Tiffany Beck

Tiffany Beck

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present

Lead Kindergarten Teacher

KinderCare
  • Developed a structured learning environment with clearly communicated expectations that encouraged students to perform at a high level of excellence.
  • Collaborated with staff and administration to create developmentally appropriate learning activities for a diverse body of students ranging from the ages of 4 to 12.
  • Pursued professional development opportunities including observations, research, teacher partnerships, and speakers.
  • Prepared and presented a workshop on Literacy in the Classroom for a regional staff professional development day.
  • Created innovative and engaging learning activities while utilizing SMARTBoard Technology to enhance and supplement the learning curriculum.
  • Communicated with parents on a regular basis through the use of e-mails, conferences, open houses, and a weekly newsletter in order to partner with families in the educational process.
  • Conducted student learning and skill assessments on an ongoing basis through the use of student portfolios, narrative assessments, and quarterly report cards based on a comprehensive set of state standards.
Jan 2009 - May 2009

Student Teacher

Adler Park Public Schools

  • Implemented differentiation strategies such as flexible grouping and learning centers in order to address the various educational needs of 20+ students.

  • Generated relevant and engaging lessons incorporating various levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

  • Executed a thematic unit through integration of various reading, writing, scientific, and hands-on activities.

  • Effectively communicated with parents by consistently updating classroom website and creating weekly newsletters.

  • Participated in Institute Day workshops addressing school requirements in regards to RTI.
May 2008 - Aug 2008

Children's Ministry Program Intern

Village Church of Gurnee

  • Managed administrative duties for a Sunday morning program that served over 350 children.
  • Taught students to respond respectfully and positively to various life situations.

  • Formatted lesson plans that integrated spiritual components for Pre-K children using Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Developed a structured learning plan that focused on self development in the areas of leadership, team function, facilitation, and small group ministry.

Education

Education
Aug 2005 - May 2009

Bachelor of Arts

Trinity International University

IL Type 03 Certification with MS Endorsements in Language Arts and Sciences

Relevant Coursework Includes:

  • Psychology of Adolescence
  • Reading Literacy
  • Development and Assessment
  • Technology for Teachers
  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Multicultural Field Experience

Portfolio