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About Me

 

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me at:

Sarah C Demaray

scdemaray@gmail.com

850-570-7257

About Me: a Transcript of the Video posted above


I am currently ELIGIBLE for my TEMPORARY Teachers certificate and I am on the search for a K-5 teaching position at a great school for the 2014-2015 school year.


Thank you for taking the time to check out my online portfolio page. I often find digital formats to be a little more convenient, however, if you would prefer to have a printed version of my portfolio, feel free to give me a call or shoot me an email and I will run it right over!


So to speak briefly about myself: I grew up in Tampa, graduated from Florida State and have lived in Orlando for 8 ½ years.

When I was younger and in Tampa I was extremely active. I took honors and AP courses, played Varsity basketball and volleyball, took babysitting jobs, and participated heavily in the YMCA Leaders Club. The club was very important to me, it focused on the values of Respect, Caring, Honesty, and Responsibility and as Senior Leaders we helped organize anything from teen rallies to pond clean-ups. During the summer months I was a YMCA camp counselor, and during the summer between high school and college I worked at HealthSouth Rehabilitation in Clearwater as a physical therapist aide.


In College I was torn between majoring in Education and Child Development.  Ultimately I chose child development because I wanted to see where it would lead me. During that time in school, my volunteerism continued: every month I volunteered to help out at foster parent get-togethers, supervising and interacting with the kids while the parents discussed various issues and topics. Then, as part of a course requirement, I chose to volunteer at CCYS-a shelter for run-aways and at-risk youth where I coordinated activities and therapeutic discussions. My Junior year I volunteered for Florida’s 2-1-1 Crisis and Suicide Hotline. I trained for three months on crisis management and conflict resolution skills and spent a year answering those phones, and to this day, that is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done but I would do it all again just for the lessons I got out of it. After 2-1-1, I worked as a nanny and tutor and when I graduated I got my first real job as a Targeted Case Manager for Camelot Community Care.


As a TCM I worked directly with children with diagnosed mental-health disorders, coordinating with teachers, therapists, doctors, and community resources to provide my clients with holistic care and treatment. I spent a lot of time in schools, meeting with teachers, going over IEPs, passing on vital information and taking detailed notes on their reports of behavior and progress.


So after Camelot, my husband and I relocated to Orlando. I took the first job I could find and have been working for that company ever since. I started out as an accounting assistant to the VP of Colorvision International in their corporate office and was promoted to inventory coordinator a few years ago. I have since been project manager for software implementation as well as peer-trainer for the same project.

Though I have learned more about business management, accounting, taxes, technical equipment, and project management than I ever thought I would, it is TIME to get back to where I belong. Working with kids, being challenged, and having a general sense of usefulness and accomplishment.

To that end I have passed the FTCE, taken online courses on Differentiated Instruction, Response to Intervention, and Guided Reading. I have read books by Marzano, Ron Clark, and Kagan, and just recently attended the UCF Literacy Symposium where I took seminars on writing circles, Close Reading, and Guided reading in relation to Common Core.


So, if you’ve stuck with me this long through this section, I hope you will peruse a little through my website and I hope you will consider me as one of your new teachers for the next school year.