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Samantha Cowan

(630) 476-0688
cowan.sami@gmail.com
Education
B.S., Elementary Education May 2018
University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
 Minor in Human Development and Family Studies
 Member of The National Society of Leadership and Success & Dean’s List
 3.9 GPA

Certification
Utah Elementary Teaching License, ESL Endorsement May 2018
 Passed Praxis 2: Content Knowledge

Teaching Experience
Long Term Substitute April 2018-Present
Canyon Rim Academy
 Took over all responsibilities of classroom teacher, including, but not limited to, integrating content
throughout subjects, planning, behavior contracts, parent communication, and collaborative meetings
 Consistently maintains structure and timing of regular classroom routines
 Assists in meeting the needs of students who receive instruction in special education classrooms
Student Teacher August 2017- April 2018
Nibley Park Elementary School, Salt Lake City School District
 Taught a 2nd grade class of ethnically diverse students, including those with speech impediments, ADHD,
autism spectrum, and ELD
 Assessed literacy and provided intervention using the Next Steps Program in both a one on one and group
setting
 Collaborated in Professional Learning Community Meetings and contributed to analyzing data and creating
curriculum
 Developed and implemented Behavior Management Plan that focuses on preventative strategies and
includes supportive and intervention strategies
 Planned and implemented a service learning project in which students focused on spreading kindness and
positivity throughout their school
Next Steps/Higher Steps Tutor Spring/Fall 2016
Rose Park Elementary, 2 Grade Reading Tutor/ Edison Elementary, 4 Grade Reading Tutor
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 Provided intensive one on one reading intervention


 Assessed data to inform instruction and improve student reading

Work Experience
Teacher Feb 2017-Dec 2017
The Winner School
 Collaborated with a team to develop and teach monthly, weekly, and daily curriculum plans
 Successfully integrated art and expressive art projects and lessons with direct curriculum ties
 Collaborated with both students and teachers to successfully solve conflict or problems within the school
 Consistently implemented a school wide behavior management system