2011
Pennsylvania English Language Arts 7-12 2011
New York State English Language Arts 7-12 2008

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Library Association 2011-Present


American Association of School Librarians 2011-Present

REFERENCES

Andrea Page, English Teacher


Cosgrove Middle School
2749 Spencerport Road
Spencerport, NY 14559
(585) 349-5306
apage@spencerportschools.org

Mary Jo Rossi, Literacy Specialist


Cosgrove Middle School
2749 Spencerport Road
Spencerport, NY 14559
(585) 349-5306
mrossi@spencerportschools.org

Gretchen Breon, English Teacher


Cosgrove Middle School
2749 Spencerport Road
Spencerport, NY 14559
(585) 349-5306
gbreon@spencerportschools.org