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Elizabeth Burdick

1467 Taylor Grove Lane Unit 2 Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Phone: 248-924-4474 E-Mail: burdicea@dukes.jmu.edu

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Master of Arts in Teaching; May 2015
Professional Licensure Program: Elementary Education (PreK-6)
Bachelor of Science; May 2014, Cum Laude
Minor in Elementary Education (PreK-6); Concentration in Social Sciences and Humanities
Hagerstown Community College, Hagerstown, MD
Associate of Science in Elementary Education; May 2011; Cumulative GPA: 3.71

Teaching Experience
Practicum Student, A. R. Ware Elementary (Grade K), Staunton, VA
January-April 2015
Collected and analyzed data pertaining to transitions in order to complete a group inquiry project
titled: Investigating Effective Transitions in Relation to Time and Behavior Management
Incorporated creativity into a literacy lesson
Student Teacher, A. R. Ware Elementary (Grade K), Staunton, VA
October-December 2014
Attended and participated in grade-level team meetings and planning
Created bulletin boards that include I can statements, as well as showcase student work
Modeled skills, such as brainstorming, drawing detailed pictures, recording observations, making
patterns, and other math games
Utilized small group rotations in order to differentiate instruction
Administered various assessments, including Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS),
Qualitative Reading Inventory (QRI), Concept of Word (COW), Differentiated Reading Instruction (DRI),
and math assessments
Attended a workshop about opportunity cost and incorporating economics into an elementary
Student Teacher, John C. Myers Elementary (Grade 3), Rockingham County, VA
August-October 2014
Planned and implemented a science unit on animal adaptations, involving hands-on activities and a
unit review
Planned and implemented a multi-day creative writing unit, requiring students to use creative thinking
and the writing process
Differentiated instruction by planning and implementing a small group enrichment lesson involving
animal facts and rounding
Strengthened my time management and behavior management skills
Practicum Student, Westwood Hills Elementary (Grade 5), Waynesboro, VA
September-December 2013
Guided students through a hands-on activity which required students to create a marine food web
Utilized primary resources from the local area to implement a co-inquiry lesson and teach students
about agriculture and slavery in colonial Virginia
Planned and implemented three mini lessons pertaining to literacy (fluency, word study, and

Elizabeth Burdick


Practicum Student, Cub Run Elementary (Grade 1), Rockingham County, VA

September-December 2012
Observed one student to assess developmental growth physically, emotionally, socially, cognitively,
and linguistically
Implemented various observation types (time sample, checklist, anecdotal record, interview, and
incident journal)
Incorporated writing into a creative art lesson involving different types of birds

Related Experience
Learning Center Desk Associate/Zip Line Guide, Great Eastern Resort, McGaheysville, VA
November 2011 Present
Camp Easter Seals UCP, Salem, VA
July 2012, July 2013
Camp counselor for a week each summer while the camp hosted blind and visually impaired children
Assisted children with activities, as well as basic every day routines
Second Home Child Care Center, Harrisonburg, VA
August 2012 December 2012
Monitored and played with children that attended this center after school
Substitute Teaching, Washington County, MD
April 2011 May 2012
Tutoring, E. Russel Hicks Middle & Western Heights Middle School, Washington County, MD
October 2010 December 2010
Field Experience, Washington County, MD
March 2011 April 2011; Grades Pre K and K
October 2010 November 2010; Grades K, 1 and 7
March 2010; Grades K and 1
February 2010 March 2010; Grade 1

Campus Involvement
Rho Gamma for Formal Sorority Recruitment, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, August
September 2013
Lead a group of freshman women through the formal sorority recruitment process
Communicated openly with the women in my group, as well as the rest of the Panhellenic committee
directing recruitment
Delta Gamma Fraternity member, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, November 2011 May
Order of Omega, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, Fall 2012 May 2014
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Hagerstown Community College, Fall 2010 Spring 2011

Presidents List, JMU, Fall 2013
Highest Senior GPA, Delta Gamma, JMU, Fall 2013
Third Highest Big/Little GPA, Delta Gamma, JMU, Fall 2013
Second Highest Sophomore GPA, Delta Gamma, JMU, Fall 2012
Deans List, JMU, Fall 2011, Fall 2012