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Christina Slavin

616 Kennerly Road, Springfield, PA 19064| 610-291-6257|

Bachelor of Science in Education for Early Grades Preparation and Special Education May 2016
West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA
Minor: Elementary Education Reading
GPA: 3.971- Deans List (All Semesters), Summa Cum Laude
Three Certifications: Early Grades Preparation (Pre K through 4 Grade)-June 2016
Special Education (Pre K through 8 Grade)- June 2016
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Middle Grades with an English Concentration (4 Grade through 8 Grade)-August 2016

Awards: Outstanding Teacher Education Senior - Demonstrated academic success and a potential for leadership in the profession
Hannah Amgott Memorial Scholarship - Demonstrated a strong academic record, excellent written communication
skills, and a genuine interest in and commitment to the field of teaching
Terrie Ozelis Memorial Scholarship - Demonstrated potential to be an outstanding teacher in the field-based course work

High School Diploma June 2012

Springfield High School, Springfield, PA

Teaching Experience

Second Grade Long-Term Substitute February 2017-Present

Sabold Elementary School, Springfield, PA-Springfield School District
Collaborated with six second grade teachers during team meetings to create lesson plans for the current second grade units
Composed appropriate guided reading lessons utilizing the Leveled Literacy Intervention program to work with second grade
students reading below grade level
Differentiated for students during writing workshop by working with writers in a small group of six students
Managed math centers to differentiate instruction for the students who responded better in a small group
Increased students phonemic awareness using Wilson Fundations as a resource
Added creativity to math concepts from Pearson Envisions to increase students knowledge with math concepts
Conducted twelve parent-teacher conferences to discuss the progress of students who were considered basic or below basic
Incorporated literacy activities and writing into the science units: Balancing and weighing, changes, and insects
Completed report cards for the twenty-one second grade students in the class
Attended three Professional Learning Communities and three in-service days to increase my knowledge pertaining to current
educational trends such as technology in the classroom, math instruction, and growth mindset
Communicated with parents by sending home a weekly newsletter
Fostered a positive learning environment for students through morning meetings and growth mindset concepts

Building Substitute September 2016-February 2017

Sabold Elementary School, Springfield, PA-Springfield School District
Created the Sabold Animal Service Club and collaborated with members of the community to help the students make a
difference in the lives of animals
Instructed four small groups of third grade students on comprehension skills utilizing the Common Core Coach workbook
Planned instruction and lead a fourth grade classroom for three weeks while the teacher was on leave
Fostered a positive learning environment for students ranging from second grade through fifth grade
Communicated with educators throughout the building to ensure my time was effective

Intensive Learning Support and Life Skills Classroom March 2016-May

Northley Middle School, Aston, PA- Penn-Delco School District
Developed a Reevaluation Report, Individualized Education Plan, and a Notice of Recommended Educational Placement for
one student in eighth grade
Planned and composed Language Arts lessons using the Scholastic System 44 curriculum for five students
Implemented math lessons utilizing McGraw Hill SRA Connected Math Concepts to teach four students
Reflected upon the students modifications to differentiate in the lesson plans that were implemented
Created lesson plans based upon pre-assessment data to increase students knowledge pertaining to math concepts
Attended grade-level team meetings and faculty meetings to be involved in the school community
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Kindergarten Teacher January 2016-March 2016

Pennell Elementary School, Aston, PA-Penn-Delco School District
Utilized Active Inspire to increase student engagement in math and language arts lessons
Developed language arts lessons using the Houghton Mifflin Journeys Curriculum as a guide
Attended three professional development and teacher in-service days pertaining to Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports
and curriculum mapping
Fostered the classroom community by holding morning meetings using the Responsive Classroom approach
Increased students knowledge pertaining to addition and subtraction while utilizing Pearson Envisions
Individualized guided reading lessons for readers below grade level and on grade level
Created four hands-on literacy centers for the students to practice skills on rhyming and phoneme segmentation
Integrated literacy into math and science units to increase students knowledge pertaining to the topics
Incorporated brain breaks throughout the students academic day to increase their focus during lessons
Joined a before-school club, Morning Mileage, and assisted the gym teacher in creating a bulletin board for the club

Leadership Experience

Board Member, Read2Dream May 2016-Present

West Chester, PA
Leader of the social media committee and created a website to market our organization
Participated in grant writing for our non-profit organization
Organized four literacy events to foster development for children in need
Collaborated with a low-income area hospital to donate books to pediatric patients

Presenter, National Student Teacher Conference April 2016

West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Informed attendees on the positive effects of incorporating brain breaks into a kindergarten classroom

President, Alpha Upsilon Alpha, Epsilon Chapter January 2015-May 2016

West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Organized and set-up a Scholastic Book Fair and Better World Books drive
Arranged a literacy fair in the West Chester Area School District for 50 preschool students
Participated in tutoring eight elementary school students at Glen Acres Elementary School
Managed the volunteers and literacy activities for Reading Night at Glen Acres Elementary School for 100 students ranging
from Kindergarten through fifth grade

Educational Memberships

Omicron Delta Kappa November 2015-Present

West Chester University, West Chester, PA

International Literacy Association, Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Upsilon Alpha September 2014-Present
West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Attended the conference in 2016 and increased knowledge related to technology and integrating content areas
Will attend the conference in July to gain knowledge on writing instruction, coding in the classroom, and literacy instruction

International Honor Society in Education, Kappa Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi September 2014-Present
West Chester University, West Chester, PA

Professional Development
Wilson Fundations Level 2
Growth Mindset
iReady Reading Program
PSSA training
Smartboard Technology
Pearson Envisions