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Kyla McCann Education
45 Barrows Drive Topsham, ME 04086 2012-2015
(252) 676-5321
To continuously improve and develop my
11 Hills Beach Rd. Biddeford, ME 04005
professional knowledge and expertise to be an
effective educator and mentor MSEd: Literacy Education K -12
Cumulative Grade Point Average – 4.0
To support students as they harness their
creativity and imaginations while developing
responsibility, accountability, and 2005-2009
independence in a positive, learning-focused

112 Shields Bldg. University Park, PA 16802

B.S. in Elementary & Kindergarten Education
Minor in Dispute Management and Resolution
Cumulative Grade Point Average – 3.96
Certifications Honors and Awards: Dean’s List all semesters; Fall 2006
Penn State Civic Engagement Public Speaking Contest
Maine Professional Teaching Certificate: Participant; The President’s Freshman Award, achieving
Elementary K-8 (Expires July 2018) 4.0 G.P.A. first semester

Eligible for conditional certificate:

Literacy Specialist K-12 (092)

Professional Development
•Selected to develop a presentation of Lisbon Community Schools’ acknowledgement system to
present at the 8th Annual Maine Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Conference (2017)
•Received training in using SWIS data system for schoolwide PBIS data-analysis (2017)
•Trained in using Roger Touchscreen and Pass-Around Mics for classroom use (2017)
•Participated in Western Maine Educational Collaborative’s “Math in a Customized Learning
World Seminar” to develop classroom procedures that support students learning in different ways
and in different time frames (2013)
•Completed Maine DOE’s Approved Mentor Training through the Lisbon School Department (2013)
•Attended the “Second Annual Lives in the Balance Conference” to further develop a student-
centered view on classroom management (2012)
•Participated in WMEC’s “K-5 Summer Math Academy” to study research-based forms of
instruction in math (2012)
•Selected to attend “A Consortium for Mass Customized Learning: Vision and Design” with Bea
McGarvey to support our school’s movement toward MCL (2012)
•Participated in University of Maine’s ERL 590: Effective Literacy Practices course to improve upon
effective reading and writing workshops within classroom (2011-2012)
Teaching Experience
33 Mill St. Lisbon, ME 04250
3 (2011-2013), 4 (2015), & Kindergarten Teacher (2016-present)
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•Serving as internal coach and data analyst on SWPBIS Committee, attending bi-
monthly meetings with Pat Red and developing/presenting at staff meetings
•Mentored an UNE undergraduate student during his Elementary Practicum &
Student Teaching Internship (2012-2013) as well as two Lewiston Regional
Technical Center students during their Education & Development of Children
practicum (2014-2015)
•Served as a Collaborative Problem Solving School Committee Member, receiving
weekly trainings with a trainer in Ross Greene’s Collaborative Problem Solving
approach (2012-2013)
•Drafted several DonorsChoose grants and received over $1100 in books and
classroom materials (2017 & 2015), $1,000 for stability balls (2014), and over $725
for a classroom LCD Projector (2011-2012)
•Class averaged 16 points in growth on Reading NWEAS (Fall 2012- Spring 2013)
•Incorporated: Common Core Curriculum Maps; Collaborative Problem Solving;
Responsive Classroom Approaches; Zones of Regulation; Everyday Math; Lucy
Caulkins Reading & Writing Curriculums; Handwriting Without Tears; Guided
Reading and Workshop models; Fountas & Pinnell Word Study and LLI programs;
and technology based learning activities within the classroom setting
•Consulted with colleagues and administration continuously to provide support to
students both instructionally and emotionally
•Worked as a Support Study Staff Member (2011-2013)


805 Washington Ave. Weldon, NC 27890
4th grade Language Arts & Social Studies Teacher
•Selected as one of 4,100 Corp Members out of more than 35,000 applicants to
serve in national service corps
•Showed class averages around 80% at or above proficient consistently on
benchmarks and tri-weekly assessments year round with students entering from
3rd grade at 65% proficient (2010-2011)
•Remediated lower achieving students after-school and at Saturday tutorials
•Incorporated Success For All, 3D Reading, DRA, and SMARTBoard technology
•Raised $375 as Pennies for the Planet School wide Coordinator (2010-2011)
•Drafted DonorsChoose grant and received over $500 for a new set of classroom
dictionaries (2010)
Other Work Experience
2015 TEACH FOR AMERICA - Corp Member Phone Interviewer
•Completed online training modules and assessments in order to provide accurate
competency calibrations and provide comprehensive notes for making selections
•Provided recommendations for applicants’ moving forward in the interview
process based on the analysis of applicants’ resumes, first reviewer notes, and
interview experience

References Provided
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