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Pamela Murphy
Phone 989-941-9206

Career Focus

Motivated teaching professional with over 17 years experience addressing student needs and ensuring proper
student development.
Core Qualifications
Managing Classroom For Diverse Populations
Innovative Lesson Planning
Positive Learning Environment

Test Proctoring

Critical Thinking

Computer Proficient

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Interpersonal Skills

Positive Reinforcement

Special Education

Thematic study techniques

Effective time management
School Improvement Chairperson
Active Listening Skills
Outstanding Social Skills
Student-Centered Learning
Creative Lesson Plan Development
Standardized Testing
Instructional Best Practices

Technology Integration
Shared knowledge gained through technology training courses by training colleagues in new technology
concepts and practices applicable for the classroom.
Curriculum Design
Designed, developed and implemented daily lessons for 90 students.
Education Strategies
Employed special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of
sensory/perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
Targeted Development
Met with parents and guardians to discuss children's progress and to determine priorities and resource
Program Management
Initiated and managed Technology Program Technology Integration.
Increased student participation and test scores by introducing relevant computer programs and exercises to
encourage student interest and enjoyment.
Data Organization
Organized scores of over 200 students into on line database for Teacher and Administrator access for
progress monitoring.
Incorporating innovative technology with class curriculum for greater learning opportunities.
Professional Experience
GEE Edmonson Academy

August 2013-Present
Reading Specialist provided intensive instruction to struggling readers. Professional
development for teachers by providing them with the additional support needed to implement
Guided Reading, Accelerated Reading, and Study Island.
Test Coordinator for NWEA and AIMSWEB
Technology administrator for Study Island and Accelerated Reader
Taught in the after school-tutoring program.
Book Fair Coordinator

Testing Coordinator

Buena Vista School District Saginaw, Michigan

March 1995 to July 26, 2013

Technology Coordinator for the Buena Vista School District planned and implemented staff training and

workshops. Managed and configured I pads, Coordinated star testing,

Technology Training: conducted district wide technology training after school for all staff. Implement technology in
my classroom using TPACK (a framework to understand and describe the kinds of knowledge needed by a
teacher for effective pedagogical practice in a technology enhanced learning environment.)
Title One Teacher: planned and implemented lessons and progress monitoring. Study Island district and
building coordinator, motivated and instructed students on Study Island and other Web 2.0 applications.
Special Education Teacher: planed and conducted IEP meetings, test and evaluate students using the
Brigance test, wrote individual student measurable goals.
School Improvement Chairperson: implemented the school improvement plan, planned meetings, planned and
conducted professional development.
Building Test Coordinator: MEAP, IOWA, district assessments Managed all test materials, distributed and
collected materials before and after testing.
AIMSWEB Benchmark Testing: building coordinator, copied and distributed all test materials and directions,
entered all scores in the computer analyzed and printed results, used results to implement RTI program, trained
teachers to conduct progress monitoring

Building Reading Coach: planned and implemented research based reading strategies, met with tier three
students four days a week, conducted progress monitoring using AimsWeb, responded to intervention using the
results of the progress monitoring.
Classroom Teacher: experience teaching 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades planned lessons, graded and
assessed students, monitored student progress, used data to drive instruction.
Education and Training
Michigan State University December 2012
East Lansing, Michigan
Educational Technology
Masters Degree
Integrating Technology in the Classroom
Saginaw Valley State University 2001
University Center, Michigan
Masters in Reading
Emphasis At Risk Readers
Double Major Reading and Special Education
Saginaw Valley State University 1994
University Center, Michigan

Bachelors Degree
Emphasis on Elementary Education with a minor in Social Studies
Delta Community College 1990
University Center, Michigan
Liberal Arts
Associate Degree
Elementary K-5 All Subjects K-8 Self Contained
Social Science CX 6-8
Learning Disabilities SM K-12
Educational Technology NP K-8 (Masters Degree)
Reading Specialist K-12 (Masters Degree)
District Committees
District School Improvement Team
Textbook Adoption Committee
Technology District Committee/ County Committee
Pacing Guide Committee
Special Education Committee