Curriculum Vitae

Lauralynn Sweet, M.Ed

Classroom Teacher Grades Kindergarten - 6
Citizenship Teacher Grades 7-9
French Teacher Grades Kindergarten - 12

Web: www.lauralynnsweet.blogspot.com
Email: sweet31415@yahoo.com


Citizenship: USA
Native Language: English
Date of Birth: 7 November 1969
Passport: USA
Languages: French (Professional)
Professional Preparation
Master’s of Education, Elementary Education, GPA: 3.725
Arcadia University, Glenside, Pennsylvania USA
August 2005

Bachelor’s of Education, French
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
May 1991

TESOL Certificate (Short-Course)
Licensing Authority for Teachers of International English, Canada (LATIE)
October 1999


(All certifications issued through The State of Pennsylvania)

Classroom Teacher: Kindergarten - Six
French: Kindergarten - Twelve
Citizenship Education (Social Studies): Seven – Nine

Classroom Experience

Mentor Teacher (English as a Foreign/Second Language)
Al Ghad Project
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Pre-College/Grade 12
August 2007 – Current

- Instructed Pre-University/Grade 12 in educational reform project
- Duties included preparation of students for the CEPA Examination
- Re-evaluated learning path to create manageable and achievable student goals
- Demonstrated initiative in appending and differentiating curriculum
- Mentored and guided co-workers as demonstration teacher
- Assisted co-workers in evaluating and understanding requirements for observation
- Outlined plans for co-workers observation, including rubric
- Responsible for modeling and outlining weekly lesson plans based on specified learner outcomes across multiple grade levels; work with co-teachers on writing the plans for submission to line manager
- Modeled current methodology through demonstration teaching

Classroom Teacher
Kagman Elementary (Public School System of Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia)
Grade 5
July 2006 – June 2007
- Instructed Grade 5 in public elementary school in Micronesia: all four content areas as well as reading
-Delivered instruction directed towards the English-Language Learner
- Raised reading level scores for majority of students by one level or more; 5 students had an improvement of 2 or more levels
- Differentiated instruction with various learning group; separated classroom into learning areas; provided a personal classroom library
- Attended professional development workshops and provided materials as requested
- Assisted in (successful) accreditation process as part of the grade level team

Classroom Teacher; Transition Support Tutor
School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Grades 6- 8
March 2004 – June 2006
- Directed daily reading groups on three levels
- Adapted and executed multiple learning methods
- Wrote and utilized alternative assessments addressing specific differences in learning levels
- Provided individual and small group instruction for mainstreamed students; directed small learning groups during whole-class instruction
- Partner-taught Learning Support in multi-age classroom
Instructed Shared Reading
- Wrote project assignments and rubrics for assessment
- Directed resource room for mathematics grades 6-8
- Utilized Core Curriculum to create daily lessons, 3 or 6 periods
- Created mathematics learning materials addressing various learning styles

Leadership and Administration
Education Specialist
School District of Philadelphia/Community Education Partners, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 2003 – February 2004

- Planned and directed post-secondary and professional training cohort for teaching staff
- Attended out-of-state seminars for instructional technology training
- Planned individual student curricula for entire high-school population
- Interacted with various local, state and inter-state agencies
- Accessed various agencies to obtain student records to award academic credit
- Testified in municipal juvenile court on behalf of students
- Planned, wrote and facilitated bi-weekly professional development workshops

Overseas Experience

L’Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, French (audit)
1992 - 1993
University de Sorbonne III, Paris, France

Universidad de Lingua, Spanish (audit)
1988 – 1989
Cuernavaca, Mexico


The United Arab Emirates, Germany, France, Great Britain, Canada, Czech Republic, Mexico