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  • JASON LEE ISQUIERDO

     

    CAREER OBJECTIVE

               

    Currently employed as the Theatre Arts Teacher at Vela Middle School, Harlingen, Texas

     

    EDUCATION

     

    Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas

    Master of Education Degree in Special Education, Aug. 2005

    Cumulative GPA: 4.0

     

    Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas

    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts and Communications, Aug. 2003

    Summa Cum Laude Honors

    Cumulative GPA: 3.92            

     

    Southwest Texas Junior College, Uvalde, Texas

    Associate of Arts Degree, May 2001

    Summa Cum Laude Honors

    Cumulative GPA: 4.0

     

    Carrizo Springs High School, Carrizo, Springs, Texas

    Honors Diploma, May 1999

     

    Certifications

    * Theatre Arts EC-12                                             

    * Special Education EC-12

    * English as a Second Language EC-12

           

    Relevant Coursework

    *  Makeup for the Stage                                                  

    *  Theatre History I and II

    *  Costume History and Construction                                

    *  Dramatic Criticism

    *  Stagecraft                                                                  

    *  Theatre Practice I & II

    *  Acting I & II                                                                

    *  Persuasive Communication

    *  Creative Drama                                                          

    *  Voice, Phonetics and Diction

    *  Play Direction                                                             

    *  Intercultural Communication

    *  Rehearsal & Performance I & II                                    

    *  Speech

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

                   

    August 2015 – Present

    Theatre Arts Teacher at Vela Middle School, H.C.I.S.D, Harlingen, Texas

    Currently work with 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to help them deal with stage fright, become comfortable in their own skin and become aware of their own artistic abilities and apply them to life.

     

    August 2006 – May 2015

    Resource/Inclusion Reading/Language Arts Teacher at Memorial Middle School, H.C.I.S.D, Harlingen, Texas

    Worked with 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to get them up to grade level and prepare them for the STAAR exam as well as working on strengthening the students’ reading skills.

                 

    August 2004 – May 2006               

    Resource ELA Teacher at Memorial Middle School K.I.S.D, Kingsville, Texas

    Worked with both 7th and 8th grade students to get them up to grade level and prepare them for the (S.D.A.A.) State Developed Alternative Assessment.  I also worked on strengthening the students’ basic mathematic skills.

     

    ACTIVITIES AND HONORS AT VELA MIDDLE SCHOOL, HARLINGEN, TX

    Theatre Arts and Strategies for Success Teacher at Vela Middle School (2015 to present)

    Student Council Co-Sponsor (2015 to present)

    UIL One-Act Play coach (2015 to present)

    UIL Solo Acting coach (2015 to present)

    Director and Playwright for the Anti-Bullying Committee (2015 to present)

     

    ACTIVITIES AND HONORS AT MEMORIAL MIDDLE SCHOOL, HARLINGEN, TX

    UIL one-act play coach – 2008 second place district win, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 first place district wins

    UIL impromptu speaking coach

    Anti-bullying committee member

    TELPAS verifier

    Light operator for the school talent shows

    2010 and 2011 A.C.E. summer drama instructor

    Acting coach for the MMS choir musicals

    Director for Raiders on the Move Club productions

     

    ACTIVITIES AND HONORS AT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE 

    Special Education Scholarship, spring & summer 2005, Teach for Texas Grant, fall 2004

    2003 Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award for the College of Arts and Sciences

    Dean’s List, spring 2003, Honor Roll, spring 2002-fall 2001

    2002-03 Theatre Service Award and Most Dedicated and Best Personality Male Awards

    Alpha Psi Omega National Honor Theatre Society, President – 2002, Member – 2001-03

    Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, Inducted spring 2002-Lifetime member

    Footlights Undergraduate Theatre Club, Vice-President – 2002-03, Member – 2001-03

    2001-02 Best Supporting Actor Award & Outstanding Footlights Club Member Award

    2001-02 Achievement in Television Production Class Award

    Anchorman and reporter for the campus news station TAMU-K TV 2 NEWS, fall 2002

    United States Achievement Academy Collegiate All-American Scholar Award,

    fall 2001-spring 2004, 2003-04 National Dean’s List, 2004-05 Chancellor’s List

    The Paul & Annie Hafernick and The Fellowship Campus Housing Scholarship, fall 2001

    Wrote and directed the short play “A María Tortilla Christmas,” summer 2003, and wrote the short plays “The Haunting of María Tortilla” and “A Simple Wish”

    Directed several short plays and the full length play A Woman Called Truth, spring 2003

               

    ACTIVITIES AND HONORS AT SOUTHWEST TEXAS JUNIOR COLLEGE

     

    2000-01 National Dean’s List Multiple Year Award, 1999-2000 National Dean’s List

    President’s List, fall 1999-spring 2000-fall 2000-spring 2001

    2000-01 Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Officer Award, Scholarship Award, an Officer Appreciation Award and the 2001 Distinguished Service Award

    Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society of the Two-Year College,

    Vice-President – 2000-01, Inducted fall 1999-Lifetime member

    1999-2001 Outstanding S.W.T.J.C Theatre Student Award

    S.W.T.J.C 1999-2000 Who’s Who List, Campus Light Club, Member – 1999-2001

    Crowned Mr. Southwest Texas Junior College 2000 at the Uvalde Palm’s Festival

    The S.W.T.J.C Faculty Association Academic Scholarship, spring 2000

    The Anna H. Baker Memorial Scholarship, fall 1999 

    2000, 2001 and 2004 S.W.T.J.C Creative Arts Contest Winner in the literary categories