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Suhaylah Ali

First Grade Teacher - Rising Stars Elementary School

Brooklyn, NY

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To obtain a position in a field that will allow me to utilize my educational, psychological, interpersonal, and organizational skills to benefit the company.

Work Experience

First Grade Teacher

Rising Stars Elementary School
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Queens, NY
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January 2014 to Present

Create a positive learning environment that promotes self-expression and development 
• Deliver lessons in Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Art 
• Establish positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers, and school administrators 
• Educate children on bullying and apply these anti-bullying techniques in the classroom 
• Work with students one-to-one to develop the necessary skills to overcome academic challenges 
• Redirect students exhibiting behavior problems by replacing disruptive, unproductive patterns with positive behaviors by using positive reinforcement

Head Teacher

Qurdoba Academy
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Mohegan Lake, NY
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September 2012 to Present

Introduce number concepts and writing skills 
• Read to children during circle time to enhance language development 
• Encourage social interactions 
• Engaged students during activities to build communication skills 
• Set up learning activities such as puzzles, games, arts, and crafts

Head Teacher

The Learning Garden Day Care Center
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Yorktown Heights, NY
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August 2010 to February 2012

Taught children new words to develop their language skills 
• Engaged children in art activities and music 
• Incorporate fine motor activities in the classroom daily 
• Allowed children to explore their environment to increase their developmental skills through play

Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapist

The Institute of Professional Practice Inc
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Brookfield, CT
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August 2009 to January 2010

Implemented individual learning programs tailored to each student, with the Clinical Director 
• Worked with students on a daily basis through one-on-one and group instruction 
• Collected and analyzed data and documentation to provide recommendations for behavioral programs 
• Provided classroom instruction in cooperation with other teachers for group activities, and reinforcement systems

Teaching Assistant

The Seed Day Care Center
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Yorktown Heights, NY
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February 2009 to August 2009

Worked as part of a teaching team, in collaboration with other teachers 
• Assisted children in math, reading, spelling, and science 
• Implemented psychological methods to improve children's behavior 
• Reorganized the environment to enhance children's learning experiences by providing art projects, math games, and outside activities

Vice President

MUSLIM STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
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August 2007 to August 2008

Planned educational activities on campus and organized student events 
• Collaborated with other clubs on campus to co-sponsor events 
• Held meetings regarding student issues on campus

Secretary

MUSLIM STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
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August 2006 to May 2007

Organized educational events and lectures 
• Advertised club activities and events around campus

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology

QUEENS COLLEGE, THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

September 2008

Additional Information

SKILLS Basic Life Support CPR, Standard First Aid, Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word), and SPSS 
 
LANGUAGE Working knowledge of Spanish