Mackenzie M.F.

Elliott

Certified to teach:
Elementary Education K-5

Endorsed In:
Special Education- Learning Disabilities K-12
Language Arts 6-8

6811 Woodlawn Ave NE #19
Seattle, Washington 98115
Cell Phone: 1-248-891-3234
Email: mackenzie.mf.elliott@gmail.com
Mackenzie M.F. Elliott
6811 Woodlawn Ave NE #19 • Seattle, Washington • mackenzie.mf.elliott@gmail.com • (248) 891-3234

OBJECTIVE
To obtain a teaching position that enables me to connect with diverse students to encourage their curiosity and love for learning.

EDUCATION
Michigan State University · East Lansing, MI
Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certification Internship Program, May 2016 Cumulative GPA 4.0/4.0
Masters: 12 credits towards a Masters in Special Education

Michigan State University · East Lansing, MI
Bachelors of Arts, May 2015
Major: Special Education- Learning Disabilities Teaching Major: Language Arts

CERTIFICATIONS
Elementary Education grades K-5 Language Arts Endorsement grades 6-8
Learning Disabilities Endorsement grades K-12

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Bryant Elementary School August 2016 – Present
Seattle, WA · K-5 Resource Room
• Taught and managed a caseload of 29 students with varying disabilities
• Created a master Resource Room schedule including Instructional Assistants
• Co-taught and collaborated with Special Education teachers, Instructional Assistants, and General Education
teachers at two different schools
• Developed and wrote student IEP’s and led IEP meetings
• Started and Co-Led the MTSS committee
• Created and managed behavior intervention plans for students
• Led Parent/Teacher Conferences
• Collaborated with outside professional academic and behavioral supports for students
• Participated in daily parent communication
Gill Elementary School January 2016 – May 2016
Farmington Hills, MI · K-4 Resource Room
• Worked with various students with learning disabilities
• Participated in IEP and MTSS meetings
• Collaborated with school personnel to develop behavior interventions for students
• Developed PLAAF, goals, and objectives for IEP’s
• Led and participated in the school’s Kindness Crew club

Forest Elementary School August 2015 – December 2015
Farmington Hills, MI · Kindergarten
• Planned, differentiated, and taught lessons in all core subject areas based on district, state, and national standards
• Assisted in preparing the classrooms from the beginning of the school year
• Led and participated in parent and teacher conferences
• Administered and completed formal, informal, and dynamic assessments for students
• Designed and implemented behavior plans for students
• Participated in IEP, PLC, PBS, staff and district professional development meetings

Saint Thomas Aquinas School September 2014 – May 2015
East Lansing, MI · Kindergarten
• Observed the mainstreamed classroom
• Assisted with classroom activities and classroom management
• Planned and taught lessons in Social Studies, Science, Math, and Literacy

Marble Elementary School September 2014 – December 2014
East Lansing, MI · Second Grade/Resource Room
• Observed mainstreamed and self contained classrooms
• Provided assistance to teacher through classroom activities and classroom management
• Worked with students on an individual basis and provided additional supports as needed

TEACHING RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
Teaching Assistant June 2012– August 2015
People’s Church Preschool · East Lansing, MI
• Assisted in the administrative department
• Worked as a direct teaching assistant to lead teacher in various classrooms
• Developed and implemented weekly age and curriculum specific lesson plans
• Assessed developmental needs of the children and catered to them individually
• Maintained progress records of children and communicated to parents
• Provided direct supervision and interacted with the children on a regular basis
• Reinforced communication, respect, and interaction within classroom environment

Literacy Tutor May 2014– July 2014
Bath, MI
• Observed and analyzed literacy development of a student
• Conducted formal and informal literacy assessments
• Worked with student on concepts of print, phonological awareness, sight words, letter-sound knowledge,
morphology, fluency, vocabulary, decoding, comprehension, composition, and motivation

Camp Counselor July 2013– August 2013
Camp Sunshine · Holland, MI
• Worked as an aide to specific campers with various disabilities
• Assessed the needs of diverse campers and catered to each individually
• Organized and lead individual and group activities such as crafts, nature, songs, games, ceremonies, swimming,
canoeing, and biking
• Communicated with parents about participant’s experiences and reported concerns to Camp Leadership
• Set a good example for campers in all areas and guided campers in participating successfully and respectfully in all
aspects of camp activities

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
Michigan State University Spartan Ambassadors Program April 2013- December 2013
East Lansing, MI
• Served as the face of MSU leading weekly guided campus tours to prospective students and their families
• Embodied the meaning of a Spartan by displaying the history, spirit, and excellence of Michigan State University
• Attended monthly meetings

SPECIAL TRAINING
Seattle Public Schools Professional Development August 2016- Present
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Training, Farmington Hills, MI April 2016
Farmington Public Schools Professional Development August 2015- May 2016
Epi-Pen Training, Farmington Hills, MI August 2015
First Aide and CPR Training, East Lansing, MI April 2015

HONORS/ACHIEVEMENTS
Dean’s List · Michigan State University Spring 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014,
Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016
ORGANIZATION INVOLVEMENT/VOLUNTEER
Relay for Life Participant · East Lansing, MI April 2013- April 2015
Penrickton Center for Blind Children Volunteer · Taylor, MI March 2013- May 2015
Safe Halloween Volunteer · East Lansing, MI October 2012- October 2014
Delta Gamma Sorority · East Lansing, MI September 2012- May 2015
Gleaner’s Food Bank for Children · Pontiac, MI June 2012- August 2012

TECHNOLOGY
Proficient in: · Microsoft Word · Google Docs
· Microsoft PowerPoint · Skype
· Microsoft Excel
REFERENCES

Dan Sanger
Bryant Elementary School
Principal
3311 NE 60th Street
Seattle, Washington
School: 206-252-5200
dksanger@seattleschools.org

Julie Pearson
Bryant Elementary School
Assistant Principal
3311 NE 60th Street
Seattle, Washington
School: 206-252-5200
jepearson@seattleschools.org

Brenda Dymkowski
Forest Elementary School
Kindergarten Teacher
34545 Old Timber Road
Farmington Hills, Michigan
Cell: 1-517-980-3636
School: 1-248-785-2068
brenda.dymkowski@farmington.k12.mi.us

Geralyn Schade
Gill Elementary School
Resource Room Teacher
21195 Gill Road
Farmington Hills, Michigan
Cell: 1-248-921-3971
School: 1-248-489-3690
geralyn.schade@farmington.k12.mi.us

Kathy Fedewa
Michigan State University
Special Education/Field Instructor
335 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, Michigan
Cell: 1-517-410-7079
klfedewa@msu.edu