I am currently seeking an elementary position that would allow me to teach and mentor young students while bringing a fresh and energetic perspective to the classroom. I also seek to foster healthy community involvement for myself and students by coaching and being involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities. 



Spring Arbor University – Spring Arbor, MI                                                December, 2008

BA, Elementary Education

·       Major in Social Studies                                   



·       Michigan Elementary Provisional, K-5 (All subjects)                         November, 2009

·       Michigan Literacy Progress Profile (MLPP)                                      December, 2007

·       First Aid and CPR                                                                         October, 2008



Addison Elementary – Addison, MI                                                             Sept. – Dec., 2008

Cooperating Teacher: Karen Spink, Fifth Grade

Principal: Judy Britsch

·       Created and applied units in Science and Social Studies Assisted in organizing and supervising community projects such as “Rake N Run”

·       Developed worksheets and activities pertaining to student learning

·       Cultivated an active sense of parent – teacher communication by participating in parent- teacher conferences and setting up an email system to track student progress

·       Attended workshops to update professional development in technology



Substitute Teaching                                                                                    2007-2010

·       Substitute taught in classes ranging from kindergarten to high school in Jackson, Lenawee and Ingham Counties

·       Taught week long assignments at Michigan Center Middle School, seventh grade math


Michigan International Speedway                                                                Summers of 2005-2009

Grounds Crew and Maintenance

·       Assisted in minor construction and lawn care

·       Strived to keep grounds up to date, creating a memorable and pleasant experience for visitors and fans

·       Excelled at team-oriented tasks as well as individual projects



Coaching                                                                                                     2009 - present

·       Columbia Central eighth grade traveling basketball

·       Columbia Central Varsity Golf (girls and boys)

·       Assisted head coach in organizing and facilitating practice times and routines

·       Worked to help students develop their team building and time management skills



2008              First Aid/CPR Training, Spring Arbor University

2008              6+1 Traits of Writing Training, Spring Arbor University

2008              Professional Development with Addison Community Schools in Adrian, MI