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Enthusiastic educator who strives to impart library, research, and technology skills to all children, seeking a position as a library
media/information specialist.

Proficient Teaching Skills
 Flexible teaching styles able to follow curriculum exactly  Literature based reading
moreover, to create curriculum independently.  Library Curriculum
 Dewey Decimal System and cataloging material • Literature Circles
• Efficient and ethical information seeker • Oregon Battle of the Books
 Pursuit of information from books and technological tools  Genre
• Connecting classroom teachers with supplemental  Follet, Alexandria, Via, and Dynex Automated Library Systems
resources  OSLIS, GALE, and EBSCO
 Skilled in book repair and protection • Core Knowledge
• Positive based classroom management • Parent/Teacher Conferences & Communication
• Assessment tools: implement, record, interpret, readjust • Standardized Testing/Scoring
• Create behavior tools to aide in classroom management • Use and coach teachers on using Turnitin
• Create and use LibGuides • Create YouTube Book Trailer Video
• Create tools, displays, and activities to aid students and • Organize Library Collection to be the most useful
teachers in research and literature needs • Support students and teachers with their technology needs

Education & Certification
2011; Library Media Endorsement & Oregon Initial II Teaching License: Early Childhood Education/Elementary
2004; Masters of Education-all electives were Library Science courses
2001; Oregon Initial I Teaching License: Early Childhood Education/Elementary
1994; Bachelor of Arts: General Studies emphasis on Spanish;
All college classes were taken at Portland State University.

Professional Teaching Experience
Parkrose High School-Portland, OR Nov. 18, 2013-Feb. 21, 2014
Long-term Library Media Substitute Teacher
Help teachers and students find books, websites, and on-line materials; Teach students and teachers how to use Turnitin, Google
Apps (PC & Apple), OSLIS Database & Citation maker, various websites, printers, and other various technology needs; Lead small
reading groups; Edit student papers; Create LibGuide (mini website), library display, and costume to introduce new sub-genre and
its subculture; Give book talks; Coach ELD student before giving a speech; Create posters and other tools to inform students about
library materials; Reorganize sections of the library: book grouping and uniformity and correcting catalog records; Monitor
students; Teach students how to find books in the library; Solve technology problems as they present themselves; Schedule
activities in the library; Pull appropriate books for classes; Communicate and plan with staff; Maintain student records on
Synergy; Oversee Library Assistant and teacher’s aides; Take inventory of books; Create a video of YouTube booktrailers and
library clips.

Diana McKay
3256 SE 90th Place
Portland, OR 97266
Phone: 503-752-7716

Phone: 503-752-7716
3256 SE 90th Place
Portland, OR 97266
Professional Teaching Experience continued...
David Douglas Arthur Academy-Portland, OR 2008-2009 School Year
2nd grade Teacher/Teaching Assistant, 1st-5th
Instruct both full classroom and small groups by direct instruction; Instruct, test and record students every ten lessons in reading,
math, and reasoning and writing; Report lesson progress and test results weekly and quarterly to supervisors; Coordinate level
based small groups with teaching assistants; Report small group progress to classroom teacher; Create lessons and material for Core
Knowledge curriculum; Identify and report learning disabilities; Continuously evaluate students’ ability to keep up with lesson
progress and mastery; Collaborate with other classroom teachers for moving students up or down to other groups in reading and
math; Set up classroom library by genre for chapter books, Dewey Decimal for non-fiction, plus an Everybody section; Create an
inviting learning environment in the classroom.
MESD Substitute System-David Douglas SD, Reynolds SD, Centennial SD,
Gresham/Barlow SD, Parkrose SD-Portland, OR 2001-2014
North Clackamas SD Substitute System-Portland, OR 2005-2007
K-12 Substitute
Substitute for classroom, music, Title I, ELD, and library media teachers; Instruct students in English and in Spanish. As a Library
sub, ran the Follet system to check out books, pay fines, catalog new books, remove old books; repaired and covered books; taught
library classes; facilitated students in finding books as well as needed information.
Portland Arthur Academy-Portland, OR 2007-2014
Library Skills Teacher-K-4th
Volunteer position: Create and teach library skills curriculum: how to use the library, genre, & the Dewey Decimal System. Served
on committee to create the first library in any Arthur Academy. Chair the current library committee; Purchase books & supplies;
Organize book covering nights to prepare books for checkout; Catalog the non-fiction books; Created and maintain a database for
the inventory; Chair one to two book fairs a year to create a diverse library inventory; taught in-service to teacher for using OSLIS
(Oregon School Library Information System); Oversee and train volunteers; Pull books for teachers to enhance Core Curriculum
units; Collaborate with principal to create library schedule.
Hartley Elementary School-Portland, OR 2003-2004
4th/5th grade Math Teacher
Co-taught visual math to five rotating classrooms; Create materials and tests; Parent-teacher conferences; Grade students; Create
interactive math bulletin boards.
Findley Elementary School-Portland, OR 1999-2000
5th grade Student Teacher
Instruct 5th grade class in multiple subject: reading and math taught in leveling groups between seven 5th grade classrooms, science
taught to rotating homerooms the same unit; Create literature, science, and language arts units; Collaborate with six other
classroom teachers to manage reading, math and science subjects.
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School-Yakima, WA 1992-1997
Title I Paraprofessional-K-5th
Instruct struggling students in English and in Spanish; Create curriculum to supplement classroom for students struggling in
reading and math; Record progress; Work with classroom teachers and other Title I teachers; Administer the Woodcock and
Brigance Tests; Compile test results for whole school; Perform recess and lunch duty.

Diana McKay

Professional Development
How Google Apps Can Transform 21
Century Learning: EdWeb, 2014
Smarter Balanced Assessment Training, 2014
Turnitin Webinar, 2013
Cornell Notes, 2013
Oregon Association of School Libraries Conference: October, 2013
PSU Practicum: Cleveland High School (2010), Mt. Tabor Middle School Library/Richmond Elementary Library (1999)
Safe & Civil Schools: CHAMPS: A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management, 2008
Reading Mastery, Connecting Math Concepts, and Reasoning & Writing training, 2008

Read, write, and speak Spanish.

Volunteer Experience
Volunteer Librarian for Portland Arthur Academy-2007-2014
Volunteer Library Aide for Apostolic Faith Church-2012-2014
President, Secretary, and Newsletter Editor for Portland Arthur Academy Parent Organization-2005-2008,
Chairperson for seven Scholastic Book fairs-2006-2012,
Volunteer at the Scholastic Warehouse Sales-2007-2012
Organized school competition & team for Oregon Battle of the Books-2008-2009,
Teacher’s Aide for library in Elementary, Middle, and High School

Technology Skills
Highly experienced in operating Microsoft programs (Office 4 through Office 365: Works, Word, Access, Excel, Power Point,
Publisher, Windows Movie Maker) and systems (Windows 95 through Windows 8.1); Publishing and Photo software: Adobe
Photoshop Elements and Corel PaintShop Photo Pro x5; Web publishing programs: Googledocs and Office Webdocs; Google Apps;
Social Networks (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); Use and instruct others how to use Multnomah County Library Overdrive Service;
In work environment and personal life others seek out my knowledge in troubleshooting computer problems or how-to instructions in
operating computers and other machinery; Seek out and learn new technology quickly;
Capable of operating any MAC/Apple technology;
Accomplished in extracting information from the internet; Proficient in operating complex copy machines

Read Young Adult chapter books and picture books for enjoyment; to inspire the love of reading in my students and my children by
reading to them; to be knowledgeable for recommending appropriate reading material to any child, parent or teacher
Diana McKay