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Brian Ericson Certification Professional Teaching Certificate

▪Certified and Highly Qualified in Mathematics (EX) and Social Studies (RX) ▪Endorsed in Educational Technology (NP) ______________________________________________________________________________ Education Master of Arts in Educational Technology Michigan State University 2012 Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum 2010 Bachelor of Science 2008

Michigan State University

Michigan State University ▪Major: Interdisciplinary Social Sciences ▪Minor: Mathematics ▪Graduated with high honors ▪Graduated from college of education ______________________________________________________________________________ Professional Experience 2009-Present Mathematics Teacher Chandler Park Academy, Harper Woods, MI  Addressed diverse needs of students while teaching Math Focus, Algebra I, Geometry, Honors Geometry, Algebra II, Honors Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Honors Pre-Calculus, and College Algebra  Instituted a four month technology based curriculum for 11th grade students with mathematics enrichment on Saturdays through an “ACT” team, which resulted in Adequate Yearly Progress and a “Reward School” classification  Created and enacted a curriculum for an after school course for ninth grade students targeted with low standardized test scores  Developed and implemented curriculum for a six week summer credit recovery program for Algebra II and Geometry, as well as curriculum for an after school credit recovery Pre-Calculus course  Analyzed standardized test data, set targets for future tests, and identified strategies to increase student performance through participation on a district MEAP task force  Designed mathematics pacing guides, aligned curriculum with state and national standards, and created a parent handbook on a district vertical team  Created ACT curriculum alignment guides for all four ACT content areas  Represented the mathematics department on an interdisciplinary technology team with the purpose of directing the department on new technology initiatives  Identified at risk students and coordinated with counselors and parents under a Triage Initiative


2008-2009

2007-2009

Student Intern Cass Technical High School, Detroit, MI  Instructed students across three different grade levels and with varying abilities in Global Issues, Honors Global Issues, Geography, Honors Geography, and Geometry  Cooperated with other staff members in organizing a school-wide presidential debate and mock election  Supervised a field trip to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History to participate in a special presidential inauguration program

Substitute Teacher Hazel Park High School, Hazel Park, MI  Educated middle school and high school students in various subjects  Assisted students in special needs classrooms  Collaborated with other staff members on a crisis intervention team during a bomb threat Professional Activities 2012 School Improvement Committee Member  Formulated school/departmental goals and developed designated actions to meet goals, while serving as the mathematics representative to the committee 2010 - Present NCA/AdvancED Committee Co-Chair  Established plans for school improvement, compiled artifacts for a Quality Assurance Review, composed a Self Assessment Review, and led a staff professional development on the accreditation process 2010-2011 Graduation Committee Member  Organized school’s first high school graduation 2010-2011 Prom Committee Member  Spearheaded fundraisers and planned for senior prom 2009-2011 Homecoming Committee Member  Structured homecoming activities, including fundraisers, spirit week, and the dance 2010, 2011 AdvancED Quality Assurance Review Team Member  Assessed the effectiveness of a school’s methods for quality assurance and made an accreditation recommendation Extracurricular Activities 2010 - Present Co-Facilitator to the Chandler Park Academy Gentlemen’s Club  Mentored male students through community service and school-wide initiatives 2009 - Present Mathematics Tutor  Provided assistance, documented results, and analyzed data for a year long after school tutorial program serving students on academic probation and with low standardized test scores 2008 - Present Advisor for Michigan Youth in Government


 2008-2009

Prepared students after-school and supervised students during a four day Lansing conference that simulated the role of the government Sponsor of Cass Tech Student Council  Collaborated with students to organize community service, plan school events, and hold annual elections

Other Experience 2006-2010

Camp Counselor, Birmingham YMCA  Planned and oversaw field trips, developed activities, and maintained communication with parents for summer camp, sports camp, and schools out camps 2007-2009 Soccer Coach, Birmingham YMCA  Directed and organized recreational activity ______________________________________________________________________________ Grants, Awards, and Honors MSU Dean’s List All semesters fall 2004 - spring 2008 MLK Jr. Scholarship Summer 2008 Professional Memberships and Organizations National Council of Teachers of Mathematics National Council for the Social Studies Community Service/Volunteer Organizations Mercy Corps Created fundraiser for the organization ______________________________________________________________________________ References available upon request

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