Dedicated teacher candidate motivated to be effective instructor and positive influence. Committed to fostering students' academic, social and emotional growth and passionate about meeting all students' learning needs through various types of instruction.
Early Childhood (ZA) Endorsement
All subjects K-5, Early Childhood Specialist: (ZA)
Edison Environmental Science Academy, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Kalamazoo, MI
Intern Teacher: January-April 2020
Co-taught a class of 24 first grade students with cooperating teacher. Helped plan and lead students and parents in an activity at the school's Literacy Night. Designed parent communication newsletter. Planned a unit in mathematics with cooperating teacher and lead instruction for six continuous lesson with assessment of student learning including pre-assessment, formative assessments, and post-assessment. Revisions were made to lesson plans based on pre-assessment given to students and differentiation was planned for learners of all levels. Led small-group instruction daily for all levels of ability. Substituted up to 6 times while leading the class productively through normal daily routines and instruction of core subjects. Attended staff meetings after school hours.
Pre-Intern Teacher: September-December 2019
Co-taught class of 19 third grade students with my cooperating teacher. Designed and implemented interdisciplinary lessons in all core subjects while integrating the arts. Participated and observed parent-teacher conferences with cooperating teacher and communicated students' strengths with parents.
Woodland Elementary Great Start Readiness Program Pre-K, Portage Public Schools, Portage, MI
Intern Teacher: September-December 2019
Helped prepare classroom setting and organization of materials and participated in "home visits" before first day of school in September. Designed and implemented a "Lead Week" of instruction and activities for 16 preschool-aged students based on Creative Curriculum and TS Gold standards and objectives. Led small-group instruction daily. Chaperoned children at field trip to the Air Zoo. Assisted at holiday celebration and communicated with families. Participated in Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Washington Writer's Academy, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Kalamazoo, MI
Pre-Intern Teacher: September-December 2018
Observed and assessed learning of 15 Kindergarten students. Implemented lessons in core subjects using the common core state standards curriculum. Accompanied students on field trip to Gull Meadow Farms. Observed parent-teacher conferences of students with different abilities.
Alpha Lambda Delta WMU 2016-2020
WMU Cheerleading Team 2015-2019
Western Student Education Association: Secretary on E-Board 2019-2020
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