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Rebecca
Thiel


306
Strauss
East
Quad
701
East
University
Ave
∗ 
Ann
Arbor
MI
48109

Phone:
(616)­450­8194
∗
Email:
realit@umich.edu


 Teaching
portfolio:
rebeccathiel.weebly.com

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University
of
Michigan,
Ann
Arbor,
Michigan
2007­2011

• Expected
Batchelor
of
Arts,
April
2011

• Major:
English,
Secondary
Education;
Minor:
History


• GPA:
3.24

Provisional
Secondary
Certificate,
expected
April
2011

CPR
Certified,
April
2nd,
2011

Student
Teaching























Winter
2011,
Scarlett
Middle
School


Ann
Arbor,
MI

7th/8th
grader
Student
Teacher

• A
16
week
experience
in
which
I
worked
closely
with
my
cooperating
teacher,
Ellen
Daniel

and
taught
her
four
8th
grade
classes
during
my
lead
teaching.


• Taught
and
designed
a
5
week
unit
on
Science
Fiction,
in
which
students
read
2
novels
and

responded
to
prompts
based
around
our
essential
question,
“Is
technology
advancing
or

destroying
society?”

• Worked
collaborately
with
U
of
M
undergrad
Elementary
Education
class

• Learned
the
importance
of
classroom
management
and
helping
students
from
varying

backgrounds
succeed
and
grow
in
a
classroom.


Classroom
Experience

Fall
2010

















Beach
Middle
School




















Chelsea,
MI

9th
&
11th
Grade
Pre‐Student
Teacher

• Developed
and
taught
a
3‐day
lesson
on
“A
Tell
Tale
Heart”
by
Edgar
Allen
Poe

• Will
teach
a
variety
of
lessons;
modeled
by,
co‐planned
with
and
co‐taught
with

Cooperating
Teacher

Winter
2010












Southfield
Lathrup




















Southfield
,
MI

11th
and
12th
Grade
Pre‐Student
Teacher

• Created
and
co‐taught
a
“Mash‐Up”
lesson

• Studied
school
culture
and
effectiveness
of
instructional
strategies
through
observation

and
student
interviews

• Shadowed
one
student
to
better
understand
a
typical
school
day

• Worked
with
students
to
improve
creative
writing
skills


Fall
2009


Letters
to
Success:
Willow
Run
High
School




Ypsilanti,
Mi


11th
Grade
tutor


• Worked
one
on
one
with
an
11th
grade
student
as
a
tutor
for
the
ACT

• We
worked
to
boost
the
student’s
confidence
in
their
abilities
and
improve
their
scores
so

they
could
apply
to
higher
level
universities.

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Teaching
in
Exceptionalities
Seminar,
Winter
2011

Teaching
in
Technology
Seminar,
Winter
2011

Reading
Apprenticeship
Training,
Winter
2011

CPR
Certification,
April
2nd,
2011


K­Grams,
September
2008­Present­Pen
pal

• A
program
designed
to
match
a
Detroit
Public
Schools
elementary
school
student
with
a

University
Student
to
encourage
each
student
in
the
importance
of
education


• Attend
one
school
day
at
my
pen
pal’s
school,
help
with
an
activity,
and
get
to
know
the

pen
pals.


• Attend
Kids’
Fair,
a
day
long
event
with
all
the
K‐Grams
pen
pals


Letters
to
Success
(September
2009­
December
2009)


• Worked
one
on
one
with
an
underprivileged
student
at
Willow
Run
High
School
as
an

ACT
Tutor

New
Life
Church/Great
Commission
Ministries,
August
2007­Present

Small
Group
Leader
(August
2009­Present)

• Lead
and
assess
the
needs
of
5
to
15
women
on
a
weekly
basis
through
a
Bible
study

group


• Participate
in
church
events
and
retreats
as
a
leader


Leadership
Training
(May­August
2008,
June
2010­August
2010)


• A
program
designed
to
help
students
grow
in
character
and
become
leaders
in
their

communities.


Extracurricular
Experience


La
Union,
Honduras.
Microfinance
Research
with
the
University
of
Michigan


• Conducted
research
in
32
villages
in
La
Union
Honduras
in
the
hopes
to
analysis
the

results
in
a
social
networking
system
and
in
turn
implement
loans
to
reduce
poverty
in

the
communities
over
the
course
of
10
weeks.

• Worked
with
students
from
the
Bilingual
school
and
provided
them
with
computer

training
and
the
chance
to
improve
their
English.


USAAC
(University
Students
Acting
Against
Cancer),
August
2007­September
2009

• Helping
spread
awareness
about
cancer
to
our
fellow
students


• Participating
in
events
to
raise
money
for
cancer
awareness


DP
Day
(2008,
2009,
2010)

Site
Leader
(2009
and
2010)


• A
day
where
hundreds
of
students
head
to
Detroit
for
the
day,
learn
about
the
city
and

help
to
improve
and
revitalize
the
community.


• As
a
site
leader
I
lead
and
was
responsible
for

20
students
in
their
sites
in
Detroit


Michigan
Pops
Orchestra
(September
2007­
December
2010)


• A
student
run
orchestra
which
focuses
on
bringing
music
to
the
Ann
Arbor
community

and
introducing
music
to
various
students
at
local
middle
schools.


Wo rk
 Ex p eri enc e

e
University
of
Michigan
Hospital
(February
2008­
December
2010)

Work
Study
Employee


• Assist
the
doctors
and
administrative
personal
in
the
Neurology
department
with
faxing,

copying,
filing,
shredding,
computer
tasks
such
as
using
excel
and
word,
and
answering

phones.


Great
Commission
Ministries
Intern
(June
2010­August
2010)

• Planned
and
organized
a
Leadership
Training
Program
for
100
college
students.

• Coordinated
the
volunteers
to
help
with
the
Children’s
Ministry
on
Sunday
mornings

while
running
the
Ministry
on
Sundays.


• Lead
a
group
of
25
students
from
my
area
of
campus.
Planned
lessons
to
teach
and

icebreaker
games
for
every
student
to
get
to
know
one
another
and
grow
in
their

character.


Maintenance,
Sheraton
Ocean
Side
Hotel,
Virginia
Beach,
VA
(May
2008­July
2008)

• At
the
Sheraton
Hotel
I
worked
as
a
Maintenance
worker.

In
my
role,
I
was
in
charge
of

keeping
the
three
pools
clean
and
stocked
with
towels.
Additionally
I
was
in
charge
of

making
sure
the
general
hotel
was
well
kept.
At
this
job
I
had
to
be
active
and
outside.
It

was
one
of
my
favorite
jobs,
simply
because
I
was
able
to
work
outside.
It
required
self

motivation
and
a
love
for
the
outdoors.