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Saba Syed

I am a friendly, loyal, and dedicated individual who has a passion for teaching. My easy to adjust personality helps me get along with children very well. I am a team player as well as can work individually. I am a fast learner and am always ready for challenges.

Qualified Medical Claims and Billing Specialist
Received certification for medical claims and billing specialist, May2005

Certified Teacher’s Aide
Received ETS ParaPro certification for paraprofessionals, March 2009

Chandler-Gilbert Community College – Chandler, AZ
Received Associate in Arts in Elementary Education, May 2011

Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus-- Mesa, AZ
Pursuing Bachelors in Arts in Special Education and Elementary Education, May 2013 (anticipated)
Currently enrolled in junior year, Professional Teacher Preparation Program (PTPP)

Work Experience:
Teacher’s Aide
Grade: 1
New Vistas Academy, Chandler, AZ
August, 2008 to May, 2009

· Graded papers and managed office work including copying and decorating classroom

· One-on-one and small group activities with students for math time

· Helped students whenever needed

Destination College
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Grade: 6
Hours: 20
Summer 2011

· Assisted students in computer lab working on PowerPoint, Yoga in fitness center, and making timelines of their future educational goals

· Also helped students in doing their math and science in-class projects

Humphrey Elementary School
Grade: 2
Hours: 15
Spring 2011

· Focused mainly on children’s literature

· Observed students during read-alouds and while working on their literacy stations

· Delivered two reading lesson plans

· Managed classroom while delivering lesson plans

Humphrey Elementary School

Grade: K-2 Special Education

Hours: 15

Spring 2011

· Performed one-on-one reading time and whole group read- alouds

· Attended and observed students receiving services with speech/language pathologist

· Attended and observed one-on-one occupational therapist and a student session

· Observed and learned several techniques used to modify the learning based upon the needs of the individual students

· Performed individual student assessments

Rancho Solano Private School

Grade: 1

Hours: 21

Fall 2010

· Focused mainly on classroom management

· Applied the proximity strategy in the classroom, during story time, stations, and math

· Experienced one-on-one sessions with students, helping them in math and reading

· Observed, understood and practiced classroom relationship techniques necessary for carrying out a successful school year

Humphrey Elementary School

Grade: 1

Hours: 30

Spring 2010

· Performed Dibels, a formal reading assessment, for the students

· Performed Benchmark assessment

· Helped in lesson planning and grading

· Worked with ELL students

· Administered weekly spelling tests

· Grading and office work

Paragon Science Academy

Grade: K-5


· Grading papers, entering grades in grade book, copying, and various office related jobs

· Helped in organizing Fall Festival

· Chaperoned students on field trips

· Helped in arranging Science Fair

Awards and Scholarships:
· Has maintained an overall GPA of 3.9

· 2009 to present- President’s Honor List throughout freshman and sophomore year

· Received “The Promising Teacher” award given by Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s Teacher Education Department

· Recipient of Mary Lou Fulton Arizona Transfer Scholarship for Fall 2011

· Recipient of Coca Cola Scholarship in Spring 2011

Available upon request

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