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Education

Aug 2013May 2015

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Tarleton State University

EC-6 Generalist with ESL, Distinguished Student

Certifications

Jan 2015Present

EC-6 Generalist

Texas Education Agency
Dec 2014Present

ESL Supplemental 

Texas Education Agency
Mar 2015Present

Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities

Texas Education Agency

Professional Teaching Experience

Aug 2015Jun 2016

Third Grade Teacher

Joy James Elementary, Castleberry ISD
  • Facilitated guided Math & Science instruction
  • Used Lucy Calkins Writing program to enhance writers workshop
  • Provided opportunities for students to use technology to enhance learning
  • Collaborated with coaches, librarian and grade level team to ensure delivery of creative,  and meaningful lessons
  • Offered balanced and open classroom atmosphere to ensure a trusting and safe learning environment for all students
  • Used formative and summative assessments to collect data on students progress and implemented student-led tracking system
  • Facilitated daily Response to intervention strategies for Math and Science
Oct 2013Dec 2014

Substitute Teaching

Castleberry ISD, Crowley ISD, Eagle Mountain ISD, White Settlement ISD
  • Facilitate group discussions and activities, encouraging higher level thinking
  • Lead thought-provoking activities to promote critical thinking
  • Oversee classroom management as set forth by the classroom teacher

Related Experience

Student Teaching Jan 2015- May 2015

Stephen F. Austin Elementary School, Weatherford ISD

Kindergarten: Instructed students in all content areas every day, among many lessons, created taught and analyzed data from a Math unit on 3D solids

Second Grade: instructed students in all content areas every day, lead the class in a study of The Titanic, and implemented a summer reading program

Field Experience Aug 2013 - Dec 2014

Stephen F. Austin Elementary School, Weatherford ISD

Kindergarten and Second Grade: Assisted the teacher, while learning the routines of the classroom (60 total hours).

Luella Merrett Elementary School, Fort Worth ISD

Fourth Grade: "Week in the schools" assisted in a Science and Math class focusing on teaching routines and behavior. Taught subtraction over multiple zeros (40 hours).

Independent case study, Eagle Mountain ISD

Third grade: Conducted a case study with a student who attends school in Eagle Mountain ISD using the Quantitative Reading Inventory - 5 (10 hours).

Worth Heights Elementary School, Fort Worth ISD

Pre-Kindergarten: Assisted in a bilingual class, which was conducted half in English and half in Spanish, while working with small groups every visit (20 hours).

International Newcomers Academy, Fort Worth ISD

9th grade reading: Tutored a student from Kenya to develop reading skills in English (10 hours).

Other Employment

Home Depot, Lake Worth, TX March 2012 - August 2014

Office Depot, Fort Worth, TX March 2011- Oct 2012

Walgreen, Fort Worth, TX June 2007 - June 2008

Community Involvement

  • Participated in several community service projects refurbishing garden areas at local elementary schools while employed at Home Depot
  • Participated in Tarleton's Round-up Fort Worth project to over haul a garden at Luella Merrett Elementary
  • Co- Coached youth t-ball team for Western Hills Youth Association