Mike M

The durable Instructor


Postsecondary Teacher


Bridgeport, CT

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I have lived in Fresno all my life. I went to Fresno City College, CSU Fresno, and Fresno Pacific College right after I graduated from Bullard High School. I began a career in Early Childhood Education in 1983. My first job was Saint Agnes Child Care Center where I worked for sixteen years. I have a son who is in eighth grade and my daughter is in sixth grade. I enjoyed taking my kids to work with me for around seven years, a wonderful experience. I taught at Clovis Elementary as a Preschool Teacher/Director for two years, worked for Webster Elementary Child Development Center for two years, and substituted for Fresno, Madera, and Central Unified School Districts for four and a half years. I have substituted in all grades Pre-K thru High School. I have taught Preschool/Pre-K for nine years. I was the Public Policy Chair for CCAEYC, active for the past five years. My last job was working at Valley Children�s Hospital: An Easter Seals Child Development Center as a Preschool Teacher. I am attending the University of Phoenix working on my Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction in Adult Education. This last year, I was in the Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential program but am now moving in the direction of teaching at the college level. Recently, I have had many life changes and am looking for new challenges that will help me to reinvent myself. I anticipate teaching at the college level. The Online experience that University of Phoenix is providing a challenging and meaningful curriculum, this experience has motivated me to elearning and distance learning. I have two classes left before completing my MA-AE Adult Education Program. Currently looking for employment as a college instructor and have graduated in June of 2007.


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McClatchy News (Confidential) 5/2005 - 7/2007
Children's Hospital (Confidential) 1/2005 - 6/2005
Fresno and Madera Unified School District (Confidential) 9/2002 - 11/2005
Clovis Unified School District (Confidential) 8/2000 - 5/2002
Fresno Unified School District (Confidential) 6/1999 - 8/2000



University of Phoenix Curriculum/Instruction-Adult Education 2007 Master Degree
CSU, Fresno Recreation Administration 1983 Bachelor Degree
CSU, Fresno Recreation Administration 1982 Bachelor Degree
Fresno City College Liberal Arts 1979 Associate Degree



Professional Experience McClatchy News - Fresno, CA (US) 5/2005 -Present Independent Contractor ($10,000 yearly) Deliver product daily, maintain map and ,collect finances for product. Responsible for condition of product and selling product. Business-oriented with customer satisfaction in mind and focus on goal-oriented relationships. 2005 Children's Hospital - Fresno, CA (US) ($80.00 per day) Last employed as a Preschool Teacher responsible for Learning Centers, Computers, and enriching the environment using the Creative Curriculum as a framework for teaching. 2002-2005 Fresno and Madera Unified School District Substitute Teacher ($16,000 per year) Substituted grades Pre-K through High School. Attended sixth grade camp. Substitute taught in fifth and sixth grade classes for long-term assignment. 2000-2002 Clovis Unified School District Teacher/Director ($18,000 per year) Designed and implemented an effective Child Development Preschool Program, which adhered to sound Early Childhood Educational Principles and compiled with regulations as outlined by the State Department of Education. Supervised two aides in the morning, attended district meetings and site meetings, planned field trips in coordination with other sites and planned monthly parent meetings. Functional Skills Teacher ($1200.00 per summer school session) Planned and taught skills based on I.E.P.'s, health needs and summer school priorities. Clients were upper-grade special education students and the curriculum was functional skills during the summer school session. Team-taught with other teacher who had pysically-handicapped upper grade children. Supervised two assistants, implemented daily schedule and appropriate curriculum.

Companies I like:

CSU, Fresno, University of Phoenix, Fresno City College, Kaplan College, Maric College


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Skill Sets and accomplishments: Managed a Child Development Center Directed ECE programs Supervised Staff in a variety of settings-Private ECE, Public ECE Planned and Implemented ECE Programs Interpretated needs of ECE Programs Programmed and coded a Website Power Point skills for presentations Microsoft Word skills to create an APA documents Create Quantitative and Qualitative research projects based on Needs Assessment Some exposure to Access development Use of Excel formulas and Small Business Accounting-familiar with steps