Summary
Overview
Work History
Education
Skills
Affiliations
Timeline
Honors and Awards
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LaVerne Steadman

Suwanee,GA

Summary

Professional educator with excellent interpersonal, communication, consulting, proven state exam data, and problem solving skills for team building. Seeking career opportunity that can fully utilize technology experience, technology instructional certifications, educational skills, virtual learning strategies, and contribute to the benefit of an employer.

Overview

29
29
years of professional experience

Work History

Secondary Mathematics Teacher

Atlanta Public Schools, Douglass High School
2014.08 - 2023.06
  • Teaches one or more subjects to students in public or private secondary schools: Instructs students, using various teaching methods, such as lecture and demonstration, and uses contemporary technology and other virtual materials to supplement presentations with technology-based lesson plan
  • Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines or requirements of state and school
  • Assigns lessons and corrects homework
  • Administers tests to evaluate pupil progress, records results, and issues reports to inform parents of progress
  • Keeps attendance records
  • Maintains discipline in classroom
  • Meets with parents to discuss student progress and problems
  • Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to stay abreast of new developments in math education.
  • Performs related duties, such as sponsoring one or more activities or student organizations, assisting pupils in selecting course of study, and counseling student in adjustment and academic problems
  • Required to hold Georgia Teaching Secondary Mathematics License.
  • Maintained open and productive communication with teaching staff, administration, students and parents.
  • Considered differing student abilities and differentiated work assignments accordingly.
  • Encouraged students to actively engage in learning, and monitor and review personal objectives.
  • Changed lesson plans and learning approach frequently to keep students engaged.
  • Developed lesson plans to adhere to clear departmental and school policy objectives.
  • Compared and exchanged student performance information with fellow teachers to improve overall performance.
  • Kept careful student records and progress reports using Infinite Campus.
  • Learned student names quickly and maintained positive and friendly learning atmosphere.
  • Dealt with inappropriate behavior quickly and effectively to maintain calm learning environment.
  • Kept classroom environments consistent and focused on learning by establishing and enforcing clear objectives.
  • Encouraged critical thinking and problem-solving to help students develop mathematical reasoning.
  • Observed student appearance and behavior and notified principal, school nurse and proper authorities of any emotional or physical concerns.
  • Provided additional support for students with special needs and learning disabilities.
  • Assessed submitted class assignments, determined grades, and reviewed work with struggling students to boost success chance.
  • Utilized multimedia strategies and technology to convey information in fresh and interesting ways.
  • Implemented peer tutoring system to enhance comprehensive understanding of math techniques and increase student test scores.

Secondary Mathematics Teacher

Dekalb County Schools
2006.08 - 2014.06

Secondary Mathematics Teacher

Gwinnett County Schools
2005.01 - 2006.05

Secondary Mathematics Teacher

Charlotte - Mecklenburg Schools
1994.07 - 2005.12
  • West Mecklenburg High School
  • Providence High School
  • West Charlotte High School

Education

The Teaching of Secondary Mathematics Education BS

Benedict College
Columbia, SC
05.1994

Certification of Advancement Placement -

University of North Carolina
Charlotte, NC

Certification of AP Institute Calculus AB -

Woodward Academy AP Summer Institutes
Atlanta, GA

Certificate -

Bureau of Education & Research
Belle, MO

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) -

Microsoft Educator Academy
Global
06.2020

Verizon Teacher Pathway -

Verizon Innovative Learning School
California City, CA
05.2023

Certification - Innovation Learning

Canva For Education
Atlanta, GA
05.2023

Skills

  • Reputation as a dependable and accountable employee.
  • Effectively manage many different responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Successful standardized testing techniques for GSE/ QCC / GPS/ State Graduation Test / and CCGPS with virtual manipulatives.
  • Urban public schools background
  • Differentiating Instruction Specialist - Race to the Top, Mining The Data, Virtual Learning, and High Schools That Work Trained
  • Highly developed intercommunication, mediation, and analytical abilities
  • Skilled at bringing diverse group of students together to master or meet course work objectives during a school year
  • Collaborative with local school leadership team to support the vision of future ready instructional best practices in alignment with LSPI and Blueprint for the Future
  • Meets Georgia's NCLBs Highly Qualified Teacher requirements
  • Data-driven and learning disabilities curriculum expertise
  • Accomplished in co-teaching module with a special education teacher
  • Metro RESA: Analytic Geo-CCGPS and GPS Math I - IV Trained
  • Maintain composure under pressure; able to work autonomously with little direct supervision
  • SOFTWARE
  • Microsoft Teams, OneNote, Kami, Google Classroom, Microsoft Office 365, Google Docs, Canva, numerous educational resources, Infinite Campus, and Outlook proficiency
  • Georgia Virtual Recovery, Georgia Virtual Learning, Atlanta Virtual Academy, Edgenuity, APEX, ALEX, Zoom, SMART Board, Explore Learning (Gizmo), IDMS, OAS, Shodor, Regents Prep, NEIRTEC, SELECT, Khan Academy, and USA Test Prep trained

