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Grant E.

Gifford
(616) 843-1674 ~ giffordg@msu.edu

Professional Certifications
Michigan Secondary Standard Certificate in English May 2018
First Aid Certification, CPR Certification June 2017

Education
Michigan State University – East Lansing MI
College of Education, Teacher Certification May 2018
 Completed 12 graduate-level credits
College of Arts and Letters, Bachelors of English May 2017
 Spanish minor
 Cumulative GPA: 3.5

Teaching Experience
Year-long Teaching Internship August 2017 – April 2018
Kenwood Academy High School – Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL
 Continuously taught, reflected, and adapted teaching technique to meet the needs of students
 Co-taught and problem solved with mentor teacher to ensure high quality instruction
 Collected and analyzed formative and summative data to inform instructional practices
 Differentiated instruction to accommodate multiple learning styles and abilities
 Assumed all classroom responsibilities including planning, assessment, and classroom management for
four classes for a span of ten weeks
Field Placement September 2016 – April 2017
MacDonald Middle School – East Lansing Public Schools, East Lansing, MI
 Worked with students in small groups on daily class activities
 Planned and delivered lesson plan which introduced plot elements
Field Placement September 2016 – December 2016
East Lansing High School – East Lansing Public Schools, East Lansing, MI

Other Experience
Assistant Teacher May 2016 – August 2017
Camp Blodgett S.T.E.M. Academy – West Olive, MI
 Facilitated developmentally appropriate science and math lesson plans for ages ten to thirteen year olds
 Incorporated hands-on activities into weekly thematic units to engage students in S.T.E.M. curriculum
Tutor October 2015 – May 2017
Student Athlete Support Services – East Lansing, MI

Global Experiences
Guest Teacher – Comayagua, Honduras May 2017
 Lived with a host family in Comayagua for two weeks
 Taught English lessons to primary school students
Global Educators Cohort Program; Member September 2013 – May 2017
College of Education Study Abroad – China May 2015
 Observed various schools and classrooms throughout the country
 Co-planned and co-taught English lessons to elementary students