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Michelle L.

12630 Point Canyon, San Antonio, Texas  michelle.platt@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position as a teacher in the middle grades.

Texas Educator Certification for Early Childhood to Eighth Grade
Dedicated educator with a genuine passion and art for guiding students toward excellence. Ready to utilize best
practice teaching methods and high expectations to increase student achievement. Combining exceptional
content knowledge, culturally responsive pedagogy, and evidence-based, differentiated instruction to meet
diverse learning needs and create a challenging, rewarding learning environment.

Texas Educator Standard Certification: Generalist EC-6, 4-8
Gifted and Talented and Reasoning Minds Qualified
Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System rater

Masters of Science in Science Education- degree anticipated 2020
Montana State University; Bozeman, Montana Current GPA 4.0
Bachelor of Science in Pathobiology and Animal Science-2002
University of Connecticut: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Storrs, Connecticut

2016- 2018 Northside Independent School District Certified Substitute Teacher
2014- 2016 Abilene Independent School District
 Collaborated with other teachers in the district to strengthen and implement hands-on learning activities
 Developed and implemented differentiated interdisciplinary lessons
 Analyzed formative assessment data to drive student-centered learning
 Collaborated and developed new classroom behavior systems to meet specific student needs
 Worked with students' parents and school counselor to ensure all students' success
 Differentiated instruction for gifted and talented students
 Provided individualized and small group instruction in after school tutorials
 Promoted technological literacy in the classroom with Edmodo, Prezi, Haiku Deck, and internet based research
 Proficient in Microsoft Windows, Promethean Boards, Foghorn, Eduphoria and Frontrunner
Ortiz Elementary, Abilene, Texas 2015-2016: 5th Grade Teacher (Departmentalized: Science and Health)
 Served as member of the Leader In Me campus Lighthouse Team
 Designed and implemented new STAAR Science special education modifications
 Facilitated ELL and economically disadvantaged student learning with research-based vocabulary program
 Planned hands-on, experiential learning opportunities to foster enthusiasm in reluctant learners
 Supported self-contained teachers in their implementation of science lessons and labs
 Maintained and organized the science laboratory supplies
 Keep Abilene Beautiful Grant Winner
Reagan Elementary, Abilene, Texas 2014-2015: 5th Grade Teacher (Self-contained/GT)
 Volunteered as mentor in gifted and talented (ASCEND) after school program
 Coordinated campus National Scripps Spelling Bee
 Coached UIL Spelling and volunteered as UIL Storytelling judge
2013- 2014 Abilene and Wylie Independent School Districts, Abilene, Texas Certified Substitute Teacher
2003-2004 University of Alaska Fairbanks: Alaska Basic Neuroscience Program, Fairbanks, AK
Research Technician
Responsible for supervising masters and post-doctorate students, instructing students and staff in the proper care of
animals, surgical technique, anesthesia/drug delivery, preparation for and performance of surgeries and procedures.

Professional Teaching Portfolio http://michellelplatt.weebly.com/ Classroom Webpage http://michelleplatt.weebly.com/