Candidates

Brian Ross

Master of Arts in Teaching

Brian Ross

Authorizations

Elementary Education, Middle School Education

Endorsements

ESOL, Middle School Science, Multiple Subjects

Classroom Website

Teaching Strengths

  • Expertly develops relationships with each individual student. I believe that strong, personal relationships are the foundation upon which learning takes place.
  • Has an innate ability to assess the efficacy of a lesson and adapt accordingly. I have been told by multiple mentor teachers, on numerous occasions, that I have a natural ability to read a class and adapt instruction accordingly. I hope they are right.
  • Makes learning fun. "Mr. Ross, you make learning fun." - Fifth grade student.
  • Designs authentic instruction that challenges learners to apply their knowledge beyond the classroom. Students benefit from learning new material in ways that are meaningful outside of the classroom. It is important to give them a purpose and an audience that goes beyond simply getting a grade from a teacher.

Education

  • Willamette University, Master of Arts in Teaching, Expected June, 2014 (Mary Stuart Rogers Scholar)
  • University of Redlands, Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, 2005 (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society, Presidential Scholar, Environmental Studies Departmental Honors, Redlands Achievement Award)

Experience

Student Teaching

  • Ash Creek Elementary School, Monmouth, OR, 5th Grade, Multiple Subjects

Practicum Teaching

  • Waldo Middle School, Salem, OR, 8th Grade, Science

Other Classroom/Youth

  • Youth Group Leader, Dallas Church, Dallas, OR
  • One-on-One Mentor, Volunteer, Monmouth, OR
  • Coach/Volunteer, Redlands Police Department, Recreation Division, Redlands, CA
  • Coach/Volunteer, Dallas Church, Dallas, OR

Supervisors

Student Teaching Supervisor

  • Shawn Beam, Ash Creek Elementary School, Monmouth, OR

Practicum Supervisor

  • Ben Light, Waldo Middle School, Salem, OR

University Supervisors