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Michelle Karwowski

 473 Gates Ave East Meadow, NY 11554


 (516) 984-5947 Michelle.Karwowski@Cortland.edu
Electronic portfolio: http://mskarwowski.weebly.com

Objective: Obtain a position as an elementary school teacher that will utilize my strong dedication to children’s
development and educational needs.
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood/Childhood Education May 2018
State University of New York at Cortland; Magna Cum Laude
 SUNY Cortland Honors Program
o Child Advocacy for Equality in Lower Socioeconomic Societies (Thesis)
 GPA 3.69
 Dean’s List (all semesters); Presidents list (final semester)
Study abroad at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia June 9th - July 17th
 Professional development in reflective teaching.
Honor Societies
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, SUNY Cortland April 2018-Present
 Honored and invited into nationally recognized honor society based on GPA and achievements
The Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, SUNY Cortland April 2017-Present
 Gained experience in professional development and contributed to local school fundraisers.
The National Society of Leadership and Success, SUNY Cortland Feb 2015 –Present
 Gained leadership and career building skills.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Student Teaching, Freeville Elementary School, Dryden; Kindergarten March 2018- May 2018
 Planned and implemented multimodal, vocabulary enriched lessons aligned with district curricula.
 Familiarization with technology such as interactive whiteboards, Ipads and chrome books.
Student Teaching, Cayuga Heights Elementary School, Ithaca; Fourth Grade Jan 2018 – March 2018
 Planned interdisciplinary unit incorporating rigorous content aligned with state standards.
 Differentiated lessons to fit the needs of the classroom.
 Gained classroom management skills by teaching a diverse range of learning abilities, behaviors and needs.
 Collaborated with multiple teachers and specialists to gain support and resources.
Practicum student (100 hours), Randall Elementary school, Cortland; Third grade Sept 2017-Dec 2017
 Planned motivating developmentally appropriate lessons based on student interest.
Practicum student (60 hours), South Hill Elementary School, Ithaca; Kindergarten Jan 2017 to May 2017

Practicum student (60 hours), Ithaca Community Center; Preschool Jan 2016 –May 2016
 Provided a safe and nurturing environment for children that encouraged their social, emotional, physical, and
intellectual development.
RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
Camp Aide/Teacher, Creative Arts Program of East Meadow Dec 2010 – July 2016
 Co-taught various children classes, such as drawing, cupcake decorating, and gymnastics.
 Assisted with office work, made class schedules, and conversed with parents.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 SAVE (Schools Against Violence in Education) workshop, CARR (Children Abuse Recognition and Reporting)
workshops, and DASA workshop.
 SUNY Cortland “Professionals in the Field” Conference.
WORK EXPERIENCE
Employee, ASC-College auxiliary services, Cortland (SEMESTERLY) Oct 2015 – May 2018
 Balanced college and work barista position.
Sales Associate, Sketchers, Garden City (SEASONALY) May 2015 – Present
 Collaborated with team members to assure quality service and store maintenance.
Sales Associate and Fashionista, DELIA*S, Garden City Aug 2013- Jan 2015
 Effective customer service, organization and punctuality.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES


Leadership Retreat Facilitator, SUNY Cortland Sept 2015
 Facilitated group-led activities and worked with college-aged students on leadership building.
SUNY Cortland’s Education Club Aug 2015- May 2018
 Volunteered with local elementary schools and community events.
Outdoor Adventure club Aug 2014-May 2018
 Self motivated to acquire new skills with the teamwork of other members.