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Kathryn Bliden

Blidenka@msu.edu | (269) 779-4513


Michigan Elementary Standard Certificate May 2019

K-5 All Subjects (K-8 All Subjects Self-Contained)
K-8 English as a Second Language (NS)
PreK-K Early Childhood (ZS)
Adult and Child First Aid & CPR

Teacher Certification May 2019

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
 Completed 12 graduate-level credits

Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education and Child Development May 2018

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
 Teaching Major: Language Arts
 Global Educator Cohort Program

Teaching Experiences

Year-long Teaching Intern- First Grade August 2018-April 2019

Bennett Woods Elementary, Okemos Public Schools, Okemos, Michigan
 Co-planned and collaborated with mentor teacher and first grade team to create quality lesson plans for
students in all subject areas
 Reflected and adapted skills based on own teaching techniques and state guidelines
 Utilized student-centered learning techniques including demonstrations, independent learning, and
 Differentiated techniques to adapt to students’ different learning styles and abilities
 Assumed all classroom responsibilities including lesson planning, classroom management, and data
management for a class of 22 students for six weeks
 Practiced classroom management skills and created a productive learning environment
 Co-lead the school PEERS (Promoting Early Educational Relationships) club
 Worked on the March is Reading Month committee to plan, prepare and organize activities for the
 Responsible for a forensics investigation and finger printing station at a school wide Science Night

Semester-long Teaching Intern- Two-Year Old Classroom January 2018- April 2018
East Lansing Child Development Laboratories, East Lansing, Michigan
 Created overviews for domains associated with MSU Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
 Responsible for executing all classroom responsibilities for six consecutive weeks
 Performed authentic assessments in a formal and informal setting
 Organized conference presentations and met with parents to discuss their child’s growth and

Field Placement- Kindergarten October 2017- April 2018

Wilkshire Early Childhood Center, Haslett Public Schools, Haslett, Michigan
 Designed and implemented hands on lessons in Science, Social Studies, Language Arts and Math

TESOL Summer Session Field Placement- K-2nd grade May 2017- June 2017
Wilkshire Early Childhood Center, Haslett Public Schools, Haslett, Michigan
 Collaborated with instructor to create and teach lessons for Emerging Bilingual students with
differentiation based on language and age

Field Placement- After School Program September 2014- December 2014

Refugee Development Center, Lansing, Michigan
 Assisted in an English language-learning program that provided one-on-one tutoring and group center
discussions for high school and middle school students
 Implemented group center discussions that focused on specific issues such as bullying, mental health,
identity struggles and cultural differences
 Addressed cultural and language barriers while creating a sense of community for students

Student Staff- Three-Year Old Room and Two-Year Old Room August 2016- July 2018
MSU Child Development Laboratories, East Lansing, Michigan
 Worked with staff to manage classroom and student behaviors
 Responsible for planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities
 Met and discussed daily tasks with parents and teachers

Humane Education Intern September 2017- December 2017

Capital Area Humane Society, Lansing, Michigan
 Assisted humane educator in working with school aged kids teaching humane education
 Assisted with CAHS events by managing volunteers and running activity centers

Professional Development

Math Expressions, Okemos Public Schools, Okemos, MI 2018-2019

MiAEYC Conference, Grand Rapids, MI April 2018
 Presented with a head teacher at the MSU Child Development Laboratories on Schema Theory
Coming Together for Young Children, East Lansing, MI February 2018
I Am A Teacher Expo, East Lansing, MI March 2017

Technology Skills

 Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Mac and PC

 Document Camera
 Digital Projector (ELMO)
 SMART board & Interactive Whiteboard