Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Location:  New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, New York


Name:
Bonnie Ostroff

Position Wanted:
Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Location:
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, New York

Teacher Preparation Program:
 The College of New Jersey

Certification/CED Endorsement:
Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing K-12 (State of New Jersey),
(Spring 2000);  Elementary School Teacher Certification (State of New
Jersey), (Summer 2000);  Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing K-8
(State of Pennsylvania), (Summer 2000); Council on the Education of the
Deaf , (Summer 2000);  Substitute Teacher Certification K-12 (Burlington
and Mercer County, NJ), (Winter 1999)

Graduation Date:
May 2000

Date Available:
May 2000

Teaching Credentials:
Student Teaching Experience (March 2000 – April 2000)
George C. Baker Elementary School; Moorestown, NJ

Instructed in a preschool self-enclosed classroom for the Deaf with 3 year
old Deaf/Hard of Hearing students and one Deaf Kindergarten student.
Utilized services of and delegated responsibility of classroom activities
to a teacher's assistant.  Prepared lessons around weekly thematic units
that focused on colors, numbers, spatial reasoning, and fine motor skills.
Developed unit on emotions.  Lessons focused on identification of and
experience with a variety of emotions.  Language and speech development was
a dominant aspect in all lessons.  All lessons were implemented in American
Sign Language.
 

Student Teaching Experience (March 2000 – April 2000)
George C. Baker Elementary School; Moorestown, NJ

Instructed 2nd-4th grade Deaf/Hard of Hearing students in various academic
subjects in a self-enclosed classroom for the Deaf in an inclusion program.
 Units instructed included Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading and
varied enrichment activities focused on language development and group
cooperation.  All lessons were implemented in American Sign Language.
 

Student Teaching Experience (January 2000 - March 2000)
Ethan Allen School; Philadelphia, PA

Instructed 5th-8th grade students in a self-enclosed classroom for the
Deaf in a multicultural inner-city environment.  Instructed homogenous
groupings of students with abilities ranging from educable mentally
retarded to age/grade appropriate. Created lessons using the text and the
Internet.  Units instructed included Math, Science, Social Studies,
Language Arts, Reading, and varied enrichment activities focused on
language development and group cooperation. Lessons were implemented in
Signing Exact English.

 
Junior Professional Experience (January to May 1999)
Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf; Trenton, NJ

Instructed Pre-K Deaf/Hard of Hearing 4-5 year old students on an
individual basis.  Lessons based on a thematic unit in relation to books
about mice presented to the class by the co-operating teacher.  Developed lesson plans to be implemented in
American Sign Language. Participated in and observed all aspects of classroom management.
 

Junior Professional Experience (January to May 1999)
Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf; Trenton, NJ

Instructed an 8th grade Deaf student in a thematic unit on Civil Rights.
Focused on analytical thought and creative writing.  Developed lesson plans
to be implemented in American Sign Language and observed all aspects of
classroom management.
 

Analysis of Classroom Behavior (September-December 1998)
Hopewell Township Elementary School; Hopewell, NJ

Acted as an individual aide to second grade hearing students for a
practicum class.   Administered assistance to students who needed extra
support.  Observed all aspects of classroom management.
 

Sophomore Professional Experience (September to December 1997)
Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf; Trenton, NJ
 
Acted as an aid to Pre-school 4-5 year old Deaf /Hard of Hearing students.
Gave individual assistance where needed.  Constructed a child study
through observation.
 

Honors, and Activities:
Dean's List, Secretary of Kappa Delta Pi: The International Honors
Society in Education; Vice President of Deaf and Hearing Connection

Other Pertinent Information:
WORK EXPERIENCE
Assistant Director for Happy Hands Camp (Summer 1999)
Camden County College; Blackwood, NJ
Oversaw camp’s daily progression in absence of director.  Delegated
responsibilities of care of approximately 30 Deaf/Hard of Hearing children
ages 3-16.
 
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
ASL Interpreter for NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Game
between TCNJ and Gallaudet University (Spring 1999):  Interpreted the
opening sequence for approximately 400 Deaf/Hard of Hearing spectators from
Gallaudet University.  Acted as a representative of the college.

Baker School Sign Club (Spring 2000): Volunteered at weekly sign language
meetings for hearing students at student teaching placement.  Oversaw
behavior management at meetings and instructed students in attainment of
sign language.

TCNJ Spring Day (Spring 1999):  Presented Powerpoint presentation for
incoming students into the college on activities accomplished in the major.
Acted as an ambassador for the college.

Contact Information:
 Bonnie Ostroff
2902 Woodhaven Dr.
Cinnaminson, NJ  08077
856-786-8446
BonBon3208@aol.com
 

Uploaded by:  Kim Williams/Kent State University/Deaf Education Major