Robert J. Morrissey, Jr.

morris36@illinois.edu Education

12017 S. Lockwood Alsip, IL 60803 (708) 257-0128

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN Graduation May 2013 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; College of Education GPA: 3.67/4.0 Major in History; Minor in Secondary Education (Social Science) Type 09 Social Studies Certificate. Certified to teach… • AP History • AP Political Science • Economics • Geography • Sociology • Psychology • Anthropology EAST LEYDEN HIGH SCHOOL | Franklin Park, IL Student Teacher • Modify instruction to meet demands of technologically innovative one-to-one computing classrooms • Cooperatively develop Global Studies and Law curriculum • Individually construct and implement lesson plans • Assess student performance both formatively and summatively • Evaluate student behavior, social development, and physical health • Differentiate instruction to meet needs of diverse learners • Emphasized student emotional development and maturity Current

Teaching Experience

Clinical Experience

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL | Champaign, IL Fall 2012 Student Observer & Pre-Student Teacher • Accumulated 30 hours of student observation • Planned and taught 3 original Sociology lesson plans SAINT MATTHEW CATHOLIC SCHOOL | Champaign, IL Spring 2012 Student Observer & Pre-Student Teacher • Accumulated 32 hours of student observation • Planned and taught 5 original U.S. History lesson plans MAHOMET-SEYMOUR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL | Mahomet, IL Fall 2011 Student Observer & Pre-Student Teacher • Accumulated 30 hours of student observation • Planned and taught 4 original U.S. History lesson plans URBANA NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTIONS CENTER | Urbana, IL Spring 2011 Service-Learning Project Coordinator • Facilitated a service-learning project with fellow UIUC pre-teachers CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL | Champaign, IL Fall 2010 Social Science Tutor • Accumulated 25 hours of tutoring experience in high school mathematics and social studies PRAIRIE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL | Alsip, IL Summer 2010 Mathematics Tutor • Individually tutored two middle school students in pre-algebra EAST LEYDEN HIGH SCHOOL | Franklin Park, IL Assistant Freshman Girls Soccer Coach • Educate players on the principles of good sportsmanship • Assess player performance • Adjust coaching strategies based on player strengths and weaknesses • Provide individual training to develop sound technical skills • Analyze strategies of opponents and alter game plan accordingly Current

Extracurricular Involvement

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Robert J. Morrissey, Jr.
morris36@illinois.edu Academic Honors UIUC College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s List UIUC College of Education William Chandler Bagley Scholarship UIUC Anna L. Neuber Scholarship Recipient UIUC College of Media Dean’s List UIUC Edmund J. James Scholar UIUC President’s Award Recipient UIUC Campus Merit Award Recipient Palos Bank & Trust Scholarship

12017 S. Lockwood Alsip, IL 60803 (708) 257-0128 2011, 2012 2012 2012 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 2010-2012 2010-2012 2010-2012 2010-2012 2010-2011 2010-2012 2009-2012

Activities & Organizations

• Epsilon Delta Professional Teaching Fraternity • National Education Association Student Program • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society • Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership & Honors Organization • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Undergraduate Fellows Program • Alpha Lambda Delta National Honors Society -Honors Cord Recipient • Campus Recreation Intramural Sports -Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Fall 2011, & Fall 2012 Soccer Captain

Recent Work Experience

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 126 Summer 2012 Summer Maintenance Help • Performed basic maintenance and custodial tasks SUBWAY SANDWICHES Summer 2011 Shift Manager, Sandwich Artist • Supervised evening work crew • Resolved minor customer complaints • Calculated daily earnings and reported figures to store manager • Oversaw closing procedures and locked up store at end of night DPI SPECIALTY FOODS, INC. Summer 2009 Intern Traveling Sales Representative • Sold ethnic foods to grocery stores in Illinois and Indiana • Negotiated sales with store and department managers • Rectified client complaints MR. TIMOTHY DYKES Dean of Students & Teacher of Law at East Leyden High School Email: tdykes@leyden212.org. Telephone: (847) 451-3000 ext. 6322. MR. DOMINIC MANOLA Student Activities Director & Teacher of Global Studies at East Leyden High School Email: dmanola@leyden212.org. Telephone: (847) 451-3000 ext. 3082. MS. ELAINE ATHERTON Teacher of Curriculum & Instruction at UIUC Email: atherto2@illinois.edu. Telephone: (336) 500-1014. JOURNALISM High School Newspaper Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Editor • SouthtownStar Teen Columnist 2009 • South Suburban Conference All-Conference Journalist • 3-year Participant in High School Newspaper, Former Journalism Major

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Additional Interests

Updated 2/24/13