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Alaina M.

Perez
PROFESSIONAL GOALS
To find a job in a secondary English classroom where I can continue to explore and improve my teaching practices, and aid in developing literacy skills in my students. I hope to work with fellow educators and administrators who share similar pedagogical philosophies. My goal is to incorporate interdisciplinary lessons to create an engaging, student­centered learning environment.

EXPERIENCE
Student Teaching Internship, Walled Lake Western High School
Walled Lake, MI — September 2012­May 2013 Required by the Michigan State University College of Education, this year­long internship has enabled me to earn my teaching certificate. Accomplishments ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Planned and implemented comprehensive unit and lesson plans for Honors British Literature, English 11, and IB English courses Developed classroom management skills Maintained contact with parents, special services instructors, and administrators Worked closely with individual students Developed formative and summative assessments Differentiated lesson plans to accommodate individual students’ needs Co­taught an International Baccalaureate English class Collaborated daily with mentor teacher and other educators in the building Increased student engagement by modernizing canonical text instruction Participated in professional development training

PRE-INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCES
Michigan State University Senior Placement, Chippewa Middle School
Okemos, MI — September 2011­May 2012 ● Observed and assisted students in 8th grade remedial writing and advanced writing classes ● Collaborated with mentor teacher in planning of units and lessons, co­led lessons with partner

Michigan State University Student Tutor, Waverly Middle School
Lansing, MI — January 2011­May 2011 ● Observed and assisted in 7th Grade ELA classroom and Intervention Reading Program

Michigan State University Student Tutor, East Lansing High School
East Lansing, MI — September 2010­December 2010 ● Observed and assisted in an intermediate level ESL classroom and a sheltered ELA classroom ● Led several vocabulary lessons

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, MI — January 2010­May 2010 ● Observed and assisted in 12th Grade English/CTE­EMS classes

Michigan State University Student Tutor, Eastern High School/Refugee Development Center
Lansing, MI — January 2009­May 2009 ● Worked closely to tutor refugee students and English Language Learners

EDUCATION
Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors
East Lansing, MI — 2008­2012 ● ● ● ● ● Major: English Minor: TESOL  (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Global Educators Cohort Program College of Education, College of Arts and Letters GPA: 3.7/4.0
 , Dean’s List all four years

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCES
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Michigan State University Department of Writing Rhetoric, and American Cultures
East Lansing, MI — September 2011­April 2012 ● ● Partnered with faculty to launch a research project entitled, “Improving Invention Strategies of Academic Writing Using Web­Based Software” Presented at University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum in Spring 2012

Language Culture Partner, Michigan State University English Language Center
East Lansing, MI — Summer 2010 & Summer 2011 ● ● Worked with adult English Language Learners from Japan and South Korea Aided in development of language and cultural appreciation skills

REFERENCES
Available upon request.

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