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KRISTEN DAVISON

EDUCATOR

14613 Grand Forest Ter.


kristen03davison@gmail.com 804.896.5074 kristenadavison.weebly.com
S. Chesterfield, VA 23834

EDUCATION
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Master of Arts in Teaching | May 2019


Virginia Postgraduate Professional Licensure Program: Elementary Education, grades PreK-6

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies | May 2018


Minors in Elementary Education and Exceptional Education Non-Teaching
Concentration in Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Honors: summa cum laude (GPA: 3.9)

Certification: Elementary Education, Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 6 (pending)


Endorsement: Algebra I

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Graduate Practicum, Grade 2 | Lacey Spring Elementary School


January 2019 – Present | Rockingham, VA
• Observing and assisting with classroom duties and small group learning in a Title I school
• Working one-on-one with a student in order to monitor progress with literacy skills, such as decoding
• Conducting research on my teaching for an Inquiry Project reflecting on teacher questioning in the classroom

Student Teacher, Grade 2 | Lacey Spring Elementary School


October 2018 – December 2018 | Rockingham, VA
• Introduced and implemented a class points-based behavior management system alongside use of restorative
justice for student conflict management
• Used backward design to plan and carry out lessons on contractions, money, and Native Americans that
involved opportunities for student collaboration which abided by the Virginia State Standards
• Planned greetings, questions, and activities for morning meetings that incorporated direct instruction and
application of core values, including the implementation of a Kindness Escape Room
• Collected student data using formative and summative assessments in order to adapt future instruction and
gauge need for reteaching
• Incorporated student use of iPads in order to enhance learning and reinforce instruction

Student Teacher, Grade 4 | Riverheads Elementary School


August 2018 – October 2018 | Staunton, VA
• Coordinated and taught unit plans on graphing, animal adaptations, food webs, etc., incorporating game-based
and interactive learning experiences
• Utilized Google Classroom and Google Slides to present lessons and deliver math and science content
• Created reviews for summative assessments that involved cooperative learning
• Instructed students in a remedial “Power Up” math group in order to review and reteach as well as pre-teach
concepts, such as greatest common factor
• Used skills-based, differentiated instruction to assist struggling small groups in mathematics
• Contributed to parent-teacher conferences by providing parents with feedback on student progress
• Incorporated whole-brain teaching practices for classroom management and reinforcement of content

Senior Practicum, Grade 4 | Bluestone Elementary School


September 2017 - December 2017 | Harrisonburg, VA
• Assisted in a diverse classroom once a week and worked to develop classroom community with students
• Planned and carried out a math lesson utilizing a number balance as a visual aid for equality in an equation
• Conducted an inquiry-based social studies lesson on Native Americans’ interactions with English colonists
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Junior Practicum, Pre-Kindergarten | Linville-Edom Elementary School


September 2016 – December 2016 | Rockingham, VA
• Facilitated an arts-based lesson for students to explore different kinds of apples
• Observed a child over the course of a semester and developed a case study that analyzed social-emotional,
cognitive, physical, language, and moral development

Teacher/Facilitator | Bricks4Kidz
May 2017 – July 2018 | Mechanicsville, VA
• Guided children in the creation of motorized Lego models to promote STEM outside the classroom
• Implemented program lesson plans in order to connect STEM creations to real-life facts and terms

Instructional Summer School Assistant, Grade 3 | Scott Elementary School


Summer 2016 | Chester, VA
• Worked one-on-one and in small groups with students to strengthen and reteach concepts, such as mental math
strategies, dictionary skills, etc.
• Taught three mini-lessons on metacognition and strategies for using it while reading to develop comprehension

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

President | Kappa Delta Pi – International Honor Society in Education


April 2017 – April 2018 | James Madison University
*Previous roles served: Professional Development Chair (2016-2017)
Member (2015-2016, 2018-present)
• Presided over general body meetings of 150 members utilizing detailed PowerPoints
• Collaborated with fellow executive board members to plan and coordinate chapter events, such as the Annual
Educators’ Conference, Literacy Night, Résumé and Interview Workshop, etc.
• Initiated Family Math Nights for Harrisonburg middle schools, incorporating game stations and a scavenger hunt

P.A.S.S. (Peer-Assisted Study Sessions) Leader


Fall 2017, Spring 2018 | James Madison University
• Held biweekly, voluntary sessions for education students in high-fail mathematics classes
• Planned remedial and enrichment exercises to promote mastery in Geometry and Statistics
• Differentiated instruction and provided additional hands-on experiences for a student who is blind

HONORS & AWARDS


IdLS Mathematics Future Teacher Award, JMU Department of Mathematics & Statistics
April 2018 | James Madison University

Mathematics Game Presenter, USA Science & Engineering Festival


April 2018 | Washington, DC

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Kappa Delta Pi Educators’ Conference – Alpha Chi Chapter


February 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 | James Madison University
• Attended six presentations facilitated by K-12 educators, administrators, and professors on topics including “How
to Teach Young People on the Margins,” “Navigating the Standards,” and “Making a Difference While Teaching”

Expanding Your Horizons Conference


March 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 | James Madison University
• Volunteered in sessions centered around promoting interest in STEM-based fields for young women

Symposium for Educators: Understanding and Responding to Poverty


October 2016 | James Madison University
• Participated in breakout sessions regarding strategies for educating children living in poverty