Kendra M. Linenger 8550 Knox Road Clarkston, MI 48348 (248) 625 – 5477 kenlinen@umich.

edu ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Certification: Education: Michigan Provisional Elementary Certification Endorsements: Elementary Education, Language Arts, Integrated Science University of Michigan – Ann Arbor Bachelor of Arts in Education Cumulative GPA: 3.634/4.0 – Education GPA: 4.0/4.0 April 2008

Teaching Experience:

Second Grade Student Teacher Winter 2008 Second Grade Pre-Student Teacher Fall 2007 Flossie B. Tonda Elementary, Canton, Michigan  differentiated instruction to accommodate students with autism, learning-disabilities, ADHD, and various learning styles, as well as those who are ESL and ELL  used multiple formative and summative assessments, both formal and informal, to inform instruction and to discover students’ strengths and areas of need  created and taught a five-week reading and writing realistic fiction unit  collaborated with fellow teachers and student teachers to plan weekly  participated in parent conferences, Instructional Support Team meetings, and an IEP  implemented daily reading and writing workshops and word study as part of a balanced literacy program  implemented engaging, hands-on math activities and inquiry-based science lessons which utilized cooperative learning and manipulatives Substitute Teacher Clarkston Schools, Clarkston, Michigan Kindergarten Field Placement Spring 2007 Fall 2006

Clifford E. Bryant Elementary, Ann Arbor, Michigan  designed and executed a comprehension strategy literacy lesson based upon the gradual release of responsibility model and assessed students’ understanding  conducted a read aloud about diversity followed by a class discussion  performed both formal and informal assessments on an ESL student and designed and implemented individualized lessons based on her areas of need  wrote a grant for classroom materials which reflected the students’ diversity and multiculturalism and taught problem-solving skills  worked with a student with severe special needs in her first inclusive setting Fourth Grade Field Placement Winter 2007 Hardy Elementary School, South Lyon, Michigan  planned and conducted social studies read alouds, lessons, and discussions and assessed students’ learning  tutored struggling math students individually during their lunch and recess period  led reading and writing conferences with individual students  administered the Qualitative Reading Assessment IV and interpreted results  utilized district, state, and national standards and benchmarks to create and teach social studies lessons from scratch

Second Grade Cadet Teacher

2003 - 2004

Clarkston Elementary, Clarkston, Michigan  designed and executed a science unit on space  created bulletin boards in the classroom and hallway to display academic content and student work  read aloud to the class frequently  led small leveled math groups  observed and enforced classroom management and discipline practices Teaching-Related Experience Special Needs Camp Leader Spring 2007 Camp Daggett, Petoskey, Michigan  planned activities for a group of 70 children of varying needs, ages, and abilities  led activities and adapted them to meet each child’s special needs Day Camp Counselor, Grades 1–5 Summer 2006, 2007 Independence Township Parks and Recreation, Clarkston, Michigan  interacted with a group of 90 children, ages 4-11  adapted activities to include children of various abilities and special needs  created a positive environment and peer relationships through various cognitive, social and physical activities Sunday School Teacher 2002 - 2004 Clarkston United Methodist Church, Clarkston, Michigan  designed and executed lessons and age-appropriate activities based upon a curriculum  created an environment which fostered constructive peer relationships Tutor 2002 – 2004 Clarkston, Michigan  planned and implemented lessons for struggling elementary, middle school, and high school students, especially in the area of mathematics  utilized multiple forms of representation to explain difficult concepts  worked with students and parents to set reasonable expectations and goals  designed appropriate instruction based upon each individual’s strengths and weaknesses Professional Development:


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Leadership: Technology: Honors and Achievements:

Attention Challenges and Tools for Handling Them, March 2008 Second Grade Science GLCEs Review Committee Meeting, March 2008 Differentiating Instruction: Designing Lessons and Units, March 2008 Word Work and Vocabulary with Amanda Arens, Jan. 2008 Teaching and Linguistic Diversity: A Functional Linguistic Approach to Fostering Academic English Workshop, April 2007 Technology and Knowledge: Professional Development Workshop, Nov. 2007 In-service Training on Everyday Mathematics, 3rd Edition, Aug. 2007 Opening New Doors to Resources and Creativity: Professional Workshop, Nov. 2006 CPR and First Aid certified for children and adults, 2006, 2007

Chairperson of a literacy-related event for underprivileged students, Literacy Alive! Kappa Delta Pi – Education Honor Society Leadership Committee Proficient in E-mail, Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher Kappa Delta Pi – Education Honor Society Distinguished Member, Oct. 2006 - present University Honors, University of Michigan, Dec. 2005 – Dec. 2007