Kaitlyn M. Mele
To secure an elementary or middle school Social Studies teaching position.
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Education, May 2009.
Major: Elementary Teacher Education
Second Licensure: Middle School Social Studies (30 Credits)
Certification: Certified in the state of Delaware as a Teacher of Elementary Grades K-6 and Teacher of Middle School Social Studies Grades 6-8. Certified in the state of New Jersey as a teacher of Elementary School K-5, and as a teacher of Elementary School with Subject Matter Specialization: Social Studies in Grades 5-8. Have successfully completed PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II. Met highly qualified testing requirements for Delaware and New Jersey.
Patrick M. Villano School, Emerson School District, Emerson NJ (March 2010-Present)
• Long-term substitute teacher for a Basic Skills teacher.
• Worked with students in grades third through sixth in reading, writing, and math.
• Generated and implemented small group reading lessons to lower achieving third and fourth grade students.
• Collaborated with teachers to develop math lessons for small group, lower achieving third and fourth grade students.
• Team taught writing with a fourth grade teacher, co-developing engaging and effective writing activities.
• Provided in class support for a fifth grade math teacher, assisting with lesson implementation, small group review, and assessing student progress.
• Implemented the Housing Design project and the Stock Market Game for high achieving sixth grade Gifted and Talented students.
• Conducted small group spelling instruction based on the Sonday System and the Orton Gillingham spelling programs.
• Conducted DRAs to assess student’s reading levels.
• Assisted in distribution and preparation for the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge.
• Directed parent teacher conferences.
Highlands Elementary School, Red Clay Consolidated School District, Wilmington DE (November 2009- February 2010)
• Long-term substitute for a Kindergarten Teacher.
• Generated and implemented engaging lessons in multiple subject areas to a diverse group of students.
• Worked with culturally and socio-economically diverse students of varying ability levels.
• Organized cooperative learning activities.
• Conducted reading instruction in small group.
• Assessed student progress and assigned grades for report cards.
• Developed weekly homework assignments.
• Followed district wide Math and English Language Arts Curriculums.
• Organized centers for small and whole group learning.
• Encouraged students growth and success by creating a safe environment for students to take risks and learn.
• Conducted parent conferences, attended faculty and team meetings.
• Collaborated with other teachers and professionals.
• Contributed to an IEP meeting for an underachieving student.
River Dell Regional School District
• Worked as a Substitute Teacher. (October 2009 to Present)
Richardson Park Elementary School, Red Clay Consolidated School District, Wilmington DE
(January 2009-March 2009)
• Worked with culturally and socio-economically diverse second grade students of varying ability levels.
• Developed and implemented engaging, effective lessons in multiple subject areas that met the learning needs and abilities of all students, based on Delaware state standards.
• Designed and implemented an interactive mathematics unit on fractions.
• Organized and created educational bulletin boards.
• Attended parent conferences, faculty and team meetings, and countywide professional development days.
• Actively participated in activities which included: assessing student progress, assigning grades, taking attendance, facilitating recess and dismissal of students, and keeping parents/guardians informed through newsletters.
Henry B. du Pont Middle School, Red Clay Consolidated School District, Hockessin, DE
(March 2009-May 2009)
• Worked with culturally and socio-economically diverse sixth grade students of varying ability levels in a Social Studies classroom.
• Generated and implemented engaging Social Studies lessons on ancient history.
• Designed and executed a unit on Ancient Greece to a heterogeneous group of students, based on state and national standards.
• Worked collaboratively with other teachers and professionals to develop successful lessons that effectively met multiple learning styles and abilities.
• Attended faculty, department, and team meetings.
• Participated in activities which included: assessing student progress, assigning grades, taking attendance, facilitating recess, lunch, and dismissal of students, and keeping parents/guardians informed through newsletters, class website updates, and calls home.
Henry B. du Pont Middle School, Red Clay Consolidated School District, Hockessin, DE (Fall 2008)
• Assisted in implementing Social Studies lessons to 130 sixth grade students with a wide range of abilities.
• Generated and taught a Unit Plan on Ancient Mesopotamia, based on Delaware state standards.
• Implemented standards-based Social Studies activities.
• Monitored student discipline and classroom management.
• Incorporated technology into instructional practice.
• Participated in team meetings.
• Co-taught a unit on ancient civilizations.
Marbrook Elementary School, Red Clay Consolidated School District, Wilmington, DE (Spring 2008)
• Created and implemented engaging lessons in multiple subject areas for first grade students of varying learning styles and abilities, based on Delaware state standards
• Designed and implemented a writing lesson to 11 high-achieving first grade students, based on Delaware state standards
• Distributed Literacy Assessments to an individual student, which were later evaluated to provide appropriate reading strategies for the student to improve decoding, fluency, and comprehension
ADDITIONAL RELATED INFORMATION
• Worked as Head Counselor at Palisades Country Day Camp in Closter, New Jersey, assisting children ages three and four in daily camp activities. (Summer 2009)
• Worked as an After Care teacher at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Wilmington, Delaware, assisting students in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth with homework (February 2006 to Present)
• Observed and assisted Ms. Margo Stokes with her fourth grade class at Warner Elementary School in Wilmington, Delaware. (Fall 2007)
• Worked with first grade students on reading comprehension and word families at McVey Elementary School in Newark, Delaware (Fall 2007)
• Worked with students at the Latin American Community Center in Wilmington, Delaware, helping with homework, making arts and crafts, and playing board games (Fall 2007)
• Observed and interacted with special needs students at the Delaware Autistic Program, located at Brennan School, and the Meadowood School in Newark, Delaware. (Winter 2006)
• Worked as a child care provider for children aged three months to 12 years, often assisting with homework assignments (1998-Present)
• Member, Delaware Council For Social Studies
• Attended the Delaware Council For Social Studies' Annual Social Studies Conference in Middletown, Delaware. Participated in standards-based workshops to promote civics, history, economics, and geography instruction. (October 10, 2008)
• Attended Reading Comprehension Workshop at Brandywine Springs Elementary School in Wilmington, Delaware. (Spring 2009)
• Attended the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, workshops at Columbia University. (March 2010)
• Deans List Spring 2008
• Deans List Fall 2008
• Deans List Spring 2009