Kasey Textor

Education
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Master of Arts Educational Studies with Elementary Teacher Certification K-8
o o o Summa Cum Laude Kappa Delta Pi, International Honors Society in Education Alumni Relations Chair April 2010 June 2011

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Bachelor of Science Major: Communication & Theatre Arts Minor: History
o o Dean’s List 2009 & 2010 Worked part time while attending school on a full time basis

Certification and Training
o o o Michigan Provisional Elementary Certification K-8 Endorsed in Language Arts Red Cross, CPR, AED and Oxygen Certified (Infant, Child and Adult)

Teaching Experience
Sixth Grade Teacher
South Canton Scholars Academy, National Heritage Academies, Michigan
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o Creating a classroom community for students to establish a safe place for learning Establishing classroom rules and contracts to show the importance of classroom respect and ownership between students Designing lesson plans that engage students at all levels of achievement Producing student groups in reading and meeting with students at different levels of learning while checking for understanding, growth and comprehension Originating and integrating special projects in both language arts and social studies Developing technology in both subject areas to bring into the classroom Implementing unit plans throughout the school year using the ‘Language Network’ and ‘Journey Across Time’ curriculum. Tutoring struggling students weekly over the course of the school year Scheduling conferences with parents and family members Producing a classroom website that is continually updated weekly for students and parents to access for weekly assignments, newsletters and information on upcoming events Sending out weekly newsletters and emails to families Collaborating with other team teachers to create a safe learning environment for all students while also establishing good teaching relationships with peers Initiating a professional development for staff on how to use fun technology in the classroom Aiding in the successful opening of a new charter school in the fall of 2011 Proficient in analyzing NWEA data with student testing and how to use that data in the classroom Was a member of our school team leadership committee which helped create the vision and mission of the school while also looking and analyzing data in order to become successful as a whole school environment. Was a member of Response to Intervention committee which discussed how to engage student learning while finding ways to improve student’s behaviorally and academically in the classroom June 2011-Present

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Student Teaching
Third Grade Classroom Bach Elementary School, Ann Arbor School District, Michigan
o o o o o Created a classroom community with students by establishing a safe environment Established class rules to show the importance of classroom respect and responsibility to others Produced student groups in subject areas like reading, math and science to meet with students at different levels of learning while checking for understanding and comprehension Originated and integrated special projects for students in social studies and science with technology Finished independent lead teaching in March that included designing and implemented the social studies curriculum ‘Exploring Michigan’, ‘Everyday Math’ with multiplication and division, Fountas and Pinnell balanced reading, Lucy Caulkins realistic fiction writing unit and electricity in science Personalized instruction, mentoring and assessment from cooperating teacher and field instructor October -November 2011 September 2010 – June 2011

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Teaching Math Practicum
Fifth grade classroom King Elementary School, Ann Arbor School District, Michigan
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Collaborated with a small group of colleagues to establish math lessons for students using fractions Continued building upon the daily math curriculum while using different strategies to solve problems in small groups Established questions challenging student’s higher level of thinking when solving and discussing math problems November 2010

Teaching Literacy Practicum
Sixth grade classroom Clague Middle School, Ann Arbor School District
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Worked cooperatively with a small group of 6th grade students using ‘Social Studies Alive’ curriculum while learning about the ancient Egyptians Discussed the chapter with students while using inquiry and questioning to develop a deeper level of understanding Established a sense of safety and respect among students as they communicated in groups June - August 2010

Math and Literacy Intern
Second/ Third Grade Ann Arbor Summer Learning Institute, Ann Arbor school District

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Participated daily in a four week math and literacy intervention program for students entering the third grade Began community building in a classroom setting while incorporating classroom management and the importance of respect and responsibility to everyone in the class Worked with small groups in phonics and word work as well as guided reading groups, interactive read alouds and daily math activities

Coaching Experience Howell High School Varsity Swim Coach
Howell High School, Howell, Michigan
June 2011 – Present March 2011 – May 2011

Girls on the Run International
Head Coach – Bach Elementary School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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