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Diane M.

Machen
Reno, Nevada 89503
775-843-6297

dianemachen709@yahoo.com
http://dmachen-eportfolio.weebly.com/
Objective

Dedicated, enthusiastic, well organized, detail oriented, highly qualified teacher seeking full-time
position teaching middle school science, high school science, or elementary grade.
Education
Master of Arts in Teaching Candidate
Elementary and Secondary Education
(K-12)
Sierra Nevada College
Projected Completion Date May 2017
GPA 4.0/4.0

Bachelor of Science Degree, Chemistry


University of California, Berkeley
Summa Cum Laude
GPA 3.97/4.00
Conferred 1987
Qualifications

Nevada Teaching License


Grades K-12
Academic High School Endorsement:
Biological Science (H04)
TESL Endorsement
Projected Licensure Date July 2016
Nevada Substitute Teaching License
Grades K-12
Issued March 2015
No Provisions

Praxis II Elementary Education:


Instructional Practice and Applications
Exam (5019), Score 193/200
Praxis II Biology Content Exam (5235),
Score 180/200
Praxis II PLT Grades 7-12 Exam (5624),
Score 191/200
Core PPST: Reading Exam (5710), Score
184/190
Core PPST: Writing Exam (5720), Score
184/190
Core PPST: Math Exam (5730), Score
188/190

Professional Experience
High School Science Student Teacher
Bishop Manogue Catholic High School, Reno, Nevada
Spring 2016
Assisted lead teacher with a myriad of daily classroom duties and functions. Planned
and taught lessons in two periods of general chemistry and four periods of honors
biology. Graded student work and provided feedback to students. Provided one-onone, individualized academic support for students with special needs who received
services and accommodations through the Individualized Learning Center (ILC).
Fourth Grade Student Teacher
St. Albert the Great Catholic School, Reno, Nevada
Spring 2016

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Assisted lead teacher with a myriad of daily classroom duties and functions for a
classroom of 35 students. Planned and taught standards-based lessons in all fourth
grade content areas including math, science, social studies, literacy (reading, writing,
vocabulary, and spelling) and religion. Facilitated guided reading groups. Provided
individualized academic support to students. Corrected and graded student work and
provided feedback to students. Developed plan and student work for literacy centers
and homework. Directed and facilitated whole-class science fair project that was
awarded first place in the class category. Designed bulletin board titled Easter
Reflections that integrated interdisciplinary student work on symmetrical reflections
and religious reflections. Supervised students on field trips. Interacted with families
of students and school staff. Participated in meetings with families. Worked with
students and families with various types and levels of learning or social challenges.
Assisted teachers aide with various duties including grading, filing, and copying.
Judged science fair projects in other elementary and middle school grades.
Substitute Teacher
2015-2016
Worked as a substitute teacher in kindergarten, first, second, third, and fourth grade
classes at St. Albert the Great Catholic School. Managed and taught classes with 31
to 36 students. Worked as substitute teacher at Bishop Manogue Catholic High
School. Taught honors biology and general chemistry. Managed and taught science
classes with 24 to 28 students.
Lead Sunday School Teacher
Grace Church
2001-2016
Taught religion to students in a variety of grades and age levels from three year olds
to fifth graders. Routinely managed classes with 15 to 25 students. Population
included students with special needs.
Science Fair Judge
Western Nevada Regional Science and Engineering Fair
2012-2015
Judged group and individual science fair projects with team of volunteers in assigned
elementary grade level using established evaluation protocols.
Classroom Volunteer
Fall 2015
Volunteered in fourth grade classroom at St. Albert the Great Catholic School.
Facilitated guided reading groups, supervised students on field trips, and assisted
classroom teacher with a variety of tasks and duties.
2014-2015 School Year
Volunteered in third grade classroom at St. Albert the Great Catholic School.
Assisted classroom teacher with a variety of tasks and duties. Provided
individualized support to students working in learning centers. Occasionally

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facilitated guided reading groups. Supervised students on field trips. Received


service award from the Catholic Diocese of Reno for volunteer work.
Spring 2014
Volunteered in first grade classroom in the Washoe County School District. Provided
individualized support to students working in learning centers. Read with and to
individual students. Provided individualized support for student with behavior issues.
Forensic Scientist
Washoe County Sheriffs Office and Oakland Police Department
1988-2016
Instructed numerous courses on a wide range of forensic science topics and
disciplines for varied audiences. Developed the instructional approach and selected
or created the instructional materials for each of these courses. Audiences included
police officers, fire investigators, judges, social workers, code enforcement officers,
and attorneys. Course content included general forensic science; current trends in
seized drugs; effects of drugs; proper collection, packaging, and submission of
different types of forensic evidence; and laboratory analysis of different types of
forensic evidence. Served as a representative for the field of forensic science at
multiple career fair-type events and community expositions such as the Upward
Bound Career Day at the University of Nevada, Reno; Jessie Beck Elementary
School Science Fair; local community expositions; Incline High School Career Day;
Boy Scout expositions; Piedmont High School Career Day; and Kiwanis Club
meetings. Spokesperson and interviewee in different news stories including live
broadcasts and educational programs such as Real Science by KTEH Television.
Taught and trained new employees and interns. Provided expert testimony in courts
of law to explain scientific findings to jurors, at hearings during the Nevada
Legislative Session, and at Nevada State Board of Pharmacy meetings.
Family Service Director and Vacation Bible School Leader
Grace Church
2005-2009
Planned and coordinated the script and music for monthly family service. Led and
facilitated the large group production and worship for all attendees at the family
services. Cast people into roles and directed each production. Planned and led
nightly large group worship for annual summer vacation Bible school.
Animal Ark Docent and Animal Keeper
2004-2009
Provided educational and historical information on the sanctuary and its resident
animals to guests of all ages during regular business hours and at special events.
Answered any questions and provided any help or assistance needed by guests.
Closed a portion of the sanctuary in the evening, prepared animal diets, fed animals,
and cleaned animal enclosures and other parts of the facility. Received Excellence in
Volunteer Service award.

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Professional Development
2016
Nevada Reading Week Conference
Annual Diocesan Conference
2015
National Science Teachers Association Area Conference on Science Education
2015 Nevada Reading Week Conference
Sierra Nevada Council of the International Reading Association Conference
Washoe County School District Math Paths Training
Washoe County School District Read and Succeed Training
Washoe County School District Writing and Word Sorts Training
Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention
Protecting Gods Children Re-certification and On-going Training Bulletins
2014
Peer Support Basic Training
Protecting Gods Children for Adults and On-going Training Bulletins
Professional Memberships
National Science Teachers Association
National Education Association
Nevada State Education Association
Awards
ETS Recognition of Excellence Biology Content Knowledge (2015)
Certificate of Appreciation from the Church of the Diocese of Reno (2015)