BRANDI M.

SMITH
609 Wendemere Drive
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 216-4965
E-mail: bsmith@medora.k12.in.us
PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE Seeking a professional teaching position in which I can help every student be
successful and develop a love of learning.
EDUCATION
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE in Elementary Education
Indiana University Southeast – New Albany, IN
Kindergarten endorsement
Graduation date – May 12, 2003
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
MEDORA COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION
Medora Elementary School – Teacher Grades 3, 4, and 5
CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Present
Sunday School Teacher – Grades 1-5
Youth Leader – Middle School
SEYMOUR COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
Preschool Special Education Teacher – Temporary Contract

Present

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Planning and Preparation
Utilizing resources such as Indiana State Standards and Common Core Standards
Curriculum Mapping using 12 priority standards
Creating lesson plans based upon my students’ needs
Researching subject material and using supplemental resources such as ReadWorks to support curriculum
Writing I CAN statements on the board
Integrating technology into curriculum
Using Acuity and STAR assessment data to aid in planning and differentiated instruction
Classroom Environment
Creating a safe, caring environment for my students through the use of character education activities
Encouraging students to take risks
Teaching classroom procedures and expectations
Using Class Dojo Behavior Management Software to encourage positive behavior
Using a clipchart behavior management system in my classroom
Instruction
Engaging students in learning by involving them in a variety of meaningful learning activities
Following I Do, We Do, You Do strategy to maximize student performance
Providing multiple opportunities for collaborative learning
Using FCRR student center activities and facilitating student learning
Increasing rigor in my classroom with a focus on Close Reading and ACE Constructed Response
Teaching cross-curricular lessons
Integrating technology into the curriculum through the use of a Smartboard and Document Camera
Responding to students’ needs by utilizing Acuity data and providing appropriate interventions
Professional Responsibilities
Staying up to date on best practices in education

Becoming a member of Learning Connection and Indiana Literacy Liaisons
Attending Smekens Education Solutions, INC workshops such as:
Strategies to teach students to read Varied & Complex Texts- November 6, 2014
Planning & Facilitating a Close Reading- November 17, 2015
Content-Area Literacy, Integrating Reading and Writing across the curriculum- January 29, 2015
2015 Literacy Retreat, New Strategies for Teaching Reading & Writing- June 9&10
Dynamic Mini-Lessons for Teaching Reading- April 18, 2016
2016 Literacy Retreat- June 7&8
Attending other professional conferences such as Midwest Conference on Differentiated Instruction,
Response to Intervention, IDOE Summer Reading Conference, and Smartboard training
Reading professional books such as Daily Five and Comprehension Connections
Working on the school improvement team to plan and implement new strategies
Collaborating with other teachers and sharing ideas
Sending home weekly newsletters
Administering IREAD and ISTEP tests
Creating Literacy, Content, and Pedagogy goals as I reflect on my teaching
Receiving continuing education credits through Indiana Wesleyan