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Stacy Linstrom

154 Main Street                                                                                                                (603) 555-1704
Nashua, NH 03060                                                                                       stacy_linstrom @juno.com

Objective: To be an integral part of an established school district as a Special Education Teacher, promoting quality education through constant support and dedication.

Education: Rivier College, Nashua, NH – 1998
                 Bachelor of Arts in General Special Education & Elementary Education, 
                    GPA: 3.50
                    New Hampshire Certification in Special Education – 6/98
                New Hampshire Certification in Elementary Education – 6/98


9/98-12/98  Teaching Internship - Mount Pleasant Elementary School, Nashua, NH

  • Inclusive Kindergarten and Special Education at the second and fourth grade level (supplemental and in class support). Total responsibility for these classes over a five-week period.
  • Created and taught lesson plans in subject areas such as reading, math, and science.
  • Developed and taught units on topics such as spiders, weather, germs, and the five senses.
  • Incorporated a variety of teaching mediums to engage diverse methods of a child’s learning style. For example, the spider unit was offered in multiple class sessions and featured scientific knowledge, characteristics of spiders, and manipulatives, and discussions augmented by related children’s literature.
  • Worked closely with reading specialist in developing weekly reading lessons using an integrated whole language and phonics approach. These lessons incorporated reading, writing, viewing, listening, and speaking.
  • Utilized the Wilson’s Reading Program in the second grade supplemental reading classes and spearheaded a one-on-one reading program for a fourth grade special education student.
    Praised by principal, cooperating teacher, and Rivier faculty on classroom management skills.

9/96-5/98   Senior Practicum - Birch Hill Elementary School, Nashua, NH

  • Fifth grade and first grade classes in an urban community.
  • Constructed thematic units on the circus and rainforest at the first grade level.
  • Developed and implemented learning centers for multiple disciplines.
  • Observed and offered input towards the writing of a state-approved grant, which guaranteed funding for the implementation of an innovative thematic unit.
  • Conducted lessons for key groups to improve their standardized testing skills.
  • Partnered with teacher to help two children who exhibited volatile behavior and were experiencing very challenging personal circumstances.

1/97-5/97   Special Education Practicum - Amherst Street Elementary School, Nashua,

  • Level I teacher assistant for students with autism ages 5-7.
  • Taught student one-on-one using applied behavioral analysis.
  • Used various behavior modification techniques such as token/reward system.
  • Utilized various types of teaching tools such as, communication boards and modeling.


1996-present Substitute Teaching - Keene School District, Keene, NH

                        * Substitute teacher for Keene Area elementary, middle, and high school.
                        * Successfully managed challenging classrooms of twenty to thirty students.
                        * Exposed to a wide variety of curriculums at different grade levels.

1998-Present Amherst Public School System, Amherst, NH

                   * Substitute teacher for Amherst Middle School and Amherst High School.

1996-1998 Volunteer Buddy - Nashua Community Outreach Program
              Sunset Heights Elementary School, Nashua, NH

                        * Served as a mentor to an elementary student with learning disabilities and
                           emotional challenges. Received crisis training for dealing with potential
                           behavioral challenges and to learn how best to provide academic and emotional
                           support. Consulted with teachers and offered input utilizing child development
                           theory to assist the student. Completed more than 300 hours, to date, of 
                           volunteer time that was not required for academic purposes.

1994-1996 Special Olympics Volunteer - Special Olympics Committee of New Hampshire

                        * Provided recreational support as part of the winter Special Olympics program.


                        * "Classroom Management," one day workshop, Bishop Guertin High School, 
                            Fall 1998. Dr. Wong is nationally recognized for his publications and expertise 
                            in effective classroom management.
                        * "Literacy Development in the Early Years," one day workshop, Rivier College,
                            Spring 1997. Dr. Lesley Morrow is nationally recognized for her reading
                            programs and techniques.


  • Computer Software: Reader Rabbit, Math Blaster, Claris Works, Word Perfect, Windows ’95, Harvard Graphics, and Lotus 1-2-3.
  • Experienced with Macintosh and IBM compatible systems.
  • WWW Internet experience via Netscape.


  • Fluent in Spanish


  • Compiled a list of community resources for individuals with disabilities.
  • Conducted a study of transition services available for high school students with disabilities in preparation for entering the workforce.
  • Completed a research paper on the perceptions of middle school students, as compared to those of elementary students, with regards to the effectiveness of substitute teachers


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