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JANE SMITH
17 Allds Street
Nashua, NH 03060
(603) 883-3814
jsmith@rivier.edu

Job Objective: eighth grade English teacher at Amherst Middle School

Professional Highlights

  • Student taught for seven weeks under seventh grade cooperating teacher in English
  • Student taught for eight weeks under eighth grade cooperating teacher in English.
  • Tutored and taught children with learning disabilities in mainstreamed classroom and one-on-one.
  • Developed strong classroom management skills through college methods classes, student teaching experience, and volunteer work with students in grades 7-9.

Education and Certification
English Education, B.A., Rivier College, May 1999
State of New Hampshire Teaching Certification, Grades 7-12 (expected May 1999)
Overall GPA: 3.4 out of 4.0

Classroom Experience
Student teacher, Seventh Grade, Amherst Middle School, Amherst, NH, January-February, 1999

  • Four seventh grade English classes totaling eighty-three students.
  • Total responsibility for all four classes for two weeks.
  • Developed and taught a unit on the novel The Pearl by John Steinbeck.
  •  Successfully managed a classroom in which eleven out of the fourteen students were learning disabled, creating a learning environment which promoted student achievement. 
  • Attended and participated in parent conferences to discuss student progress and enlist their cooperation in assignments. Received outstanding rating from cooperating teacher.

     Special Learning Opportunities

  • Worked closely with special education teacher to respond to needs of eleven children in class with learning disabilities. Co-developed IEP plans emphasizing concept development, language, communication, motor, and self-help skills.
  • Worked with team of teachers to put on the school’s annual speaking contest which consisted of Team Finals, Semi-Finals, and Finals, held at Souhegan High School; promoted oral expression and communication skills in students.

Pre-Practicum, Eighth Grade, Litchfield Middle School, Litchfield, NH, October-December, 1997

  • Observed and assisted in an English class of twenty-five students
  • Developed a short unit on Point of View and Edgar Allan Poe's "Tell-Tale Heart."  Developed essay questions, corrected papers, and developed a quiz on Point of View.

Pre-Practicum, Eleventh Grade, Bishop Guertin High School, Nashua, NH, January-March, 1996

  • Observed and assisted with reading and writing.
  • Ran a vocabulary bee to help students review words for the upcoming SAT.

Pre-Practicum, Ninth Grade, Alvirne High School, Hudson, NH, October-December, 1995

  • Observed and assisted twelve special education students in a Directed Studies class.
  • Assisted a boy with multiple learning disabilities, in developing better reading and writing skills; utilized one-on-one strategies to concentrate teaching methods on student's individual needs.

Work and Volunteer Experiences with Children

  • Substitute teacher, Alvirne High School, senior year, college.
  • Sunday School teacher, junior and senior year, college, grades 5 and 6.
  • Literacy Festival group leader at Rivier College, junior and senior year, college, grades 7 and 8.
  • AWANA leader, sophomore and junior year, college, grades 5 and 6.
  • AWANA Olympics coach, sophomore and junior year, college, for girls grades 3-6.
  • Reading Tutor for America Reads program, junior year, college, K-3.
  • Reading Volunteer for ninth grade student, senior year, high school.

Computer Skills

  • Internet: Extensive use of the Internet, via Netscape, for college research. Worked with students to post samplings of literary work at the Webster School.
  • Software: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Print Shop Deluxe II.
  • Hardware: Both IBM and MacIntosh proficient.

Professional Seminars (All sponsored by the Amherst School District)

  • Making Prevention Work in NH Families School and Communities, October 1998.
  • Managing Challenging Behaviors, May 1997.
  • Transitioning Toward High School Graduation, March 1997.
  • Children at Risk, September 1993.

Additional Employment to Help Finance College Education (solely responsible for 60% of Education Costs)

  • Non Foods Clerk and Cake Decorator at Shop’n Save, senior year, high school through the present.

References

  • Jim Dale, Cooperating Teacher, Amherst Middle School, Amherst, NH, (603) 673-2155.
  • Colleen Brent, Cooperating Teacher, Amherst Middle School, Amherst, NH (603) 673-2155.
  • Dr. Susan Doe, secondary education advisor and professor, Rivier College, (603) 888-1311.

