Rachel Harper

(248) 565-5211 / harperr1@msu.edu / 28319 Seven Oaks Dr., Farmington Hills, MI 48331

Seeking a secondary resource room teaching position that will utilize my patience, creativity, and
dedication to provide all students with equal opportunities for educational success.

Teaching Certifications
Michigan K-12 Learning Disabilities Certification (SM)
Michigan General Elementary K-5 Certification (ZG)
Michigan Language Arts Certification (BX)

Michigan State University; East Lansing, MI
Bachelor of Arts, Special Education- Learning Disabilities

May 2015

Focal Subject: Language Arts
Dean’s List

Teaching Experience
Walled Lake Elementary School, Walled Lake, MI
Internship Teacher, 2nd grade

January 2016 – April 2016

Attended PLC meetings, PTA meetings, and participated in district-wide elementary Science Council meetings.
Engaged in professional development at least once a month.
Collaborated and lesson planned with colleagues.
Administered and scored NRT’s and progress monitoring CBM’s.
Adjusted a district-wide adopted math curriculum’s lesson plans into inquiry-based lessons.
Practiced classroom management techniques and school-wide PBIS strategies.
Analyzed and evaluated the implementation of RTI tiers 1, 2, and 3 in the school.
Tailored lessons to fit the needs of Special Education students through differentiation of instruction.
Created monthly parent newsletters to inform and communicate with parents.

Walled Lake Central High School, Walled Lake, MI

September 2015 – December 2015
Internship Teacher, Resource Room, 9th grade pre-algebra, co-taught algebra 1

Integrated technology such as Epson interactive white board, Internet applications, document cameras, iPads, and
chrome books.
Engaged in co-teaching a general education Algebra 1 course that involved the inclusion of students with IEP’s.
Participated in professional development and department meetings at least once a month.
Administered various assessments and constructed an assessment report on an individual student.
Attended and actively participated in mentor teacher’s caseload students’ IEP meetings.
Lead taught a pre-algebra course for 9th graders with IEP’s, implementing accommodations.
Provided and guaranteed accommodations for caseload students, including modifying assessments and

Willow Elementary School, Lansing, MI

Year-long Pre-internship Placement, 1st grade

September 2014 – May 2015

Conducted an FBA and created a BIP for a student

Haslett High School, Haslett, MI

September 2013 – December 2013

Special Education Practicum, Resource Room

Refugee Development Center, Lansing, MI
Volunteer Tutor for ESL adult refugees

Taught English to adult refugees

September 2012 – December 2012

Specialized Training
First Aid Certification, CPR Certification
Universal Design for Learning

2016 - 2018

Technology Skills


Microsoft Office
Google/ Google Drive
Mac & PC Computers
Integrating Technology into Classroom
File Management
Social Media


Adobe Photoshop
Interactive White Boards
Document Cameras
Android systems


Joan Van Dam

Renee Dorfman

Pamela Hayes

Charise Fulton

Special Education Field Instructor
Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education Department
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 648-1156
Secondary Resource Room Teacher
Walled Lake Central High School
1600 Oakley Park Rd, Walled Lake, MI 48390
(248) 956- 4807
Elementary Teacher
Walled Lake Elementary School
1055 West Maple Road, Walled Lake, MI 48390
(248) 956- 4309
Retired Elementary Teacher
Detroit Public Schools
(248) 345- 4721