GSE Internal Resources

MAT Candidate Brochure Samples

Elementary Sample

Name Maria Sanchez
Contact mzsanch@earthlink.net, www.willamette.edu/~mzsanch
Authorizations Elementary, Early Childhood
Authorization (and Endorsement) in Progress
Endorsement Multiple Subjects
Endorsement in Progress ESOL
Teaching Strengths Classroom management, cooperative learning, science, math, technology, organization
Action Research Topic Self-esteem: How can educators foster students' self-esteem to increase their confidence and assertiveness in the classroom and in their personal life?
Experience Student teaching, Brush College Elementary, gr 4; practicum, Brush College and Markham Elementary, gr 2 and 4; one-on-one aide for autistic students, Oak Creek Elem and Nixon Elem, gr K, 1, and 3); tutoring, gr 4 and 5; OMSI science educator, Boys and Girls Club, 6-12 years old; camp instructor, 6-12 years old
Activities Community service volunteer, hiking, traveling, crafts, spending time with family and friends
Education University of Michigan, B.S. (Biology); Willamette University, M.A.T.
Student Teaching Supervisor Lynnette Lang, Brush College Elementary School, Salem, Ore.
Practicum Supervisor Kelley Cary, Brush College Elementary School, Salem, Ore.
University Supervisor Robin Fromherz, rfromher@willamette.edu

Middle Sample

Name Mary Jones
Contact mzjones@hotmail.com
Authorizations Middle Level
Authorization (and Endorsement) in Progress High School (Math)
Endorsements Multiple Subjects
Teaching Strengths Organization, classroom management, technology, multicultural education, environmental science, earth science, biological science, curriculum planning
Action Research Project Environmental science in the public schools: How can teachers incorporate environmental education into school curriculum to increase student comprehension of environmental issues?
Experience Student teaching, Judson Middle School, gr 8; practicum, Myers Elementary School, gr 4/5 (blended classroom); Adventures in Learning Chemistry instructor, gr 5-7; outdoor school forestry instructor, gr 6; SMILE volunteer; school aide
Activities Hiking, biking, camping, waterskiing, snow skiing, tap dancing, calligraphy, reading
Education Oregon State University, B.S. (General Science); Willamette University, M.A.T.
Student Teaching Supervisor John Marmson and Michelle Howard, Judson Middle School, Salem, Ore.
Practicum Supervisor Kathi Lamfers, Myers Elementary School, Salem, Ore.
University Supervisor Maureen Musser, mmusser@willamette.edu

Secondary Sample

Name Erin Pitney
Contact epitney@willamette.edu, willamette.edu/~epitney
Authorization High School
Authorization (and Endorsement) in Progress Middle Level (Multiple Subjects)
Endorsements Chemistry; Mathematics, Advanced; Mathematics, Basic
Teaching Strengths Classroom management, multiple intelligence, assessment, creativity
Action Research Project Character Education
Experience Student teaching, McNary H.S.; practicum, Stephens M.S.; Summer PALS director; summer baseball coach
Activities Three years soccer/track GFU, high school and club sports; church involvement (helped teach Sunday school) at Nerwberg Free Method Church; camping, fishing, water and snow activities
Education George Fox University, B.S. (Chemistry and Math); Willamette University, M.A.T.
Student Teaching Supervisor Daryl Stickles, McNary High School, Salem, Ore.
Practicum Supervisor Jeaneen Gann, Stephens Middle School, Salem, Ore.
University Supervisor Yvonne Thomas, ythomas@willamette.edu