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Teacher/Teacher Assistant

United States
August 13, 2012

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Holly Harwood

Bixby, OK *****


Creative Problem Solver that looks beyond the Status Quo to identify new opportunities for growth.

Facilitated Robotics Course for Summer Students

Managed Communication flow for distance learning initiatives for University of Alabama Distance Learning

Proactive personality that creates a strong team building environment that optimizes results.

Facilitated Destination Imagination program for gifted students

Tutored struggling students with test taking skills - Results improved 10-15%


University of Alabama: Tuscaloosa, AL


Bachelor of Science in Education

Concentration: Elementary Education (K-6th grade)

Summa Cum Laude

Mid America Christian University: Oklahoma City, OK

Beginning July 2012

Master of Science in Professional Counseling

__________________ PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE _______________

Irving Independent School District - Irving, TX

3rd Grade Teacher 2009 –2012

Certified to teach Pre-K- 4th grade in the State of Texas

English as a Second Language Certified

Teaching all subjects, problem solving, as well as social skills with parents and students

Afterschool tutoring for test prep

Destination Imagination Coach for Gifted and Talented

Summer School Robotics Teacher

Camp RedCloud, Christian Mountain Adventure: Lake City, CO

Adventure Camp Counselor Summer 2008

Worked with students age 8-18

Coordinated hiking and camping expeditions

Used the Bible to teach students the importance of perseverance in difficult physical situations (Hiking, Canoeing, High Ropes Course, Repelling)

Led small group discussions on biblical lessons and ways to utilize them to improve their spiritual lives

Academic Outreach (University of Alabama) Tuscaloosa, AL 2007-2008

Student Assistant

Organized materials for distance education (i.e.: printing syllabi, bounding, mailing materials)

Arranged correspondence between students and teachers in the program (mail, email, phone)

Provided customer service to students and parents with questions and concerns

Proctored examinations for distance education students

Handled all paperwork and filing for distance education students and teachers

University of Alabama Supply Store 2006-2007

Sales Associate

Provided customer service

Facilitated Inventory Control and display initiatives

Handled cash register and managed money from registers at the end of each business day

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