 

Karen Michaels
13 Bog Brook Road
New Boston, NH 03070
(603) 487-7563
kmichaels98@yahoo.com 

Job Objective: Spanish teacher position at Pelham High School

 Professional Highlights

  • Student-taught for fourteen weeks under seventh grade cooperating teacher in Spanish I.
  • Tutored and taught Spanish I and II students.
  • Studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain for fifteen weeks.
  • Studied abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico for five weeks.
  • Translated for a mortgage company.
  • Developed strong classroom management skills through college methods classes, student teaching experience, and volunteer work with students, grades 7-12 and adult English students.

 

Education and Certification

  • Modern Language, Spanish, B.A., Rivier College, (expected January 2003).
  • State of New Hampshire Teaching Certification, Grades 7-12 (expected January 2003).
  • State of Massachusetts Teaching Certification, Grades 5-12 (expected January 2003).
  • Overall GPA: 3.4 out of 4.0

 

Classroom Experience

Student teacher, 7th Grade, Parker Middle School, Chelmsford, MA, September-December,

    2002.

  • Five seventh grade Spanish I classes totaling ninety-six students.
  • Total responsibility for all five classes for two weeks.

 

Pre-Practicum, Grades 9 - 11, Pelham High School, Pelham, NH, October- 

     December 2001

  • Observed and assisted in Spanish I and II classes of 25-29 students.
  • Developed and taught a lesson on “Clothing Vocabulary” accompanied by a kinesthetic activity using real clothing.

 

Pre-Practicum, Grades 10 - 11, Nashua High School, Nashua, NH, January-April, 2002

  • Observed and assisted in Spanish II and III classes of 24-28 students.
  • Developed and taught lesson on Spanish culture and bullfighting using personal experience and photographs

Pre-Practicum, Grades 9 – 12, Nashua High School, Nashua, NH, January-April 2002

  • Observed and assisted in various classes with special education students.  Classes ranged from Life Skills to Physical Science and Pre-Algebra.  Students ranged in abilities from severely disabled to moderate learning disabilities.
  • Utilized one-on-one strategies
  • Developed and taught a modified lesson on Fossils accompanied by a fossil making activity in which all students could participate in some way.

 

Work and Volunteer Experience with Children

  • Volunteer homework helper and mentor, Boys and Girls Club of Nashua, senior year, college.
  • One-on-one Spanish tutoring for a seventh and eighth grader, senior year, college.
  • One-on-one tutoring in all subjects for a middle school student, sophomore through senior year, college.
  • Full time nanny for an infant, junior year, college.
  • Various in home child care positions for children of all ages, high school and college.
  • Assistant to teacher with children ages infant to Kindergarten, Little Sprouts Child Enrichment Centers, junior and senior year, high school. 
  • Co-Sunday School Teacher, Nursery and Kindergarten and First Grade, freshman to junior year, high school.

 Computer Skills

  • Internet:  Extensive use of the Internet via Internet Explorer for college and personal research.  Used classroom software called Blackboard.
  • Software:  Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Oracle database.
  • Hardware:  IBM and MAC

 Professional Seminars (sponsored the Chelmsford School District)

  • Restraint Training from Merrimack Education Center, September, 2002.

 

Additional Employment to help Finance College Education

  • Receptionist, Communication and Marketing at CreoScitex America, Co., summers sophomore and junior year, college.
  • Work Study in Registrar’s Office, Keene State College, freshman through junior year, college.
  • Sales and Assistant Manager at Hickory Farms, seasonal, sophomore through senior year, high school, freshman year, college.

 

References

  • Elizabeth Loiselle, Cooperating Teacher, Parker Middle School, Chelmsford, MA, (978) 251-5133.
  • Grace Marino, Cooperating Teacher, Pelham High School, Pelham, NH, (603) 635-5113.
  • Dr. Barry Jackson, secondary education Spanish and advisor and professor, Rivier College, (603) 888-1311.

 


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