AOL Jobs Week Resume Winner: Constance Giardina

Location: Binghamton, N.Y.

Industry: Education

Job: Elementary & Special Education teacher

Time Unemployed: 3 months

What do you want your potential employer to know about you?

I have always taken part in any professional development opportunities that have been offered to me. I feel that when I take part in these opportunities I continue to grow as a professional educator.

I believe I bring creativity, talent, and experience, which will enrich your program and help make it one where children can grow, learn, and prosper.


Seeking a personally and professionally challenging position in the educational field.


2000-2003 Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y

  • Master's of Science, Special and Elementary Education

1980-1983 State University College, Oneonta, N.Y.

  • Bachelors of Science, General Studies

1975-1979 Broome Community College, Binghamton, N.Y.

  • Associates in Applied Science, Early Childhood Education

  • N.Y. State -- Childhood Education-Birth-2nd grade & grades 1-6
  • N.Y. State -- Children with Disabilities-Birth-2nd grade & grades 1-6

Professional Experience

November 2009-October 2010 St. Matthews Head Start, Ossining, NY

After school Teacher

  • Assisted children ages 5-11 with homework, planning activities and educational field trips when school is not in session

September 2008-November 2009 Easter Seals of NY, Bronx, NY

Special Education Preschool Teacher

  • Responsible for planning and implementing lessons and goals for an integrated preschool classroom

February 2005- September 2008 Books and Rattles Inc., Middle Village, NY

Special Education Pre-school Teacher

  • Planned and implemented lessons, goals, and writing reports for an integrated preschool classroom

May 2004-December 2004 St James Park Day Care and School, Bronx, NY

Educational Director

  • Planned activities, assisted staff in planning a curriculum, creating a lending library and newsletter for two toddler classrooms, three preschool classrooms and one kindergarten class

November 2001-April 2004 St. Matthews Head Start, Westcop Ossining, NY


  • Responsible for assisting in the planning of activities, assessments, and lessons in a Head Start preschool setting

September 2000-November 2001 The Child Care Center of Stamford , Stamford CT

Head Teacher

  • Responsible for the planning, implementing, and assessing various learning activities for a Head Start preschool classroom

August 1998-September 2000 Stamford Corporate Child Care, Stamford, CT

Head Teacher

  • Responsible for the planning and implementing learning activities for a toddler classroom.

November 1996-August 1998 Planned Community Living, Tarrytown, NY

Residence Counselor

  • Provided assistance in activities of daily living to mentally ill adults

April 1994-September 1996 Step by Step, Montrose, PA

Community Support Specialist

  • Responsible for providing community and social services for a caseload of 5-7 mentally ill adults

March 1992-April 1994 The Children's Unit, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY,

Teacher's Assistant,

  • Responsible for providing intensive training for children who display severe learning and/or behavioral handicaps including children with Autism.


Excellent writing skills, good with children, knowledge of creative curriculum practices, and Universal PreK practices.

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