Shonda Westbrook
New York, NY
Shonda Westbrook

Shonda W.

New York, NY
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Critical thinking- strategy and confidence are key to being great in the game of chess- as well as in life. My unique training techniques build life skills that will be used on and off the chess board.

About Shonda W.

Summary

● Highly qualified educator and activist with experience teaching K-12; public and charter, including five years teaching with National Heritage Academies schools and three years at Reelworks Teen film-making.
● Extensive grant-writing and fundraising experience with strong management abilities.
● Creative seasoned teacher with excellent management and leadership abilities in urban environments; classroom, verbal and written.
Initiative
● Self-funded and organized community youth projects including; first all-boys chess team, placing 1st place city-wide in 2016,
● Boys & Girls Clubs first spoken-word slam team and an all community girls’ basketball team to thwart teen pregnancy and to encourage academics and life skills.
● Readily took long-term vacant teaching positions in tough school systems. Delegated to pull top students from grades 6-8, and teach advanced courses toward college preparation, resulting in 95% of students passing Language Arts testing. (introduced creative curriculum using Etymology)

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