Alithea Anderson

Work experience

Work experience
Dec 2010 - May 2011

Intervention Specialist

Frederick Douglass Elementary School, #19

·Planned and implemented lessons to several groups of students including I-STEP preparation (third through sixth grade), focused skill building (fourth grade), writing development (second grade), and individual fluency practice (second grade)

·Collaborated with classroom teachers, Title I teachers, ESL teachers, and Special Education teachers to discuss and meet the needs of all students

·Managed I-STEP online testing including scheduling tests, preparing students, and administering the assessment

Sep 2009 - Dec 2010

Professional Development Teaching Cadre

Indianapolis Public Schools
  • Covered for teachers while they attended professional development meetings
  • Participated in professional growth designed to improve curriculum knowledge, instructional skills, and classroom management skills
  • Worked with students in kindergarten through twelfth grade
  • Worked long-term in one school with third through sixth grade pulling small groups for I-STEP preparation
Oct 2007 - May 2009

Teacher-First grade

Harrison Hill School of Inquiry
  • Planned and taught lessons for all subjects for first grade class using Reader's and Writer's Workshop, Five Easy Steps to a Balanced Math Program, and The Project Approach
  • Met weekly with other teachers and staff in a Professional Learning Community to assess student learning and discuss best practice
  • Participated in School Wide Planning committee to write School Improvement Plan (PL 221)
Oct 2003 - Jan 2005

Inclusion Teacher's Aide

M. L. King Elementary School
  • Planned and implemented reading and math lessons for student with autism
  • Improved student's social skills and provided opportunities to positively interact with students and adults
  • Collaborated with Classroom Teacher, Inclusion Facilitator, Speech/Language Teacher, and Occupational Therapist
Jun 2000 - Jul 2004

Teacher-ESL Summer School

M. L. King Elementary Svchool
  • Planned and taught four week curriculum to students learning English as a Second Language
Aug 2000 - Jun 2003

Teacher-First, Fourth, Fifth grades

M. L. King Elemenatry School

  • Co-taught lessons in all subjects for first grade class
  • Shared teaching responsibilities and collaborated daily with co-teacher
  • Planned and taught lessons in all subjects for fifth grade class
  • Planned and taught lessons in all subjects for fourth grade class
  • Participated in Discipline Committee
  • Participated in  the committee to incorporate SETCLAE (Self-Esteem Through Culture Leads to Academic Excellence) into the curriculum
  • Collaborated weekly with Inclusion Facilitator, Speech/Language Teacher,       and Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
Dec 1999 - Jun 2000

Teacher--Reading, Math Pullout

M. L. King Elementary School
  • Planned and taught math and reading lessons to small groups of first, fourth, and fifth grade students
  • Collaborated wth several teachers to discuss needs of each student
Aug 1999 - Dec 1999

Long-term substitute

Thomas Paine Elementary School
  • Planned and taught lessons in all subjects for first grade class
  • Collaborated with Dance & Drama and Art teachers to unify themes between classes
  • Participated in Reading Assessment committee


Jun 2006 - May 2011


Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Aug 1993 - May 1997

Bachelor of Science

Indiana University Bloomington

Transcript and Teaching License

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Reading Recovery Video

Professional Development

  • TESA (Teacher Expectations & Student Achievement
  • I-STEP+ Online
  • Class based on Reading Recovery model
  • The Project Approach
  • Indiana Reading Academy
  • Lakota Literacy View Institute
  • Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum
  • Cultural Diversity in the Classroom
  • Guided Reading
  • Write Traits
  • Teaching Problem Solving in the Math Classroom
  • Discipline with Dignity
  • Rebecca Sitton Spelling
  • Novice Teacher Support Program


Innovative, adaptable, and dedicated teacher with experience in a variety of school settings and grade levels. ESL certified and experienced in working with diverse populations. Team player interested in strengthening school performance and fostering student growth through a comprehensive, collaborative approach.Creative and self-motivated with strong planning and problem solving skills, and capable of fostering positive relationships with students, teachers, parents, and administrators.