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Danica Thornburg 
 

Enthusiastic elementary education teaching candidate with a commitment to 


developing a safe and secure learning environment. Passionate about 
student-to-student learning and interaction. 

EDUCATION 
Winona State University - Rochester — Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education   
Anticipated May 2018 

The Elementary Education Program is a two year program through Winona State University - Rochester that 
focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Ethnographers of Language, Global Studies, 
and Action Research. It also provides ample opportunities for clinical practice, data collection, and learning 
about students and their cultures. 

STUDENT TEACHING 
Riverside Central Elementary School: 2nd Grade —  
6 Weeks • Fall 2017 
● Managed classroom expectations and student behavior. 
● Worked one-on-one and in small groups with students  
who needed extra support with di erent concepts. 
techniques used for below, on and above level students. 
● Designed and taught lessons in mathematics, reading,  
and language arts. 
● Maximized use of EnVoy, nonverbal behavioral strategies 
used to increase classroom management e ectiveness. 

WORK EXPERIENCE 
REM Woodvale Inc., Kasson, MN — Direct Support Professional 
October 2016 - PRESENT 

● Supported the diverse needs of clients, including those with traumatic brain injuries, vision 
impairments, mild to severe cognitive/physical disabilities, and behavior disorders. 
● Cultivated relationships with clients to better support their overall health and well-being. 

Zumbro Education District, Byron, MN — Paraprofessional 


July 2017 - August 2017 // June 2012 - August 2012 

● Instructed students with developmental cognitive delays, fetal alcohol syndrome, epilepsy, and other 
learning disabilities. 
● Provided reading, language arts and social sciences support in a self-contained classroom. 
● Led activities to develop students' physical, emotional and social growth. 

Good Earth Village, Spring Valley, MN — High School Programs Leader & Camp Counselor 
May 2016 - August 2016 // May 2015 - August 2015 // May 2014 - August 2014 // May 2013 - August 2013 

● Developed and implemented new programing to attract a higher number of high school campers, 
while providing them with valuable and meaningful opportunities. 
● Fostered reasoning and problem solving through active exploration games and activities. 
● Adjusted programming to fit the unique needs and learning styles of individual campers.