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Rachel Lane

rlane@y115.org
Education
3.76/4.0

AUGUSTANA COLLEGE; Rock Island, IL


May 2004
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and PsychologyG.P.A.
(NCATE accredited)
Teaching Certificate #2135100 Type 03
Honors: Augustana Academic Deans List Presidential Scholar
SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY; Orland Park IL
May 2007
Master of Arts in Education
Reading Specialist Certificate Type 10

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Reading Specialist, Yorkville Middle School, Yorkville, IL
8/08-Present
Member of the Language Arts Subject Area Committee for the development of curriculum
and alignment with Common Core State Standards.
Member of the Role of the Reading Specialist subcommittee, which developed Yorkvilles
expectations for the responsibilities of Reading Specialists based on International
Reading Association guidelines.
Chair of the Intervention subcommittee for the Reading Specialists, which analyzes data
to evaluate the effectiveness of district interventions.
Liaison to district administration for the Reading Specialist committee.
Member of Building Leadership Team, RtI Fidelity Team, SIP Team, and Planning Forward
Committee.
Develop and model lessons in Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science classes to
demonstrate best practices in reading instruction and strategy use.
Oversee and teach Read 180 program to improve reading achievement for struggling
students.
Coordinate and provide materials for ISAT preparation in the areas of reading, extended
response, and science.
Provide professional development for staff.
First Grade, Cambridge Lakes Charter School, Pingree Grove, IL
7/078/08

Worked as member of the first grade team to select and develop grade level
curriculum across several curricular areas and to develop a grade-wide behavior
management system.

Coordinated periodic fluency assessments of the first grade students and used
assessment results to direct reading instruction on an individual student basis.

Maintained communication with parents to develop and revise personal learning


plans for students.
English Instructor, Colorado Technical University Online, Hoffman Estates, IL
7/0711/09
Developed instructional materials based on the university curriculum.

Provided instruction in the areas of proper grammar usage, research, writing, and
critiquing written works.
Advised students as to how to improve particular skill areas and to cultivate superior
writing abilities.
Special Education Teaching Assistant, Prairie Point School, Oswego, IL
8/066/07
Adapted lessons and activities to meet the needs of special education students.
Re-taught target skills using manipulatives and various instructional materials.
Supported classroom teacher in whole class and small group instruction.
Special Education Maternity Leave, Charles Reed School, Plainfield, IL
3/06-

6/06
Worked with individual students to achieve IEP goals and interact with general education
classrooms.
Four Year Olds Pre-School, Kensington School, St. Charles, IL
8/05-3/06
Lead teacher in four year old classroom.
Coordinated activities, lessons, and art projects with a weekly theme.
First Grade, Turner Elementary School, West Chicago, IL
8/04-6/05
Initiated and conducted guided reading groups using reciprocal teaching and
intervention techniques to improve fluency and comprehension.
Introduced students to elements of a balanced literacy program to build and expand
reading skills.
Collected and analyzed reading fluency data.
Elaborated on math lessons using manipulatives and inductive teaching strategies to
introduce concepts.
Designed interactive lessons to explore the fundamentals of science and social studies.
Communicated with parents about projects, progress, and specific educational goals.
Established and maintained classroom management.