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Joseph Perna 8 Gilbert Place, West Orange, NJ 07052 973-518-1266 pernajos@shu.edu OBJECTIVE To obtain a secondary education student teaching position in Social Studies. EDUCATION Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ Bachelor of Science in Education degree Major(s): Secondary Education and History Minor: Catholic Studies Certificate: Seton Hall University Honors Program Cumulative GPA: 3.9 (Seton Hall University Dean’s List, all semesters). Accepted to and enrolled in Seton Hall University Graduate Program for History.

Expected May 2012

CERTIFICATIONS NJ Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in Social Studies K-12 Substitute Teacher’s Certificate: State of New Jersey in Essex County

June 2012 April 2010

AWARDS AND HONORS ETS Recognition of Excellence on Praxis Social Studies Content Knowledge Test for scoring a 197/200 Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NCSS) PRE-PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE West Orange High School, West Orange, NJ Senior Intern (Student Teacher) • Taught four sections of 9th grade World History for 15 weeks. West Orange High School, West Orange, NJ Junior Intern • Assisted and observed a 9th grade World History teacher. Roosevelt Middle School, West Orange, NJ Junior Intern • Assisted and observed a 7th grade Social Studies teacher in a civics classroom. Summit Middle School, Summit, NJ Tutor • Individually tutored 6th-8th grade students once a week for 22 weeks.

Spring 2012

Fall 2011

Spring 2011

Fall-Spring 2010

RELATED EXPERIENCE Certified Substitute Teacher, West Orange, NJ Board of Education Summer Camp Counselor, West Orange, NJ, West Orange Community House

April 2010-Present Summer 2006-Present

VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT • Baseball Coach, West Orange High School • Youth Baseball Coach, West Orange Summer Traveling Baseball • Youth Football Coach, West Orange Police Athletic League (PAL)

March 2012-Present Summer 2010-Present Fall 2009-Present

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