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Marissa Breza

135 Elizabeth Avenue Trenton, NJ 08610


Cell Phone: (609)-947-7705 Home Phone: (609)-695-4574 E-Mail: brezam@rider.edu

Experience with Children


Since a very young age I have taken on the role of babysitter, nanny, and all around care taker of
children. I have taken on this responsibility not for the money, but instead for the experience and
for the love that I have for all children. I learned early on in life that taking care of children,
educating them, and being a positive role model in their life is truly the most rewarding feeling in
the world. All of these characteristics play an important role in teaching. That is why I want to
become a teacher. I want to take my students on a path to make them love, enjoy, and work
towards a great educational experience.

Education
High School: Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville NJ
College: Rider University, Lawrenceville NJ
Double Major: Elementary Education and Psychology
Minor: Early Childhood Education
GPA. 3.765
*Currently enrolled

Objective
To teach in grades K-5, with an interest in specializing in grades K-3.

Honors
2011- Present: Deans list every semester

Experiences in the Classroom


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Princeton Junior School (Student teaching)


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Currently preparing and teaching daily lessons in the K/1 classroom which include
math, reading, writing, and units of inquiry based on the international curriculum.

Additional Field Work:


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Grice Middle School


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Participated hands on in lessons that involved working and interacting on a close


level with the students.

Adath Israel Congregation/Special Needs Jewish Education


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Observed and shadowed a child throughout their day in order to grasp a better
understanding of how a special needs school runs on a day to day basis.

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Stony Brook Elementary School


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Indian Fields Elementary School


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Taught and prepared numerous lessons for a first grade class that involved reading,
writing, and mathematics.

Parker Hill Elementary School


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Observed and participated in helping the first grade teacher manage the classroom.

Taught and prepared numerous lessons for a fourth grade classroom that involved
math, writing, reading, and preparing a unit project.

University Now Day Nursery


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Participated hands on in the daily activities of a toddler room. These activities


included spending the day with the children, preparing activities, and learning how to
properly clean and run the day to day schedule in the toddler room.

Volunteer Work
Autism Family Services of New Jersey
Completed over 20 hours of community service work at Autism Family Services of New Jersey. I was
able to take on a higher leadership role with additional responsibilities during the community
service of this organization.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton
Participated in numerous volunteer opportunities at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Hamilton including events for the Cancer Institute along with activities related to the American
Heart Association and Stroke Walk.
The Montessori School of Hamilton
Participated in helping to organize and run the schools first Read Across America event.

Skills

Communication/phone skills

Computer: Proficient at Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint/SMART Board

Works well with others

Self-motivated/require minimal direction

Interests

Baking
Cooking
Technology
Reading