Julia Klaus

Passionate + Dedicated Educator

3733 N. Albina Ave. C104 Portland, OR 97227 503.208.4582 julia.klaus@gmail.com

Online Portfolio: juliaklaus.com
I have two years of experience as a professional educator. During that time I worked with students from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and with students who have challenging learning needs. With over 500 hours of solo-teaching experience I am entering into the teaching field confident that I can provide my students with an enriching and collaborative educational experience that meets every individual’s needs. EXPERIENCE M.A.T. Mentor . University of Portland . Portland, OR . June 2010-present • Instructed a group of master’s candidates in best teaching practices to prepare for tutoring. • Worked in a team to create interesting and engaging learning experiences for tutors and students. Educational Copy Writer . Demand Studios . Santa Monica, CA . Spring 2010-present • Provided valuable information to educators on classroom management, special education, multi-sensory instruction, teaching methods, assessment, multimedia classrooms, and more. • Met deadlines promptly by using time management skills and a self-starter attitude. Research Presenter . Oregon Association of Teacher Educators Conference . Spring 2010 Student Teacher . 4th + 5th Grade Blend . Sitton Elementary School, Portland, OR . Winter + Spring 2010 • Provided a collaborative and engaging learning environment for a diverse group of Title I students. • Differentiated instruction for large groups while teaching math, reading, science, and writing. • Taught an in-depth science unit that used the community’s parks for ecology studies. • Effectively instructed a remedial math group, resulting in quick academic growth. • Designed and implemented fifteen weeks of literacy instruction to small and large groups. • Built solid relationships between the school and the community by holding a family performance and through communicating regularly with parents. • Conducted a two-week long action research project that bridged the gap between oral and written language by using oral family stories as inspiration for written narrative. Student Teacher . Kindergarten . Sitton Elementary School . Portland, OR . Fall 2009 • Designed and implemented a literacy-based science unit that yielded a mean gain score of 50%. • Taught using multi-sensory methods that addressed Gardener’s multiple intelligences. • Communicated effectively with parents through daily interactions and written communication. • Conducted morning meetings that taught math and literacy while encouraging classroom community. • Provided scaffolding and adapted curriculum for student with Oppositional Defiant Disorder.Increased students’ pre-writing abilities by front-loading vocabulary before daily writing workshops. Tutor . University of Portland . Portland, OR . Summer 2009 • Planned engaging lessons + used creative approaches to teach math. • Set goals with student that were later exceeded. Para Educator . 6th-8th Grade Life Skills . Beverly Cleary School . Portland, OR . 2008-2009 • Independently taught a small reading group for 6th-8th grade special needs students. • Provided individualized instruction for students with a large variety of learning needs. • Adapted 8th grade science curriculum for special needs students.

EDUCATION University of Portland, Portland, OR Master of Arts in Teaching 4.0 GPA, Gene Lytle Scholarship Portland State University, Portland, OR Bachelor of Arts in English 3.76 GPA, graduated cum laude Forest Grove High School, Forest Grove, OR High School Diploma OTHER EXPERIENCE

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol CPR Certified EnVoy, non-verbal classroom management Discipline + Classroom Management Scoring Writing Samples Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Helping Students with Autism Control Emotions Blood-Borne Pathogens

Freelance Copywriter + Editor . Self-Employed . Portland, OR . 2007-2009 Office Manager . CP Medical . Portland, OR . 2007-2008 Sales Associate + Web Writer . Greg’s, Inc. . Portland, OR . 2006-2007 Daytime Nanny . Self-Employed . Portland, OR . 2004-2005 Singer, Eugene Symphonic Chorus, Portland, OR. 2003

REFERENCES Gary Hunt Former Principal, Sitton Elementary Portland, Oregon Phone: 503-771-2238 Email: hunt2457@comcast.net Relationship: University Supervisor Years Known: 1 Jane Fielding Principal, Sitton Elementary Portland, Oregon Phone: 503-916-6277 Email: jfielding@pps.k12.or.us Relationship: Supervisor Years Known: 1 Jo-Anne Grote Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Portland Former Superintendent, Evergreen School District Phone: 503-943-8697 Email: grote@up.edu Relationship: Professor Years Known: 1 Susan Hicks Kindergarten Teacher, Sitton Elementary Portland, Oregon Phone: 503-916-6277 Alternate Phone: 503-260-1572 Email: shicks1@pps.k12.or.us Relationship: Cooperating Teacher Years Known: 1 Lisa Robertson 4th/5th Grade Teacher, Sitton Elementary Portland, Oregon Phone: 503-916-6277 Alternate Phone: 503-936-0911 Email: lrobert2@pps.k12.or.us Relationship: Cooperating Teacher Years Known: 1