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Alison Melton

2388 Appaloosa Circle


Sarasota, Florida, 34240
941-685-1105
alisonmelton@comcast.net

O B J E C T I V E : To obtain an elementary school teaching position that will utilize my passion for child
development and education with the intention of building a long-term career.
WORK EXPERIENCE
SARASOTA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, Sarasota, FL
Substitute Teacher, Jan 2017 – May 2018 and Student Teacher Aug 2018 – Nov 2018
Worked for random teaching and paraprofessional positions throughout the county until hired as a long-
term ESE Aide for McIntosh Middle School for the last two months of the school year. Worked with a
group of transition ESE eighth grade students and worked closely with the ESE teacher to ensure each
student’s success by keeping them on task.
Fulfilled student teaching requirements at Lakeview Elementary with Victoria Theiler as my cooperating
teacher in an AWC second grade classroom. Developed challenging lesson plans for Science with hands-
on, engaging strategies to enhance learning. Provided enrichment lessons in reading, teaching strategies
to find main ideas in passages. Developed enrichment activities for higher level students in math that
provided a challenge to enhance concepts being taught.

EFFINGHAM COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, Springfield, GA


Substitute Teacher, Jan 2017 – Oct 2018
Acted as paraprofessional, carrying out lessons for autistic student and documenting behaviors.
Followed class to specials and ensured they followed behavior guidelines. Assisted teachers with
classroom management and provided students with help as needed. I was also pulled to
substitute for other classrooms as needed by administration.

SPRINGS VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, French Lick, IN


Assistant Teacher, Aug 2015 – Dec 2016
Carried out lessons designed by special education teachers to special education students in the
elementary school. Spent one on one time with students to help improve skills in reading,
writing, math, social studies and science. Sat with select students in classroom to redirect when
necessary and help interpret instruction/lessons provided by general education teacher. Often
managed resource room classroom activities when teachers were absent or in meetings. Ordered
materials for the special education classroom including books and tools to aide with instruction.
Designed and decorated resource room to provide a fun, engaging environment, where special
education students were made to feel important and safe.

ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, Paoli, IN


Substitute Teacher, Aug 2014 – July 2015
Filled in for teachers when they were absent. Contacted by schools as needed. Covered any class
as needed.

EDUCATION
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
Masters of Elementary Education - Certificate Program Candidate, Expected graduation,
Dec 2018
Completing student teaching experience at Lakeview Elementary. Last day is November 29, 2018.

University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL


Bachelor of Arts - Human Services, Dec 2012

2388 Appaloosa Circle Sarasota, Florida, 34240 912-650-1701 alisonmelton@comcast.net


Donald E Gavit Jr/Sr High School, Hammond , IN
High School Diploma, Jun 1986

CERTIFICATIONS
ESE CERTIFIED 08/2018
Scheduled to take the K-6 exam on 12/29/2018

ADDITIONAL SKILLS
Well versed on computers and technology
Fast learner
Not afraid of a challenge
Flexible
Positive
Patient
Excited to work
Love children
Passionate about teaching
Compassionate
Understands not all students learn the same
Believes every student can be successful in their own way
Graduated University of Alabama Cum Laude
Expected to graduate with a 3.98 GPA in master’s program
Successfully completed Mind in the Making professional development course

2388 Appaloosa Circle Sarasota, Florida, 34240 912-650-1701 alisonmelton@comcast.net