Sandra Dudic

Sandra Dudic

Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2008 - Present

Literacy / Extended Resource Aide

Glen Ellyn School District 89
Literacy Skills Aide, Grades K-4
  •  Planned guided reading groups: word building activities, comprehension, fluency
  •  Managed poetry clubs for 2nd and 3rd graders to improve fluency and confidence in reading
  •  Progress monitored students' fluency using AIMSweb
  •  Took running records using DRA to determine reading levels (errors and self-corrections)
  •  Monitored students using Lexia as part of the RtI process for intervention in reading
  •  Guided 4th graders in running student-led literature circle discussions
  •  Planned readers' theatre for 3rd grade class to improve fluency
  •  Learned how to analyze running records based on meaning, syntax, and visual cuing systems

Resource/One-to-One Aide, Grades K-4

  •  Modified work for kindergarten student with visual needs and assisted her as needed
  •  Collected data based on IEP goals for a 3rd grader displaying signs of a sensory disorder
  •  Collaborated with K-4 teachers to teach reading, math, and writing groups
  •  Enforced positive behavior support (PBS) with Roadrunner Rewards
  •  Differentiated work for two kindergarten students learning English as a second language
2005 - 2009


  • Elementary School: helped a 1st grader pass into 2nd grade after missing months of school
  • Elementary School: tutored 5th grade students after school to prepare for ISATS
  • Middle School: tutored a 5th grader in math and an 8th grader in English
  • High School: motivated a sophomore to learn geometry and helped a junior with the ACT
  • College: improved a student's test score in Calculus from a grade D to a grade A
Aug 2007 - Jun 2008

2nd Grade Teacher - Long Term Substitute / K-8 Substitute

Elmhurst School District 205

2nd Grade Teacher (Long Term Substitute)

  • Used Harcourt Signatures to teach comprehension, vocabulary, phonics, and writing
  • Used Everyday Mathematics as well as various resources to engage students in math
  • Created a positive behavior system based on the Character Counts Pillars
  • Taught writing focusing on the 6 traits of writing and the writing process
  • Collaborated with 2nd grade teachers to enhance science lessons and novel unit in reading
  • Completed report cards describing academics and behavior based on well updated check lists, charts, rubrics, and records

K-8 Substitute Teacher

  • Substitute taught grades K-5 in elementary schools
  • Majority of middle school teaching in mathematics
  • Taught kindergarten for a short-term (3 week) leave of absence
Feb 2007 - May 2007

1st Grade Student Teacher

Elmhurst School District 205 - Emerson School

  • Engaged students in hands-on, differentiated lessons in math, science and social studies
  • Organized daily guided reading groups and meaningful learning center activities
  • Taught reading skills using shared reading and Michael Haggerty for phonemic awareness
  • Wrote newsletters to parents describing weekly curriculum and events
  • Attended parent teacher conferences with mentor teacher
Sep 2005 - Jan 2007


  • Responsible for a fifth grade boy and an eighth grade girl every day after school
  • Enforced positive adolescent behavior and helped children with homework
  • Formed excellent connections and caring, trusting relationships
Jun 2005 - Aug 2005

Swim Instructor

Lifetime Fitness

  • Planned, organized, and taught swim lessons to children ages three to five
  • Communicated with parents regarding children's behavior and goals
Jun 2005 - Aug 2005

Day Care Worker

Kinder Care
  • Responsible for supervision and care of toddlers while implementing a daily routine
  • Reported daily to parents on children's behavior, needs, and progress
Nov 2002 - May 2005

Child Center Staff

Lifetime Fitness
  • Supervised, cared for, and entertained elementary school-aged children
  • Worked collaboratively with staff to improve facility