PAUL E PIRATE

Interesting story behind this picture! I had just started the school year, and the children wanted to talk all at one time. It was time to take matters into hand and find a creative way to impart to the children that when they wanted to say something to raise their hand. I really struggled a little bit with this. Finally I came up with an idea to draw a picture of a pirate on a huge piece of cardboard sitting and raising his hand. I am not a super great artist, so I told my husband, Paul, my idea and he agreed with drawing a pirate sitting criss-cross applesauce, and raising his hand when he needed to say something. He is MUCH BETTER at drawing than I am! This is what he drew! Paul E Pirate became a HUGE hit in the classroom. Every time we had circle time, this pirate would sit right alongside us. When the children conquered this skill, they would point at the Pirate and say, “See! I raised my hand just like him!”. Perfect!

Philosophy on how children learn

Children learn best in a nurturing, child-initiated play-based environment that fosters self-confidence, trust, creativity, autonomy and acceptance of individual differences. I plan for all areas of a child’s development and education: cognitive, emotional, social, creative, and physical.

Individuality is acknowledged and respected as each child explores a child-centered environment at her or his own pace. A strong sense of identity and competence is developed as children are helped to feel good about themselves, their abilities, and uniqueness. I make plans to enable children to attain key curriculum goals across various disciplines, such as language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, art, music, physical education, and health.

Philosophy on early childhood education

  • I believe that each child is an individual and as an educator I will value and develop each child’s strengths, interests, skills, abilities and knowledge to extend their learning.

    I believe that children learn through play. I will provides opportunities for children to explore, discover, create and imagine.

    I believe in cultural diversity. I will celebrates the benefits of diversity with each individual child and enable them to understand and acknowledge differences.

    I believe young children are very concerned about themselves and the small world they live in: family and home. However, each child is unique with different interests, backgrounds, and developmental stages.

    I believe the environment plays a major role in the success of an early childhood program. It should enhance the children’s interests in all developmental domains. I believe learning in an early childhood environment is done most successfully through stations that can be visited, explored, and revisited again and again. The environment should take into consideration the social skills, communication skills, physical abilities or challenges, and learning styles of the children being served.

    I consider families a vital aspect of my program. Parents who are able to spend time in the classroom occasionally are more aware of the details of their child’s day. Observing what goes on first hand helps a parent know what to ask the child at the end of the school day.”
  • The early years of a child’s life are busy. I believe learning is happening all the time and is interwoven through all developmental domains. These include: physical, social/emotional, cognitive and communication. Therefore, the goal of my program is to make this ongoing learning experience safe, positive, and fun, nurturing the whole child as I strive to guide them into the next stage of development with confidence in themselves and an excitement for continued learning.

    Children need the assurance of being loved and cared for while they are enjoying an educational environment. Teaching children is my passion. Security and trust are very important components as well, of my relationship with each child.

    In planning my program I would strive for a developmentally appropriate, child-centered atmosphere where children have the opportunity to master new challenges through activities and topics that are meaningful to them, thus building their self esteem as they develop and learn.

    Children should be given choices, responsibilities, and opportunities to initiate their own learning. I believe observations and assessments are excellent tools to use when planning curriculum. Observations not only aide in creating the curriculum but also give insight into the development, knowledge and skill levels of each individual child.

RESUME

Heather Heuck
hheuck@gmail.com

I am a creative, customer centered, detail-oriented person. When I am hired I want to know everything about it. How does it work? When can I get started? I make sure to be informed about my team mates,and keeping the lines of communication open. Also, I work well with other folks and make sure I know how to best work with them, and find out what they know so that I can perform my job in a much better way. I am goal oriented and often apply what I have learned through others teaching me. When I feel I have a handle on what I am doing I strive to apply myself in other areas that might need me. I am often having a fun, and pleasant aura about me in the work place. In every day life I am highly energetic, and passionate about what I do and can accomplish through out the day. I am a great listener and strive to achieve the best customer satisfaction whether in the classroom or in the office area.

Willing to relocate: Anywhere
Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Lead Teacher

Charleston County School District Head Start Program – Charleston, SC
October 2017 to May 2018

I Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, as the Head Teacher and primarily responsible for planningand implementing the daily curriculum, managing and supervising all aspects of the HeadStart Program for my classroom site.

Developing and implementing weekly lesson plans enhancing language, literacy, math, fine/gross motorand social/emotional skills for the early childhood population.

Documenting in online home of The Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold weeklyobservations of children progress.

Guiding children through conflict resolution and modeled appropriate behavior.

Supervise children (typical and developmentally disabled) throughout their daily activities, routines, and during outdoor gross motor activities.

Responsible for assisting with the individual family service plan (IFSP) as recommended by the early intervention teams that visit the center for special needs children, using a multidisciplinary approach,assisting with the follow-up therapeutic interventions for individual students.


Responsibilities also include: assisting children with hygiene, grooming, daily living skills and self-help skills.

