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Nicolle H.

Gilsdorf Home Address


5th Grade Teacher 793 Foothill Blvd Suite A202
Old Mission School San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
761 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401 (360) 789-7618
(805) 543-6019 nicolleg@hotmail.com

Employment

5th Grade Teacher: Old Mission School, San Luis Obispo, CA 2015 - present

Educational Assistant: Old Mission School, San Luis Obispo, CA 2014 - 2015

5th Grade Teacher: Princess Nahienaena, Lahaina, HI 2012 – 2014

Substitute Teacher: Maui School District, Maui, HI 2012

Instructor of Professional Development, Math in a Cultural Context (MCC). In this position, I worked on
two grants; assisted in the development of Yup’ik culturally based math curriculum; assessed
classroom effectiveness and conducted educational research studies on the implementation of MCC
modules. Presented 12 workshops and co-presented 7 workshops. Taught 4 eLive classes to support
MCC materials. University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2008 - 2011.

Workshop Presenter:
Teacher Leadership. Anchorage, AK 2008, 2009, 2010
Picking Berries. Various school districts, AK 2009, 2010
MCC Professional Development. Various school districts, AK 2008, 2009
Kayak Design Workshop. Anchorage, AK 2009
Yupiit School District Summer School. Tuluksak, AK 2009
Teacher Leadership. Fairbanks, AK 2008

Workshop Co-Presenter:
Math Night, Alaska Gateway School District. Tok, AK 2010
Teacher Leadership. Anchorage, AK 2009, 2009
MCC Professional Development, Alaska Gateway School District. Tok, AK 2009
Summer Math Institute. Fairbanks, AK 2009
Salmon Fishing Workshop. Anchorage, AK 2009
Kayak Design Workshop. Anchorage, AK 2008
Bearing Straight School District Educational Conference. Unalakleet, AK 2008

6th Grade Teacher: Tuluksak School, Tuluksak, AK 2006 - 2008

Right Start Teacher: Tuluksak School, Tuluksak, AK 2006

Interventionist Teacher: Tuluksak School, Tuluksak, AK 2006

Student Teaching Position: East Olympia Elementary School, Grade 6, Olympia, WA 2005

Student Teaching Position: Meadows Elementary School, Grade 2, Olympia, WA 2004


Professional Preparation

Master in Teaching, the Evergreen State College, 2005


• Elementary endorsement, K-8
• Master Project: Defining Reading
BA in Liberal Arts, emphasized psychology and counseling, the Evergreen State College, 1993

Other Professional Activities

Peer Mentor: Provided guidance for teachers participating in Echoes of Faith Catechist online program.
Held weekly meetings, aided in online support, and participated in content discussions. Old Mission
School, Sane Luis Obispo, CA 2018

Peer Mentor: Provided guidance for new teachers in weekly meetings to problem solve around personal
and professional issues that arose with teaching in a rural area. Connected mentee with other staff and
community members. Tuluksak School, Tuluksak, AK 2007-2008

Alaska Educational Innovations Network (AEIN) Logic Model: Co-facilitated professional development
for staff and community in Tuluksak, AK that analyzed student performance and discipline data. We
explored how students’ culture and community connections impacted academic behavior. Tuluksak
School, Tuluksak, AK 2007-2008

Teacher Learning Community: Co-facilitated a bi-monthly meeting open to all teachers to improve
understanding of cultural factors that affect teaching, to improve teaching practices, and increase
communication between staff. We utilized Father Oleksa’s videos, guest speakers, and teachers’
experiences. Tuluksak School, Tuluksak, AK 2006-2008

Academic Improvement Measurement System (AIM’S) Web: Duties included training new staff on the
AIM’s web software, test administration, and how to use data collected to inform instruction. Tuluksak
School, Tuluksak, AK 2006 - 2008

Expediting Comprehension for English Language Learners (ExC-ELL): Trained in the ExC-ELL model.
Mentored new teachers in 2007, which included holding professional workshops to model the program.
Co-presented at the 2008 National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) conference in Tampa, Fl.
Tuluksak, AK 2006 - 2008

