Dawn Infurna-Bean
PO Box 364 , Coloma, CA 95613
dawn@rivervilla.com
(503) 295-1286

Objective Language Arts Teacher
Credentials
Certificates
California State - Single Subject; English; CLAD
Vermont State - Single Subject; English
Professional
Experience
Spring View Middle School, Rocklin, CA
Language Arts, Social Science
Grade: Seventh
2000-Present

Responsibilities: Using California Content Standards in designing instruction. Differentiating the curriculum to meet a diverse population's academic needs. Working with special education, Title I and ESL colleagues to modify and make accommodations. Integrating social science and language arts (2002 - 2003). Chairing the Language Arts Department (2001-present). Representing the faculty on Site Council. Implementing the initial stages of the Homework Improvement Program and tutoring students each day in HIP (2003). Serving on a District Office committee to implement a homework policy for grades seven through twelve (2003). Attending workshops and conferences.
 
Marina Village School, El Dorado Hills, CA
Language Arts, Social Studies, Drama and Journalism Teacher
Grades: Seventh and Eighth
1998-2000

Responsibilities: Planed instruction and evaluated. Designed lessons to incorporate curriculum expectations using a variety of instructional methods. Integrated social studies and language arts (Core). Chaired Core Department. Organized a school-wide spelling bee and oral interpretation contest. Organized and published a school newspaper. Represented the faculty on the Parent Teacher Council. Organized an eighth grade trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, OR. Attended workshops and conferences.
 
St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School, San Mateo, CA
Language Arts Teacher
Grades: Fifth and Sixth
1996-1998

Responsibilities: Planned instruction and evaluation. Designed lessons to incorporate curriculum expectations using a variety of instructional methods. Designed and implemented interdisciplinary units. Organized and supervised sixth grade outdoor educational programs. Supervised sixth grade homeroom. Coached cross country. Organized and published a literary magazine. Created and published a monthly middle school newsletter. Attended workshops and conferences. Participated on several committees: Long Range Planning, Middle School, May Day, Electives and Recognition Program.
 
St. Pius Elementary School, Redwood City, CA
Language Arts Teacher and Religion Teacher
Grades: Sixth, Seventh and Eighth
1992-1995

Responsibilities: Planned for instruction and evaluation of students in groups of thirty-five. Designed lessons to incorporate curriculum expectations. Used a variety of instructional methods. Organized and supervised a one week sixth grade outdoor educational program. Coached middle school track. Organized and published a literary magazine. Planned Masses and prayer services. Assisted a committee which raised funds for the school. Assisted committees in planning special events for the students and school. Assigned effective discipline.
 
Education California State University Hayward, Hayward, CA
Master's of Science in Education - Curriculum Development; May 1998
CLAD(Crosscultural Language and Development) Certificate; 2002
Trinity College of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education; December 1990
Concentration: Secondary (7-12) Minor: English

Trinity College of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications; December 1990
Concentration: Writing, Publishing, and Public Relations
Interests Running, whitewater kayaking, skiing, hiking, reading, traveling, adventure racing