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Manager Sales

Peoria, IL
March 17, 2018

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Derek Dare

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Canton, Il *****



Bachelor of Science in Education - Elementary Education – December 2006

Western Illinois University - Macomb, Illinois

Endorsements: K-9 & Middle School Language Arts and Social Science

Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration – December 2002

Western Illinois University - Macomb, Illinois

Minor in Computer Science

Associate of Liberal Arts in Criminal Justice – May 2000

Spoon River College – Canton, Illinois


Outside Sales Representative - Alexander Lumber Company, Peoria IL - September 2016 - January 2017

Sold building materials to businesses, contractors, and home owners on a daily basis.

Was in charge of running inside counter sales when in the office.

Named November 2016 salesman of the month company wide.

Millwork Department Manager - Pekin Menards, Pekin, IL - August 2015 - September 2016

Was in charge of managing a 4 million dollar department.

Made the department schedule weekly.

Was in charge of 8 people on a daily basis, to achieve daily sales goals, correct inventory, shelves stocked, while keeping a clean and professional department.

Was one of only two departments storewide to average 90% or higher on all inventory audits.

One of three departments store wide to make achieved end of the year projected sales.

Was only individual in the entire department that was able to override pricing.

Hardware Manager 1st Assistant - Pekin Menards, Pekin, IL -September 2012 - August 2015

Assisted in running the most profitable department at Pekin Menards.

Wrote daily manager to do lists for part/full-time team members to perform daily.

Managed an entire team of team members every other weekend in completing tasks, putting up weekly sale, and making sound business management decisions for Pekin Menards to stay profitable.

Completed morning management paperwork on a daily basis; retail checklists, and daily inventory exceptions lists.

Helped train new team members on the sales process through sales coaching forms.

Full-Time Building Materials Team Member - Pekin Menards, Pekin, IL - May 2012 - September 2012

Provided picking tickets for guests to pick up product that was ordered.

Helped guests on a daily basis with concrete, shingles, lumber, insulation, pole barns, and sheds.

Provided excellent guest service, winning team member of the week on several occasions.

Completed everyday tasks set forth by management, and general managers.


7/8th Grade Language Arts Teacher – Lewistown Central –Lewistown, IL – Fall 2007-June 2010

Provided instruction in the subject areas of reading and writing to 7th & 8th grade students, including IEP, BD and LD students.

Worked successfully with a team of fellow 7th & 8th grade teachers to create cross curriculum units for enhanced student learning and success.

Utilized technology successfully by integrating computer use by students during inquiry lessons.

Consistently maintained up-to-date subject knowledge and researched new topic areas, resources and teaching methods to ensure all students reach their fullest potential.

Utilized literature circles with the reading classes to promote responsibility, positive self-esteem, and socialization skills for the reading curriculum.

Taught from a variety of novels to ensure student reading fluency and comprehension.

Extensively used non-fiction pieces of literature and examples of exemplary answered extended response questions to ensure student success on state mandated tests.

Utilized power-writing units each quarter for students to create narrative, persuasive, expository, and research papers.

Successfully included school’s positive behavior intervention system into curriculum.


8th grade Careers – Lewistown Central – Fall 2007-June 2010

Was responsible for the creation of an encore class. Created a class curriculum based possible vocational and/or college bound career paths as students enter high school.

ISAT Committee – Lewistown Central – Fall 2007-June 2010

Participated with other jr. high teachers in creation of ISAT schedule for jr. high teachers.

Meet the Teacher Night – Lewistown Central – Fall 2007-June 2010

Participated in planning of a parent night. Hosted and greeted parents of

students entering 7th & 8th grade language arts.

Detention Hall/Saturday School Suspension Monitor – Lewistown Central – Fall 2007-June 2010

Worked with students to be reflective on decisions and choices that led to their consequences.

6/7th grade Summer School Teacher – Lewistown School District – Summer 2006

Taught students from both 6th and 7th grades that were identified as students that may not be promoted to the next grade.

7/8th grade Head Football Coach – Lewistown Central – Fall 2007-June 2010

Led 7th and 8th students towards improving not only athletically but also socially.

Led 7th grade students to first undefeated season in program history.

7th grade Boys Basketball Coach – Lewistown Central - Fall 2007- June 2010

Led 7th grade students to a 4th place trophy in 2010, their first in sixty-three years.


Named 2010 Illinois Basketball Coach of the Year in District #16

Member of Illinois High School Football Coaches Association

Member of Illinois Basketball Coaches Association

Deans list while attending WIU for 3 semester

Derek Dare

117 Poplar Street

Canton, IL 61520


Professional References

Eric Haynes

Pekin Menards Hardware Department Manager


Jerry Ortman

Pekin Menards Assistant General Manager


Richard Well

District #97 Board Member

Retired District #97 Superintendent


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