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Jami Shlensky

Current Address: 904 S. Third Street Champaign, IL 61820 Email: Jami.Shlensky@gmail.com Phone: (847) 224-6405 Permanent Address: 1615 Tall Tree Lane Deerfield, IL 60015

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL Major: Special Education College of Education Cumulative GPA: 3.84 Deerfield High School- Deerfield, IL Expected Graduation: May 2014

August 2006-May 2010

Volunteer Activities
Classroom Assistant August 2010- January 2011 Assisted in Education and Life Skills classroom Acted as a teachers aid; taught reading, writing, and math to students with disabilities Attended classes and activities with students with disabilities Observed teachers in order to gain knowledge about being a Special Education Teacher Classroom Assistant September 2011-May 2012 Assisted in 5th grade classroom at Robeson Elementary School Aided students when they needed additional help on any type of assignment Center For Enriched Living- Deerfield, IL October 2007-June 2009 Worked with children and adults with disabilities on projects, activities, sports, and games Volunteered with Special Olympics by coaching, assisting with skill building, and teamwork Volunteered at teen club by teaching life skills along with games and activities

Work Experience
Teacher Assistant-NSSED/NSSRA Summer Program-Deerfield, IL June 2011 -August 2012 Acted as a teachers aid; taught reading, writing, and math to students with disabilities Facilitated outdoor recreation activities for students with disabilities Program Assistant-CU Public Schools Young Adult Program February-April 2012 Assisted in Friday lunch and programming with young adults with disabilities Program Assistant- Champaign Urbana Special Recreation February-April 2012 Assisted cooking program for adults with disabilities Helped facilitate after school program for students with disabilities Tutor September 2011-Present Inclusion Companion/ Day Camp Counselor, NSSRA- Northbrook, IL June-August 2010 One on one aide to a nine-year-old child with disabilities at a summer day camp Focused on teaching independence, life skills, and enforcing rules, when necessary Aided in supervising an entire group of fifteen children in activities such as swimming, sports, crafts, and games Overnight Camp Counselor, Camp Birch Trail- Minong, WI June- August 2009 Was responsible for a group of ten nine-year-old girls, all day, for four weeks at a time Created and led programming at water sports, games, crafts, etc.
Worked with a freshman in high school on executive functioning Helped with homework after school

Practicum Experiences
Unity West Elementary School-Tolono, IL October-December 2012 Student teacher in pull-out resource setting Worked one-on-one with two first graders and two third graders in reading fluency Central High School-Champaign, IL January-May 2013 Student teacher in co-taught Algebra II class, co-taught English class, and self-contained resource setting

Jami Shlensky
University of Illinois College Organizations

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Best Buddies Illinois August 2010-Present President 2013 o Managed an organization of over 300 o Planned activities for entire organization, coordinated functioning of organization o Acted as liaison between international organization and local chapter College Buddy o Was matched with a buddy with disabilities and maintained weekly contacts o Participated in chapter events with all college students and buddies Coordinator 2012 o Helped plan events for entire chapter o Managed a group of 20 ensuring that requirements were being met by all members Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority August 2010- Present New Member Educator 2012 o Responsible for all incoming members in their education and initiation into the organization o Planned activities for 200 people o Managed a $12,500 budget Apparel Chair 2011 o Responsible for designing, ordering, and distributing apparel to 200 people Epsilon Delta Teaching Fraternity September 2010- Present Member of New Revels Players Theatre September 2010-December 2010 Member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society February 2011- Present Member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society September 2011-Present

High-School Activities
Gym Leader, Deerfield High School- Deerfield, IL August 2008-May 2010 Worked as a one on one aide to a student with disabilities in gym class on a daily basis Taught sports and skills to student Adapted lessons and activities, from a general education gym class, to fit the needs of a student with disabilities Found ways to accelerate the inclusion of students with disabilities in general physical education classes Warrior Buddies- Deerfield High School- Deerfield, IL August 2008-May 2010 Encouraged social interaction between peers with and without disabilities Attended sporting events, school dances, and activities to socialize with students with disabilities Student Council, Deerfield High School- Deerfield, IL August 2006-May 2010 Treasurer 2009 Managed a $50,000 budget Oversaw entire organization of 150 people Reported weekly to school board on events throughout the entire high school Assisted in raising over $80,000 for the Saving Tiny Hearts Society Benefit Co-Chair 2008 Planned and orchestrated a charity dinner and silent auction event for over 200 people Raised over $30,000 to donate to Camp Heartland

Skills
Languages English (Native), Spanish (Conversational, Functional), Sign Language (Conversational) CPR and First Aid Certified

References
Stacy Wood, Education and Life Skills Teacher, Deerfield High School SWood@dist113.org (224) 632-3326