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Elizabeth F.

Wilcox
www.elizabethwilcoxportfolio.weebly.com
elizabeth.wilcox2@gmail.com
2021 Tulane Drive
Lansing, MI 48912
517-282-5517
Elizabeth F. Wilcox
2021 Tulane Drive
Lansing, MI 4891

517-282-5517___ www.elizabethwilcoxportfolio.weebly.com__
elizabeth.wilcox2@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE_____________________________________________________________
To obtain an elementary (K-8) teaching position where I can create a positive and
safe classroom community that builds on students’ strengths, develops life long
learners, and promotes collaboration among students. I am also interested in
coaching and have experience in tennis and swimming.

CERTIFICATION_______________________________________________________
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• K-5 all subjects; 6-8 self contained all subjects
• 6-8 Mathematics and English/Language Arts
• American Red Cross First Aid and CPR (infant, child, and adult)
• American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

EDUCATION___________________________________________________________
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2010.2011 Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan
Teacher Certification Internship 12 Graduate Credits:
Teaching and Curriculum

2006-2010Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan
Bachelor of Arts Cumulative GPA: 3.69
Major: Elementary Education Graduated with Honors
Minors: Mathematics and English

2002-2006Lansing Catholic High School Lansing, Michigan

TEACHING
EXPERIENCES______________________________________________
Elementary School Year Long Internship- Grade 5
2010-2011
Sept.-Dec. Whitehills Elementary School East Lansing,
Michigan
Dec.-April Kinawa Middle School Okemos, Michigan
• Participated in setting up the classroom prior to the first day of
school.
• Worked with students one on one, in small groups, and as a whole
class for the duration of the year.
• Co-planned and co-taught with collaborating teacher to develop
classroom routines, expectations, and instructional goals.
• Independently planned, taught, facilitated, and assessed
mathematics, poetry, literature book clubs, writing, inquiry based
science, and integrative social studies units.
• Utilized technology as an instructional tool by incorporating online
exploration in Social Studies, Qwizdom assessment tools in Language
Arts, online simulations in Science, and SMARTBoard software across
content areas.
• Developed classroom management skills and successfully
implemented a positive behavioral plan in order to maximize
instructional time where students were recognized as students of the
week for going beyond the expectations of our class.
• Collaborated with staff members and parents on a regular basis.
Attended staff meetings, grade level meetings, parent meetings,
professional development, and fall and spring parent teacher
conferences.
• Executed all teacher responsibilities in a two-month lead teaching
period.

Senior Year Field Experience- Grade 2
2009-2010Attwood Elementary School Lansing,
Michigan
• Independently planned and taught lessons to the whole class across
content areas.
• Worked with students one on one, in small groups, and as a whole
class.

Junior Year Field Experience- Pre Kindergarten
2009 Gier Park Elementary School Lansing, Michigan
• Observed elements of classroom management and classroom
community.
• Provided extra support for struggling students.
• Worked with students one on one and in small groups.

RELATED
EXPERIENCES________________________________________________
Substitute Teacher
2010-Present Ingham Intermediate School District Mason, Michigan
• Worked with students in a variety of schools.

Swimming Instructor and Coach
2004-Present University Club of Michigan State Lansing,
Michigan
• Instructed children aged 4-8 on basic water skills and safety.
• Instructed prospective lifeguards aged 11-14 on fitness, prevention,
response, leadership, and professionalism.
Volunteer
2005-2006Big Brothers, Big Sisters Lansing, Michigan
• Met with a first grade student weekly and developed a positive
relationship with her.

PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT________________________________________
August 2010 RTI Fluency Training
November 2010 Educational Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum
Disorder: Capital Region Autism Network
November 2010 Teacher Laws and Rights Seminar
November 2010 Michigan State University Educational Technology Conference
February 2011 Mathematics in Action/ Conversations Among Colleagues

TECHNOLOGY_________________________________________________________
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• Microsoft Office Software
• SMARTBoard Software and Applications
• Various online collaboration systems including Wiki Spaces and PB Works
• Online instruction tools including United Streaming, Brain Pop, Google Software
and Applications, Geogebra, and Qwizdom
• PowerSchool

HONORS AND
ACHIEVEMENTS_________________________________________
• Dean’s List, Michigan State University, 6 Semesters
• Jack and Ingrid Walash Endowed Scholarship, 2010

PERSONAL
INTERESTS__________________________________________________ I enjoy
reading, tennis, swimming, and spending time with my family and friends.
REFERENCES__________________________________________________________
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Robb Shubel
5th Grade Collaborating Teacher
Kinawa Middle School 5/6
(517) 420-6037
robb.shubel@okemosschools.net

Judith J. Oesterle
Field Instructor, Michigan State University
(517) 699-0843
oester20@msu.edu
5096 Killarney
Holt, MI 48842

Randi N. Stanulis, Ph.D.
Field Instructor, Michigan State University
(517) 432-9112 (office phone)
(517) 339-7728 (home phone)
randis@msu.edu
Associate Professor
Department of Teacher Education
306 Erickson Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Greg Dufner
5th Grade Team Teacher
Whitehills Elementary School
(517) 490-6169
dufner@yahoo.com
4373 Keelson Drive
Lansing, MI 48911

Michele Kroll
5th Grade Team Teacher
Kinawa Middle School 5/6
(586) 557-2990
michele.kroll@okemosschools.net