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Katlyn Graham

13 William, Aylmer, ON, N5H 1Y1


519-630-3047
grahamkatlyn@gmail.com
www.katlyngraham.weebly.com
Ontario College of Teachers Registration Number: 645702
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Education & Credentials
Bachelor of Education 2013
Faculty of Education at the University of Western Ontario, London, ON
Primary-Junior Division

Bachelor of Arts (Honors) 2012
Kings University College at the University of Western Ontario, London, ON
Major in History
Major in Sociology

Ontario Secondary School Diploma 2007
East Elgin Secondary School, Aylmer, ON
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Skills and Qualifications
More than four years experience working with children in various age groups, implementing the most effective and
current teaching strategies
Develops rubrics and other assessment tools based on the Ontario Curriculum Document Achievement Charts
Utilizes a variety of technology in the class to enhance learning (i.e., Mimio, SMART board and Raz-Kids)
Actively involved in the school community through facilitating Track and Field, Hoops for Heart, Grade 5 Girls Self-
Esteem Group, and working one-on-one with high need students in various classrooms
Easily develops trustworthy, professional relationships with peers, parents, students and community members
Compassionate toward engaging children to love learning and help them develop as socially intellectual beings
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Teaching Experience
Junior Kindergarten Teacher October 2013-present
London Christian Elementary School, London, ON
Implement the curriculum according to the Vision and Mission Statement of London Christian Elementary School
Maintain and update course content and teaching methodology by participating regularly in professional growth
activities
Evaluate students progress by preparing report cards at the end of each term and file curriculum units each month
throughout the year
Develop relationships with students based on mutual respect, trust, fairness and compassion and execute classroom
management and classroom monitoring
Co-operate with the leadership of the school in implementing school policies
Build respectful and trusting relationships with parents and work alongside parent volunteers in the classroom

Occasional Teacher May 2013-present
Thames Valley District School Board
Private Christian Schools
Follow teachers instructions and daily routines for classes ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 8 in different
curriculum subjects, maintaining classroom management and rapport with students and staff

Full Day Kindergarten Volunteer September-October 2013
June Rose Public School, St. Thomas, ON
Assisted the teacher and Early Childhood Educator in all subject areas on a weekly basis

Grade 3 Classroom Volunteer May-June 2013
Forest Park Public School, St. Thomas, ON
Assisted the classroom teacher with daily activities in all subject areas
Worked alongside the Learning Support Teacher to administer and scribe for EQAO testing
Katlyn Graham
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Teacher Candidate: Developmental Class April-May 2013
Davenport Public School, Aylmer, ON 2 Weeks
Taught students with various developmental challenges; preparing lessons and facilitating activities in all subject
areas
Evaluated students using Developmental Reading Assessment
Formulated behavior scripts for a student with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Contributed to a variety of extra-curricular activities: Grade 5 girls self-esteem group, Track and Field and Hoops for
Heart

Teacher Candidate: Grade 5 March-April 2013
Davenport Public School, Aylmer, ON 7 Weeks
Developed daily lesson plans in all subject areas based on the curriculum for Grade 5 students
Looked for opportunities for balanced literacy to drive instruction (i.e., Guided Reading Groups, Bumping it Up,
Literacy Caf Menu, Shared Reading)
Instructed English Language Learners individually and included them in whole class activities with differentiated
instruction in all subject areas
Assessed students using checklists, rubrics, anecdotal notes and Developmental Reading Assessment
Collaborated with teachers for lesson planning and school initiatives during Learning Cycles and Staff Meetings
Applied behavior management techniques in the classroom to address inclusion, gossip and bullying
Experience with Developmental Class Physical Education through prep coverage

Teacher Candidate: Full Day Kindergarten October-November 2012
John Wise Public School, St. Thomas, ON 6 weeks
Planned and executed play based learning in all subject areas, implementing a variety of engaging instructional
strategies, such as using the SMART Board and interactive songs throughout the day
Worked one-on-one and with small groups of children in math and literacy
Integrated students with behavioral issues into classroom instruction using the management strategies recommended
by the Associate Teacher, Early Childhood Educator and Behavior Specialists to ensure that students were engaged
and not disruptive to the learning environment
Evaluated students on a regular basis using checklists and anecdotal notes

Junior and Senior Kindergarten Teacher Volunteer 2011
John P. Robarts Public School, London, ON
Set up the classroom, prepared crafts, directed and supervised group activities and read with and to students
Worked one-on-one with a student with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and created interactive and pedagogic techniques
devised to meet the students exceptional needs
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Relevant Experience
Child and Youth Leader 2009-present
Dorchester Christian Family Center, Dorchester, ON
Develop Sunday school lessons and activities for ages 0-13
Work in partnership with other teachers to create engaging and age appropriate curriculum
Coordinate youth and girls groups for ages 9 to 20 (i.e., weekend summer camps, youth conferences, community
volunteer activities and fundraising)

School Age Educator September-October 2013
YMCA of Western Ontario, June Rose Callwood Public School, St. Thomas, ON
Implemented the YMCA School Age curriculum to meet the needs, special needs, interests and talents of all children
Ensured that all Ministry of Education and YMCA policies procedures were followed
Worked professionally with parents, outside agencies, and other team members
Proactively developed relationships with children, peers, volunteers and parents

Camp Counsellor June-August 2013
YMCA of Western Ontario, St. Thomas, ON June 2013-Present
Created curricula to ensure inclusion of children ages 3 to 12 with a range of abilities and developmental challenges
Developed all lessons and activities with an emphasis on developing fitness, leadership, team-building, social skills
and initiative
Katlyn Graham
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Camp Counsellor 2011
Camp Barnabas, Richmond, ON
Organized and implemented age-appropriate games, leading motivational lessons and teaching skills in outdoor
activities

Childrens Camp Counsellor & Mission Team Ambassador 2010
Child Life Network International, Uganda, Africa
Coordinated a childrens camp for 150 children ages 5 to 20
Developed age-appropriate African culture focused curricula
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Awards and Recognition
Graduated with Distinction 2013
Faculty of Education at University of Western Ontario, London, ON
Recognized for academic achievement

Deans Honor List 2010, 2011, 2012
Kings University College at University of Western Ontario, London, ON
Awarded for academic achievement

Adam Forrester Bursary 2011
Kings University College at University of Western Ontario, London, ON
Recognized for academic standing in History program and volunteer work
Child Life Changer Certificate of Contribution 2011
Child Life Network International, London, ON
Recognized for volunteer work in Uganda
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Extra-Curricular
Homeless Shelter Volunteer 2012
Inn Out of the Cold, St. Thomas, ON

Rebuilding Homes 2011
Mennonite Disaster Services, New Orleans, Louisiana

Fundraiser and Awareness Coordinator 2011
Child Life Network International, London, ON
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Professional Development
Special Education Part 1 December 2013 September 2013
Tribes Learning Community 2013
First Aid and CPR 2013
Building Futures: Learning & Resources for Teacher Candidates 2012
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