Andrew Smith

287 Custer Street, Hopewell, PA 00000
[email protected]
(000) 000-0000

Professional Summary

Innovative educator adept at bringing the 21st Century into the primary classroom. Skilled at utilizing current educational hardware (tablets, laptops, Smartboards, digital cameras) both in and out of the school setting. 15+ years of experience as a teacher, mentor and department chairperson responsible for the innovation and development of new programs and initiatives.

Employment history

Instructional Coach, Toy-Mayert. Lake Rosalieport, Arkansas
Jun. 2017 – Present
  • Plan and conduct teacher training programs and conferences dealing with new classroom procedures, instructional materials and equipment, and teaching aids.
  • Observe work of teaching staff to evaluate performance, and to recommend changes that could strengthen teaching skills.
  • Recommend, order, or authorize purchase of instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and visual aids designed to meet student educational needs and district standards.

Teacher, Sawayn and Sons. Hamillport, South Carolina
Dec. 2012 – Jan. 2015
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  • Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Sponsor extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.
  • Involve parent volunteers and older students in children’s activities to facilitate involvement in focused, complex play.

Teacher's Assistant, Hermiston-Abbott. Claybury, Rhode Island
Feb. 2011 – Mar. 2011
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Assign and grade class work and homework.
  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling.
  • Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students’ needs and progress.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of elementary school programs.
  • Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
  • Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities.


Eastern Mueller, East Tandyfurt, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Feb. 2012

South Mayer, Blockside, Minnesota
Associate of Arts, Generalist, Jan. 2002


Classroom Management

Instructional Planning

Interpersonal Communication

instructional coach

  • Follow up with teachers in the implementation of professional development 
  • Serve on Leadership Team and School Improvement Team to provide input into ways to improve our school
  • Provide Orientation for all new teachers to our school district
  • Plan and lead a monthly meeting for first year Beginning Teachers in the district
  • Maintain accurate records for mentor training for all mentors in the district
  • Attend Regional Meetings for Beginning Teacher Coordinators to stay abreast of changes coming from the state as they pertain to beginning teachers

instructional coach/beginning teacher support

  • Assist teachers with instructional planning and preparation
  • Identify and share resources to help teachers plan effective lessons
  • Attend professional development to stay abreast of current best practices in education
  • Complete classroom walk-throughs to provide feedback on the positive aspects of a lesson as well as areas to grow
  • Assist teachers with analyzing data to differentiate lessons for diverse groups of students
  • Lead professional development for teachers to share research based strategies
  • Lead some PLC meetings on school level on topics of concern and interest

instructional coach/administrator

  • Conferred
  • Determine the scope of educational program offerings, and prepare drafts of course schedules and descriptions to estimate staffing and facility requirements. with parents and staff to discuss educational activities, policies, and student behavioral or learning problems.
  • Counseled and provide guidance to students regarding personal, academic, vocational, or behavioral issues.
  • Established, coordinate, and oversee particular programs across school districts, such as programs to evaluate student academic achievement.
  • Plan and led professional development activities for teachers, administrators, and support staff.

instructional coach

  • Coached struggling first year and veteran teachers on classroom management
  • Led whole school PD on technology, instructional practices, and management.
  • Trained staff in using Nearpod as a informal data collection to drive in the moment changes to teaching and led whole school professional development
  • Execute grade level planning, model effective instruction, analyzed weekly assessments, created small group instruction.

instructional coach

  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet teachers’ varying needs, abilities, and teaching styles.
  • Observe and evaluate teachers’ lessons to determine progress and make suggestions for improvement.Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction that provides teachers with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate best practices
  • Conduct classes, workshops, and demonstrations to teach principles, techniques, or methods in subjects such as basic technology skills, integration of technology, and evaluation skills.
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the Common Core Curriculum and subject matter.

instructional coach (contracted consultant)

  • Demonstrate and provide researched-based instructional strategies that engage all students.
  • Provide organized, individual and/or group learning opportunities for teachers as needed.
  • Instruct and support teachers with curriculum software products, and classroom/curriculum-related technologies.
  • Model lessons when appropriate.
  • Provide encouragement and emotional support to teachers.
  • Manage time and schedule flexibility that maximizes teacher schedules and learning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge using a variety of assessment tools.