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Katie Yekin

30565 11 mile, Farmington Hills, MI, 48336

Education

(248)-345-2186

katie.yekin@yahoo.com

Michigan State University; East Lansing, MI


BACHELORS OF ARTS, SPECIAL EDUCATION LEARNING DISABILITIES
May 2015
Concentrations in Math and Urban Education
GPA 4.0/4.0
Honors College Member, Deans List, Member of the platform party (Highest GPA of all Special Education Majors), Kappa Delta Pi
Member (International Honors Society in Education) Member, Urban Educators Cohort Program
Recipient of $22,974 in scholarships and grants from Michigan State University, Kappa Delta Pi and the Federal TEACH Grant
Program
MASTERS OF ARTS, SPECIAL EDUCATION AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
Expected July 2018

Certifications

Special Education Learning Disabilities grades K-12


Elementary Education All Subjects K-5
Middle School Mathematics grades 6-8
CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguard
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI)

Teaching-Related Experience

Jefferson Elementary School; Redford, MI

RESOURCE ROOM LONG-TERM SUBSTITUTE TEACHER


May 2016-Present
Planned and taught reading and math interventions to 16 students ranging from Kindergarten to 5th grade
Worked one on one with students towards the achievement of their IEP goals
Implemented behavior intervention plans for 2 students
Collaborated on a the development of a REED as well as adapted an IEP and BIP for a new student to the district
Billed Medicaid for special education services
Implemented classroom management strategies including clip charts and PBIS in the classroom
Accommodated assignments and assessments to assist students in making progress toward the general education curriculum

Pepper Elementary School; Oak Park, MI

COGNITIVELY IMPAIRED SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHING INTERN


January 2016-April 2016
Created IEPs at a glance for all 16 students on our caseload and distributed them to all service providers
Planned and executed hands-on, interactive science units to a group of 9 students (1 OHI, 1 EI, 1 ASD, 6 CI) in grades 3-6
Taught basic reading and comprehension strategies to the aforementioned 9 students using leveled texts and a small groups
Using TouchMath, manipulatives, and other mathematics strategies, taught individual or small group (2-3) math lessons
Guided students through informational writing using assisted research, graphic organizers and a variety of modes of writing
Used ESGI (Educational Software for Guiding Instruction) and DIBELS to monitor progress towards IEP goals for all 16 students on
my caseload in reading and math
Interacted with 2 paraprofessionals and a foster grandparent daily to assure students making progress on their IEP goals
Collaborated with mentor teacher and paraprofessionals to manage behavioral outburst of students
Joined the writing night committee and took the lead on creating a video of students presenting their writing
Administered the KeyMath
Attended all parent meetings, parent/teacher conferences, staff meetings, professional development, IEP meetings, RTI meetings,
data meetings, grade level team meetings, and academic and behavioral support meetings
3RD GRADE GENERAL EDUCATION TEACHING INTERN
September-December 2015
Assisted mentor teacher in designing an effective learning environment for 31 third graders with a large range of academic and
behavioral needs
Created personal relationships with students by discussing interests and out of school experiences
Taught 3rd grade math using the Math Expressions curriculum and implemented a system of daily exit slips to assess student
learning and understanding
Planned and carried out a differentiated, 3 tiered math intervention program for 31 third graders
Taught 3rd grade reading using the Oakland Schools MAISA Units on understanding characters and informational text
Integrated the units of reading, writing, and science into an inquiry based research project
Managed the behavior of 31 3rd graders using PBIS, table points, CHAMPS, and personalized daily behavior checklists
Attended all parent meetings, parent/teacher conferences, staff meetings, professional development, IEP meetings, RTI meetings,
data meetings, grade level team meetings, and academic and behavioral support meetings
Joined the awards for academic achievement team that rewards students school wide for their academic achievement
Administered DIBELS as a universal screener to half of our students in September and weekly or bi-weekly progress monitoring
Administered select KTEA (Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement) subtests and Basic Reading Inventory assessments to a
student

Residential Home; Novi, MI

RESPITE CARE PROVIDER


Provided in home personal care for a 6 year old who is blind as well as severely multiply impaired
Assisted the child in making progress towards his physical and functional IEP goals

