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Tali Kowske

Current Address: Permanent Address:

608 Hester Avenue apt #33 734 E Wilson Street
Normal, IL 61761 Batavia, IL 60510

Education Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Bachelor of Science in Education, Special Education, (May 2019)
Professional Educator License
Endorsement: Learning Behavior Specialist 1 PreK-Age 21
GPA: 3.7/4.0; Dean’s List: One semester

Teaching Practicum Experience (2 days a week clinical experience):

Experience Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Elementary School, Gibson City, IL (January-May 2018)
5th Grade Resource/Instructional, (Rural 42% low income, 7% minority)
 Created and taught lessons for 5th grade math and language arts
 Collaborated with Co-teaching 5th grade language arts and math
 Assisted in implementing an RTI approach
 Collected data for students in various settings

Relevant Special Olympics, Illinois team (February 2016 & February 2017)
Experiences Bloomington, IL
 Participated on a team to raise money for Special Olympics
 Created goals for members to reach
Basketball coach for individuals with Autism (January 2016-May 2017)
Sugar Creek Elementary School, Normal, IL
 Volunteered to educate players on how to interact with peers
 Built rapport with players
Served as a volunteer teacher’s assistant (January 2015-Present)
West Chicago Early Learning Center, West Chicago, IL
 Assisted special education teacher in creating a positive classroom environment
 Collected data to track student performance

Activities Circle of Sisterhood Ambassador for CPC (Fall 2017)

Students Supporting Individuals with Disabilities (January 2016-present)
Phi Sigma Sigma (September 2015-present)

Leadership Dean’s List, Illinois State University (Fall 2017)

Honors The National Society of Leadership and Success (September 2016-present)
Awards Philanthropy Chairman, Phi Sigma Sigma (May 2016-May 2017)
Standards Board, Phi Sigma Sigma (September 2015-May 2016)