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Sarah Darkow

darkowsl@miamioh.edu (440) 242-1573 32178 Teasel Court Avon Lake, OH 44012

CAREER OBJECTIVE An elementary teaching position, preferably in grades K-5. A cheerleading coach position utilizing my abilities and past experiences, if available. EDUCATION MIAMI UNIVERSITY, Oxford, OH Bachelor of Science in Education, May 2013 Major: Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Generalist (Grades 4-5) Endorsement Ohio Licensure: Early Childhood + Early Childhood Generalist (PK-5) Overall GPA: 3.73/4.0 Major GPA: 3.69/4.00 AVON LAKE HIGH SCHOOL, Avon Lake, OH H.S. Diploma, 2009 HONORS Graduated with Cum Laude, 2013 Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honor Society, 2010-2013 President’s List, two semesters Dean’s List, two semesters TEACHING EXPERIENCE STUDENT TEACHING, Spring 2013 Fairwood Elementary, Hamilton School District, Hamilton, OH - First grade placement with 28 students - Taught all subject areas, Common Core aligned in Language Arts - Created week-long Dr. Seuss unit directly connected to Common Core Standards - Developed hands-on and student-centered activities to extend growth and development - Highly technology literate with Smart Board, Progress Book, Document Camera, etc. - Piloted K-2 Ohio State Diagnostic Test - Differentiated instruction in language arts and math based on students learning styles FIELD EXPERIENCES, PK-3, Fall 2010-Spring 2012 Mayfield Elementary, Middletown School District, Middletown, OH - Kindergarten, Spring 2012 - Created math learning center with primary numbers - Developed science inquiry lesson on living and non-living things Cheviot Elementary, Cincinnati Public Schools, Cheviot, OH - Second grade, Fall 2012 - Created a Tic-Tac-Toe board for math with direct relations to Gardner - Used a Direct Thinking/Listening Activity (DLTA) Kramer Elementary, Talawanda School District, Oxford, OH - Pre-K, Fall 2011 - Devised a developmentally appropriate game to identify colors - Used Zone of Proximal Development to help an ELL learn to identify his written name CHILD CARE TEACHER, Grade 5 & 6, Summer 2012 Bethesda Child Care Center, Bay Village, OH - Supervised 5th and 6th graders with daily activities and lessons - Lead associated field trips and connected to real world experiences

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LITERACY TUTOR, Fall 2012 Kramer Elementary, Talawanda School District, Oxford, OH - Tutored a first grader in literacy, twice a week for 8 weeks - Devised individual lesson plans and instructional materials - Used Words Their Way and 50 Literacy Strategies ADOPT-A-SCHOOL TUTOR, Fall 2009 and Spring 2012 Marshall and Kramer Elementary, Talwanda School District, Oxford, OH - Volunteer tutor in both math and reading concentrations - One-on-one interactions focused on reading fluency and comprehension RELATED EXPERIENCE COUNSELOR, Summers 2010 & 2011 Glenview Daycare Center - Supervised and assisted lead teacher in daily activities CAMP COUNSELOR, Summers 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2009 Camp Exploration, Avon Lake City Schools - Managed children and helped organize and create science activities and lessons CHEERLEADING COACH, 2005-2009 Amanda’s Tumbling Center - Worked with children of all ages and levels in tumbling PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMPARATIVE EDUCATION STUDY ABROAD, May 2012 Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, and France - Observed six primary grade classrooms in Austria and Luxembourg - Conversed with numerous teachers regarding curriculum, classroom management, and teaching methods - Compared European education system to American education system TeachLIVE LAB, Spring 2012 - Virtual teaching experience in science with middle school-aged avatars - Technologically advanced approach to learning the art of teaching STUDENT TEACHING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTS, Spring 2013 - Attended professional developments with Hamilton City School teachers on Student Learning Objectives, Differentiation, Daily 5, Ohio Teacher Evaluation System, and Google Applications - Participated in grade level staff meetings, in-services, and Positive Behavior Support meetings CAMPUS ACTIVITIES MIAMI UNIVERSITY CHEERLEADING SQUAD, 2009-2013 Captain 2012-2013 - Managed practices in an organized and energetic manner - Provided instruction through positive outlets ZETA TAU ALPHA SORORITY, 2010-2013 Mom’s Weekend Co-Chair Spring 2011 - Planned weekend event and Pink Ribbon Run Sisterhood Co-Chair 2011-2012 - Organized sisterhood events including cookouts and bonding activities Philanthropy: Breast Cancer Awareness - Spread Breast Cancer Awareness through a variety of activities such as, Race for the Cure, Think Pink games, concerts and Think Pink weeks

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