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Holly Graffam

hgraffam1@gmail.com

BEST PRACTICES
Create a safe, challenging, and engaging learning community that promotes learner autonomy Design and implement lesson plans that are driven by students abilities, interests, and learning styles Incorporation of technology and 21st Century digital skills Participate in professional development activities and curriculum based study groups Active member of teaching team Collaborate with various staff members to deliver classroom instruction that meets the needs of all students including those with Individualized Education Plans

EXPERIENCE Scarborough Middle School, Scarborough, Maine


Social Studies Teacher: 6th, 7th, 8th Grades and Multi-Age (6-8) Content Focus: Geo-Literacy, Five Themes of Geography, Historical Turning Points, Human Migration, Current Events, Digital Literacy, Common Core State Standards: ELA History/Social Studies, District Curriculum Guidelines Instructional Approach: Compare and contrast, cause and Effect, analogy, Informational text literacy, expository writing, research skills, current event magazines, primary and secondary sources, simulations, web- based interactive multi-modal instructional delivery

2007-Present

Math Teacher: 6th and 8th Grades Content Focus: Math Skills Fluency, Common Core State Standards: Math, District Curriculum Guidelines Instructional Approach: Web-based math fluency programs: Reflex Math and Khan Academy, monthly skills, review, daily formative assessments that drive instruction, flexible student grouping, multiple summative assessments, flexible lesson plans

English Teacher: 8th Grade Content Focus: Expository and Persuasive Writing, Grammar, Digital Literacy, Research Skills, Vocabulary, District Curriculum Guidelines Instructional Approach: Expository writing practice, weekly grammar and vocabulary exercises, research paper cycle, multi-modal instructional delivery

Falmouth School Department, Falmouth, Maine


Student Internship: 6th Grade Social Studies: Content Focus: Ancient World, Maine Research Project Instructional Approach: Science Content Focus: Measurements, Surface Area, Newtons Law, Lab Reports Instructional Approach:

2004-2006

Informational text literacy skills, research paper cycle, guide student discussion, multi-modal instructional delivery

Hands-on scientific investigation, Ohio State Literacy Framework for writing, multimodal instructional delivery

Substitute Teacher: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades Computer Technology Content Focus: Mac based Programs Duties: Student instruction and classroom support

ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS
Organizer-Facilitator of Scarborough Middle School Geography Bee Member of Scarborough Middle School Scheduling Committee Member of Scarborough Middle School Technology Committee 2009-2013 2010-2012 2013

EDUCATION University of New England, Biddeford, Maine


Masters of Science in Education (M.S. Ed)- Teaching Methodology Teacher as a Leader Differentiation Theory and Strategies Motivational Theory and Classroom Management Action Research Project Portfolio 2006 2013

Teaching Certification Program

University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, Maine


Bachelor of Arts in Business/Economics

1987

CERTIFICATION
Maine Elementary Education Teaching Certification Maine Highly Qualified Teacher: Elementary Education K-5: Praxis II-Elementary Education Content Knowledge Math: Praxis II Middle School Math Social Studies: 24 Course Credit Hours ELA: 24 Course Credit Hours 2006 2013 2007

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
iPad as an Interactive Whiteboard Moodle Google Sites Mac and PC based Office Suites

RECOGNITIONS
ETS Recognition of Excellence: Elementary Education Content Knowledge Falmouth Education Association: The Friend of Education Award 2006

2004

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Falmouth High School Basketball Boosters Treasurer (4 years), Teacher Appreciation Night, Senior Night, and Sports Banquet Falmouth Softball Boosters Secretary 2005-2009

2007-2009

References available upon request.