Hi, I'm Amelia Clune. Welcome to my profile!
Amelia Clune's Bio:
I have worked in New York City schools as a classroom teacher, a literacy specialist and an administrator; and in the process have discovered the many challenges that face an educational community, as well as the joys of seeing our young scholars flourish. Experience has taught me that education is about the formation of a whole child; this means that, as educators, we are always oriented towards supporting our students in their quest to realize their inner harmony, and to discover their intrinsic self-worth. I have developed an appreciation for the importance of a well-rounded philosophy of education - one which recognizes, for example, the need to shape an aesthetic environment that fosters play and nurtures creativity.
Amelia Clune's Experience:
Sixth Grade Humanitites Teacher at Future Leaders Institute Charter SchoolAugust 2014 - Present | Harlem, NYC
English Language Arts and Social Studies classes are integrated and thematic at Future Leaders Institute Charter School (FLI). The curricular approach, in combination with an innovative extended day program, (which includes Prep Academy, Enrichment and Second Step) provides students with varied and rich learning opportunities: experiences that challenge and engage students in their journey through middle school.
Assistant Principal at The Brooklyn Charter SchoolJune 2013 - August 2014 | Brooklyn, New York
Upon my arrival at The Brooklyn Charter School, I introduced regular team meetings, mandated lesson plans submissions and adapted a different way of working with youngsters that has inspired them to engage in the learning process. In addition, the school now regularly reviews assessment data, and analyzes the progress of individual scholars to determine the best course of action. Under my leadership, the students' interim assessment scores increased by 40% during a six month time period.
Literacy and Learning Specialist at Blue School2012 - 2013 | South Street Seaport, NYC
Blue School opened in the fall of 2006 with the dream of creating a joyful, integrated educational experience for the families. As the school's principal literacy and learning specialist, I work with students one-on-one or in small groups, coach teachers on differentiated instructional strategies, as well as work closely with administrators to ensure that each child is reaching his/her full potential.
Fourth Grade Teacher (Literacy, Science & Social Studies) at Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan2009 - 2012 | Upper West Side, NYC
Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan's mission is to ignite within students a passion for learning and a commitment to translating ideas into meaningful action. Through inquiry, close reading, and thoughtful debate across the academic disciplines, students become independent learners and powerful communicators. They engage, support, and challenge one another as members of a collaborative, caring community.
Fifth Grade Teacher, Grade Leader at Public School 30x, The Wilton School2006 - 2009
Public School 30x, is located in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. According to the CEP's Demographics and Accountability Snapshot, 92.6% of the students live in poverty. As a grade leader, I led school-wide literacy and social studies initiatives, as well as secured grants for instructional materials and field trips.
New York City Teaching Fellow at The New Teacher Project (TNTP)June 2006 - June 2008
The NYC Teaching Fellows program recruits and prepares high-quality, dedicated individuals to become teachers who raise student achievement in the New York City classrooms that need them most. Teaching Fellows have the ability to work with students to drive academic achievement immediately.
New York City Teaching Fellow at AmeriCorps VISTA2006 - 2008
Amelia Clune's Education:
Bank Street College of Education2009 – 2011Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Fordham University2006 – 2008Master of Science (M.S.)Concentration: Childhood Ed
Bard College2001 – 2005Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)Concentration: Political Science and Government
Concord High School