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Natalia Moody

7705 Lynch Rd, Sebastopol CA 95472


Home: 707-823-9316 - natalia.moody@gmail.com

Summary
A teacher who is passionate about students' personal well being. Desires each student to learn to love learning.
Believes the key to good teaching is caring, being well prepared, and giving specific and timely feedback. Believes in the
importance of letting students work hard, personally discover, and critically think. Believes in reading and writing.
Believes in collaboration among teachers and administrators.

Highlights
Current teacher candidate of Sonoma State University
Active student teaching experience
Willing learner
Promotes collaboration
Familiar with NGSS and Common Core Standards

Bilingual in Khmer
Loves tutoring
Experience working with ELL and sheltered students
Biology and Chemistry background
Outdoor Education background

Accomplishments
Undergraduate GPA of 3.9

Experience
Outdoor Education Instructor
January 2015 to May 2015
Alliance Redwoods Christian Conference Grounds - Occidental, CA
Taught students (usually grades 5 or 6) classes on ecosystems, reptiles and amphibians, geology, water habitats,
natural selection, team building, and stewardship of earth's resources. Facilitated high and low ropes courses. Guided
students to collect and analyze their own data. Interacted with parents and teachers. Printed and organized teaching materials.
Enforced classroom management. Utilized a variety of teaching methods making learning accessible visually, audibly,
and kinesthetically. Was responsible for student safety at all times on ropes courses, trails, campfires, and night hikes.
Lab Assistant
Fall of 2012 and Fall of 2013.
Clearwater Christian College - Clearwater, FL
General Biology and General Chemistry classes. Skills required: interpreting experimental results, dissection
performance and organ identification, assisting students with assignments, answering student questions, administering,
proctoring, and grading quizzes.
Student Teaching
August 2015 to Spring 2016
Elsie Allen High School Santa Rosa, CA
In the Fall: observed roughly 100 hours in the following classrooms: academic biology, sheltered biology, academic
chemistry, human anatomy and physiology. In the classroom: assisted students one on one, led labs, handed out
materials, and made copies. Taught academic biology and sheltered biology for about one week. Substitute taught for
academic and honors Chemistry, teaching and performing labs with students.
Mentor teacher received teacher of the year award for 2015. Working with many if not mostly ELD students.
In Spring: Teaching academic biology and sheltered biology. Learning to model; scaffold; utilize graphic organizers;
integrate pair-shares, Cornel Notes, and close reading. See and experience the benefits of collaboration among teachers.
Called multiple parents for both positive and negative reasons. Developed and enforced my classroom management plan.
Wrote referrals. Held conferences with students. Talked to school counselors about students. Been to sports games.
Detailed lesson planning. Specific formal feedback when grading. Co-taught with mentor teacher. Assist in academic
Chemistry with another teacher. Observe Human Anatomy and Physiology with a third teacher 1-3 times a week.

Sales Representative
May 2011 to August 2011
REI - Santa Rosa, CA
Selling clothing, organizing clothing according to size, restocking items, assisting customers, answering phone calls.

Salad-Maker/Hostess
May 2014 to August 2014
Mary's Pizza Shack - Sebastopol, CA
Prepping salads, answering phones, taking orders, running the cash register, counting the register's cash, cleaning
tables, running the dish machine.

Front Desk Representative, Kitchen Service, Custodial


August 2011 to December 2014
Clearwater Christian College - Clearwater, FL
Front desk representative: answering phones, transferring calls, greeting visitors, assisting in various ways.
Kitchen services: Prepping, running, and putting away food. Running the dish room.


Custodial: Vacuuming the cafeteria, cleaning glass doors and windows, mopping, cleaning bathrooms.

Education
Biology, 2014
Clearwater Christian College - Clearwater, FL, USA
Graduated Summa Cum Laude


Graduating GPA: 3.9
Received recognition for academic excellence in major field of Biology.
Minors in Chemistry and Bible.


Was a designated dorm leader.


Science coursework included: General Biology I and II with labs, General Chemistry I and II with labs, Microbiology with
lab, Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs, Organic Chemistry I and II with labs, Genetics with lab, Medical
Terminology, Origins Seminar, Biochemistry with lab, Lifespan Development, Neurophysiology.


Labs: Completed General Biology, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Genetics, General Chemistry, Organic
Chemistry, and Biochemistry labs. Skills required: Growing, transferring, staining, and identifying bacteria, creating wet mount
slides, microscope usage, taking and reading results of physical examinations such as blood pressure and blood iron levels,
dissections and anatomical identification, reacting chemicals, distillation, recrystallization with refluxing and vacuum
filtration, synthesizing esters, aspirin, and cinnamaldehyde, performing chi-square experiments, performing
electrophoresis and much more.


Education and related classes: History and Philosophy of Education, Classroom Management, American Government,
Lifespan Development.
Credential : Secondary Education Credential, 2016
Sonoma State University - Rohnert Park, CA, USA
(Fall of 2015) GPA: 3.92

Related coursework: Language Literacy Across the Curriculum: Middle and Secondary School, Teaching in the Content
Areas (Teaching In The Content Areas-Science), Seminar: Classroom Management and Field
Experience, Observation/Participation in Multicultural Settings, Teaching in Multicultural Settings.