Ahzea Linda Makhubu
             United States of America
               Skype: live:ahzea2019

Early Childhood and Elementary teacher with over fifteen years of professional teaching

Committed to life-long learning and education

Talented in the skill of classroom management while maintaining a positive learning

Proven ability to address the individual needs of students within
multicultural, self-contained classrooms

Passion for teaching and helping students learn and strive towards their potential

Dedicated to student inquiry and developing students’ ability to research and solve
problems independently

Elementary and Early Childhood Teacher
8/2015 to Present                         SIS                          

  • Plan and teach curriculum within an inclusive, multicultural Year 2 classroom and
    preschool classroom
  • Engaged students through inquiry and research
  • Maintain effective classroom management through providing positive
    reinforcement,  implementing reward strategies, and upholding high expectations
  • Develop students’ social and emotional growth though character education and
    instilling international mindedness    
  • Differentiate instruction in order to reach a variety of learning styles and ability
  • Assess student learning through qualitative and quantitative assessment
  • Uphold ongoing, positive communication while building relationships with
    students, parents, and teachers
  • Write and distribute weekly classroom newsletters on behalf of the Year 2 grade
    level and Nursery department
  • Initiate the Website Committee leading to the complete redevelopment of the
    school website
  • Volunteer to plan and serve at school-wide events
  • Coach Girls’ Soccer and Girls’ Basketball

Director and Early Childhood Teacher
9/2012 to 7/2015                            Green Pre-school                        Evanston, Illinois

  • Plan and implement curriculum with children ages infant through three years
  • Recruit, train, and supervise teaching staff
  • Design indoor learning environment, policies, procedures, and program features
  • Design marketing strategies and materials, including brochure and website
  • Conduct tours of the school to prospective families while highlighting curriculum,
    teaching practices, healthy meal program, and quality assurance standards
  • Public relations and sponsorship of special events within the community

Preschool Floater Teacher and Student Teacher
11/2010 to 5/2012                 Christopher House                                Chicago, IL

  • Plan and implement curriculum for ages infant through five years based on the
    Reggio approach and Creative Curriculum
  • Adapt to serve within short and long-term teaching placements within the school
  • Uphold effective classroom management by implementing engaging instructional
    strategies and maintaining classroom routines and schedules
  • Assess students using anecdotal observations and Teaching Strategies Gold
    and Ages and Stages Questionnaire
  • Successfully completed Early Childhood student-teaching practicum in 3-5 year-
    old classroom

Director and Early Childhood Teacher
10/2003 to 6/2008                  Hyde Park Development Center            Chicago, IL

  • Plan and implement curriculum with children ages 2-5
  • Recruit, train, and supervise teaching staff
  • Public relations and sponsorship of special events within the community

Third Grade Teacher: Student Teaching Practicum  
9/2002 to 12/2002                 Roosevelt Primary School      Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Plan and implement curriculum and assessment
  • Participate in school-wide events
  • Took the initiative to complete student teaching practicum abroad


Master of Education: Early Childhood Administration

9/2006 to 12/2009              National-Louis University                              Chicago, IL.

Bachelor’s degree: Elementary Education

12/2002                           DePaul University                                Chicago, IL.

  • Graduated with high honors


Illinois Professional Educators License: Elementary                 Expires 2024