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As an enthusiastic educator with a genuine fondness for the students I teach, I focus on the success and well being of children; I create excitement about learning with the expectation that they will be independent learners, critical thinkers and problem solvers.  I plan and implement lessons that incorporate differentiation and focus on multiple intelligences.  Classroom management is fair, firm and kind with a focus on the positive.

One of my greatest strengths is devotion to my students and the school community.  I bring the knowledge of successful teaching practices and methods accumulated through observing several teachers during my two years of employment assisting.  I have been fortunate to have taught in a variety of classrooms at all age levels during substitute teaching assignments.


Work experience

Sep 2011Jun 2012

Family and Consumer Science Teacher

Oregon School District
  • Seventh grade Family and Consumer Science
  • Plan, Develop and Implement curriculum focused on Bullying, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs, Nutrition and Introductory Kitchen Skills
  • Wrote curriculum following Reeve's Curriculum design by unwrapping the National Standards for Family and Consumer Science, identifying what students need to know and planning what students will need to do, in order to reach the desired learning target.
  • Piloted a new unit of study based on the PBS Series BizKids.  BizKids is an Emmy Award-winning series about kids, money, and business.  It introduces financial literacy and entrepreneurship in a fun and engaging format.
  • Established a Middle School Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).  For the first time, Oregon Middle School had three seventh graders compete in STAR Event Competition at the regional level.  All students earned a gold rating and will be advancing to the state competition.
Oct 2010Jun 2011

Substitute Teacher

Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Kindergarten through fifth grade
  • Experience in regular education, special education and multi-age classrooms
  • Implemented differentiated lesson plans, including the Balanced Literacy model and Everyday Math
  • Requested by teachers for their substituting needs
Jan 2010Jun 2010

Fourth Grade Student Teacher

New Glarus School District
  •   Plan and implement differentiated lessons
  •   Create interactive social studies activities using the Smart Board
  •   Implemented Science lessons using the FOSS Science curriculum Physics of Sound
  •   Develop and use formative and summative assessment techniques
  •   Provide reading instruction using SRA Reading Mastery Program 
  •   Provide math instruction using Connecting Math Concepts 
  •   Active participant in parent/teacher student-led conferences
Aug 2008Jun 2010

Library Media Assistant/Substitute Teacher

New Glarus School District
  •  Instruct students in proper methods of utilizing library and reference materials
  •  Assist students utilizing computers for research projects
  •  Accepted substitute teacher assignments in all grade levels (4K, K-6, Middle School and High School) 
Jan 2010Jun 2010

Title I Aide

New Glarus School District
  • Temporary contract as a Title I Aide - kindergarten through sixth grade.
  • Assist the Title I Team in reading recovery,decoding, and fluency.
Sep 2009Dec 2009

Fifth Grade Practicum Experience

New Glarus School District
  •  Participated in individual learning sessions with students
  •  Designed and implemented two-day lesson on the Mayan Civilization integrating technology and group      collaboration
  •  Collaborated on behavior management plans
  •  Assisted the cooperating teacher with all classroom responsibilities
Jan 2009May 2009

Multi-Age 1/2 Practicum Experience

New Glarus School District
  •   Coordinated large and small group activities
  •   Planned and implemented developmentally-appropriate lessons in reading and math


Laura Eicher

Professional Items of Interest


Photo Story 3 for Windows and Windows Movie Maker
Incorporate technology into the classroom using digital photos and videos
SMART Technology
Proficient using the SMART Board and SMART Notebook Software  
MS Office
Proficient in MS Office Word 2007 and MS PowerPoint 2007