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Caleb Nisley 
469 Bayberry Pointe Dr NW Apt.B Grand Rapids, MI 49534
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SUMMARY​​ - Hardworking individual with a passion to serve students and families. Focused on meeting
the individual needs of students.

EDUCATION​​ – ​BS ​Elementary Education​ Ferris State University – Minors in​ L.A. ​&​ Integrated Science
Anticipated Graduation: ​Spring 2018
GPA: 3.97

Student Teaching
● 15 weeks of full-time teaching in 4​th​ grade
● Experience working within a district which is implementing Competency-Based Education
Pre-Student Teaching Experience
● 120 hours of assistive teaching experience in 6​th​, 7​th​, and 8​th​ grade setting
● Additional observational/assistive teaching experience in 1​st​, 2​nd​, 4​th​, and 5​th​ grades

Edustaff - ​Guest Teacher August 2017 –

● Teaching students from a wide variety of backgrounds Current
● Quickly adapting to different classroom environments
● Implementing classroom management techniques that ensure students
remain focused on academic objectives
● Quickly developing trust and respect with students who may be resistant or
anxious about daily routine change

Grand Rapids Community College - ​Tutor, Academic Support Office Jan. 2015 -
● Tutored students in college level courses related to: Education, child May 2017
development, psychology, and other various subject areas
● Assisted students in improving organization habits, study skills, & academic
● Guided students in finding appropriate tutoring resources and services

Mel Trotter Ministries - ​Child Advocate, Lesson Writer, Tutor​ · June 2015 -
● Prepared lesson plans for resident children October 2016
● Taught lessons and guided evening activities
● Tutored resident children in need of school assistance
● Connected parents to helpful resources for their children

● Member of the committee which helped GRCC to become NAEYC certified
● Dean’s list or President’s list Fall 2013 – Fall 2017
● Michael Flanagan Memorial Tutors Award
● Wege Teachers of Tomorrow Award