Mackenzie M.F.


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
Mackenzie M.F. Elliott
6811 Woodlawn Ave NE #19 • Seattle, Washington • • (248) 891-3234

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Dean’s List · Michigan State University Spring 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014,
Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016
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

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

Dan Sanger
Bryant Elementary School
3311 NE 60th Street
Seattle, Washington
School: 206-252-5200

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

Brenda Dymkowski
Forest Elementary School
Kindergarten Teacher
34545 Old Timber Road
Farmington Hills, Michigan
Cell: 1-517-980-3636
School: 1-248-785-2068

Geralyn Schade
Gill Elementary School
Resource Room Teacher
21195 Gill Road
Farmington Hills, Michigan
Cell: 1-248-921-3971
School: 1-248-489-3690

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