Experienced Professional Educator with a genuine interest in children and a respect for their individuality, willing to provide an opportunity for students to promote life-long learning beginning at an early age. Able to utilize effective classroom management and effectively communicate with students, co-workers and parents to establish a positive relationship. A quick learner with new concepts and technology who can encourage critical thinking using a variety of teaching methods designed to engage students' interests and enhance individual learning.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2014 - Present

GSRP Lead Teacher

Comstock Community Learning Center

Plan lessons for 16 four year olds using the GrapeSEED and Creative Curriculum. Provide differentiated instruction based on the needs of each child, using small groups. Maintain a positive classroom. Assess students using the ASQ-3 and Creative Curriculum. Use positive behavior strategies. Build and maintain positive relationships with parents/caregivers and the students. Incorporate the Teacher's Assistant as part of the classroom team.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2015

Preschool Lead Teacher for Summer Migrant Program

Van Buren ISD- Project NOMAD

Plan lessons using Creative Curriculum for up to 39 two and a half to three year old migrant children who come to our program for 7 weeks during the summer while their parents and family are working for the farms in the area. Build and maintain a positive relationship with the students speaking in both Spanish and English. Assess the students using Creative Curriculum, ASQ-3 and IGDI. Care for the needs of the students in the room, especially by providing comfort when they are feeling scared or sick.

Aug 2013 - Jun 2014

Head Start Lead Teacher

KRESA Head Start

Planned lessons for 18 four year olds using the OWL and Creative Curriculum. Provided differentiated instruction based on the needs of each child, using small groups. Maintained a positive classroom. Assessed students using the ASQ-3, Creative Curriculum and the PELI.  Used positive behavior strategies. Built and maintained positive relationships with parents/caregivers and the students. Incorporated the Teacher's Assistant and Aide as part of the classroom team.

Jan 2012 - Jun 2013


Comstock Community Learning Center- G.S.R.P.

Completed daily Behavior Reports for several children in the classroom. Assisted classroom teacher with the implementation and instruction of lessons using Creative Curriculum. Supervised the classroom when the teacher needed to speak to a parent, another teacher or children. Took over the classroom if the teacher was going to be out of the classroom for the day. Taught lessons in different content areas. Built and maintained positive relationships with parents/caregivers and the students. 

Oct 2011 - Jan 2012

Infant/Toddler Teacher

Battle Creek Christian Daycare

Communicated students' progress to parents through daily reports.

Planed lesson for children age fifteen to seventeen months of age.

Cared for children's basic needs.

Nov 2010 - Jun 2011

Para Professional

Coldwater Community Schools

Set up and supervised daily projects. Shadowed child and completed daily Behavior Report to be sent home. Supervised classroom when teacher needed to attend to other matters with parents, other teachers or children. Communicated with parents on the progress of their children. Interacted with children in a caring, nurturing manner. Assisted in assessing children using the High/Scope Curriculum.

Dec 2007 - Jun 2010

Lead Teacher- Infant Room


Planned developmentally appropriate lessons and taught in a NAEYC accredited classroom with infants ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 months. Communicated students’ progress to parents through daily reports. Wrote monthly newsletters to keep parents informed on the goings-on of the Center and classroom. Evaluated children using the ASQ-3 Used basic sign language with the children to help them verbalize their needs.

Jul 2005 - Aug 2007

Lead Pet Care Associate


Planned weekly tasks and designated tasks to associates. Cared for all of the animals that are housed in the store. Used technology for inventory, record keeping and communication.

Aug 1998 - May 2005

Substitute Teacher

Portage Public Schools

Managed classrooms ranging from Kindergarten to twelfth grade on an "as needed" basis. Maintained classroom consistency in an unfamiliar environment. Became acquainted with various curriculums, objectives and assessment procedures

Also was a substitute at Lakeview Public School District, Battle Creek, Michigan

Harper Creek Public School District, Battle Creek, Michigan

Athens Area Schools, Athens, Michigan

Pennfield Public Schools,Battle Creek, Michigan

Jun 2004 - Oct 2004

Lead Teacher

Child Development Center

Taught lessons and cared for children age eighteen months to two and a half years old. Recorded daily activities for each child and communicated with parents on child's progress.

