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 EducationMiddle School Endorsements:
Social ScienceYork Community High School, Elmhurst, IL Sept 2003-May 2007
Classroom Teacher- Kindergarten Aug 2011- PresentUnity East Elementary School, Philo, Illinois, 61864
Engaged students through dancing, and singing daily.
Allotted time for imaginative play and exploration stations.
Modeled the writing process and had a daily writing block with individual conferences and peerconferences.
Worked closely with the Kindergarten team and Reading Specialists.
Taught a Nursery Rhyme Unit for a class of 22 Kindergarten and first grade students. This is a part of
Implemented Michael Heggerty’s Phonemic Awareness program.
Focused on both literacy and technology skills by incorporating video clips and powerpoints through useof an LCD projector, and visiting interactive literacy websites such as starfall.com, scholastic.com, etc. inthe computer lab twice a week.
Structured literacy lessons with centers and small reading groups.Assistant Teacher- Senior Spring Practicum- 5
grade Jan 2011- May 2011St. Joseph Middle School, St. Joseph, Illinois, 61873
Planned and instructed each content area using a wide variety of teaching aids, manipulatives, andmotivational strategies to engage students.
Worked with a collaborative 5
grade team, specials teachers, RTI specialists, and office staff.
Used Story Works magazine to teach Reading using stories about current events.
Familiar with Accelerated Readers program.
Helped prepare students for ISAT mathematics and reading tests.
Encouraged critical thinking through student debates.
Incorporated video clips and pictures into lessons using a projector.
Attended IEP meetings.
Structured lessons with centers.Assistant Teacher- Senior Fall Practicum- 3
grade Aug 2010- Dec 2010Barkstall Elementary School, Champaign, IL, 61820
Scaffolded instruction to work off of background knowledge by examining spelling inventory and districtreading assessment scores for reading groups.
Fostered community by meeting several parents on a field trip to Springfield.
Developed lessons based off of the Daily 5 literacy program and Everyday Math Mathematics series.
Established community in a diverse classroom environment.