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CERTIFICATION K-5 All Subjects by the State of Michigan 6-8 Language Arts by the State of Michigan 6-8 English by the State of Michigan American Red Cross for Infant, Child, and Adult CPR and First Aid EDUCATION Michigan State University, East Lansing MI — M.A. Educational Technology, 2009 Michigan State University, East Lansing MI — Teaching Certification Internship, 2009 12 graduate credits towards Master’s in Curriculum Recipient of the John and Joanne Fuller Scholarship Michigan State University, East Lansing MI — B.A. Elementary Education, 2008 Major: Language Arts and English University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI — B.A. English, 2005 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI — B.A. Classical Archaeology, 2005 TEACHING EXPERIENCE SUBSTITUTE TEACHER, K-12 — 2010-2011 CLARKE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, ATHENS GA • Highly requested returning substitute •

Experienced a wide variety of classroom management skills and techniques.

Kept detailed records of experiences and observations for daily reports to lead teachers

TEACHER, 5TH AND 6TH GRADE — 2009-2010 ECOLE MONTESSORI INTERNATIONAL, BLAINVILLE QC • Set up classroom prior to opening day of school year •

Planned and taught lessons in English and Science according to curriculum standards

Submitted weekly lesson plans to administration during the week prior to teaching

Performed all additional responsibilities, including communication, discipline management, and conferences

Worked in a French environment, with Francophone families, and adapted or modified English instruction accordingly. Staff meetings, professional development, and administrative duties were conducted in French

Co-planned projects with fellow teachers. Assisted with plays, performances, and additional events as well as community nights. Served on committees and professional development opportunities with fellow staff members

Taught extracurricular Ballet classes after school hours (primarily in French)

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL INTERNSHIP, 3RD GRADE — 2008-2009 AVERILL ELEMENTARY, LANSING MI • Helped set up classroom prior to opening day of school year •

Worked with collaborating teacher to co-plan and co-teach lessons in all subject areas throughout the school year

Performed all teacher responsibilities during eight-week lead teaching experience, including parent and staff communication, discipline management, and parent/teacher conferences

Independently planned and taught lessons in all subject areas in accordance with third-grade curriculum standards

Co-planned units with peer-interns

Assisted with March is Reading Month events and evening community nights

Became familiar with state standardized testing procedures, assisted with test administration

Served on committees and professional development opportunities with fellow staff members


Experienced a wide variety of classroom management skills and techniques.

Worked with students of all backgrounds: K-12, socio-economic disparity, urban and rural, ethnic variety

Kept detailed records of experiences and observations for daily reports to lead teachers

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FIELD EXPERIENCE, 1ST GRADE — 2007-2008 CENTRAL ELEMENTARY, OKEMOS MI • Planned and taught several lessons in all subject areas in accordance with cooperating teacher’s needs and curriculum mandates •

Observed classroom activities, assisted and taught small groups and individual students

Kept detailed records of experiences and observations

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FIELD EXPERIENCE, 3RD GRADE — SPRING 2007 MOUNT HOPE ELEMENTARY, LANSING MI • Observed classroom activities and management techniques •

Assisted individual students and small groups

Compiled a semester-long case-study on one student, developed specific plan to supplement reading instruction

AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORING PROGRAM, 1ST GRADE — FALL 2006 BINGHAM ELEMENTARY, LANSING MI • Led 1st Grade session and tutored students in after-school setting, helping them complete assigned homework •

Experimented with behavior management techniques

Organized exercise programs and dance clubs

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE PRIVATE ESL TUTOR — 2007-2008 • Tutored Korean MBA student and his two children (ages 7 and 9) thrice weekly. SIBONEY LEARNING GROUP — 2006-2008 QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER • Tested award-winning educational software for quality control •

Specialized in content, but worked on projects in all areas of QA; consistently met deadlines for product releases

Researched state-mandated testing standards and compiled a report that was used to create new software with state-specific objectives

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DANCESTEPS STUDIO — 2004-2005 DANCE INSTRUCTOR/OFFICE MANAGER • Created year-long lesson plans for students ranging in age from 3-50+ •

Organized all aspects of classroom activities

Effectively communicated both corporal and esoteric principals to a variety of students

Evaluated student performance and successfully communicated it to concerned parents

