Lindsay E.

O’Dell
(716)239-1988
270 Victoria blvd. Kenmore NY 14217
odelll@canisius.edu
leodell2@buffalo.edu


Certification in Childhood/Students with Disabilities 1-6

Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
Bachelors of Science of Special Education May 2013

Working toward Masters Degree in the Literacy Specialist Program
University at Buffalo expected graduation date 2016

Teaching Experience

Long term substitute teacher at St. Francis of Assisi School
February 2014-June 2014
English/language arts and reading middle school teacher
-Took over teaching the middle school English teacher for grades 6-8 for the last
half of the year.
-Developed and implemented literature curriculum
-Implemented English Language Arts Curriculum
-Proctored and graded Common Core NY State tests
-Designed and taught multidisciplinary units for all grades in literature
-Gained experience in differentiated instruction working with 53 students of
various abilities
-Implemented Word Wisdom vocabulary program
-Taught and assessed all students on reading, writing and grammar


Student Teaching at Thomas Edison Elementary
Student Teacher, Grades 2 and 3 15:1 self-contained classroom Spring 2013
-Designed and taught a Social Studies unit on China for students to listen, read,
and write for information.
-Gained experience in differentiated instruction working simultaneously with two
grade levels
-Implemented the Orton-Gillngham grammar lessons to second and third
graders.
-Taught and assessed third graders in math on area and perimeter, multiplication
and division, rounding whole numbers, and analyzing numbers.
-Implemented differentiated instruction reading groups to all students.
-Designed and taught a social studies unit on Italy for students to listen, read and
write for information.
-Implemented a language arts/character education lesson based off of a read
aloud for students to write for expression.

Student teacher at Buffalo Public School 19 Native American Magnate
Student teacher, grade 4 spring 2013
-Designed and implemented EdTPA task 3 student feedback on assessment
based around a self-created ELA/science integrated unit on inventions for students to
listen, read, and write for information.
-Gained experience working closely with English Language Learner students
from various diverse backgrounds and ability levels, and differentiating instruction with
these students.
-Developed skills in finding and implementing supplemental resources in addition
to textbooks, including self-created lessons based around scholastics storyworks
magazine.
-Developed and implemented an Earth Day lesson integrating science and a
service for others component.
-Designed and taught science lessons integrating a writing for information
component about the environment, and recycling or “upcycling” old items to
create new ones.

Substitute Teacher
Maryvale Union Free School District 2014-present day


Senior YMCA summer camp counselor through Americorps
Kenton family YMCA Summer 2013, summer 2014
-Co-led the Leaders in Training program with middle school age children
-Implemented and developed games, activities, character development and values and
field trips
-organized and ran fundraisers to put on a carnival for the whole camp


Field Experience at The Stanley G. Falk School Kenton Satellite,
Kenmore NY
Student Teacher, Grade 7 spring 2012 8:1:1 classroom
· -Successfully engaged students with Emotional and Behavioral disabilities in a
lesson on United States symbols in order for students to listen, speak, and write for
information.
· - Empowered Students by implementing a generosity project


Commitment to Professional Development: events attended
-Niagara Frontier Reading Council annual literacy conference.
- learned and implemented strategies incorporating the shifts in the
common core
-learned and implemented a close reading strategy.
-Learned about important literacy technology and how it can be used in a
classroom.


Volunteer/ Community Service
· Volunteer at the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center May 2008-
November 2011
Extracurricular Activities
· Co-President and rider on the Canisius College Equestrian Team
2009-2013
Positions; Secretary 2010-2011
Vice President 2011-2012
Co-president 2012-2013

· Treasurer and participant in Canisius College French club 2010-2013
Positions: Treasurer 2012-2013
Areas of Interest
· Horseback riding, reading, traveling
Special Skills
· Studied French for 10 years
Other work experience
· Floor attendant at Bounce Magic – summer 2009-fall 2010
· Sales associate at Macy’s Eastern Hills- fall 2010-spring 2011
· West Herr Automotive Group
- Service Greeter Toyota of Orchard Park 2011
- Title/Billing Clerk Ford/Lincoln of Amherst 2012-present