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Heather Ambrose

Heather Ambrose

Glendale,AZ

Summary


Positive and upbeat Elementary Music Teacher adept at helping students love music, learn to perform and develop appreciation for new styles. Successful teaching vocal and instrumental skills to all levels. Offering 11 years of teaching experience and enthusiasm to make positive impact on students through music.



Overview

12
12
years of professional experience
1
1
Certification

Work History

Elementary Music Teacher

Deer Valley Unified School District
2016.05 - 2023.05
  • Developed daily lesson plans to generate interest in vocals, movements and use of classroom instruments which included subject-specific material learning strategies, and social skills.


  • Enhanced student engagement by incorporating music games and hands-on activities into daily lessons, and by differentiating lessons to fit the academic needs of all students in a school with a 25% SpEd population.


  • Assisted in creating a safe and nurturing classroom environment that promoted emotional well-being and academic growth for all students.


  • Organized multiple community and family engagement events such as choir concerts, the Veterans Day Program, STEAM Night, Polar Express Night and DVUSD Elementary District Honor Choir.


  • Contributed to school-wide improvement initiatives by Serving as Special Area Team Lead, presenting in professional development workshops and sharing best practices with colleagues.


Middle School Music Teacher

Cartwright School District
2011.05 - 2015.05
  • Developed engaging and differentiated music lessons for students using a hands-on curriculum at Title I school with a 90% ELL population.


  • Collaborated with colleagues as a Pay For Performance Representative and was responsible for making sure 301 funds were being distributed appropriately, approving the plan each year and communicating 301 related information to my school.


  • Supervised the school choir program and grew the program from 12 to 50 students in 2 years.

Education

Master of Arts - Reading in Curriculum And Instruction

Grand Canyon University
Phoenix, AZ
05.2013

Bachelor of Arts - Music Education

Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ
12.2010

Skills

  • Google Suite
  • Social Media: Instagram, Facebook
  • Groupwise
  • Canvas
  • Frontline
  • Zoom
  • Video Content: lighting, sound, aesthetics
  • Curriculum Development
  • Lesson Planning
  • Assessment strategies
  • Event Planning
  • Community Outreach

Certification

Kodaly Level I

World Music Drumming Level I

Timeline

Elementary Music Teacher

Deer Valley Unified School District
2016.05 - 2023.05

Middle School Music Teacher

Cartwright School District
2011.05 - 2015.05

Master of Arts - Reading in Curriculum And Instruction

Grand Canyon University

Bachelor of Arts - Music Education

Northern Arizona University

Kodaly Level I

World Music Drumming Level I

Heather Ambrose