Tel: 614.905.6317
Email: meddington77@gmail.com

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MELISSA CIPRIANI EDDINGTON

3384 Scioto Glen Drive • Hilliard, OH 43026 • (614) 905-6317 • meddington77@gmail.com
Twitter Handle: @melsa777 Voxer: meddin417 Website: http://www.melissaeddington.com

English as a Second Language Educator and Leader
Leader • Continual Learner • Collaborator

An innovative leader who is eager to work with hard-working teachers and staff members, while building partnerships with parents and the community. Dynamic and results-oriented ELL teacher committed to instilling a passion for learning, creating multicultural awareness through teaching the fundamentals of the English language and cultures. An individual with excellent communication skills in order to cooperatively work with parents, staff and community members to meet the needs of students and promote the philosophy and goals of the ELL program and district.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Innovative Educator and Leader/Twitter Chat Founder and moderator #DubChat/Created School-Wide ELL Handbook for
Classroom Teachers/Effective Listening /Leadership Abilities/Preparing Accommodations and Modifications/Personalized Learning/Standards Based Learning and Teaching/OELPA & AIR Preparation and Administration/Test Coordination

CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS and HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guest writer for blogs (2016-17) and author/contributor to Welcome to the Grind by Dr. Randall Sampson (June 2017 release)
  • Presenter at ISTE 2015-17, Dublin Leadership Academy 2015-17, Innovative Learning Environments Conference 2015-17, EdCamp facilitator, Dublin Literacy Conference (2013-16) and more
  • OTES Certified (2013-17) and Resident Educator Certified (2013-17)
  • Inaugural teacher for the Extended ELI program (2008) – Supported 15 at-risk Kindergarteners – Featured on Dublin City Schools News Program
  • Began the Extended ELL Program with two fellow teachers (2009)
  • Met regularly with ELL teachers and Bilingual Aides to review students’ needs
  • Personalized learned for our most at-risk students
  • Supported Prefunctional and Beginning ELL students in grade K-2 and 3-5
  • Department Head of the ELL Program at Daniel Wright Elementary School (2009-2011)
  • Created and help facilitate professional development for staff
  • Oversaw scheduling, led ELL staff meetings and taught our ELLs
  • Created Staff Handbook for individual schools based on the ELL program

TEACHING and LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

DUBLIN CITY SCHOOLS – DUBLIN, OH – ELL TEACHER (K-5) – 2007-PRESENT

Karrer MS/Grizzell MS/Jerome HS – 2015-PRESENT

  • Co-Teaching with Jennifer Wolf in 8th Grade language arts
  • Joint blogging at abicyclebuiltfortwo.com
  • Utilizing blogging tool on Schoology and created book trailers for the KMS library
  • Supports teachers and students in the language arts classroom – collaborative instruction model
  • Utilized Schoology to hold materials for ELL students to access
  • Sit on Dublin Leadership Academy Committee and past representative on Dublin Literacy Committee

Bailey ES/Pinney ES/Glacier Ridge ES/Thomas ES/ Deer Run ES/Riverside ES (K-5) – 2007-2015

  • First to teach Extended ELI program (Riverside ES 2008)
  • First to teach Extended ELL Program with three other ELL teachers (Daniel Wright 2009-11)
  • Department Head of ELL program at Daniel Wright ES (2009-11)
  • Supported 15 struggling Kindergarteners in Language Arts many of which were ELL students. Supported Pullout groups throughout the year.
  • Created Staff Handbook for individual schools based on the ELL program
  • Cooperating teacher for two student teachers and mentored new ELL teacher
  • Held many seats on multiple school/district committees (STAC, SIT, OIP, Data Team, Core Literacy, Dublin Literacy Conference, Multicultural and Dublin Leadership Academy)

COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOLS – COLUMBUS, OH – KINDERGARTEN/ELL TEACHER (K-5) – 2001-2007

Cassady ES (K-2)/Fifth Ave ES (K-5)/ Mifflin Welcome Center (6-8 Mathematics)

  • Responsible for small groups of students throughout day to focus on acquiring English and refining English Language Skills
  • School Building Representative for Columbus Educator’s Association (CEA)

Woodcrest ES – Kindergarten

  • Implemented Building Blocks
  • Everyday Mathematics along with district curriculum guides
  • Participated in PAR (Peer Assistance and Review) for all first year Columbus teachers

LOGAN-HOCKING SCHOOL DISTRICT – KINDERGARTEN TEACHER – 2000-2001

  • East Elementary (K) Self-contained full day classroom with 25 students
  • Implemented Literacy Collaborative and Everyday Mathematics
  • Entry-year participant through Perry County ESC

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Bachelor of Arts (1999), Elementary Education, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, Honors: Dean’s List, Major G.P.A.: 3.28/4.00
  • TESOL Endorsement (2004), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, G.P.A.: 3.84/4.00
  • Master in the Art of Teaching (2005), Marygrove College, Detroit, Michigan, G.P.A.: 3.90/4.00
  • Master’s in Education (2011), Educational Leadership, Miami University, Oxford, OH, G.P.A: 3.96/4.00
  • Master Teacher (2011/2017)
  • Senior Professional Educator License (2011), Grades K-8, TESOL K-12
  • Principal License (2012/2017), Grades 4-9, 5-12, PK-6
  • Lead Professional Educator License (2013/2017), Grades K-8, TESOL K-12

Updated: 6.7.17

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