Summary
Overview
Work History
Education
Skills
Accomplishments
Certification
Timeline
Volunteer

Colleen M. Stahl

Educator
Langhorne

Summary

Energetic ESL Instructor experienced in teaching adults and children from diverse range of cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Over twenty years of classroom experience at the graduate, elementary, and middle school levels. Excellent record of achieving reading, writing and speaking functions in student performance within set goal periods. Strong knowledge of in-classroom curriculum delivery as well as online learning platforms.

Overview

5
5
Certifications
7
7
years of post-secondary education
31
31
years of professional experience

Work History

ESL Teacher

Tawanka Elementary School, Neshaminy School District
2020-08 - Current
  • Increasing ELD students' oral language and reading levels by effectively using Canvas during the hybrid and virtual model.
  • Developed and delivering ESL curriculum to improve students' conversational abilities.
  • Collaborates with teachers and department heads to meet quarterly and yearly educational goals.
  • Assists department head in establishing daily schedules, curriculum, and ESL activities.

Academic Coach

Curriculum Department Neshaminy School District
2016-11 - 2020-06
  • Spearheaded staff, parent, & administrator training district wide.
  • Supported a district-wide assessment plan.
  • Developed and aligned Curriculum Maps for Math and RELA to CC.

Adjunct Lecturer

Cabrini College
2008-01 - 2018-01
  • Taught classes in Masters of Ed, Reading Specialist, and Principal programs.
  • Developed semester outlines and instructional plans for each class session to comply with stated course objectives.
  • Utilized Blackboard to effectively meet diverse student needs in both face to face and virtual settings

Literacy Specialist

Sandburg Middle & Everitt Elementary Schools
2006-09 - 2016-11
  • Designed and spearheaded the Extended Day Kindergarten program.
  • Co-taught to differentiate for diverse learners.
  • Employed a variety of assessment tools and strategies to inform and improve instruction methods.
  • Recommended curriculum choices and created high-quality lesson plans to maximize effectiveness of instruction based on need and growth.

Fifth Grade Teacher

Hopewell Elem. School, Hopewell Valley Regional
2000-09 - 2006-06
  • Fostered learning through differentiated instruction (Tomlinson).
  • Planned and implemented lessons using the “Backwards Design” model (Wiggins and McTighe).

ESL Teacher

Caribbean School, International School Association
1999-08 - 2000-06
  • Differentiated instruction to meet each child’s developing needs.
  • Utilized best practices for English Language Learners.
  • Developed and taught ESL curriculum to improve students' conversational abilities.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to each student while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Created new lesson plans based on course objectives.

Education

Bachelor of Science - Education

University of Delaware
1995-08 - 1999-05

Master of Education in Education

Holy Family University
2003-05 - 2006-12

Skills

Excellent Communication and Presentation Skills

Adult Education

Curriculum Development

Expertise in Systematic Literacy Instruction

Conversational Language Acquisition Techniques

Extensive English Grammar Knowledge

Information Technology Literacy Skills

Current on Educational Brain Research

Accomplishments

  • Close Reading Workshops, Lessons, and Modeling
  • DIBELS 8 Administration Training
  • Facilitated Text Dependent Analysis Multi-Day Series at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit
  • Really Reading: Neshaminy’s Turn Around Story- PA State Title1Improving School Performance Recognition
  • LETRS Modules
  • Digging Deeper with DRA2.
  • Assessment Data Analysis- CDT, WIDA ACCESS, STAR, MAP
  • Managing Multisyllabic Word Reading & Spelling Series
  • Member of district’s Literacy Leadership Team during the 4-tier implementation plan addressing systemic change
  • Utilize Performance Plus & PVAAS for planning and data analysis
  • Member of district’s PA Comprehensive Literacy Plan Initiative
  • Parent Universities
  • Student Assessment System Study Group
  • Program Quality Review Team Task Force
  • Developed the District's Academic Enrichment Screening & Identification Process

Certification

Elementary Education K-6- Pennsylvania & New Jersey

2000-05

Reading Specialist PK-12- Pennsylvania

Middle Level English 6-9- Pennsylvania

ESL Program Specialist PK-12- Pennsylvania & New Jersey

Instructional Coach PK-12 Endorsement- Pennsylvania

Timeline

ESL Teacher

Tawanka Elementary School, Neshaminy School District
2020-08 - Current

Academic Coach

Curriculum Department Neshaminy School District
2016-11 - 2020-06

Adjunct Lecturer

Cabrini College
2008-01 - 2018-01

Literacy Specialist

Sandburg Middle & Everitt Elementary Schools
2006-09 - 2016-11

Master of Education in Education

Holy Family University
2003-05 - 2006-12

Fifth Grade Teacher

Hopewell Elem. School, Hopewell Valley Regional
2000-09 - 2006-06

Elementary Education K-6- Pennsylvania & New Jersey

2000-05

ESL Teacher

Caribbean School, International School Association
1999-08 - 2000-06

Bachelor of Science - Education

University of Delaware
1995-08 - 1999-05

Reading Specialist PK-12- Pennsylvania

Middle Level English 6-9- Pennsylvania

ESL Program Specialist PK-12- Pennsylvania & New Jersey

Instructional Coach PK-12 Endorsement- Pennsylvania

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