17 Florence Street #3 Roslindale, MA 02131
617-325-2318
tamara@tamarasafford.com
Professional Summary

Preschool teaching background working with children with disabilities utilizing American Sign language and with knowledge of French and German languages.

Education
2011 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston MA

Community Art Education Program

Professional Experience
6/2008- 9/2010 Families Creating Together
45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain 02130
 

Team Teacher

  • Developed art lessons according to curriculum standards
  • Presented lessons to individuals with disabilities
  • Participated in staff meetings and supported a team approach

1/2005-6/2007 Crittenton Homeless Shelter
10 Perthshire Road, Brighton, Mass
 

Reading Coach

  • Implemented effective and innovative literacy practices
  • Produced reports according to organization standards

2005-2006 Jamaica Plain, MA. family
 

Nanny (part-time)


2000-2002 Jamaica Plain, MA. family
 

Nanny

  • Worked with three month old infant to one and one half.

1999-2000 Devotion School
 

Teachers Aide for visually impaired french speaking first grader.

1997-1999 Small World Day Care
150 S. Huntington, Jamaica Plain, Ma 02130
 

ArtTeacher

  • Created lesson plans for fine arts program
  • Provided instruction utilizing varied teaching methods

1995-1997 Bright Horizons Day Care
129 Franklin Streeet, Cambridge, Ma 02139
 

Team Teaching Leader

  • Planned activities in accordance with curriculum objectives
  • Focused on emotional, social, physical and cognitive needs of each child
Head Teacher for infant room for two years.

6/1993-6/1995 Hollow Reed School
93 Sedgwick Rd., Jamaica Plain , Ma 02130
 

Substitute teacher

  • Implemented lesson plans adhering to teacherís instructions.
  • Completed daily reports to ensure communication.

9/1990-6/1992 Make Way for Children
Newton Corner, Newton, Ma. 02141
 

Head Teacher Infant Care

  • Provided quality care and maintained effective communication
  • Conducted and documented developmental screenings and assessments

9/1987-9/1988 Williams Extended Day Program, Burr School
Auburndale, Mass
 

Team Teacher

  • Created and implemented activities for after school program
  • Created a safe and nurturing environment for students

5/1985-5/1987 Laboure Day Care Center
461 Fourth Street, South Boston, Mass
 

Perceptual Motor Specialty Teacher

  • Designed a perceptual motor program and communicated with sign language
  • Designed infant room with a multi-cultural focus
  • Designed art programs to coordinate with language arts program

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