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Sarah A.

1939 Cobblestone Dr.
Carpentersville, IL 60110 815-488-0483
 Illinois State University, Normal, IL (May 2017)
Cum Laude
Bachelor of Science in Education in Bilingual/Bicultural Elementary Education
Minors in Spanish and TESOL
Endorsements: ESL, Spanish as a Foreign Language, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies
o Quality Leadership University, Panamá City, Panamá (March 2016)
International Study Abroad Program
o Universidad de Salamanca, Ávila, Spain (June 2015)
International Study Abroad Program

Professional Experience
 Frist Grade Dual Language Teacher, CUSD 300, Algonquin, IL (August 2017-Present)
o Teach a group of 1st grade English language learners using their native language of Spanish for 80% of
the day and in their second language of English for 20% of the day.
o Create a student-led classroom through the use of data binders for students to track their weekly progress
in reading, math and ClassDojo.
o Implement rigorous and relevant lessons to support student understanding and to create comprehensible
input for 20 students.
o Collaborate with team members during Professional Learning Community time to analyze data to drive
future instruction.
o Communicate with families to monitor student behavior as well as academic successes and concerns to
ensure that all students are on the right path.
 Summer Camp Counselor/Instructor, Bartlett Nature Center, Bartlett IL (May 2016-February 2018)
o Planned summer camp activities based off of a given theme for children of various age groups.
o Communicated with parents regarding the week's activities through newsletters.
o Developed nature-based programs that were implemented into the seasonal brochures and taught them
o Handled and care for Nature Center animals in a safe and appropriate manner as well as performed
animal shows for birthday parties and other special events.
o Designed promotional videos for summer camps to encourage participation from the community.
 Assistant/Tutor, The Dyslexia Center of Central Illinois, Normal, IL (February 2016-May 2016)
o Administered screening tests such as DOLCH, letter/sentence tracking, auditory and discrimination, and
phonics lessons to determine student levels and progress each week.
o Recorded student data and results to keep track of improvements that needed to be made and concepts
that were mastered.
o Tracked and assigned weekly homework for mastery and fluency to determine if new concepts needed
to be sent home.
o Collaborated with directors each week to review special instructions for the student's session.

Clinical Experience
 Ontarioville Elementary School, Hanover Park, IL (September 2016-May 2017)
o Designed and implemented lesson plans to meet the needs of the unique and diverse learners in the
o Managed classroom by explaining expectations to students, providing positive reinforcement and
participating in our school-wide PBIS initiative.
o Taught small groups of students during guided math, reader’s and writer’s workshop and morning
interventions to help students in need.
o Conferenced weekly with cooperating teacher to discuss student teaching successes and areas that
needed to be improved on.
 Thomas Metcalf School, Normal, IL (Fall 2014-Spring 2016)
o Created individualized lesson plans and tutored a first grade student weekly to assess language arts
concepts and to evaluate reading levels and miscues.
o Observed a second grade physical education class, evaluating the importance of physical activity during
the school day.
o Attended professional development sessions to learn more about how to incorporate writing into science
and math.
 St. Clement Catholic School, Chicago, IL (Fall 2013)
o Collaborated with three group members, creating six physical education lessons for grades kindergarten
through eighth grade.
o Led weekly physical education lessons for thirty minutes over the course of six weeks, using lesson
planning and time management skills to practice live instruction.
o Differentiated instruction to accommodate a diverse group of students and to meet the needs of those
who were at different skill levels.
Volunteer Experience
 SOS Aldea Orphange, Panamá City, Panamá (March 2016)
 After School Program Volunteer, Western Avenue Community Center, Bloomington, IL (January 2016-May
 Spanish Tutor, Kingsley Junior High School, Normal, IL (October 2015-May 2015)
 Partners in Reading Volunteer, Normal Public Library, Normal, IL (January 2015-May 2017)
 Conversation Partner, English Language Institute at Illinois State University, Normal, IL (January 2015-May

Extra-Curricular Activities
 Girls on the Run Coach at Golfview Elementary (September 2017-Present)
 Member of the School Improvement Team at Golfview Elementary (August 2017-Present)
 Member of Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honors Society (March 2016-May 2017)
 Member of the National Society of Leadership and Success (January 2016-May 2017)
 Member of Urban Needs in Teacher Education (August 2014-May 2017)
 Member of the Student Association for Bilingual Education (August 2014-May 2017)
 Member of the University Honors Program (August 2014-May 2017)
 Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (September 2012-May 2017)

Related Skills/Specializations/Certifications
 CPR/First Aid/AED Certified
 Experience with ClassDojo
 Certified to Administer ACCESS Test
 Received “Excellent” Rating in Domains 2c and 3c on the Danielson Framework
 Received “Proficient” Rating in all other Domains on the Danielson Framework