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Tara Crewe mscrewe.weebly.

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taracrewe@alumni.clemson.edu

OBJECTIVE
To scaffold and motivate children to become champion stewards of our earth's resources, to treat others with empathy,
and to work toward becoming ever more inquisitive problem-solvers

EDUCATION
Graduate Studies
University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina January 2011 – May 2013
M.Ed. Teaching (Science)
GPR 3.95/4.0

Undergraduate Studies
Clemson University Clemson, South Carolina August 2000 – December 2004
Calhoun Honors College
B.A. Elementary Education
GPR 3.60/4.00

CERTIFICATES
Georgia Educator Certificate – IN3T July 2016 – June 2019
Early Childhood Education P-5

South Carolina Professional Certificate – Elementary July 2017 – June 2022


Masters with Gifted & Talented Endorsement

EXPERIENCE
Upper Elementary Lead Teacher River Ridge Academy, Bluffton, SC August 2017 – present
▪ Studied and adopted a Montessori approach to teaching fourth, fifth, and sixth grade learners
▪ Collected, created, and differentiated content for learners of diverse ages and individual learning plans
▪ Flexibly adapted to a change of assignment after the first quarter, adding six preps

K-5 STEM Lab/GT Math Instructor Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary, Athens, GA July 2016 – May 2017
▪ Identified key STEM skills and content within GA Performance Standards, GA Standards of Excellence, International
Society for Technology in Education Standards for Students and Teachers, and the Next Generation Science
Standards to create and organize a vertical progression of instruction to engender career readiness
▪ Evaluated and sourced robots for the inaugural year of the OAES Robotics Club, participation in the Wonder League
Competition, and integration into STEM Lab classes
▪ Assessed and addressed students’ areas for improvement in math in multiple settings: the fifth-grade Advanced
Course Math Class, STEM Lab, and after school Pathways to Success Program sessions
▪ Directed student participation in Hour of Code and Every Kid in a Park programs

Substitute Teacher Portland, OR December 2015 – June 2016


▪ Collaborated with full-time teachers to provide seamless education experiences in their absence
▪ Utilized time spent with students to gain familiarity with Portland-area populations, new curriculum, classroom
management techniques, varied educational technologies, and the culture of Oregon schools
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EXPERIENCE, CONTINUED
Education Specialist Art of STEM, Portland, OR October 2015 – January 2016
▪ Developed and delivered instruction for STEAM-focused After School program
▪ Assessed need for and enacted individualized homework help and targeted reading instruction
▪ Established contacts within local schools to provide them access to curriculum, staff development, and advising

4th- 5th Grade Classroom Teacher Red Cedar Elementary, Bluffton, SC August 2012 – June 2015
▪ Built student agency, problem solving, and critical thinking in students preparing for middle school
▪ Designed integrated units combining Literacy with Science and Social Studies, identifying crosscutting themes
▪ Planned and organized large-scale events and field trips to advance grade-level goals

After-School Tutor Neighborhood Outreach Connection, Bluffton, SC September 2013 – May 2015
▪ Taught research skills, problem solving skills, and content lessons to students of low SES and ESOL demographics
▪ Provided technology assistance to maintain wireless internet connectivity on the program’s 30+ laptops

K-5 Science Lab/GT Math Instructor Red Cedar Elementary, Bluffton, SC August 2009 – June 2012
▪ Revolutionized Science Fair, creating a Digital Fair, to level the playing field for low-income students
▪ Developed a vocabulary-rich Science Lab curriculum to support high population of English Language Learners
▪ Created Wednesday WIT We-cycling to promote student ownership of recycling efforts
▪ Piloted South Carolina’s Crabs in the Classroom program in partnership with the Coastal Discovery Museum

K-5 Science Lab Instructor Bluffton Elementary, Bluffton, SC July 2007 – June 2009
▪ Planned hands-on multi-intelligence experiences integrated throughout the school for students in grades K-5
▪ Established Sparks and Quarks, science clubs promoting interest-driven inquiry
▪ Obtained training through SMART Technologies and provided reciprocal in-services for faculty and staff

