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Brittany Balash 5317 S 22nd Place, Milwaukee, WI 53221 414-828-6173 Brittany.Balash@alverno.

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Professional Profile
Eager to bring elementary students into the twenty-first century using a unique combination of education experience coupled with a passion for teaching students how to be active community members. Excellent communicator, has very good listening and problem-solving skills; an effective team player; with flexible and amiable personality; organized and keen on detail; can multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

...positive influence on the other group members very impressive young lady and I believe she will represent your institution with dignity Peter Pochowski Director Division of Safety and Security, Milwaukee Public Schools

Education, Honors, and Certifications


Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Elementary Education, Support in Social Studies Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI 2012 High School Diploma Ronald Reagan High School, Milwaukee, WI 2007 Provisional Certifications WI State Middle School Content 2011 2007 MPS School Board Student Representative

Key Qualifications
...service as the Student Advisory Representative has been a significant source of insight and inspiration for the Board members as well as your fellow classmates Joseph E. Dannecker President Milwaukee Board of School Directors Proficient in customer service, packaging, working with others including children and the elderly. Very punctual and is able to put together business displays and marketing plans. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal. Excellent use of Microsoft Office and learns other computer programs quickly Enjoys fundraising and grant writing. Capable of operating office equipment such as fax machines, shredders, scanners, photocopiers and telephones Excellent organizational and time management skills Plan and instruct each subject area using wide variety of teaching aids, motivational and implementation strategies to engage students in active learning. Incorporate learning modality principles into classroom and individual instruction. Develop and implement alternative lessons and materials for students who need either extra assistance or more challenging work. Implement technological approaches to subject material. JA Biztown Teacher Training 10 years of Student Government Experience Differentiating lessons to meet the needs of Gifted and Talent Students

Computer Skills
Software: Microsoft Windows , Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Smartboard Technologies, Taleo, Peoplesoft Working knowledge of the Internet

Field Experience
Banting Elementary, Waukesha, WI
Student Teaching Experience: 4th/5th Split 2012 Special Education Resource Experience 2011 6th Grade Social Studies

...gained an support with our seniors and interacts very well with them. I believe she would make and excellent candidate for hire in the social field. She shows good leadership skills and is a self starter. Mary Ellen LaPorte Director of Activities Villa St. Francis

Barton Elementary, Milwaukee, WI Ronald Reagan High School, Milwaukee, WI


Special Education Literacy/English 8th Grade Social Studies 1st Grade General Education, Specializing in Literacy 5th Grade General Education

Greendale Middle School, Greendale, WI Canterbury Elementary, Greendale, WI Honey Creek, Milwaukee, WI

Employment
Macys Department Store, Wauwatosa, WI
wrote the grant to work with Cooper Elementary students. Planned the activities, examined the budgets and brought the students together for this very tender project. She was inquisitive and inspirational. Brian Babbitts Principal Banting Elementary Administrative Assistant, October 2011 to present Answer customer concerns Compile and setup interviews for various departments in the store Constantly communicating with managers and store associates Advance use of the following computer programs: Taleo, Insite, Peoplesoft as well as Microsoft programs. Organize cash vault Constantly multitasking Shoe Sales Associate, September 2010 to October 2011 Provide excellent customer service Met daily sales and credit goals on a regular basis Develop a solid group of clientele Assisted customers by having strong product knowledge of designers and the quality of each shoe Worked at an extremely fast pace, while juggling multiple tasks at once

Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

Alumnae in Training Program Manager, November 2008 - Present Direct, manage and evaluate the activities, programs and services of Alumnae in Training, develop and implement appropriate methods and procedures to provide effective and successful social, cultural, and instructional activities for students Coordinate Annual Homecoming Powder puff Football Game Coordinate Annual Miss Alverno event Evaluate student activities and program operations; compile and

analyze data related to student participation and program evaluation; develop organization work processes which facilitate attainment of established program goals and objectives. Facilitate weekly meetings with students on campus Conversations in the Mug to connect with students on a one and one basis. Recruit and lead a group of student volunteers to research, identify, and implement potential new programs and activities Manage Facebook or other Social Media opportunities Collaborate and coordinate program activities with other student services functions and instructional programs; provide technical expertise and input concerning student activities; recruit and assist staff for events and activities.

Laugh and Learn Childcare, Milwaukee, WI

Childcare Assistant, April 2008 November 2008 Assisting to the needs of children from the ages of 6 months to 4 years of age Managing up to 7 children at a time Working with parents as well as other family members of the children Cleaning and assisting in providing a safe, healthy learning environment Coordinated with parents to improve activities on childrens learning capabilities Retail, Customer Service, Packaging, Production, Shipping, October 2004 April 2008 Answering phones Taking orders Designing corporate gift baskets Working with customers Production of gourmet candy

Apples of Eden, Greendale, WI


Activities and Interests


Planning events Volunteering at the Milwaukee Moose Lodge Being active in community organizations Painting Working on Political Campaigns