To secure a stable classroom teaching position, grades 6-12, effectively utilizingrelated experience and education to enrich individual students.
Professional QualificationsWaukee South Middle School - Waukee, IA04/2013
Highly motivated and energetic, well organized, and conscientious.
Inquisitive with natural desire to work with pre-teens and adolescents and face challenges of sustaining a successful and effective classroom.
Teaching Experience Des Moines North High School, 10th and 11th grade July 2013-Present Teaching English II and III for approximately 185 students in a block schedule setting Co-teach two classes with a special education teacher Responsible for monitoring student progress through common formative assessments and advanced learning assessments Responsibilities include attending departmental data teams, writing behavior referrals, utilizing standards-based grading to assess students, and managing diverse classroom needs Utilize iPads with students in a "one-to-one" school setting Integrate technology with students by way of iPads, YouTube videos, Prezis, Power Point presentations, et cetera, in order to teach 21st century skills Effectively managed around 70 students in six classes; three classes of Reading and three classes of Writing per day Broadened experience by attending in-service activities and parent-teacher conferences Successfully used cooperative learning strategies by working with other Language Arts teachers in the building Facilitated book clubs for several small student groups Carried out responsibilities of short story unit over a seven-week period Evaluated students' abilities to target needs; re-taught certain lessons to struggling students until they reached a "secure" level Incorporated motivating lessons and activities to solve specific learning problems.
Carlisle High School - Carlisle, IA04/2013
Responsible for teaching four classes of 10th grade Language Arts, two classes of Composition II for seniors (college-credit course), and an Introduction to Literature class for seniors (college-credit course) Responsible for a To Kill A Mockingbird unit in 10th grade Language Arts, a poetry unit in Introduction to Literature, and a section of a senior thesis for Composition II Co-taught one section of Language Arts with a special education instructor Conducted formative and summative assessment to measure student learning and teaching by way of quizzes, discussion rubrics, and journal entries Broadened experiences by attending professional development days and learning about new ways to incorporate standards and benchmarks into everyday classroom learning Built positive relationships with students and established mutual respect Integrated technology weekly into classroom learning and instruction by way of YouTube videos, Power Point presentations, Prezi presentations, and constant use of the document camera Practicum and Other Field Experience 30 hour practicum, 7th grade English.
Norwalk Middle School - Norwalk, IA10/2012
Planned and delivered a lesson about the novel Stargirl.
Utilize clinical knowledge to make decisions regarding major restorative dental procedures.
Personal BankerUrbandale, IA04/2010
Mentor customers regarding Wells Fargo products and services.
Make outward calls to prospective customers inquiring about future needs.
Activate financial packages and apply for loans on customers' behalf.
Eyewear Consultant/Lab Tech, LenscraftersWest Des Moines, IA01/2009 - 01/2010
Help customers with the selection and fitting of brand name eyewear.
Work in a lab putting prescriptions in lenses and fitting said lenses into frames.
Learn and teach others optical knowledge.
Masters of Arts: TeachingSimpson College - April 2013 Teaching Will be endorsed in 5-12 Language Arts 4.0
Bachelor of Arts: English (Literature) Religion StudiesUniversity of Iowa Simpson College - May of 2009 English (Literature) Religion Studies 3.53 3.79 Semester at Sea
*Study abroad program
*Countries visited: Brazil, Namibia, South Africa, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, Japan, and Costa Rica Deans List -