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Kelsey Valdez 2363 Witter Gulch Rd., Evergreen, CO 80439 303-475-9808

Education and Certification

Colorado Teaching Licensure

Expected Spring 2016
o Endorsement in English
CHSAA Coaching Certified
Colorado State University
Expected Graduation Date: May 2016
o B.A in English, education concentration
GPA 3.87
Avid Tutor Certification
December 2015
o Program designed to help all students be prepared for college through organizational skills,
higher level thinking skills, and metacognition

Professional Development

Colorado PEP Conference

May 2012
o Attended a daily meetings with parents of children with special needs, discussed what they
struggle with in the school system and what they want to change
o Attended lectures about special education law
Active Shooter training at Colorado State University
o Organizer of the Universitys first training for teaching candidates
o Training taught students what to do in the event of an active shooter in their schools


Middle School Practicum Wellington Middle School/Lincoln Middle School

o Observed and assisted in a plethora of classes in Wellington Middle School
o Practiced Avid skills/ learned creative instruction skills
o Observed and worked with students and faculty in a 6th grade English Classroom
o Taught one lesson under supervision
High School Practicum Fort Collins High School
o Observed and assisted in an intervention style English class
o Observed and worked with faculty and staff throughout the high school
o Taught two lessons under supervision
Student Teaching Evergreen High School
o Gradually became the lead teacher in a 10th grade classroom and 11th grade classrooms
o Followed the syllabus outlined by the teacher and designed lesson plans to fulfill standards

Awards and Honors

Deans List at Winona State University

Scholar Athlete at Winona State University
o Scholar Athlete awards are given to athletes who maintain a 3.5 GPA while competing in varsity
sports at the university

Kelsey Valdez

Deans List at Colorado State University

o Deans list is awarded at Colorado State to students who have achieved a GPA of 3.75 or above


Microsoft Office
Social Media
Eye for grammatical errors/sentence
Detail oriented

Team player
Ability to work independently
Great communicator


Evergreen Parks and Recreation

June 2009 - Present
o Gymnastics Instructor/Open Gym Supervisor
o Taught gymnastics and supervised open gym for children ages 3-18
o Taught the fundamentals of gymnastics in a structured setting and maintained safe practices
o Assisted with the coaching of the USAG competitive team
Little Bears Child Care
November 2013 - May 2014

o Afternoon Teacher
o Assisted the morning teacher until 4pm, then gave activities to the kids to
encouraged learning and socialization

o Managed a classroom with a large amount of small children

Fort Collins High School
August 2014 November 2015
o Assistant Gymnastics Coach
o Helped the head coach to manage the team at meets and practices
o Taught girls new skills
o Assisted team members with skills by spotting
o Gave girls direction on how to improve their skills
Dola and Shannon Sawyer
November 2014 December 2015
o Babysat and tutored two children ages 8 and 11
o Picked kids up from school
o Helped with homework
o Tutored problem areas in school for a child with learning disabilities
o Took kids to after school activities