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Michelle Fiddick

College Address 608 S. State St. Apt. 10 Champaign, IL 61820 fiddick2@gmail.com (630) 220-5695 Home Address 1320 Bristol Ct. Roselle, IL 60172

Career Vision Teaching young children in an inclusive environment to enhance their lives and best prepare them for later school experiences. Education University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Master of Education in Early Childhood Special Education GPA: 4.0 Bachelor of Science in Special Education, Deans List GPA: 3.94 Certification Initial Illinois Type 04 (Early Childhood) certification Early Childhood Special Education approval Initial Illinois Type 10 (Learning and Behavior Specialist I) certification Field Experience Student Teacher, St. John Lutheran School Spring 2013 Modified and adapted weekly thematic units to meet varying student needs Implemented Reading Street and Saxon Math curricula including lessons and assessments Supplemented existing curriculum with trade books, art projects, and interactive lessons Maintained regular parent/family contact through daily interactions, weekly newsletters, and parent-teacher conferences Practicum, Champaign County Head Start Fall 2012 Designed, implemented, and supplemented Creative Curriculum with the Project Approach Administered formal and informal assessments to guide planning and instruction Participated in professional development seminars on positive attention, preventing power struggles, Project Approach, child nutrition, and Autism Spectrum Disorder Practicum, Washington Early Childhood Center Spring 2012 Searched, identified, and helped secure a grant for a classroom pet Developed weekly academic and behavior management plans that embedded individual objectives into routines, play, and teacher-directed activities Utilized data collection techniques for identification and clarification of diverse student needs and abilities in an inclusive environment Student Teacher, Champaign Early Childhood Center Fall 2011 Planned lessons and activities based on the Illinois Early Learning Standards for a diverse population of students including those with IEPs and ELL students Structured preschool classroom schedule and environment to build and support independence Participated in school staff RTI and PBIS meetings

May 2013 May 2010

Student Teacher, Jefferson Middle School Spring 2010 Taught English, language arts, and mathematics in a cross-categorical classroom Developed and implemented communication and social skills programs for individual students Co-taught English/language arts with the general education teacher and another student teacher Practicum, Westview Elementary School Fall 2009 Designed instruction for kindergarten, second and fourth grade students with autism in a structured teaching environment Provided community-based instruction on functional life skills such as grocery shopping, eating in restaurants, and going to movie theaters Assembled and administered programs teaching functional life skills to non-verbal students Adapted a plan to manage the learning environment and taught students with special needs to follow important school safety procedures Practicum, Unity Elementary School Spring 2009 Co-taught third grade reading, mathematics, and language arts Implemented the Read Naturally program to improve fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension to first and third grade students Grants, Honors, & Projects Preparing Relationship-based Early Intervention & Early Childhood Special Education Personnel: PREP II Project Information & Communication Liaison, University Primary School Special Education Inclusion consultant, University Primary School Video Modeling Research Project for Children with Autism Phi Kappa Phi, University of Illinois James Scholar, University of Illinois Work Experience Developmental Services Center Home Respite Care Provider Spring 2011Spring 2013 Fall 2013 Fall 2013 Summer-Fall 2013 Spring 2010 Fall 2006, Spring 2007 Champaign, IL Aug. 2009-Present

Interests and Abilities Played volleyball all four years in high school, managed the mens volleyball team in high school for three years, and played in a competitive volleyball club leagues for seven years Proficient in use of SMART Board incorporation into daily routines and interactive lessons References Mrs. Erika Boettcher, University Supervisor, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL eboettch0402@gmail.com, (716) 816-9936 Mrs. Julie Tappendorf, Cooperating Teacher, Saint John Lutheran School, Champaign, IL jtappendorf@hotmail.com, (217) 621-9765 Mrs. LeVette Harmon, Cooperating Teacher, Champaign Early Childhood Center, Champaign, IL harmonle@champaignschools.org, (217) 351-3881

Dr. Daniel Walsh, Associate Professor and Advisor, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL danielw@illinois.edu, (217) 377-5995