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Teacher Education

Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
October 15, 2016

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Dedicated, resourceful and enthusiastic educator with solid commitment to academic and social growth and success. Solid organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills to foster meaningful relationships with people.

Certifications and Core Qualifications

State of Michigan – State Board of Education Professional Education Certificate


oHealth, Physical Education and Recreation K through 12th

oElementary Education, all subjects K through 5/Self Contained Classroom K-8

oHighly Qualified Status with the MOECS

Experienced in diverse classroom settings and teaching a variety of subjects.

Education and Training

Olivet College, Olivet, Michigan Graduated 1997

Major: Bachelor of Arts – Elementary Education

Minor: Science

Professional Experience

Seventh Grade Teacher, Arbor Academy, Battle Creek, Michigan Present

Teach Core Subjects Including Science and Social Studies

Fifth/Sixth Grade Teacher, Oakland Academy, Portage, Michigan February-June 2016

Teach Core Subjects Including Math, Social Studies and Science

Marshall Public Schools, Marshall, MI March 2014 – June 2015

Teacher Aide 2nd Grade and 9-12th Grade

Assist teacher with development and implementation of instructional modules including special education accommodations for caseload of 30 students throughout the day.

Contribute to students’ success by assisting teacher and students in all facets of daily academic and social development.

Assist student with basic instructional needs to become successful in his academic goals. Co-Teach Life skills, Core Values and Behavioral Objectives in the classroom.

Taught Math, English, Physical Education and Health.

Calhoun Intermediate School District, Marshall, MI January 2013 - March 2014

Emotionally Impaired Teacher Assistant and Adult Training Program Co-Teacher

Assisted instruction and behavior strategies to students with unique learning abilities.

Implemented classroom core values to ensure successful in school and life activities.

Instructed 3 Adult Cognitively Impaired Students aged (23-26) in job readiness skills, physical fitness and life skills to prepare them for the fullest possible success in life.

Instructed students Grades 8th through 11th in Math, Physical Education and English.

Participated with students in Michigan Special Olympics.

Bellevue Community Schools, Bellevue, MI August 2001 - July 2012

Elementary and Secondary Teacher

Developed a cooperative learning environment where interactive lesson plans were used to stimulate students’ learning.

Managed classroom behaviors, stressing positivity while presenting clearly defined and consistent expectations.

Held a number of teaching positions at the elementary and secondary levels, including:

oSelf-Contained/Non-Rotating Classroom Teacher-(Grade-6)

oPhysical Education Teacher- (Grades K-4)

oHealth Education Teacher-(Grades 9-12)

oComputer Technology Teacher-(Grades K-6)

Extra-Curricular Activities

Soccer Coach, Springfield Middle School

Vice President, International Club, Olivet College

Varsity Soccer Team, Olivet College

Wrestling Advisor, Olivet College

*Would like to participate/coach in school activities and sports

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