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Team

Sheika Ganthier

Sheika Ganthier

EDUCATION
CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, Minneapolis, MN

Master of Science in Education, Honors: Graduation with Distinction Specialization in Early Childhood Education.

KAPLAN UNIVERSITY, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Honors: Summa Cum Laude

Specialization in Child Development .

EXPERIENCE
MIAMI COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL, Miami, FL                                                                    August 2018 – Present

Early Childhood Coordinator

  • Collaborate with teachers on planning and executing school events related to Early Childhood
  • Organize informational meetings and professional development trainings for Early Childhood teachers
  • Prepare presentations for parents of Early Childhood students
  • Execute peer observations and provide essential feedback to teachers
  • Support teachers with lesson planning, classroom environment, classroom management and student needs
  • Collaborated with teachers on creating our Early Childhood philosophy statement and long-term learning goals

 

MIAMI COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL, Miami, FL                                                                                     August 2010 – Present

Lower School Teacher

  • Create, adapt, and differentiate lessons according to students’ academic needs, including both individual and group work
  • Collaborate with other teachers to develop, plan and implement a curriculum continuum that encompass hands-on exploration, and inquiry process skills that build directly on the student’s conceptual framework using the Understanding by Design model of instruction
  • Develop and implement formative and summative assessments where timely feedback is meaningful for student growth and success
  • Cultivate and develop supportive relationships with students, faculty, staff and families
  • Engage in peer collaboration and instruction during staff development opportunities as well as peer observation of classroom strategies and assessment
  • Foster student curiosity and critical thinking skills through engaging curriculum
  • Meet with parents, students, guardians, administrators and counselors to address and resolve students’ individual needs
  • Served as Lower School teaching mentor (2015-2017)
  • Taught Upper School students in GATEWay France, Spain, Italy and Switzerland study abroad program

 

 

MIAMI COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL, Miami, FL                                                                           August 2009 – August 2010

Partner Teacher

  • Collaborated with Lead Teacher and other specialist teachers to develop and implement interdisciplinary units of study
  • Supported Lead Teacher in every aspect of providing personalized small group instruction
  • Assisted Lead Teacher during parent/teacher conferences
  • Attended meetings and trainings for staff development

 

 

 

 

ABC LEARNING CENTER, Miami, FL                                                                                           June 2009 – August 2009

Preschool Teacher (Seasonal Employment)

  • Implemented curriculum through developmentally appropriate activities
  • Collaborated with others to support student growth and development
  • Communicated with parents to address student needs
  • Organized schedules and off campus activities for students

 

 

 

 

MIAMI COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL, Miami, FL                                                                               August 2008 – June 2009

Substitute Teacher

  • Implemented lesson instructions provided by teachers
  • Supported and guided students with work and social/emotional needs
  • Substituted for a vast range of courses including English, Math, Science, Art, Music, and Physical Education with grade levels ranging from Junior Kindergarten through 6th grade

 

 

 

MIAMI COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL, Miami, FL                                                                               April 2007 – August 2010

Extended Day Staff (After-School Program)

  • Assisted students with homework
  • Monitored students’ play time and work time while awaiting parent pick-up
  • Accompanied students to and from different areas around campus when necessary
  • Coordinated engaging after school activities for student development

 

 

 

SALONS BY BLECK, Miami, FL                                                                                                         January 2002 – Present

Co-owner/Salon Manager

  • Manage and operate full-service salon which consists of 12 employees
  • Keep inventory of supplies
  • Bookkeeping and payroll responsibilities
  • Assist with customer service care
  • Organize trainings and workshops for employees

 

 

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
  • Peer Instructional Coach for Hybrid Learning (2020 – Present)
  • Constellation Learning: Online Teaching (online 2020)
  • Miami Country Day School Lower School Director Search Committee Member (onsite 2019)
  • Understanding by Design training (onsite 2018)
  • Presented: Lausanne Learning Institute Florida Lower School Culture of Learning Conference, Implementation of the 7 Habits in the classroom (Miami 2018)
  • Literary/Math Review Committee (onsite 2018)
  • Greg Tang math workshop (Miami 2017)
  • Miami Country Day School Lower School Assistant Director Search Committee member (onsite 2015)
  • National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference (Tampa 2015)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference (Orlando 2015)
  • The Creative Center for Childhood Research and Training (Tampa 2015)
  • Co-Facilitator of the Lighthouse Committee: Implements the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Kids (onsite 2014 – Present)
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Training (Miami 2013)

 

 

SPECIAL INTERESTS AND SKILLS
  • Fluent in Creole and French
  • Learning Spanish
  • Problem-Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • Flexibility
  • Teamwork
  • Attention to detail
  • Volunteering for child-centered charities such as: MIB Agents, Little Lighthouse Foundation, It’s My Birthday