Helen Unger-Clark

United States Citizen | Permanent Resident, Cantabria, Spain

www.linkedin.com/in/helen-unger-clark/ | englishwithhelen.com/ |
www.guru.com/freelancers/spanish-helen


SUMMARY

Proactive, energetic, and dedicated professional with a consistent history teaching in and implementing bilingual instructional programs. Demonstrated commitment to cultural sensitivity and reputed for strong interpersonal skills within diverse populations. Adeptly cultivating positive relationships that build credibility, trust and loyalty. Consistently meeting deadlines while managing multiple projects and coordinating the work of others.


HIGHLIGHTED QUALIFICATIONS

Remote | Localization | Translation | Curriculum Design | Proposal Writing | Leadership | Bilingual | Flexibility | Organization | Decision-making | Problem Solving | Deadline Driven | Creative  | Problem Solving | Self-Initiating | Collaborative | Multitasking | Time and Task Management | Written and Verbal Communication

  • Fluency in Spanish and English and skilled in associated cultural dynamics
  • Maintaining a high level of interpretation accuracy within verbal and written communications
  • Rendering correct concepts and meanings while diligently avoiding omissions or additions
  • Communicating clearly using proper pronunciation, enunciation, and polite expressions

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Secondary School English Teacher | Partial Remote | 2016 – 2019
Colegio Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, Santoña, Cantabria, Spain

  • Providing English as a second language instruction to students in 7th to 10th grade
  • Successfully leading and coordinating an innovation project, “Corazón Digital”
    • Authoring a grant proposal which was subsequently selected by the regional and local governments resulting in monetary awards to implement the program
    • Providing continual program evaluation and rewriting program parameters as needed
    • Coordinating publishing of two digital magazines
    • Writing course cooperative learning reports reflecting each teachers’ participation
    • Meeting with Regional Government Inspector and Evaluation Committee biannually to provide pertinent information concerning the program’s progress
  • Collaborating closely, via in-person and virtual meetings, with coordinators from Galicia and Asturias schools as well as the Pedagogical Coordinator for schools in northern Spain to successfully coordinate the bilingual programs in the Hijas de la Caridad schools in Cantabria; successfully designing and implementing bilingual curriculum across a variety of subjects

English Teacher | Partial Remote | 2012 – 2016
Silverfern English, Santoña, Cantabria, Spain

  • Providing English instruction to students of all ages, as well as in-company business English classes

Freelance Independent Contractor | Fully Remote | 2012 – 2014
www.freelancer.com/u/SpanishHelen, Virtual Office, Spain

  • Exhibiting extensive versatility while providing a variety of freelance services in Spanish and English curriculum writing, translation, as well as data collection and processing

English Teacher | Partial Remote | 2011 – 2012
Spanish Ministry of Education, Castro-Urdiales, Cantabria, Spain

  • Selected as sole “Visiting Teacher” in Cantabria within a competitive Spanish Ministry program to provide English instruction within two secondary schools and one primary school

Assistant English Teacher | Partial Remote | 2008 – 2011
Cantabrian Education Department, Cantabria, Spain   

  • Assisting local teachers by providing focused instruction on English speaking skills and North American culture within a variety of secondary schools throughout Cantabria

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Collaboration Tools: Skype, Google Chat, Dropbox, Microsoft Teams, email, and phone
Office Software: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Additional: WordPress, Adobe Spark, Moodle, Social Media, Website Creation
Adeptly learning new technologies quickly and independently


EDUCATION

Master’s Degree in Secondary Education | Concentration in Spanish Language and Literature
Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Virtual Platform

Bachelor of Arts | Double Major in Hispanic Studies and Political Science
Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

Bachelor’s degree in Primary Education | Double Major in English Teaching and Special Education
Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Virtual Platform
Estimated date of completion: 2021


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

410 Hours Continuing Education, recognized by the Department of Education in Cantabria

Expert in CLIL Methodology Certification, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Virtual Platform

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