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First Grade Teacher

Godfrey Lee Early Childhood Center - Godfrey Lee Public Schools
  • Instruct, guide and assess students using various curriculum-based lessons according to the Common Core, State and District Benchmarks
  • Utilize technology in daily activities with document camera, iPads, Chromebooks and an Apple TV
  • Maintain a classroom website ( ) and Seesaw accounts used by parents and students
  • Present at RebelU (district-wide professional development) on web development, Genius Hour and the Maker Movement
  • Organize and host The Cardboard Challenge Carnival during which my first graders collaborated with high school students
  • Host and participate in various Learning Labs
  • Implement a balanced literacy program through the use of MAISA CCRS units,  Lucy Calkins Writing Project, Readers Workshop, Guided Reading, Word Study and individual student conferring
  • Use Georgia Math to teach differentiated math talks and manipulative-based math instruction
  • Integrate Culture of Thinking Routines and Visible Thinking Maps into daily instruction
  • Plan and implement weekly STEAM lessons 
  • Implement Hour of Code technology/programming lessons
  • Implement an after school coding/programming/reading club for 1st and 2nd graders
  • Implement a Global Competency mini unit by using Google Hangout to communicate with a first grade class in Hawaii
  • Adapt general education curriculum and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of ELL and special education students
  • Administer assessments to guide and differentiate instruction (Running Records, STAR Testing, Dolch Sight Words, DIBELs, WIDA Testing)
  • Serve on the School Improvement Team, Human Center Design Committee, Parent Involvement Committee and Math Curriculum Committee

Teacher Ambassador

Write About
  • Connect and collaborate with communities of educators to inform them about Write About, a digital publishing platform
  • Support educators by leading Write About demos and Write About Professional Development sessions

Fourth Grade Student Teaching Internship

Red Cedar Elementary - East Lansing Public Schools
  • Plan and implement effective lessons to reflect state standards, National Common Core Standards, district pacing guide, and the district curriculum
  • Communicate regularly with parents through a classroom website, parent-teacher conferences, newsletters, e-mails, phone calls, individual meetings, and individual meetings for IEPs
  • Integrate multiple forms of technology to enhance instruction, motivate students and support ELL students (including "flipping” math instruction)
  • Manage a safe and inclusive classroom environment as well as student behavior by establishing daily routines, rules, and individual behavior charts
  • Maintain a balanced literacy program through daily journals, guided and shared reading, read-alouds, word-work, interactive writing, and used Reading Street program and Daily 5 management to encourage student choice
  • Administer AIMs Web, Reading Street tests, MEAP tests and piloted Smarter Balanced Testing 

First Grade Student Teacher

Lyons Elementary - Lansing Public Schools
  • Adapt classroom for diverse learners through implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Plan and teach hands-on lessons in Literacy, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science
  • Observe classroom activities and management techniques
  • Work with small groups of students in all subject areas
  • Lead and participate in a Mathematics Learning Lab



B.A. and M.A. 

Michigan State University

Masters of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) Overseas Cohort                        2016

Educational Technology Certificate                                                                                                      2015

Elementary Education Certification (K-8) with Math Endorsement         2009-2013

  • Teacher Certification Internship Program
  • B.A., Elementary Education, Major: Math
  • Senior Class Council Member
  • Sigma Kappa Member (New Member Educator 2012, Recruitment Chair 2013)

Additional Education

  • Global Resources in Education and Technology (GREAT) 2016: Sketchnoting
  • RebelU 2016: Coding, iPads in the Classroom
  • edCamp Detroit 2015: Augmented Reality
  • edCamp Grand Rapids 2014: Flipped Classroom
  • edCamp Lansing: 2014: Augmented Reality, Flipped Classroom
  • Michigan State University College of Education  2014: Importance of pre-service teaching and the flipped classroom

Professional Development
  • HyperDoc Bootcamp 2016 
  • Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) 2016
  • Google Certified Educator 2015-2016
  • Kagan Trained and Certified 2015
  • Discovery Education 2015
  • GREAT 2015 Conference in Galway, Ireland 
  • #miched #edtech #1stchat and various Twitter Chats
  • Michigan State University Technology Conference 2014 



  • Webpage Development (Weebly, Wikispaces, WordPress, Blogger, Smore, Tackk, Wix)
  • Maker Kits (Makey Makey, Squishy Circuits, Little Bits, Scribbler3DPen)
  • Coding/Programming (Scratch, Beebot, Ozobot, MIP Robot, Hour of Code, Google CS First,, Sphero)
  • Augmented Reality (Aurasma Studio, Aurasma App, Quiver, Spacecraft 3D, DAQRI, Crayola Color Alive, Chromville)
  • Video Chat (Google Hangout, Skype)
  • Video Production (iMovie, Animoto, Stop Motion, Do Ink)
  • Microsoft OfficeSuite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • iPads, MP3 players, Document Camera, IWB
  • Notebook for SMARTboard
  • Google Docs, Google Early, Google Drive
  • Screen capturing tools (Jing, Explain Everything, Camtasia Studio, bContext, ShowMe, Screen-Cast-O-Matic, Educreations)
  • Mind Mapping (Kidspiration, Popplet, Mindmeister)
  • Power Teacher, Power School, Illuminate Ed, Infinite Campus
  • Web 2.0 Tools
  • Social Media (Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIN, Blog Lovin')


Peter Geerling


Godfrey Lee Early Childhood Center, Godfrey Lee Public Schools

David Britten


Godfrey Lee Public Schools 


Mary Wever

Director of Certificate Programs in Education Technology and Online Teaching and Learning

Michigan State University College of Education

Sheri Conn

First Grade Teacher

Lyons Elementary, Lansing Public Schools

Chris Sloan

Instructor, Educational Technology 

Michigan State University College of Education



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