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Ashton A.

Cluts
acluts11@mail.bw.edu 419-296-5687 (mobile)

Professional Profile:
Ensure a positive and supportive atmosphere in the classroom by developing rapport with all students. Dedicated to
providing an environment of discovery, critical thinking, and empathy. Incorporate technology to engage and enhance
learning experiences. Develop lessons to accommodate for the needs and development of all students. Collaborate
with colleagues, families, and students to achieve success.

Licensure:
Early Childhood Education: Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 3

Education:
Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Education, Magna Cum Laude December 2015
Early Childhood Education Major
Theater Minor
3.811 GPA
Honors: Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, President Dayton C. Miller Honor Society
Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Secretary Order of Omega Honor Society
Dean’s List, 6 semesters

Candidacy:
District of Columbia Public Schools: Recommended Pool of Teachers 2018-2019
Cleveland Metropolitan School District: Teacher Candidate Pool 2018-2019

Teaching Experience:
Substitute Teacher September 2017- Present
Allen County Educational Service Center, Allen County, Ohio
 Carried out lessons plans provided by the classroom teacher, Grades Pre-k – 12
 Managed classroom behavior day to day based on each classes specific needs
 Remained flexible and available to a variety of schools
Teacher Candidate Fall 2015
Applewood Elementary School, Brunswick, Ohio
 Designed lessons in math, language arts, science and social studies for a duration of 12 weeks
 Applied most effective teaching practices to facilitate learning to a class of 24 students
 Implemented formative and summative assessments to track students learning and drive instruction
 Collaborated with other first grade teachers to create weekly team lesson plans
 Used a variety of technologies including SMART Board, Document Camera, and Chrome Books to engage students
and enhance learning
Teaching Methods, Third Grade Math Spring 2015
Douglas MacArthur Elementary School, Cleveland, Ohio
 Created and facilitated lessons in math for a duration of 6 weeks
 Developed hands-on activities to engage students in learning
 Implemented curriculum assessments to gauge students learning and to drive instruction
Teaching Methods, Third Grade Science, Social Studies, Language Arts Fall 2014
St. Brenden’s Elementary School, Cleveland, Ohio
 Developed and taught lessons in science, social studies, and language arts for a duration of 6 weeks
 Created a variety of formative assessments to gauge student learning and guide instruction
 Collaborated with cooperating teacher to create curriculum and standard based lessons
Ashton A. Cluts
acluts11@mail.bw.edu 419-296-5687 (mobile)

Related Experience:
Program Coordinator/Program Facilitator August 2016-July 2017
Camp El Olam, Eston, South Africa
 Designed outdoor education, leadership and team building programs for school groups, Grades 1-12
 Facilitated program activities with whole groups, small groups, and individuals
 Used South African Academic Standards to align programs to Natural Science and Social Studies curriculum
Activity Coordinator/Leadership Staf Summer 2015
Camp Friedenswald, Cassopolis, Michigan
 Organized activities and logistics for 7-week summer camp for youth, ages 6-18
 Collaborated with program coordinator to develop age-appropriate activities, including nightly recreation games,
daily crafts for multiple groups, an overnight camping excursion, activities to accommodate families, and a week-
long “day-care” program for infants and toddler.
Camp Counselor Summers 2012-2014
 Served as Counselor for 10-12 residential campers, grades 3-8.
Acted as mentor and role model, including facilitating spiritual conversations, providing answers to questions both
social and emotional, and upholding a high standard of conduct

Study Abroad:
Theatre Seminar in London, Baldwin Wallace University, London, England Spring 2015
 Theatre Literature course work
 Coordinated group outings in London
University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Queensland, Australia Spring 2013
 General course work
 Member of University-Community Choir
 Planned trip to New Zealand

Volunteer Service:
Hope Valley Farm School, South Africa
 Taught primary school music and choir, proctored standardized tests, analyzed test results
MAMA Farm Project, Honduras
 Taught English in Elementary School, dug trenches for electricity
D.O.O.R. Denver, Colorado
 Collaborated with organization memberships to aid homeless

Leadership:
Service Chairman, Program Council, Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity
Fraternity Education Chair, Program Council, Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity
Resident Assistant, Baldwin Wallace University

Musical Theatre and Dance, Baldwin Wallace University


Choreographer: Fyoozhen 2015
Assistant Stage Manager: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie;
Stage Crew: Peter Pan

Certifications:
Certified Peer Educator, BACCHUS Network
Stewards of Children, Darkness to Light
Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training, Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center
Level 1 First Aider, Rencor First Aid, South Africa