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Current Address April Bayer Permanent Address

800 N. Columbia Ave. 1505 North Street

Seward, NE 68434 (217) 313-7737 Marysville, KS 66508

Concordia University, Nebraska – Seward, NE May 2019
Bachelor of Science in Education; Secondary and Middle Level Language Arts
 Endorsements: English as a Second Language Instruction; Lutheran Teacher Diploma
 Field experience: 200+ hours in classroom and outdoor educational settings
 GPA: 4.0 – Honors List 5 Semesters

European Literary Study Tour Winter 2016 – 2017

Two-week study abroad experience in Great Britain, the Czech Republic, and the Netherlands
 Focus: Literature, Art, History

Tutoring English Language Learners (ELL) September 2017 – Present

 Assist 20+ students (grades 5-12) with English and essay writing

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE_ __________________________________________________________

Concordia University, Nebraska – Seward, NE
The Sower – Copy Editor and Staff Writer September 2015 – Present
 Proof and edit articles for online and print publication according to AP Style guidelines
 Produce regular features and articles focusing on local news and arts and culture
 Collaborate with editing team to select topics for articles highlighting significant local events

Sigma Tau Delta – President and Social Media Manager September 2017 – Present
 Organize events and meetings for the Rho Omicron chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta International
English Honor Society
 Create visuals for chapter events and promotional materials
 Manage social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to promote chapter events and
literature-related content

Peer Instructor – First Year Experience Fall 2017

 Assisted in planning student assignments and activities for freshman first-year seminar class
 Evaluated student work and participation

Gathering of the Talents Creative Writing Co-Chair Spring 2017

 Recruited and supervised a team of judges for the creative writing division of a talent competition
 Evaluated student writing for clarity, usage, content, and originality
 Organized and led meetings of volunteers. Learned to work independently and in a group setting

Moses Merrill Camp and Conference Center – Linwood, NE

Cabin Leader Summer 2016 – 2017
 Led small and large-group activities while guiding campers in personal growth
 Adapted curriculum for small-group instruction

 Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
 Writing and Editing Skills – Ability to efficiently produce concise, organized reports and memos
 Collaboration – Ability to effectively listen and exchange ideas. Comfortable working alone or as a
member of team