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ANDREA CROSS

(720) 987-9133  6623 Pine Eagle Ln  West Bloomfield, MI 48322  andreajcross1@gmail.com

 Motivated, goal-oriented Teacher with educational foundation and professional experience leading Music
Education at both elementary and secondary levels.
 Excellent organizational and classroom management skills. Communicates effectively with students,
parents, and supervisors.
 Develops and implements plans to lead and inspire both choral and instrumental performing ensembles.
Background includes working with special needs students, as well as office administration.

EDUCATION

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, Manhattan, KS
Bachelor of Music Education
 Theodore-Presser Scholar (2007)
 Music Department Choral Search Committee Member (2007-2008)
 Music Department Student Handbook Committee Chair (2007-2008)
 Pi Kappa Lambda: Outstanding Freshman Music Major, Outstanding Sophomore Music Major
 Kappa Kappa Gamma: Marshal (2006), Chapter President (2007)

CERTIFICATIONS

State of Indiana – Music Educator Professional Certification
State of Michigan – Music Educator Provisional Certification (JQ Endorsement)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC SCHOOL Terre Haute, Indiana
General Music Teacher (Preschool-8
th
Grade), August 2013 – June 2014
 Lead 30-minute music classes twice a week for Preschool-5
th
grade.
 Created and implemented lesson plans.
 Utilized Orff, Kodaly, and Dalcroze teaching methods in communicating music concepts
 Integrated common core teaching standards into the music classroom.
 Utilized technology in various ways to improve the learning experience for students.
 Lead 45-minute middle school classes for 6
th
-8
th
grade.
 Created American Music Appreciation Curriculum for a one-quarter middle school class.
 Enhanced music education of 7
th
grade students through an additional once a week choir class.
 Planned and prepared entire student body for Christmas and Spring concerts.
 Planned and organized liturgical music for Wednesday all-school Masses.
 Supported school spirit through participating and chaperoning various school events.
 Member of Catholic Schools Week committee.
 Promoted music education inside and outside the classroom through activities and incentives for students.
 Student body of 320 students comprised of multiple ethnic and economic backgrounds.




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TEACHING EXPERIENCE - CONTINUED

VILSECK HIGH SCHOOL Vilseck, Germany
Substitute Teacher, November 2009 – April 2012
 Presented prearranged single-subject lessons in 9-12 grade classrooms. Adapted quickly to ever-
changing educational environments through consistency in discipline and strict adherence with school and
classroom rules.
 Performed duties of permanent teacher as long-term substitute for Music Department (April 2011).
 Taught in Special Education department regularly.
 Student body comprised mostly of military children from throughout the United States and multiple
economic and ethnic backgrounds.

MIZE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DeSoto, KS
BLUE VALLEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL Overland Park, KS
Student Teacher, August-December 2008
 Led four choral performing ensembles at the secondary level. Approximately 20-40 students per
ensemble.
 Instructed music education classes for approx.. 600 students from kindergarten through 5th grade.

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ST. JOSEPH UNIVERSITY PARISH Terre Haute, IN
Coordinator of Liturgical Music, December 2012 – Present
 Planned and organized liturgical music for all Sunday Masses, Weddings & Funerals
 Coordinated and trained Cantors.
 Compiled and organized intercessions/universal prayers for Sunday Masses.
 Prepared worship aids for Christmas, Holy Week & other special Masses.
 Coordinated additional instrumentalists for special Masses

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY CHORAL OFFICE Manhattan, KS
Office Assistant, Fall/Spring Semesters 2005 – 2008
 Recruited prospective students to Kansas State Choral Department.
 Prepared correspondence and scheduled appointments / visits for potential students.
 Coordinated plans for choral travel events.
 Organized Choral Repertoire Library for four different university ensembles.

GROUPSOURCE, LLC Lenexa, KS
Office Assistant, Summers 2002 – 2008
 Fulfilled general receptionist and administrative duties, including answering phone calls and filing
paperwork.
 Input and analyzed data in MS Excel and MS Access.
 Conducted cost study analysis through price comparison of current and former vendors.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & RECOGNITION

 FIRES Squadron, 2CR – Molly Pitcher Award Recipient (July 2011)
 Cobra Battery, 2CR – Family Readiness Group Leader (August 2010-August 2011)
 Fox Company, 2CR – Family Readiness Group Leader (January 2010-August 2010)
 2nd Squadron, 2CR Cougar Foundation – Vice President (May 2009-May 2010)