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Heath Beatson

Teacher/Trainer

Toronto, ON

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To develop and present educational/training programs utilizing my teaching experience, with enhanced abilities in program management, and people leadership. This will contribute to providing quality instruction to facilitate the learning process.

Work Experience

Volunteer Teacher

ST. CECILA CATHOLIC SCHOOL
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2011 to Present

• Work in SK, grade 1 and grade 4-8 ESL/Special Education classrooms

Principal/Instructor

COLEGIO ALEMAN
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2003 to July 2011

Nursery, Kindergarten, Primary, Secondary, Preparatory and Adult Divisions 
• Supervised educational staff of 37 including vice-principals, 24 teachers, seven teachers assistants, and one librarian 
• Trained and motivated vice principals, teachers and other educational staff 
• Visited classrooms, observed teaching methods, reviewed instructional objectives, examined learning materials 
• Developed and taught staff academic programs for Kindergarten, Primary, Secondary and Preparatory divisions 
• Discussed curriculum with prospective students/parents; disciplined current students; talked about sensitive issues with parents when necessary 
• Developed year-round community oriented events 
• Developed and maintained high curriculum standards by working closely with teachers 
• Planned academic school year for five educational divisions 
• Developed and taught professional development workshops 
• Organized field trips and special events (Christmas and Mother's Day) festivals 
• Adult ESL Program Coordinator and teacher (basic, beginner, intermediate, advanced levels) 
• Supply teacher, K - 12, when teachers were absent

Teacher

COLEGIO ALEMAN
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2007 to 2009

Senior Division (Grade 7 - 12) 
• Taught Visual Arts, Art History, Physical Education, and ESL to Spanish students in a bilingual school 
• Developed and implemented lesson and unit plans in all subjects 
• Created tests, quizzes, handouts, worksheets and exams

Teacher

COLEGIO ALEMAN
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2002 to 2003

Junior Division (Grade 5 & 6) 
• Taught Visual Arts, Art History, Technology, Spelling, Vocabulary, Math, Physical Education, Computers, Social Science, Grammar, Geography, Science, Writing, and Language Arts to Spanish students in a bilingual school 
• Developed and implemented lesson and unit plans in all subjects 
• Created tests, quizzes, handouts, worksheets and exams 
• Conducted two hours of enrichment tutoring weekly

Practice Teaching

Birchview Dunes Elementary School
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Wasaga Beach, ON
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2002 to 2002

2002 
Junior Division (Grade 5 and Grade 7/8 split)

Practice Teaching

Collingwood Collegiate Institute
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Collingwood, ON
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2001 to 2001

Intermediate/Senior Division 
Grades 9 - OAC) Visual Arts

Teacher's Assistant

Burleigh Hill Public School
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St. Catharines, ON
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2000 to 2001

Junior Division (Grade 4/5 split)

Teacher's Assistant

St. Catharines Collegiate/Vocational School
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St. Catharines, ON
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1999 to 2000

Intermediate/Senior Division (Grade 9 - OAC) Visual Arts

Education

Masters of Science in Teaching Creatively

State University of New York, Buffalo State

January 2010

Bachelor of Education in Junior, Intermediate, Senior Divisions

Nipissing University -
North Bay, ON

January 2002

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts/Art History

Brock University -
St. Catharines, ON

January 2001

Skills

• Supervised academic and administrative staff of 37 including 2 Vice-principals. Oversaw their daily functions to ensure organizational and academic objectives were being met. Improved staff productivity, efficiency and work quality.

Additional Information

QUALIFICATIONS 
 
An education professional with 8 years of management experience as Principal of a private international and bilingual school. Integrates a strong education background/knowledge with a record of teaching/management accomplishments. Achieved success through: 
• Time/project/task/event/program management - planning, organizing, prioritizing and scheduling to optimize efficiency/productivity and to meet deadlines 
• Providing leadership through personal example, team building, motivation and encouragement 
• Analyzing and assessing programs/activities to identify areas for improvement to support strategic objectives 
• Monitoring and evaluating employee/student performance 
• Building strong interpersonal relationships to gain peoples trust/support/cooperation 
• Problem identification, investigation, alternative solution analysis and action implementation to bring resolution 
• Teacher/training/knowledge sharing 
• Effective oral and written communications/presentations to all levels of audience 
 
• Supervised academic and administrative staff of 37 including 2 Vice-principals. Oversaw their daily functions to ensure organizational and academic objectives were being met. Improved staff productivity, efficiency and work quality.  
 
• Planned academic year for 4 school divisions. Scheduled all dates for distribution of school materials, collection of books and exam schedules, therefore maximizing school calendar.  
 
• Broadened Secondary curriculum to include a Visual Arts and Drama program. Developed the academic program for each subject based on the Ontario curriculum increasing student interest. Demonstrated that Visual Arts and Drama were a necessary part of schools curriculum.  
 
• Evaluated teachers´ performance in and out of the classroom on a monthly basis. Developed an assessment rubric that reviewed all elements of instruction. Increased teacher accountability and improved daily instruction. 
 
• Provided curriculum support for teachers. Listened, answered questions and supported their educational ideas. Lead to their trust, support and cooperation.  
 
• Developed a new department for lower level English students. Coordinated the location, developed the program, and assisted in selecting students for the program. Improved students confidence and understanding of classroom English. 
 
• Trained academic staff in school programs from K – 12. Created sessions that provided detailed introductory training. Increased teacher confidence and knowledge prior to beginning school year.  
 
• Designed and taught professional development workshops for the teachers on a weekly basis, consisting of one, three hour sessions. Increased teachers’ instructional skills, abilities and awareness.  
 
• Liaised between the school and the community through the use of presentations, meetings and print media to promote the organization and the educational objectives of the organization. Enhanced school and community relations.