March 2016-Present

Lewton Elementary School; Lansing, MI

TEACHER SHADOW
September 2014-May 2015
Taught and assessed a science and a social studies lesson to a group of 20 6th grade students with various academic abilities
Tutored students individually or in small groups while they worked on assignments for their class
Engaged students in discussion about personal goals for the semester, helped them to devise a plan to achieve goals

Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit; West Bloomfield, MI

UNIT HEAD OF ELEMENTARY SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM


June-August 2015
Planned an 8 week camp curriculum for 6-8 campers who had a wide variety of severe special needs
Implemented my curriculum on a daily basis with my campers
Supervised 3-4 staff (age 17+) as they worked as assistants to my campers
Maintained constant communication with campers parents, my staff, and my administration
Served as a special needs and behavior consultant for camp wide behavior issues and other needs
ASSISTANT UNIT HEAD OF INCLUSION PROGRAM
June-August 2014
Supervised 35 inclusion counselors (ages 18+) as they worked one-on-one with their assigned camper with special needs
Diffused situations in which campers were on the verge of behaving in an unsafe or unmanageable fashion
Accommodated and modified traditional camp activities for specific campers with special needs
Maintained constant communication with campers parents, my staff and my administration
Served as a resource for my colleagues when they needed advice on accommodating camper with physical, cognitive, emotional,
behavioral difficulties
Remedied scheduling and staffing issues or inconsistencies in a timely manner
INCLUSION COUNSELOR
June-August 2012, June-August 2013
Worked one on one with a child with a disability in attempt of fully including him in a day camp with his typically developing peers
Modified camp activities to fit my specific campers needs and abilities, to ensure maximum participation
Communicated professionally with the childs parents on a daily basis, about the childs progress towards social/emotional goals of
his IEP as part of his ESY programming
Composed detailed daily, weekly, and monthly summaries of my campers behaviors and progress towards IEP goals

Okemos Kids Club (Kinawa Middle School); Okemos, MI

PROGRAM ASSISTANT
September 2013-May 2015
Cared for and developed meaningful relationships with 5th and 6th grade students at their after school program.
Designed and taught activities that were tailored specifically to the interest of participating children.
Helped students with their homework while ensuring the childrens safety at all times.

Leadership Experiences

Mix It Up Dance Club, Michigan State University; East Lansing, MI

VICE PRESIDENT AND CO-FOUNDER


July 2012-May 2015
Designed a foundation for a dance club of approximately 15 people with an established constitution and set of rules and
expectations
Created and taught choreography for 14 dance routines of varying styles
Kept records of attendance, skill level, paperwork, and behavior, planned fundraisers and bonding events

Kappa Delta Pi: Epsilon Kappa Chapter, Michigan State University; East Lansing, MI

VICE PRESIDENT OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


July 2014-May 2015
Planned professional development and social networking events for groups of 30-120 people
Collaborated with other executive board members on the creation of bylaws and improving the organization of the chapter
Communicated with school administrators, college of education administrators, and other specialist in the field of education
WEB AND PUBLICITY MANAGER
July 2013- July 2014
Created and maintained a website with sufficient usability for members to learn more about our organization
Wrote and distributed a bi-weekly newsletter to members about past and future events using Microsoft Words publishing layout
Created a logo, flyer, brochure and certificate for chapters annual conference on education using Microsoft Office

Professional Development/ Skills and Abilities

I Am a Teacher Expo
March 2013, March 2014, March 2015, February 2016
Kappa Delta Pi Biannual Convocation
October 2013, October 2015
Oak Park Schools Teacher Professional Development training in Inquiry Based Learning, Growth Mindset, Best Practices for
Students with Autism and/or Cognitive Impairments
September 2015-April 2016

References
Kathy Fedewa
Internship Year Field Instructor
(517)-410-7079 or klfedewa@msu.edu
Kelly Blankenship
General Education Mentor Teacher
(313)-712-6644 or kblanke@oakparkschools.org
Margaret Wittick
Special Education Mentor Teacher
(248)-561-8745 or mwittic@oakparkschools.org
Lisa Plascensia
Special Education Internship Coordinator
(517)-881-0067 or lisaplas@msu.edu