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Meredith Poldrack-Segrist

484 Creekwalk Circle


Martinez, GA 30907

OBJECTIVE
Educate children so they can reach their full potential.

SUMMARY
I am a caring, results-driven, and team-oriented educator who seeks to join an English or Social
Studies department at a middle or high school. I possess valuable life experience and have fresh
ideas for the classroom that make me a strong candidate for positions in grades 6 through 12.

EDUCATION
University of Maryland University College
Master of Arts in Teaching with a focus on secondary schools. Degree will be completed
summa cum laude on May 30, 2017, with certifications sought in English and Social
Studies.
Augusta University
Pursuing bachelors degree in Foreign Language with a concentration in Spanish. Member
of Spanish club, Los Amigos Hispanos.
University of Texas at San Antonio
Bachelors degree in History, graduated magna cum laude.
Morehead State University and Indiana University
Courses to fulfill requirements for a minor in English.

CERTIFICATIONS
ELA: Grades 7-12 (Praxis 5039 passed)
Social Studies: Grades 7-12 (Praxis 5086 passed)
Pedagogy: Grades 5-9 (Praxis 5623 passed)
Pedagogy: Grades 7-12 (Praxis 5624 passed)
ELA: Grades 5-9 (Praxis 5047-June 2017)
Social Studies: Grades 5-9 (Praxis 5089-July 2017)
World and U.S. History (Praxis 5941-July 2017)

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE


Teaching and Education
Substitute, Columbia County, Ga., Nov. 2015-present
Teach all ages and levels of students in the absence of their regular instructors.
Student Teacher, Stallings Island Middle School, Jan. 9-May 19, 2017
Co-taught students in eighth-grade English language arts classroom. Tasks included
planning, instruction, classroom management, and assessment. Student outcomes included:
understanding and analysis of informational, dramatic, and narrative text, using text features
to determine importance, providing text evidence for arguments, and creating objective
summaries.
Awana Cubbies Coordinator, Trinity on the Hill UMC, Aug. 2014-present
Organized and managed a weekly Christian educational program for children ages 3 and 4.
Tasks include classroom management, classroom organization, and communicating with
parents. Student outcomes include: memorization of Bible verses, stories, and songs; and
creation of crafts that further understanding of scriptural concepts.
Writing Consultant, Augusta University, Aug.-Dec. 2016
Assisted college students improve their craft at all stages of the writing process. Student
outcomes included: confidently engaging in the writing process, creating sound arguments
using text evidence, and recognizing and correcting errors in grammar, punctuation, and
mechanics.
Tutor, Aug.-Dec. 2016
Assisted middle school students at a Title I school and a magnet school improve their
language arts skills. Student outcomes included: determining the main idea of a text,
summarizing a text using the Gist strategy, applying spelling rules to various texts, and
differentiating between elements of figurative speech.
Core Education, Maryland, June 2016-present
Provide research, writing, and editing services for education-related products such as
university courses and grant proposals.
ESL Teacher, Friends of the Columbia County Library, Columbia County, Ga., Aug. 2015-Feb.
2016
Co-taught adult ESL students grammar and pronunciation. Tasks included planning lessons,
creating activities, managing supplies, teaching the students, and student assessment.
Student outcomes included: applying English grammar rules that often affect conversation,
speaking confidently to classmates and teachers, practicing listening and speaking English
outside of the classroom.
Substitute, Lewis Memorial UMC Mothers Day Out, Aug. 2014-May 2015
Assisted teachers of various age groups with classroom management and child guidance.
Classroom Volunteer, Stevens Creek Elementary School, Aug. 2014-May 2015
Led small group learning sessions in language arts and mathematics approximately one-half
hour per week. Also coordinated parent volunteers for seasonal class parties and events and
assisted with two small-group, special topics education program.

Communications
Writing and editing print, audio, and online copy for small businesses and nonprofits, five
newspapers, and a national security firm.
Freelance online writer and editor, publicity coordinator for Veggie Truck Farmers Market,
and event coordinator for Fort Gordon-CSRA Community Expo, Augusta, Ga.
News Editor, Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas
Business Designer, Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington, Ky.
News and Features Copy Editor, Caller-Times, Corpus Christi, Texas
News Copy Editor, The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y., and Southbridge Evening News,
Southbridge, Mass.
Communications Specialist, Initial Security, San Antonio, Texas
Communications Intern, American Red Cross and American Lung Association,
San Antonio, Texas

SPECIAL SKILLS
Intermediate proficiency in Spanish.

AWARDS
Member of Pi Lambda Theta education honor society
Fort Gordon Volunteer of the Quarter, First Quarter 2015
Fort Gordon Spouses & Civilians Club Volunteer of the Month, September 2014

REFERENCES
Ginger Sutton, gsutton@ccboe.net
Jennifer Shearouse, jshearouse@ccboe.net
Patrick McArdle, pkcast@yahoo.com, 802-442-4322/802-417-7205
Stephanie Lainez, Stephanie.lainez.hotmail.com, 706-597-6556
Lillian Howard, lhoward@trinityonthehill.net, 706-829-7048/706-738-8822