About Me

Kasha Mastrodomenico

Kasha Mastrodomenico

Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, Homeschooler - TeachersPayTeachers.com

 

Mission Statement: To help increase social studies differentiated instruction, multiple intelligence, and expository writing, and the Common Core Standards in middle school classrooms.

Summary

I taught for nine years in social studies classrooms in grades 7,8, 10 and 11. I also was a co-teacher in social studies classrooms and science as a SPED teacher. I have worked with ELL and SPED co-teachers. I have been part of school improvement teams that have helped to improve test scores and get schools off Needs Improvement lists. I have given professional development through school and county venues on the subject of differentiated instruction in the middle school social studies classroom. I create high quality middle school social studies differentiated instruction materials for teachers.

Specialties: Differentiated Instruction, Multiple Intelligence Theory, leveling, remediation, social studies education, SPED, co-teaching, RTI

Experience

Teacherpreneur

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico

2010-Present teacherspayteachers.com

My store showcases social studies differentiated instruction lesson plans and PowerPoint mini-lessons. It also has graphic organizers, Multiple Intelligence activity templates and an expository leveled writing system.

CEO of Holler for Mastro, LLC.

www.hollerformastro.com

2010- 2013

It specialized in social studies differentiated instruction for middle school American History. I created:

  • Multiple Intelligence activity engine to reduce planning time using templates
  • An interactive expository writing system
  • An interactive expository essay writing system
  • A leveled expository writing system
  • 105 graphic organizers
  • Over 70 differentiated instruction lesson plans
  • Produced Newsletters based on differentiated instruction
  • Created and maintained blog about social studies differentiated instruction

Social Studies and SPED Teacher

East Hall Middle School

2006- 2009 Gainesville, GA

  • 99 percent student writing improvement rate through the development and implementation of my leveled writing system
  • Achieved tenure
  • Served as the Social Studies Department Head for multiple years and led organized meetings
  • While serving as the SST lead teacher, I successfully placed 100 percent of SST students in appropriate placements using the RTI process
  • Successfully wrote and presented staff development for both our school and county during staff development days on the topic of social studies differentiated instruction
  • Developed a SPED and ELL accommodation chart that organized information
  • Cooperatively co-taught with SPED and ELL teachers
  • Transitioned to teaching SPED as a co-teacher and provided needed accommodations and support to students
  • Wrote quality IEP’s that helped students be successful in the classroom
  • Coached the boys soccer team and brought them to the county final by instructing them on strategy

 

Social Studies Teacher

Gouverneur Middle School

September 2001-2005 Gouverneur, NY

  • 100 percent success with all of the 10th grade students passing the NYS Regents exam
  • As a member of the Middle School Faculty Advisory Committee, I assisted in the achievement of our school’s removal from the Needs Improvement List (No Child Left Behind)
  • Achieved tenure
  • Cooperatively worked with the SPED co-teacher
  • Served as a Sponsor Teacher for student teachers from SUNY Potsdam
  • Coached the boys modified soccer team teaching basic skill work
  • Coached the girls JV soccer team teaching basic skill work and basic strategy

Professional Development Taken

East Hall Middle School

  • Thinking Maps
  • Co-Teaching Training
  • Building Background Knowledge
  • Co-Teaching/Push-In Training Part II
  • Choosing Target Students: Using Data to Personalize Instruction

Gouverneur Middle School

  • Effective Teaching
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Collin’s Writing
  • New Teachers Academy
  • Differentiated Instruction by using the Multiple Intelligence Theory
  • Questioning for Quality Thinking
  • Using Lexiles in the Classroom
  • Restructuring for Caring and Effective Education: The Inclusive School
  • Behavioral Management
  • Effective Cooperative Meetings Training
  • The Conflict Cycle
  • Cooperative Learning Structures and Lesson Designs
  • Modifying the Curriculum for LD Students

Certifications

Maryland Teaching Certificate 2015-2020

NYS Permanent Public School Teacher Certificate

University of the State of New York Education Department, License 1796459

September 2006-Present

Georgia Educator Certificate

Georgia Professional Standards Commission, License 704785

July 2005-June 2010

NYS Provisional Public School Teacher Certificate Social Studies 7-12

University of the State of New York Education Department, License 084116011

September 2001-September 2006

 

Education

State University of New York College at Potsdam

Master of Science in Education, Social Studies Secondary Education

2001-2003

State University of New York College at Potsdam

Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education and History

1997-2001

  • Dean’s List
  • SUNYAC All-Academic Team
  • Activities and Societies: Vice President, Pledge Leader and Historian of Omega Delta Phi Sorority, Women’s Soccer Team

 

 

 

 

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