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Alana A.R.

617 Moores River Dr. Lansing, MI 517-303-7456

Certification: Social Studies (RX) 6-12

Education: Albion College, Albion MI, December 2015 graduate
Major: Social Studies, GPA of 3.85
Concentrations: Secondary Education & Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Mortar Board, Educ. Dpt Honors

Current Work: Executive Assistant to State Senator Ian Conyers, 4th Senate District March 2017-present
Coordinate the Senators Schedule and arrange meetings, often taking meetings myself
Handle constituent relations: receive their phone calls kindly and with concern, meet with them graciously,
honor constituents through writing tributes for noteworthy achievements.
Manage the office to ensure organization, efficiency, and a welcoming environment to visitors.

Long-Term Substitute Teacher: Western Middle School (Parma, MI) September 2016January 2017
Taught 4 sections of 8th grade U.S. History, and 2 sections of Digital Portfolio, a computer literacy class.
Fully participated and contributed in all professional development and school requirements.

Student Teaching Internship: Concord High School, (Concord, MI) Fall 2015
Taught 11 /12 American Government; 11 /12 Geography, 9 World History
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Units taught included: Comparative Forms of Government, Key Documents in American Government,
Biomes, South America, Age of Exploration
Conducted teacher action research: What did I do over the Weekend? Grade Essays!: How to Effectively and
Efficiently Give Feedback on Student Writing in Social Studies
20 hours of professional development focusing on writing the school improvement plan and developing
our formative and summative assessments

Student Teaching Internship: Boundary Crossings/Maymester

Marshall High School (Marshall, MI) Spring 2015
Observed 20 hours before interning 3 weeks in May, teaching 3 sections of 10th grade World History daily
Designed, taught unit plan on the Industrial Revolution: Exploring Revolutions through Historical Fiction
Unit included guest speaker, field trip, original lessons, and creative final assessment
Internship involved presenting at two school board meetings; budgeting for supplies; presenting student
work at a well-attended showcase of learning; and certification in Project Wild curriculum

Relevant Experience:
Personal TutorOkemos, MI February 2017-present
Teach English and American culture to a Korean family who is here for one year: a mom, kindergartener,
and second grader.

EduStaff Substitute TeacherJackson, Ingham, and Eaton Counties JanuaryJune 2016, FebruaryJune 2017
Guest teaching in Jackson, Concord, Northwest, Western, Grand Ledge, Holt, Charlotte, and Waverly public
schools, primarily secondary.
Responsible for coming into a new classroom each day and faithfully executing the teachers plan while
keeping all students safe and on task.

Big Read College VolunteerAlbion, MI JuneOctober 2015

Volunteered over 100 hours for Albions Big Read, a grant-funded program from the National Endowment
for the Arts that focused on empowering Albion youth and bringing together diverse audiences around a
common reading: The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursuala K. LeGuin.
Assisted 12 Albion 8th-10th graders in learning how to lead quality discussions for The Wizard of Earthsea

Summer Camp CounselorAlbion, MI June 2015

Mentored Albion 5th, 6th, and 7th graders in summer camp activities including swimming, exercise, art,
reading, math and computer games.
Alana A.R. Brinker
617 Moores River Dr. Lansing, MI 517-303-7456

Through Albions sister city, Noisy-le-Roi, France, Albions Summer camp hosted thirteen 12 and 13 year
old French students, who were placed under my supervision in addition to my Albion students. I facilitated
communication, cooperation, and friendship between the American and French students.

Albion College First-Year Peer Mentor AugustDecember 2014

Mentored 15 first-year college students to help them succeed in their first semester of college. Prepared a
one hour weekly meeting agenda with a co-mentor, requiring cooperation, excellent communication, and
interpersonal skills.

Albion College SOAR (Student Orientation and Registration) A-Team member MayAugust 2012 and 2014
Facilitated and implemented the first-year orientation and registration sessions for Albion College, advising
new students and their parents per their needs.

Albion College Residential Life Office Assistant June 2014May 2015

Performed receptionist duties of greeting visitors and directing calls; entered data and worked on special
projects regularly.

Albion College Resident Assistant August 2013May 2014

Responsible for developing the hall community and assisting residents. Organized monthly events for
residents tailored to their interests and schedules. Met deadlines on administrative tasks such as creating
and hanging bulletin boards and filling out incident reports. Held residents responsible to follow college
policy through forming positive and respectful relationships.

Motown Mission InternDetroit, MI MayAugust 2013

Organized 50-100 youth volunteers in groups of 5-10 to complete projects throughout Detroit; worked
with new and diverse people daily and weekly; led worship nightly.

Leadership and Activities:

Refugee Services Family MentorSt. Vincent Catholic Charities February 2017present
Help acclimate a newly arrived family to the US and to Lansing in particular. My husband and I have been
working with a Congolese family since February.

Set Free: Anti-Human Trafficking Leadership TeamSpring Arbor Free Methodist Church July 2014present
Contribute to decision making process for funds and activities.

Upward Basketball Assistant CoachFirst Baptist Church of Charlotte December 2016March 2017
Coach and mentor nine 5 -7 grade girls twice weekly in basketball skills and character building.
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Albion College Ecumenical Chapel September 20112015

Leader and regular contributor through attendance, speaking, and praise band keyboard player.

Albion College Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) September 20112015

President 2013-15, responsible for budget, recruitment, and community activities.

Albion College Track and Field January 2012May 2014

Albion College Cross Country August 2012December 2013

Albion College British Eighth Marching Band August 2011December 2011