Brian P. Ziegler

Permanent: 30054 Stockton, Farmington Hills, MI, 48336 (248) 820-7435



Professional Goals

I intend to teach Social Studies at the secondary level.



2009                                        Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

                                               College of Education, College of Social Science

                                               Bachelor of Arts Degree

                                               Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science (RX)                                             

                                               Minor: History (CC)



2004                                        Farmington High School

                                               Farmington, MI


Field Experience


Student Teaching                                            August 2009 to April 2010

Grand Ledge High School, Grand Ledge, MI

?  Taught world history course and created unit and lesson plans accordingly.

?  Participated in staff meetings and department meetings.

?  Participated in parent/teacher conferences and IEPs for special education students.

?  Experienced working with deaf student and the technology necessary to teach this student.

?  Chaperoned Junior/Senior Banquet.


Course Teacher                                              October 2009 to January 2010

Grand Ledge High School, Grand Ledge, MI

?  Formed and taught an after school course entitled “School of Rock”, where students learned how to write songs both from a musical and lyrical standpoint.  Students brought instruments to class and worked on their own songs.  As a class we analyzed songs on the radio and what makes a song “popular” to many listeners.


Field Placement                                             October 2008 to April 2009

Grand Ledge High School, Grand Ledge, MI

?  Observed lessons and classroom management in a 10th grade world history course.

?  Planned and taught a lesson on the American Revolution.

?  Maintained a small journal based on the teacher’s practices and student responses.


Teacher Assistant/Tutor                                 September 2007 to December 2007

Pattengill Middle School, Lansing, MI

?  Tutored 6th-8th grade students in various subjects.

?  Facilitated the development and learning abilities of “Academically At Risk” students.



Teacher Assistant                                             September 2005 to December 2005

Sexton High School, Lansing, MI

?  Assisted 9th-10th grade students in developing general computer skills.

?  Assisted 9th-10th grade students in understanding the United States government and how it functions.


Teaching Related Work Experience


Youth Group Leader                                        September 2003 to March 2004

Wyldlife Youth Group

?  Facilitated social activities.

?  Engaged middle school students in talks and discussions about their lives and what they could do to improve their lives as young adults.


Other Work Experience


Intern                                                              September 2008 to December 2008

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Natural Resources and Conservation Service

?  Researched alternative and safer land-use methods for the growth of corn that will be used in the production of Ethanol in Michigan.


Awards/Scholarships Received/Distinguished Groups

Michigan State University Dean’s List

Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society          2010-Present

Kappa Delta Pi: International Honor Society

In Education                                                  2008-Present

National Society of Leadership and Success      2008-Present

National Society of Collegiate Scholars            2008-Present 

Lynn Nutter Education Scholarship                   2004

Michigan Competitive Scholarship                   2004

State of Michigan, Grade 12

United States Leadership and Service Award    2001


Personal Interests

I enjoy writing songs, singing, playing guitar, and playing piano.  Since 2004, I have released five albums with my band, After We Fall. I currently run the band and its finances as a registered small business.  The band has enjoyed success in different avenues.  The band has songs available on sites such as Itunes, Amazon,Verizon Wireless, Napster and Rhapsody, to name a few.  Recent success has come in the featuring of one of the band’s songs for the use in the promotional video for the new book Burned, a book that is part of the New York Times bestselling book series House of Night.  Aside from the band, in high school and college I spent considerable amounts of time in choirs.  Notable choirs I have been with: Interlochen Arts Camp All State Choir, Michigan State University Men’s Glee Club.  I have also been in an a cappella group and barbershop quartet.