Lena Akiko Sugihara

Lena Akiko Sugihara

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I am an elementary school teacher in California with 9 years of experience teaching from Kindergarten to Grade 5. I would like to offer my experience as both a reading intervention teacher and a classroom teacher, backed by a master’s degree in literacy to a company that seeks a passionate, hard-working team player with strong planning and reflective skills as well as an extensive background in assessment, second language acquisition, and work with struggling readers.

In the future

Ambition

In the future

1) I am passionate about education and making the world a better place.

Aug 2012
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2018

Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade Teacher

Aug 2012 - 2018

• Taught Kindergarten, First, and Second grades with an average of 25 students per class • Taught writing through Writer’s Workshop • Implemented PBL (Project Based Learning) • Incorporated technology within the classroom: Seesaw, Smartboard, iPads, taught programming to first graders, and

Jan 2009

Reading Intervention Teacher

Jan 2009

• Reading teacher for Kindergarten, First, Second, Fourth, and Fifth Grades • Member of a reading assessment team • Teacher of English Language Learners

May 2012

San Jose State University

Curriculum and Instruction with Literacy Emphasis

May 2012

Thesis: What happens to reading comprehension when struggling readers are taught to use reading strategies and reflect on their use of these strategies?

Elementary Education

Multiple Subject Credential K-8

July 2006

Sophia University

Comparative Literature

July 2006


Skills and qualities

Highly motivated to learn

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Writing

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Translation

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Team Player

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Languages

English - Native, Japanese - Native