RONALD REIGHARD JR.

4531 NE MCDOUGAL LANE • ANKENY, IA 50021 PHONE 515-770-1686 • E-MAIL LEE.REIGHARD@DRAKE.EDU EDUCATION

Drake University, Des Moines, IA Master of Arts in Teaching Endorsed in All Social Studies 4.00 GPA May 2013 University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA Bachelor of Arts in Political Science December 2004
PRAXIS II EXAMINATION

ETS Recognition of Excellence Certificate - Exceptional Performance Principles of Learning and Teaching - Score 192 of possible 200 Social Studies: Content Knowledge - Score 190 of possible 200
WORK EXPERIENCE

Computer Programmer EMC Insurance Co., Des Moines, IA February 2008 – October 2010 Trained to write computer code for EMC’s Insurance Claims System. Worked in small teams to create new, more efficient systems. Wrote system workflows for other employees. Registered Representative ING Financial Services, Des Moines, IA June 2006 – February 2008 Series Six licensed service representative focused on helping participants with retirement plans. Worked closely with public employee plans including governments, hospitals, and universities. Student Loan Service Representative Pearson Government Solutions, Iowa City, IA December 2004 – June 2006 Inbound customer service assisting with the processing of student loans. Implemented faxing system and designed department training procedures and manuals. Research Assistant University of Iowa Social Science Institute, Iowa City, IA October 1999 - May 2001 Conducted surveys and research studies for a variety of social science

departments at the University of Iowa. Gained experience in geography, sociology, and political science.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Student Teacher, 20 th Century World History, Grade 9-12 North High School, Des Moines, IA January 2013 – May 2013
Implemented a program of standards-reference assessment, aligning instruction with specific standards within district benchmarks and the Iowa Core Curriculum. Worked to increase focus on student reading and writing proficiency by featuring write-to-learn activities and document-based questions (DBQs). Differentiated instruction for both ability and interest by utilizing instructional strategies that fit multiple learning styles. Created tiered assessments that move students towards higher-order thinking skills in order to demonstrate proficiency and mastery of aligned standards beyond basic understanding. Collaborated with colleagues during daily Data Team planning periods in order to share instructional techniques, create common assessments, and to align grading to ensure consistency. Practicum Student, U.S. History, Grades 10-11 Ballard High School, Huxley, IA April 2012 Delivered a four-day lesson on “Race as a social construct” to classes that were over 90% Caucasian. Successfully discussed the biological myths of race, historical causes for racial ideas, and modern day effects of racial discrimination. Created student group centered Document Based Question (DBQ) that required document analysis, critical thinking, and evidentiary synthesis. Practicum Student, Social Studies, All Ages DMACC Success Center, Des Moines, IA October 2011- December 2011 Served as a tutor for adults who were attempting to earn their GED. Helped students of multiple ages and cultural backgrounds with reading comprehension and analysis in an individualized setting. Practicum Student, World Cultures, Grade 9 Southwoods Freshman High School, West Des Moines, IA January 2011 – April 2011 Observed classroom interactions between students and teacher in order to learn strategies to use for my own instruction. Helped design curriculum for world crises unit with subject team. Observed the usefulness of collaboration in the improvement of instructional strategies. Designed three-day lesson on the monotheistic religions of the Middle East, which covered their common histories and current struggles. Differentiated

groups and instruction based on performance on a pre-assessment. Designed a review game as a formative assessment to determine what topics required further instruction.
LICENSURE

Iowa Board of Educational Examiners Grades 5-12 All Social Studies Folder # 1009781

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