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Megan Farwell

890 Dogwood Meadows Drive SE


Ada, MI 49301

Cell: 616-780-5771
mfarwell157@gmail.com
meganfarwell.weebly.com

EDUCATION
Hope College, Holland, MI
May 2015
Major: Comprehensive Elementary Education - Early Childhood
Michigan Elementary Provisional Certificate with endorsements in all subjects K-5 (K-8 self-contained), Early
Childhood (ZS)
GPA: 3.9/4.0
Hope College Deans List: 8/8 Semesters
FIELD EXPERIENCE
Zeeland Early Childhood Center, Zeeland, MI, Student Teacher
Spring 2015
Taught in an all day 4-year-old Great Start Readiness Program preschool class for a 6-week period. I
completed 4 weeks of co-planning and instructing along with my cooperating teacher, as well as 2
weeks of full time planning and instructing. While in this placement, I used Creative Curriculum.
Roosevelt Elementary, Zeeland, MI, Student Teacher
Spring 2015
Taught in a Kindergarten classroom everyday for a 10-week period. I completed 5 weeks of co-planning
and instructing along with my cooperating teacher, as well as 5 weeks of full time planning and
instructing for all subjects.
Zeeland Quest, Zeeland, MI, Classroom Assistant
Fall 2014
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Assisted in a 2 & 3 grade classroom twice a week for a 16-week period, instructing and helping
students with Math, Science, and Writing. Along with 3 classmates, I planned a Science PBL (Project
Based Learning) on Earths Land and Water.
Innocademy, Zeeland, MI, Classroom Assistant
Spring 2014
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Assisted in a 5 & 6 grade classroom once a week for a 16-week period, instructing and helping
students with 5th grade Math, 6th grade Science, and 5th grade Social Studies.
Maplewood Early Childhood Center, Holland, MI, Classroom Assistant
Fall 2013
Assisted in the 3s ASD preschool classroom once a week for a 16-week period, supporting the
students as they went through literacy centers.
Zeeland Early Childhood Center, Zeeland, MI, Classroom Assistant
Spring 2013
Assisted in a 3s preschool classroom once a week for a 16-week period, running center activities and
helping with student assessment.
Zeeland Early Childhood Center, Zeeland, MI, Classroom Assistant
Spring 2013
Assisted in a 4s preschool classroom once a week for a 16-week period, running center activities and
helping with student assessment.
Hope College Ready for Life, Holland, MI, Mentor, Classroom Assistant
Assisted in the classroom once a week for a 16-week period.
Mentored the students and developed relationships with them.

Spring & Fall 2012

Woodbridge Elementary, Zeeland, MI, Classroom Assistant


Fall 2011
Assisted in a 1st grade classroom once a week for a 16-week period, helping with classroom activities
and student assessment.

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EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Hope College Summer Science Camps, Holland, MI
Summers 2013, 2014
Teacher
Preparation of curriculums and classrooms, classroom teacher, classroom assistant.
Hope College, Holland, MI
May 2013 May 2014
Student Researcher: Childrens After School Achievement (CASA) Research
Personally invited by Professor Patricia Griffin to work on CASA Research.
Collected data through the administration of an anonymous survey, created with input from CASA
supervisors.
The data collected reported tutors perceptions of participation in the CASA program, sought data to
inform and facilitate program improvement.
Hope College, Holland, MI
August 2012 May 2014
Resident Assistant
Enforced rules and regulations to ensure the smooth and orderly operation of the dormitory, summoned
medical assistance when necessary, and mediated interpersonal problems between residents.
Made regular rounds to ensure that residents and areas were safe and observed students to detect and
report unusual behavior.
Communicated with other staff to resolve problems with individuals
Collaborated with counselors to develop dormitory programs that addressed the needs of individual
students, and developed and coordinated educational programs for residents.
EXTRA CURRICULAR
Study Abroad, Liverpool, UK
June 2014
Student - Attended class and observed, assisted, and taught at Northway Primary School in a Reception class
(4 & 5 year olds) and a Year 2 class (1st grade).
Challenge of Children Conference, Hope College, Holland, MI
Presenter Appropriate Use of Technology
MiAEYC Conference, Grand Rapids, MI
Presenter Creating an Early Childhood Learning Lab

May 15, 2014

April 3-4, 2014

Hope College 2014 Celebration of Undergraduate Research


April 11, 2014
And Creative Performance, Hope College, Holland, MI
Presenter Tutor Perceptions of Their Participation In the CASA Program: Qualitative Data Analysis
Michigan Academy Conference, Oakland University, Rochester, MI
February 28, 2014
Presenter Tutor Perceptions of Their Participation In the CASA Program: Qualitative Data Analysis
Challenge of Children Conference, Hope College, Holland, MI
May 16, 2013
Presenter Talk with Your Child as You Read: Ways to Boost Your Childs Language and Literacy
Development. Patricia A. Griffin, PhD
MiAEYC Conference, Grand Rapids, MI
Attendee

April 4-6, 2013

HONORS
Hope College Mortar Board Member

2014 - 2015