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Skylar Collatz

5265 Open Window, Columbia, MD 21044
(443) 956-4488
University of Maryland, College Park
Bachelor of Science, May 2016
Major: Elementary Education, Emphasis in Mathematics
GPA: 3.9/4.0
Member: University of Maryland Honors College; Phi Beta Kappa Society
Fallsmead Elementary School, Rockville, MD
August 2015 Present
Student Teacher, Third Grade, 27 students
Implement daily small-group instruction to differentiate learning in reading and math
Integrate Promethean Board technology to facilitate students attention during whole-group instruction
Promote student independence through Google Classroom technology and virtual instruction
Monitor students reading level through the use of MIRL procedures and strategies
Design research-based reading intervention program resulting in students improved comprehension of main idea
Establish a student-centered balanced literacy block leading to increased student autonomy
Develop grade-wide incentive program to motivate students resulting in improved behavior
Teach, reflect, and modify lessons to meet the needs of all students including 6 students with IEPs
Co-lead parent-teacher conferences and further communicate through emails and weekly newsletters
Lewisdale Elementary School, College Park, MD
September 2013 December 2013
Field Experience, Third Grade, 26 students
Implemented reading and math lessons in lead teachers absence
Collaborated with mentor teacher to plan and provide small-group instruction
Scaffolded language arts and math concepts to meet the needs of ESL learners
Headfirst Summer Camps, Bethesda, MD
Summers 2014 and 2015
Program Leader, Science & Music Specialist, Preschool Fifth Grade, 100-150 campers
Supervised and trained counselors to ensure campers safety and enjoyment
Strengthened camp curriculum to include interactive science and music activities
Developed interdisciplinary games to support understanding of language arts and math concepts
Love of Learning Montessori School, Columbia, MD
Summers 2012 and 2013
Assistant Teacher, Preschool Third Grade, 25 students
Taught individual and small-group lessons in all subject areas
Utilized math, language arts, and science manipulatives to support student learning
Researched and presented thesis on the Montessori philosophy
Power Up Girls Empowerment Club, College Park, MD
Director, Fourth Sixth Grade, 15 girls
Initiated new chapter of Power Up at Adelphi Elementary School
Developed 12 weeks of research-based girls empowerment curriculum

January 2014-May 2015

Facilitated discussions of sensitive topics including body image, self-esteem, bullying, and gender stereotypes