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Kelsey Valdez

kelseylvaldez@gmail.com 2363 Witter Gulch Rd., Evergreen, CO 80439 303-475-9808 http://kelseylvaldezportfolio.weebly.com/


Education and Certification
Colorado Teaching Licensure 2016
o Endorsement in English Passed Praxis
CHSAA Coaching Certified
Colorado State University May 2016
o B.A in English, education concentration GPA 3.89
Avid Tutor Certification December 2015
o Program designed to help students prepare for college through organizational and higher level thinking skills

Awards and Honors


Deans List at Winona State University 2012-2013
Scholar Athlete at Winona State University 2012-2013
o Scholar Athlete awards are given to athletes who maintain a 3.5 GPA while competing in varsity sports
Deans List at Colorado State University 2014-2016
o Deans list is awarded at Colorado State to students who have achieved a GPA of 3.75 or above

Skills
Microsoft Office/Xcel/Typing Collaborative
Eye for grammatical errors/sentence fluency Multitasker
Motivated self-starter/leader

Professional Development
Colorado PEP Conference May 2012
o Attended daily meetings with parents of children with special needs, discussed what they struggle with in the school
system and what they want to change
o Attended lectures about special education law
Active Shooter training at Colorado State University
o Organizer of the Universitys first training to prepare teaching candidates on how to react in the event of an active shooter

Experience
Middle School Practicum Wellington Middle School/Lincoln Middle School
o Practiced Avid skills/ learned creative instruction skills in multiple core classes
o Observed and worked with students and faculty in a 6th grade English Classroom
High School Practicum Fort Collins High School
o Observed and assisted in an intervention style English class
o Observed and worked with faculty and staff throughout the high school
Student Teaching Evergreen High School
o Gradually became the lead teacher in a 10th grade classroom and 11th grade classrooms
o Followed the syllabus outlined by the teacher and designed lesson plans to fulfill standards
English Language Arts Teacher- Vista Ridge High School
o Designed and implemented lessons to fulfill standards for 9th and 10th graders
o Assistant JV soccer coach
o SAT Prep course instructor

Activities
Evergreen Parks and Recreation January 2016 - Present
o Coordinated with supervisors and head coaches to plan the most effective practices for gymnasts
o Assisted with the coaching of the USAG competitive team
Fort Collins High School August 2014 November 2015
o Assistant Gymnastics Coach
o Helped the head coach to manage the team at meets and practices/manage paperwork and attendance