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By:Sheri Lynn Beshir <slbeshir@gmail.com>
Date: 27 June 2015

Sheri L. Beshir
La Mesa, CA 91941
(619) 559-2227

Personal Data

Place of Birth: U.S.A.
Nationality: American


• Credentialed ESL instructor with 7.5 years of experience in the U.S. & S. Arabia
• Ed.S. in Educational Leadership; M.A. in Chaplaincy; B. A. in Liberal Studies
• Co-Director of a community-based educational institution: 3 years
• Masters studies in counseling (general and crisis) and communication strategies
• Doctoral studies in organizational leadership and management; principals and ethics of leadership; school performance and finance; systems analysis; school improvement; learning environments; issues/trends in teaching and learning; emergency preparedness systems; public relations; educational research and statistical methods; theories in educational psychology; teaching and delivery methods; learning styles
• Ed.S. practicums and internship: systems analysis, finance, and public relations practicums; school site internship with regional administrator
• Experience in networking, stakeholder relationship development, and staff supervision
• California Adult Education Credentialed Teacher: 6 years of teaching experience
• Writing skills: authorship of post-graduate academic papers
• Computer Literacy: Post-graduate courses in SPSS Statistical Software; use of Desktop Publishing Software, ESL software, Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Internet and Social Media
• Professional and personal interface with individuals from most regions of the world

Professional Experience

English Language Institute of California Feb ’15 – present

• As the founding director of the institute, responsible for business startup, management, and student recruitment. Established in Feb 2015, the school is getting underway as international recruitment relationships, curriculum, student activities, and leadership staff are being chosen.

Laureate Vocational College Nov ’13 – Dec 2014
AlKharj, Saudi Arabia

• Taught foundational English to first year technical/vocational students within an all girls college.
• Responsibilities also included testing, record keeping, grading, attendance, professional development, classroom materials development, and attendance of staff meetings.

Community Support Life Works 2012 – Oct. 2013
Facilitator San Diego, Ca

• Assist Down syndrome adults with all areas of life skills as they transition from a home to an independent living environment.
• Educate clients in the areas of job search skills, safety/security; shopping, cooking, and food spoilage; health, wellness, and diet; conflict resolution and communication skills; time management; life skills such as behavioral, social, and attitudinal modification

Graduate Studies Liberty University 2009 - 2010
Full time Lynchburg, VA 2010 - 2013

• Completed an M.A. in Chaplaincy: February 2009 – May 2010
• Completed an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership: August 2010 – March 2013

Residential Management Sunrise Management 2004 - 2005
Prime Asset Management 2008 - 2009
Torrey Pines Property Mgmt 2010 - 2012

• As a property management residential site representative, responsible for continuous property operations duties and resident interface at properties ranging from 18 – 64 residential units
• Responsible for collection mgmt, recording, and deposits of $13,500 - $54,000 monthly

Teacher Sweetwater Union High 2005 - 2008

School District

National City, CA

• Taught multiple ESL classes on campus and at satellite locations
• Administered student tests, maintained various mandated student data forms and daily attendance records
• Participated in monthly staff meetings
• Attended frequent professional development opportunities and annual adult ed. conferences

Teacher Glendale Elementary 2001 - 2003
School District
Glendale, AZ

• Taught various ESL class levels including multi-level classes
• Solely taught and managed a three-classroom multi-level ESL site
• Marketed ESL classes to community stakeholders
• Participated in community relations development
• Supervised and administered progress testing
• Maintained student records and textbook inventory control
• Attended monthly of staff meetings
• Participated in frequent professional development training
• Attended adult education conferences in New Mexico and California

Administrator/Co-Director Pathways to Learning 1985 - 1987

San Diego, CA
• Conducted general business marketing
• Developed and submitted press releases
• Participated in business development and site development
• Conducted teacher interviews
• Participated in teacher procurement and hiring decisions
• Carried out personnel reviews
• Supervised a staff of instructors
• Managed multiple classroom sites
• Engaged in enrollment management
• Writing and editing of classroom descriptions and ad copy
• Responsible for typesetting, display ad layout and verbiage, publication design
• Managed catalog distribution to 630 locations
• Developed, managed, and analyzed company budget


Ed.S. in Educational Leadership March 2013
Liberty University, USA
Current GPA: 3.93 / Institutional Honors: Graduate with Distinction

M.A. in Chaplaincy 2010
Liberty University, USA
GPA: 3.64 / Dean’s List: 2010

B.A. in Liberal Studies; concentration in psychology and business 1993
Western Illinois University, USA
GPA: 3.00

Credentials & Certification

05/2005 - 05/2018
Preliminary and Clear Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credentials. Subjects: Elementary and Secondary Basic Skills; English as a Second Language; Social Sciences (R4FA). California Department of Education. Document Numbers: 0050194396 and 080119824

08/2000 - 08/2009
Provisional and Standard Adult Education Certificates, Arizona Department of Education

Graduate and Doctoral Course Work in Education

• Advanced Educational Psychology / EDUC 500
• Educational Research and Assessment / EDUC 518
• Foundations of Education / EDUC 604
• School Finance & Management / EDUC 648
• Theories of Research in Educational Psychology / EDUC 701
• Advanced Educational Statistics / EDUC 712
• Issues & Trends in Teaching & Learning / EDUC 735
• Leadership Principles and Ethics / EDUC 740
• Educational Leadership and Public Relations / EDUC 742
• Systems Analysis / EDUC 745
• Leadership Principles and Ethics / EDUC 746
• Advanced Research and Writing / EDUC 798

Unpublished Papers

• Pace, Motivation, Discovery Learning and Use of Constructive Learning, June 2009
• Instructional & Affective Objectives, Teaching to the Test, & Criterion-Referenced vs.
• Norm-Referenced Testing, June 2009
• Learning Style, Study Style, Differentiation & Technology in the Classroom, July 2009
• Crisis Intervention, December 2009
• Model of Pastoral Counseling, May 2010
• Accommodation of Learner Differences, October 2010
• Analysis of Virginia Tech Massacre, March 2011
• Crisis Management: Comparative Study of American
• University & San Diego State University, October, 2011
• School Aggression and Violence: Issues and Solutions, March 2011
• Principles & Ethics for Educational Leaders, May 2011
• Systems Analysis Project: Christian Unified High School, November 2011
• Mainstreaming of Students with Down Syndrome & Increased Reading Skills Attainments, March 2013


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