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JenniferJaneCouzens

928OrchardAvenueS.E.
EastGrandRapids,MI49506
Phone:6165516328
Email:
jcouzens@tkschools.org
http://jennifercouzenseportfolio.weebly.com/

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Objective:
Iwanttosupportanacademiccommunity,whileemployingcoursework,studentteaching,and

work/volunteerexperiences,asasecondaryteacherofEnglishinanatmospherewhereI
canbuildrelationshipsthathelpeveryoneachievetheirgreatestpotential.
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Education:
GrandValleyStateUniversity,April2014

Allendale,Michigan

Postbaccalaureate
GraduateTeachingCertificateProgram

Major:EnglishMinor:PoliticalScience

CertificateIssued:May15,2014(HighlyQualified)

EnrolledinMastersDegreeProgram,Anticipatedcompletionby2017
(InstructionandCurriculumwithEmphasisinSecondaryEducation)

LakeSuperiorStateUniversity,January2005

SaultSte.Marie,Michigan
BachelorofScience,IndividualizedStudies
Doublemajor:EnglishandMarketing

FerrisStateUniversity,June1990

BigRapids,Michigan
AssociateofScience,Marketing
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WorkExperience:

EnglishLanguageArtsAcademicInterventionist

ThornappleKelloggMiddleSchool,Middleville,Michigan,September2014present

Setstargets,workstowardgoals,andevaluatesprogresswhilesupportingELAteachersandstudents

66percentoftargetedstudentsshowedaboveoraveragegrowth(DiscoveryEducationTesting)

Assessesdata(Formativeassessment,DiscoveryEd,MEAP,SRI,andother31Aqualifiers)

ProvidesappropriatelearningexperiencesbasedongradelevelcurriculumandCCSS

CollaboratesregularlywithPrincipal,6th8thELAteamstodeterminestudentneedandsetgoals

Monitorsandevaluatesstudentoutcomes,pushinginandpullingoutofclassrooms

Strivestolearnfromotherssuccesses,visitHaslett(RTI)andcontactedOtsegoPublicSchools

Strivestobuildtrustingandsupportiverelationshipswithstudentsandstaff

Maintainsappropriaterecordsandfollowsrequiredproceduresrequiredfor31Afunding

ParticipateswithStudentSuccessTeam(Addinginsighttostudentneedandbehaviorconcerns)

ParticipatedinParentTeacherconferences

TaughtMSTEPprepclasses,includingtestingstrategies,SmarterBalance,andPARCCquestions

ProposedStudySkillsclassduringfourthquarter(ActionResearch)

Developedreading&writingwebsitetosupportparentsandstudentsSixMinuteSolution,ELAresources,...

OrganizedGamePlanRaffleasmotivationforfourthquarterstudents,donationsfrommajorsportsteams

ContactName:BrianBalding,MiddleSchoolPrincipal
ContactInformation:bbaldingtkschools.org,(269)7953349

SubstituteTeacher
PESG:EducationalPlacementServices,Caledonia,Michigan,May2014present

Overseeslessonplans,maintainsdiscipline(MainlyinELAclasses)

ContactInformation:misupport@contractsubs.com,(616)8910509

StudentTeacher
RockfordHighSchool,Rockford,Michigan,September2013April2014

Assisted,SeptemberDecember(WorkedwithtwoELAteachersintwoclassrooms)

Lead,DecemberApril,Plannedforthreecontentareas,12weeks

English10A:Writingnarrative,OfMiceandMen,andToKillaMockingbird

English11A:EarlyAmericanLiterature,NewWorldthroughRenaissance

English11B:ResearchPaper,TranscendentalistthroughModernist,TheGreatGatsby

Builtgenuinerelationshipswithstudentsandstaff

Designednewlessonplanideas,missingassignmentprocess

Integratedtechnologyintolessonplans,dailyscheduleandstudentcommunication

Teamtaughtclasses,collaboratedwithSpecialEducationTeacher(twotrimesters)

Introduced(KIPP)CharacterStrengthsneededforsuccess

ContactName:SteveStory,Cooperatingteacher
ContactInformation:sstory@rockfordschools.org,Work(616)8636030Cell(616)4603346

SubstituteLibrarian
FarmingtonCommunityLibraries,Farmington,MI20072009

Managed

AdultandChildrensReferencedesks

Receivedincreaseintitleandpayrate

Publicationsforpublicrelationsandmarketingpurposes(newsletters,posters,bookmarks)

Assistedpatronswithresearch,bookchoice,computers,copier,...

Owner/Operator
MissJennysDayCare,TraverseCity,MI19972001

LicensedbytheStateofMichigan

MaintainedPreschoollikeenvironmentwithdailylessonplans

LeadTeacher
CentralDayCareCenter,TraverseCity,MI19951997

Delivered

ageappropriatedailylessonplanswithweeklythemes

C
onductedstudentevaluations,ledparentconferences,andtrainedassistantteachers

SubstituteTeacher
EasternUpperPeninsulaConsolidatedSchools,St.Ignace,MI19941995

Oversawlessons,maintaineddiscipline

Workedconcurrentwithfulltimeclassload

ProgramCoordinator
ProjectYES,CedarvilleandSt.Ignace,MI19921995

Implementedprogramaimedatundersupervisedandtroubledyouth

Collaboratedwithlocalschooldistrict,SocialServicesandMSUExtension


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VolunteerExperience:

LibraryVolunteer,PTAChair
EastGrandRapidsPublicSchool,EastGrandRapids,Michigan20102011

MiddleSchoolBOOKENDSBookClub,20102011

Promotedandcoordinatedmonthlybookclubmeetings

ArrangedSkypeinterviewwithauthorLauraResau

Assistedlibrarianswithvariousdutiesshelving,deletion,labeling

SundaySchoolTeacher
FirstUnitedMethodistChurch,Farmington,Michigan,20022009

Preparedanddeliveredweeklylessonplans

PTAChair
LongacreElementary,Farmington,Michigan,20072009

DevelopedandimplementedLongacreUNPLUGGED(oneweekmediafreechallenge)
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Technology:

MicrosoftOffice:Publisher,

PowerPoint,Word,Excel

Edmodo.com(DailySchedule,Polls,embeddedvideos,worksheets,NoRedInkGrammar)

Google(Docs,Spreadsheets,Presentations),GooglePlus,GoogleHangouts,GoogleCalendar

Educationalportal.com,Quia.com,Quizlet.com,polleverywhere.com,MobyMax.com

PowerSchools,Skyward(attendance,gradebook,parentcommunication)

Blackboardonlinelessons,Weeblywebsitecreation,SmartNotebook,Prezi,Skype

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Hobbies/Interests:

Myfamily:son(17),daughter(15)andrelatedacademicandextracurricularactivities

Homeimprovement(Wehaverehabbedsevenhomesin19yearsofmarriage.)

Neighborhoodeuchregroup

Boating,walking,jogging,volleyball,andtennis

Neighborhoodbookclub

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References:

Dr.StephenWorst,Professor
SteveStory,CooperatingTeacher

GrandValleyStateUniversity
RockfordHighSchool

worsts@gvsu.edu
sstory@rockfordschools.org

(616)3316275
(616)4603346

WandaBlair,ELATeacher

JohnnaM.Balk,ReferenceLibrarian

ThornappleKelloggMiddleSchool
OaklandCommunityCollege,OrchardRidgeCampus

wblair@tkschools.org
ejbalk@sbcglobal.net
(269)7953349
(248)5223400