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SHANNON MCLEOD

sm.mcleod@sasktel.net

  

EDUCATION



­­­­­­B.Ed. Elementary Education  2007

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

·      Teaching Areas: Science and English

 

B.Sc. Biology  2005

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK                                                             

 

 

SUMMARY OF SKILLS


Planning

·      Creative and innovative lessons to stimulate a diverse group of students with a variety of skills and learning styles

·      Able to adapt lessons to address the interests and abilities of students

·      Experience working with the Saskatchewan Evergreen Curriculum

 

Instructional and Teaching

·      Experience working with English as a Second Language students

·      Experience working with students with special needs

·      Confident and experienced working with all age groups

·      Enthusiastic and motivational teacher

·      Use experiential approaches to create context for the students in learning activities (hands-on lessons, discussions of real life experiences)

·      Patient and caring approach to students

·      Competent in music instruction and piano accompaniment

 

Interpersonal and Communications

·      Provide positive and constructive feedback to students and parents

·      Able to establish and maintain good rapport with students and parents

·      Able to competently work independently

·      Able to work collaboratively as part of a team

·      Experience working within a professional learning community

·      Friendly, honest, and diplomatic communication skills

 

WORK EXPERIENCES


Teaching Experiences

Grade 1 and 2 Homeroom Teacher (2007- present)

Major School, Major, SK- Living Sky School Division No. 202

·      Teaching grade 1 and 2 homeroom classes (Math, English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science)

·      Teaching grade 1-3 French, Art, Health, and Physical Education

·      Teaching grade 3 Math (2007-2008 school year only)

·      Coaching soccer, cross country running, and Jump Club

·      Coordinating school Christmas concert and directing Christmas musical

 

Extended Practicum for College of Education (Aug.- Dec. 2006)

Colegio Internacional Canadiense (Canadian International School)

Curridabat, Costa Rica

·      Planning and teaching English and Science lessons for English as a Second Language students in grades 1 through 6

·      Tutoring high school students in English

 

Student Teaching (Jan.- Mar. 2006)

Hepburn School, Hepburn, SK- Prairie Spirit School Division No. 206

·      Working collaboratively and independently to plan and teach lessons in all subject areas to grade 1 students

·      Creating subject integrated lessons on penguins, health, and transportation

 

Related Work Experiences

Piano Teacher (2001- present)

·      Coordinating well rounded private music lessons, including repertoire music and music of the students choosing (popular music, movie music, etc.)

·      Guiding the development of basic musical skills, including technique, sight reading and ear training

 

Casual  Educational Assistant (Feb.-June 2007)

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools and Prairie Spirit School Division No. 206

Saskatoon and area, SK

·      Working on an on-call basis as a substitute for teacher assistants/educational assistants in Saskatoon and the surrounding area

·      Providing academic support and personal assistance to students with special needs

·      Assisting teachers in classroom activities and lessons

 

Swimming Instructor and Lifeguard (2001- Apr. 2007)

U of S Aquatics, Saskatoon, SK

·      Preparing and teaching Red Cross and Lifesaving Society swimming and water safety lessons (infant to adult students)

·      Assessing student growth as a swimmer and providing feedback to students and parents

·      Supervision of pool and patron safety

 

 Ecology Camp for Kids Instructor (summer 2005 and 2006)

U of S Extension Division, Saskatoon, SK

·      Interpreting nature for grade 2 field trips for the Saskatoon Public Schools Saskatoon Natural Grasslands program, including classroom presentations and guided hikes

·      Leading grade 4, 5, and 6 inner city and community school classes on RBC Ducks Unlimited wetland education programs

·      Planning and teaching a quality ecological camp program, including daily field trips in and around Saskatoon, hands-on activities, and discovery learning

 

Junior Choir Director/ Accompanist (Volunteer) (2003-2005)

McClure United Church

·      Working as part of a team to lead young singers in weekly choir rehearsals

 

Waterfront and Recreation Director (summer 2003 and 2004)

Camp Christopher, Christopher Lake, SK

  • Teaching and creating games and outdoor/indoor recreational activities for campers of all ages
  • Supervision and coordination of all camp waterfront activities, including beach activities, canoeing, and swimming

 

 

ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS


  • Currently pursuing an ARCT in piano
  • Performance dancer with Dance Egypt (professional dancing troupe)
  • Long distance running- Completed the Queen City Marathon in September 2008
  • Hobby scrapbooker
  • Active in outdoor pursuits such as canoeing, hiking, snowboarding, and skiing
  • World traveler

 

 


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