4/5 Multiage Classroom Teacher Bluffton Elementary, Bluffton, SC January 2005 – June 2007
▪ Crafted standards-adherent instruction and activities to meet student needs
▪ Authored original educational materials such as booklets, guided lab reports, and SMART Notebook presentations
▪ Communicated with caregivers via newsletters, email, telephone contact, and school events

NOTEWORTHY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Project WILD Savannah National Wildlife Refuge August 2017
Hardeeville, SC

Upper Elementary Montessori Training Seacoast Center for Education June 2017 – present
Mt. Pleasant, SC

Priorities of Assessment for Gifted and Northeast Georgia RESA Spring 2017
Talented Learners Winterville, GA

Introduction to Project-Based Learning Northeast Georgia RESA January 2017


Winterville, GA

Code.org k-5 Courses 1-3 Wilson High School December 2015


Portland, OR

Jane Pollock’s GANAGPlus Cohort Beaufort County School District October 2014 – March 2015
Bluffton, SC
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NOTEWORTHY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, CONTINUED


Project Learning Tree Coastal Discovery Museum May 2010
Hilton Head Island, SC

Educational Procedures for G/T Children College of Charleston Spring 2010


and Youth: Introduction to Curriculum Charleston, SC

ESL Methodology in Academic Content Winthrop University Spring 2010


Courses: Sheltered Instruction Rock Hill, SC
Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model

Nature & Needs of G/T Students University of South Carolina Beaufort Fall 2006
Bluffton, SC

Understanding and Supporting University of South Carolina Spring 2006


Literacy Growth Columbia, SC

TECHNOLOGY PROFICIENCIES
1:1 iPad, Laptop, Tablet Initiatives Interactive Student Response Systems
Digital Microscope Kidblog.org Student Blogging Website
Document Camera & LCD Projector PowerSchool & PS Gradebook
edmodo Communication Website Promethean ActivInspire/SMART Notebook IWB Software
EverydayMathOnline.com Math Curriculum Website Robots: Finch, EV3, Dash & Dot
Enrich Rubicon Atlas Curriculum Mapping Application
ExploreLearning Gizmos SubFinder, Aesop, & SmartFindExpress Interfaces
Google Suite, Google Classroom Twitter Parent Newsletter
Illuminate Education Assessment Site Windows MovieMaker

LEADERSHIP
Tech Team Leader Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary 2016 – 2017
Robotics Club Creator/Leader Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary 2016 – 2017
School Recycling Coordinator Red Cedar Elementary 2009 – 2013
BCSD SALT (Science Area Leadership Team) Representative Red Cedar Elementary 2009 – 2011, 2012 – 2013
ExploreLearning Leadership Award Explorelearning.com 2010 – 2011
Related Arts Team Leader Red Cedar Elementary School 2009 – 2010
Teacher Cadet Mentor Bluffton High School 2009, 2010
Dance Team Coach Red Cedar Elementary Drum & Dance Team 2009 – 2015
Mentor Teacher Beaufort County School District 2007 – 2010
Sparks & Quarks Clubs Sponsor Bluffton Elementary 2007-2009
Science Textbook Adoption Representative Bluffton Elementary 2007
Flag Instructor Bluffton Elementary Drum & Flag Team 2006 – 2009

HONORS/ACTIVITIES
Children’s Clean Water Festival Volunteer March 2016
Hour of Code Volunteer December 2015
Hour of Code Participant 2014 – 2017
Palmetto’s Finest Award Winning School Red Cedar Elementary 2014 – 2015
Yoga Teacher Training, 200 Hour Program Savannah Yoga Center 2014 – 2015
Spanish for Educators Red Cedar Elementary 2014 – 2015
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HONORS/ACTIVITIES, CONTINUED
Guitars in the Classroom Hilton Head Island Chapter March 2012 – 2014
NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) Member 2012 – 2013
Math Science Partnership Grant Participant US Department of Education 2010 – 2013
South Carolina Master Naturalist Program LowCountry Institute 2009 – 2014
Learn, Serve, & Care Award Clemson University College of Health, Education, and Human Development Spring 2004
Co-Vice President: Programs Clemson University Council of Teachers of English August 2000 – October 2001