Lauren Blakey

Lauren Blakey



SmartBoard Softwar

I have spent the past school year getting acquainted with the SmartBoard, SmartBoard ink, and SmartBoard notebook. Although I could continue to learn more about the SmartBoard and how to utilize it in classrooms, I am already very familiar with the basics.

Microsoft Office

I have been taught the ins and outs of using Microsoft Office. I have utilized office in a multitude of ways during my teaching experience and am very competent.

Adobe Design Package

I am very familiar with the Adobe Design Suite. I have spent a lot of time working with Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

Work experience

Work experience
May 2012 - Present

Substitute Teacher


  • Substituted for teachers in various grades and school settings
Sep 2012 - Apr 2013

Student Teacher

Godwin Heights High School

  • Spent a year in an inner city, diverse school where 89% of students were on free or reduced lunch. 48% of students were Hispanic, 24%  African American, 26% White, and 1% Asian/ Island Pacific
  • Planned and executed a full school years worth of  curriculum for a ninth grade world history class
  • Differentiated lessons, assessments, and assignments in order to accommodate for all learning types and skill levels
  • Co-taught a main streamed special education class
  • Implemented the use of technology in every lesson and became well versed in the use of a Smartboard, classroom audio and video technology, and tablets
  • Emphasized globalization by coordinating pen pals from Japan for my students
  • Collaborated with the social studies department once a month on working to raise student’s reading levels
  • Ran an intervention program where students came for extra help in order to boost their grade. I decreased my failure rate from 30 students at mid semester to nine by the end of the semester through the intervention program.
  • Participatedin  professional development that focused on ACT prep, cross department projects, common core, and differentiated teaching
  • Helped run an after school intramural soccer program that helped many of our Hispanic students stay connected with the school community
  • Participated in an intern pane, where the best performing interns were chosen to share their experiences with the upcoming interns
Jun 2012 - Jul 2012

Camp Counselor


  • I worked as a camp counselor at an American immersion camp. 
  • In the morning I taught two hours of English to French students and then in the afternoon participated in organizing activities. 
  • Each days lessons were planned according to a specific theme, and we worked mainly on conversational English.
Mar 2009 - Jun 2012


Okemos Lacrosse

  • Worked as head coach of the middle school girl's lacrosse team for two years and head of the girl's jv team for two years 
  • Responsible for teaching the basic skills to new players, and helping returning players better their skills
  • Planned and executed two hour daily lessons during the spring season
  • Responsible for planning game day roster and plays


Sep 2012 - Apr 2013


Michigan State University

Received 12 graduate credits while I was involved in my student teaching

Aug 2008 - Aug 2012


Michigan State University



Michigan Teacher Certificate

Michigan Department of Education