Bessie Criscione


Although I am no longer a classroom teacher, I now teach through others. I am a passionate educator committed to assisting teachers and administrative leaders in planning and preparing instructional activities that contribute to a climate where both students and teachers are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.

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  • 2013- American College of Education, Chicago, Illinois M. Ed. in Educational Leadership
  • 2009-2010 Florida Southern University, Continuing Education
  • 2004-2006 University of Florida, B.A. in English, Minor in Education, Graduated Cum Laude
  • 2003-2004 Santa Fe College, Associate of Arts Degree


Professional Experience

  • 2015- Present Supervisor, Professional Development, Alachua County Schools
  • 2012- 2015 Staff Development Secondary Instructional Coach, Marion County Schools
  • 2011- Present LEARNING-FOCUSED Instructional Consultant
  • 2011-2012 Assessment Coordinator, Polk County, Florida
  • 2009 Completed K-12 Reading Endorsement
  • 2009 Completed ESOL Endorsement
  • 2007-2012 Classroom Teacher, Ocala, Florida


Professional Presentations

  • English/Language Arts Curriculum Mapping & Realignment Presenter (CCSS) – Marion County Public Schools, 2013
  • Math Curriculum Mapping & Realignment Presenter (CCSS) – Marion County Public Schools, 2013-Present
  • Secondary Social Studies Curriculum Mapping & Realignment Presenter (CCSS) – Marion County Public Schools, 2012 -2014
  • District Presenter, 2012 – Present
    • The High Performance Learning-Focused Lesson
    • Teaching with Higher Order Thinking and Rigor in Mind
    • Accelerating Learning for all Students
    • Unit Planning
    • Lesson Essential Questions
    • Hi-Yield Strategies
    • Mapping Power Standards into Lessons
    • Differentiated Instruction
    • Comprehension Instructional Sequence (CIS) advanced training
    • AIMSweb: Data Analysis and Decision Making
    • Next Generation Content Area Reading Professional Development (NGCAR-PD)
    • Reading Endorsement – Foundations of Assessment (Competency 3)
    • The Power of Purposeful Feedback
    • Managing the Huddle- Administrator Training on Improving Collaboration
    • Shining a Spotlight on Support: Supporting Beginning Teachers
    • Gradual Release of Responsibility
  • District Facilitator, 2012 – Present
    • Lesson Study Teams- DBQ, CIS and Technology
    • Professional Learning Teams- Secondary Coaches and Reading Teams
    • Learning Walks- Secondary School Teachers and Instructional Coaches
  • LEARNING-FOCUSED Instructional Consultant, 2011 – Present
  • Kagan Dynamic Trainer, 2010 – Present
  • Document Based Question (DBQ) Trainer, 2013 – Present


Honors and Awards

  • 2009-2010 Rookie Teacher of the Year, Dunnellon High School
  • 2010-2012 Classroom was used as a model classroom, Polk County, Florida

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