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Jessica Williams

Curriculum Vitae
Personal Summary
An undergraduate student seeking further experience in TESOL, linguistics, and global outreach, with the
desire to teach English as a Second Language. A professional who communicates effectively in written
and spoken English and works well as a member of a team. An analytic problem solver with experience
teaching English in various settings, who is fascinated with linguistics, culture, and human rights issues.

Teaching Experience
Jefferson High School, Shenandoah Junction, WV, January 4th, 2016- January 15th, 2016
Student Teacher, ESL Practicum
Within a time span of two weeks, I completed a practicum at the college level teaching high
school ESL level 1.



Designed and executed phonics lessons and vocabulary lessons within a limited time frame.
Developed and directed engaging activities according to state ESL learning standards.
Conducted tutorials to assist students in understanding material written in English.
Analyzed student progress by preparing and implementing unit plan assessments.

Randolph County Public Schools, Elkins, WV, 2013-2015
Student Teacher, Course Field Experience
From my sophomore year until the end of my junior year of college, I participated in field
experience required to pass teacher education courses.




Supported and observed the cooperating teacher during lessons and activities.
Designed and executed lessons in 7th grade and 10th grade English classrooms, as well as lessons
in 1st and 3rd grade classrooms, according to state K-12 standards and objectives.
Planned and organized lessons, activities, and assessments with the aid of the cooperating teacher.
Structured Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students with disabilities and monitored their
improvement.
Reflected on my experience and evaluated my own work through a field experience journal.

Work Experience
Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, WV, Fall 2014-present
Resident Assistant





Facilitate community development within the dorm and hall.
Coordinate and execute hall events for students.
Support, motivate, and care for students and meet their needs.
Maintain safety and integrity of the dorm by making rounds on duty.
Analyze emergency situations immediately and execute plans to ameliorate the issue.
Train for fire, drinking, emergency procedures, and community engagement.

Davis and Elkins College Writing Center, Elkins, WV, 2013-present, 3-6 hours per week.
Tutor/Consultant
A candidate for this position must be recommended by a leading English professor.




Received specialized training from a course in English workshop tutoring.
Support and mentor students by workshopping essays and brainstorming daily.
Strategized to find ways of explaining grammatical and rhetorical concepts.
Greet students warmly and encourage them throughout the process.
Tutor students from China, Saudi Arabia, and France who are learning English as their second
language.

Green River Preserve, Cedar Mountain, NC, May 2015-August 2015
Camp Counselor





Managed children ages 6-14 on a 24/7 basis.
Trained for emergency protocol and First Aid/CPR.
Facilitated and led carefully structured nature hikes daily.
Developed materials for and instructed classes in areas such as trail running, nature art, fencing,
creative writing, and canoeing.
Co-led one-day and two-day camping trips during which my co-counselors and I had 100%
responsibility for cooking, safety, and wilderness survival.
Directed camp activities and fostered a fun, creative environment.

Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Harpers Ferry, WV, Summer 2014, 8am-5pm M-F
Public Relations Intern
 Conducted research and updated media contacts for the database.
 Drafted basic public relations materials such as fact sheets and stories concepts.
 Gathered information and drafted press releases.
Coordinated and facilitated weekend ATC events such as “Wildlife on the A.T.” and community
events and easement field work.

Academic Qualifications
Undergraduate
Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia, 2012-2016
Expected Graduation Date: May 2016
Concentration: Bachelor of the Arts in English; Education minor, Sustainability Studies minor.
GPA: 3.97
Leadership experience
 School Newspaper, Section Editor
 Women’s Cross-Country Athlete

10/2012-present
03/2013-present


Member of the National Society of Leadership and Success
Greenworks! Sustainability Club Secretary

09/2012-present
10/2015-present

Honors and awards
 Served on the Dean’s List each semester enrolled at Davis and Elkins College.
 Served as female 2013 Junior Marshal during Graduation Ceremony, which requires one
to have one of the two highest GPA’s in the junior class.
 Recognized by the English Department in 2015 for academic excellence.
 Received The Tatiana Jardetzky Scholarship Award in Foreign Languages and Cultures in
2016.
 Elected in recognition of merit and accomplishment in the 2015 and 2016 editions of the
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges recognition program.
Research opportunities
 I presented a paper in the study of linguistics at the Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research
Conference at King University, April 1st, 2016.
International Experience
CEPAD, NICARAGUA: January 2015 I traveled with a group of students to Nicaragua for a
class called “Justice and Inequality in Central America,” during which we partnered with
CEPAD to learn about the culture and assist with community building projects such as building a
micro-dam for farmers in rural areas.
Lagos, Nigeria; Pretoria, South Africa: I spent my first seven years overseas, attending American
international schools. I have first-hand experience in adapting to and immersing myself in the
culture. In addition, I had to adapt to a new culture when I arrived in the U.S. in 2002.
Contact Information
Jessica K. Williams
E: williamsj2@dewv.edu

Key skills and Areas of Expertise
Teamwork
Lesson planning and instruction
Mentoring and tutoring children
English proficiency
Spanish-beginning knowledge
Portuguese (BR)-beginning knowledge
American Sign Language fingerspelling
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Qualitative and quantitative analysis
Interpersonal skills and compassion
Flexibility