1940 Howard #539
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
O B J E C T I V E
To obtain a position teaching full time in an elementary school where I can contribute to a positive and constructive school environment. Also interested in extra curricular activities.
E D U C A T I O N
Bachelor of Science in Education, April 2002 GPA 3.5
Western Michigan University, Lee Honor's College, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Major: Elementary Group Minor
Minors: Mathematics and Science, Elementary Education, English
Thesis: Creating a class web site in the Elementary Classroom
Michigan Provisional Certificate
All subjects K-5; All subjects K-8 (self-contained); Science 6-8; English 6-8 Endorsement
Winchell Elementary School, Kalamazoo Public School District, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Intern Teacher, January-April 2002
Teach a diverse and active group of twenty-four fourth graders in all academic content areas. Use a variety of teaching techniques to develop lessons based on the individual needs of the students. Contribute to a positive and accepting classroom environment.
Junior Achievement Instructor, February-March 2002
Taught two fourth grade and one self-contained special education class a comprehensive unit on community. Maintained a focus that teachers students the natural, capital, and human resources that are available to them in their surrounding area. Helped students discover their place in their community through a variety of hands-on activities.
Northglade Elementary School, Kalamazoo Public School District, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Pre-Intern Teacher, September-December 2001
Developed, instructed, and provided assessment for twelve weeks of math and science lessons for a group of twenty-eight fifth graders from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Worked with the classroom teacher to develop incentive programs and classroom management plans.
St. Mary's Catholic School, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Guest Instructor, September-December 2000
Developed and co-taught a comprehensive drama unit to twenty-five sixth graders. Subjects included a study of the Berlin Wall and oral story telling.
Woodward Elementary School, Kalamazoo Public School District, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reading Tutor, September-December 1999
Worked with a group of eighteen kindergarten students on reading development and letter recognition. Facilitated learning while using a variety of grouping arrangements including whole class, partners, and individuals.
Kalamazoo Public Schools, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Substitute Teacher, August-June 1999
Managed second, fifth, and sixth grade classrooms in the absence of the regular classroom teacher. Maintained a consistent and productive environment for students in an unfamiliar setting.
Bullseye Pizza and Subs, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Manager, November 1999- July 2001
Supervised delivery drivers and backed a variety of pizza recipes. Acted as a liaison between customers and restaurant staff. Handled finances at the end of each day.
MS Office, Grade Quick, Print Master, Powerpoint, Taskstream, Fax, Word Processing, Blackboard, Scanner, Dreamweaver, Thinkquest, Digital Camera, Trelix, Print Shop, Web Design
Golden Key National Honors Society, 2000-present
WMU Dean's List, 1996-2002
Junior Achievement Instructor