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8604 Sweetbriar Lane Urbandale, Iowa 50322 515-494-9143 taylor.elise.m@gmail.com

Education
M.A.T. Secondary Education: 5-12 English/Language Arts and 5-12 Journalism Drake University, Des Moines, IA GPA: 4.0

May 2012

B.A.

Journalism and Mass Communication Iowa State University, Ames, IA GPA: 2.99

May 2009

Teaching Experience

Student Teacher, Valley High School, West Des Moines, IA


Mentor and support students in grades 10 through 12 Design and prepare curricula for two required courses and three elective courses: Fundamentals of Writing, Fundamentals of Writing Lab, Introduction to Broadcasting, Advanced Broadcasting Lab, and Film Appreciation Implement differentiated instruction strategies and one-on-one tutoring sessions for at-risk students in the areas of reading and writing Collaborate with several teaching departments to integrate and develop meaningful, applicable learning experiences for students Participate in AIW professional development

January 2012-Present


January 2012-Present

Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium Participant


Prepare and facilitate instruction during a three- to five-week unit Complete reflective analyses of intended teaching and actual teaching Complete a TPAC portfolio according to TPAC standards and objectives


August 2011-Present

Afterschool Instructor, Hoyt Middle School, Des Moines, IA


Support and effectively manage approximately 35 students Develop and design daily afterschool curriculua in the areas of sports, crafts, technology, and cooking Encourage exercise, healthy eating, artistic creativity, and basic domestic skills through active, engaging group activities Dance Instructor, Currie Dance Studio, Urbandale, IA Facilitate student growth in the areas of tap, ballet, and jazz Develop multiple performance routines for the annual recital Use a variety of effective teaching strategies through performance assessment

September 2009-Present

Publication Experience

Communications Bureau Intern, Iowa Department of Natural Resources


Designed and wrote DNR-related feature stories and publications, created watershed newsletters and nationally-published press releases

May-December 2008

Reporter and Writer, Trend Magazine and Ethos Magazine

August 2007-May 2009

Wrote articles for the fall and spring editions of ISUs fashion magazine, Trend, and ISUs magazine, Ethos

Affiliations/Memberships

Kappa Delta Pi Fraternity, Drake University Pi Beta Phi Sorority, Iowa State University

References Janell Mikels, Cooperating Teacher, Valley High School

3650 Woodland Avenue, West Des Moines, Iowa 50226, mikelsj@wdmcs.org, (515) 633-4000 Drake University School of Education, 3206 University Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50311, jdstilwell327@aol.com, (515) 271-3726 3650 Woodland Avenue, West Des Moines, Iowa 50226, boleyr@wdmcs.org, (515) 633-4011

Jerry Stilwell, Student Teacher Supervisor, Drake University

Robert Boley, Associate Principal, Valley High School

Lori Bonnstetter, Afterschool Program Director, Hoyt Middle School

2700 E. 42nd Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50317, lori.bonnstetter@dmps.k12.ia.us, (515) 242-8446