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Summary of Teaching Experience

The following is a list of previous teaching experiences, as well as a summary of coursework related to the study of English and/or Education that I have completed. Please note that course titles and/or program requirements for their respective institutions may have changed. As of November 11, 2008, I have also earned passing scores on the AEPA Content Area examination in English (02), and the Secondary-level Professional Knowledge exam (92); on June 6, 2009, I earned a passing score on the AEPA Constitutions of the U.S. and AZ exam (33). Beginning August 2008, I will be working on a second Bachelor of Arts in English Literature via Grand Canyon University.

Professional Experience

Student Teaching Practicum
Location:
Xavier High School; Cedar Rapids, IA, January - April 2009.
Faculty Supervisor:
Tom Keating, Principal; (319) 294-6635, ex. 305
Master (Coordinating) Teacher(s):
Dennis Ferguson, period 2, 6, 7; (319) 294-6635, ex. 368;
Michelle Wehrman-Flores, period 1, 3, 5; (319) 294-6635, ex. 372
Skills:
Knowledge of English content area, grades 9-12; ability to segue between remedial, intermediate and advanced-level abilities, coursework, and pacing; sound research paper mechanics; frequent communication with Master Teachers/Faculty Supervisor/other faculty members throughout practicum; experience in private, Catholic faith-based institution.
Classroom Observation
Location:
Ferris High School; Spokane, WA, September 2007 - March 2008.
Observed with:
Cathy Dietrich, Katie O'Connor; (509) 354-6000
Skills:
Skills: Observed and participated in various English classes, grades 9-12; occasionally taught mini-lessons to complete curriculum assignments for Masters program with the University of Phoenix; ~55 hours total.
Classroom Observation
Location:
Shaw Middle School; Spokane, WA, January - June 2007.
Observed with:
Dr. Jeanne Baynes; (509) 354-5800
Skills:
Observed and participated/assisted Dr. Baynes with 7th grade Language Arts/Social Studies students; occasionally taught mini-lessons, units, and projects to complete curriculum assignments for Masters program with the University of Phoenix. Participated in faculty meetings; learned about standardized testing procedures via WASL administration in April 2007; Title I school; ~140 hours total.
Call Center Trainer
Location:
Delta Dental (via West Business Services); Spokane, WA, 2006
Supervisor:
Russ, (509) 789-6450
Skills:
Filled in for first week of 2-week training for Delta Dental customer service representatives; ability to work with adult students; thorough understanding of company policies, dental codes, insurance claims; frequent communication with West supervisors.
Intern
Location:
Odyssey Youth Center; Spokane, WA, Spring 2004
Supervisor:
Shannon Bedard, (509) 325-3637
Skills:
Preparing age-appropriate, accurate, and educational presentations on various aspects of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) culture, lifestyle, and outreach; various office tasks and upkeep.
Reporter
Location:
The Easterner (via Eastern Washington University); Cheney, WA, Winter 2003- Winter 2004
Supervisor:
Scott Sawyer, (509) 359-6737
Skills:
Objective, concise writing; interview etiquette; thorough research.
Tutor
Location:
Writing Center (via Columbia Basin College); Pasco, WA, Fall 2001 - Spring 2002
Supervisor:
Bob Pedersen; (509) 547-0511, ex. 2387
Skills:
Sound English mechanics; expertise in wide array of courses; computer literacy (i.e.: word processing, typing, basic HTML).

Related Coursework

Columbia Basin College; enrolled 2000-2002
English:
101: English Composition I;
205: Technical Writing;
240: Creative Writing I
Literature:
225: American Literature I
Eastern Washington University; enrolled 2002-2004 - minor in Elementary English
English:
270: Introduction to Fiction;
271: Introduction to Poetry;
321: Children's Literature;
360: Language Structure and Use;
391: The Teaching of English in Elementary School
University of Phoenix; enrolled 2006-2009
COM:
516: Professional Communications
MTE:
501: The Art and Science of Teaching;
505: Child and Adolescent Development;
509: Models, Theories and Instructional Strategies;
561: Action Research;
542: Curriculum Constructs & Assessment: Reading Methods for Secondary Settings;
520: Maintaining an Effective Learning Climate;
539: Curriculum Constructs & Assessment: Secondary Methods;
549: Curriculum Constructs & Assessment: Distance Education Methods for Secondary Schools
SEC:
518/592/594: Secondary Student Teaching Seminar I/II/III
SEI:
500: Structured English Immersion
SPE:
514: Survey of Special Populations