Charlotte Fullerton

126 Elm Ave. Elmhurst, IL, 60126 — Phone: 630-835-4427 — E-Mail:

Online Portfolio: Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Education, Elementary Education major Sept 2007-May 2011 GPA: 3.62 Bachelor of Science Elementary Education Endorsements: • Mathematics • Language Arts • General Science • Social Science York Community High School, Elmhurst, IL Sept 2003-May 2007 Professional Experience: Classroom Teacher- Second Grade Aug 2012-Present Unity East Elementary School, Philo, IL, 61864 • Created and updated second grade website with resources and information for parents. • Motivated and enriched strong readers through the Accelerated Reader program. • Differentiated spelling lists based on pre-test scores utilizing • Collaborated with ESL teacher to create SIOP lesson plans. • Promoted cultural and linguistic awareness through multicultural literature studies and teaching a lesson in Spanish. • Worked on a committee to promote Character Counts and put on monthly assemblies focusing on Everyday heroes in the community who represent these character traits. • Trained in the CATCH wellness curriculum. Classroom Teacher- Kindergarten Aug 2011-May 2012 Unity East Elementary School, Philo, IL, 61864 • Engaged students through dancing and singing daily. • Implemented Michael Heggerty’s Phonemic Awareness Program. • Structured literacy lessons with centers and small reading groups. • Taught both literacy and technology skills by incorporating video clips and Power Points through the use of a SMART board, LCD projector, and visiting interactive literacy websites such as,,, etc. in the computer lab. • Wrote and received a grant for a SMART board in my classroom. Assistant Teacher- Senior Spring Practicum- Fifth grade Jan 2011-May 2011 St. Joseph Middle School, St. Joseph, IL, 61873 • Planned and instructed each content area using a variety of teaching aids, manipulatives, and motivational strategies to engage students. • Worked with a collaborative fifth grade team, specials teachers, RTI specialists, and office staff. • Used Story Works magazine to teach Reading using current events. • Helped prepare students fro ISAT mathematics and reading tests. • Encouraged critical thinking through student debates. • Attended IEP meetings. • Created a differentiated unit for the novel Holes by Louis Sachar with literacy circle reading groups.

Assistant Teacher- Senior Fall Practicum- Third Grade Aug 2010-Dec 2010 Barkstall Elementary School, Champaign, IL, 61820 • Scaffolded instruction to build off of background knowledge by examining spelling inventory and district reading assessment scores for reading groups. • Fostered community by meeting several parents on a field trip to Springfield. • Developed lessons based off of the Daily 5 literacy program and Everyday Math mathematics series. • Established community in a diverse classroom environment. • Used Nurtured Heart approached to classroom management, such as using specific praise. Student Observations- Junior Year Placement- Kindergarten Sep 2009-Jan 2010 Leal Elementary School, Urbana, IL, 61801 • Observed in a Spanish-speaking classroom. • Worked in a bilingual school that promoted acceptance and strong classroom community. Study Abroad Experience- Student Observer- Third Grade Jun 2010 Instituto Nuestra Señora de la Misericordia, Alta Gracia, Cordoba, Argentina • Studied and observed teaching styles in different parts of the world. • Main placement in Misericordia, but also visited several other rural and urban schools in Argentina. Relevant Work Experience: Summer and Winter Fun Camp Director Courts Plus Fitness Center, Elmhurst Park District, 60126 May 2006- Aug 2011

Organizations and Honors: • Order of Omega Greek Honors Society Member Apr 2009-May 2011 • Dean’s List, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Education Fall 2009, Fall 2010 • Sigma Kappa Sorority- Mom’s weekend co-chair, Ordering Chair, Sexual Assault Liaison, Historian • Greek Intervarsity- a Christian ministry for the Greek system. I have attended several conferences and a Habitat for Humanity trip to New Orleans. Interests and Future Goals: • Eager to participate in extracurricular activities. • Interested in continuing my study of the Spanish language and ESL teaching techniques. • Interested in learning more about incorporating technology into the classroom. References: Laura Fitzgerald: Unity East Elementary School Principal • 1638 Co. Rd. 100 N, Philo, IL, 61864 • 217-684-5218 • Laura Jenkins: Unity East Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher • 1638 Co. Rd. 100 N, Philo, IL, 61864 • 217-979-1584 • Dr. Marilyn Johnson-Parsons: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign C&I Professor • 319 Education Building, 1310 S. 6th St., Champaign, IL, 61801 • 217-419-0030 •
126 Elm Ave. Elmhurst, IL, 60126 — Phone: 630-835-4427 — E-Mail:

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