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Teaching With Technology Portforlio
Powerpoint Presentation
My Resume
Primary Source Lesson Plan
Essential Question LP
Graphic Organizer
Student Internet Research LP
Star Testing
Database Assignment
Assistive Technology for Blind and Low Vision Students
Photos and Art

Mrs. Ramella's Electronic Portfolio for Educ. 9045B


OBJECTIVE:  Elementary Educator, K-5

Dedicated to Creating a Positive Learning Environment and Making a Difference in Students’ Lives


California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Chapman University, December 2004, GPA 3.96

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (Marketing), San Francisco State University



Summer School Teacher, 3rd Grade-Reading House, Marylin Ave. Elementary, Livermore, CA., 2006

       Prepared and implemented lesson plans to engage struggling and reluctant readers

       Used the 4 Blocks to teach phonics, making words, guided reading and self-selected reading to students of various levels of English Language Development

        Assessed students knowledge at the beginning of Summer School and progress made at the end, in fluency and word recognition

       Implemented the Read Naturally program to increase students reading fluency

       Taught students various strategies for reading comprehension

       Coordinated with grade level teacher to plan lessons based on the theme “Fairy Tales and Stories From Around the World”

Substitute Teacher, K-5

Pleasanton Unified School District, 5/2000 - present

San Ramon Valley Unified School District, 9/2004 – present

Dublin Unified School District, 1/2005 - present

       Implement daily lesson plans and follow through with teachers’ instructions

       Improvise, expand, and clarify on the assigned lesson plans

       Adapt to different classroom environments, grade levels, and teaching styles and successfully manage classroom

Student Teacher, Fairlands Elementary, Pleasanton, CA, 2nd grade, 4/2004 - 6/2004

       Prepared creative hands-on lesson for teaching students about fractions and graphing

       Coordinated with the Science Specialist to create a Life-Cycle Thematic Unit on frogs

       Communicated curriculum ideas with the 2nd grade-level team at the weekly meetings

       Interacted with parents on a daily basis and at the Open House

       Assisted the Master Teacher with preparing the classroom for the Open House

       Used TRIBES to maintain a positive learning environment, and to help students resolve conflicts

Student Teacher, Neil Armstrong Elementary, San Ramon, CA, 5th grade, 9/2004-11/2004

       Created a 2004 Presidential Election thematic unit by coordinating with the 5th grade team

       Stimulated students’ interest about the 2004 election using “Newspapers in Education”

       Engaged students and reinforced math concepts of Mode, Median and Range by using manipulatives

       Assessed students’ understanding of the lessons taught by creating comprehensive exams

Parent Volunteer, Alisal Elementary School, Pleasanton, CA, K-5th, 1997 - present

       Directed various small group activities per grade level to help teach reading and math

        Taught FAME (Fine Art and Music Education)

       Provided instruction and assistance at computer lab on using the iMac computers


       Member of the California Reading Association, Contra Costa

       Fluent in speaking, reading, and writing the Italian language, and interested in improving skills in communicating in Spanish

       Assist with daughters’ Girl Scout troops 2470 and 941 in badge and Try-Its activities

       Professional Development – 7 Keys to Comprehension, PUSD Adult Education