Work History

Work History
2012 - 2014

Teacher

Woodlawn Middle School

8th Grade Long-Term, Long Grove, IL, 2014

Taught 8th grade Social Studies developed around the Common Core learning standards and standards-based reporting

Collaborated with teachers to research/develop lesson plans while formulating assessments

Cooperated with teachers in team meetings to strategize best practices for each student Led parent-teacher conferences

Taught Physical Education the final semester of the year

8th Grade Long-Term, Long Grove, IL, 2013

Taught 6th and 8th grade Language Arts developed around Common Core learning standards and standards-based reporting

Planned and instructed multiple 6th and 8th grade Language Arts classes developed around the Common Core learning standards and standards-based reporting

Collaborated with other teachers in order to create and assess common curricular goals, objectives, and benchmark exams

Attended professional development meetings and Write Tools conferences to gain knowledge on best teaching practices

Taught and prepared students for Stevenson High School English Placement Exams

Created and modeled lessons focused primarily on Common Core Standards in argument writing/evaluation, narrative writing, debates, and citing text evidence

Led parent-teacher night for incoming 6th grade parents

Participated in parent-teacher conferences and high school transitional meetings

2010 - 2012

Instructional Aide

Woodlawn Middle School

One-on-One Aide, Long Grove, IL

Responsible for assisting the classroom teacher with additional instruction while incorporating my student's accommodations.

Provided support and reinforcement to student with curriculum and behavior.

Established and maintained a positive working and trusting relationship with student while he made significant social, emotional, and educational gains.

Assisted student in testing situations with special education computer programs.

Helped develop and implement various behavior management goals and plans.

Documented educational and behavioral data for special education specialists.

Communicated data daily with parents, teachers, and special education specialists.

Attended and provided input during IEP and transitional meetings.

2010

Student Teacher

Lake Zurich High School

Student Teacher, Lake Zurich, IL

Planned and taught an 11th grade literary research paper focusing on critical analysis skills designed to improve writing and reading abilities.

Co-taught a unit on The Great Gatsby with an emphasis on prevalent thematic ideas and making personal connections to the American Dream.

Coordinated curriculum and taught several short stories using student-negotiated learning strategies while facilitating interactions of students in learning groups.

Planned and taught a 9th grade unit on The Odyssey, focusing on themes of imagery, family, and a journey of self-discovery.

Collaborated with other teachers in Professional Learning Communities to ensure best practice Modified curriculum daily for students with special needs.

Education

Education
2014 - 2016

M.A in Kinesiology: Physical Education Emphasis

Fresno Pacific University

Currently enrolled to graduate with a degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in physical education

2006 - 2010

B.A

Illinois State University

Bachelor of Arts- English in Education, May 2010

Skills

Skills

Mission Statement

To teach in a district that values student-centered academic achievement inspired by social and emotional learning standards

Co-Curricular Activities

• Sophomore Baseball Coach, Rolling Meadows High School, Rolling Meadows, IL, 2011-14 • Freshman B Basketball Coach, Wheeling High School, Wheeling, IL, 2012-14 • Player/coach for the Illinois State University Club Baseball team, 2008-10 • Four year high school baseball and basketball player; nominated senior year captain by coaches and players • Tutor to two middle school boys with an emphasis on improving reading, vocabulary, and study skills

Service in Community

· National Society of Collegiate Scholars member where proactive approaches to education are discussed ·Member of Student Education Association and English Student Association at Illinois State University ·       Member of the prestigious education fraternity Kappa Delta Epsilon ·Tutor at Kingsley Middle School, where I primarily assisted low achieving students ·       Volunteer at Normal Public Library for Partners in Reading, where I read to, interacted with, and mentored young students ·Memberships include IATE, NCTE, and NEA and participant in Athletic Coaching club