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Christia West

2718 Glenbridge Ct.


Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-717-9743
christiawest@gmail.com
www.christiawestportfolio.com


Michigan Teaching Certification

Integrated Science (DI) 6-12 (Provisional) June 2013 to June 2019
Education
Eastern Michigan University April 2013
Post-baccalaureate certification program in secondary education
Deans List Winter 2011 to Fall 2012 GPA 3.79

Ferris State University May 1985
Bachelor's of Science
Major: Marketing

Professional Preparation & Experience

Faculty Coordinator/Instructor May 2000 to Present
Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy
Supervisor Jocelyn Granger: (734) 677-4430/ jgranger@aaimt.edu

Taught anatomy and physiology, pathology, massage therapy techniques,
communication, and ethics
Designed and developed training program for teaching assistants and instructors
Conducted in-service training for faculty
Developed on-line course content for teaching training program, continuing
education and core curriculum with Moodle
Utilized multi-sensory approach to learning, for example, the Anatomy in Clay


system to teach muscular anatomy
Taught students with diverse backgrounds and academic levels, modifying approach
based on student needs (Example: for visually impaired student, demonstrated
bodywork techniques by guiding students hands instead of having student watch a
demonstration)






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Long Term Substitute PSEG May 2013 to March 2014
Supervisor (PESG) Dr. Grace Albright : (866) 782-7277
Skyline Placement Supervisor Kathe Hetter (734) 994-6515 /hetter@aaps.k12.mi.us

Skyline High School in Ann Arbor, MI. Two long-term sub positions in Integrated
Science.
Belleville High School in Belleville MI, seven weeks covering for medical leave
Subject Areas: Anatomy, Biology, Integrated Science, Forensics, Physics
Planned and prepared lessons to meet standards and benchmarks
Facilitated learning with hands-on and laboratory activities
Worked individually with students to improve learning outcomes
Established on-line interactive source to support student outside of school using
Schoology
Maintained grade book and prepared final and end of term grades.
Maintained parent contact regarding student achievement, conducted parent-
teacher conferences.
Coordinated with special education teachers to ensure that students with IEPs
received accommodations

Student Teacher (Biology and Physics) January 2013 to April 2013
Milan High School
Cooperating Teacher Dan Heikka: (734) 439-5079/ heikkad@milanareaschools.org
Cooperating Teacher Brad Baden: (734) 439-5076 / badenb@milanareaschools.org
University Supervisor Julie Dunifon: (248) 390-7250/ julie.kuether@gmail.com

Assisted cooperating teachers with group and individual instruction
Incorporated reading into biology teaching using scaffolded, project-based lesson
Guided physics students in developing inquiry-based research project
Helped students work in groups to solve problems related to learning objectives
Focused on using kinetic activities such as a puzzle to explain the nature of science
and a lab activity with M&Ms to model radioactive decay


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Teaching Assistant Sept 2012 to Nov 2012
Eastern Michigan University
Supervisor Norbert Vance: (734)487-4146/ nvance@emich.edu

Taught laboratory section of ASTR 204: Astronomical Investigations
Prepared and delivered lectures on astronomical concepts and theory
Facilitated laboratory experiments and demonstrations
Helped students use equipment and find celestial objects during open sessions at
EMUs Sherzer Observatory
Assisted with hosting sessions at EMUs Planetarium when open to public and
elementary/middle school groups

Educational Technology Platform Experience

PowerSchool Exam View
Data Director Zangle
Schoology Edmodo
Google Docs Moodle
Insight 360 Logger Pro (Vernier)


Continuing Education & Certification Programs

Red Cross CPR Certification
Smart Character Choices (32 hours)
Flinn Scientific Lab Certification Safety Course
Anatomy Cadaver Review (Washtenaw Community College)
Pathophysiology (Washtenaw Community College)
Massage Therapy Instructor Training, 120 hours (AAIMT)
Therapeutic Massage Certification, 700 hours (AAIMT)
Current
August 2013
Nov 2012
March 2009
Dec 2003
Oct 2001
May 2000



Professional Memberships & Committees

National Association of Science Teachers
Michigan Science Teachers Association
Metropolitan Detroit Science Teachers Association
Professional Education Advisory Committee (EMU)
2011-present
2012-present
2012-present
2013-present