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BETHANY MICHELS

100 West Park, Pleasanton, KS 66075
Cell: (913) 731-3767
Email: bmichels@gus.pittstate.edu


OBJECTIVE

To obtain a career in education that teaches children from birth through 8 years old including
special education.


EDUCATION

Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
Bachelor of Science in Education, December 2014
Major: Special Education
Certification: Special Education
GPA: 3.85


PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

1
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Grade Student Teacher, Meadowlark Elementary School, Pittsburg, KS
August-December 2014
 Class consisted of 21 students
o Five students have individual education plans
o Six students who are learners of English Language
 Produced a unit plan that focused on phonics emphasizing on s and r word blends that is
designed to meet state standards
 Attended meetings such as staff meetings, “Professional Learning Communities”,
departmental/grade level meetings, and “Behavior Intervention Support Team” meetings
 Worked with a general education teacher, special education teacher, and a
paraprofessional
 Attended parent teacher conferences
 Tested students on math and reading assessments


Preschool Student Teacher, Little Gorilla’s Preschool, Pittsburg, KS
August-December 2013
 Class consisted of 14 students
 Designed a state standard fruit focused unit plan
 Developed a case study from a progress report
 Completed 2 progress reports



FIELD EXPEREINCE

Meadowlark Elementary School, Low Incidence Classroom (less than 1% of population)
Pittsburg, KS, September-November 2013
 Class consisted of 10 students with severe special education needs

The Family Resource Center, Preschool Special Education classroom, Pittsburg, KS
October-November 2012
This class consisted of 12 students which 6 students had individual education plans
 Observed one specific student and created a diversity project based on observations


RELATED EXPERIENCE

Tutor, Dalton Simons, Pleasanton, KS, June-August 2014
 Dalton is a 6 year old who has a global developmental delay in cognitive processes and
speech
 Created activities that helped Dalton retain information such as his whole name, colors,
numbers, alphabet, and social skills
 Utilized incentives to keep Dalton on task and to stay focused


VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE AND CAMPUS ACTIVITIES

First Christian Church, Pleasanton, KS
 Nursery leader, 2007 to present
o Ages 0-4 years old
 Taught a preschool class during vacation bible School, summer 2011
 Assisted with creating 5 learning centers for vacation bible school, 2013 to present
o Preschool classroom

Cookee’s Drive In, Pleasanton, KS, October 2013
 Painted faces at Trunk for Treats

Early Childhood Student Organization, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
2012-2013
 Assisted with Pitt Crew by overseeing children


SKILLS
 Knowledge of Microsoft Office computer programs
 Basic Life Support Class-CPR
 Intruder training
A.L.I.C.E (alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate)