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Sarah Chambers

Education
Dominican University, River Forest, IL, June 2018:
Masters of Education with a focus in ELL Education
TEFL International, Alexandria, Egypt, January 2010: TEFL Certified
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, May 2007:
Bachelor of Arts with History Major and Secondary Education Teaching License
Leadership Experience
Social Studies Department Head, August 2017-Present
● Led meetings with social studies teachers grades 3-11
● Communicated with social studies director of Concept Schools
● Observed social studies teachers and provided feedback

Middle School Grade Chair, January-June 2017


● Led meetings with all middle school staff
● Attended leadership meetings with administration
Teaching Experience
Social Studies Teacher, Horizon Science Academy Southwest (Chicago, IL), August 2015-present
● Concept Schools Teacher of the Year, 2017-2018
● Communicated objectives for all lessons, units and projects to students and their parents
● Integrated technology (Smartboard) into the classroom as an instructional tool
● Established positive rapport with all students and parents through home calls, emails and the Parent
Teacher Club
● Instructed more than 170 middle school students per year through lectures, discussions, group activities
and demonstrations
● Planned and supervised class projects, field trips and visits by guest speakers
● Prepared daily lesson plans for activities
● Identified signs of emotional or developmental problems in students
● Prepared instructional materials including copying, construction of bulletin boards, grading work and
setting up work areas

Social Studies Teacher, Teach for America, Chicago, IL, June 2015-present
Selected as one of 5,300 accepted candidates out of 45,000 applicants (12% acceptance rate)
● Taught summer school program in Chicago Public Schools
● Developed lesson plans based on Common Core standards
● Maintained positive classroom environments by executing classroom management techniques
● Participated in research-based professional development workshops

Kindergarten English Teacher, Krabel English Kindergarten (Busan, South Korea), March-July 2014
● Taught kindergarten (ages three to seven) English through conversation, reading, writing, science, math,
physical education, and art
● Created and implemented activities based on American history and culture
● Participated in special school events (Family Day, cultural games, field trips, etc.)
● Created and implemented lessons for the Krabel graduates’ (age eight) Saturday classes
● Completed monthly assessments for all after-school students

ELL Kindergarten Teacher, MacMillan English Kindergarten (Busan, South Korea), March 2013-February 2014
● Taught kindergarten (ages five to seven) and elementary school students (age eight) conversational
English, reading, writing, grammar and math
● Completed monthly assessments for students
ELL Teacher, International School of Canada (Busan, South Korea), May 2011-July 2012
● Taught sixth and seventh grade science, math, social studies, and English (May 2011-February 2012)
based on a Canadian curriculum
● Taught kindergarten and first grade science, math, social studies, English, physical education, music, and
art (March 2012-July 2012), based on a Canadian curriculum
● Taught one-on-one classes focusing on English writing skills to a 3rdgrade student, based on a Canadian
curriculum

Substitute Teacher, Rockford Area School Districts (Rockford, IL), March 2010-May 2011

ESL Teacher, English Center for Children (Busan, South Korea), August 2008-September 2009
● Taught elementary and middle school students (aged four to eighteen) conversational English, writing,
and grammar
● Tutored students of various skill levels in one-on-one sessions
● Taught bimonthly sample lessons for the school’s staff and administration
● Trained incoming staff in materials and lesson construction
● Completed monthly assessments for all students

Intern, Camp Adventure (Illesheim, Germany), January-May 2008


Worked as the only Youth Services Intern creating and implementing a sustainable database of activities
● Mentored and tutored middle school and high school students in Youth Services
● Led special events and chaperoned field trips

Student Teacher, Wilson Middle School (Moline, IL), August-November 2007


● Taught eighth grade history
● Participated in student-led parent-teacher conferences