SUMMIYA ABDUL-QUDDUS
Email: summiya.singho@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE
To obtain a position that will enable me to use my strong organizational skills, educational background, teaching experience and ability to work well with people.
EDUCATION
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
MA. Ed. in Special Education and Elementary Education, Graduate School of Education, May 2014, GPA: 3.9
B.A in Africana Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, May 2013, GPA: 3.7

Middlesex County College, Edison, New Jersey
Nursing Candidate, September 1998 – May 2006

CERTIFICATIONS
Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing, June 2014
• Teacher of Students with Disabilities K – 12
• Elementary School Teacher in Grades K – 6
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Department of Africana Studies– Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ,
Office Assistant, September 2009 – Present
• Serves as point of contact for the department – answers phones and directs calls, deals with public.
• Channels all inquiries to appropriate office personnel, and where necessary, accurately records all messages.
• Types general correspondence/documents including letters, memos, faculty and student recommendations, proposals, manuscripts for publication, syllabi, exam papers, etc.
• Aids faculty, especially department chair(s), in arranging meetings, contacting students, keeping computer files, placing library orders, and providing secretarial support for administrative duties connected with departmental needs.

Global Literacy Project, New Brunswick, NJ
Campus & Community Liaison, September 2011 – May 2013
• Supervises student volunteers in the program with respect to volunteer activities in New Brunswick and outreach to the participating elementary to high schools.
• Conducts formal and informal trainings for student volunteers.
• Maintains regular contact with faculty, staff, and students on campus.
• Creates materials, such as handouts, and other props that facilitate engagement between readers and students.
• Develops/compiles and distributes various resource lists and literacy information as needed to volunteer readers and the directors and teachers of the partnering reading sites.
Literacy Coordinator / Reading Coach, September 2010 – May 2013
• Meets with small groups of students to practice reading skills and provide periodic progress reports on student development.
• Assesses Literacy Skills and uses current research and theories regarding literacy instruction.
• Assists in recruiting, training, and managing volunteer tutors who work one-on-one or with small groups of students.
• Provide parents with information and resources to help their children begin developing pre-reading skills such as concepts of print and phonological awareness
STUDENT TEACHER
Paul Robeson School, New Brunswick, NJ
Student Teacher, Fourth Grade, September- November 2013
• Taught all subjects in an inclusion classroom consisting of 23 students.
• Developed lesson plans to meet the individual needs of students.
• Used multi-sensory approaches in math and science lessons and incorporated manipulatives as well.
• Utilized a variety of hands on interactive activities during these lessons as well.
• Conferenced with students individually on their writing and suggested and showed ways to improve those skills.
Lincoln Elementary School, New Brunswick, NJ
Student Teacher, Fifth Grade, November 2013- January 2014
• Taught Language Arts, Science and Social Studies in an inclusion classroom consisting of 26 students.
• Used a multi-sensory approach in science lessons and incorporated many visuals into social studies lessons.
• Developed lesson plans to meet the individual needs of students

PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE
Lincoln Elementary School, New Brunswick, NJ
Practicum Teacher, Third Grade January- May 2013
• Assisted classroom teachers with the individual needs of the students.
• Conducted read alouds and helped to monitor and create activities for centers in the classroom.
• Taught small group of students the RAFT writing strategy.
• Design and implemented lessons for teaching the RAFT writing strategy based on the differentiated needs of your student/students.
School #28, Elizabeth, NJ
Practicum Teacher, Third Grade September – December 2012
• Assisted classroom teacher with individual needs of students.
• Assisted and observed teacher with implementing lessons.
• Taught the Phonological Awareness STOP Strategy to one student who had reading problems.
Premier Counseling & Consulting Group, LLC, New Brunswick, NJ,
Administrative Assistant, May 2005 – June 2008
• Effectively presented information and responded to questions from clients, and the general public.
• Prepared, by the deadline, any required reports and billing statements.
• Maintained participant files in accordance with applicable procedures and regulations.
• Responded to potential client inquires for counseling and consulting services and scheduled counseling sessions with Counselors.
Darul Arqam School South River, NJ
Teacher Assistant & Substitute, September 2000 – May 2004
• Discussed assigned duties with classroom teachers in order to coordinate instructional efforts.
• Prepared lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations.
• Presented subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using lectures, discussions, or supervised role-playing methods.
• Tutored and assisted children individually or in small groups in order to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
• Supervised students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.

Al Huda School Paterson, NJ
Teacher & Substitute, Pre-K, September 1998 – May 1999
• Adapted teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
• Planned and conducted activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provided students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
• Instructed students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
• Prepared materials and classrooms for class activities.
• Observed and evaluated students’ performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
• Experienced in providing customer service and administrative office support.
• Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Smart Board, ELMO
• Proficient in Rutgers academic systems (Degree Navigator and RIAS)
• Experienced and skilled in teaching and providing educational support in instructional settings.
• Experienced and skilled in communicating with clients / customers and meeting deadlines.
• Works effectively in high pressure, goal oriented team settings.
• Experienced in developing and implementing youth related support, educational and recreational activities.
• Experienced in coordinating and supervising educationally oriented instructional programs.
• Proficient in guiding, supervising and coordinating instructional volunteers.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
• 2011-2013 Deans List – Rutgers University
• 4.0 GPA in Major
• Highest Honors in Major
• Paul Robeson Award Recipient in Major
• College/School Honors: CUM LAUDE

References Available Upon Request

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