Designed and coordinated recital-related activities, adhering to both administrative and personal deadlines

Received exemplary supervisory performance review.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Presenter 26th Annual Educational Technology Conference, Michigan State University (November 2009) Blogging for Classroom Communication Plymouth Leadership and Technology for Education Conference (July 2008) Copy That: Understanding Copyright Law and Its Implications for Schools I’m Preparing Kids for the “Real World 2.0”: The Use of Simulation and Gaming in Education Attended Conferences Plymouth Leadership and Technology for Education Conference (July 2009) Keynote: Patrick Dickson, Michigan State University Take Everyday Learning Off Your Plate: Let Web 2.0 Do the Work for You! Technological Drama "But I hate reading!" Using Technology to Hook and Engage Students in Independent Reading Special Education Mini-Conference (1/16/09) Panel Discussion, Video, Breakout Sessions, Reflections 25th Annual Technology Conference (9/27/2008) Third Annual Literacy Achievement Research Center (LARC) Symposium (10/26/2007) Arnetha Ball, Stanford University: Cultural Diversity, Research on Writing, and Writing Instruction Charles “Skip” MacArthur, University of Delaware: Technology and Writing: New Opportunities and New Challenges for Struggling Writers Gary A. Troia, Rebecca Shankland, & Ann Lawrence, Michigan State University, & Kimberly Wolbers, University of Tennessee: Relationships between Writing Motivation, Writing Activity, and Writing Achievement: Insights into Motivating All Writers Cynthia Okolo, Carol Sue Englert, Anne Heutsche, Carrie Anna Courtad, Christian Oliver, & Laura O’Brien, Michigan State University, & Emily Brouck, Purdue University: Writing about History: The Impact of a Technology-Based History Learning Environment 24th Annual Technology Conference (9/24/2007) Joe Freidhoff, Michigan State University: Strategies and Mindsets for Learning New Technologies Technology Integration in Languare Arts and Social Studies Classes; COURTT Interns Share Ideas Tune In & Turn Kids On--Using a SmartBoard Digital Photography in the Classroom Attended Lectures Culturally Contested Literacies: America's "Rainbow Underclass" and Urban Schools (Dr. Guofang Li: associate professor of literacy education at Michigan State University), 1/15/08 Why Not Global Education? Moving Global Education into Place, Towards Intimacy, and with Beauty (Dr. William Gaudelli: associate professor of social studies and education at Teachers College, Columbia University), 11/15/2007 The Sun is Alive: Seeking the Intellectual Lives of Children (Dr. Cynthia Ballenger: Cheche Konnen Center at TERC in Cambridge, MA), 11/10/2006

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Completed Master’s in Educational Technology

Completed undergraduate “Teaching and Learning with Technology” course

Proficient in Windows: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point; MAC OS X: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote

Proficient in web-developer software, including Macromedia Dreamweaver and Wordpress

Proficient in Adobe Suite: Acrobat Professional, Flash, Illustrator, and Photoshop

Proficient in web 2.0 applications: Blogs, Wikis, Mash-ups, Page Creators, Voice Thread, etc.

Proficient in using audio and visual recording devices to create movies and podcasts: iMovie, Garageband, and Audacity

PASSIONS I believe that travel not only introduces us to new cultures, it allows us to critically evaluate our own culture. I am a better person for the people I have met and the places I have been. I am fascinated by linguistics and the way that people use their language to evaluate and even construct the world around them. The more I can learn about language, culture, and the intersection between the two, the more useful I can be for my students. I have studied French, Spanish, and Latin at the college level, and am proficient in French. I have contacts and friends teaching in international schools around the globe and have set up classroom projects with a friend at the Jakarta International School of Indonesia. I have been fortunate enough to travel throughout the United States, as well as to Canada, Mexico, Andorra, Australia, England, France, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, Chile, Turkey, and Spain. REFERENCES

Leigh Graves Wolf Program Coordinator, Master of Arts in Educational Technology Michigan State University 509D Erickson Hall East Lansing, MI 48824 (517) 432-7195 Patricia Pricco Collaborating Teacher, Averill Elementary 5030 Freeman Road Eaton Rapid, MI 48827 517.663.4859 Rosa Thill Principal, Averill Elementary 3201 Averill Drive Lansing, MI 48911 517.755.1220

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