Susan Tannenbaum

Paraprofessional Educator

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Susan's Profile

  • A patient, compassionate, and enthusiastic educator with 19 years of teaching and food service experience.
  • Proven ability to interact effectively with people to create a positive and exciting working environment.
  • Able to establish priorities, adapt easily to change and perform well under pressure.
  • An effective communicator with excellent interpersonal, listening, presentation, and organizational skills.

Some of Susan's Work Experience

SHALOM TORAH ACADEMY | PRESCHOOL TEACHER

Morganville, NJ | 2006 – 2012

  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of a pre-kindergarten class, consisting of up to 20 four-year-old children; supervised a classroom assistant.
  • Developed, prepared, and executed daily lesson plans in all general academic subjects; provided students with tangible learning opportunities through the use of hands-on activities.
  • Performed detailed assessments of students’ needs/abilities and utilized appropriate teaching strategies/methods.
  • Maintained classroom control through positive reinforcement, established rules, and behavior modification.
  • Communicated extensively with parents regarding students’ achievements, progress, and problems; encouraged parental involvement in the learning process through extensive correspondence and cooperative activities.
  • Designed classroom projects that promoted the development of students’ fine and gross motor skills.
  • Planned, coordinated, and supervised recreational and educational field trips.
  • Used computers and crafts to supplement lessons and increase students’ interest.
  • Served as Teacher in the school’s summer camp for children aged between one and four years.




TROPICAL PALM CATERERS | OWNER

Miami Beach, FL | 2000 – 2006


  • Responsible for the development, management and profitability of an off-premise catering company; oversaw and performed all sales, account management, operations and financial activities.
  • Provided leadership to our employees in all aspects of food preparation, serving and sanitation.
  • Responsible for the preparation and presentation of menu items including entrees, salads, soups and desserts.
  • Developed and implemented marketing strategies, advertising campaigns and promotional programs.
  • Prospected new corporate clients and serviced existing accounts. Oversaw daily functions on all luncheons, parties and corporate needs.
  • Purchased and maintained inventory; negotiated with vendors on the purchase of food, linens and supplies.




EDUCATION

  • Penn Foster Career School: Gourmet Cooking Certificate
  • Penn Foster Career School: Teachers Aide Career Diploma
  • State University College of Oswego: Communication and Special Education
  • Qualifications: Childhood Development Associate; CPR and First Aid Certifications


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