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Kathryn E.

Smith
Kathrynsmith1127@gmail.com
4 Alexis Drive
Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002
215-260-7462
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EDUCATION
Gwynedd Mercy University, Master of Science in Special
Education, Expected Graduation August 2015
Current GPA: 4.00
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish
GPA: 3.82, Magna Cum Laude
Graduated May 20, 2012
Honors: Dean’s List (Fall 2008-Present)
Dean Scholar / Dean’s Scholarship
Leadership First Scholarship
Alpha Lambda Delta Academic Honor Society
Mortar Board Academic Honor Society

Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society
Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
Centro de Lenguas Modernas
Study Abroad, Spring Semester, 2011
Course Highlights:
Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language
Life & Culture of Spain
20th Century Spanish Literature
Flamenco and Traditional Music
Volunteer Teaching Assistant
Local Guardaría (Nursery School)

TEACHING CERTIFICATION
Pennsylvania Instructional I Certificate in Elementary Education, Effective Date: 07/01/2012
Pennsylvania Private School – Teacher Spanish K-12 Certificate, Effective Date 06/01/2013

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Spanish Teacher Merion-Mercy Academy High School, Merion Station, PA, August 2014- Present
• Teaches high school Spanish and Algebra 1 at an all girls, private Catholic high school.
• Co-coaches high school tennis team and co-advises school newspaper
Spanish Teacher Ancillae-Assumpta Academy, Wyncote, PA, Fall 2012-June 2014
• Taught Spanish to 5th through 8th grade students by developing and implementing comprehensive lesson plans
that accommodate all levels of learners.
• Served as Spanish Curriculum Chair of school’s Curriculum Council.
Student Teacher White Deer Elementary, New Columbia, PA, Fall 2011
• Utilized Understanding by Design model to design/teach lesson plans for third grade learning support classroom.
• Implemented inquiry-based focused instruction to create effective, authentic activities to promote studentdeveloped deep understandings.
Student Coordinator/Tutor Bucknell Buddies Tutoring Program, 2009-2012
• Supervise and schedule after-school student tutoring program and also serve as tutor.
Teaching Assistant Bucknell University Geology Department, Fall 2010
• Provided assistant teaching during inquiry-based laboratory sessions for undergraduate geology class.
Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Tutor Kelly Elementary School, Lewisburg, PA, Fall 2010
• Provided individualized classroom assistance and tutoring for learning support program.
• Analyzed students’ performance and progress in order to create and to implement individualized, differentiated
lesson plans for learning support students.
English Language Learner Tutor Beck Elementary School, Sunbury, PA, Fall 2009
• Provided weekly in-class assistance and tutoring to struggling English Language Learners.
Summer Science Camp Lead Instructor Science Explorers Inc., Montgomery/Bucks County, PA, Summer 2009
• Created and taught inquiry-based lessons on a variety of scientific topics.

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Student Leader/Volunteer- Bucknell Hurricane Katrina Recovery Team, New Orleans, LA, 2010- 2012
• Participated in fund raising efforts & service learning trips to New Orleans to rehab homes affected by hurricane.
• Chosen as student leader to plan and lead service learning trip for Bucknell faculty and students to New Orleans.
Public Relations Chair, Mortar Board Academic Honor Society, 2011- 2012
• Responsible for communication and marketing functions for Bucknell Chapter of Honor Society.
Bucknell University Orientation Assistant/Leader, Fall 2010
• Selected to plan and implement freshman orientation program and to serve as mentor to freshmen class.
Child Care Provider, Private Family, Lower Gwynedd, PA, 2010-2012