Merlo, Elena

1. BIOGRAPHY

SCIENCE BILINGUAL TEACHER

ENGLISH/SPANISH

MARÍA ELENA MERLO MARTÍNEZ

Place of Birth: Madrid, SPAIN

Date of Birth: November 2, 1971

Contact details

CBA Phone : (919)-242-3400

e-mail: mariamerlomartinez@wcps.org

LANGUAGES

  • SPANISH: Mother tongue.
  • CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED ENGLISH (CAE). CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY.
  • PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

             Autonomous Ministry of Education and Employment. Madrid Autonomous Community.

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,
I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and express my excitement about teaching Earth & Environmental Science at Charles B. Aycock High School.

I love Science and I care deeply about each of my students.
As a teacher is my responsability to make sure all students recognize their potential, and put aside their limitations, in order to improve themselves as individuals, and their communities, encouraging them to believe in their excellence, feeding their self confidence and self steem, so that to improve their academic and social aptitudes.
Providing them with the tools to face rewarding challenges, ultimately they will become remarkable citizens.

For the purpose of achieving this goal, we will need organization and procedures. Achieving our goal we will require the cooperation of parents/guardians, students and teachers.

We are looking forward to having a wonderful year.
Thank you 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

 2010     MASTER'S DEGREE IN TEACHER OF COMPULSORY SECONDARY EDUCATION AND  BACCALAUREATE. SCIENCE SPECIALTY

             CLIL FOR SECONDARY CONTENT TEACHERS. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid.

2002     SENIOR PHARMACIST. ROYAL PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN (RPSGB) . 

             United Kingdom.

1991     DEGREE IN PHARMACY. PHARMACY LICENTIATE.  BIOSANITARY SPECIALTY. Pharmacy Faculty.   Complutense University. Madrid.
Credentials: MASTER´S DEGREE IN PHARMACY in the USA
          

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012 to date  INTERIM TEACHER OF THE BODY OF SECONDARY EDUCATION TEACHERS in the

                       Specialties of Physics and Chemistry in English and Spanish.

                       AUTONOMOUS MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH AND SPORT. Madrid Autonomous  Community.

2014 to date  INTERIM TEACHER OF THE BODY OF SECONDARY EDUCATION TEACHERS in the

                       Specialities of Biology and Geology in English and Spanish.

                       AUTONOMOUS MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH AND SPORT. Madrid Autonomous Community.

Dec16-Jan17  PUBLIC BILINGUAL SCHOOL OF SECONDARY EDUCATION IES MIRASIERRA. Madrid Capital City.

 INTERIM TEACHER OF PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY IN ENGLISH, 4th Course of Compulsory Secondary Education.

 PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY IN SPANISH, 3rd Course of Compulsory Secondary Education.

 BIOLOGY AND GEOLOGY IN SPANISH, 3rd Course of Compulsory Secondary Education.

 PHYSICS IN SPANISH. 2nd Course of Baccalaureate.

June 2015      -PUBLIC BILINGUAL SCHOOL OF SECONDARY EDUCATION IES HUMANES. Madrid.

 INTERIM TEACHER OF BIOLOGY AND GEOLOGY IN ENGLISH, PHYSICS AND  

 CHEMISTRY IN SPANISH. 2nd , 3rd and 4th  Course of Compulsory Secondary Education.

2013 to date   -MS MILASPORT. STATE FINANCED BUT PRIVATELY MANAGED BILINGUAL SCHOOL  La Milagrosa. Madrid.

  EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT TEACHER in Primary Education.

  Extracurricular classes in all subjects.

Mar-Jun 11    STATE FINANCED BUT PRIVATELY MANAGED BILINGUAL SCHOOL NORFOLK.  Cobeña. Madrid.

 ENGLISH CONVERSATION TEACHER in Primary Education.

 Arrangement of the music show of students for the End of Year Festival.

 Selection of songs, choreography, costumes, rehearsals, etc.

Jan-Mar 10   STATE FINANCED BUT PRIVATELY MANAGED BILINGUAL SCHOOL

 Nuestra Señora del Pilar. Madrid.

  PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY TEACHER in Secondary Education.

2009 to date  -EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT TEACHER IN ALL SUBJECTS.

                        Primary and Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, University Studies.

                       -Professional Qualification in the ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

                       -OFFICIAL ENGLISH Examinations: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, TOEFL, IELTS.

         -CAMBRIDGE Examinations: STARTERS, MOVERS, FLYERS, KET, PET, FCE, CAE.    

         -ENGLISH CONVERSATION, INTERVIEWS, ACCESS TO UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY.

         -BILINGUAL TEACHER OF ALL EDUCATIONAL LEVELS.

         -SPANISH TEACHER FOR FOREIGNERS.

2009-11-12     SPANISH RED CROSS. PHARMACIST in the Care Centers for DRUG ADDICTS. Madrid.

2007 - 2008    LLOYDS PHARMACY- RELIEF PHARMACIST MANAGER.

         UNITED KINGDOM. As below.

2003 – 2007   MANICHEM- PHARMACIST MANAGER. UNITED KINGDOM.

         -Supervisor of the continuous training of the Pharmacy Staff: Dispensers, Pharmacy               Assistants, etc.

         -Medicines Use Review (MUR): Supervisor of the medication intake of the patients of             the Health Centre and Nursing Homes. Pharmaceutical advice.

