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4741 Parkridge Waterford, MI 48329 248.396.2975

Jayna Salk “The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.” –Dan Rather

My Objective

To obtain a secondary school teaching position in Journalism and/or English in which my strong dedication to the development of students and my strong degree of enthusiasm can be fully utilized.

“Ms. Salk’s innovative thinking brought so much creativity to our classroom. She was helpful and inspiring to many of my ideas and designs for our yearbook. I’m sad that we only had her for this year!” –Sam Thompson, Yearbook

“I admire the way Ms. Salk cared not only about the paper as a whole, but how she would always check in with each writer and editor individually to make sure we were all doing our work, and doing our work well. It created a very friendly relationship that, in my opinion, led to a more prolific work environment. Ms. Salk is very friendly and approachable, which is hugely important. –Nick Lemmer, Newspaper Production

Educational experience 2012 – 2013 Michigan State University; East Lansing, Mich. College of Education Teacher Certification Program 2007 – 2012

Michigan State University; East Lansing, Mich. School of Journalism Bachelor of Arts Degree, Journalism

2007 – 2012

Michigan State University; East Lansing, Mich. College of Arts & Letters Bachelor of Arts Degree, English (minor)

Internship Experience August 2012 – April 2013

Haslett High School, Haslett, Mich.

Teaching courses in English 11, Beginning Journalism, Newspaper, and Yearbook productions

Expanding currently mandated district-wide language arts curriculum to learning objectives, lesson plans, and assessments which are aligned with the language arts Common Core standards in Beginning Journalism, Newspaper, and English 11 classes

“Often my first impressions of student teachers are that they are simply there to fulfill their obligations for the completion of their degree and not necessarily ready, or even prepared, to teach in a class setting. Ms. Salk has demonstrated not only mastery of her subject, but clearly has the drive and ability to perform at the highest levels of teaching.” –Seth Carncross, Yearbook

 Differentiating instruction to a wide variety of learners on both ends of academic spectrum, including students with special needs and learning disabilities, as well as high-achieving students 

Grading and coaching student work in Journalism and Yearbook classes

Advising student-produced publications: Viking Longboat print and online editions, as well as Dixit yearbook

Devoting time to students’ learning both in class as well as before and after school hours by working individually with students who struggle

Actively participating in school’s Media Arts Department Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

Corresponding with parents via phone calls, emails, and parent-teacher conferences

Maintaining an active role in the school community by attending meetings and events to support students, school, and community

“Ms. Salk does everything with a liveliness that makes me want to be learning and engaged. Every day she greets us with a smile. Every day she laughs with us. Every day there’s something to learn. The most powerful thing about Ms. Salk is that she truly believes in everything she’s teaching, and that she truly believes in us, our abilities and our aptitude for greatness. Ms. Salk has pushed us to move beyond our limits and to become real journalists, and for that I will always be grateful. It’s been a great year, all thanks to Ms. Salk.” –Alexa Walkowicz, Beginning Journalism

pre-Internship Experience Ms. Salk is one of the most caring people I have ever met. She goes above and beyond for students, and whoever ends up getting to have her as a teacher, and a co-worker, will be the luckiest people in the world. Her style of teaching is not only educational, but enjoyable. After leaving her class I was always in a happier mood. She has been an outstanding student teacher and Haslett was extremely lucky to have her. –Sierra Dove, Newspaper Production

October 2011 – May 2012 

Helped and observed in a seventh-grade literacy class for students who needed extra support with reading and writing

Helped and observed in a seventh-grade language arts classroom

Implemented multiple lessons from persuasive and argumentative writing units

Tutored small groups and individuals on vocabulary, grammar, and strategies for efficient and successful reading and writing

January 2011 – May 2011

“As I observed Jayna, she treated each child in the class as if he/she had something important to say. This may not sound like anything special, but after observing hundreds of teachers in my career, I have seen far too many teachers ignore or dismiss the ideas of learners perceived as average. In this class, where the six students on caseload are often silenced, I saw each child have a voice, laugh, listen, and enjoy participating.” –Randi Stanulis, MSU College of Education

Holt Jr. High School, Holt, Mich.

Everett High School, Lansing, Mich.

