DIANA PYATIGORSKY   

(845) 304-6962

Objective: A position as an Elementary School Teacher that will utilize my strong teaching abilities to create a nurturing, motivating, and stimulating learning environment to help children achieve their academic potential.

∙ Enthusiastic educator with diverse experience and strong track record fostering student-centered instruction,    educational technology¸ reflective teaching and integrating active, meaningful learning activities.
∙ Skilled in the creation of enriching, and innovative curricula, utilizing a wide range of teaching strategies and lesson planning
techniques which address the diverse interests and needs of students.
∙ Highly skilled at meeting the instructional needs of students with special needs, behavioral/emotionally challenged and gifted
∙ Performs effectively as an autonomous, self-motivated individual and as an active contributing team member with the ability
to effectively collaborate with diverse student populations, parents, professional colleagues, staff members, and administration.

Metropolitan College of New York, (June, 2012)
Masters of Science in Education, Major: Elementary Education

Touro College, (expected certification; August 2012)
Students with Disabilities Certification

Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, New Jersey (January 2004)
Bachelor of Science in Business, Major: Finance, Minor: International Business

Elementary Education Certification (June, 2012)
Exams: Students with Disabilities Test-CST (passing score May 21, 2012)
Multi-subject Content Specialty Test-CST (passing score, February 18, 2012)
Assessment of Teaching Skills Written-ATS-W (passing score, September 24, 2011)
Liberal Arts and Science Test-LAST (passing score, June 11, 2011)

Professional Certifications/Training
Per-Diem Substitute Teaching Certificate
Great Leaps Reading Program
Project Save
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Seminar
School Violence Prevention and Intervention
Child Abuse and Maltreatment Identification, Reporting and Prevention
American Red Cross, Standard First Aid
American Red Cross, CPR/AED


Amalia Castro, NYC, P.S. 142                            

Substitute Teacher                                                                                                                   4/12-Presesnt
∙ Develops and implements innovative mini-lessons as a substitute teacher covering grades Pre-Kindergarten
through fifth grade.
. Engages and motivates a wide range of students using creative management skills.
∙ Actively participates in community building workshops and school-based enrichment programs.

Amalia Castro, NYC, P.S. 142                           

Student Teacher-5th Grade                                                                                                      1/12-4/12
∙ Successfully developed and instructed child-centered, integrated, thematic unit curriculum, utilizing
multiple intelligences in the following subject areas: Reading, Writing and Social Studies.
. Created and applied individualized instructional programs to meet the diverse needs of behaviorally and
emotionally challenged special needs students.
∙ Effectively initiated and implemented classroom management plans promoting individual responsibility,
inclusivity and respect among students.

Robert Simon Elementary School, NYC, P.S. 64                

 Student Teacher-1st Grade                                                                                                     9/11-12/11
∙ Designed and implemented English Language Arts and Social Studies units spanning across multiple
disciplines in the curriculum in accordance with the New York State Standards.
∙ Evaluated and analyzed students with special needs and applied appropriate instructional strategies based
on student learning and behavioral needs.
∙ Assessed students in order to evaluate their reading progress and fluency performance.

The Island School, NYC, P.S. 188                                    

Student Teacher-3rd Grade                                                                                                       4/11-6/11
∙ Actively participated in a “team-teaching, inclusion” classroom, managing a population of 22 students.
∙ Collaborated with a “cooperating teacher” to plan lessons, including differential, special needs and
gifted instruction.
∙ Planned and taught comprehensive reading and writing mini-lessons/strategy lessons and balanced literacy
lessons based on the Teacher’s College/Lucy Calkins’ approach.

Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY                              

Teaching Assistant, Science                                                                                                  9/04 –12/10                                                                                                 
Lectured and tutored college-aged students in Physical Anatomy, Biology and Chemistry.


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