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KAITLYN THARP

OBJECTIVE
To obtain a teaching position with children between the ages of birth to six, where a caring heart and
enthusiastic mindset can be fully utilized.
KEY QUALIFICATIONS
 Extensive work with children outside of school from being a camp counselor
 Increased student morale in an elementary school by showing a caring attitude while
helping teach in kindergarten and second grade classrooms
 Taught lessons in a preschool for two years while taking an Early Childhood Education class
during high school
 Practicum placements in college with young children
 Obtaining a Masters of Education with a focus in Inclusive Early Childhood Education
SPECIAL SKILLS
 Proven record of helping students and campers succeed in various areas
 Well-versed in working collaboratively with cooperating coworkers, peers, and students
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
 National and State Gold Medals received for a childhood obesity project and an early
childhood education project with Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
 State Gold Medal received for ability to implement a lesson plan when given a topic on the
spot with Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America
WORK EXPERIENCE
 February 2018 – Present – Floater Teacher for Generations Crossing
 September 2017-Present – Substitute Teacher at Harrisonburg City Public Schools
 May 2017-Present – Substitute Teacher at Warren County Public Schools
 June 2016-Present – Zip line Tour Guide at Virginia Canopy Tours
 November 2013-June 2016 – Skyline Caverns, Front Royal, VA (Tour Guide)
 August 2014-June 2015 – Internship at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School with
Kindergarten and Second Grade
 February 2015-August 2015 – Caring for infants and teaching lessons on The Bible to
children ages 5-12 at Front Royal Presbyterian Church
 September 2013-June 2015 – Teaching Preschool at Skyline High School during Early
Childhood Education class
 July 2013 – Camp Counselor at NOVA 4-H Center
 June 2012-August 2013 – Childcare in a private home (Ages 3, 7, and 9)
EDUCATION
 Pertinent Classes – Early Childhood Education (2 years), Teachers for Tomorrow (1 year),
EDUC 300 (Foundations of American Education), IECE 303 (Development of Young
Children), IECE 301/321 (practicum), EDUC 310 (Diversity in Education), READ 366 (Early
Literacy Development), IECE 324 (Assessing Young Children), IECE 322 (Teaching Young
Children), ISAT 495 (Children’s’ Engineering) and EXED200 (Foundations of Exceptional
Education)
CERTIFICATIONS
 ACCT Level One Guide - 2016
 First Aid/CPR Certification – 2016
 NOCTI (Early Childhood Education) Test (93%) – 2015
 CPR/First Aid Training– 2012
 AAFCS-Educational Fundamentals
TECHNICAL
 Microsoft Office
 Internet
ORGANIZATIONS
 FCCLA Alumni & Associates
 Kappa Delta Pi (Honor Society for Teachers)
 JMU Cru (Christian organization)