Teaching Assistant

Charleston County Public School System Head Start – Charleston, SC

October 2016 to May 2017

Participate in grantee and delegate component pre-service training;

Implement SHIMS curricula in theclassroom;

Perform the functions of this position with a strong understanding of the Head Start PerformanceStandards and the component plans; and thorough knowledge and application of DevelopmentallyAppropriate Practices;

Guide and facilitate activities of the children, including: daily activities, field trips, selecting and arrangingequipment and materials in the classroom;

Cooperate with other staff and classroom groups to maintain the smooth functioning of the center, which at times may require changes to meet the needs of the children;

Maintain a comprehensive and ongoing portfolio assessment for each child, including weekly observations in each area, examples of the child’s work, and a developmental assessment, completed as per SHIMS procedure;

Use home visits and parent conferences to discuss the child’s individual development and progress, assist the parents in developing observational skills and solicit parent observations;

Eat with and assist children in development of social and self-help skills, and sound nutritional practices;

Meet bi-weekly with director and coordinators to exchange information pertinent to the identification andservices of children with disabilities;

Meet with the mental health consultant monthly to discuss mental health needs of children;

Guide children’s acquisition of social skills;Attend staff training and meetings, and board and parent meetings as requested;

Works with Teachers, Teacher Assistant and volunteers to use and develop their skills and abilities inplanning and carrying out classroom activities;

Maintain a safe and healthy classroom environment.

Assure that classroom equipment, furniture,materials, and supplies are properly maintained and stored;

Use the playground as an extension of the classroom; assures that the playground is safe;

Assist in conducting the daily health and environment checklist;Assist in implementing children’s I.E.P. (Individual Education Plan) or I.F.S.P. (Individual Family ServicePlan) seeking clarification for any aspects that are not well understood;Assist in recruiting and orienting volunteers, providing them with guidance as needed,

Complete and submit required forms and records in a timely and accurate fashion, e.g., lesson plans,time sheets, meal reports etc.;

Oversight:Review teachers’ lesson plans, schedules, room arrangements and portfolio assessments to assure their accordance with SHIMS requirements;

Deliver pre-service and monthly in-service training sessions to teaching staff;

Provide a minimum of two child development workshops to parents;

Identify and prioritize materials and equipment needed in classrooms and playgrounds, and coordinate with director in making purchases;

Lead responsibility for implementing Family Literacy Program;

Lead responsibility for parent involvement in education services as per HS requirements;

Coordinate the transition of children to Kindergarten and/or child care programs.

Actively participate in the development and implementation of the Teacher professional developmentplan;

Assure that files are complete, accurate, and confidentially maintained; and Perform other duties, as may be required.

Teacher

Flagstaff Head Start – Flagstaff, AZ

August 2016 to May 2017

I Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, as the Head Teacher and primarily responsible for planningand implementing the daily curriculum, managing and supervising all aspects of the HeadStart Program for my classroom site

Developing and implementing weekly lesson plans enhancing language, literacy, math, fine/gross motor and social/emotional skills for the early childhood population

Documenting in online home of The Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold weekly observations of children progress

.Guiding children through conflict resolution and modeled appropriate behavior.

Supervise children (typical and developmentally disabled) throughout their daily activities, routines, and during outdoor gross motor activities

Responsible for assisting with the individual family service plan (IFSP) as recommended by the early intervention teams that visit the center for special needs children, using a multidisciplinary approach,assisting with the follow-up therapeutic interventions for individual students

Water Safety Instructor/Lifeguard/customer Service

Greenville Health System – Greenville, SC

August 2003 to August 2014

Worked at the health Club doing front desk, management office, teaching swim lessons, customer service, scheduling lessons, membership services, etc.

Also I was involved in the hospital special activities for the community.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood in Teaching
Bob Jones University – Greenville, SC
1999 to 2003

High School Diploma
Calvary Christian – Linton, IN
1992 to 1999

Skills•
Microsoft Office, scheduling, Outlook, PC keyboarding skills, resolving basic technical issues, verbaland written skills (10+ years)

Developmental Disabilities Experience

Swimming

Math

Training & Development

Conflict Management

Organizational Skills

Classroom Management

Experience with Children

Autism Experience

Toddler Care

Special Education

Tutoring

Experience Working With Students

Early Childhood Education

Sports Coaching

Special Needs

Applied Behavior Analysis

Behavior Management

Time Management

Infant Care

Management

Babysitting

Fundraising

Cleaning Experience

Curriculum Development

Behavioral Therapy

Classroom Experience

Individual / Group Counseling

Social Work

Childcare

Teaching

Certifications and Licenses

CPR Certification
First Aid Certification

Assessments
Knowledge of Early Childhood Development — Highly Proficient
June 2020
Knowledge of the development of children ages 0-3 and of ways to foster that development
Full results: Highly Proficient
Customer Focus & Orientation — Highly Proficient
June 2020
Responding to customer situations with sensitivity
Full results: Highly Proficient
Customer Service Manager — Proficient
September 2020
Managing customer service representatives and resolving customer issues
Full results: Proficient
Typing — Familiar
September 2020
Transcribing text using a standard keyboard
Full results: Familiar
Verbal Communication — Familiar
September 2020
Speaking clearly, correctly, and concisely
Full results: Familiar
Working with MS Word Documents — Proficient
September 2020
Knowledge of various Microsoft Word features, functions, and techniques
Full results: Proficient
Customer Service — Familiar
November 2020
Identifying and resolving common customer issues
Full results: Familiar
Data Entry: Accuracy — Highly Proficient
November 2020
Entering data quickly and accurately
Full results: Highly Proficient

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