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Karen G. Cohen 127 4th Place Apt 1A, Brooklyn, NY 11231, (917) 748-2476, k c17b3140@westpost.

net EDUCATION Advanced Certification, Administration/Supervision, 2002, Hunter College, New Yo rk, NY. Master of Arts in Drama Therapy, 1995, New York University, New York, NY Bachelor of Arts in Technical Theater, 1984, California State University Long Be ach, Long Beach, CA NEW YORK STATE LICENSURE School District Administrator (permanent) School Administrator/Supervisor (provisional) Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (permanent) Pre-K, K, 1-6 (permanent) Performing Arts - Drama (professional) CALIFORNIA STATE LICENSURE Administrative Services Credential (preliminary) Multiple Subject Teaching Credential - General Subjects, Drama/Theater (prelimin ary) Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Certificate (clear) New York City Department of Education Licensure (DOE) Supervisor Elementary and Secondary; Assistant Principal High School for TESOL, Drama and Administration EXPERIENCE Director-Education Services August 2010-May 2011 United Cerebral Palsy of New York City Manhattan Children`s Program * Supervised a staff of 43 -teachers, teacher assistants, clinicians, social wor kers, school psychologist, school nurse and secretaries; which also included enr ollment of 79 children. * Maintained and oversaw the clinical tracking system for Medicaid billing for t he program. * Provided professional development for the education staff as well as the clini cal staff. * Oversaw the maintenance of the program`s facility in conjunction with building services. * Prepared reports on student data as needed for upper management. * Provided UCP mandated annual trainings to staff. * Attended CPSE annual review meetings as well as Turning 5 meetings. Education Consultant August 2009-August 2010 KGC Consulting * Tutoring children for the OSLAT (Otis-Lennon School Abilities test). * Assisted in the development of curriculum for various charter school applicati ons. * Attended training workshops for starting a new charter school. * Attended meeting with partnering organizations that will be working with the c harter schools. Literacy Consultant/Staff Developer August 2007- August 2009 Mondo Publishing * Train classroom teachers in Bookshop reading program and balanced literacy. * Train school level administrators in Bookshop reading program and balanced lit eracy. * Provide classroom management techniques and strategies.

Cohen page 2 New York City Department of Education: Administrative Assistant, Lead ESL Teacher, Teacher Trainer December 2004-August 2007 P.S. 128\Audubon School. *Write the Comprehension Educational Plan (CEP) for State Accountability * Budget Team for the school, responsibilities include ordering CORE Curriculum, supplies and materials. *Developed and provided training of English Language Learner Standards for monol ingual classroom teachers *Facilitate the School`s Safety Committee by holding monthly meetings; write yea rly Safety Plan as required by New York City Department of Education; maintain safety plans during the school year. *Facilitate the Project Arts Committee by holding monthly meetings; attending mo nthly district/regional Arts liaison meetings; create and implement yearly budget; order supplies and m aterials; organize cultural institution participation for students and arrange field trips. *Function as Attendance Coordinator working with the guidance counselors, Pupil Accounting Secretary and Family Worker to improve attendance and reduce lateness; hold monthly meetings of the Attendance Committee; Institute behavior modification program awarding students who demonstrate impro vement in their absences and lateness. *Coordinate the New York Knicks Read to Achieve Reading Zone, arranging various reading activities for classroom teachers and their classes. *Responsible for writing P.S. 128`s monthly report for Professional Development Accountability. *Testing Team. Analyzing raw data from students; given the task of helping to as sess students` exam results leading to development of teaching strategies to address the areas of student need for classroom preparation in testing. *Teach second, third, fourth and fifth grade students in ESL. Acting Assistant Principal, Supervisor for: September 2004-December 2004 P.S. 128\Audubon School *2nd and 3rd Grade teachers, as well as supervised the Cluster teachers and Scho ol Aides. *Supervisor for School Safety; Project Arts; Health; Nutrition and Fitness Commi ttees *Oversaw and monitored Social Studies Curriculum which included test preparation for 5th grade students for state exam, ordering materials for classroom teachers. *Field Trip Coordinator, ordering buses for trips; maintaining and distributing passes for public transportation; arranging field trips for classroom teachers. *Coordinator for the NY Knicks Read to Achieve Reading Zone. Wrote a proposal to the Cheering for Children Foundation explaining socio-economic level of the students and why participatio n in the Reading Zone would benefit the students of PS 128M. Coordinated trips sponsored by the Knicks and in school reading activities with the players. *Planned and implemented Professional Development workshops during academic scho

ol year covering the following topics: the use of the Palm Pilot for the Dynamic Indicator of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) and Developing Math and Literacy Portfolios for students in grades 2 and 3. ESL Teacher: September 1998 - August 2004 P.S. 128\Audubon School *Developed, planned and implemented the ESL curriculum for kindergarten through fifth grade in both Special Education and General Education classes. This included preparing, prese nting and illustrating creative and appropriate lesson plans for each of these classes on a daily basis using d rama in conjunction with the ESL methodologies. *Taught a Fourth Grade class for the Power School Program during the Winter Rece ss in 1998 and 1999. *Taught a Fourth Grade Literacy class for Project Read Program in 1998-1999, an after school program. *Taught a Second Grade Literacy Class for Project Read 1999-2000 an after school program. *Taught a Fifth Grade Class for Project Read 2001-2002 an after school program. *Taught Fourth Grade in Summer School 1999; Third Grade in Summer 2000; Fifth Gr ade in Summer 2002 Cohen page 3 *Administered and coordinated the Early LAB Test for my school during the summer s of 1999, 2000 and 2000. *Year Two Tutor for the Reading Rescue Program, a one to one tutorial. *Taught a Fourth Grade; Third Grade and Second Grade Class for the FEMA After Sc hool Program in 2003. *Administered and scored Early Childhood Literacy Development System 2 (E-CLAS2) , Early Performance Assessment in Language Arts (E-PAL), Language Assessment Bat tery/Revised (LAB/R), New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) and Dyn amic Indicator of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Teachers of English To Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) New York State Teachers of English To Speakers of Other Languages (NYSTESOL) California Teachers of English To Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL) International Reading Association Phi Delta Kappa International SKILLS: PC and Mac proficient, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, SMARTBOARD SALARY HISTORY: NYC DOE $75,000; Mondo Publ