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University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Master of Arts in Educational Studies with Elementary Teacher Certification ◦ Intensive oney ear Elementary Masters of Arts and Certification (ELMAC) Program ◦ Current GPA: 7 .7 /8.0
Michigan Prov isional Elementary Certification Highly qualified subjec t areas K8: ◦ Language Arts (major) ◦ Fine Arts (minor)
English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement Highly qualified to teach div erse multilingual student populations: ◦ SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) Model ◦ Educational linguistics
Kalam azoo College Kalamazoo, MI Bachelor of Arts Degree ◦ Major in Art, concentration in Women’s Studies ◦ GPA: 3.2/4.0
Student Teacher Haisley Elementary School February April 2011 Ann Arbor, MI ◦ Coteaching a total of 50 students in both morning and afternoon kindergarten classes. ◦ Integrating two nonverbal, physically handicapped students into the general education curriculum. ◦ Independent lead teaching March April includes design and implementation of a 2month unit on multiculturalism, based on the Social Studies Alive! kindergarten curriculum. ◦ Personalized mentoring, instruction, and assessment from cooperating teacher and field instructor. ◦ Sy stematic lesson planning and teaching that emphasizes inquiry based learning.
Student Teacher Bach Elementary School September December 2010 Ann Arbor, MI ◦ Cotaught a class of 24 first graders in an ESL magnet school 1 5 day s a week. ◦ Personalized mentoring, instruction, and assessment from cooperating teacher and field instructor. ◦ Sy stematic lesson planning and teaching that emphasizes inquiry based learning.
Teaching Intern Summer Learning Institute July 2010 Ann Arbor, MI ◦ Participated daily in a 4week literacy and mathematics interv ention program for 3rd grade readiness. ◦ Taught math activ ities, interactive read alouds, small group guided reading, and related phonics and word work. ◦ Practiced classroom management and community building techniques.
English Teacher El Futuro Parque Nacional Patagonia January April 2010 Cochrane, Chile ◦ Independently organized, implemented, designed, and taught Spanishspeakers in a small, remote community. ◦ Held 4 daily English classes for students ages 41 2 and adults grouped by employment. ◦ Differentiated instruction based on student needs: grammar, speaking skills, and play based learning for
children. Created original lesson plans, handdrawn worksheets, and v isual aids with limited resources.
Visiting Students Program Teacher Hawthorne V alley Farm August November 2009 Ghent, NY ◦ Designed and taught classes for small groups of students in grades 3rd6th at an organic, biodynamic farm. ◦ Facilitated experiential learning in plant identification, gardening, animal care and feeding, and cooking.
Teacher's Assistant Woodward Elementary School 2006 and 20082009 Kalamazoo, MI ◦ Serv ice learning ex perience as an inclass aid for the art teacher twice a week. ◦ Assisted with lesson planning, material and ex ample preparation, instruction, and management for grades K5.
Ann Arbor Public Schools ◦ Proficient and ex perienced in teaching: Everyday Math, Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Framework, Social Studies Alive!, Science Companion, Handw riting w ithout Tears, and Lucy Calkins Writer's Workshop.
Technology in the Classroom
Teaching in a Virtual Classroom elluminate.com October 2010 ◦ Designed and facilitated an hourlong live webinar on the use of Web 2.0 resources in education. ◦ V irtual class included live instruction corresponding with an interactiv e Power Point presentation and chat room.
Internet Podcast blogtalkradio.com November 2010 ◦ Conceived, created, and broadcasted an hourlong live podcast on school gardens and farm v isits. ◦ V irtual radio show included digital audio clips, a live interview, and chat room.
Cross Cultural Experience
Screencast Tutorial screencastomatic.com October 2010 ◦ Created and recorded an instructional screencast on Togetherv ille.com, a social network for children. ◦ V ideo of computer screen incorporated simultaneous audio explanation and visual demonstration.
Intensive Study Abroad Program with Hom estay August 2007 February 2008 San Pedro, Costa Rica ◦ Ex perienced Spanish language and cultural immersion living with a Costa Rican family. ◦ Studied Spanish and Sustainable Dev elopment in Lain America at Universidad Latina.
Nursery School Volunteer La Guardía Tía Nancy January February 2008 San Pedro, Costa Rica ◦ Interacted daily with Spanish speaking toddlers, parents, and employees. ◦ Fostered social connections and community involvement in homestay neighb orhood.
Grassroots Organization Intern Alianza por tus Derechos January February 2008 San Pedro, Costa Rica ◦ Worked daily as a translator and graphic designer in a Spanishspeaking business setting. ◦ Translated articles, lectures, and documents in Spanish and English for employees and webpage. ◦ Created a handdrawn informational poster in Spanish informing children of their basic human rights, which was used in Costa Rican schools.
Arts and Crafts Instructor Point O'Pines Camp for Girls Summer 2009 Brant Lake, NY ◦ Designed and taught art projects and techniques using a wide v ariety of mediums to allfemale campers ages 7 15. ◦ Supervised and lived with six campers ages 68.
Award Winner Kalamazoo College June 2009 Kalamazoo, MI ◦ Awarded the Lilian Chen Art Award for distinguished Art majors. ◦ Received honors status for cumulating senior project: a series of large scale photorealist paintings.
Graphic Designer Kalamazoo College Recycling Crew 20062009 Kalamazoo, MI ◦ Used artistic skills in the creation of flyers, signs, and display s for promotion of the recycling program. ◦ Designed and constructed informational packets using recycled materials for incoming freshman in 2006 7 .
Commissioned Artist Kalamazoo College Biology Department JuneDecember 2008 Kalamazoo, MI ◦ Received a grant to conceive, create, and install a handmade tile mural covering two walls of a biology lecture hall. ◦ Collaborated closely with biology professors to research Charles Darwin and the evolution of life of Earth.
Outdoor Leadership Experience
Wilderness First Responder June 2008 Present SOLO Wilderness and Emergency Medical School ◦ Certified through an 80hour curriculum which includes adult and child CPR certifications. ◦ Learned medical emergency prevention, assessment, care, and evacuation for remote locations.
Wilderness T rip Leader Kalamazoo College LandSea Program August September 2008 Kilarney Prov incial Park, Ontario, Canada ◦ Coled a group of incoming freshman on a 1 6 day hiking and canoeing backpacking trip. ◦ Participated in two weeks of intensive leadership and backcountry training.