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Christine M.

2012 North Yale Avenue
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
(847) 590-5202

OBJECTIVE To obtain a teaching position at an elementary school in which a strong

dedication to the total development of children and a high degree of enthusiasm
in education will be fully utilized.

EDUCATION Master of Arts, 2007

Roosevelt University, Schaumburg, IL
Major in Elementary Education

Bachelor of Arts, 1996

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Major in Spanish Language and Literature

CERTIFICATION Illinois Certificate Type 03

TEACHING Westgate Elementary School, Arlington Heights, Illinois

October 2009 – Present
Special Education Resource Teaching Assistant
· Work with students that have an IEP to achieve their goals in all content
areas, individually and in a group setting
· Administer and input data of AIMSweb testing
· Create and modify lesson plans for students with IEP’s
· Design and implement a positive reward behavioral system for the
· Maintain a strong line of communication between the students teachers

EXPERIENCE St. Catherine Laboure School, Glenview, Illinois

August 2007 – June 2009
First Grade Teacher
 Created a welcoming and safe environment for the students
 Taught daily lessons on a Smart Board, which allowed for student
 Used data to place students in cooperative learning groups
 Maintained an open line of communication with the parents and
 Incorporated creative lesson planning using multiple intelligences
 Motivated students through a reward system
 Prepared students for Terra Nova Tests in reading, math, science and
social studies
 Worked effectively with students in curriculum based learning centers,
literature circles ,guided reading, and writer’s workshop
 Assessed students strengths and opportunities in order to determine if
there was a need for an Individualized Education Plan
 Modified lesson plans, homework and tests for students with
Individualized Education Plans
 Worked cohesively with my grade partner and the entire staff of the

Anne Sullivan Elementary School, Prospect Heights, Illinois

January 2006 - May 2006
Student Teacher, Fourth Grade
 Maintained a productive and constructive classroom environment
 Created and implementing cooperative learning lesson plans
 Used multiple teaching and learning strategies to engage students
 Co-taught and co-planned several different lesson plans and subject
 Worked with students that have Individual Education Plans and were
English Language Learners
 Prepared students for Illinois Standard Achievement Tests in reading,
math and science
 Implemented a plan that helped maintain appropriate classroom
 Assisted cooperating teacher in parent conferences
 Welcomed parent involvement in the classroom to assist in reading
 Attended and actively participated in staff development and grade level

Ariel Community Academy, Chicago, Illinois

October 2005
Teaching Practicum, Third Grade
 Observed and taught students in an inner city neighborhood school
 Worked with students in guided reading
 Assisted students one-on-one in math
Garfield Elementary School, Elgin, Illinois
July 2005
Clinical Experience & Teaching Practicum, Kindergarten – Fifth Grade
 Administered Dibels Standardized Reading Tests to students in both
English and Spanish
 Observed and taught students in a bilingual fifth grade classroom
Juliette Low School, Arlington Heights, Illinois
April 2005
Teaching Practicum, 1st and 2nd grade combined classroom
 Observed and taught in an English Language Learner classroom

 Experienced a multicultural and multilingual elementary school

 Planned and taught a science lesson on the water cycle
EXPERIENCE Harris Bank, Senior Personal Banking Representative
April 2000-January 2003
 Exceeded personal sales goals in 2000/01/02 sales program
 Facilitated weekly banking seminars at a community retirement center
to provide information and assistance to the residents
 Received several customer commendations throughout the year

Mrs. Laurie Konicek, 3425 Thornwood Avenue, Glenview, Illinois 60026
(847) 724-2240
Mrs. Tara MacTavish, 700 North Schoenbeck Road, Prospect Heights, Illinois
60070 (847) 870-3865
Mrs. Laura Smith, 500 South Dwyer, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
(847) 398-4292