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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

I am a skilled teacher that can reach every student through solid procedures, positive
relationships and engaging and academically rigorous lessons.

EDUCATION

College of Saint Mary | Omaha, NE | MA in Teaching | Elementary K-6 Endorsement |


December 2011
Nebraska Wesleyan University | Lincoln, NE | BA in Psychology | May 1996
Graduate GPA: 3.97 | Undergraduate GPA: 3.91

WORK EXPERIENCE

3rd Grade Teacher; August 2014-Present


5th Grade Teacher; July 2013-August 2014

Douglas County School District 1 | Omaha Public Schools | Belvedere Elementary | Omaha,
NE

Provide classroom management with an environment that promotes learning and


strong relationships with students; create and implement differentiated lesson plans
that promote critical thinking and align with district curriculum and state standards;
evaluate and document student growth and learning
Facilitated the Big 10 Reading Competition team (Read to Succeed) through the
Gifted and Talented Department
Numerous professional development training completed, including: Teaching Literacy
with Historical Documents, TRIBES, and LLI (Leveled Literacy Intervention)
Started a weekly group for girls, focusing on their self-esteem and empowerment,
based on the Lionhart project

QUEST Facilitator (OPS Gifted and Talented Summer Program)


June 2014 Present
Create and implement a unit teaching the 7 Habits of Happy Kids
Assist and support the 4th and 5th grade teams
Develop effective relationships to collaborate with colleagues

Long-term Substitute Teacher


February 2013-May 2013
Douglas County School District 1 | Omaha Public Schools | Belvedere Elementary | Omaha,
NE
Create and implement differentiated music lesson plans for grades K-6, following the
OPS Power Music Standards
Track and document student progress while evaluating learning and conducting
district assessments; lead parent-teacher conferences and generate report cards
Create and provide excellent classroom management and procedures in populations
with high percentages of behavior disorders and behavior issues
GRADUATE EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

Elkhorn Public Schools, Elkhorn, Nebraska | Fall 2011 | Elementary Education Student
Teacher | Spring Ridge Elementary School
Created and implemented differentiated lessons within third grade curriculum
including language arts, math, social studies, and science
Tracked and documented student progress and evaluated learning, including leading
parent-teacher conferences and generating report cards
Collaborated with a team of professionals

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Parent-in-Charge
August 2008 2010
Jubilate Choir, Nebraska Choral Arts Society | Omaha, NE
Served 15 hours weekly as coordinator of second through fourth grade choir
Responsible for all non-artistic managerial duties: communications with parents and
staff, management of parent volunteers, and chaperoning all rehearsals and
performances
Tracked and documented all fundraisers

Girl Scout Leader


Troop 2622, September 2005 2010; Kindergarten-fourth graders
Troop 3601, September 2007 2010; Kindergarten-second graders
Planned and directed all troop activities: semi-monthly meetings featuring a variety
of age-appropriate crafts, games, field trips, and skill building activities
Communicated with parents and coordinated all parent volunteers/parental
involvement, troop finances and records, and reports to the Girl Scout Council
Collaborated with Girl Scout Council staff

OTHER VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Shepherd for Grades K-5 Sunday School | Presbyterian Church of the Cross | September
2006-present
Vacation Bible School Director/Teacher Grades Pre-K to 5 | Presbyterian Church of the
Cross | January 2009-June 2009
Monthly Classroom Volunteer for Grade 1 | Skyline Elementary | Elkhorn, NE | Led
writing/reading centers; assisted with testing | September 2008 May 2009
Weekly Classroom Volunteer for Grade K | Skyline Elementary | Elkhorn, NE | Led Foss
Science workshops | September 2005 May 2006 and September 2007 May 2008
Sunday School Teacher Grades K-5 Presbyterian Church of the Cross | September 2004
May 2006
Senior High Youth Group Leader | Presbyterian Church of the Cross | August 2000 May
2002