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Margaret Shepherd Biester

402 Briarwood Road ! Wallingford, PA 19086 ! Phone: (610) 620-5449 ! E-Mail: mshepherd08@gmail.com
Core Competencies
Curriculum Mapping Technology Integration Classroom Management
Creative Lesson Planning Team Teaching Reader/Writers Workshop
Parent Communication Differentiated Instruction Curriculum Development
Education
Uni versi t y of Pennsyl vani aPhiladelphia, PA May 2012
M.S.Ed Elementary Education
Pennsylvania Certification in Elementary, Middle School Social Studies and Middle School Language Arts
Whart on School of Busi nessPhiladelphia, PA December 2010
Wharton Program for Working Professionals Business Essentials Certificate
Col l ege of Woost erWooster, OH May 2008
B.A. in History, Member of National History Honor Society Phi Alpha Theta
Garri son Forest School Owings Mills, MD June 2004
High School Diploma
Teaching Experience
Germant own Academy, Philadelphia, PA August 2013- Present
Assistant Teacher, 3
rd
Grade
Prepare and teach daily math lessons to group of 8 students
In charge of preparing and teaching weekly cursive lessons
Created monthly reflection lessons on the mission statement, as well as tied in Folk Tales during African unit
Organize and lead reading group, one based on the Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl as a part of an author study
Assist in all areas of classroom management including selecting materials that are used for homework, grading homework, and
maintenance of student files, in addition to attending parent-teacher conferences and writing comments/grades for math group
Lead a student group of 34 5
th
grade girls (G.I.R.L.S. Group) aimed at empowering young girls to become strong and independent
women
Germant own Academy, Philadelphia, PA August 2012- August 2013
Assistant Teacher, 4
th
Grade
Prepare and teach daily math lessons to group of 10 students
Prepare and teach occasional lessons in language arts and social studies for class of 16-17 students
Assist in all areas of classroom management including selecting materials that are used for homework, grading homework, and
maintenance of student files, in addition to attending parent-teacher conferences and writing comments/grades for math group
Lead a student group of 20 5
th
grade girls (G.I.R.L.S. Group) aimed at empowering young girls to become strong and independent
women
Teach after school dance program once a week
Assist in mapping of fourth grade curriculum



Fri ends Sel ect School , Philadelphia, PA January 2012- May 2012
Student Teacher, 3
rd
Grade
Prepare and teach math, language arts and social studies lessons for a class of 16 students
Organize and lead reading group, one based on the Journey by Patricia MacLachlan as a part of an author study
Developed and implemented two week integrated curriculum on Voices of Slavery in America in April
Collaborate and create assessments that were used to access student learning with cooperating teacher and assistant teachers
Assist in all areas of classroom management including selecting materials that are used for homework, grading homework, and
maintenance of student files, in addition to attending parent-teacher conferences
Andrew Jackson El ement ary School , Philadelphia, PA August 2011- December 2011
Student Teacher, 1
st
Grade
Conducted a descriptive profile of a student in my classroom
Directed small group lessons in literacy, math, science and social studies working with all 21 students in the class
Worked one-on-one with students with special needs (including 5 ELL students)
Kean El ement ary School , Wooster, OH August 2005- December 2005
Student Teacher, 3
rd
Grade
Worked with a group of four students who were pulled out of the general education classroom for reading and math
Developed the reading comprehension and decoding skills of the students to bring them up to grade level
Worked on test taking skills for the upcoming standardized tests
Other Work Experience
Uni versi t y of Pennsyl vani a, Philadelphia, PA June 2009- June 2011
Administrative Assistant for Alumni Council on Admissions
Worked as co-advisor to two student groups on campus: coordinating programming, managing website content and general
advisement
Assisted in all facets of program coordination for major alumni events on and off campus
Developed communication materials for prospective students and alumni
Volunteer Experience and Interests
Ki net i cs Dance Theat re, Ellicott City, MD
Volunteer
Worked as teaching assistant with the special needs dance instructor
Helped with dance instruction and preparation for a final performance
Worked with a range of students with autism, mental retardation and emotional disabilities
St udent s Shari ng, Baltimore, MD
Chair of Committee at Garrison Forest School
Worked in cooperation with Students Sharing of Baltimore, attended a leadership conference in August of 2003
Volunteered at soup kitchens, homeless shelters, women and children centers
Coordinated donation drives at my school and encouraged students to sign up to volunteer