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406 Columbus Dr ∗ Ann Arbor MI 48103 Phone: (616)-295-4785 ∗ Email: Elizabeth.Gombert@gmail.com Teaching Portfolio: http://elizabethgombert.weebly.com Education and Certification___________________________________________________________________ Certification University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 2007-2011 • Bachelor of Science, ed., 2011 • Major: Biology, Education Minor: Chemistry • Provisional Secondary Teaching Certificate, Biology (DA), Chemistry (DC) Classroom Experience_________________________ ______________________________________ Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies Detroit, MI, August 2011-Present Biology and Health Teacher • 9th Grade biology classroom and 9th-11th Grade health class • Planned lessons for with a project-based curriculum in science and health as well as inter-subject area projects • Collaborative planning among 9th grade teaching team and subjects • Active member of the HFA: SCS Green Team, a recycling initiative program to increase the recycling at school and raise awareness about the effects humans have on the planet. • Girls Rock Mentor, mentor in a week-long program to help raise girls’ self-esteem and prepare them for college and future careers. • After school tutoring program • Determine Academic Coaching groups and help to plan lessons for math assistance to all 9th grade students. PESG- Substitute Teaching March-August 2011 Substitute Teacher • Substitute teacher in several classrooms, in several districts around Washtenaw County. Community High School Ann Arbor Public Schools, September 2010-May 2011 Student Teacher • 11th Grade chemistry and biology classroom • 10 week unit planned and taught on infectious diseases, twice the required length • 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-Student Teacher • 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 students in an Avid classroom on math, science and English Professional Development and Training_____________________________________________ Technology in Education Seminar Teaching Students with Exceptionalities Seminar Reading Apprenticeship Seminar Adult and Child CPR and First Aid Certified Classroom Management Seminar Project Based Learning Seminar and Professional Development Text and Reading Strategies Seminar
Work Experience_______________________________________________________________________________ Experience Great Commission Ministries- New Life Church, August 2007-Present Small Group Leader (December 2009-Present) • 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 2010-August 2010) • 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 2011 Counter Employee • 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 receipts. Extracurricular Experience___________________________________________________________________ Experience KGrams, August 2008-April 2011 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 Cheers and Sunshine Committee Chair (August 2008-December 2009) • 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 Counselor- Elementary School (1 st -3 rd Grade) • 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 Volunteer 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.