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Work experience

Teacher's Aide

Whittier Elementary

Supervised playground, prepared materials for teachers, and taught reading group.

  • Trained in using Readwell and Readwell Plus.

Assistant to Student Activities Director

Assisted with planning, organizing, and executing of events ranging from picnics to concerts.  Designed advertising for events.  Operated student movie theater which entailed using a projection system and advanced sound system.  Took reservations for use of Student Union facilities.  General office duties.

  • Transferred accounting records to  Quickbooks.

Office Assistant - KHOE Radio Station

Typed letters using Microsoft Word.  Updated spreadsheet records of billing information.  Made hard copies of play logs.  Answered phones.  Kept records of Emergency Broadcast system usage.

  • Trained on new radio management software and assisted station manager with troubleshooting during the transition.
  • Automated billing letters using mail merge files connected with spreadsheet records.
  • Changed letterheads and envelopes to utilize new logo.
  • Created a manual to the running of the office for future employees.

Museum Interpreter / Museum Teacher

Paul Revere House Museum

Guided visitors through museum answering their questions.  Collected admission fees and made gift shop sales.  Taught special school programs.  Gave architectural tours. Gave talks to large groups.  Answered multi-line telephones.

  • Utilized reproduction items, visual aids, and my knowledge of history and Boston to add to visitors understanding of museum displays.
  • Led walking tours for seniors participating in the Elderhostel program.
  • Only interpreter at the time trained to do adult education programs, child education programs, and architectural tours.

Head Teacher

HANDS

Oversaw daily operation of a school aged daycare center located inside an elementary school.  Planned and implemented weekly thematic lesson plans incorporating state curriculum guidelines.  Monitored children ages 5 -12 and led them in a variety of engaging activities.  Supervised up to 5 assistant teachers.  Trained new staff.

  • Received excellent parent communication award.
  • Received recognition for creating very creative activities.
  • Assisted Assistant Director in the planning and scheduling of field trips for four summer centers.
  • Facilitated participation for over twenty of my students in district science fair and county history fair.  Most of the students received awards.
  • Initiated and organized a book fundraiser raising $3,000 for new books for students and program.

Lead READY tutor

Hanford School District

Assisted and supported Program Specialist in daily operation of after school program.  Led 4th/ 5th grade students in completing homework assignments, literacy activities, math activities, enrichment activities, and recreational games.    Filled in for Program Specialist during their absence.  Used Microsoft Office software to create lesson plans and for record keeping.

  • Acknowledged for punctuality, dependability, and communicating well with co-workers and Program Specialist.

Instructional Aid

Provided small group instruction using the following reading intervention and recovery programs:

  • Reading Mastery
  • Language for Learning
  • Corrective Reading

Training

  • Child Abuse Reporting
  • Literacy Activities
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Quantum Learning
  • Working With Mixed Ages
  • Special Needs of Children
  • Understanding the Brain
  • California State Standards
  • TRIBES
  • Transitions
  • Activities for School Aged Children
  • Activities for Older Children
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Music Activities

References

Donna Feist

To Whom It May Concern:

I have known Kristina Seals for about two years.   In the time I have known her I have had the pleasure of working with her for one of those years.   Kristina and I worked together in an after school program known as HANDS, she was in the position of Head Teacher, I was her assistant.  The program we worked together in required many different aspects such as:  Curriculum planning, basic childcare for 5-12 year-old children, and understanding and meeting the needs of many different learning styles.  Kristina excelled in all of these fields, especially when it came to curriculum planning.  She kept the children interested and ready to learn more, while helping them excel and retain the information they learned.  By the time the 2007-2008 school year was finished the children in our sector of the HANDS program were well versed in the knowledge of many different countries.  They could also count to ten in at least four different languages.  They also had a chance to participate in a district science fair and perform in a musical play.  Kristina also did an excellent job keeping the activities age appropriate and fun for everyone involved.  My experience with Kristina is that of enjoyment.  She was reliable, smart, and always willing to go above and beyond for the children.

Sincerely,

Donna M Feist

Gretchen Adams

I have known Kristina since October 1999 when she came to work as an interpreter at the Paul Revere House, an historic site on Boston's Freedom Trail. I directed the museum's education department. Kristina radiated enthusiasm for her new job and was clearly thrilled to have found a position in which she could put to use both her passion for history and skill in working with the public.

As visitors toured the historic house at their own pace, Kristina actively engaged them in conversation. Using period graphics and reproduction artifacts she shared details about Paul Revere, his life and times that captured the imaginations of young and old alike. 

I quickly recruited Kristina to join the museum's education department as a museum teacher. She excelled at her job. She led storytelling programs in which students used props and costumes to reenact Revere's midnight ride on the bustling streets of Boston's North End. She helped middle schoolers extract meaning from primary sources, such as a newspaper advertisement for Revere's work as a dentist. On evaluation forms, teachers lavished praise on Kristina, averring that their students would never forget their experience with her.

Since leaving the Revere House in 2003, Kristina has honed her skills as an educator, learning techniques for making content in all subject areas relevant and exciting to children.

Not only is Kristina adept at working with students, she also collaborates exceptionally well with adults - her colleagues at the museum thoroughly enjoyed working with her.

Sincerely,

Gretchen G. Adams

Awards

Education

High School Diploma

Wallace High School

            Awards and Honors:

  • Who's Who Among American High School Students
  • All American Scholar
  • Girl's State Representative

                Activities and Clubs:

  • Key Club - Treasurer
  • Junior Statesman of America - President
  • Girl Scouts - President
  • Scholastic Team - State Champions
  • Mock Trial - founded school chapter