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Skills

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

May 2012Present

Substitute Teacher

PESG

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

Camp Counselor

NACEL

  • 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 2009Jun 2012

Coach

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

Education

Aug 2008Aug 2012

B.A.

Michigan State University

References

Paul Crutcher

Dave Malivuk

Aaron Berlin

Certifications

Michigan Teacher Certificate

Michigan Department of Education

Portfolio

Interest

I am extremely interested in being part of the school community. I would look forward to participating in various activities:

  • Coaching lacrosse or basketball
  • After school intramural leagues
  • School publications (yearbook, newspaper, literary magazines, etc.)
  • Student council

Awards and Activities

  • 2008-2012 MSU Women's Lacrosse
  • 2011-2012 MSU Women's Lacrosse Captain
  • 2011 Dean's List
  • 2008 History Department's Scholar Award
  • 2005-2008 Yearbook
  • 2007-2008 Editor-in-cheif of the yearbook
  • 2005-2008 GRCC lacrosse
  • 2008 GRCC Lacrosse Captain