Lindsey B.

Smith
linzsmit@umich.edu http://sitemaker.umich.edu/lindseysmith Current Address: 1920 Woodbury Dr. #5023 Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Present Phone: (734) 646-4016

Objective Education

Seeking a teaching position in an elementary school with the possibility of a coaching opportunity. University of Michigan Bachelor of Arts in Education • GPA of 3.3/4.0 Honors World University Games Gold Medal Winner, 2007 NCAA Academic and Athletic All-American, 2006 - 2007 Swimmer of the Big Ten Conference, 2007 Ann Arbor, Michigan May 2008

Michigan Provisional Elementary Certification • Highly Qualified Subject Areas: Elementary Education, Mathematics, Language Arts • CPR, AED and First Aid Certified

Teaching Experience

Student Teacher/ 1st grade January - April 2008 Haisley Elementary, Ann Arbor Public Schools Ann Arbor, MI • Developed and taught a science unit on plants using the Science Companion curriculum by the Chicago Science Group. • Modified and taught lessons from a Balanced Literacy program, Everday Mathematics curriculum, and Social Studies Alive curriculum. • Conducted running records to inform the development of guided reading lessons for small groups at various reading levels. • Increased understanding of educational issues by attending staff meetings, professional development in-services, parent-teacher conferences, and student support meetings. Pre Student Teacher/ 1st grade September - December 2007 Haisley Elementary, Ann Arbor Public Schools Ann Arbor, MI • Practiced inquiry and reflective teaching techniques by planning and implementing two science lessons. • Modified and taught a lesson introducing the inch as a unit of measure from the Everyday Mathematics curriculum. • Directed a whole class mathematics discussion following a mini problem. Pre Student Teacher/ 3rd grade January - April 2007 Ford Elementary, Willow Run School District Ypsilanti, MI • Practiced a backward design approach to create a social studies unit plan on the Revolutionary War. • Practiced assessment strategies for word solving and comprehension skills by administering a qualitative reading inventory to a specific focal child. • Worked collaboratively with another pre-student teacher to differentiate my cooperating teacher’s instruction for special education students. Pre Student Teacher/ Kindergarten September - December 2006 Bach Elementary, Ann Arbor Public Schools Ann Arbor, MI • Focused on the uses of educational technology by creating an iMovie presentation of a comprehension strategy lesson focused on visualization. • Developed and enacted a literature discussion following a whole class read-aloud.

Practiced management strategies by directing small workshop groups on a weekly basis.

Professional Preparation Coaching Experience

Kappa Delta Pi Technology Conference Attendee, 2007 Learn Today Teach Tomorrow Conference Attendee, 2007 Leaders and Best Conference Attendee, 2006 Saline High School Women’s Swim Coach, August - November 2007 • Assisted the head coach in writing daily practices and meet line-ups. • Taught proper technique for each stroke as well as acceptable race strategies. • Discussed various matters with team members concerning motivation, dedication, and goal setting. Wolverine Swim Camp Coach, 2004 - 2007 • Worked with children ages 6-18 to improve their swimming ability. • Established a positive and fun learning environment. Ann Arbor Country Club Swim Coach, May - August 2005 • Wrote daily practices for athletes of various abilities ages 5 to 16. • Taught proper technique for the strokes as well as good sportsmanship behaviors. University of Michigan Women's Swim & Dive Team Captain, 2006-2007 • Selected as a leader by teammates during junior and senior year seasons. • Organized team meeting to establish seasonal goals and address motivational issues. • Met with coaches to discuss team and training oriented issues. M-Share Volunteer, 2006-2007 • Participated as a pen pal with elementary students through the University of Michigan Athletic Department.

Additional Experience