Alexandria Watilo

Master of Arts in Teaching

Alexandria Watilo


Middle School Education, High School Education


ESOL, Multiple Subjects, Social Studies

Teaching Strengths

  • SIOP training
  • Positive attitude
  • Develops relationships with students and varies instructional strategies for each
  • Teaches students core skills to transcend content material
  • Organization, planning, and flexibility
  • Lifelong lover of learning
  • Previous professional experience working with many types of learners
  • Passionate about teacher collaboration


  • Willamette University, BA 2011 (history major / minor in American ethnic studies)
  • Willamette University, MAT

Teacher Research Topic

Throughout my student teaching experience I am looking at the ways that implementing literacy development techniques and strategies into the Social Studies classroom affects student content area comprehension. Through my SIOP instruction I learned many methods of literacy development for English Language Learning students. However, I think these strategies can become effective learning techniques for any student and should be used throughout content area instruction.


Student Teaching

  • West Salem High School, Salem, Oregon, freshman 20th I Social Studies and ELD IV B

Practicum Teaching

  • Waldo Middle School, Salem, Oregon, 8th grade Math 3

Other Classroom / Youth Experience:

  • Judson Middle School: one-on-one tutor in a variety of subjects; class aid; mentor
  • City of Salem: recreation leader, summer league, Wallace Marine Softball Complex (2010)
  • City of Salem: day camp supervisor City of Salem summer camps
  • Progressive Employment Concepts: support facilitator assisting people with physical and/or developmental disabilities in finding employment, volunteer work, or continuing their education. Community inclusion and skill building.
  • Roseville Heat: assistant softball coach (fundamental skill develpment), girls 16 and under (summer 2011)
  • Pitching instructor: basic to advanced pitching skills for girls ages 7-13


Student Teaching Supervisor

  • Jason Whiteley, West Salem High School, Salem, Oregon

Practicum Supervisor

  • Xiomara Gundersen , Waldo Middle School, Salem, Orgon

University Supervisor