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NOEL H.

NOVAK
3880 West Valley Drive Fairview Park, OH 44126 (440) 915-9826 novaknh@miamioh.edu

EDUCATION
Miami University, Oxford OH May 2017
B.S.in Education | University Honors Program | University Academic Scholars Program | TELLs Certificate
Major: Early Childhood Education GPA: 3.95/4.00
Deans List: All Semesters Presidents List: 4 Semesters
Ohio Licensure: Early Childhood Education PK 3; Ohio Certification Pending

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
STUDENT TEACHING, first grade January Present
Fairwood Elementary, Hamilton School District, Hamilton, OH
Differentiated lesson plans for students based on various learning styles and needs including the multiple
struggling readers within the class
Attended multiple IEP meetings and parent-teacher conferences
Administered formative assessments to guide and improve instruction
Collaborated with the other first grade teachers in team-based teaching to go over data
Developed an understanding of the Orton-Gillingham Multisensory approach to reading
Implemented aspects of the Responsive Classroom approach via Morning Meetings, and regular energizers
Initiated Daily 5 within the classroom, to promote language and literacy

FIELD EXPERIENCE Spring 2016 & Fall 2016


Fairwood Elementary, Hamilton School District, Hamilton, OH
Assisted various host teachers in the classroom with planning and clerical duties
Observed different behavior management strategies
Co-planned and taught with another pre-service teacher
Designed and Taught various lessons independently

Middletown Early Learning Center Preschool, Middletown, OH Fall 2015


Observed in an integrated Headstart classroom with 50% of the students in the class having an exceptionality
Helped with the daily routines of eating breakfast, lunch, and brushing teeth within the classroom

Miami HELPS Program Spring 2015 Present

Member
Create, teach, and video-record lesson plans for personal reflection and review by professors
Observed and critiqued by host teacher, as well as Miami Professors and supervisors.
Participate in year-long student teaching opportunity which allowed me to build stronger relationships with
the students as well as learn how to better meet their individual learning needs.

Urban Teaching Cohort, Miami University Spring 2014 Present

Member
Confer with Community Mentors about issues in the community & how to combat them
Discuss issues of Social Justice and their impact on society including education at weekly seminars
Attend Weekend Retreats at Peaslee Community Center in Cincinnati, Ohio to further discuss social justice
issues related to education

EXPERIENCE
Krishna Indian Restaurant, Oxford, OH Winter 2015
Present
Waitress
Provide swift and attentive service to customers
Maintain spotless appearance by cleaning tables and floors

Winter Immersion Program, Ohio City- Cleveland, Ohio January 3 23, 2016

Intern
Participated in weekly tours and classes to learn about the history, culture and civic ecology of Cleveland
Developed and implemented a community-centered project for Near West Intergenerational School
Collaborated with others at St. Paul Community Church to create Bulletin Boards and Sunday School Lessons
Addressed the needs of the church by painting bookshelves and organizing the Youth Group Room

Childrens Defense Fund Cleveland, Ohio Summer 2015


Intern
Developed a Facilitators Guide to teaching Servant Leaders
Volunteered and helped plan activities for Freedom School at Olivet Church in the Fairfax Community

Tammy & Martin Joyce, Fairview Park, OH June 2007 August 2013

Childcare Provider
Provided consistent care for three children starting at the ages of 3 months, 4 years and 5 years, twice a week

Built important communication and relationship skills and learned the value of patience
Collaborated with parents to set schedules appropriate to the ages and development of the children

COMMUNITY SERVICE
2100 Lakeside Men's Homeless Shelter, Cleveland, OH Summer 2015
Volunteer, Garden Leader
Assisted other volunteers in serving lunches to residents.
Organized a team of workers to help in the construction and maintenance of a Garden.

The Office of Community Engagement and Service, Miami University Spring 2014 Present

Volunteer
Tutor children from various grades in various subjects at College Corner Union and Kramer Elementary
Developed a sincere relationship with an individual with Dementia through the production of artwork, as
part of the Opening the Minds through Art (OMA) Program.
Received the President's Volunteer Service Award, Bronze Pin and Certificate for completing between
100-174 hours of service

LEADERSHIP
Urban Leadership Internship Program Summer 2015
Learned mindfulness strategies as well as the misconceptions and qualities of leadership and service learning
Researched different internship opportunities in Cleveland associated with children, poverty, homelessness
Communicated with and arranged interview with different organizations

Habitat for Humanity, Miami University Fall 2013 Present

Member
Aided architects and carpenters in the construction of houses
Planned and participated in 3 week-long builds in Taos, NM, Charleston, SC and Denver CO
Co-Weekend Trip Coordinator (2015-2016 School Year)
Recruited volunteers to go on builds and work at the re-stores throughout greater Cincinnati
Arranged transportation for volunteers to and from build-sites
Provided support to new volunteers at the build-sites
Fundraising Chair (2016-2017 School Year)
Communicate with multiple businesses to establish fundraisers throughout the year