4-H Challenge Program Facilitator: Completed certification for 4-H Course Facilitator. This included a
six day training program, plus 85 hours of facilitating, which incorporated learning objectives aimed
towards all aspects of personal development. Skills learned included pre-planning, working with a team,
communicating effectively, understanding group development, goal setting, group and self-safety and
problem solving. Ages ranged from 6 to 75. The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA 1999 – 2002

English as a Foreign Language International School (EF): Accompanied individuals from different
countries, who were in the U.S. to learn English and experience America. Activities ranged from a three-
day ski trip to a Sonics basketball game. The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA 1998 - 2000
Special Educational Assistant: Assisted cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and special education students in
day to day physical therapy, occupational therapy, emotional support and Individual Education Plans.
Washington Middle School, Olympia, WA 1997 - 1999

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Property Manager: I own and manage four rental properties. Responsibilities include screening applicants,
tenant contact, drawing up lease agreements, bookkeeping, and taking care of repairs and maintenance.
Olympia, WA 1997 - Present

Personal Service Advocate/Team Coordinator: Assisted disabled clients, managed staff/household,


supported Individual Service Plans, conducted meetings and attended trainings. Duties included teaching
life skills related to health needs and safety, guiding therapeutic exercises and creative adaptation of living
space. Wright Enterprises, Olympia, WA 1991 - 1997

Publications

Jerry Lipka, Carrie Jones, Nicolle Gilsdorf, Karen Remick and Anthony Rickard. Kayak design: scientific
method and statistical analysis (Edmonton, Alberta, Brush Education, 2010).

Professional Conferences Attendance

SELPA Series on Universal Design, Cal Poly: San Luis Obispo, CA 2017
North Asilomar Math Conference: Pacific Grove, CA 2016
Learning Mathematics for Teachers (LMT): Ann Arbor, MI 2009
Winter Education Conference: Anchorage, AK 2009
Bearing Straight School District Educational Conference: Unalakleet, AK 2008
National Association for Bilingual Education: Tampa, FL 2008
Math in Cultural Context, University of Alaska Fairbanks: Teacher Research Participant, Building a Fish
Rack 2008
Math in Cultural Context, University of Alaska Fairbanks: Summer Math Institute, Fairbanks, AK 2007
Regional Association for Experiential Education Conference: 2001, 2002, 2003
International Association for Experiential Education Conference: Tucson, AZ 2000

Community Involvement

Cross Cultural Orientation: Acquired permission to take Yup’ik students on cross cultural trips to
Olympia, WA., Fairbanks, AK., and Lahaina, HI. Facilitated conversations about cultural differences and
expectations. Summers 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011

Wilderness First Responder: Completed a ten-day instruction course that covered emergency response for
first aid in backcountry conditions. Wilderness Medicine Institute. The Evergreen State College,
Olympia, WA September 1999

Direct Service Advocate Volunteer: Completed three-month training and provided direct service to clients
dealing with sexual violence and abuse. Safeplace, Olympia, WA 1991 - 1992

Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician (EMT): Completed state and national EMT certification.
Resident Firefighter/EMT. Responsibilities included responding to vehicle accidents, house fires and
medical emergencies. Thurston County Fire Dist. #9, Olympia, WA 1987 - 1989

References

Shirley Gray, Principal, Old Mission School - Professional (805) 543-6019

Lindsey Pereira, Math Teacher, Old Mission School – Professional (805) 543-6019
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Mary Donnelly, 3rd Grade Teacher, Old Mission School - Professional (805) 543-6019

Stacy Bookland, Principal, Lahaina Intermediate School, Educational Officer, Educator Effectiveness
System - Professional (808) 662-3965
Lynn Kahoohalahala, Principal, Princess Nahienaena Elementary School- Professional
(808) 662-4024

Sandra Mahuna-Kukahiko, 5th Grade Teacher, Princess Nahienaena Elementary School – Professional
(808) 662-4024

Dr. Jerry Lipka, Principal Investigator for Math in a Cultural Context, University of Alaska Fairbanks –
Professional (907) 474-6349

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