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Allison Sherin Petris

418 Georgetown Road P.O. Box 564 Lawrence, Pennsylvania 15055


(412) 527-9739 allison.petris@gmail.com
Professional Summary_________________________________________________
-Dedicated professional with deep-seated respect for the education of children and adults
-Effective communicator adept at building rapport with a variety of age groups and knowledge levels
-Skilled at communicating complex issues and topics in easily understandable terms
-Five+ years of education experience
-Southwest Regional Director on the board of the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators
-Proven leadership abilities
-Excellent organizational, communication, and creative skills
-Adept at working with PA Common Core Standards
-Strong Microsoft Office skills
-CPR/First Aid trained and certified
Education___________________________________________________________
Saint Vincent College Graduate School, Master of Science, Curriculum and Instruction
300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650
August 2012-May 2014
GPA: 4.0
Saint Vincent College, Bachelor of Science, Elementary Instruction
300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650
August 2008-May 2012
GPA: 3.8
Graduated Magna cum Laude
Canon-McMillan High School
314 Elm Street Extension, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 15317
September 2004-June 2008
GPA: 3.8
Graduated Magna cum Laude
Pennsylvania Teaching Certifications_______________________________________
Elementary Education (K-6)
Early Childhood Education (N-3)
Education and Work Experience__________________________________________
Canon-McMillan School District, 1 North Jefferson Avenue, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 15317
Day to Day Substitute Teacher, November 2014-Present
Permanent/Long Term Substitute Teacher, April 2015-Present
-Carrying out the program of study prescribed in the lesson plans left by the classroom teacher.
-Creating a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity
and interests of the students.
-Guiding the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and objectives as
indicated in the lesson plans for the lessons, units, or projects assigned.
-Employing instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting lesson
objectives.
The Outdoor Classroom, 1531 Mayview Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15241
Seasonal Education Program Facilitator, September 2014-Present
-Facilitating the delivery of standards-based environmental education lessons to preschool through
12th grade students from local school districts and communities.
-Assisting with administrative preparation and organizational tasks.

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Allison Sherin Petris


418 Georgetown Road P.O. Box 564 Lawrence, Pennsylvania 15055
(412) 527-9739 allison.petris@gmail.com
Education and Work Experience Continued__________________________________
Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College & Pennsylvania Association of
Environmental Educators, 744 Walzer Way, Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650
Independent Curriculum Developer, January 2015-Present
AmeriCorps Member, August 2012-August 2014
Work Study/Intern (WPNR Only), August 2009-May 2012
-Developed and implemented original program content for early childhood, elementary and
secondary school age, and summer camp programs utilizing research-based curriculums such as
the Pennsylvania Game Commissions Growing Up WILD, Project WET, and other environmental
education activity guides.
-Provided hands-on preschool-twelfth grade environmental education programs, outdoor field
study programs, and teacher professional development workshops for and at Winnie Palmer Nature
Reserve and the Monastery Run Improvement Project at Saint Vincent College and on-site at local
school districts.
-Served as a docent and provided clerical support for Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve
administration and the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators board.
-Developed and constructed trail and environmental classroom interactive educational displays.
-Assisted in the recruitment and management of, and worked effectively with a team of education
and environmental science volunteers, interns, and work study students.
-Assisted in the care, maintenance, and use of educational animals.
-Aided in the coordination of special events such as the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental
Educators Annual Conferences, Westmoreland Earth Day, and Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve
Community events.
Eatn Park Restaurant, 3528 Washington Road, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 15317
Server/Greeter, 2005-Present
-Effectively communicating with management, front and back of house staff, and customers in
order to ensure smooth operations and excellent customer service.
-Working effectively with restaurant team members to ensure customer satisfaction in a fast-paced
work environment.
Student Teaching, Saint Vincent College Education Department
McKee Elementary School, Jeannette City School District, Second Grade
Grandview Elementary School, Derry Area School District, Fourth Grade
-Promoted an atmosphere of inquiry-based learning in select subject areas through hands-on
activities, laboratories, demonstrations, and technology.
-Incorporated various creative assessment strategies such as student presentations, posters,
research projects, and demonstrations.
-Prepared lessons that met the divergent needs of students and supplied differentiated instruction
to meet the needs of all learners.
-Provided scaffolding to make work accessible to all.
-Attended grade-wide Response to Intervention meetings to discuss how students responded to
research-based individualized interventions.
-Assumed all classroom and teaching responsibilities under the supervision of classrooms teachers.
-Designed and facilitated daily lesson plans and activities in all subject areas to accommodate all
learning styles.
-Transformed existing, outdated second grade science curriculum into hands-on interactive lessons
on birds and mammals.
-Developed and implemented and original science unit plan for fourth grade on the states of matter,
based on existing curriculum guidelines.
-Provided reading and math preparation to fourth grade students taking the PSSA tests.

