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Torry T.

Yu
43117 Emerson Way, Novi, MI 48377  CELL (248) 565-7154  Torry13YuT@live.com

OBJECTIVE
To obtain a position as an upper-elementary or middle school teacher.

EDUCATION
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Bachelor of Science, December 2017
Major: Elementary Education; Language Arts (6-8); GPA 3.4/4.0
License: Michigan Elementary Education, Language Arts, October 2016
Member: Kappa Delta Pi, Honors College

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
James R. Geisler Middle School, Walled Lake, MI December 2017-Present
Permanent Building Substitute Teacher
 Instructed students based on the plans left by the regular classroom teacher
 Provided supplemental instruction in small groups to reinforce class lessons
 Maintained a classroom management system to ensure student safety and order
 Aided building staff members with various tasks (i.e. copy, deliveries) as needs arose
 Oversaw an after-school newspaper club that produced monthly publications

Long Term Design Technology Teacher


 Designed and taught lessons and activities based on the course curriculum
 Collaborated regularly with the classroom teacher to plan course activities
 Differentiated instruction and assessment in all subject areas
 Kept updated, accurate grades in the Skyward gradebook system

FIELD EXPERIENCE
Pleasant Lake Elementary, West Bloomfield, MI September-December 2017
Student Teaching Placement, Second Grade, 23 students
 Taught, worked with and supported the learning of academically and culturally
diverse students, in whole group, small group and one-on-one environments
 Collaborated with a team of teachers for planning in all subject areas
 Differentiated instruction and assessment in all subject areas
 Integrated a wide variety of technologies into all subject matter, including hardware
such as computers, Chromebooks, projectors, document cameras, interactive
whiteboards, and digital cameras, as well as software such as YouTube, Google
Docs, Google Earth, Microsoft Office Suites, iReady, Skyward, Safari Montage,
Reading A-Z, Everyday Math Online, and Prodigy
 Planned and implemented math lessons using the Everyday Mathematics program
 Incorporated visible learning strategies

Burns Park Elementary, Ann Arbor, MI September-December 2016


Field Experience, Fourth Grade, 25 students including 2 with IEPs
 Provided guided-reading lessons using relevant online articles and modified
instruction depending on reading level
 Prepared a book talk presentation for students on an age-appropriate novel
 Supported students, individually and small groups, with supplemental instruction

Rawsonville Elementary, Ypsilanti, MI January – April 2016


Field Experience, Second Grade, 24 students including 3 with IEPs
 Led small group discussions and instruction for Reader’s Workshop
 Developed a relatable math lesson on multi-digit addition with decimals
TEACHING RELATED EXPERIENCE
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools, Walled Lake, MI
Prime Time Care/Summer Care Assistant June 2014 – Present
 Cared for approximately 60 kindergarten through 5th grade students at a time
 Planned a variety of crafts, games, and activities for students in our program
 Demonstrated strong communication skills through conversations and
announcements with students, parents, supervisors, and co-workers

Playground Paraeducator February – June 2017


 Enforced safety procedures and rules to students while on the playground
 Handled conflicts between students that arose by applying verbal reasoning
 Communicated any misconduct or issues to the classroom teacher and principal

OTHER RELATED EXPERIENCE


City of Novi, Novi, MI
Building Attendant Coordinator May 2012 – Present
 Collaborated with city employees, residents, and elected officials to discuss
programming requests
 Coordinated monthly staff schedule based on staff availability and need
 Interviewed potential candidates to serve various positions in our department
 Planned innovative training activities at quarterly staff meetings related to policy
updates and reminders
 Produced detailed daily plan books for staff to follow and refer to during shifts

COMMUNITY SERVICE & LEADERSHIP


Member, Walled Lake Schools Building Equity Bond Committee February 2019 – Present
 Attend committee meetings to learn about what the bond entails
 Communicate with staff and community members regarding aspects of the bond

Trustee, Novi Public Library Board of Trustees December 2018 – Present


 Set forth annual goals for the library based on strategic planning objectives
 Determined annually how funds should be used for library services and operations
 Reached out to residents and community members regularly to solicit feedback and
suggestion on current and future library services and offerings

Co-Chairperson, Reflections Committee, Geisler Middle School PTSA Aug 2018 - Present
Chairperson, Reflections Committee, Hickory Woods Elementary PTA May 2016 – Present
 Produced various flyers, bulletin boards, and social media postings to advertise the
PTA Reflections program to the students and school community
 Coordinated judging of entries as received and submitted those that moved to the
district and state levels

Chairperson, Spirit Wear Committee, Hickory Woods Elementary PTA June 2014 – Present
 Introduced new items that were consistent and followed our school theme
 Planned various bulletin board themes to highlight spirit wear items and school spirit
days, including a building-wide 25th anniversary celebration

Student Representative, Novi Public Library Board of Trustees June 2011 – May 2013
 Formulated annual goals as related to youth & teen services at the library
 Reported monthly recaps of programs and activities to the library board
 Facilitated focus group sessions to solicit feedback from the public during strategic
planning process

AWARDS AND HONORS


 Hickory Woods Elementary PTA Distinguished Service Award, May 2015 & 2017
 City of Novi Employee of the Year Finalist, December 2016