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Jennifer Skinner

1209 Gopher Street Bozeman, MT 59715

Phone: (406) 564-0281 E-mail Address:


To become an outstanding elementary school teacher, equipping students to become life-long learners
through the use of standards-based instruction, active engagement, and 21 st century skills.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education K-8/Minor in K-12 Reading Teaching
Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
Graduation Date: May 2015
GPA: 3.70

Licensure and Certification

Montana Class II-Standard Education License

First Aid and CPR Certification

Applied for May 2015

December 2014 (current)

Field Experience
Student Teaching: 1st Grade
Hyalite Elementary School, Bozeman, Montana
January 2015-May 2015
Planned and implemented standards based instruction for reading, writing, and math
Integrated technology into solving addition and subtraction problems through the utilization of QR
Utilized technology in a life science unit by giving students the opportunity to share their work and
interact with one another through the use of a classroom blog
Created a standards based narrative writing unit based on the workshop model
Made data-driven decision-making for the narrative writing unit based upon pre- and formative
assessment data
Reading Internship: 1st-2nd Grade Reading Intervention
Hyalite Elementary School, Bozeman, Montana
August 2014-December 2014
Provided reading intervention with a group of 6 on-watch students who were in 2 nd grade through
the utilization of the Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System, which lead to full
general reading inclusion for all participants.
Made data-driven decision-making based upon students STAR assessment, ReadWorks, and
running record data
Provided one-on-one tutoring for a struggling reader, focusing on explicit phonics instruction such
as understanding the relation between graphemes and phonemes
Practicum II: 1st Grade
Hyalite Elementary School, Bozeman, Montana
May 2014-June 2014
Planned and implemented an inquiry based science unit on sound and light
Practicum I: Kindergarten
Hawthorne Elementary School, Bozeman, Montana

January 2014-May 2014

Planned and co-taught a standards based math unit on adding numbers within 10

Work Experience
Bozeman Nanny Agency
Bozeman, Montana
Private Nanny
December 2013-January 2015
Reinforced childrens foundational education knowledge by daily reviewing subjects such as colors,
numbers, shapes, and letters
Integrated the use of hands-on activities to cultivate a strong learning environment
America Reads*America Counts Program
Bozeman, Montana
August 2013-May 2014
Interviewed and hired 35 individuals for the program to tutor elementary aged students in the
Bozeman Public School District
Organized and facilitated initial training sessions, monthly meetings, and volunteer opportunities
Maintained consistent communication with co-coordinator, supervisor, tutors, and supervising
teachers involved in the program

Heritage Christian Early Learning Center

Bozeman, Montana
Teachers Aid
May 2012-January 2014
Coordinated with lead teacher to create and teach lesson plans that would foster a strong learning
environment for all children
Facilitated educational based activities and projects to enhance fine motor skills
Provided a safe learning environment for all children by delivering close supervision, positive
reinforcement, and a structured daily routine
America Reads*America Counts Program
Bozeman, Montana
August 2011-May 2013
Created engaging and effective activities that related to the students specific educational needs in
reading and/or math
Communicated frequently with supervising teacher to discuss students individual progress
Built a trusting and encouraging relationship with the students to help foster academic success


Proficient in creating lessons plans that are properly aligned with the Common Core State Standards
Skillful in integrating Chromebooks into the classroom
Competent in differentiating instruction through the use of flexible grouping in response to
students needs
Proficient in implementing pre-, formative, and summative assessments into lessons and using this
assessment data to modify instruction
Competent in evaluating informational texts using various readability formulas and graphs

Honors and Awards

Presidents List- Spring 2014

Deans List- Fall 2011- Fall 2013
Governors Merit Scholarship- Fall 2011- Present

Volunteer Projects
Steam Club at Hyalite Elementary School
Bozeman, Montana
Wetlands Festival
Bozeman, Montana
Childrens Festival of the Books
Bozeman, Montana
C-N Camp
Augusta, Montana

January 2015-May
September 2014
November 2014
May 2011-July 2011

Professional Affiliations
Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, Member
National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Member
MEA-MFT Bozeman Chapter, Member
National Education Association, Member

January 2015May 2012-Present

September 2014-Present
September 2014-

Professional Development
Introduction to Visual Phonics
April 10, 2015
Worksheets Dont Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain
October 17, 2014
Shouting Wont Grow Dendrites: 20 Techniques to Detour Around the Danger Zones
October 16, 2014

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References For Jennifer Skinner

Mr. Mike Van Vuren
Hyalite Elementary School
3600 W Babcock St.
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 582-6802
Mrs. Kathryn Will-Dubyak, M.Ed.
Director of Field Placement and Licensure
Field Supervisor for Student Teaching
Montana State University
246 Reid Hall
Bozeman, Montana 59717
(406) 994-6277
Mrs. Christine OShea, M.Ed., National Board Certification
1st Grade Teacher
Cooperating Teacher for Student Teaching
Hyalite Elementary School
3600 W Babcock St.
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 582-6826
Mrs. Deb Persons
Reading Interventionist
Cooperating Teacher for Reading Internship
Hyalite Elementary School
3600 W Babcock St.
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 582-6837
Mrs. Ann Ellsworth, Ph.D.
Professor of English Language Arts
Honors Faculty
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-5793