Halver, Natalie

Natalie Koodoo Halver

thalia1973@hotmail.com Ÿ 128- Fairhaven Road Ÿ Winnipeg MB Ÿ R3P 1A4 Ÿ 12042187652

 

CAREER SUMMARY

Enthusiastic educator bringing a strong background of experience in developing effectual lesson plans, classroom management, organizing, preparing and implementing educational principles to maximize effectiveness of programs, systems and objectives, is with keen interest prepared to apply years of experience to a new role with a growth-oriented company.

 

SKILLS

Analytical                                   Positive Attitude

Organizational                           Fast Learner

Time management                     Commitment

Communication                          Responsible

Management                             Teamwork

Decisiveness                              Positive attitude

Negotiation                               Flexible/adaptable

Technical skills                           Conflict resolution

Initiative                                    Interpersonal

 

EDUCATION

  • 09/1997 - 08/1999 Corinth Teachers' College, Ste. Madeleine, Corinth Trinidad( Graduated Teaching Diploma)
  • 09/1990 - 08/1991 Open Bible High School Ruth Avenue San Fernando Trinidad (Graduated High School Certificate)
  • 09/1987 - 07/1989 Barrackpore Senior Secondary, Papourie Road upper Barrackpore, Trinidad (Graduated High School Certificate).

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

01/2014 -04/2014 Lighthouse Primary School, Fond du Sac, Mauritius

History & Culture Teacher Upper Primary Grades 3 to 6

01/2012 - 12/2012 Lighthouse Primary School, Fond du Sac, Mauritius

Class Teacher Lower Primary Grade 1

 

  • Introduced about 100 students to history lesson information by capturing attention with targeted questions on materials being presented and engaging multimedia presentations.
  • Measured and assessed students through preparing, administering, correcting and grading written, oral and physical tests.
  • Analyzed raw data from evaluation exercises and standardized testing to formulate and implement improved and more efficient teaching/learning strategies.
  • Improved concentration, participation, and student accountability by way of combining school approved discipline plan with the personal needs of each student.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Facilitated group sessions and provided one-on-one support.
  • Planned and participated in regular parent/teacher conferences to update parents on students’ personal and academic growth and to encourage parental support of students’ educational experience.
  • Developed educational course plans to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students of upper primary level by creating and implementing stimulating and interactive learning mediums to increase student understanding of course materials.
  • Devised child-based and ‘hands-on’ lesson plans through creating plans on student interest and discovery learning.
  • Mentored and evaluated assistant two trainee teachers in my class on teaching/learning strategies and approaches, profiling students learning behavior, understanding the psychology of learning process, administering evaluation techniques and methods, recording and inferring results, addressing students' strengths   and weaknesses and communicating effectively and efficiently with students, coworkers and parents through stating expectations, setting goals, daily discussions, reports and establishing clear duties and responsibilities. 
  • Organized educational field trips and extracurricular recreational activities by planning, arranging and supervising students on trips and activities.
  • Acted ethically and professionally when conversing with students and delivering lectures to be positive role model for kids of all backgrounds.
  • Maintained safety and security of all students under care

 

08/2008 – 08/2009 InFlow ApS, Copenhagen, Denmark

Content Manager English

Managed all English content visible on websites by editing all English content and researching/translating basic Danish to English slated for websites. Established effective systems for record retention by creating databases for tracking purposes. Implemented new and upgraded existing cataloging systems via ensuring optimal and efficient storage and enabling easier access to stored information.

