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Jessica Smith

2520 Marjorie Lane Huntsville, Alabama, 35803 Phone: (334) 332-8999 E-Mail:


To encourage students to persevere and challenge themselves daily, to become responsible, knowledgeable, life-long learners through active student engagement in the classroom.

Third Grade Teacher James I. Dawson Elementary School, Huntsville, Al September 2012-present

As a third grade teacher at Dawson, I taught reading, mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts, as well as small group instruction for reading and math intervention groups. I created lessons collaboratively with the third grade team, and participated in a multitude of professional development opportunities. Third and Fourth Grade Teacher, Saint James School, Montgomery, Al August 2009-May 2011

As a third grade teacher at an independent college preparatory school, I taught social studies, science, mathematics, and language arts using interactive and engaging lessons. I was moved to fourth grade during the 2010-2011 school year, during which I taught Alabama history, reading, and language arts. I also created standards for fourth grade for the curriculum plan that Saint James added to fulfill Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) suggestions for growth. Substitute Teacher Madison County, Huntsville City, and Madison City Schools February 2012-Sept. 2012

I taught in classrooms of grades kindergarten through twelfth, including a six week maternity leave at Monrovia Middle School as a sixth grade Reading and English teacher. Tutoring, Montgomery Alabama I tutored a third and seventh grade student in all subjects. Action Research Project Dawson Elementary and Whitesburg School Spring 2013 August 2010- May 2011

I conducted a study on the relationship between gender and reading achievement related to book choice. Volunteer, Weatherly Heights Elementary School I tutored kindergarten and fifth grade students in reading and math interventions. Internship, Beulah Elementary School Spring 2009 Spring 2012

I worked with a third grade teacher, teaching twenty days throughout the semester. Volunteer, Loachapoka Elementary School I organized daily activities and tutored students during an afterschool program. Fall 2008

Education and Honors and Awards

University of Alabama, Huntsville Masters in English with a Reading Specialist Certification Auburn University Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Elementary Education Deans List, University of Alabama, Huntsville National Society of Collegiate Scholars Lambda Sigma Honor Society Graduation Date: August 2009 Expected Graduation: May 2013

Certification and Skills

Class B Alabama Teaching Certificate Trained in Reading Recovery Program Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI) Certification Proficient in Microsoft Programs Skilled with ActivBoard and SMART boards