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Allison Sherin Petris


418 Georgetown Road P.O. Box 564 Lawrence, Pennsylvania 15055
(412) 527-9739 allison.petris@gmail.com
Education and Work Experience Continued__________________________________
Happy Face Learning Center, 3540 Washington Road, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 15317
Infant through School Age Teacher, Summer 2012
-Worked as a member of a co-operative team in order to provide an appropriate educational
program for the children in the center.
-Planned and applied developmental lessons based on observation of individual children.
-Prepared play and learning materials and set up the children's environment.
-Supervised children's play, making sure of their physical safety at all times.
-Helped children with daily routines such as toileting, dressing, eating, and sleeping.
-Guided children's behavior and social development.
Saint Vincent Step-Up Program, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650
Teacher, Fall 2009
-Developed and taught a ten lesson class for homeschool students in kindergarten and first grade
which covered a variety of topics through the use of Dr. Seuss books and activities.
C.S. Kim Karate, 3637 Washington Road, McMurray, Pennsylvania 15317
Childrens Karate Instructor, 2005-2012
Ron and Kelly Recker, 119 Windermere Court, McMurray, Pennsylvania 15317
Babysitter, 2005-2012
Saint Benedict the Abbot Church, 120 Abbington Drive, McMurray, Pennsylvania 15317
Vacation Bible School Counselor, 2001-2009
Praxis Scores________________________________________________________
PPST Reading: 184/190
PPST Math: 183/190
PPST Writing: 180/190

Curriculum and Instruction: 185/200


Fundamental Subjects: 181/200
Early Childhood Education: 680/990

Awards and Achievements_______________________________________________


Southwest Regional Director on the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators Board
Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators Daisy S. Klinedinst Memorial Award Recipient (2014)
Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators Conference Presenter (2011, 2013)
Deans List (Fall 2008 through Spring 2012)
Selected to Serve on the Saint Vincent College Board of Judicial Review (Spring 2012)
Saint Vincent College Student Government Association Class Senator (2008-2012)
Secretary of the Saint Vincent College Environmental Awareness Club (2011-2012)
Saint Vincent College Community Service Award (Fall 2010, Spring 2011)
Community Scholarship Recipient
Third Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do Karate
National Honor Society
International Thespian Society
Tri-M Music Honor Society
Regional and State Awards in Technology Student Association

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Allison Sherin Petris


418 Georgetown Road P.O. Box 564 Lawrence, Pennsylvania 15055
(412) 527-9739 allison.petris@gmail.com
Relevant Education Coursework__________________________________________
Strategies and Techniques of Instruction
Curriculum, Projects, and Play or the Developing Child
Science and the Environment for Early and Special Learners
Psychology and Education for Exceptional Students
Classroom Partnerships and Inclusion
Social Studies for Early and Special Learners
Numerical and Manipulative Math for Early and Special Learners
Performance and Visual Arts for Early and Special Learners
Program Development for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Physical Health and Wellness for Educators
Reading and Writing for Early and Special Learners
Composition and Language Arts for Upper Elementary
Teaching Non-Native Speaking and Culturally Diverse Students
Early Childhood Leadership
Educational Testing
Field Experience I: Observation and Interaction
Field Experience II: Strategies and Techniques of Instruction
Field Experience III: Early Childhood Instruction and Theory
Field Experience IV: Pre-Student Teaching
Field Experience V: Student Teaching
Curriculum and Systems Design (M.S.)
Classroom Management (M.S.)
Educational Leadership and Professional Development (M.S.)
Assessment and Diagnostics (M.S.)
Current Issues and Trends in Education (M.S.)
Creative Programming for Children and Young Adults (M.S.)
Assessment and Diagnostics (M.S.)
Instructional Methodology (M.S.)
Statistics and Research Design (M.S.)
Instructional Technology (M.S)
Curriculum Certifications and Professional Development________________________
Pennsylvania Game Commissions Growing Up WILD - Facilitator (2012)
Pennsylvania Game Commissions Wild About Bears
Pennsylvania Game Commissions Project WILD
Pennsylvania Game Commissions Wild About Songbirds
Project WET - Facilitator (2014)
Food, Land, and People
Wonders of Wetlands
Citizen Power Sustainable Energy Educator Workshop I and II
Memberships ________________________________________________________
Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators (2012-Present)
Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators Board Member (2015-Present)
Kappa Delta Pi (2009-Present)
Saint Vincent College Student Government Association (2008-2012)
Alpha Lambda Delta (2009-2012)
Saint Vincent College Early Childhood Education Club (2010-2012)
Saint Vincent College Environmental Awareness Club (2010-2012)

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Allison Sherin Petris


418 Georgetown Road P.O. Box 564 Lawrence, Pennsylvania 15055
(412) 527-9739 allison.petris@gmail.com
References__________________________________________________________
Mrs. Angela Belli
Director of Environmental Education
Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College
744 Walzer Way
Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650
angela.belli@email.stvincent.edu
(724) 537-5284
Mrs. Beth Bollinger
Environmental Education Coordinator
Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College
744 Walzer Way
Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650
beth.bollinger@email.stvincent.edu
(724) 537-5284
Dr. Robert Thomas
Education Professor
Saint Vincent College
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650
robert.thomas@email.stvincent.edu
(724) 805-2447
Fr. Philip Kanfush
Education Professor and Academic Advisor
Saint Vincent College
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650
philip.kanfush@email.stvincent.edu
(724) 805-2417
Mr. Dean Kelly
Martial Arts Instructor
C.S. Kim Karate
3637 Washington Road
McMurray, Pennsylvania 15317
dkelly@cskimkarate.com
(724) 942-3444

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