Candidates

Cody Fortune

Master of Arts in Teaching

Cody Fortune

Authorizations

Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education

Endorsements

Multiple Subjects

Curriculum Vitae | Classroom Website

Teaching Strengths

  • A strength I believe to demonstrate is to always be looking for improvement in my craft. I am always looking for opportunities for administrators or other staff to come observe my lesson and give me honest feedback. I am continually looking for feedback that will hone my skills as an effective classroom teacher.
  • Another skill I possess is that I have an engaging personality. I am always trying my best to make every lesson active for all learners. In a math lesson, I might have students draw models of fractions on the anchor chart in lieu of me doing all the work. This makes the anchor chart more relevant to the students and they own that anchor chart now.
  • I believe one of my greatest strengths I bring to the table is passion. I have known that this is what I want to do with my life since the age of six. There is nothing more rewarding in a career than knowing that you make a difference in children's lives every day. Being passionate about my career allows me to be continuously seeking new and innovative ways to teach content, rather than not updating my practice.

Education

  • Western Oregon University, 2013 (B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Elementary Education and Humanities)
  • Willamette University, 2014 (Master of Arts in Teaching (ECE/ELE))

Experience

Student Teaching

  • Battle Creek Elementary School, Salem, OR, Third, Multiple Subjects

Practicum Teaching

  • Battle Creek Elementary School, Salem, OR, First, Multiple Subjects

Other Classroom/Youth

  • Martial Arts Instructor, Canby School District, Philander Lee Elementary School. Canby, OR, Teaching martial arts to ages 4-13
  • Swim Instructor, Canby Swim Center, Canby, OR, Teaching the four strokes to ages 3-10

Supervisors

Student Teaching Supervisor

  • Stacey Sturges, Battle Creek Elementary School, Salem, OR

Practicum Supervisor

  • Corey Kadaja, Battle Creek Elementary School, Salem, OR

University Supervisor