Allison Arnold

Allison Arnold

California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential 

Work History

Work History
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

 Science Summer Teacher/ Site Manager

Destination Science

Teaching hands on  STEM based science lessons, planning instruction, and managing fellow teachers planning and classroom management. Lessons in: Robotics, Rocket Science,  Chemistry Basics, Earth Science and Motion Science. 

After School Tutor

Club Z Tutoring

One on one and small group tutoring in all subject areas grades K-10th grade. 

Jan 2014 - Present

Substitute School Teacher

Orange Unified School District

Substitute teaching grades TK-12th grade.

Responsibilities: Carrying out lesson plans, administering tests, planning for future units of study.

Work with English language learners, Special Day Classrooms, and Resource Classrooms as well as traditional classrooms in all subjects as well as multiple subject classrooms. 

Short term and long term teaching assignments ranging from one day to 3 weeks. 

Aug 2013 - Nov 2013

Student Teacher

Anaheim Hills Elementary

Student Teacher in a 1st  and 2nd grade combination classroom. I create and teach lesson plans and units of study for the 27 students in my classroom. I give literacy, math, and social studies assessments and make instruction choices based on their outcomes. 12 week internship, where I am taking over the classroom from the master teacher while she assesses my ability to teach  with my student teaching adviser and professors. I am at school for 40 plus hours a week, where I am learning, planning, classroom management, assessment strategies, and instructional strategies.

Jun 2006 - Apr 2015

Swim Instructor

Water Babies Swim School

Swimming instruction from ages 6 months to 80 years of age. 

Specialization in stroke technique and adaptive swimming implementation. 

Water polo and lifeguarding instruction.

create and implementation of curriculum to fit students needs within program benchmark goals. 

Shadow for Student with Aspergers

Privately Family Hired

Recess monitoring of a 5 year old girl in an all day kindergarten Setting. Behavioral modification through positive reenforcement of appropriate social conduct. provided guidance for making friends at a new school, remembering to make eye contact, use her friend's and teacher's names when she wanted to address them. Helping this student cope with the stresses of entering an all day school environment for the first time, in a highly academic private school hosting grades pre k-8th. 

After School Tutor

Notre Dame De Namur

 I was an after school tutor at Bell Aire Elementary School  in San Bruno California. my job was to help with homework for the first hour and then to work on a program to boost students standardized test scores. I worked with students ranging from grade 2 up to grade 6, in the subjects: math, history, science, reading, vocabulary, and writing. my students had shown a significant impact on their grades as well as their standardized test scores. 

The school dynamics were: 95% English as Second Language and 97% Free or Reduced lunch. as the school was not very well funded, I have practice in making a budget for a classroom and using the resources available to me to aid my students educational needs. 

Literacy tutor

Kathleen Muth Reading Center

 During my time at the Kathleen Muth Literacy center, located at Chapman University I was responsible for assessing the reading and writing abilities of my student. After completing my student's formal assessments, I would create and implement a customized weekly lesson plan to improve my students literacy needs.  together we completed directed lessons in fluency, word study, vocabulary, reading comprehension, writing stamina as well as strategies for forming written arguments  and creative writing endeavors. 

through this program I became proficient in administering the:

-San Diego Quick assesment 

- Informal Reading Inventory ( we used the DRA)

- Yop Singer phonemic awareness assessment

-  Taking and assessing weekly running records

- Qualitative Spelling Inventories and how to develop lessons for the results.

- metacognitive writing surveys

 and assessing stregnths and weaknesses in a students writing sample. 

Science in Acton Teacher

Notre Dame de Naumr University

 I spent six months teach Science to Mr. Wu's second grade classroom at College Park, Mandarin Emersion elementary school. I used a program known as FOSS, which involves hands on science experiments and allowing students to use their deductions as well as their reading and writing abilities to understand grade level science concepts. 

 While at this position I also lead science activities at science fairs and assemblies at several other schools in the San Mateo School district. The classes usually consisted of 30- 35 students, who received directed instruction and completed  an assessment at the end of each lesson. 

Jan 2012 - May 2012

Volonteer English language Enrichment Teacher

El Sol Science and Arts Academy

Responsible for a small group of students for a pull out program to work with students who were beginning level English Language Learners to improve their English through curriculum based activities. through the use of both GLAD and SADIE strategies we hoped to see our students CELDT scores improve from the beginning of our time together when we first administered the assessment to them. my co teacher and i created a unit of study for our students, formed assessments, gave the assessments and worked to fit our students individual needs for their upcoming CST tests.

Jan 2012 - May 2012

Volonteer Science Enrichment Teacher

Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School

Teaching  small groups of 5th grade students about earth science ( habitats)  and how our habit of heart ( Universal Connectedness) can help the people in their neighborhood as well as the rest of the world. I used cross curricular activities to engage students in math, writing, earth science, social studies and the arts. my job was to create a unit of study for fifth grade students and asses how each student was doing based on their CELDT scored and attempt to improve their CST scores for the year in math and language arts. All of our students were considered English Language Learners as well as students with low socio economic standings.



Master of Arts in Teaching

Chapman University: College of Educational Studies

Expected: January 2016

Jan 2011 - May 2012

Bachelors of Arts

Notre Dame de Namur

 Suma Cum Laude

 Cumulative GPA: 3.99

Received Award for Academic Excellence from the  School of Education and Leadership May, 2012



Positive Behavioral Supports

Positive behavioral management training

CPR Certification

Red Cross CRP, AED and First Aid Certified

Technology in the classroom

Creating and maintaining classroom websites, parental connection systems and classroom newsletter blogs.  Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Smart Notebook and  Google docs. 


Feb 2015 - Mar 2020

California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

State of California

document can be viewed at the above link

Security Clerance

Federal Buero of Investigation and Department of Justice
Verification of clearance to work with minors in the state of California.
Feb 2013 - Present

Safe Environments Training

Dioceses of Orange
Jan 2013 - Present

Live Scan Fingerprinting Clerance

Orange County Sheriffs Department

Web Based Projects


Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice