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Elizabeth Gombert

306 Strauss East Quad 701 East University Ave ∗ Ann Arbor MI 48109
Phone: (616)-295-4785 ∗ Email:
Teaching Portfolio:

Ed uc atio n a nd C erti fic ati on___________________________________________________________________
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 2007-2011
• Expected Batchelor of Science, 2011
• Major: Biology, Minor: Chemistry
• Provisional Secondary Teaching Certificate
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Community High School Ann Arbor Public Schools, September 2010-Present
Student T each er
• 11th Grade chemistry and biology classroom
• 10 week unit planned and taught on infectious diseases
• Planned a variety of lessons; modeled by, co-planned with and co-taught with Cooperating Teacher
• One-on-one tutoring in chemistry
• Prepare and perform lab procedures

Orchard Lake Middle School- West Bloomfield Public Schools, January 2010-April 2010
Pre-Stud ent T each er
• 6th grade science classroom, 8th grade AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) classroom
• Created and taught a lesson about the circulatory system to 6th grade students
• Studied school culture and effectiveness of instructional strategies through observation and student interviews
• Shadowed one student to better understand a typical school day and analyze her particular learning style and strategies.
• AVID Trained
• Worked with small groups of student in an Avid classroom on math, science and English

Pro fessi on al D ev el op m en t an d Tr aini ng __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ _ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ _ __ __ _
Techn ology in Education S emin ar
Te aching Stude nts with Exc eptionalities S emin ar
Re ading Apprentic eship Se minar
Adult and Child CPR and First Aid Ce rtified

Wo r k Exp eri enc e_______________________________________________________________________________
Great Commission Ministries- New Life Church, August 2007-Present
Small Group L ead er ( Decemb er 20 09-P res ent)
• Led and planned a meeting for 5-15 people based on a given Bible Study, and followed up with every member
who attended the meeting.
Intern (June 20 10- Au gust 2 01 0)
• Event Planner-coordinated 3 retreats during a 7-week period. The first was a weeklong retreat with 100 students
and all day events. The other two were weekend trips to 2 completely different venues.
• Arranged meetings and meals for 25 students. Planned lessons to teach and icebreaker games for every student
to get to know one another.
Dollar Bill Copying, August 2009-September 2010
Counter E mploye e
• Stock and sell course packs to hundreds of students, includes knowing the classes that require course packs and
memorizing the numeric system for the course packs.
• Call company customers to confirm printing orders, credit card numbers and checks, bill customers and fax
Etna Supply Company, Grand Rapids, MI, May 2008-August 2008
Custom er Se rvice R epres entativ e
• Answered customer calls and emails to the hotline and website
• Placed orders for 6 sales men from all over the state and checked shipping requirements.
• Reorganized the filing system of the entire municipal division and enters 400 new parts and products into the
computer system, that were previously missing or unavailable.
Extr acurr icul ar Ex pe rie nc e___________________________________________________________________
KGrams, August 2008-Present
Pen pal
• Write letters back and forth with a Detroit Public Schools elementary school student.
• Attend one school day at my pen pal’s school, help with the lesson and get to know my pen pal.

GIEU (Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates), January 2009-September 2009
Student Scholar
• Planned a lesson and taught primary school students in Ghana about the importance of hand washing and germ
transmission. Taught an entire school of 200 students and washed every students’ hands.
• Observed in three hospitals in three cities in Ghana, watched how nurses work and are trained and noted
differences between Ghana and the US.
• Volunteered in an orphanage helping children with schoolwork and donated supplies to help with school cost.
• Presented research and details about the trip, about Ghanaian culture, health care and education in a symposium
to hundreds of students and faculty.

USAAC (University Students Acting Against Cancer), August 2007-December 2009
Che ers and Suns hine C ommitte e Ch air (August 2 00 8- Decemb er 20 09)
• Planned and organized crafts for cancer patients in 5 hospitals in the Ann Arbor/Detroit area. Provided
instructions for different activities and crafts to groups of 10 to 30 people.

Lake Michigan United Methodist Church Camp, July 2007 and July 2008
Camp Cou nsel or- Ele me ntary Scho ol (1 st -3 rd G ra de)
• Volunteer position
• Taught 6-8 year olds, led Bible studies.
• Responsible for 6-10 elementary students the whole week. Getting them to meals, activities, the bathroom and
the beach.

Odyssey of the Mind, March and April 2007 and 2008
Volunt eer Judge
• Work with elementary, middle and high school students
• Give constructive criticism after each team’s performance
• Organize teams’ paper work, props and make sure every member is there and prepared.
• Odyssey of the Mind is a creativity and problem-solving competition I participated in as a student and then
returned to volunteer as a judge for the competitions.