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Kaitlyn Privett

Tell me and Ill forget
Show me and I might
Involve me and I will
- Benjamin Franklin
High School ELA / Creative Writing Teacher
I am eager to enable students to use their own acquired knowledge to analyze and
critique their own work and the work of others so that they may better
understand the world around them. This is a valuable skill not only in
ELA/Creative Writing, but in life itself. I possess an ever-expanding passion
for literature in all categories and writing, and hope to be considered for an
ELA/Creative Writing position.

Education, Honors, and Certifications
Masters of Arts in Teaching Secondary ELA
Dominican University, River Forest, IL, ongoing
Bachelor of Arts in Nonfiction Writing, Creative Nonfiction
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2012
Presidential Scholarship, Bachelor Program
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2008-2012

Key Qualifications
Certified in Early Childhood Education, pre-kindergarten
Plan and instruct ELA/Creative Writing subject area using a wide variety of teaching
aids, motivational, and implementation strategies to engage students in active learning
in accordance with the Common Core Standards.
Implement basic and technological approaches to subject material. Encourage research
of educational resources using sources that range from published, written work to the
Field Experience in Education, 2013-2014
Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, Waukegan, IL, 25 hours
Michael Odiotti, Principal
Most Blessed Trinity Academy, Waukegan, IL, 25 hours
Ann Heady, 7
and 8
grade Language Arts
Grass Lake School, Lake Villa, IL, 25 hours
Angela Curtis, Jr. High Writing/Research
Palombi Middle School, Lake Villa, IL, 25 hours
James Appleman, Special Education
Center Street KinderCare
Toddler Lead Teacher, November 2013-present
Lead teacher for toddlers ages 15 months to 2 years old, as well as partial
responsibility in 2 year old classroom.
Preparation of monthly curriculum from predetermined developmentally-
appropriate activities.
Providing developmental experiences to benefit the whole child, including social,
emotional, physical, and intellectually engaging experiences.

Poko Loko Early Childhood Learning Center
Toddler Co-Lead Teacher, July 2012 October 2013
Assistant lead teacher for toddlers ages 15 months to 2 years old.
Preparation of monthly classroom curriculum including science, art, music and
sensory experiences for the designated age group.
Implementing the philosophy to provide an overall environment that fosters
learning, social growth, and positive self-image as well as providing a nurturing
and caring experience for the children in my care.

Technology Proficiency
Please visit my website,, for examples of my technology
proficiency and skills.

Hobbies & Interests
My most valued interests include reading and writing, but I also enjoy spending time
with my family and friends when I can find the time music, yoga, and crafting.

Available upon request.