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SARA MARGARET CARRICO

6768 Berwick Dr. Clarkston, MI 48346

(248) 755-9978
carricos22@gmail.com

EDUCATION__________________________________________________________________ Degree: Bachelor of Science, Elementary Special Education May 2010 Major: Special Education (CI) Major: Child Development Grade Point Average: 3.37/4.0 Certifications: Special Education (CI) Child Development (ZA) Elementary Education CPR, First Aid, AED (2010 - 2012) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE______________________________ ___________________ Third Grade Teacher Norup International School Oak Park, MI July 29, 2010-Present Designed appropriate instructional learning activities for all third grade students Planned and delivered instruction adhering to Berkley School District curriculum Implemented Lucy Calkins Writers Workshop and Everyday Mathematics into Berkleys curriculum Assessed students abilities as related to desired educational goals and objectives Worked collaboratively with colleagues to implement the Primary Years Program aligned with the International Baccalaureate Program developed by Norup International School Established an environment where students were able to gain a global perspective on concepts and issues taught through various lessons Member of the Positive Behavior Support Team Demonstrated prompt and accurate communication with parents and staff members Monitored student progress with DIBELS, QRI-4, and Fountas and Pinnell Served as Middle School Sports Manager General Education Student Teacher Gretchko Elementary West Bloomfield, MI January April 2010 Instructed students in a kindergarten and first grade classroom in all academic areas Devised lesson plans in accordance with state and district standards Created a Service Learning Project for first grade students Worked closely with Michigan Literacy Progress Profile (MLPP) Assisted in assessing students with Running Records Attended professional development workshops Implemented Positive Behavior Support School-wide program Participated in weekly staff meetings, Professional Learning Committees, and Instructional Consultant teams Mentored female kindergartner with positive support and daily reading lessons Substitute taught while cooperating teacher was absent Special Education Student Teacher

Sherwood Elementary Saginaw, MI August December 2009 Educated students in a self-contained, cognitively impaired classroom Taught first through fifth grade students reading, language, mathematics, science, and life skills Devised lesson plans aligned with extended benchmarks and standards from the general education curriculum and MI-ACCESS Created functional lessons that allowed students to practice self-determination skills and work towards becoming independent adults Gained experience using Reading Mastery, Language for Learners, Guided Reading with various reading levels, and using Touch Point Math to teach addition, and multiplication Planned student IEP and provided input and suggestions for students educational plans Monitored student progress toward goals and objectives set forth by each individuals IEP Supervised instructional assistants to deliver instruction to all student Active member of the Positive Behavior Support Team Substitute taught while teacher was absent Special Education Assessment Student Mary McGuire Elementary Mount Pleasant, MI May June 2008 Taught students in an Early Childhood Developmental Delayed classroom Conducted reading and spelling assessments using Curriculum Based Measurement Administered Brigance Criterion Reference Assessment Child Care Provider Gretchens House Pontiac, MI May 2006 Present Cared for children between 6 months to 8 years of age Facilitated a play-based classroom Encouraged cooperation, independency, and respect for self and others Developed and maintained positive relationships with children, parents, staff, and director by providing an environment of open communication and support Other Experience _____ Lead Teacher Clarkston SCAMP Clarkston, MI June 2010-Present Lead teacher for 14 young children with a variety of disabilities Monitored adult and student aides as a group leader Created fun, exciting, and engaging activities for children in my group Collaborated with parents, staff, and children daily Support Provider GT Financial Services Clarkston, MI July 2009 December 2010 Worked one on one with individual with developmental disabilities Assisted in community living service for 18 year old female Encouraged social communication in public places

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT______ ______________________________________ Positive Behavior Support Training, January-March 2011 Primary Years Programme, International Baccalaureate Level One, October 2010 Everyday Math One day Training, August 2010 Student Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC), September 2007 May 2009 Organized all fundraisers as E-board Business Manager Professional Development Seminar, March 2010 Session 1: Integrating technology in the classroom Session 2: Effective strategies for Special Education students Learn Today, Teach Tomorrow Conference, April 2008 and 2009 NAEYC Conference, November 2007 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), January 2006 January 2007 Deans List May 2008, December 2008, December 2009 Central Michigan University Leadership Award, August 2005

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES______________________________________________ Erin Senkowski Special Education Teacher Sherwood Elementary 3870 Shattuck Road Saginaw, MI 48603 (989)751-0868 eesenkow@stcs.org Sally Drummand Principal Gretchko Elementary 5300 Greer Rd. West Bloomfield, MI 48324 (248) 865-6570 drummand@westbloomfield.k12.mi.us Donna Cook General Education Teacher First Grade Teacher Gretchko Elementary 5300 Greer Rd. West Bloomfield, MI 48324 (248) 761-6017 cook@westbloomfield.k12.mi.us Jan Hagland Student Teaching Coordinator 3624 Cumberland Rd Berkley, MI 48072 (248) 396-0143 hagla1jm@cmich.edu Esther Peterson Student Teaching Coordinator 3212 Woodward Rd. West Bloomfield, MI 48324 (248) 360-2994 peter1eh@cmich.edu

Janet Kennelly Principal Sherwood Elementary 3870 Shattuck Saginaw, MI 48603 (248) 799-2382 jkkennel@stcs.org Amanda Summers General Education Teacher Bemis Elementary 3571 Northfield Parkway Troy, MI 48084 (248) 408-2972 asummers@troy.k21.mi.us Stephanie Sulaka General Education Teacher 14550 Manhattan St. Oak Park, MI 48237 (248) 837ssulaka@berkleyschools.org