Ms. Syed’s Portfolio

 “I regard it as the foremost task of education to ensure survival of these qualities:

an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial and above all

compassion.”

~ Kurt Hahn

2015

  • Creative Writing & ELA

    New Mexico

    Currently working at a dream-come-true program with incredibly gifted, experienced, dedicated colleagues and awe-inspiring leadership!

  • Presentation

    "Write to Think" Strategies

    Presented my work in California at the California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) Conference in San Jose, California in February 2015.

2013

  • Published

    Collection of Stories

    Collection of Auguries, a collection of short literary fiction, McNally Jackson, N.Y. October 2013

2012

  • Literacy Coach, Teacher

    Central Valley, California

    Worked with teachers and taught in different programs and cities from 2012-2015.

2011

  • NYC Justice Corps

    Teacher

    Phipps Community Development Corporation, Bronx, N.Y. December 2011-June 2012.

2008

  • Judicial Clerkship

    Mineola, NY

    Judicial Clerk to Judge LaMarca in civil law. September 2008-June 2009.

  • Juris Doctorate

    CUNY School of Law: Queens, NY

    Degree Awarded: May 2008

    “Law In The Service of Human Needs”

    • Charles H. Revson Public Interest Fellowship-Offer Extended, May 2006, 2007
    • M. Shanara Gilbert Human Rights Fellowship Recipient, May 2006
    • Queens County Bar Association Public Interest Scholarship Recipient, May 2006

     

  • U.S. E.E.O.C.

    New York, New York

    Legal Intern. Researched procedural and evidentiary issues for employment discrimination cases. September 2007-January 2008.

2007

  • Attorney General of New York

    New York, New York

    October 2006 – August 2007

    Harlem Regional Office. Legal Intern. Assisted attorneys in all phases of their work including legal research, drafting memorandums, briefs and pleadings. October 2006 –August 2007.

  • Main Street Legal Services

    Flushing, NY

    Main Street Legal Services. Legal Intern. Represented CUNY students in fair hearing proceedings challenging public assistance sanctions from intake to judgment. Advocated for clients’ rights to employment, education, childcare, housing, and protection from discrimination. January 2007-May 2007.

2006

  • Law Clinic at the University of KwaZulu-Natal

    Durban, South Africa

     

    Legal Intern. Researched housing evictions and debt collections practices for impact litigation lawsuit. Assisted in hosting the University Law Clinic’s first Domestic Violence law conference. Selected to attend a three day conference in Johannesburg on Reducing Exploitive Child Labor in Southern Africa funded by the US Department of Labor. June 2006-August 2006.

     

2005

  • Accepted to Law School

    CUNY School of Law: Queens, NY

    Began one of my most transformational and demanding personal journeys in August of 2005.

  • NYC DOE

    Teacher: 9th-11th

    Taught at Central Park East Secondary School in Harlem, New York.

    • Prepared differentiated lessons, created curriculum, monitored student progress, planned and executed educational outings.
    • Supported special education staff as a resource teacher.
    • Implemented an after-school tutorial program to provide services to students.
    • Wrote grants for school texts.
    • Served as co-director of extracurricular activities and after-school programs.

2004

  • Master of Arts

    City College, New York

    Secondary English Education

    • Secondary School Permanent English Teaching Certification, New York
    • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
    • Americorps Education Award for Public Service 2002-2003

2002

  • NYC DOE

    Teacher: 7th-8th

    Taught at T.I.M.E. inside Junior High 117, later renamed Tito Puente Education Complex. June 2002-June 2004.

  • Bachelor of Arts

    University of Kansas: Lawrence, KS

    English, Minor: International Studies

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