Alicia Armstrong

8257 Donna ~ Westland MI, 48185
(734) 578-7266 ~ aarmstrong504@my.madonna.edu ~ aliciaarmstrong.weebly.com
Strong passion to motivate and support young learners during early years of education.
Advocate for emergent literacy and helping students use the tools and strategies they
need to be successful. Variety of experience in inclusive settings as well as selfcontained classrooms with a range of exceptionalities. Interested in working in a diverse
community with children of all cultures and needs. Believe in working in professional
learning communities with teachers that share the same rigor and commitment.
Education:
Madonna University
September 2011-January 2015
Bachelor’s Degree in Comprehensive Elementary Education and Early Childhood
Education with a ZS Endorsement.
3.8 GPA
Schoolcraft College
September 2008-April 2011
Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts
Teaching Experience:
Kennedy Elementary
Livonia Public Schools November 10th 2014-January 30th 2015



Implemented both unit 5 and unit 6 of the second grade Everyday Math
curriculum and administered unit and quarterly assessments.
Created and implemented the MAISA units of writing reviews for second grade.
Participated in weekly second grade meetings where we discussed the 7 habits
and created monthly goals based on the habits.
Led two reading groups for both boys and girls where students worked on a
variety or reading and comprehension strategies. Many lessons were focused on
non-fiction text and researching different topics.

Hayes Elementary

Livonia Public Schools September 2nd 2014-November 7th 2014


Used and implemented ELA/MAISA units for both reading and writing where we
introduced writing workshop and worked with students on both reading and
writing strategies.
I taught and collected data on a five senses unit. I used this information to create
a learners outcome assessment project that showed growth throughout the unit.
I participated in the kindergarten data dive where we reviewed our student’s
progress from the beginning of the year.

Teaching Related Experience:
School Aged Child Care
Livonia Public Schools

February 2nd 2015- Present

Lead teacher of the SACC room at Kennedy Elementary in Livonia.

Work with students every morning and afternoon implementing specific lessons
designed for character education and global awareness.

Work cooperatively with co-teachers assisting students as primary caregivers.

PESG Subbing
Livonia Public Schools

February 2nd 2015-Present

Long-term substitute in a 4th grade classroom for 2 weeks. Planned and
implemented ELA units for both readers and writers workshop.

Worked cooperatively with two visually impaired students on daily basis to make
accommodations to promote their success.

Used the Everyday Math curriculum and pulled individual students with needs
during daily math stations to track progress and show data.

Subbed frequently in all k-4 classrooms at Kennedy Elementary in Livonia.

Students Helping Students
Livonia Public Schools July 7th 2014-31st 2014

This is a Three week program sponsored by the Kirt Foundation that helps
students prevent summer reading loss. Each student was formally assessed

with a running record (Fountas and Pinnell) to find their current reading level
along with their reading level at the end of the program.
I created specific lesson plans that focus on those weaker areas found in the
student’s assessments. We worked daily on sight words, specific reading
strategies, new vocabulary, guided reading groups, word work, and guided
writing.

Professional Development:
Kennedy Elementary School
Livonia Public Schools June 16th-17th 2014

I participated in the 7 Habits workshop, I worked with other teachers at Kennedy
on a variety of group work.
We brainstormed ways to integrate these 7 habits into the classroom and help
students become more effective. This workshop focused on finding how each
student can be a leader in his or her own way.

References

Ms. Danielle Daniels
Kennedy Elementary
Principal (734) 612-8366
Mrs. Dianne Laura
Madonna University
Livonia Public Schools Board of Education
University Supervisor
(313) 743-7282

Mrs. Karen Obsniuk
Madonna University
Dean of Education
(248) 767-0383
Mrs. Jackie Beitz
SACC and Young Fives Director (Livonia)
Jackson Center
(734) 306-3973
(734) 354-9865
Ms. Jane Germain
Kennedy Elementary
Cooperating Teacher-Second Grade
(248) 924-7860

Mrs. Karla Brothers
Hayes Elementary
Cooperating Teacher- Kindergarten
(313) 732-1030