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Mary Simon

519 N. Camburn St
Stanton, MI 48888


Online Portfolio: http://marysimonportfolio.weebly.com/

To obtain an elementary teaching position that will utilize my strong dedication to childrens
development and their educational need In my classroom I would encourage active learning and
group participation while utilizing differentiation thereby helping students become productive and
successful citizens.


K-5 All Subjects

6-8 English/Language Arts


2012-present Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

Teacher Certification Internship

12 Graduate Credits in Teaching and Curriculum
Cumulative GPA: 4.00


Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

Bachelor of Arts
Major: Elementary Education
Focus: Language Arts
Cumulative GPA: 3.88, Graduated with High Honors
MSU Deans List (2008-2012)

Teaching Experiences
Student Teaching Year-Long Internship
Cornell Elementary: Grade 4

Okemos, Michigan


Independently planned and presented standards based lessons in all subject areas
in accordance with fourth grade curriculum guidelines.
Performed all teacher responsibilities during my lead teaching experience
including parent and staff communication, discipline management and field trip

Taught a balanced literacy program that includes: shared, guided, independent

reading, small group literacy strategy lessons, vocabulary instruction, phonics,
phonemic awareness, and creating engaging literacy centers.
Motivated children to strengthen their skills in mathematics using the Everyday
Mathematics Program while incorporating technology into lessons.
Attended and actively participated in IEP development and differentiation.
Assisted in screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring assessments.

Collaborated and consulted with classroom teachers and special education staff.
Worked with students of diverse backgrounds struggling with academic issues.
Utilized Notebook software in the creation of SMART Board lessons
Substitute Teaching:
Cornell Elementary School, Okemos MI

Provided educational continuity by implementing established lesson plans, while

exercising professional judgment to introduce new materials when appropriate or
Performed essential classroom duties in classroom while maintaining district and
educational behavior guidelines

Field Experience
Post Oak Elementary: 2nd grade


Lansing, Michigan

Used multiple ELD strategies to promote advancement in a prominently English

Language Learner environment.

Used current state standards and education psychological theories to prepare and
teach whole class lessons in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

Created and ensured a positive, nurturing learning environment that promoted

self expression for inclusion, on-level, and ELL students.

Facilitated guiding reading lesson to model questioning, clarification, and problem

solving techniques

Pulled out small groups of at-risk readers for reading remediation and language
Waverly Intermediate School: 5th grade

Spring 2007

Lansing, Michigan

Observed and analyzed students development of literacy skills

Maintained a reflective journal while developing and investigating research

questions based on my classroom observations and interview.

Conducted focused child-study of a student and developed a specific plan to

supplement that students reading instruction.

Personal Employment History

March-June 2012 MSU Office of Admissions: Student Coordinator

East Lansing, MI

Interviewed, hired, trained, and managed all Student Assistant Small Group

Created all training materials, coordinated and executed all meetings

Edited and added content to the Getting Started Booklet given to over 10,000
incoming MSU students

August 2011- May 2012 MSU Student Ambassador

East Lansing, MI

Assisted the Office of Admissions with recruitment efforts, conducted market

research for the University

Organized, executed, and marketed the Day at State Program (A program for
potential students to visit campus)

Interviewed potential student hosts, responsible for pairing and executing

successful visits, performed basic office duties.

Professional Development

Common Core Standards for Elementary School Mathematics, Okemos School

District, Fall 2012
Parent Teacher Conferences (Fall 2012, Winter 2013)
Smart Board Training
Epi Pen Training
AIMSweb training
2013 SMEA Professional Development Conference
Infant/Child/Adult CPR Certification
First Aid Certification

Honors and Awards


Jack and Ingrid Wallach Endowed Scholarship in Education


Margaret F. Lorimer Endowed Scholarship in Education


Woodrow Wilson, Sr. and Lillie B. Wilson Endowed Scholarship in Education

2008-2012: MSU Deans List

Activities and Volunteer Work


Planned, organized, and led Girl Power: Girls Inspiring Girls Program
Assisted with planning and participating in Cornell March Is Reading
Attended and Participated in Cornell Elementary School Activities


PTO Meetings
Musical Concerts
Celebration of International Night
School-wide Science Fair

Active member of Student Michigan Education Association

Christena Sinila

Lyle Thomas

Collaborating Teacher

Field Instructor

Cornell Elementary School

Michigan State University

Okemos, MI 48864

Email: lthomas01@wowway.com

Classroom: (517) 706-5340

Cell: 989-277-2543

Tara Fry

Don Mowry


4th Grade Team Teacher

Cornell Elementary School

Okemos Public Schools

Okemos, MI 48864

Okemos, MI 48864

Office: (517) 706-5301

Classroom: (517)-706-5331

Cell: (517_ 256-1680

Cell: (517) 449-8822

Email: tara.fry@okemosschoolsn.et

Email: don.mowry@okemosschoolsnet

Tiffany Tuchek
4th Grade Team Teacher
Okemos, MI 48864
Classroom: (517_ 706-5339
Email: tiffany.tuchek@okemosschools.net