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Afreen Bhaidani

Literacy Specialist
San Antonio,Texas

Summary

Dedicated educator and instructional coach well versed in facilitating trainings and creating content for adult learners. Proven history of implementing innovative plans for optimized learning and retention for both students and teachers. I'm bringing extensive experience in elementary education with a focus on literacy, specifically in the Science of Reading, Science of Learning, and elementary math with ten years of experience in the field. I am passionate about empowering educators and leaders with tools to promote student success in early literacy and overall reading comprehension by using data to target instructional practices rooted in evidence-based methods and the Science of Reading.

Overview

10
10
years of professional experience
6
6
years of post-secondary education
6
6
Certifications

Work History

Literacy Specialist

TX Reads
2023.07 - Current
  • Provided targeted professional development opportunities for over 75 teachers, 100 coaches, district leaders on Science of Reading
  • Improved literacy application practices at school districts through coaching
  • Evaluated effectiveness of literacy programs through ongoing data analysis, making adjustments as needed to maximize results.
  • Implemented research-based approaches using Science of Learning and brain research to deliver differentiated instruction tailored to individual campus needs.
  • Facilitated peer coaching initiatives among 3 districts to enhance collective expertise in teaching various aspects of reading and writing skills.
  • Assessed literacy needs of school by reviewing student data and current curriculum.
  • Collaborated with other professionals to develop creative content for digital learning and seek solutions to challenges faced by adult learners.

Instructional Coach

Boerne Independent School District
8 2022 - 2023.05
  • Facilitated professional learning communities at district and campus levels
  • Created and facilitate engaging professional development series and topics based on campus and district needs
  • Coached teachers to improve practices through professional development and modeling instructional strategies PK-5th
  • Maintained confidentiality while recording and keeping detailed track of teacher goals and coaching conversations
  • Developed staff members' attitudes, skills and knowledge through various professional development targeted topics.
  • Analyzed student data, diagnosed instructional needs and identified research-based instructional strategies
  • Developed methods to motivate and engage teachers and students in learning

4th Grade Teacher

Kendall Elementary
Boerne , TX
2021.08 - 2022.05
  • Led 4th grade team instructionally in RLA.
  • Used PLC process to drive instruction using data trends from Interim and District assessments.
  • Drove student learning by establishing clear classroom plans and group objectives, as well as actionable strategies to achieve each goal.
  • Provided individualized and diversified instruction to support student comprehension and assist with navigating challenges.

Teacher, PLC Leader

Reaves Elementary
Conroe , TX
2017.08 - 2021.05
  • 3rd grade self contained
  • School Improvement Committee, Worked closely with assistant principal and grade level representatives on improving school attendance and studying data to decrease referrals
  • Conducted professional development workshops for both campus and district
  • Led meetings on how teachers can use PBIS (positive behavior intervention strategies) within their classrooms to improve student behavior and attendance across campus and district
  • Assisted with new hire processing and existing training programs.

Teacher, Team Leader

Fannin Elementary School
2014.08 - 2017.05
  • Led 3rd grade team at Title I Campus
  • Facilitated horizontal planning between 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers in RLA on campus to look at TEKS and how TEKS progress across grades levels
  • Worked closely with assistant principal during internship on STAAR implementation, TELPAS assembling and verification, and STAAR trainings
  • Conducted training and mentored team members to promote productivity, accuracy, and commitment to friendly service.

Education

Master of Science - Education Administration and Leadership

Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
2016.08 - 2017.05

B.S - Interdisciplinary Studies

University of North Texas
Denton, Texas
2007.08 - 2012.12

Skills

Instructional planning skills

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Certification

EC-6 Teacher Certification + ESL

Timeline

Literacy Specialist

TX Reads
2023.07 - Current

4th Grade Teacher

Kendall Elementary
2021.08 - 2022.05

Teacher, PLC Leader

Reaves Elementary
2017.08 - 2021.05

Master of Science - Education Administration and Leadership

Texas A&M University
2016.08 - 2017.05

Teacher, Team Leader

Fannin Elementary School
2014.08 - 2017.05

B.S - Interdisciplinary Studies

University of North Texas
2007.08 - 2012.12

Instructional Coach

Boerne Independent School District
8 2022 - 2023.05

EC-6 Teacher Certification + ESL

7-12 Reading Teacher Certification

Texas Reading Academies Science of Reading

TXLS

K-12 Texas Principal Certification

Gifted and Talented

Afreen BhaidaniLiteracy Specialist