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JOSEPH ZUCCARO

17940 Heritage Drive, Macomb, MI 48044

(586) 436-0221, jvzuccaro@gmail.com


Philosophy Creating an environment that is comfortable for student learning for all types of learners is
essential for students to develop their education. Providing students with the motivation and inspiration to
learn and continue their education throughout their lives is the importance of being an educator.

Education Oakland University, Rochester Michigan, Graduated Apr. 2017


BA, Secondary Ed., History and Social Studies Endorsement (RX) GPA 3.65
Deans List Oakland University 2012/2013
Teaching Certification May 2017

Macomb Community College, Macomb Michigan, Graduated May 2014


Associate Degree of General Studies GPA 3.45
Deans List Macomb Community College 2010/2011
Teaching
Experience Stoney Creek High School, Rochester, MI Aug. 2016-April 2017
Student Teaching, 9th Grade World History/10th-12th Grade Current Issues
Built close relationships with teaching faculty and administrators in the building.
Completed daily tasks such as grading, lesson planning, and pacing as the teacher in
the classroom.
Led classroom discussions on a daily basis as well as eliciting student understanding.
Developed tests/quizzes and formative assessments on content covered in class.
Learned multiple teaching methods and practices from both cooperating teachers I
was placed with.
Was involved in various student events and extra-curricular activities from
homecoming dance, winter dance, and charity week.
Was able to connect with students in the classroom and build relationships that
impacted their learning.
Seneca Middle School, Macomb, MI Jan. 2016-April 2016
Secondary Field Experience, 7th/8th Grade Geography/U.S. History Classroom
Built close relationships with students of all ages, as well as other teaching faculty.
Entered grades, checked tests, and prepared copies of assignments.
Led students in small reading groups and helped them with daily assignments.
Learned effective teaching practices in geography, history, reading, classroom
management, lesson plan development and other best teaching qualities.
On multiple occasions taught class new content in geography and history and led
classroom instruction in place of regular teacher.
Gained knowledge in state based testing and student understanding of content areas.
Macomb Literacy Partners, Macomb, MI Sep. 2015-Sep. 2016
Reading/English Literacy Tutor for Adults
Worked with an English as a Second Language (ESL) adult on literacy in reading,
writing, and speaking.
Developed lesson plans to creatively and effectively improve the adults literacy in
English.
Joseph Zuccaro (586) 436-0221
History/Social Studies (RX) jvzuccaro@gmail.com
Taught reading, writing, and speaking strategies that focused on comprehension and
understanding to adults from different multicultural backgrounds.
Created close relationships with students, tutors, and Macomb Literacy staff.
Hart Middle School, Rochester Hills, MI Sep.-Nov. 2012
Secondary Field Experience, 8th Grade History Classroom
Built close relationships with teaching faculty and especially with children of all
grade levels.
Entered grades, checked tests, and created copies of assignments.
Worked closely with students with reading disabilities and other learning disabilities.
Led students in small reading groups and taught them reading strategies that
emphasized comprehension and understanding.
Assisted students in MEAP testing preparation.
Learned effective teaching practices in history, reading, classroom management,
lesson plan development and other best teaching qualities.
Utica Davis Junior High, Sterling Heights, MI Sep.-Nov. 2012
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Secondary Field Experience, AVID Tutoring, 7 Grade Classroom
Learned effective tutoring practices and procedures.
Built close relationships with the students in the classroom and other educators.
Led an inquiry based tutorial program of up to eight students per session.
Worked in small groups with the students and taught them how to effectively answer
their learning questions as well as show them better study techniques.
Worked closely with students with reading and learning disabilities.
Was requested to stay on as a full-time tutor after the completion of my field
placement.

Employment Dakota High School, Macomb, MI Jan. 2016-Present


Junior Varsity Baseball Coach
Work with student athletes on the importance of team building, working together, and
determination to achieve success both on and off the field.
Use different forms of disciplinary methods to improve students behavior both on
the playing field and in the classroom.
Instill the value of extra-curricular activities to the students as well as the significance
of class work.
Use a variety of techniques to improve a students baseball ability and teach life
lessons that can be applied to all aspects of the students daily life.
Dakota High School, Macomb, MI Feb. 2014-Jan. 2016
Freshman Baseball Coach
Work with student athletes on the importance of team building, working together, and
determination to achieve success both on and off the field.
Worked with high school staff regarding all aspects of coaching.
Kroger Grocery Store, Shelby Twp., MI Aug. 2009-July 2012
Grocery Clerk
Worked with adults from all ages and different multicultural backgrounds.
Responsible for a variety of tasks on a daily basis as well as decision making
situations as well as training workers.
Learned how to effectively deal with the public and customers.

Memberships USA Hockey Association, 2011-Present


UFCW Local 876, 2009-2012
Joseph Zuccaro (586) 436-0221
History/Social Studies (RX) jvzuccaro@gmail.com
LITSTART Tutors, 2015-Present
MEA/NEA Membership, 2016-Present
EDU Staff Membership, 2016-Present
PESG Membership, 2017
Italian Club Member, 2015
Skills MS Word MS Outlook Gmail
iMovie MS PowerPoint GradePro
MS Excel Web Design SMARTBoard
Adobe Moodle Prezi
Google Earth Angel BlackBoard
Web Advisor Illuminate Inspiration

Professional Diversity Training, 2017


Development CPR/First Aid Training, 2016
LITSTART Tutor Workshop Training, 2015
AVID Tutor Workshop Training, 2012

Activities/ Student Council


Interests Volunteering
2009 Dakota High School Graduate
2008 Division 1 Football State Champion-Dakota High School
4 year Football Team Member-Dakota High School
2 year Ice Hockey Team Member-Dakota High School
1 year Baseball Team Member-Dakota High School
2006 Student Government Member-Dakota High School

References
Kate Bass - Oakland University Student Teaching Supervisor
(248) 894-6602
Brennan3@oakland.edu

Katie Antrup - Cooperating Teacher for Student Teaching


(810) 614-7844
KAntrup@rochester.k12.mi.us

Traci Naylis - Cooperating Teacher for Student Teaching


(734) 644-1573
TNaylis@rochester.k12.mi.us

Anthony Lewis - Dakota High School JV Head Baseball Coach


(586) 322-4638
ALewis01@cvs.k12.mi.us
Ajlewis003@gmail.com
Joseph Zuccaro (586) 436-0221
History/Social Studies (RX) jvzuccaro@gmail.com