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Jessica Stanton

3406 W. Grimson Ave, Peoria, Il 61615

(309) 256-8059
As a guide for
students in the

Professional Profile

learning process, I
plan instruction that
is engaging and
meaningful, that
maintains student
interest, inspires the
cognitive process,
and considers each
students learning
Jessica Stanton

Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, Illinois (04)

Early Childhood Certification with Special Education Approval (May
2015 expected).
Dedicated to enthusiastic and dynamic teaching as a means of creating
and nurturing a lifelong love of active learning in children.
Extensive experience in diverse early childhood settings

Education, Honors, and Certifications

Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Education, English Minor
Magna Cum Laude
Bradley University, Peoria, IL. 2015 (expected)
Associate in Applied Science Child Development
Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL. 1995


Proficient with Microsoft Office Programs

Knowledgeable about SmartBoard software and hardware
Project Approach
Portfolio Assessment

Early Childhood Educator
Lead Teacher, Full Day Preschool, August 2013 to January 2015
Northminster Learning Center, Peoria, IL

Facilitate project-based learning through the Project Approach

Support social competence and emotional intelligence through strategies and

programs including Second Step and Conscious Discipline.

Plan and instruct each developmental and content area using a wide variety
of teaching aids, motivational and implementation strategies to engage
students in active learning.

Conduct authentic assessment through collection of student portfolios

Serve as a mentor and provide training for new teachers.

Associate Teacher, Aug 2005 to August 2013
Northminster Learning Center, Peoria, IL

Planned and implemented small group instruction and supported English

language learners through visual aids and focusing activities.

Participated in a book study about connecting children with nature and

helped to develop an outdoor classroom.

Teacher and Family Advocate

Lead Teacher and Family Advocate, Aug 1995-Jan 2001
Tazewell Woodford Counties Head Start Program, East Peoria, IL

Built a classroom community committed to empowering families.

Collaborated with community services to meet the needs of families.

Teacher Candidate
Student Teacher, Kindergarten, Jan 2015-May 2015
Holy Family School, Peoria, Il

Incorporate learning modality principles into classroom and individual


Implement technological approaches to subject material.

Differentiate classroom materials and lesson to meet all learning levels

Field Experience, mixed-age preschool, Jan 1995-May 1995
Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center, Peoria, IL
Field Experience, Two year old classroom, Sept 1994-Nov 1994
PALS Preschool, Peoria, IL
Workshop Presenter
NCATE Poster Session, Bradley University, Peoria, IL, November 2014
IL AEYC Growing Futures Conference, Springfield, IL, October 2014
IL ASCD Pre-K/K Conference, Schaumburg, IL, March 2014, 2013
Open Door Northminster Learning Ctr., Peoria, IL, April 2014, 2012, 2011
PDS Spring Celebration, Bradley University, Peoria IL, April 2014
Engage Conference, Northminster Pres Church, Peoria, IL, October 2013
Chicago Metro AEYC Opening Minds, Schaumburg, IL, January 2012
NAEYC Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, November 2011
Illinois Project Group Meeting, Davenport, IA, April 2011
NAEYC Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2006

Professional Affiliations & Community Involvement

National Association for the Education of Young Children Member
Heart of Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children 2014-present
Illinois Association of Teacher Educators Member 2014-present
Illinois Project Group Participant 2011
Cub Scout Den leader 2007-2012
Boy Scouts of America Parent Volunteer, 2012- present
Declamations Team Coach, Holy Family School Jan-March 2015
Holy Family Church Elizabeth Ministry 2009- present
Holy Family School Home and School Board, Room Parent 2006-present
Holy Family Heritage Days Festival Booth Chair 2007-2014

Dr. Helja Antola-Crowe, Bradley University,, (309) 677-2521
Dr. Cecile Arquette, Bradley University,, (309) 677-2614
Stacy Berg, Principal Wilder-Waite, Dunlap, (309) 243-7728
Tina Nester, Holy Family School,, (309) 688-2931