Caroline Thackara
17 Grand Rue, 34190, Ganges, France
Tel: 33 667131580
Email: see “Contact“-page

I am a qualified and experienced teacher with strong social, creative and administrative skills. I am a flexible and resilient team player whose skills have been honed during 33 years of a rich and varied teaching career. I have fostered the academic, social and personal growth of children from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds. I am good at developing warm relationships, and respond to each individual’s unique inner strengths. I love working in new environments.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Private English Tutor,
grandrue_gangesGanges France (2010-2013)

One to one lessons advancing speaking and writing skills
of French and English students
Ages 6 to 60 + with wide range of levels

 

intschool_neustadtInternational School of Neustadt, Germany (2009-2010)
PY 3 Teacher

 

intschool_turinInternational School of Turin, (IST) Italy (2007-2009)
Grade 3 Teacher (2 Year contract)
PYP Teaching and Learning 3 Day Workshop
Mentor for Grade 5 Exhibition
Member of Curriculum Committee for 5 Year Evaluation Visit
Informal Advisor for Conflict Resolution

Exminster School, England (2005-2007)
Teacher
Two years PPA cover, Years R, 1.
Short term contracts, Years 3, 5, 6
Supply teacher both key stages


beacon_devonDevon County Council, England (2002-2005)
Supply Teacher
Taught both key stages over wide area including a half term placement at the Topsham School teaching Year 4; and a one term placement at the Beacon C of E School teaching Reception/Year 1.

friendsschool_detroitFriends School, Detroit,
Michigan, USA (1985 – 2001)
Class Teacher
I taught a wide range of ages and abilities in Detroit’s Quaker School. I was responsible for the evaluation and assessment of children’s progress; revised and edited school-wide reports; and implemented the school’s Conflict Resolution, Peer Mediation and Gardening programmes. Other highlights:
As Faculty Clerk, I acted as liaison between staff and the head teacher; organised and chaired weekly staff meetings; designed and arranged in-service training; and supervised the professional development of 22 teachers.
I acted as mediator among staff, was mentor and advisor for new incoming teachers, and organised and chaired parent education meetings.
I wrote well-regarded reports and evaluations, and chaired school meetings;
As Geography Co-coordinator I mobilised children and parents to revitalise a pond and multisensory garden.
I produced and coordinated a variety of community celebrations including an Art Festival, annual Community Days, and a Winter Festival;
I organised annual whole school multi-cultural presentations to parents.
I co-ordinated and hosted the first-ever Grand persons’ Day
As an active member of AIMS (Association of Independent Michigan Schools) I co- organised a number of city-wide education conferences: for these, I was responsible for inviting key-note speakers, organising publicity, and arranging venues and logistics.
I organised a ‘Children are being Influenced’ conference addressing suicide, media influence and substance abuse.

roeperRoeper City and Country School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA (1984 –1985)
Class Teacher
I taught a class of five, six and seven year old talented and gifted children.

Adlai Stevenson Elementary School, Southfield, Michigan, USA (1983 – 1984)
Exchange Teacher
Participated in an annual programme which facilitated the exchange of teachers between UK and US schools

John Ball Primary School, Blackheath, London (1979 – 1983)
Class Teacher
I taught children from a broad mix of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds; organised week-long environmental study activities in literature, geography, history and art; and I coordinated the teaching of PE in the school.

’70-71’ Halfway Street, Sidcup, Kent (1976 – 1978)
Child Care Officer
Cared for children with severe emotional and behavioural needs placed in long-term care.

Shotley Bridge General Hospital, County Durham, England (1971 – 1972)
Auxiliary Nurse
Developed practical skills of social care whilst working the Accident Department of the hospital.

EDUCATION

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan (1992 – 1993)
13 credit hours in Education and History required for State of Michigan Certification.

Goldsmiths College, University of London (graduated 1976) Bachelor of Education, Certificate of Education with Merit

St Mary’s School, Calne, Wiltshire

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Outdoor pursuits
Travel, riding, walking, cycling, sailing and swimming

Creative Arts
Reading, cinema, theatre, writing and music appreciation.