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Valerie Mettler

Valerie Mettler

ESL/ELA Teacher

NYC Department of Education

New York, Other


NYC Department of Education

ESL/ELA Teacher, ESL/ELA Team Leader, 8th Grade Team Leader

 Developed and implemented units and lesson plans aligned to the ELA Common Core State Standards for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, administered tests and evaluations, and analyzed student performance.
 Worked with the principal to purchase and implement appropriate computer programs to support English language learning (Scholastic Read180, System 44,
 Taught advisory classes to 8th grade students.
 Participated in Questioning Strategies and Performance Based Assessment Task Professional Learning Communities to maintain a focus on developing critical thinking skills in the classroom.
 Conducted in-house professional development presentations for my colleagues on instructional strategies aligned with CCSS to develop language along with higher order thinking in the content classroom.
 Conducted parent workshops to help parents/guardians support language and literacy development at home and to advocate for student access to free learning opportunities online and through public libraries.
 Developed and implemented a protocol for PLC inter-visitation and discussion.

Enrichment Activities Teacher
 Glee Club: Trained students for bi-annual school performances that included vocals, instruments, and dance.
 Theater: Collaborated with People’s Theatre Project Teaching Artists to prepare students for annual presentations of William Shakespeare plays performed at school and throughout the community.

Career medium 06

Learn It Systems

Afterschool Literacy Instructor

Concordia Language Villages

Spanish and French Teacher

 Taught Spanish and French to elementary and junior high school students.

Career medium 04

McGill University Writing Center

Writing Tutor

 Instructed native and non-native English speaking university students in the use of effective writing strategies that allowed them to improve their academic papers.


International Academy of Minnesota

ESL Instructor, Online Lesson Content Developer, and Lead Teacher

 Taught ESL to international students who were preparing to enter the American education system.
 Assisted with the development and implementation of programs.
 Administered Stanford English Language Proficiency test and assisted with student placement.
 Lead teacher meetings.
 Observed and gave feedback to the other teachers on their classroom instruction as the Lead Teacher.
 Developed lesson content for and worked with the programming team to provide quality assurance for an online ESL course, which was sold and is being market by Global Education Services, Inc (see for more information about the online class).

Career medium 05

Osseo District Community Education

Adult ESL Instructor

 Taught ESL to adults through a thematic approach with skills integration. Assisted with the curriculum development of the family literacy program.

University of Minnesota

French Tutor

 Tutored struggling University of Minnesota students and helped them prepare for and successfully pass the required Language Proficiency Exam.

Career medium 06

Qwest Interprise America, Inc.

Network Analyst

 Performed error correction and data synchronization for ISDN and DSL accounts.
 Utilized IOP, Infranet, and
 Filled in for the Team Lead when she was out of the office.


Minnesota Literacy Council

Adult ESL Instructor

 Taught adult ESL classes through a thematic approach with skills integration.
 Integrated Rosetta Stone and Side by Side Interactive into classes.
 Consistently met or exceeded the National Reporting Assessment Goals.
 Brought in the highest number of student hours for the organization.
 Served as a model teacher for university students in teacher-training programs through on-site observations.

Career medium 02

McGill University

Master of Arts (M.A.), Second Language Education

Hamline University

TEFL Certificate

Bemidji State University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Spanish and French

Laval University

French Immersion Study Abroad Program

University of Salamanca

Diploma of Hispanic Studies

Oxford University

English Studies Study Abroad Program