          -Training on medicines and their correct use for patients and staff of Nursing Homes,            carers, etc.

2002 – 2003     LLOYDS PHARMACY- United Kingdom. PHARMACIST.

2000 -2002       Deputy Pharmacist in Community Pharmacy. Madrid. Spain.

POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION

2016                   -Bilingualism for teachers. Multiple intelligences.

2015                   -Cooperative learning. Learning by Projects.

2014                   -Primary Education Teaching. Secondary Education and Baccalaureate Teaching.

2013                   -Motivation in English learning. Spanish as a Foreign Language.

2012                   -Practical Intensive Course on British Pronunciation. CRIF “LAS ACACIAS”.

             -Information and Communication Technologies  (ICT's) in the different stages of                   compulsory  education.

2011                   -BILINGUALISM and language development. Education in Principles.

2009                   -Spanish Red Cross. Labour Risk Prevention Course. Laboratory staff.

2006                   -Multiple Sclerosis. Parkinson´s Disease. Treating Cystitis and                                              Postmenopausal Symptoms. Diabetes.  

                           -Migraine Treatment. The College of Pharmacy Practice. Opiate                                     Treatment. Medicines Use Review. 

                           -Emergency Hormonal Contraception. MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY.

                          -Electronic Prescriptions. NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE (NHS).

2005                   -Medicines Use Review. READING UNIVERSITY. Repeat Dispensing. PCT. NHS. Patient

                            Medication Records. MACHESTER UNIVERSITY. UK.

2004                   -Prescribing in Gastrointestinal Disease. Pharmaceutical Care of the Eye.                              The Management of 

                             Infection. MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY.

2003                   -Minor Ailments. Dermatological Problems in the Community Pharmacy.                               College of Pharmacy

                             Practice. Minor Ailments Project. Reading Primary Care Trust. NHS. UK.

 

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

                           -MICROSOFT OFFICE.

                           -Production of  WEB PAGES, WEBQUESTS, BLOGQUESTS, etc.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

                           -Music studies: Musical theory, recorder, singing and piano.

                           -Artistic Education and Handicraft.

                           -Driving licence: USA,  Spain and United Kingdom.

                           -Swimming.



Welcome to Earth & Environmental Science

 

Ms María Elena Merlo Martínez

mariamerlomartinez@wcps.org

919.242.3400

 

Welcome to Earth & Environmental Science!

I am Ms Merlo, your Earth & Environmental Science Teacher this school year at Charles B. Aycock High School.

Here is important information and guidelines for you to understand and follow to be successful in this class throughout the semester.

 

Expectations

  1. Be Polite and Respectful to your peers, teachers, and self.
  2. Be prepared for class (binder, book, note cards, paper, and pens/pencils, highlighters).
  3. Be on time! If you are not on time you will go to Tardy Central!.
  4. Raise your hand to ask or answer questions.
  5. Stay seated at all times unless given permission.
  6. Food and Drinks should only be in the lunch room. Water is acceptable but not during a lab.
  7. You have 5 minutes to go to the bathroom. (Read bathroom section for more about it).
  8. ABSOLUTELY NO CELL PHONES are permitted to be out in the classroom, there are NO WARNINGS. If I see it, it will go to the office for parents to come pick up.

 

Disciplinary Actions

1st time ___WARNING

2nd time ___STUDENT CONFERENCE / PARENT CONTACT

3rd time ___PARENT CONTACT / PRIME TIME

 

Materials

Required Everyday: Pens and highlighters, notecards, pencils, eraser, loose-left paper (college rule or plain) , and a binder.

Optional but helpful: Colored pencils, scissors, glue sticks.

 

Assessment

Classwork = 10%

Assigned almost daily and a graded is given to all the assignments. Classwork will need to be made-up if missed.

Labs & Quizzes = 30%

Labs are periodically given and graded based on work with peers and critical thinking of questions and assignments. Quizzes will be weekly.

Tests = 60%

They are given at the end of a unit. If absent on test day, you will have 5 days to make-up.

 

Make-up Policy

Any missing class work and/or quizzes will need to be made up within 5 days of coming back to school.

It is your responsibility to check with me about missing work at an appropriate time (during bell work, classwork, or at the end of class). Missed tests will be made up within 5 days of the test or when you return to the class. Test make-up is done after-school or before school.

 

Final Exam

The final exam will be given to every student and graded according to the County Policy.

 

Final Grade Calculation

                  1st Quarter Grade: 40%

                  2nd Quarter Grade: 40%

                  NCF (North Carolina Final): 20%

 

Attendance Policy

It is strongly encouraged that you MAKE IT TO CLASS EVERYDAY. If you are absent you will be given 5 days to make up your work. If it is not made up within the 5 days, you will be given a 1 in the grade book.

 

Bathroom

A bathroom break is no more than 5 minutes long. No bathroom passes will be given if you are tardy (by any degree). You also get only one pass a class period. I do have the right to say no to the bathroom if it becomes a habit. Also, no one will go to the bathroom during instruction, tests, quizzes, notes or labs. So the best thing to do is use it during the 6 minutes class change.

Parents - please note the cell phone rule above, it is imperative that you and your student understand this.

SCHEDULE

 1st : Earth & Environmental Honors
 2nd: Plan
 3rd: Earth & Environmental Standards
 4th: Earth & Environmental Standards

Contact Information:
School email: mariamerlomartinez@wcps.org
School phone: 919-242-3400





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