Master of Arts in Teaching
- Effective classroom management skills - I understand the importance of setting and implementing clear expectations within the classroom. Smooth and efficient transitions, positive reinforcement, and set routines make for an organized and productive classroom environment for students.
- Organization and effective planning skills - Preparation is key when running a classroom. There needs to be a purposeful, authentic, and meaningful plan prior to implementation. I make it a priority to carefully plan lessons that are relevant for diverse learning styles in the classroom while also setting my students up for success, through differentiation. I hold my students to a high expectation of organization and I want to properly model this behavior daily. This is so that my students appreciate and display efficiency, punctuality, and organization in their own behaviors inside and outside of classroom.
- Flexibility within the classroom - I have the ability to read my students. I can promptly rework and adapt lessons in order to adequately support the appropriate pace or instructional level of the class or specific subgroups. This is important to ensure that students are not being left behind.
- Collaboration with colleagues - As a teacher one must also be a team player. I made a point to collaborate with fellow teachers throughout my experience in order to better my own teaching methods and management skills. Instruction can be enhanced when another professional's perspective is taken into consideration. I strive to collaborate with others in order to strengthen the learning experiences for my students.
- M.A.T. (Willamette University, 2014) (Early Childhood/Elementary Education, ESOL Endorsement)
- Bachelor of Science (University of Oregon, Educational Foundations, 2013)
- Battle Creek Elementary, Salem, OR, 5th, Multiple Subjects, ELD
- Battle Creek Elementary, Salem, OR, 2nd, Multiple Subjects
- Kids Club Instructor Assistant , Willamalane Park & Recreation, Springfield, OR, Organized and occasionally led educational activities and/or art projects with my supervisor, helped students with homework, whole group management.
- Classroom Volunteer, Leanne Skokan, 2nd grade, Miller Elementary, Salem, OR, Assisted teacher, classroom management, small group instruction: reading, writing, and math groups.
- After School Volunteer, The Arc of Lane County, Eugene, OR, Worked with students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ages 6+). Provided a welcoming and entertaining environment for children after school, played outdoor games, helped with homework and art projects.
Student Teaching Supervisor
- Courtney Thompson, Battle Creek Elementary, Salem, OR
- Amanda Cool, Battle Creek Elementary, Salem, OR
- Sarah J. Taylor, Willamette University, firstname.lastname@example.org