Cassidee Platner

419 Fullerton Ave | Newport Beach, CA 92663 | cassidee.platner@pepperdine.edu | (909) 957-1286
http://cassideeplatner.wixsite.com/ushistory

OBJECTIVE
To obtain a Social Studies teaching position that allows me to create a multicultural classroom experience by incorporating culturally relevant
history curriculum and cultivating a passion for the content in my students, while guiding my students in principles of social justice and equity.

EDUCATION
Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education & Psychology
Irvine, CA | Current GPA: 4.0 | September 2016 – July 2017
 Preliminary Single Subject Credential in Social Science
 Master of Arts in Teaching
 Action Research Project
 Wrote and conducted field research to draw conclusions between parental involvement in a student’s academic career and
the student’s academic success.

VANGUARD UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Costa Mesa, CA | GPA 3.91 | August 2012 – May 2016
 Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science
 Minor in English
 Summa Cum Laude
 Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team

EXPERIENCE

Student Teaching
Dr. Augustine Ramirez Intermediate School | Eastvale, CA | September 2016 – Present
 Designed and implemented lessons in an eighth grade U.S. History classroom that included differentiated learning components to
ensure all students understood the material, resulting in increased critical thinking and success.
 Increased the success of ELL students within the classroom by implementing SIOP lessons with the support of master.
 Constructed a reliable classroom management plan by consulting students to create a community of respect and equality within the
classroom.
 Generated student interest in early U.S. History by drawing meaningful connections between the curriculum and course materials to
students’ lives and current events.
 Tutored and assisted students during lunch who needed to complete late work or needed more clarification with assignments.
 Communicated with students and parents by emailing and sending postcards home to keep parents updated on students’ progress.
 Implemented social justice and equity principles within my classroom by creating a Beloved Community Project that included student
collaboration in expectations and classroom management rules.
 Implemented Howard Zinn’s principles of teaching from a different perspective within the classroom by including sources from the
non-dominant narrative in United States History.

Substitute Teaching
Corona-Norco Unified School District | Eastvale, CA | September 2016 – Present
 Implemented and executed lesson plans left by teacher to successfully progress student learning in history, language arts, and
mathematics in grades 1, 4, 7, and 8.
 Generated a successful classroom management plan in new classrooms to keep students on task and increase learning.
 Designing and teaching lessons
 Offered individualized support to students who were in need of assistance, including giving ELL students resources, such as iPads for
translation purposes or pairing students together that spoke the same home language to offer support and advance student learning.