Candidates

Elizabeth Goodill

Master of Arts in Teaching

Elizabeth Goodill

Authorizations

Elementary Education, Middle School Education

Endorsements

ESOL, Middle School Science, Multiple Subjects

Endorsements (pending)

Middle School Social Studies

Curriculum Vitae | Work Sample: 5th Grade, Mathematics | Teacher Website

Teaching Strengths

  • Creativity in lesson planning. While planning a unit I research and adapt a wide variety of materials to make the material accessible and engaging to my students. I can make complicated content accessible to students through a variety of analogies, texts, digital resources and engagement activities. I believe in the power of experience in the learning process.
  • Integration. Reading, writing and math are the core skills and knowledge that elementary and middle school students need to develop in order to be successful learners and career ready. I fluently integrate social studies, science and specialty subjects into these core areas in order that students build background in these areas as they work to develop their core skills.
  • Differentiation. I design lesson plans and materials with the goal of making learning accessible to all of my students. I create time to work on individual student needs through the workshop model and flexible grouping. I make modifications and adaptions so that each student works on material that is appropriately challenging and at which they can feel successful.

Education

  • Willamette University, Graduate School of Education, Masters of Arts in Teaching, 2014 (Elementary (3-5), Middle School Integrated Science, ESOL)
  • New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, Master of Arts, 2012 (Environmental Conservation Education)
  • Villanova University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Arts, 2010 (Major in History, Minor in Environmental Science)

Experience

Student Teaching

  • Battle Creek Elementary, Salem, Oregon, United States, 5th, Multiple Subjects

Practicum Teaching

  • Waldo Elementary School, Salem, Oregon, United States, 8th , Integrated Science

Other Classroom/Youth

  • Naturalist, Camp Arrowhead, Lewes, Delaware, United States, Managed a residential camp nature center and developed an environmental science curriculum for 180 campers. Supervised staff of 2 assistant naturalists in their planning, teaching and animal and grounds care. Led nature center staff in creating a 1 mile nature trail through the camp grounds.
  • Children’s Garden Instructor and Assistant Coordinator, Project Green Reach Instructor, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York, United States, Instructed groups of Pre-K students and 2 to 3 yr. olds with a parent in gardening skills, botany and garden ecology. Supported 10 instructors in planning and executing garden based education lessons for 50 youth. Mentored Garden Apprentices, youth age 13-18, in children’s education, horticulture, and professional skills. Taught 28 youth, ages 9-13, from Title 1 Brooklyn schools, in a botany and garden based education program.
  • Educator for IWASH Program, New York City Audubon Society, New York City, New York, United States, Planned and delivered coastal wetland ecology lessons for 4 Jamaica Bay area public school classes (4th-12th). Coordinated and implemented 1 beach clean-up and citizen science outing for each class.
  • North East Regional Intern, Roots and Shoots, New York City, New York, United States, Implemented a service learning teacher training for 50 NYC teachers and supported teachers in planning, implementing and documenting service projects with their students.

Supervisors

Student Teaching Supervisor

  • Mr. Jesse Sutter, Battle Creek Elementary, Salem-Keizer School District; Salem, OR

Practicum Supervisor

  • Mr. Ben Light, Waldo Middle School, Salem-Keizer School District; Salem, OR

University Supervisors