JILL GUERRA RESUME HIGHLIGHTS

BILINGUAL in English and Spanish

WORK EXPERIENCE

Teacher 1st-5th grade Oakland Unified School District Academic school year and summer school 2004-2016

Mentor Teacher to working teachers, coached in developing their planning, teaching, and management skills OUSD 2013-2014, 2007-2009

Master Teacher Supervised student teachers: modeled teaching, planning, classroom management; observed and provided constructive feedback to four teachers from U.C. Berkeley’s DTE program and one teacher from University of Arizona online program 2008-2015

Clinician at Linda Mood Bell Center Worked one-on-one with students, ages five-adult, on exercises to increase symbol imagery (visual, auditory) and concept imagery (language, vocabulary, comprehension June-August 2012

Miscellaneous Work: Paralegal to immigration attorney, Project Manager/Case Manager for school based mentoring program through Big Brothers Big Sisters, administrative assistant to Professor June Jordan at UCB, babysitter/nanny to various children ages newborn-12-years-old, cashier/customer service/bagger, fast food cashier (before I knew better), paper route girl

EDUCATION

M.A. Teaching - Critical Environmental and Global Literacy, New College of California 2008

BCLAD Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Bilingual Emphasis: Spanish/English

San Francisco State University 2004

B.A. Social Welfare - Focus: Psychology, Ethnic Studies, U.C. Berkeley 1996

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Highlights

  • Mindfulness Fundamentals, Curriculum, and Year-Long Certification Courses Mindful Schools Spring 2014- Summer 2016

  • Lucy Calkins Writing K-3rd Grade One-week trainings OUSD Summers 2013, 2014

  • Clinician Training of Seeing Stars and Visualizing and Verbalizing Programs 40 hr. training on working with students with symbol and concept imagery deficits Linda Mood Bell Center 2012

  • Raising the Achievement of African American Students Enid Lee 2009, 2006

  • Turning Your ELL Students Into Writers Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada 2005

  • Using Math Centers to Strengthen Your Math Program Marcy Cook 2005

  • Cultural Language Academy of Success Workshop Dr. Sharrocky Hollie 2005

  • 4R’s Environmental Education Training Kids for the Bay 2005

  • Writer’s Room Coach Training 8-hour training to coach middle & high school essay writing 2002

  • Youth Vista Conference Strategies for working with at-risk & addicted youth 2001

  • Domestic Violence Training 40-hr training sponsored by La Casa de Las Madres 1992

PUBLICATIONS

  • Redefining Ghetto: A Study of African American Children and the Media That Defines Them, Master’s Thesis 2008

  • “Students Speak Out To Save School” IndyKids newspaper January/February 2008

  • “Selling to Survive: Child Street Vendors in the Dominican Republic” IndyKids newspaper November/December 2008

RECOGNITIONS

  • “Transcending the ABCs” by Carrie Sturrock S.F. Chronicle April 3, 2006 Article featuring my first year of teaching at Sankofa Academy

  • “Academic Freedom: Is Rigid Curriculum Undermining It?” California Educator October 2006 Article featuring several teachers discussing teacher autonomy

  • Forget Being Colorblind: A Framework for Racial Equity Practice From Individual Teachers to Systemic Reform Master’s thesis by Nessa Mahmoudi Spring 2010 One of two teachers interviewed, observed, and analyzed on our teaching practices

GRANTS/PROPOSALS/FUNDRAISING

  • Sixteen proposals funded for: art supplies, picture books, chapter book sets, unit materials, a week-long camping trip to MOSAIC outdoor school , etc.- each valued between $200-$5,000. www.donorschoose.org March 2008-present

  • $5,000 grant awarded to fund Afro-Brazilian Dance at Sankofa Academy, Oakland Fund for the Arts Spring 2011

VOLUNTEER WORK

  • Board member, contributing writer, photographer, interviewer, west coast distributor for IndyKids newspaper 2008-2011

  • Teachers Wisdom Council member: advised on teaching strategies and content for in-school peace, conflict resolution, diversity curriculum MOSAIC Project 2008-2011