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Elizabeth Marie Atkinson

110 Poplar Street, Harlingen, Texas 78550 956-226-9722


marie13_78550@yahoo.com

June 15, 2015

Harlingen Consolidated School District .


To whom it may concern:
I wish to apply for the following position as A Bright Beginning
Paraprofessional as advertised on your website.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies EC-6 from The University
of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College. I have 5+ years of
previous experience working with children/ Students at Harlingen C.I.S.D. and
I have a certification in EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Development
Certification. I have also been trained and coached through the Texas School
Ready (TSR) program to help prepare the pre-kindergarten children for
kindergarten and beyond.
My main goal as a paraprofessional is to make every attempt made possible
in order to inspire and be the best teacher that I can be in order to
encourage my students to be the best they can be as a successful individual.
I am confident that my experience and skills will be an asset to your
students' learning and development and would love the opportunity to work
with A Bright Beginning.
Thank you for taking the time to consider my application.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Marie Atkinson

Elizabeth Marie Atkinson


110 Poplar Street, Harlingen, Texas 78550 956-226-9722
marie13_78550@yahoo.com

Summary of Qualifications

Creative, well organized and open minded to new ideas.


Takes the initiative, team player, and good with taking direction.
Great Communication skills.

Education
The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College
Bachelor of Art- Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus of Early
Childhood to 6th grade Education/ English as a Second Language,
December 2011
Certifications
EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Development Certification, March
2012
Academic Awards
Deans List from College of Education July 2010, Fall 2010
Experience
Teacher
November 2014- present
Inc. San Benito, Texas

Neighbors In Need of Services,

Working, communicating, and building relationships with 3 and 4 year


old children and their families

Lesson planning

Home visits and conferences

Beginning, Mid, and End of the year Assessments

Daily Teaching Routines which include circle time, outdoor play, small
groups, Learning centers, and literacy.

Elizabeth Marie Atkinson


110 Poplar Street, Harlingen, Texas 78550 956-226-9722
marie13_78550@yahoo.com

Health Routines and Self-help Routines such as brushing their teeth,


washing hands and setting up for Breakfast, lunch, and snack.

Daily and monthly paperwork and keeping all documents required by


the agency up to date and filed in each childs folder.

Providing learning, safety, and care for my students

Experience working with bilingual children

Additional Experiences and or trainings

Texas School Ready (TSR) : In class training and coaching with skills
and techniques provided to the teacher to implement in the classroom.
Classroom tools and manipulatives are provided for the use of both the
teacher and the children.

CPR/First Aid Certified

Educational Training/certification hrs.

Substitute teacher
Harlingen, Texas

Harlingen C.I.S.D,

Assisting in the development of the students academic learning.


Follow lesson plans or notes accordingly.
Thinking quickly and with creativity when teaching new concepts.

Student teacher
Harlingen, Texas

January 2012-May 2013

August 2011- December 2011

Harlingen C.I.S.D,

Assisting in the development of the students academic learning.


Thinking quickly and with creativity when teaching new concepts.
Attending all required staff development meetings, grade level
planning, and grade level weekly conference meetings.
Assist in making copies and help create bulletin boards.
Follow C-Scope lesson plans and assist in writing lesson plans.
Grade classwork and observe the input of grades on the online grading
system.

Law Offices Of Jerry J. Trevino

March 2008- July 2010

Harlingen, Texas

Elizabeth Marie Atkinson


110 Poplar Street, Harlingen, Texas 78550 956-226-9722
marie13_78550@yahoo.com

Typing, emailing, and faxing documents to Insurance Companies,


Chiropractors, Doctors, and other medical providers.
Interpret and read police reports.
Filing claims with Insurance Companies.
Requesting medical bills and medical records from medical providers.
Communicate with clients to set up appointments for mediations or
depositions and anything in between.

H.E.L.P Program August 2006- May 2008


Texas

Harlingen C.I.S.D., Harlingen,

2nd grade H.E.L.P. Paraprofessional


Assisting students with homework after school.
Monitoring students while engaging in outside playground play and
inside activities.
Communicating with parents and staff.
Taking attendance.
Distributing each student a snack.

First Church of the Nazarene

June 2006- July 2006

Harlingen, Texas

Child caregiver

Assisted in caring for children ages from 12-18 months to age 3-4 year olds

Followed scheduled routines assigned for designated class that was age
appropriate.

Take attendance

Some of the activities done with the children were:


Centers; music time; breakfast, lunch, and snack; gym time; nap time.

Assisted in changing diapers and potty time appropriate for age group.