11/1992 – 08/1997, 09/1999 - 08/2007 Presbyterian Primary Schools, Ministry of Education, Trinidad

Class Teacher Lower Primary and Upper Primary Classes

09/1999 - 08/2007 Warrenville Presbyterian School, Southern Main Road, Warrenville, Trinidad

09/1996 - 08/1997 Khanhai Presbyterian School, Khanhai Road South, Barrackpore, Trinidad

09/1993 - 08-1996 Union Presbyterian School, Union Road Macaulay, Claxton Bay, Trinidad

05/1993 - 08/1993 Bonne Aventure Presbyterian School, Bonne Aventure, Gasparillo, Trinidad

02/1993 - 04/1993 Milton Presbyterian School, Milton Village, Couva, Trinidad

11/1992 - 01/1993 Canaan Presbyterian School, Duncan Village, Trinidad

 

Summary of duties at schools -

  • Developed lessons based on student needs to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students by creating lesson plans, course materials and homework assignments covering established coursework and textbook information.
  • Measured an evaluated students through formulating, administering and corrected tests and quizzes in a timely manner.
  • Analyzed raw data from evaluation exercises and standardized testing to formulate and implement improved and more efficient teaching/learning strategies.
  • Assisted students needing extra attention by coordinating after school tutoring hours with parents and other teachers.
  • Organized trips and extracurricular recreational activities by planning, arranging and supervising students on trips and activities for example, Red Cross meetings, educational field trips, sporting activities and school crop farming.
  • Devised child-based hands-on lesson plans through creating plans on student interest and discovery learning.
  • Planned and organized workshops for staff development of work colleagues at lower primary level after active participation in Ministry of Education seminar and training.
  • Planned and participated in regular parent/teacher conferences to update parents on students’ personal and academic growth and to encourage parental support of students’ educational experience.
  • Mentored and contributed to the evaluation of at least five assistant trainee teachers in my classes during their teaching practicum in teaching/learning strategies and approaches, profiling students learning behavior, addressing students' strengths and weaknesses and communicating effectively and efficiently with students through stating expectations, setting goals, daily discussions, reports and establishing clear duties and responsibilities. 
  • Systematized, managed and maintained school library to ensure efficient use and easier access to all library materials by updating and labelling all materials and creating categorizing and monitoring system.
  • Organized and participated in fund-raising activities like bazaars, walkathons, magic shows, concerts and so on to assist school and students.
  • Acted ethically and professionally when conversing with students and delivering lectures to be positive role model for kids of all backgrounds.
  • Maintained safety and security of all students under care

REFERENCES

  • Mrs. Susanna Dalais – Board Member, Lighthouse Primary & Secondary School, Albert Lane, Calebasses Mauritius +230 5421 8826
  • Mr. Christian Morck – Former CEO InFlow Aps, Copenhagen, Denmark; Director Hiiyou, Copenhagen, Denmark +45 3177 7777
  • Mrs. Zandra Kailah Deonarine –Curriculum Planning and Development Division RCLRC Mc Bean, Couva, Trinidad +868 766 7525
  • Ms. Ameiza Charles – Former Vice Principal Warrenville Presbyterian School, Trinidad; Senior Instructor Centre for Education Programs University of Trinidad and Tobago +868 642 8888 ext. 28130

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Interests

Travelling, volunteering and reading

 

Volunteer Work

  • 02/2019 - 08/2019: Lead Teacher Sunday School, IPA Church Lower Barrackpore, Trinidad.

Contact - Sunday School Superintendent Ms. Etherlyn Sookram +868 775 7553

  • 07/2015 - 03/2018: Lead Teacher - Children’s Church

07/2015 - 05/2015: Tutor - Remedial and revision English & Mathematics for children Christian Apostolic Covenant Church, Grand Gaube Mauritius. Contact - Pastor Richard Bright +230 5252 6437

  • 02/2008 - 06/2009: Curriculum Developer, Advisor and Teacher - Children’s Church, Kirken i Kulturcenteret, Copenhagen, Denmark. Contact - Ms. Amy Hill Children’s Church Overseer and Junior Pastor +45 3531 0010
  • 11/1999 - 09/2007: Treasurer

10/2005 - 10/2006: Creator, Writer, Editor and Publisher of Church Newsletter

09/1999 - 09/2007: Assistant Teacher Sunday School Gospel Lighthouse, International Pentecostal Association (IPA) Church, Lower Barrackpore, Trinidad. Contact - Pastor Mario Ali Bocas +868 758 2579