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Courtney Kelley

CERTIFICATIONS
Massachusetts Initial Certification in Early Childhood Education (Birth Grade 2) Anticipated December 2017
Massachusetts Initial Certification in Moderate Disabilities (Pre-K Grade 8) Anticipated December 2017
Massachusetts Initial Certification in Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) Anticipated December 2017
New York State Initial Certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1- 6) April 2016
Colorado 3 Year Substitute Certification February 2016

EDUCATION
St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY December 2015
Bachelor of Science in Childhood and Special Education, Overall GPA: 3.58, Major GPA: 3.98
Minor: Instructional Technology
Presidential Scholarship, Neidermeyer Scholarship, Wegmans Scholarship
University of New England, Biddeford, ME March 2016- Current
Masters of Science in Education, Literacy Education K-12, GPA: 3.95

EMPLOYMENT
Knowledge Beginnings, Brookline, MA September 2016-Present
Lead Preschool Teacher
Differentiating and performing lessons for preschool aged students with and without disabilities from diverse
backgrounds around the Boston area
Developing positive relationships with parents that include constant communication
Teaching curriculum through music to students age two through five
Consistently improving challenging situations with students through positive re direction and understanding
why the behavior is happening to improve the students educational experience
Assess students regularly, ensuring that students are meeting goals, and adapting teaching to their needs based
on the assessments
KinderCare, Denver, CO June 2016-August 2016
Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Plan and facilitate differentiated lessons for pre-kindergarten age students from an urban environment
Provide consistent, positive parent teacher communication
Work cooperatively with a co teacher to ensure the classroom was a safe, educational environment
Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO January 2016-June 2016
Guest Teacher
Work with students with special needs in a fifth grade classroom for two months creating supports for general
education assignments and building on needed skills
Work with students of various ages from diverse cultural backgrounds
Implement effective classroom management
Successfully perform lesson plans left by the classroom teacher
Create lesson plans spontaneously to improvise when plans are not left
Wegmans, Rochester, NY July 2010-December 2015
Customer Service

OTHER RELATED EXPERIENCE


Roth Middle School, Henrietta, NY September 2015-December 2015
Student Teaching, 6th Grade Mathematics
Collaborate in planning of lessons with other sixth grade mathematics teachers
Create and execute lessons in the Flipped Classroom model
Work with English Language Learners from various cultural backgrounds to be included in the classroom
Attend all district, school, department, progress monitoring and team meetings
Encourage students to follow the districts PBIS system; Be responsible, respectful, trustworthy, caring, and
be ready to learn
Create engaging activities that are differentiated to the students needs
Genesee Community Charter School, Rochester, NY January 2015-May 2015
Field Experience, Kindergarten
Assist with facilitating the art class, including community experiences with curriculum
Engage students in their early learning stages to enrich their educations
Plan and facilitate morning meetings in order to build classroom community
Encourage students to engage in thinking about science in real-world applications
Dr. Walter Cooper Academy School Number 10, Rochester, NY January 2015-May 2015
Field Experience, Grade 5
Write and perform multiple engaging mathematics and science lessons integrated with multiple other subjects
such as physical education, health, art, music, technology, and literacy
Write and perform literacy lessons that engage and enrich students current education
Create a case study on an English Language Learner student to be used to enhance the students education by
gaining a better understanding of what supports are needed
East Rochester School, Rochester, NY September 2014-December 2014
Field Experience, Grade 5
Lead guided reading individually and in small groups, ensuring proper comprehension and decoding of
reading materials
Create a case study on an individual student, including proctoring a TORC-4 exam and writing an Individual
Education Plan

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
Nathaniel Hawthorne School Number 25, Rochester, NY, Field Experience, Grade 5 January 2015-May 2015
Frank Fowler Dow School Number 52, Rochester, NY, Field Experience, Pre-K January 2014-May 2014
Council Rock Primary School, Rochester, NY, Field Experience, Grade 2 September 2014-December 2014
Seton Catholic School, Rochester, NY, Field Experience, Grade 1 September 2014-December 2014
Charles Caroll School Number 46, Rochester, NY, Field Experience, Grade 2 January 2014-May 2014

VOLUNTEER AND CAMPUS EXPERIENCES


Kappa Delta Pi, Member Inducted May 2015
Education Honor Society
Jamaican Advantage through Sports for Youth (J.A.S.Y.), Team Member January 2015-Present
Organize and facilitate a week long camp for disadvantaged students from urban Jamaica
French Road Elementary School Literacy Night January 2015-May 2015
Work with a team of peers to organize and facilitate an evening at a school for over 300 participants in order
to increase their literacy abilities and offer families strategies to assist at home
Advocacy Center Family Plan January 2015-May 2015
Work with a team of peers to assist a student with Cerebral Palsy and his family to enhance their lives
Volunteers of America Pre-K, Rochester, NY, Volunteer January 2014-May 2014
Assist in a diverse classroom of learners from low-income families
Work with English Language Learners to enhance their educational experience
Encouraged students from urban backgrounds to be enthusiastic about learning and continuing on to a formal
education
St. John Fisher College Student Government Association (S.G.A), Vice President April 2013-May 2015
Manage and assist all clubs and organizations on campus, including leading a meeting with leadership from
every club once a month, and assist with all S.G.A. endeavors to create a better experience for students
St. John Fisher College Orientation Team, Orientation Team Leader August 2014 September 2014
Assist freshmen students with getting acquainted to the St. John Fisher Campus
Lead activities for the students to get to know each other better
Work with a team of colleagues to plan and facilitate orientation

OTHER SKILLS
Proficient with SMART Board, PowerPoint, Word, Weebly, Movie Maker and Photostory.