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Kevin O.

Graham
6331 N. Magnolia Ave 1D Chicago, IL 60660 (815)-326-1618 kevgraham3@gmail.com

Placement Preference: Seeking a middle school or high school literacy position, 7th-9th preferred;
Endorsed in middle and secondary English Language Arts and English as a Second Language.

Education_____________________________________________________________________
National Louis University Master of Urban Education (in progress) Loyola University Chicago Bachelor of Arts in English Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education June, 2013 Anticipated May, 2011

Certification_____________________________________________________________
Illinois Initial Certificate, Type 09, Secondary Teaching English Language Arts Endorsement Middle Level Language Arts Endorsement English as a Second Language Endorsement Special Education (LBS1) Endorsement May, 2011 May, 2011 May, 2011 May, 2011 Anticipated

Teaching Experience______________________________________________________
Morton School of Excellence, Chicago, Illinois Academy for Urban School Leadership Resident Teacher 2012-2013

Received training for one year under the supervision of a mentor teacher. Planned and implemented reading units focusing on both fiction and non-fiction texts. Designed lessons focusing on Common Core. Incorporated mini-lessons, small groups, guided reading, read alouds, and shared reading. Used data to inform instruction (i.e. whole group, small group, or heterogeneous pairs). Differentiated instruction and learning activities according to student data. Attended professional development for The DBQ Project and implemented DBQ units. January 2011-May 2011

George B. Swift Specialty School, Chicago, Illinois Student Teacher

Planned and implemented lessons within a seventh and eighth grade writing/Language Arts classroom. Planned and implemented units focusing on extended response, narrative, persuasive, and expository writing. Conducted an impact on student learning project to measure personal teaching effectiveness. Differentiated instruction for students with disabilities and English Language Learners. Planned and implemented ISAT pep rally to excite and prepares students for ISAT testing.

Related Teaching Experience_______________________________________________


Youth Guidance at Ravenswood School, Chicago, IL After School Counselor, Summer Camp Counselor Assisted 5th-8th grade students with homework before and after school. Planned and implemented after school and summer learning experiences. Instructed KidzMath and KidzLit learning enrichment for 1st-8th grade students. Tutored students with disabilities. 2010-2012

Work Experience_________________________________________________________
Loyola University Chicago, Dept. of Residence Life Desk Receptionist Freshman Dormitory Assisted students with issues pertaining to the facility and procedures. Managed residents and guests entering the building. Upheld university policies. Assisted Residence Life Staff with clerical work. 2008-2011

References

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Shatara Stokes Middle School Literacy Teacher & AUSL Mentor Morton School of Excellence shatara.stokes@gmail.com Kai Murray AUSL Mentor-Resident Coach Morton School of Excellence kaimurray.ausl@gmail.com