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Dorothy Akers-Pecht

Phone: (434) 532-7829 E-Mail: dgakerspecht@gmail.com


Portfolio: http://akersteachingportfolio.weebly.com/

Education

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Charlottesville, VA
August 2011 May 2016
Bachelors degree in English
Masters of Teaching degree with Gifted endorsement from the Curry School of Education

Honors and Awards

Nominated by Curry faculty for the 2016 Teachers of Promise Institute that recognizes top novice educators in the state
Received Linwood and Virginia Holton Scholarship for Curry students enrolled in the 5-year B/MT program
Nominated by University of Virginia English department faculty to receive Wagenheim Scholarship for 2014-2015

Experience

Freedom High School Prince William County Schools Woodbridge, VA


August 2016 Present

Taught English 10, Pre-AP English 10, and Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition
Scaffolded and differentiated instruction for students in a Title I school of predominantly English language learners
Collaborated with grade level English instructors in PLCs to compare data and improve instructional strategies

Student Teaching Internship Charlottesville, VA


August December 2015

Placed in Honors English 11 American Literature and Practical Law at Western Albemarle High School
Collaborated with AP US History instructor in a professional learning community to create interdisciplinary learning
experiences for the schools American Studies program
Designed lessons and assessments pertaining to creative and analytical writing, literary analysis, reading comprehension, and
discussion

Employment

Oakland School: Residential Instructor Troy, VA


June July 2016

Supervised students with learning disabilities from ages 6 to 14 in recreational activities and instruction
Led classes such as archery, arts and crafts, and science and nature while attending to students specific learning needs

WorldStrides Student Travel Organization: Education Team Intern Charlottesville, VA


May August 2015

Assessed students online assignments for U.S. History, U.S. Government, and Environmental Science courses
Assisted in developing curriculum and instructional activities for online courses using a digital learning management system,
Schoology