JESSICA S. PARKS
Twin Pines Road,
Brentwood, NY 11717, (631) 222-4501
Physical Education Teacher
Dedicated educator with five years of experience seeking a
position as physical education teacher. Maintains a passion for
instilling in children the importance of lifelong learning,
health, and fitness. Serves as a role model through extensive
participation in fitness activities and coaching of competitive
(basketball/volleyball) and noncompetitive activities with a
focus on team sportsmanship, physical strength, endurance, and
Physical Fitness, Team Participation, Confidence
Building, Goal Setting, Responsibility, Socialization
New York State Provisional Certification in
New York State Permanent Certification in
Elementary Education, Pending
Certified Health Fitness
Specialist, Physical Best, CPR
for Children and Adults
Hofstra University, Garden City, NY
Master of Arts in Physical Education, 2003
Graduated with Honors: Phi Epsilon Kappa Physical Education
Queens College, Flushing, NY
Bachelor of Arts in English with a Concentration in Elementary
Continuing Education Workshops
Athletes Helping Athletes, Project Adventure, Violence
Prevention for School Personnel
Third Grade Teacher, St. Francis Lutheran
School, Brentwood, NY 9/02 - Present
Manage a stimulating classroom with 23
students with responsibility for teaching, testing, grading,
assessment, conduct, parent communications, and coordination
of extracurricular and athletic activities.
Design and teach cross-curricular lessons
and units in areas of science, social studies, literature,
grammar, spelling, writing, and math in accordance with New
York State teaching standards.
Instill in students a love of reading,
writing and expression through guided, shared, and
independent exercises including monthly book projects,
creative writing assignments, Diorama creations, and oral
Work closely with pullout resource room
teachers to provide reluctant learners with reading
Incorporate the use of technology in the
learning process utilizing Reading Counts interactive
Serve as a member of the Social Studies
Curriculum Review Committee.
Coordinate/supervise day trips, camp
outings, Parent-Teacher Conferences, and Meet the Teacher
Third Grade Teacher, All Saints Lutheran
School, Islip, NY 9/99 - 6/02
As the only third grade teacher,
implemented the third grade curriculum for a class 19-23
multicultural and ESL students in areas of teaching,
testing, grading, assessment, and behaviour modification.
Succeeded in maintaining a structured
classroom where students displayed a genuine interest in all
subject areas, participated in monthly book projects, and
met/exceeded personal and academic goals.
Collaborated with pullout resource room
teachers and tutored students after-school in reading
Orchestrated culturally influenced
performances to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and African
Attended New York City Board of Education
in-service workshops for non public school teachers.
Coaching / Recreation Counseling ...
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COACHING / RECREATION COUNSELING
Sports Program Coordinator,
Blake Day School,
Massapequa, NY, Summer 2003
(Volunteer), Junior/High School, St. Francis Lutheran
Church, 2001 - Present
Girl's High School Basketball
Coach (Volunteer), St. Francis Lutheran Church, Winters
2001 - Present
Girl's Junior High School Volleyball
Coach, St. Francis Lutheran School, Fall 2002 / 2003
Girl's Junior High School Basketball Coach,
Francis Lutheran School, Winters 2002 / 2003
Basketball Coach (Volunteer), Special Olympics, Winter
Head Recreation Counselor, Long Island
Lutheran Summer Programs, Summers 1993 - 1998
Sports Program Coordinator
Held full responsibility for coordinating
age-appropriate sporting activities for 50-60 male female
children ranging from ages 4-10 divided into five separate
age groups with counselor-child ratio of 1:9.
Taught physical education lessons that
strengthened balance, coordination, agility, and fine/gross
motor skill development through hopping, jumping, skipping,
Worked closely with older children in
areas of mentorship, peer mediation, and conflict
Maintained accident logs and reported
behavioural problems to supervisor.
Basketball / Volleyball Coach
Organized daily practices and tryouts for
up to two teams per season (Basketball or Volleyball).
Determined the best team lineup and
positioning of players throughout evaluation of each
player's physical ability and knowledge of playing
Special Olympics: organized and refereed
developmentally appropriate basketball games for
mild-to-severely handicapped adults using dribbling and
throwing techniques o strengthen fine/gross motor skills.
Intern Co-Director, Islip Summer Recreation
Program, Islip, NY, Summer 2002
Taught morning and afternoon sessions with
responsibility for implementing a physical education
curriculum for 50-60 children divided into various age
groups ranging from ages 6-12.
Organized age-appropriate sporting events
that included basketball, wiffleball, lacrosse, soccer,
baseball, and volleyball, with a focus on game strategies,
teamwork, and corporation.
Discussed the dangers of violence, peer
pressure, and the importance of health and hygiene.
Ensure safety with the use of cones, site
inspections, supervision, and ample provision of fluids.
Managed inventory and purchasing of
sporting equipment with limited budget of $1,000.
York State American Alliance For Health Physical Education
Recreation and Dance (NYSAHPED)
American Alliance For Health
Physical Education Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
Phi Epsilon Kappa Physical
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