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Abigail Ratliff

Elementary Teacher
P.O. Box 169 Verona, VA 24482 | 540-447-6760 | aratliff@eagles.bridgewater.edu

Dedicated pre-service teacher desires to start career. Offers a proven record of high performance in college field
experiences, a passion for teaching and engaging with students, and motivation to excel at the highest level.
Recognized as a 2017 Virginia Teacher of Promise by the Bridgewater College Teacher Education Program faculty.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Development of strong, detailed lesson plans and effective differentiation of lessons
Skilled in implementation of Smartboard Technology
Taught multiple times in various elementary classrooms
Understand the complexities of a diverse classroom and accommodation strategies
Selected as 2017 Virginia Teachers of Promise Institute representative

Education:
Bridgewater College, B.A. Liberal Studies, 2017, Summa Cum Laude, Deans List
Blue Ridge Community College, A.A.S, General Studies, 2015, Summa Cum Laude
Student Teaching: Kindergarten, Stone Spring Elementary School, Harrisonburg, VA. 1-5/17
Assumed lead-teaching responsibility for ten full weeks
Active participation in all aspects of teacher responsibility such as planning, lesson delivery, team
meetings, faculty meetings, data collection, and PALS assessments.
Used data such as mid-unit assessments to drive and adjust planning and instruction
Planned whole-group read aloud and small reading groups differentiated according to ability levels, whole-
group and small group math instruction, and whole group content (science and social studies) instruction.
Taught a variety of topics such as fractions, composing and decomposing numbers, presidents, plants, and
magnets; incorporated hands-on activities using manipulatives, crafts, and exploratory stations.
Teacher Practicum: Third Grade, North River Elementary School, Mt. Solon, VA. 1/17
90-hour practicum experience
Engaged in daily experiences: lesson planning and delivery, grading, and meetings
Prepared two detailed lesson plans and taught whole group lessons in math and reading
Assessed student learning after lesson delivery
Field Experiences:
Curriculum Development. Kindergarten. 20 hrs. Stone Spring Elementary, Harrisonburg, VA. 8-12/16
Practiced effective lesson planning and delivery, curriculum resources and teaching strategies
Classroom Management. Second Grade. 20 hrs. South River Elementary, Grottoes, VA. 8-12/16
Observed classroom management techniques and reflected on management practice philosophy
Classroom Diversity. Second Grade. 10 hrs. Smithland Elementary, Harrisonburg, VA. 1-5/16
Observed effective methods of incorporating students diverse backgrounds into the classroom
Reading and Literacy. First Grade. 40 hrs. Verona Elementary, Verona, VA. 1-5/15
Experienced teaching and tutoring one-on-one
Book Buddies Tutor. First Grade. 10 hrs. Mountain View Elementary, Harrisonburg, VA. 1-5/16
Improved student phonological awareness, concept of word, concept of print, and reading fluency
Community and College Activities:
BC Alpha Chi National College Honor Society member, 2016-present
BRCC Phi Theta Kappa member, 2013-present
BRCC ENACTUS member, 2012-2015
Augusta County 4-H member, 2009-2013

Work Experience:
Freelance Photographer, Abigail Ratliff Photography, 2010-2017
Developed devoted clientele, scheduled appointments, marketed via social media, created personalized
client sessions, engaged with children to obtain quality portraits.