126 Elm Ave. Elmhurst, IL, 60126
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Education, Elementary Education major Sept 2007-May 2011GPA: 3.62Bachelor of Science Elementary EducationEndorsements:
Anticipated ESL endorsement Aug 2013York Community High School, Elmhurst, IL Sept 2003-May 2007
Classroom Teacher- Second Grade Aug 2012-PresentUnity East Elementary School, Philo, IL, 61864
Created and updated second grade website with resources and information for parents.
Motivated and enriched strong readers through the Accelerated Reader program.
Collaborated with ESL teacher to create SIOP lesson plans for English learners in my classroom.
Promoted cultural and linguistic awareness through multicultural literature studies and teaching a lessonin Spanish.
Worked on a committee to promote Character Counts and put on monthly assemblies focusing onEveryday heroes in the community who represent these character traits.
Trained in the CATCH wellness curriculum.
Wrote and received a grant for Multicultural picture books through Donor
s Choose.Classroom Teacher- Kindergarten Aug 2011-May 2012Unity East Elementary School, Philo, IL, 61864
Engaged students through dancing and singing daily.
Implemented Michael Heggerty’s Phonemic Awareness Program.
Taught both literacy and technology skills by incorporating video clips and Power Points through the useof a SMART board, LCD projector, and visiting interactive literacy websites such as more.starfall.com,scholastic.com, pebblego.com, etc. in the computer lab.
Wrote and received a grant for a SMART board through the Wal-Mart Foundation.Study Abroad Experience- Student Observer- Third Grade Jun 2010Instituto Nuestra Señora de la Misericordia, Alta Gracia, Cordoba, Argentina
Studied and observed teaching styles in different parts of the world.
Main placement in Misericordia, but also visited several other rural and urban schools in Argentina.
Organizations and Honors:
Order of Omega Greek Honors Society Member Apr 2009-May 2011
Dean’s List, University of Illinois at Urbana
-Champaign, College of EducationFall 2009, Fall 2010
Sigma Kappa Sorority-
Mom’s weekend co
-chair, Ordering Chair, Sexual Assault Liaison, Historian
Greek Intervarsity- a Christian ministry for the Greek system. I have attended several conferences and aHabitat for Humanity trip to New Orleans.
Interests and Future Goals:
Eager to participate in extracurricular activities.
Interested in continuing my study of the Spanish language and ESL teaching techniques.
Interested in continuing to learn how to effectively incorporate technology in the classroom.