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Mary Lowe

Social Studies Teacher


Maple Grove, MN, USA | email: themarylowe@gmail.com | Skype: themarylowe79

Work History

Certification & Training

Middle & High Social Studies Teacher

2012 - 2017

Pan American School of Porto Alegre - Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil


Middle School Courses Taught: MYP Individuals and Societies grades years 1 and 3
High School Courses Taught: AP Capstone Research and Seminar, AP World History, AP
Comparative Government and Politics, Economics grade 12, US History grade 11
Implemented MYP Individuals and Societies curriculum for grade 6-8
Lead the implementation of the AP Capstone program
Collaborated with colleagues to develop interdisciplinary units
Established AP world history and AP comparative government and politics courses
Assisted in implementation of middle school 1:1 program
Developed and directed school model United Nations program
Advised Student Council
Co-Advised National Junior Honors Society

High School Social Studies Teacher

2009 - 2012

Austin School District -Austin, MN, USA


Course Taught: Sociology grade 12, World History grade 11, US History grade 10
Vertically aligned high school social studies curriculum
Created common assessments within social studies department
Implemented co-taught social studies courses with special education department
Coached high school debate and speech programs

High School Social Studies Teacher

2007 - 2008

High School of the Pacific- Kona, HI, USA


Courses Taught: Economics and US Government grade 12, US History grade 11, World history
grade 10, Human Geography grade 9, Debate and Speech Elective
Vertically aligned high school social studies curriculum
Implemented and supervised service learning program
Provided support for boarding students as live-in dormitory advisor
Developed and monitored afterschool extracurricular program for students

Middle & High School Social Studies Teacher

2005 - 2007

Stillwater Area School District- Stillwater, MN, USA


Middle School Courses Taught: US History grade 7, Human Geography grade 9
High School Courses Taught: AP World History, World History grade 10
Created common assessments within social studies department
Assisted in the implementation of middle school 1:1 program
Coached high school debate and speech programs

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Teaching License: Social Studies


Grades 5-12- Minnesota File Number
426525
IB MYP Individuals and Societies: Years
1&3
AP Capstone: Seminar & Research
AP World History
AP Comparative Government &
Politics

Education
Ed.S. - School Leadership
2017 - Concordia University, St Paul, MN
M.A. - Teacher Education
2008 - University of StThomas, St Paul, MN
B.A. - Sociology & Cultural Studies
2001 - University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN - Summa Cum Laude

Skills & Expertise


Differentiated instruction
Data analysis to inform instruction
Flipped, blended, and 1:1
instructional models
Student-centered lessons
Building relationships with parents to
support student learning
Instruction of college-level academic
research and writing
Scaffolded instruction and skillbuilding
Collaboration with colleagues in
development of interdisciplinary
units
Understanding by Design
(UbD) lesson development
Horizontal and vertical curriculum
design
Classroom technology including :
Google Drive, Google Classroom,
Google Sites, Weebly, Edmodo,
Moodle, Bloomz, PowerSchool,
ScreenFlow, & PlayPosit

Leadership Experience
Principal intern (towards completion of Minnesota leadership certification) - Pan American
School of Porto Alegre
AP Capstone implementation leader- Pan American School of Porto Alegre
MYP Individuals and Societies years 1 and 3 implementation leader- Pan American School
of Porto Alegre
Department leader- Pan American School of Porto Alegre
Department leader- High School of the Pacific
Mentor and advisor for student teachers from Queens University and University of West
Florida- Pan American School of Porto Alegre
Department representative on for professional development and technology committeesAutin Area School District
Site Improvement Team member- Pan American School of Porto Alegre

Presentations & Accomplishments


Workshop Presenter: "Flipping for Learning: The Flipped Classroom & Blended Instruction"
at the 2016 Association of American Schools in South America(AASSA) Conference in Lima,
Peru
AP World History: Achieved 100% student pass rate on 2014 and 2015 exams with all
students achieving a score of 3 or above
AP Capstone Seminar: Achieved 100% student pass rate on 2016 exam with all students
achieving a score of 3 or above
Online facilitator: Creator and administrator of the "AP Capstone Students" Facebook
group that facilitates communication and peer support for over 400 AP Capstone students
worldwide
Honored teacher: Graduation speaker for High School of the Pacific class of 2008
Awarded tenure: Austin School District in 2012

Related Experience
College Board SAT site associate supervisor and administrator- Pan American School of
Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Student Teacher- St Paul Central Senior High School, Saint Paul, MN, USA
ESL classroom support teacher- Brooklyn Center Senior High School, Brooklyn Center, MN,
USA
Tutor and volunteer- Minneapolis Refugee Internship Academy Charter School, Saint Paul,
MN, USA
Research Assistant- Youth Development Study, Department of Sociology, University of
Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Teaching Assistant- Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN,
USA

References
Emily Dobson mshsprincipal@panamerican.com.br
Middle & high school principal- Pan American School of Porto Alegre
Barbara Rodgers brodgers@panamerican.com.br
Curriculum & instruction coordinator/former middle & high school principal- Pan American
School of Porto Alegre
Jeffrey Jurkovac superintendent@panamerican.com.br
Director- Pan American School of Porto Alegre

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Testimonials
"Ms Mary is a great teacher, especially
because she knows how to immerse the
students in the subject. She uses
interactive activities, vastly improving the
amount of content that is understood."

- 7th grade student, Pan American School


of Porto Alegre

"She is the only teacher I know who


devotes so much of her time to helping
her students get better, and I can see how
much she is invested in my learning. She
inspires me to try my best not only in the
subjects she's taught me, but in all other
subjects as well."

- 11th grade student, Pan American School


of Porto Alegre

"Overall, I find that having Ms. Lowe as


their teacher has been an overwhelmingly
positive experience for my daughters.
They not only learned World History
thoroughly and deeply, but also gained
more confidence in their abilities and
became more well-rounded learners."

- Parent, Pan American School of Porto


Alegre

"I can honestly say that Mary is in the top


5% of all of the teachers I have supervised
in terms of instructional methods, content
knowledge, and curriculum
development."

- Former principal, Pan American School


of Porto Alegre