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Lindsay A.

Parker
356 N. Clifton Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 | parke300@msu.edu | 248.496.3276

CERTIFICATIONS
Michigan Provisional Teaching Certificate K-5 all subjects (April 2017)
Michigan Language Arts Certificate grades 6-8
Michigan English as a Second Language Certification (April 2017)
First Aid, CPR/AED

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts | Elementary Education | East Lansing, MI May 2016
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
 Focus in Language Arts
 Minor in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL)
 GPA 3.7/4.0, Dean’s List, MSU Honors College, MSU Education Honor Society

INTERACTIVE FIELD EXPERIENCE
Burton Elementary School | Grand Rapids, MI August 2016 – April 2017
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Yearlong Student Teacher/Intern – 5 Grade
Mentor Teacher: Jennifer Magalski
 Assumed responsibilities of entire classroom including: lesson planning, summative
and formative assessments, classroom management, integrating subject areas, collaborating
with mentor teacher, and teaching/assessing math, ELA, science and social studies practices
for 25 students
 Created learning resources and assessed student understanding to plan for and implement
differentiated instruction
 Executed new approaches to improve classroom management and student learning
 Debriefed with field instructor on strengths and areas of growth, set goals, and
implemented strategies to meet goals throughout the year
 Observed, co-planned, and integrated practices with mentor teacher throughout
the entire year
 Participated in grade-level and school-wide professional learning communities

Hiawatha Elementary School | Okemos, MI Fall 2015 – Spring 2016
Classroom Aid – 1st Grade
 Elicited students’ thinking through interview-like situations to improve upon
my teaching abilities and student growth
 Adapted curriculum materials to design and teach one science and one social
studies lesson under the supervision of a mentor teacher
 Collaborated with a mentor teacher to successfully implement management
routines
 Observed professional teaching practices to further my pedagogical knowledge

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in the classroom

MacDonald Middle School Spring 2016
Classroom Aid – 6th, 7th, 8th Grade ESL Classroom
 Using the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) model, created and
taught three formal lessons to increase students’ cognitive academic language proficiency
 Conducted a student study of a new ESL student to better understand his
learning needs and implemented learning strategies
 Tutored ESL students, assisted with social studies essays, math homework,
science inquiries, and language arts assignments
 Observed mentor teacher to better engage in best practices and strategies for ESL
students

Lansing Magnet STEM Academy | Lansing, MI Spring 2015
Teaching Analyst – 2nd Grade Classroom
 Conducted literacy assessments on students over the course of three months,
which measured literacy skills to aid in development of individualized education plans
 Created read-aloud activities for whole-group and individualized learning

Carlos Tercero Elementary School | Aranjuez, Spain Spring 2015
Volunteer/Observer – 3rd grade classroom
 Observed and interacted with 3rd grade students in a Spanish-English bilingual
school for one week

MacDonald Middle School | East Lansing, MI Spring 2014
Reading Tactics Room Volunteer – 7th & 8th Grade
 Aided students with low-level reading abilities on a bi-weekly basis
 Assisted in strengthening and elevating literacy skills through reading, writing,
and evaluation; focused on reading comprehension and recall

Reo Elementary School | Lansing, MI Spring 2013
Reading Strategies Room Volunteer – 1st – 5thgrade
 Aided students with below grade level reading skills on a bi-weekly basis
 Assisted in elevating literacy skills through reading, writing, and evaluation

TEACHING RELATED EXPERIENCE
East Lansing Public Library | East Lansing, MI Fall 2015
Tutor - Homework Help Room, Grades K-8
 Tutored students on a weekly basis in Language Arts, Math, Science & Social Studies

Willoway Day Camp | Milford, MI Summer 2014-16
Camp Counselor
 Conducted and adapted structured activities for small groups of campers
based on a personalized schedule

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 Monitored and motivated children’s progress and participation throughout the
summer
 Promoted, generated, and conducted large events for campers and families
LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Kappa Delta Pi | Michigan State University Education Honor Society
Vice President of Service April 2015 - Present
 Arranged and organized numerous events benefiting the local community,
children specifically, including holiday events, tutoring, study groups, food bank, and
Literacy Alive event
 Collaborated with nine other executive members and chapter advisor to plan,
design, and coordinate community-service volunteer events

Alpha Phi Beta Beta Chapter | East Lansing, MI 2013-2014
President
 Oversaw an executive board of 11 officers & an appointed positions board of
30 officers
 Organized and delegated daily, weekly, and monthly tasks to all officers and
oversaw these tasks through completion
 Worked with an advisory board of 5 members to set policies, procedures, and
ensure the over health and progression of the chapter
 Worked with a housing corporation board of 8 members in all aspects of the
house including renovations, policies, emergency procedures, drills,
regulations, etc. that benefited and ensured the safety of both the residents
and the house
 Communicated and reported to the International Executive Office with
monthly updates and reports

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Burton Elementary 5th Grade Professional Learning Community Bi-monthly 2016-2017
Burton Elementary Professional Learning Community Bi-monthly 2016-2017
Burton Elementary Apple Inc. Professional Development Seminars Aug/Dec/Jan 2016- 2017
Michigan State University Intern Seminars Bi-monthly 2016-2017
Grand Rapids Public Schools District Professional Development Nov 2016/Jan 2017
MSU “I AM A TEACHER” Conference February 2016
Kappa Delta Pi Convocation/Professional Development October 2015
MSU College of Education Professional Development Seminar October 2015
Kappa Delta Pi Mock Interview Session November 2015
Alpha Phi International Annual Conference February 2014

REFERENCES
Name Phone Number Email Address
Jennifer Magalski (616) 745 - 0326 Magalskij@grps.org
Jessica Meier (858) 344 - 9666 meierjes@msu.edu
Lisa Hall (517) 410 - 2569 Lisa.hall@okemosk12.net
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