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Sabrina Burcroff

198 Harvard Canton, MI 48188

(734) 306-4340
Shaping young minds for a brighter tomorrow.

Michigan Provisional Teaching Certification

Endorsement: Elementary K-5 All Subjects (K-8 All Subjects Self Contained)
Highly Qualified: K-5
License Number: PV0000000837445


Grand Valley State University

Bachelor of Arts in Education
Bachelor of Arts in English Language Arts
Minor in Elementary Education
Minor in Psychology
Deans List


Fourth Grade Teacher

Fortis Academy, National Heritage Academies
Determined and result-oriented teacher with a focus on
differentiated instruction for ELA and Math in a fourth grade
Implemented Reading Street and Math Expressions with one
proficient, and two mixed ability classes in a diverse school.
Developed an encouraging, yet academically rigorous classroom
community to obtain a solid educational foundation to set
students up for success.

2008 2013

Long Term Substitute Kindergarten

Fortis Academy, National Heritage Academies
Guided the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals, and
establish clear objectives for students.
Assessed the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provide report
cards as required.
Integrated various lessons with a Moral Focus to set students up for success in
school and life.
Paraprofessional Kindergarten
Fortis Academy, National Heritage Academies
Worked with individual and small groups of children to reinforce and improve
upon skills taught in the classroom.
Collaborated with faculty to develop action plans to help facilitate learning.
Effectively helped with classroom management including students with
disruptive behaviors.



Student Teaching
Novi Woods Elementary, Novi Community School District
Invented and executed engaging, effective lessons in all


subject areas for a class of heterogeneous kindergarten special

and regular education students.

Established classroom rules and mission statement with students to

construct a safe and stable learning environment.

Utilized technology and cooperative learning processes into curriculum on

a daily basis.

Student Teaching
Breton Downs Elementary, East Grand Rapids Public School District
Facilitated learning of predominantly mathematics in a 5th grade
differentiated instruction to fit the needs of all students, including special
education students.

Maintained excellent classroom management skills and an ability to keep

students on task.

Expanded range of learning through whole group, individual, small group

instruction, and cooperative learning processes.


The Leader in Me
Effectively teaching students how to become productive members of society
by utilizing The Leader in Me and The Seven Habits of Happy Kids daily.
Private Tutor
Provided customized instruction for second grade students in Math and
Language Arts.
Success Seekers
Privately tutored a small group of K1 students to advance their writing skills.
Love and Logic Focus Group
Participated in a Love and Logic focus group to strengthen classroom


Empathy: able to hold conversations with learners to recognize and

understand their thoughts and feelings.
Positive Attitude: competent to consider encouraging methods to educate
Creative: encourage students through innovative techniques of education.
Passion: feel very strongly about inspiring young learners to meet their
highest abilities in education to create a difference in their lives.
Willing to Learn: open to learning various techniques and methods from
other educators as well as students to advance my career in education.
Sense of Humor: helps to diminishes barriers and creates a positive learning
environment for students.


Stephanie Shackelford
First Grade Team Lead and Interim Dean
Fortis Academy
(734) 572-3623 ext 233
Jamie Schramm
Third Grade Team Lead
Fortis Academy
(734) 572-3623 ext 220
Christina Maxwell
Fifth Grade Teacher
Fortis Academy
(734) 572-3623
Carolyn Schmidt
Field Coordinator
Grand Valley State University
(586) 770-2076