Mahalia Knight
   mahaliaknight at gmail dot com

  • Objective To obtain a position a teacher of English as a Second Language to young learners using expertise in early childhood development to make a difference in children's early years.

Certified California State Early Childhood Teacher
  Teaching License #140159144 Issued June 4, 2014

  • Education

University of California, Irvine Sept. 2008 - June 2012

Bachelor of Arts: Art History and Chinese Studies
  Dean’s Honor List - 7 Quarters. GPA: 3.539 Major GPA 3.975


College of the Canyons
  Early Childhood Education Aug. 2013 – July 2014
  Major GPA 4.0


Education American University Kuwait - Arabic 101 Oct. 2014 – Nov. 2014
 Abroad National Taiwan University - History and Mandarin Studies Feb. 2012 - June 2012
  National Chengchi University - Mandarin Studies Aug. 2011 - Dec. 2011
  Jiaotong University (via UCLA) – Modern Chinese Business July 2010 – August 2010
  Relevant Child Growth and Development, Curriculum and Classroom Mgmt Lab (160 hours)
  Coursework NTU Teaching English to Children, Art and Literature for Young Children

 

  • Teaching Experience

Hayat Universal Bilingual School Aug. 2014 - Present

 Grade 1 Homeroom English Teacher

  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' needs and interests
  •  Plan and conduct activities for a program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate
  •  Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities
  •  Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health
  •  Meet with parents and discuss each child's development and strengths
  •  Adapt Pearson curriculum to meet the needs of students learning English Curriculum and Classroom Management 116 A, B, C Jan. 2014 – June 2014

Student Teacher

  • Teach in preschool classrooms in California; Canyon Country Lab School (A), and Cedarcreek Elementary Preschool (B, C)
  •  Design and implement small and large group activities
  •  Develop lesson plans and teach half-day classes

Single Mothers Outreach March 2014 – July 2014
Childcare Coordinator

  •  Develop and implement enriching childcare programs held during parent classes
  •  Research and develop policies for screening childcare workers and determine appropriate worker-to-child ratios
  •  Develop a pool of qualified childcare workers
  •  Determine needs for materials and meals/snacks
  •  Produce budget for childcare programs
  • Oversee childcare for all classes and events

UCI English as a Second-Language Department Sept. 2009 – June 2011
Language Tutor and Teaching Assistant

  • Assuring language office is neat, and stocked with necessary tools for functionality
  • Lead classroom discussion and assist professor throughout class
  • Closely work with and tutor language students in language office
  • Help write tests and assess student work and projects
  • Send out email blasts regarding course; assisting in grading and drafting of tests

Orange County Museum of Art  Education Internship

  • Lead educational tours, specially tailored for audience (grade school through adult)
  • Utilize Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets documenting visitor surveys
  • Draft and send email reminders to museum members advertising events using Constant Contacts
  • Use image-editing software such as Photoshop to produce attractive posters and fliers
  • Assist in the management and function of the OCMA Education Office

Volunteer

Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospital Dec. 2014 - June 2015
 Child Life Volunteer

  • Play with children in the children's ward
  • Help relax and relieve stress of children undergoing treatment

OCMA Second Sunday Free Family Day Sept. 2009 – June 2011
Volunteer

  • Help set-up and close-down OCMA free monthly family event
  • Guide families in arts activities; educate community in arts fundamentals and history

Art History Association Feb. 2011 – June 2011
Create Progress! High School Outreach Initiative

  • Design, budget, and implement a long-term bi-weekly high school outreach program
  • Outreach to El Modena high school (Title 1) and provide after-school arts mentorship

American Indian Student Association Dec. 2009 – June 2010
Sherman Indian High School High School Outreach Initiative

  •  Design, budget, and implement a long-term monthly high school outreach program
  •  Outreach to Sherman Indian Boarding School in Riverside County
  •  Provide engaging and supportive mentorship to at-risk Native American students