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Miriam P. Irvin Ripplinger 209 Reimer Ave. San Marcos, TX (979) 665-1350 mpirvinr@gmail.com Objective:

I am seeking a high school chemistry teaching position for the 2013-2014 school year with the goal of helping all students enjoy and apply chemistry. “No ceremony attaches to the moment that a child sees his own worth reflected in the eyes of an encouraging adult. Though nothing apparent marks the occasion, inside the child a new view of self can take hold.” -- Gavin deBecker

Education:

Student Teaching: San Marcos High School; Cooperating teacher: Claudia Dickerson, Supervising professor: Dr. Ozcan Gulacar; completion pending Teacher Certification – December 2013 Texas State University at San Marcos Post-Baccalaureate Certification Plan: Secondary Chemistry Coursework complete, GPA: 4.0 Passed the TExES Exam #160 Pedagogy & Professional Responsibilities EC-12 on August 28, 2013 and Content Exam #140 Chemistry 8-12 on October 26, 2013. Alternative Teacher Certification - July 2010 acthouston Passed the TExES Content Exam #136 Science 8-12 on June 26, 2010 and Exam #111 Generalist 4-8 on August 10, 2010 B.S. Chemistry - August 1988 Texas State University at San Marcos Major: Chemistry Minor: Biology Awards: Dow Scholarship, summer 1987, Dean’s List, 2 semesters

Education Experience:

Special Education Aide – 2008-2011 Rasco Middle School Assisted students with learning disabilities in science and social studies inclusion classes as well as life skills classes Substitute Teacher – 2007-2008 Brazosport Independent School District Substituted for various schools including: Rasco Middle School, Brannen Elementary, Long Elementary, Lanier Middle, Clute Intermediate Substitute Teacher – 2003-2004 Brazosport Independent School District Substituted in elementary through high school, including: Brazosport H.S., Rasco Middle, Velasco Elementary, Lake Jackson Intermediate, Beutel Elementary School Volunteer – 1999-2008 Serve on PTO’s for Beutel, Brannan and Rasco, a kindergarten parent helper at Beutel, a workroom helper at Rasco Laboratory Instructor – 1985-1988 Texas State University As a student, taught organic and general chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and botany


laboratories Other Experience:

Receptionist – Nov 2004 to Jan 2005 Hughes Chiropractic PC Greeted patients, made appointments, answered telephones, and computer work Laboratory Technician – 1993-1994 Dow Chemical Hydrocarbons Analytical Laboratory- Developed and implemented laboratory operating systems. Research Chemist – 1989-1993 Dow Chemical Polyolefins and Elastomers Research, Applied Catalyst Group -Developed new catalyst systems for polyethylene manufacture. Publications: United States Patents 5,231,151; 5,487,938 and 6,172,173 B1 “Silica Supported Transition Metal Catalyst” Awards: Dow Texas Operations Technology Improvement Award, 1992 Gulf Coast Scientists Association Inventor of the Year, 1993

References:

Ozcan Gulacar, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Science Education Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Texas State University 601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 Phone: (512) 245-6721

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