Resume

 

Work Experience

TEACHING I COACHING 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

GRANT MANAGEMENT

University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

2019-Present

  • Documentation Specialist 

    • Lead and support school in documentation of teaching practice and
      children’s work to promote:

      • authentic assessment process to ensure holistic view of children's development

      • emergent curriculum, project approach, and a deeper understanding of learning processes and how to best support healthy development 

      • communication, engagement, understanding and collaboration throughout
        the school, university, and the larger community 

      • collaboration with international early childhood educators  

    • Lead, organize, and support school-wide NAEYC reaccreditation process

 

University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA
2015-Present

Lesley University
Cambridge, MA

2016-2019

 

Eliot-Pearson Children’s School

Tufts University Department of Child Study and Human Development

Medford, MA

2013-2019

 

  • Documentation Specialist 

    • Lead and support school in documentation of teaching practice and children’s work to promote:

      • authentic assessment process to ensure holistic view of children's development

      • emergent curriculum, project approach, and a deeper understanding of learning processes and how to best support healthy development 

      • communication, engagement, understanding and collaboration throughout the school, university, and the larger community 

      • collaboration with international early childhood educators  

    • Creation and administration of Eliot Pearson Children’s School Documentation Website

    • Lead, organize, and support school-wide NAEYC reaccreditation process
       

  • Teacher Coach & Professional Development Specialist

    • Coaching mentor teachers and student teachers 

    • Support teachers in curriculum development & documentation

    • Plans and implements developmentally appropriate curriculum through observing and documenting children’s emergent interests as part of development process

    • Coaching around intentional planning of environment and curriculum 

    • Plans and implements professional development for all school staff 

    • Identify and provide necessary resources and research for all school staff

Aspire Institute
Wheelock College

Boston, MA

2012 – 2013

 

  • Early Childhood Education Fellow

    • Curriculum Development Specialist

    • QRIS, CLASS, ECERS, Teaching Strategies GOLD, ASQ, Work Sampling System

    • Professional Development Teacher Trainer

    • Assessment Coordinator

    • Visual Communication Specialist

Orfalea Children’s Center

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

2007 - 2010

    

  • Early Childhood Educator 

    • Planned and implemented developmentally appropriate curriculum through observing and documenting children's emergent interests as part of development process.

    • Planned the learning environment to encourage exploratory behavior appropriate to each child’s developmental level

    • Conducted parent conferences and advised parents as first point of contact on issues 

Languages

English

Farsi

Spanish

RESEARCH & CLINICAL 

Center on the Developing Child

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

2011

 

  • Research Assistant

    • Un Buen Comienzo 

Human Rights Education Associates

Cambridge, MA

2011 

 

  • Research Writer 

    • Conducted extensive research on U.S. state public school curriculum standards seeking evidence of a human rights focus

    • Published & presented findings at the “Building a Strategy for Human Rights Education in US Schools” conference 

 

Project Zero

Harvard University 

Cambridge, MA

2010 - 2011

 

  • Research & Documentation Assistant

    • "Making Learning Visible"

      • Collaborating with Boston Public Schools on a documentation project involving individual children and small groups

      • Developing a public display of children's work that shows evidence of their learning for Wheelock College’s Documentation Studio

 

Psychology Department

University of California, San Diego

San Diego, Ca

2004 – 2005

 

  • Research Assistant  - Language and Cognition Lab

    • Lab Management

    • Coding

    • Data Entry

    • Experiment Set-Up

Education

Harvard University
Master's in Education (Ed.M.)
Human Development and Psychology 

2010-2011

 

 

University of California, San Diego
Bachelor's of Arts (B.A.)
Psychology

2001-2006

 

© 2020 by Saameh Solaimani
 

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