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Meghan Baxendell

To become a teacher in order to better help, nurture, and work with children

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Major: Fine Arts concentration Fine Arts Education
Bachelors of Art achieved in January 2015, Deans List, Magna Cum Laude

Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ

Certification Program: Teachers of Students with Disabilities, anticipated completion

Art teaching certificate of eligibility with advance standing, January 2015
Elementary K-6 teaching certificate of eligibility with advanced standing, June
Anticipated Special Education Certification, January 2018
Substitute Teaching license
First Aid, CPR, and AED

Teaching Experience:
Christopher Columbus Middle School
December 2016- Present
Teacher of Fine Arts (Clifton, NJ)
Taught 6th grade art following updated visual arts curriculum
Integrated classroom management tactics mid marking period to establish
control and a rapport with students
Worked with fellow teachers in the department to ensure that my classes met
the standards and expectations with their department
Prepared students for their benchmark test and SGO
Submitted lesson plans and progress reports on Realtime
Created two separate unit plans while executing long term replacement
Wallkill Valley Regional High School
August 2016- November 2016
Teacher of Fine Arts (Hardyston, NJ)
Taught an AP Art History course following National AP Standards
Taught Pottery and Crafts 1, Pottery and Crafts 2, and Visual Arts 1
Established effective classroom management to set the tone for the school
Set rules and boundaries for a Pottery classroom to create a safe working
Executed after school detentions to ensure modification of negative

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Submitted lesson plans, completed progress reports, and submitted marking

period grades in a timely manner through Realtime
Administered SGO to ensure students growth
Reviewed IEPs to better understand the individual needs of each special
education student
Worked with Child Study Team to accommodate the needs with special
education students
Managed a class of behavioral challenged students with over 14 IEPs in the
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Created an inclusive classroom environment that allowed to students to

thrive no matter what their classification is
Camp Summer Stars
Program Counselor (Randolph, NJ)
June 2016- August 2016
Developed Makerspace activities that follow National STEM Standards for
grades 2- 5
Supervised counselors and campers on field trips
Met parent concerns with positivity and solutions
Engaged with a broad array of ages and special needs
Adapted to ever changing groups of campers and situations at camp
Merriam Avenue Elementary School
Teaching assistant (Newton, NJ)
October 2015- June 2016
Effectively supported learning in a special education classroom
Executed successful teaching techniques to help students learn how to read
and write
Applied effective classroom management techniques that met a broad array
of behavioral issues
Worked with students with Autism, ADHD, Emotional Disturbance, and OCD.
Managed groups of over 90 students in the morning on my own

Volunteer Experience:
Turn a Frown Around Foundation, Montclair, NJ
January 2013 May 2014
Administrative Assistant
Directed all artistic activities and acted as the assistant to the organizations
Organized activities including visiting residents in nursing homes and
psychiatric wards
Worked towards the goal of bringing compassion to those who need it and to
end loneliness

Roxbury High School, Roxbury, NJ September

2004 June 2008
Stage Manager

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Led over 70 of my peers through every rehearsal and show for 8 different
Managed set design and painting
Achieved Outstanding Dedication to Drama award

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