Kari Lin Johnson McMullin

8495 S. Harvard Park Dr.

S a n d y , U t a h, 8 4 0 9 4

801.562.3050

kljmcmullin@fastmail.fm

e-portfolio: karimcmullin.weebly.com

Education
WESTMINSTER COLLEGE, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Teacher Certification
May 2000

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Honors Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
Bachelor of Arts in English
December 1999

Credentials and Licenses
Secondary Education, Level 1I, State of Utah 2016-2021 Cactus: 43065

Kindermusik Educator, Kindermusik International, 200 6-2013

Skills
PEDAGOGY
 Created lessons for Spanish students that allowed them to engage their linguistic abilities, enhanced their overall
literacy and mathematical skills, and strengthened their social and emotional selves
 Incorporated multiple learning modalities into lesson plans such as creating stories, singing songs and using
physical movements to solidify vocabulary retention
 Utilized Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) and Comprehensive Input (CI) strategies
to improve language acquisition for students from Kindergarten through 10 th grade.
 Fostered whole-child development through music and movement in Kindermusik classes for babies and toddlers
with their caregivers

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
 Developed age-appropriate routines for students of many ages to provide predictability and allow for as much
time in the target-language as possible.
 Ensured that students felt personally engaged in class, through personalization strategies and formal and
informal Spanish interviews
 Created compelling stories with students to hold their attention and allow them sustained repetition in Spanish
 Implemented Love & Logic strategies of choice and empathy in Kindermusik and middle school classrooms
 Allied with other classroom educators, parents and caregivers to ensure that students’ learning and behavior
aligned with appropriate expectations

SPANISH
 Studied Spanish formally at Centro Bilingue in Cuernevaca, Mexico
 Prepared for additional Oral Proficiency Interview and Writing Proficiency Test with a 20 hours of tutoring
from Casa Xelaju in Guatemala via Skype (testing planned for 2018)
 Handled emergency and non-emergency Spanish-speaking calls as a 911 dispatcher
 Translated for Spanish-speaking parents during parent-teacher conferences
 Lived for an extended period of time in Paraguay

Professional Teaching Experience
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SCHOOL, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Part-time K-8 Spanish Instructor, part-time 2014-present

JUDGE MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Part-time Spanish I instructor, 2016-present

CANYONS SCHOOL DISTRICT &
SALT LAKE ARTS ACADEMY, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Part-time Substitute Teacher, 2016

SALT LAKE ARTS ACADEMY, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Intermediate Spanish Instructor, after school enrichment class 2013-2014

SONG OF THE HEART KINDERMUSIK STUDIO, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Licensed Kindermusik Educator, 2007 – 2013

JORDAN SCHOOL DISTRICT, SOUTH HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL, RIVERTON, UTAH
Middle School Educator--Spanish and English, 2000–2002

Presentations
 Presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference, Denver, CO, and the Utah Council of
Teachers of English Conference, Park City, UT:
"Oral Connections: Extending the Definition of Literacy through Multiculturalism"

Awards and Honors
 Mortar Board, University of Utah
 Dean's Lists, University of Utah and Westminster College
 Barbara Lindsay Essay Award for Honors Intellectual Traditions of the West, University of Utah
 School of Education Award, Westminster College
 Rookie of the Year, Salt Lake City Police Department