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Alaina M.

Perez
PROFESSIONAL GOALS
TofindajobinasecondaryEnglishclassroomwhereIcancontinuetoexploreandimprovemyteachingpractices,and aidindevelopingliteracyskillsinmystudents.Ihopetoworkwithfelloweducatorsandadministratorswhosharesimilar pedagogicalphilosophies.Mygoalistoincorporateinterdisciplinarylessonstocreateanengaging,studentcentered learningenvironment.

EXPERIENCE
Student Teaching Internship, Walled Lake Western High School
WalledLake,MISeptember2012May2013 RequiredbytheMichiganStateUniversityCollegeofEducation,thisyearlonginternshiphasenabledmetoearnmy teachingcertificate. Accomplishments PlannedandimplementedcomprehensiveunitandlessonplansforHonorsBritishLiterature,English11,and IBEnglishcourses Developedclassroommanagementskills Maintainedcontactwithparents,specialservicesinstructors,andadministrators Workedcloselywithindividualstudents Developedformativeandsummativeassessments Differentiatedlessonplanstoaccommodateindividualstudentsneeds CotaughtanInternationalBaccalaureateEnglishclass Collaborateddailywithmentorteacherandothereducatorsinthebuilding Increasedstudentengagementbymodernizingcanonicaltextinstruction Participatedinprofessionaldevelopmenttraining

PRE-INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCES
Michigan State University Senior Placement, Chippewa Middle School
Okemos,MISeptember2011May2012 Observedandassistedstudentsin8thgraderemedialwritingandadvancedwritingclasses Collaboratedwithmentorteacherinplanningofunitsandlessons,coledlessonswithpartner

Michigan State University Student Tutor, Waverly Middle School


Lansing,MIJanuary2011May2011 Observedandassistedin7thGradeELAclassroomandInterventionReadingProgram

Michigan State University Student Tutor, East Lansing High School


EastLansing,MISeptember2010December2010 ObservedandassistedinanintermediatelevelESLclassroomandashelteredELAclassroom Ledseveralvocabularylessons

35011 6 Mile Rd. Livonia, MI 48152 T: [248] 495-2995 E: perez.alaina@gmail.com W: http://perezalaina.wix.com/portfolio

Alaina M. Perez
Michigan State University Student Tutor, J.W. Sexton High School
Lansing,MIJanuary2010May2010 Observedandassistedin12thGradeEnglish/CTEEMSclasses

Michigan State University Student Tutor, Eastern High School/Refugee Development Center
Lansing,MIJanuary2009May2009 WorkedcloselytotutorrefugeestudentsandEnglishLanguageLearners

EDUCATION
Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors
EastLansing,MI20082012 Major:English Minor:TESOL(TeachingEnglishtoSpeakersofOtherLanguages) GlobalEducatorsCohortProgram CollegeofEducation,CollegeofArtsandLetters GPA:3.7/4.0 ,DeansListallfouryears

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCES


Undergraduate Research Assistant, Michigan State University Department of Writing Rhetoric, and American Cultures
EastLansing,MISeptember2011April2012 Partneredwithfacultytolauncharesearchprojectentitled,ImprovingInventionStrategiesofAcademic WritingUsingWebBasedSoftware PresentedatUniversityUndergraduateResearchandArtsForuminSpring2012

Language Culture Partner, Michigan State University English Language Center


EastLansing,MISummer2010&Summer2011 WorkedwithadultEnglishLanguageLearnersfromJapanandSouthKorea Aidedindevelopmentoflanguageandculturalappreciationskills

REFERENCES
Availableuponrequest.

35011 6 Mile Rd. Livonia, MI 48152 T: [248] 495-2995 E: perez.alaina@gmail.com W: http://perezalaina.wix.com/portfolio

Alaina M. Perez

35011 6 Mile Rd. Livonia, MI 48152 T: [248] 495-2995 E: perez.alaina@gmail.com W: http://perezalaina.wix.com/portfolio