Feb 2004 - May 2004


Jumpstart Day Care

Planned lessons and taught in a two and a half year old to five year old classroom.Communicated students' progress to parents through daily reports and center-wide newsletters

Aug 2002 - Jun 2003


Branch Gymnastics

Coached children on basic skills in gymnastics and motivated them to put forth their best effort. Evaluated children on the skills that they attained throughout the year and placed them in different levels according to their ability.

Aug 2002 - Jun 2003

Kindergarten Co-Teacher

Oakland Academy

Assisted classroom teacher in planning, instruction and evaluation of 20 kindergarten students with diverse backgrounds and at different instructional levels. Utilized positive, hand-on approaches and effective classroom management to meet grade level objectives in all subjects with an average of 95% mastery for students. Used technology for record keeping and instruction. Effectively communicated with parents through newsletters, weekly progress reports and conferences. Took over classroom for 10 weeks between Jan. and Mar. 2003 during classroom teacher's maternity leave.  Served Oakland Academy as an "as-needed" substitute teacher and a math and reading tutor.

Aug 2001 - Jun 2002

First Grade Co-Teacher

Oakland Academy

Assisted classroom teacher in planning, instruction and evaluation of first grade math and science objectives. Utilized technology for record keeping and classroom management. Assisted classroom teacher in classroom management and behavioral planning for all students, including students with emotional impairments. Effectively communicated with parents through newsletters, weekly progress reports and conferences. Served Oakland Academy as an “as-needed” substitute teacher.

Jan 2000 - Apr 2000

Intern Teacher

Westlake Elementary

Taught all content areas to 23 second- graders using different teaching techniques to meet individual needs of students and classroom objectives. Maintained a positive and successful environment through consistency, flexibility and understanding.

Sep 1999 - Nov 1999

Pre- Intern Teacher

Wood's Lake Elementary

Taught and assessed units in math and science for 16 second graders. Integrated lessons into the district's curriculum.

Sep 1999 - Nov 1999

Pre-Intern Teacher

Kalamazoo Country Day School

Planned, taught and assessed lessons using Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences for 12 children in a Pre- Kindergarten classroom. Observed different types of classroom management.

Jan 1999 - Apr 1999


Minges Brook Elementary

Worked with classroom teacher to advance the reading skills of a first grade child. Guided child in reading using different strategies including Running Records and Guided Reading.

Jan 1998 - Apr 1998


Wood's Lake Elementary

Tutored second and third grade children to enhance their reading skills. Worked with basal reading books and encouraged writing skills.


Jan 1994 - Apr 2000

Bachelor of Science

Western Michigan University

Michigan Provisional Certification

�All Subjects K-5 (CC)

�Early Childhood Specialist (ZA)

�Spanish (FF)

�Science 6-8 (DX)

Volunteer Work

* Sophie de Marsac Campau Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter

Junior Member

Project Patriot Chairman

National Defense Chairman

* Great Lakes Burn Camp Counselor

2010- 2013

* Calhoun County Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) member

2010- present

* Calhoun County Search and Rescue (SAR) Team member

Jan. 2012- present

NASAR trained and certified

* Volunteer at the 110th Air National Guard Base in Battle Creek

Family Support

Oct. 2012- present

* Cereal City M.O.M.M.A.S. Blue Star Mothers Chapter #195

Acting President

July 2014- present


Michigan Competitive Scholarship Recipient 1993-2000

Dean's List 1998


Music, Theater, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Reading



- Live in the moment. Choices made now create the future. Flexible and can stay productive when the demands of work pull in different directions.


- Want to include people and make them feel part of the group.Instinctively accepting person.


- Search out strengths in myself and others. Compelled to nurture, refine and stretch strength towards excellence.


- Generous with praise and celebrate every achievement.


- Sort through clutter to find the best route. Can see patterns where others see complexity and this helps to evaluate potential obstacles.

Certificates and Trainings


Sep 2015 - Sep 2016

First Aid/CPR/AED/ Bloodborne Pathogens

American Heart Savers
Sep 2012 - Present


B.E.R.T.S. and NASAR
Mar 2010 - Mar 2011

Parents as Teachers- Born to Learn

Parents as Teachers