Energetic student-centered teacher who recognizes the importance of supportive relationship building.
Experienced paraprofessional eager to help students of all ability levels excel. Thrilled to assist teachers with any and all needs to facilitate best possible educational environment.
Thoughtful teaching professional engaging others with positive attitude. Offering six years of experience in working with, teaching, and caring for children and students of disparate abilities. Driving positive classroom environments by initiating inclusion and celebration of differences and classroom communities.
Flexible and can adapt to changing environments.
Highly organized teacher with dedication to promoting productivity and modeling.
Provide feedback to students to improve understanding and/or revise work.
Maintain a respectful learning environment where students follow classroom rules, and behavioral expectations, and work well with peers.
Effectively use class time for content learning and teachable moments.
Gather, analyze, and use formative and summative data that leads to improvement of student learning.
Implement processes to identify and address the specialized needs of learners.
Early Childhood Education
Group and Individual Instruction
Social skills integration
Red River High School Grand Forks, ND05/2014High School Diploma
University of North DakotaGrand Forks, ND12/2019Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Education And Elementary Education
Minor in Special Education
Grand Forks Public School District - Instructional Paraprofessional Grand Forks, North Dakota 01/2020 - Current
Created lesson materials, visuals and digital presentations to supplement lesson plans.
Used behavior modeling and specialized teaching techniques to share and reinforce social skills.
Organized and guided activities for students, including the content areas of mathematics, reading, writing, and fine motor skills.
Prepared instructional materials for group and one-on-one use.
Kept learning environments focused, inclusive and supportive at all times.
Worked with individual students to provide personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
Assessed student assignments to check quality, understanding, and completeness.
Tutored struggling students individually and in small groups to reinforce learning concepts.
Northern Roots Boutique - Sales Associate Grand Forks, North Dakota08/2019 - Current
Organized racks and shelves to maintain store visual appeal, engage customers and promote specific merchandise.
Engaged with customers to effectively build rapport and lasting relationships.
Prepared merchandise for sales floor by pricing or tagging.
Maintained organized, presentable merchandise to drive continuous sales.
Various Families In The Grand Forks Community - Nanny Grand Forks, United States01/2011 - Current
Safely transported children to and from school, medical appointments and extra-curricular activities.
Supported children in daily activities, including playing, meals and snacks, hygiene and socialization.
Supervised children engaged in physical activity, learning and social skills with peers.
Developed games and activities using arts and crafts to support learning and verbal skills.
Assisted children with homework assignments and special projects across different subjects to promote academic success.
Communicated with parents about daily activities and behaviors.
Little Miracles Inc.- Caregiver and Lead Teacher Grand Forks, North Dakota 06/2014 - 05/2017
Observed children to identify individuals in need of additional support and developed strategies to improve assistance.
Consulted with parents to build and maintain positive support networks and support continuing education strategies.
Promoted physical, academic and social development by implementing diverse classroom and outside activities.
Communicated openly with children's parents about daily activities and behaviors.
Created age-appropriate lesson plans and activities incorporating music, movement and stories for groups of 10 children ages birth to school-age children.
National Technical Honor Society member in 2014
Successful completion of the Juniors Educators of Tomorrow (JET) Program
Teaching Strategies Gold Training Certificates
The North Dakota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NDACTE) Outstanding Student in Teacher Education award of 2018
Deans List: Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Completed successful looping with my cooperating teacher through the University of North Dakota student teaching experience
The North Dakota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NDACTE) presentation on Wordless Picture Books in April 2018