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Objective

To obtain a teaching position where I can utilize my educational and art teaching experience.

Work experience

January 2015Present

Art Teacher

Alexander Wilson Elementary School
Aug 2012December 2014

Art Teacher

Reidsville Middle School
  • Established a strong classroom management plan, providing a nurturing learning environment for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade art students
  • Supplemented the core curriculum by integrating literacy and math skills aligned to the Common Core in daily art instruction
  • Introduced 3D printing to the school community with a classroom MakerBot Desktop Replicator
  • Led district professional development on innovative technology use in the classroom after attending the 2014 ISTE Conference
  • Collaborated within the school PBIS committee and School Improvement Team to maintain a safe and orderly learning environment in the school
  • Raised over $5,000 in classroom funding through DonorsChoose.org
Jul 2011Jun 2012

5th Grade Teacher

Eastlawn Elementary

  • Planned and implemented instruction for a class of 20 students in Math, Reading, and Science.
  • Collaborated with colleagues to analyze data based on School and District wide benchmark assessments, providing students with individual research-based interventions through the Response to Intervention program.
  • Conducted regular parent-teacher conferences to communicate student growth and achievement.
  • Provided daily Dual-Language Guided Reading lessons for a group of 4 English Language Learners.
  • Founded the Eastlawn iSci Science Club, which provided weekly Science enrichment activities aligned to the Common Core Science Standards for a group of 10 students.
Aug 2010Sep 2011

Kindergarten Permanent Substitute

Cameron Park Elementary School
  • Collaborated with classroom teacher to provide instruction while maintaining a positive learning environment by continuing classroom rules and procedures; facilitating a smooth transition between teachers
May 2011Jun 2011

Exceptional Education Resource Teacher Permanent Substitute

Mary Scroggs and Estes Hills Elementary Schools
  • Collaborated within the Exceptional Education Professional Learning Community to provide services for 12 students in Kindergarten through 5th grade
  • Planned and implemented small group and one-on-one lessons in a resource setting
  • Worked with classroom teachers to provide small group instruction within the classroom
Feb 2011Apr 2011

3rd Grade Interim Teacher

Rashkis Elementary School
  • Collaborated with the technology specialist to provide technologically relevant instruction through the use of interactive SMART Board lessons and SMART Response remotes
  • Maintained records of student achievement and analyzed data to provide instruction for targeted remediation  groups, in addition to differentiated instruction in the classroom
  • Attended after school functions, establishing a strong rapport with parents and students
Oct 2010Feb 2011

3rd Grade Interim Teacher

Frank Porter Graham Elementary School
  • Provided differentiated instruction for 12 Nurturing students, 6 Exceptional Children, and 2 English Language Learners through the use of collaborative learning groups, Guided Reading, and targeted remediation groups
  • Collaborated with fellow educators in a Professional Learning Community to analyze grade level data, create common grade level plans, and plan for cross curricular assignments with resource and specialist teachers
  • Attended and provided input at faculty meetings and school-wide professional development activities
  • Maintained records of student achievement and held parent-teacher conferences to communicate student growth to parents at the end of the semester
Jan 2010Apr 2010

5th Grade Student Teacher

Archdale Elementary
  • Planned and implemented the instruction of all subject areas for a class of 26 students; providing differentiated instruction for 14 gifted students
  • Introduced a successful Guided Reading program which resulted in up to 27% growth in struggling readers

Education

Aug 2005May 2010

Bachelor of Science

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

GPA:  3.76, Magna Cum Laude

Major GPA: 3.99

HONORS & AWARDS

Recipient, Marian Franklin Education Scholarship

Member, Kappa Delta Pi: International Honor Society in Education

Certifications

Sep 2012Aug 2015

Professional Educator's License

North Carolina State Board of Education
K-12 Art
Jul 2010Jun 2013

Professional Educator's License

North Carolina State Board of Education
K-6 Elementary Education

Art in Action!

Skills

Microsoft Office
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Database
Spanish
UNCG:  Spanish 101  (Fall 2005) GTCC:  Spanish 201  (Spring 2012)    
Interactive Whiteboards
SMARTBoard, ActivBoard, Interwrite 

Lesson Plans