Jennifer E. Godin

150 Pine Street, Apt 124

 Manchester, CT 06040


 Early Childhood/Elementary Educator

n      Self-motivated, dedicated, and goal-driven educator with a genuine commitment to the social, emotional, and academic growth of each student

n      Accommodating and versatile with the talent to develop creative hands-on lessons to capture a child’s imagination and promote success

n      Easy-going and approachable, with excellent communication skills to develop meaningful relationships with students, families, and staff members

n      Ability to handle new challenges and work independently and as part of a team

n      Resourceful, innovative, and passionate about integrating technology into the classroom

Education & Qualifications

Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Final Grade Point Average in Education Courses: 3.85, Dean’s List

Connecticut Certification, Initial Educator Certificate (9/07-9/10)

Integrated Early Childhood/Special Ed., N-K: Elem. 1-3 (113)

Teaching Experience

Head Kindergarten Teacher

South Windsor Child Development Center, South Windsor, CT (Oct 07 – Present)

n      Plan and conduct an effective child development program based on NAEYC goals and Connecticut curriculum standards

n      Maintain written records designed to evaluate each individual child as well as the class as a whole

n      Prepare newsletters and/or class bulletins in conjunction with Director and/or Site Manager

n      Act as a role model to other staff promoting a harmonious environment for staff and children

n      Promote effective working relationships and work cooperatively as a part of a team to facilitate the center’s ability to meet its goals and objectives

n      Develop and maintain open communication system with parents

Student Teacher – Grade 2

East Hartford/Glastonbury Magnet School, East Hartford, CT (Jan 07 – May 07)

n      Observed the use of teaching techniques to meet the needs of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners

n      Incorporated a literature component to the current Mathematics curriculum

n      Collaborated with mentor teacher in planning, preparing, and organizing units

n      Utilized diverse instructional methods and resource materials to emphasize individual learning capabilities

n      Developed and implemented various behavior plans to keep students focused and motivated to succeed

n      Integrated technology into lessons to engage and motivate learners

n      Supervised all activities and conducted various lesson plans for a class composed of 22 second grade students

Teacher Candidate – Grade 3

Dwight Elementary School, Hartford, CT (Sept 06 – Dec 06)

n      Designed and implemented learning centers, while integrating literacy and social studies

n      Prepared and taught various lesson plans across all content areas (reading, writing, mathematics, social studies)

n      Incorporated technology and varied instructional techniques to make lessons fun and engaging for all students

Teacher Candidate – Kindergarten

Aiken Elementary School, West Hartford, CT (Jan 06 – May 06)

n      Worked with students (individually and in groups) on classroom assignments and centers

n      Learned strategies for lesson plan organization, classroom management, and leading guided reading groups

n      Assisted classroom teacher with lessons, and student management, in addition to letter and word recognition tests

Volunteer – Grade 3

Smith Elementary School, New Britain, CT (Jan 05 – May 05)

n      Observed teacher and students in a third grade classroom

n      Observed various techniques for instructing students of different academic levels and abilities

n      Assisted teacher with daily classroom routines

Professional Organizations

Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society

National Education Association

Connecticut Education Association

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Related Experience

East Hartford/Glastonbury Elementary School, East Hartford, CT (May 07 – June 07)

n      Acted as a one-to-one paraprofessional for a second grade student with special needs


Oval Grove Community Center, New Britain, CT

n      Monitored children ages 5 - 16 during after school homework program

n      Assisted students in completing homework assignments while teaching study skills

n      Listened to students’ problems and encouraged creative problem solving and teamwork

n      Promoted a healthy and active lifestyle by preparing nutritious snacks and engaging students in various sports/games/activities