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740 Pearl Street #405 Denver, Colorado 80203

John P. Bunker

303-501-9112 bunkerjohn@hotmail.com

EDUCATION  University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with technology specialist endorsement, Expected completion August 2010.  Jefferson Country Public Schools and The Pinnacle Charter School Induction Programs  University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado; State of Colorado Initial Elementary License, May 2007  Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan; Bachelor of Arts in Communication, May 1996 CREDENTIALS  Colorado Initial Teacher License, Elementary Education Endorsement #0382411  PRAXIS Exam, ETS Recognition of Excellence, January 2007  Colorado Substitute License, Three Years, effective September 2006  American Red Cross Certification in CPR and First Aid TEACHING EXPERIENCE The Pinnacle Charter School Federal Heights, Colorado Middle School Technology Instructor August 2008 – Present  Created and implemented a fifth through eighth grade curriculum for six week rotating classes and three semester long elective classes with direct integration with the Core Knowledge Curriculum.  Presented “Integrating Technology” at Core Knowledge Conference (October 2009)  Assisted with the overall technology plan of school through a Technology Task Force.  Provided support throughout school with technology integration directly in the classroom environments. Fitzmorris Elementary School, Jefferson County School District Arvada, Colorado Fourth Grade Teacher August 2007 – May 2008  Designed and implemented standard and assessment based instruction meeting the needs of diverse learners with appropriate differentiation for all learning styles and special needs within a Title One school. Classroom included three students with IEP’s and nine students with ILP’s.  Designed and implemented Writers’ Workshop utilizing 6+1 Traits, Lucy Calkins, and Ralph Fletcher resources following Jefferson County Prioritized Benchmarks.  Utilized Investigations in Number, Data, and Space for core mathematics instruction while providing a wide range of differentiated instruction for the individual needs of all learners.  Provided daily literacy instruction using guided reading groups following CALI and other research based practices resulting in four students being removed from Individual Literacy Plans. Provided continual assessment of students with both DRA and DRA2 testing and weekly running records.  Conducted weekly classroom meetings with focuses on bullying, respect, and teamwork. Used a wide variety of motivational strategies and utilized both in-room and school wide PBS plans. Thomson Elementary School Arvada, Colorado Teacher Candidate August 2006 – May 2007  Accepted long term substitute position in 3rd grade, assuming full responsibility for all teaching duties.  Completed internships in 2nd grade (166 hours), 6th grade (166 hours), and 3rd grade (166 hours).  Student taught in 3rd grade (300 hours).  Worked with school team to provide appropriate instruction for large percentage of English language learners, including use of translators for parent conferences.  Worked with clinical teachers in multiple co-teaching models to provide quality learning experiences. Laradon Hall Denver, Colorado Teacher Assistant November 2005 – June 2006  Worked with students with developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities in a therapeutic school setting.  Assisted treatment teams in development and administration of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Behavior Support Plans.  Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (Cornell University) Certification.

9680 W. 59th Ave. #302 Arvada, Colorado 80004

John P. Bunker

303-501-9112 bunkerjohn@hotmail.com

RELATED EXPERIENCES  Volunteered with Snowboard Alliance, a weekend snowboard program for underprivileged children ages eight to twelve years old in Summit County, Colorado.  Volunteered with Michigan State University’s Department of Residence Life as an after school program director for middle school aged underprivileged children.  Acted as Assistant Debate Coach for Petoskey High School debate team.  Served as trainer on automated revenue and property management software at Choice Hotel's 1999 National Convention for hotel property owners and general managers. RESORT HOTEL MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE Gemstone Resorts International Winter Park, Colorado / Breckenridge, Colorado / Park City, Utah  Director of Lodging and Facilities – Winter Park Mountain Lodge November ’01-September ‘03  Transition Team Leader – Florida, Utah, California January '01-November ‘01  Reservations Manager – The Village at Breckenridge Resort November ’99-August '00  Innkeeper – Breckenridge Mountain Lodge and Rocky Mountain Resort Lodging May ‘98-December ’98  Assistant Housekeeping Manager - Rocky Mountain Resort Lodging August ‘97-May ’98  Guest Service Agent August ‘96-August ’97

References
Barbara Rodriguez Principal Fitzmorris Elementary, Arvada, CO 303-982-1640 brodriguez@jeffco.k12.co.us Jayne Bognar Special Education Instructor Fitzmorris Elementary, Arvada, CO Home: 303-432-2381 jbognar@jeffco.k12.co.us Jennifer Shook 3rd Grade Teacher (Clinical Teacher) Thomson Elementary, Arvada, CO Cell: 720-933-3400 Home: 303-973-2903 bobshook@comcast.net MJ Lechner Site Professor University of Colorado – Denver and Thomson Elementary School 303-420-8137 mjlechner@comcast.net Mary Ballenger Educational Coach and Site Coordinator Thomson, Elementary, Arvada, CO Voice Mail: 303-982-2135 mballeng@jeffco.k12.co.us Dorcas Beck Gemstone Resorts International Cell: 970-412-3255 dbeck@gemstoneresorts.com

John Bunker Education Philosophy Statement
Education involves creating well rounded students that are prepared to advance through life. I believe teachers create the future, and it is up to us to assure, to the best of our abilities, each student is given an opportunity to be successful in life. While we do not control what happens outside of the school walls or off the campus, we can provide students with knowledge and other life skills while in the school environment. I believe this begins with standards based education and assuring the students receive the curriculum requirements as designated by the state and school districts. While this often appears to be very prescribed, I believe it can be done in an exciting and motivating way which students can personally connect through the use of my sense of humor and variety of life experiences. The more captivated students are, the more likely they are to actually grasp and utilize the material throughout their lives. If you enter teaching with a fun, positive attitude, the children will perceive the learning experience to be fun as well and crave more and more knowledge throughout their lives. This is also made possible through the environment I create within my classroom. While I set high expectations for all students, I also provide them with the tools they need in order to be successful. Each and every student has different needs, and I believe in reaching each and every one of my students each and every day. This involves a multifaceted approach to teaching, incorporating techniques proven effective for various learning styles. It incorporates techniques which meet the unique needs of English language learners and students with disabilities. By being conscience of the unique qualities of all learners, I provide for the greatest amount of equity in learning for all students. I also believe it is critical that they learn to respect and understand other races, cultures, religions, and nations. We, as a nation, are becoming more and more diverse with each and every day, and it is important for the children to develop an appreciation for other people and aspects of their lives that may be different. I also strive to instill high ethical and moral standards. By building a great rapport with my students I create an environment where they understand the importance of practicing kindness, patience, and understanding. As a teacher, I am critical to the development of the next generation of citizens, and it is my responsibility to assure they have the knowledge and skills to be successful throughout their lives.