Tutored students in a ninth-grade literacy class for struggling readers in an urban setting

Designed a Hunger Games unit to introduce reading strategies for students who needed extra support with reading comprehension

September 2010 – December 2010

Eastern High School, Lansing, Mich.

Helped and observed in a 10th-grade world literature class in an urban setting

Tutored small groups and individuals who needed extra support with reading and writing strategies

Work Experience Office Manager, Michigan Interscholastic Press Association; East Lansing, Mich. July 2008 – August 2012  Operated under direct supervision of MIPA’s executive director  Supervised office and event workers  Coordinated, organized, and oversaw multiple annual events, including workshops, contests, camps, rallies, and conferences  Carried out multiple tasks simultaneously including data and registration input, phone reception, colleague supervision, and various project completions Receptionist, Michigan State University School of Journalism; East Lansing, Mich. August 2007 – July 2008  Operated under direct supervision of the Director of the School of Journalism

“She takes every opportunity to consult with me on the expectations of projects and assessments for her special education students, and is open to suggestions for accommodations as needed. Jayna cares not only for her students’ immediate learning, but their long-term application as well.” –Diane Littleton, Haslett High School Special Educator/Teacher Consultant

 Managed main office front desk  Carried out multiple tasks simultaneously including data and registration input, phone reception, colleague supervision, and various project completions  Represented the School of Journalism at events for other organizations  Carried out various tasks under the direction of many different professors

“It would be hard to find one word to best describe Jayna’s excitement for her future profession, but here’s the one I have: glee. The joy that she displays when she knows she’s got the perfect example for a lesson, or just the right phrase for a course description, isn’t normal. But, it is 100% Jayna.” –Chad Sanders, MIPA Workshop Director

Selected AWARDS

April 2012 April 2011 2010 – 2011 April 2010

MSU School of Journalism Winthrop Faulkner Scholarship MSU School of Journalism Winthrop Faulkner Scholarship National Journalism Education Association Future Teacher Scholarship Society of Professional Journalists’ Larry Laurain Scholarship


The Journalism Education Association, a national organization for scholastic journalism, annually awards $1,000 scholarships to outstanding future teachers. In 2010, Executive Director Kelly Furnas presented me with this award in Kansas City, Missouri.

2012 – 2013 2012 – 2013 2012 – 2013

Michigan Interscholastic Press Association member Journalism Education Association member National Scholastic Press Association member

Highly Qualified

Journalism Courses qualified to teach include:

“Ms. Salk is wonderful! She is so helpful in yearbook class. She always has such good ideas and is very inspiring. She is a maor reason for our staff’s accomplishments this year. I am so grateful for her drive to help us succeed and the hard work and attention she gives us all each day.” –Christina Narduzzi, Yearbook

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Journalism Yearbook Media School Newspaper Broadcast/Video Production Web Publishing

English Courses qualified to teach include:      

English Language Arts Grammar Writing Poetry Literature

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Great Books Shakespeare Drama Business Writing Writing for Publication Yearbook

References Julie Price Adviser of Viking Longboat and Dixit English and Journalism teacher Haslett High School (517) 420 – 8391

Betsy Pollard Rau Adjunct Faculty Member MSU School of Journalism Former MIPA Workshop director (989) 213 – 1531

Cheryl Pell Teaching Field Instructor Former director of Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) School of Journalism Michigan State University (517) 884 – 4487

Samantha Caughlan Coordinator of English Education Department of Teacher Education College of Education Michigan State University (517) 353 – 3736

Bart Wegenke Principal Haslett High School (517) 339 – 8249

“Out of the five interns I have had in my high school career, I have connected with none of them as well as I have connected with Ms. Salk. She relates exceptionally well with her students and has a great teaching style. She also has an obvious passion for English and Journalism and I know she will do great things wherever she moves on to next. –Patrick Gifford, Newspaper Production

Mike Macaluso Course instructor College of Education Michigan State University (630) 363 – 8397 “She goes out of her way to help editors and writers achieve their full potential. If a student is struggling with their writing, Ms. Salk will take them aside and mentor them through it.” –Amy Baumgartner, Newspaper Production


My teaching resumé


My teaching resumé