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Michelle Spritzer

23 Newport Square, Thornhill ON. L4J 7N6 H: 905.764.8331 C: 647.289.5166 (password: hellomichelle) Education 2011- 2013 Master of Teaching, Junior/ Intermediate (English teachable) OISE, University of Toronto Bachelor of Arts, Specialization in Philosophy, Minor in English Western University Graduated on Academic Honour Role for Scholastic Excellence Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto, Richmond Hill Campus

2005- 2012

2001- 2005

Additional Qualifications and Certification Special Education part 1, pending completion summer 2013 English (Senior ABQ), pending completion summer 2013 Tribes 24-hours Training and Certification, OISE 2012

Practice Teaching Experience 2013 Winter Teacher Candidate for grades 6, 7, and 8 English and Humanities Leo Baeck Jewish Day School, North (IB, Middle Years Program) - Created and facilitated unit of inquiry for Of Mice and Men; designed assignments, rubrics, interactive activities - Collaborative planning for Humanities unit on Nationalism, and English unit on persuasion - Assisted coaching girls basketball Teacher Candidate for grades 6, 7, and 8 Visual Arts and Literacy Moraine Hills Public School, YRDSB - Designed and taught integrated visual arts unit on portraiture, which offered avenues for student choice as well as equitable analysis of student achievement - Conducted literacy assessments modeled after techniques from the CAFE program Teacher Candidate for grades 6, 7 and 8 Language Arts, Humanities and Drama Leo Baeck Jewish Day School, North (IB Middle Years Program) - Designed and conducted innovative media literacy lessons - Assisted in planning and facilitation of grade 6 program of inquiry on Daniels Story - Participated in Social Action Club

2012 Fall

2012 Winter

Participated in Finding Kind, anti- girl on girl bullying facilitation program

2011 Fall

Teacher Candidate for grade 6 Math and English Northlea Elementary and Public School, TDSB - Planned and taught geometry unit with engaging hands on and minds on tasks to maintain and encourage student interest and learning - Created and facilitated The Breadwinner unit of inquiry; incorporated literacy circles, independent reading, whole class and small group read alouds - Participated in girls beading club

Leadership and Other Teaching Experiences 2011- Present 2012- Present Supply Teacher at Leo Baeck Jewish Day School Private Tutor; Literacy and Learning Skills - In school tutoring with grade 8 student; all English subjects - Enabled a disengaged student at risk of failure to graduate from middle school, to graduate successfully with recognition - Currently working on positive work ethic, attitude, and study skills as he embarks on his first round of exams

2012- Present Peer Mentor with Students Achieving and Learning Together (SALT) - Active in the initiation and implementation of the program 2012 Jewish Youth Network (JYN) Chaperone for high school students, weekend Shabbatons to Washington D.C. Volunteer at Leo Baeck Jewish Day School, South - Classroom organization, one-on-one help in English, Hebrew and Visual Arts Volunteer at Westmount Collegiate Institute, grade 12 English - Provided individual and small group support for thesis and essay writing Instructor for Kids Fun Factory - Facilitated extracurricular, after school programs at Brown Public School and Randall Public School to classes of 15 20 students, grades 1 through 4 Camp Counselor at Hillcrest Summer Camp, ages 3-5 - Responsible for taking care of and integrating two children with autism into the group, encouraging enthusiasm and participation - Planned, prepared and implemented age appropriate activities combining recreation and education while balancing the needs of individual children

2010- 2011

2010- 2011

2010- 2011

2008- 2012

Professional Development

2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 References

Reading for the Love of It, Toronto conference Lesson Study collaboration on Medial Literacy, Voice Intermediate School Power to Explore: Interactive Healthy Living Workshop for grades 4- 8 Assistive Technologies to Support Students with Academic Difficulties Environmental Education in the classroom, full day workshop Reading for the love of It, Toronto conference English as Second Language in MT program, OISE

Dr. Susan Schwartz Faculty Advisor OISE, University of Toronto 252 Bloor Ave., Rm. 11- 254 Toronto, ON. M5S 1W6 905.764.6783

Michael Minchella Associate Teacher Moraine Hills Public School 85 Rollinghill Road Richmond Hill, ON. L4E 4C7 a 416.930.4182

Alina Goldberg Associate Teacher Leo Baeck Jewish Day School 36 Atkinson Ave. Thornhill, ON. L4C 8C9 905.709.3636