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Kimberly Breanne Keener

12337 Osprey Lane Culpeper, VA 22701 (540) 435-6225 keenerkb@gmail.com Student-Oriented Elementary School Teacher Dedicated Elementary Teacher offering 6 years teaching experience; excellent performance record and reviews (principal evaluations); experience with English as a Second Language; enthusiastic teacher with a strong commitment to student success and performance. PROFESSIONAL PROFILE Successfully taught diverse groups of students in second grade. Experienced in evaluating student needs through formative and summative assessment and designing and implementing student-focused lessons. Proficient in backwards lesson plan and unit design to ensure student performance. Skilled at involving and motivating students to achieve classroom and self-determined goals. Organized and detail oriented. Able to convey knowledge in an effective yet entertaining manner. Skilled at providing an educational environment that is conducive to learning. Strong sense of professionalism and collaboration. Curriculum Design Response to Intervention Technology Integration Learning Centers Parent Relations Cooperative Learning Classroom Management Interactive Learning Performance Assessment

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & TEACHING CERTIFICATION Bachelor of Science, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, May 2006 Minor in Elementary Education (Early Childhood PK-3 emphasis), Minor in English as a Second Language Certification: Early Childhood (PreK-3) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
LOCUST GROVE PRIMARY, Locust Grove, Virginia 2006 Present Teaching Second Grade Planned and implemented lessons in small group and whole group reading instruction as well as Word Study, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Collaborated with grade level team to design and implement lessons, units and enrichment opportunities. Mentored two Practicum students in the Fall of 2012. Mentor to full-time Student Teacher in the Spring of 2013. Utilized literacy centers to promote independent learning while engaged in small group reading instruction. Balanced whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction to accommodate different student academic levels and learning styles. Integrated technology into instruction through use of Smartboard, document camera and mini-lab. Member of school-wide reading incentive committee o Worked with Heifer International to encourage and promote literacy and giving back to the community (2011-2012) o Work with committee to design incentives and activities to encourage and promote reading, Wild About Reading (2012-2013) Implemented Formative Assessment strategies to monitor student progress and designed lessons to address student needs.

SELECTED SKILLS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS


Curriculum Development Developed county-wide study guides for each second grade Science and Social Studies unit. Member of curriculum team charged with updating current county-wide summative assessments to current standards of learning and generating county-wide benchmark assessments for Science, Social Studies, Mathematics and Language Arts. Member of mathematics curriculum team charged with generating county-wide benchmark assessments. Educational Assessment Monitored and tracked student growth and performance using formative and summative assessments to modify instruction based upon student needs. Planned and accommodated for appropriate pacing and delay time to ensure all students had a chance for mastery. In my reading class last year ninety three percent of my students made gains of between one and three years; the remaining seven percent made between one half and one years gain as measure by the Phonological Awareness and Language Screening. Classroom Presentation Indentified students individual learning styles and targeted instruction to accommodate different learning styles. Maintained productive learning environment by establishing high expectation and routines and holding students accountable for their actions Implemented positive behavior management system focusing on positive reinforcement

PROFESSIONAL GOALS
I intend to begin work on a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in 2014. To keep up with the most effective teaching methods, I plan on attending workshops, conferences, obtaining a master's degree, and interacting with colleagues for advice and to acquire new ideas. Achieving National Board Certified Teaching status.

REFERENCES
Jesse Magruder - Principal of Locust Grove Elementary Locust Grove Elementary 6368 Flat Run Road Locust Grove, VA 22508 540-661-4480 Sherri McGhee - Principal of Locust Grove Primary Locust Grove Elementary 31230 Constitution Highway Locust Grove, VA 22508 540-661-4420 Julie Hartzfeld Second Grade Team Member Locust Grove Primary 31230 Constitution Highway Locust Grove, VA 22508 540-661-4420 Ext. 2081