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Cassandra Graves


(2016 - 2017) University of San Diego

M.Ed. Education Curriculum and Instruction
and Multiple Subject Credential
(2005-2009) University of California, San Diego
B.A. International Studies-Sociology.

Credential and Permits

CA 30-day Substitute Teacher Permit
Child Development Associate Teacher Permit
Adult, Child and Infant CPR Certification

Student Teaching

5th Grade Full Time Student Teacher February 2017 Present

High Tech Elementary
o Promoted social emotional learning through restorative classroom management
practices and development of growth mindset
o Guided project based learning in the classroom through integrated literacy and
hands on experiences to develop problem solving skills.
o Facilitated book club discussions to develop higher order thinking skills.
o Provided personalized math instruction through blended instruction, peer
mentoring and small group instruction.
o Incorporated various technology resources into instruction and independent
practice to develop students 21st Century skills.

Kindergarten Part Time Student Teacher July 2016 December 2016

Chula Vista Learning Community Charter
o Facilitated student learning in Foundational Skills, Math and Science.
o Provided differentiated instruction in small groups and exploratory centers.
o Addressed needs of English language learners with visuals and manipulatives.
o Collaborated to develop instructional units through Understanding by Design.
o Created comprehensive lesson plans aligned with Common Core Standards.

Professional Experience

Naturalist Teacher October 2014 June 2016

The EarthLab by Groundworks San Diego
o Instructed K- 5 students on plant identification and animal adaptations aligned
with Next Generation Science Standards.
o Collaborated with teachers and community members on integrated Science
early literacy lessons focused on the addressing needs of students.
o Designed mini-lessons alongside investigative activities to build knowledge and
promote meaningful learning.
o Led students on nature trails and exploratory walks.
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Elementary Substitute Teacher and Special Education Aide September 2014 June 2016
San Diego Unified School District, San Diego
o Provided instruction using district adopted curriculum.
o Provided one-on-one assistance to students with IEPs ranging from mild to
moderate and moderate to severe disabilities.
o Collaborated with interdisciplinary professionals to create a supportive learning
environment for students.

Child Development Assistant November 2013- August 2014

Early Childhood Education Center at UCSD
o Provided warm, caring and stimulating environment for a diverse group of young
o Maintained student records and documentation for NAEYC re-accreditation.
o Created developmentally appropriate learning experiences for students.
o Collaborated with co-teachers and head teacher to ensure safety of students.

Kindergarten Coordinator and New Teacher Trainer 2012-2013

Sogang Language Program Ansan, South Korea
o Led trainings and workshops on English language instruction.
o Developed welcome packet and teaching manual for new hires.
o Facilitated student cultural events.
o Managed budget decisions.

Kindergarten ESL Teacher 2010-2013

Sogang Language Program Ansan, South Korea
o Partnered with parents, co-teachers and community to create a positive
learning environment for students.
o Crafted assessments focused on growth and development of students.
o Implemented age appropriate lesson plans and exploratory activities.
o Provided high context instruction to promote meaningful learning.


Kitchen Education Intern May 2015 June 2015

Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, National City
o Educated students on healthy habits and nutritious meals.
o Developed lesson plans focused on student collaboration and communication.
o Led volunteers on fundraising events.

Volunteer Experience

Organic Farm Volunteer at the Earth Lab (2015-2016)

Homework Coach at the San Diego Public Library (2015)
Volunteer at the International Cooperative Nursery School at UCSD (2006-2008)
Volunteer Tutor at Taft Elementary Santa Ana, CA (2004-2005)