Affiliations

Developed virtual innovative instruction methods that became the standard for meeting district and state goals. ( GSE / QCC / GPS / Math Graduation Test /and CCGPS)

(1994 - present)


Executed a learning environment of innovation that empowered a successful learning model for victims of the national cheating scandal by serving the needs of diverse learners.

(2014-2020)


Served as the Math I - IV and team builder for the Dunwoody High School Math Department Club for 7 years (2006 - present) in a row and CCGPS Analytic Geometry (2013-2014).


Served as the Dunwoody High School Math Department Technology Trainer of integrating current QCC/GPS/ and CCGPS virtual software into the daily lesson plans.


Led a CCGPS Analytic Geometry class of 28 to increase their overall math standardized test scores by an average of 30 - 55% over the course of semester with project-based learning.


Led over 85 students to improve EOCT test scores by more than 60% during the Spring 2006 academic year at Grayson High School after limited teacher availability during the Fall 2005.


Scored Above Standard, Teacher Performance Assessment Instrument during tenure with Charlotte- Mecklenburg Schools of Title I and Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence

(August 1994 - December 2005)


Developer and Assessor of the First $1 Million Bellsouth Teaching Workshop Condition Survey to help retention teachers in the State of North Carolina


Examined and revised a Performance-Based Licensure Instrument for New Teacher in the State of North Carolina


Mid-Atlantic Minority Regional Leadership and Web Design Conference - National Education Association, Norfolk, VA. Developed classroom web-pages and multimedia virtual learning activities. Also, Grant Writing and At-Risk Students vs High Stake Testing sessions

Timeline

Secondary Mathematics Teacher

Atlanta Public Schools, Douglass High School
2014.08 - 2023.06

Secondary Mathematics Teacher

Dekalb County Schools
2006.08 - 2014.06

Secondary Mathematics Teacher

Gwinnett County Schools
2005.01 - 2006.05

Secondary Mathematics Teacher

Charlotte - Mecklenburg Schools
1994.07 - 2005.12

The Teaching of Secondary Mathematics Education BS

Benedict College

Certification of Advancement Placement -

University of North Carolina

Certification of AP Institute Calculus AB -

Woodward Academy AP Summer Institutes

Certificate -

Bureau of Education & Research

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) -

Microsoft Educator Academy

Verizon Teacher Pathway -

Verizon Innovative Learning School

Certification - Innovation Learning

Canva For Education

Honors and Awards

Atlanta Public Schools' Technology & Innovation Competition annual judge of district winners to advance to the State Technology Fair.

Atlanta Public Schools First EDTech Cohort Program of effective technology-integration training and certification for educators to successfully impact student learning.

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent's Teacher Advisory Council for 3 years.

Recognized in Regent's Bank Newsletter as an Educational Advisory for Dunwoody High School with several Metro Atlanta Branch Vice Presidents while developing a Learning Financial Modules for High School students. (2013 - 2014)

Honorary Member of National Nominating Committee for the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, Forum on Medicine, Lead America Engineering and Technology, and TagEd for 6 years in a row

Founder and Advisor of The Dunwoody Dancing Wildcat team for 3 years.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools New Teacher Support Model, School-Wide Reading and Writing Team member, Mathematics Alignment Team, and Outstanding Professionals in the Charlotte Observer.

Served as the Charlotte Mecklenburg Representative on The North Carolina Governor Mike Easley's Teacher Advisor Committee for 5 years.

Executive Board Member and Association Representative of the National Education Association / Charlotte -Mecklenburg for 11 years in a row.

Chaired Regional 6 Screening Committee for The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Programs and Levine Museum of The New South Teacher Advisory Board for 5 years in a row.

Recognized as Who's Who Among American High School Teachers for 7 years in a row.

#YesWeCode Essence Fest 1st Hackathon Educational Advisor of the winning team.

LaVerne Steadman