Taryn Horbach


Electronic Portfolio: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/tarynhorbach 1675 Ross Dr. Troy, MI 48084 (248) 420-0355 tarynhorbach@gmail.com

To obtain a teaching position seeking a new graduate’s enthusiasm and new ideas to facilitate student knowledge, self- worth, and a sense of classroom community. Certification: Michigan Provisional Elementary Teaching Certificate: Grades K-8 Endorsements: Math, Social Studies: Grades 6-8 American Red Cross certified in CPR, First Aid, AED, and oxygen administration Education: University of Michigan: Ann Arbor, MI Bachelor of Arts of Education GPA 3.76/4.00 Applied for Michigan Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Technology (MCOATT) Relevant Experience: Flossie B. Tonda Elementary School, Canton, MI January- April 2008 Fourth Grade Student Teacher  Educated students in math, science, social studies, language arts, writing, and technology  Piloted a unit on energy for the district, integrating science, reading, hands-on experiments, and technology into the classroom  Using District and the State of Michigan Standards, provided differentiated instruction  Employed group work, cooperative learning, whole group instruction, and guided reading to establish a positive learning environment  Planned and adapted curriculum for ESL learners and special need student with Autism Spectrum Disorder Flossie B. Tonda Elementary School, Canton, MI September- January 2008 Fourth Grade Pre-Students Teacher  Taught various science and math lessons in order to explore how assessing, planning, and instruction are linked across lessons  Observed and assisted with parent teacher conferences and communications  Organized and adapted curriculum for special need students and ESL learners  Skills attained: Problem solving, conflict resolutions, tolerance, and patience Hoben Elementary School, Canton, MI Fifth Grade Pre-Student Teacher  Accumulated 40+ hours of teaching in a culturally diverse public school setting  Instructed students in social studies, language arts, writing, and technology  Helped students struggling with reading and math  Administered running recorders and Qualitative Reading Inventories  Collected and interpreted data to understand a low performing student Cheney Academy of Mathematics and Science, Willow Run, MI Kindergarten Pre- Student Teacher  Observed 40+ hours of teaching in a culturally diverse public school setting  Worked with students on letter and number recognition January- April 2007 April 2008 April 2008

September- December 2007

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Developed and taught whole- class comprehension strategy lesson on visualizing Conducted whole-class ‘read aloud’ and discussion on social issues Collected data on focus child for mock parent- teacher conference 2003- December 2008

Troy and Ann Arbor, MI ESL and Math Tutor  Planned and taught lessons in reading, language arts, and social studies  Helped students develop Pre-Algebra, Algebra, and Geometry skills Forest Hills Swim Club, Birmingham, MI Swim Instructor/ Pool Manager  Orchestrated pool activities geared towards children ages 4-18  Provided swim instruction Leadership & Activities:

Summers 2001- 2008

Kappa Delta Pi, Ann Arbor, MI September 2006- May 2008 Kaiser Partnership Chair and Leadership Council  Organized a fundraiser; raised $2,000 for Willow Run School  Developed skills in public speaking, delegating tasks, and planning large- scale events  Seized opportunities to become a more effective leader through sessions titled Actions of a Leader, Keep the Motivation Going, and Shifting from KDP Leadership to the Classroom  Recruited and scheduled volunteers for “Skelementary” game room  Awarded Distinguished Membership Michigan Sign Club, Ann Arbor, MI September 2006-May 2007 Member  Gained significant knowledge of students with hearing impairments and how to successfully integrate them into the classroom Professional Development:    Teaching and Linguistic Diversity: A Functional Approach to Fostering Academic English Technology and Knowledge Working with Words

Personal Interests: Family, half marathon training, reading, soccer References:
Klotylda Phillippi Field Instructor Ann Arbor, MI (734) 763-5654 klophil@umich.edu Additional references are available upon request. Tracy Cade Paraprofessional Canton, MI (734) 751-1057 cadegang@wowway.com Kristine Oke Cooperating Teacher Canton, MI (586) 805-2252 okek@pccs.k12.mi.us