Kal Ustishen

4250 Chesaning Rd. Chesaning, MI 48616 (810) 223-0425 kmustish@svsu.edu EMPLOYMENT OBJECTIVE To teach physics, mathematics, and, or chemistry at the high school level, also interested in coaching and assisting with other activities. EDUCATION Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, MI

• Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education • December 2008 • Major: Physics (DE Endorsement) • Minors: Mathematics (EX Endorsement) Chemistry (DC Endorsement) • Overall GPA: 3.938 • Certified in Adult/Child CPR, First Aid, and AED EXPERIENCE
Swan Valley High School, Saginaw, MI (January-March 2009) Long-Term Subbing Position (Special Education)

• Courses taught: Algebra I, Language Arts Communication, Study Skills, Language Arts Reading • All the responsibilities of a full-time teacher • Three hours of co-teaching experience daily • Planned and incorporated effective and differentiated instruction to provide an optimal learning experience, which accommodated students’ prior knowledge of concepts and varied learning styles • Created own lessons, tests, and quizzes • Formulated, administered, and graded exams • Recorded and submitted grades

• Provided tutoring for math and science students beyond regular school hours • Attended staff meetings, professional development opportunities, and Z.A.P. sessions

Swan Valley High School, Saginaw, MI November 2008) Student Teaching Experience


• Courses taught: Physics (11, 12), Algebra I (9, 10) • Organized physics labs and algebra projects • Maintained and utilized tech lab facilities • Tutored physics and algebra students after school hours • Implemented cooperative learning and peer teaching • Completed report cards • Participated in parent/teacher conferences • Utilized lab experiments, analytical thinking, and demonstrations • Participated in staff meetings and in-services • Planned and integrated effective academic lessons • Collaborated with colleagues to integrate effective behavior strategies • Established positive and appropriate studentteacher relationships • Participated in professional development days • Attended Z.A.P. sessions • Member of the Freshman Transition Team
Heritage High School, (January-March 2008) Mid-Tier Teaching Experience Saginaw, MI

• Taught physical science in special education classroom (9, 10, and 11grades) • Assisted with facilitating the classroom • Prepared the classroom for various types of activities


General Motors SPO, Swartz (Summer 2004- 2008) Vacation Replacement Positions



• Worked individually and with teams to accomplish various tasks • Was prompt and had perfect attendance • Introduced new ideas and made suggestions to improve production
Michigan High School Athletic Assoc., Lansing, MI (2004- Present) Basketball Referee

• Have worked with student athletes of all ages • Deal with parents, athletes, and coaches in various situations • Provide contest management that promotes good sportsmanship • Consistently conduct myself in a professional manner • Use my position to guide and teach young athletes

SVSU, Saginaw, MI 2007-March 2008) Personal Physics Tutor


• Students in physics courses • A gifted senior at Heritage High School • College students in introductory physics • A college student in calculus-based physics
Appledore Schooner, (May-June 2006) Onboard Educator Bay City, MI

• Assisted with hands-on science program for elementary through high school students • The program includes pre and post sail activities aligned to Michigan content standards and benchmarks for each major discipline – Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies • Students take part in several hands-on activities revolving around weather, navigation, and scientific

observation while traveling on the Saginaw River HONORS/AWARDS • Graduated Summa Cum Laude December 2008 • Presidential Scholarship 2004-Fall 2008 • John W. & Rose E. Watson Scholarship 2004 -Fall 2008 • Sigma Pi Sigma-National Physics Honor Society Spring 2008 • National Dean’s List 2008 • Block Endowed Scholarship 2008 • Decker Math and Science Scholarship 2007-Winter 2008 • Alpha Chi -National Honor Society Induction Spring 2007 • Don C. Law Memorial Scholarship 2006-Winter-2007 • SVSU President's List Semesters • SVSU Dean's List Semesters • New Lothrop High School Valedictorian • United States Army National Scholar Athlete Award 2004 • New Lothrop High Male Athlete of the Year • New Lothrop High School National Honor Society 2004 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
• Teaching with Technology Workshop, November 2008 • Seminar on Co-teaching, December 2008

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