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Keriann Alexis Ford

Elementary Education K-5 Integrated Science 6-8 Special Education K-12

714 Cambridge Drive Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248)736-2347 fordkeri@msu.edu keriannford-eportfolio.weebly.com

Keriann Alexis Ford


OBJECTIVE To obtain a teaching position in a school, utilizing skills gained from prior experiences working with and teaching academically and culturally diverse students. CERTIFICATIONS State of Michigan Teaching Certificate K-12, Special Education State of Michigan Teaching Certificate K-8, Integrated Science State of Michigan Substitute Teaching Certification, K-12 American Heart Association-First Aid, CPR and AED Certification EDUCATION Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 2009-2014 Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certification Internship Program Fall 2013-Spring 2014 12 Graduate Credits Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 2009-2014 Bachelor of Arts May 2013 Special Education-Learning Disability Elementary Education-Integrated Science TEACHING EXPERIENCES Long Meadow Elementary School-Special Education Rochester Hills, MI Spring 2014 Planned and implemented daily lessons for students with a variety of disabilities such as Learning Disabilities, Cognitive Impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Other Health Impairments Conducted Running Records, DIBELS, AIMSweb, DAZE, Fountas & Pinnell, and Direct Writing Assessments Proficient in Language!, Read Naturally, Read Well, and Connecting Math Concepts Participated in IEP, SIP, staff and district professional development meetings Long Meadow Elementary School-4th/5th Grade Rochester Hills, MI Fall 2013 Taught, worked with and supported learning of academically and culturally diverse students, whole group, small group and one-on-one scenarios Differentiated instruction and assessments in all subject areas Collaborated with a team of teachers and interns for planning in all subject areas Utilized a balanced literacy program incorporating guided, shared and independent reading and writing activities Planned and implemented math lessons for both grade levels using the Everyday Mathematics program Integrated a wide variety of technologies into all subject matters to enhance curriculum material Planned, executed and supervised field trips with the class Monitored after school Safety Patrol program Mason Middle School-6th Grade Mason, MI Fall 2012-Spring 2012 Provided assistance to each teacher (team-taught classroom with 52 students) Observed classroom activities and behavioral management techniques Developed math, literacy, science and social studies lessons according to Common Core State Standards Contributor to the Mason Middle School Project Unify program Observed mainstreamed and self-contained classrooms Reo Elementary School-2nd Grade Lansing, MI Spring 2011 Examined the literacy learning and development of a student in a one-on-one setting Conducted formal and informal literacy assessments Used students current level of understanding to successfully teach a language arts lesson on fluency Worked with student on concepts of print, phonological awareness, sight words, letter-sound knowledge, morphology, fluency, vocabulary, decoding, comprehension, composition, and motivation

Pre-Kindergarten/Daycare Sterling Heights, MI Summer 2012 Conducted direct and indirect functional behavioral assessments Developed and implemented an individualized behavioral intervention plan with student to decrease negative target behaviors Assisted with group activities designed to promote motor development Substitute Teacher Fall 2012-2014 Oakland County, Ingham County, and Macomb County TEACHING - RELATED EXPERIENCES Rochester Avon Recreation Authority (RARA) Rochester, MI 2012-2014 ~SCAMP/Travel Camp counselor Participate and facilitate recreational activities, field trips and events for children with special needs Employed diverse techniques to promote active learning through individualized instruction, small group sessions and problem solving exercises Responsible for ensuring camper's well-being and enforcing camp rules Evies Purple Gang Preschool & Daycare Rochester Hills, MI 2005-2009 ~Childcare provider Planned and executed the daily activities among the children with the accompanying curriculum Responsible for challenging the children's physical and intellectual abilities Provided an opportunity to develop a healthy self-esteem and self-control for the children Classroom Volunteer Rochester, MI 2006-2009 Rochester Community Schools Engaged in one-on-one tutoring before and after school Observed special education teacher, psychologist, physical therapist, and speech pathologist OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE ExpertCare Troy, MI 2014 ~Caregiver Supervising the protection, health and safety of a 10 year old child with Down Syndrome and Autism Supporting and guiding Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Providing Community Living Support (CLS) Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 2009-2014 ~Spartan Football Operations Assistant Assisted Head Coach Mark Dantonio and staff in daily operations for the Michigan State Football team Enforced NCAA rules on the field during game days for all current players, coaches, NFL players, NFL scouts, former players and recruits Coordinated and executed events including: MSU Football Banquet, MSU Women's Football Clinic, Spring Game, MSUFPA Golf Outing, Football Family Picnic and various football camps for all ages Promoted to head of student staff-responsible for holding staff meetings, training new employees and overseeing/managing staff during events COMMUNITY SERVICE RELATED EXPERIENCE 2009-2014 Rochester Avon Recreation Authority Events Long Meadow Elementary Fun Run After school Literacy Volunteer-Reo Elementary in Lansing, MI Kellys Kidz Charity Volunteer Michigan State University Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Program o Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association-Grantville, Pennsylvania o Christiana Leased Primary & Infant School-Jamaica Friendshop Volunteer-Pinecrest Elementary in East Lansing, MI WORK SKILLS & TECHNOLOGY Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, SMART Notebook, Adobe Photoshop

REFERENCES Denise Bereznoff Long Meadow Elementary Principal Rochester Community Schools 250 Alston Drive Rochester Hills, MI 48309 Work: (248) 726-3900 dbereznoff@rochester.k12.mi.us Linda Madden Long Meadow Elementary School (General Education Teacher 4th/5th Grade) Rochester Community Schools 250 Alston Drive Rochester Hills, MI 48309 Cell: (248) 561-1804 lmadden@rochester.k12.mi.us Wendy Brown SCAMP Supervisor 500 East Second Street Rochester, MI 48307 Work: (248) 656-8308 wendy@RARARecreation.org Evie Roguski Evies Purple Gang Preschool 257 Rose Brier Drive Rochester Hills, MI 48309 Work: (248) 373-6544 evie48309@sbcglobal.com Roxane Schneider Long Meadow Elementary School (Special Education Teacher) Rochester Community Schools 250 Alston Drive Rochester Hills, MI 48309 Cell: (248) 310-3118 rschneider@rochester.k12.mi.us Tim Allen Michigan State University Director of Football Operations 771 Chestnut Road East Lansing, MI 48824 Work: (517) 355-1647 football@msu.edu Nina Carlesimo Parent of ExpertCare Child 1651 Chase Drive Rochester, MI 48307 Cell: (248) 709-6189 johnnyninac@aol.com Denise Howe Mason Middle School 235 Temple Street Mason, MI 48854 Work: (517) 676-6514 evie48309@sbcglobal.com