To obtain a position as a school teacher in grade levels kindergarten through fifth.


·       Certified to teach elementary school grades kindergarten through ninth (Elementary Education B.A.)

·       Certified to teach English as a Second Language (ESL)


2005-2009                  Florida Gulf Coast University                 

·       Graduated with a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Elementary Education K-6 with an ESOL Endorsement

·       Passed the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) General Knowledge Test, FTCE Professional Education Test, and FTCE Subject Area Exam

·       Completed coursework for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement

·       Action Research – Topic: Will implementing teacher incentives and peer encouragement improve the number of students who reach their reading goals?

·       GPA: 3.83 – Magna Cum Laude

·       2005-2009 Dean’s List

·       2007-2008 President’s List


2010-2011                  Mark DeLay Elementary—ELL, Kindergarten, 1st, & 2nd                                     Darien, IL

·       Created tiered lesson plans to meet the needs of individual groups of students

·       Taught ELL students in grades K-2 based on academic levels

·       Built listening, reading, and writing skills among students

·       Monitored progress of students to meet goals

·       Established an integrated reading approach to build skills (Balanced Literacy Approach)

·       Incorporated 6 Traits of Writing, Writer’s Workshop and Guided Reading techniques

·       Worked with a team of ELL teachers, as well as the grade level teams to accommodate students

·       Created a newsletter to build home-school connection

·       Worked as a teacher’s assistant in Kindergarten and ELL from January of 2011 to end of year.

2009-2010                  Oasis Charter Elementary – 2nd Grade                                    Cape Coral, FL

·       Taught students in a second grade classroom based on the state standards, Core Knowledge, Treasures and Scott Foresman curriculum along with many supplemental materials to enhance student learning.

·       Developed an independent approach to learning centers.

·       Mastered the Spalding Phonics program

·       Completed the APPLES Program (1st Year Teaching Requirement)

·       Worked with a team to develop curriculum maps, creative lessons, hands-on experiences and projects

·       Facilitated the creation of student portfolios by students and student led conferences

·       Effectively communicated with parents through various forms of communication such as email, newsletters and communication nightly folders

·       Upheld requirements for RTI (Response to Interventions) on students

·       Completed Heart Saver First Aid Program and received certification by the American Heart Association

·       Received the “Shining Star Award” for going above and beyond my first year teaching

2008-2009                  Student Teaching – FGCU – Bachelor’s Degree                                    Cape Coral, FL

·       Interned at Patriot Elementary in a 1st Grade Classroom

·       Completed full take over of entire classroom

·       Interned at Gulf Elementary in a 3rd Grade Classroom

·       Created lesson plans for the grade level team

·       Was responsible for taking grades on assignments, tests, projects and district assessments

·       Attended faculty/staff and team meetings

·       Worked one on one with an ESOL student with reading and phonics

·       Evaluated needs of students, developed plans and implemented intervention

2005 - Present                   Sunday School Teacher – Vineyard Community Church                  Cape Coral, FL

·       Taught Ages 2-12 in various class settings as a volunteer

·       Planned Activities, Lessons, and Events on a weekly basis

·       Created full-curriculum program for elementary students including whole group lessons, object lessons, and small group interactions

·       Participated in the planning and fulfilled duties of Vacation Bible School

2006-2009                                    Vineyard Community Church                                    Cape Coral, FL

·       Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor and Managed the office staff

·       Planned trips and events

·       Communicated with church members

·       Facilitated the Food Pantry, Soup Kitchen, and Angel Food Distribution



2010                  The Six Traits Way

·       Attended a six trait writing seminar

·       Learned a variety of ways to implement the six traits into writing and other areas of curriculum

2009-2010                  Odyssey of the Mind Primary Coach

·       Worked with grades 1st and 2nd to develop critical thinking skills in order to solve a problem and create a performance out of the solution.

·       Traveled to University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando for the state competition.

2009                  ACEI Annual International Conference and Exhibition

·       Nominated by Professor to present in Chicago, IL

·       Presentation Title: The Intersection of English Language Proficiency: Using ESOL Strategies as a Tool to Achieve Success

2009                  Kagan Training “It’s All About Engagement!”                                                     

·       Attended workshop to develop cooperative learning skills and techniques in the classroom.

·       Learned a variety of Kagan Structures and how to use them in any subject.

2007 – 2009                   President of Omega Epsilon Chapter, Kappa Delta Pi, An Educational Honor Society

·       Organization of the Year 2008-2009

·       Activities Include: Reading Festival, Taste of the Town, KDP Reads (coincided with Read Across America)

·       Represented FGCU at the Golden Apple Awards with President Bradshaw

2008- 2009                  Sigma Alpha Pi, National Society of Leadership and Success

·       Participated in Success Networking Teams

·       Attended Video Conferences

·       Attended Leadership Training Day

2009                  Edison Inventors Fair

·       Judged Elementary through High School Inventions at the Regional Fair.

·       Worked on a team of three to determine scores

·       Interviewed students regarding project

2008                   Relay for Life

·       Organized overnight event

·       Raised $4000 to benefit Cancer Research

·       Worked closely with American Cancer Society Representatives during event

2008                  Habitat for Humanity

·       Volunteered in the building process of a home with a team of people

2007                  Circle of Friends

·       Tutored Children through Skyline Elementary

Professional Organizations

Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) Professional Member

Kappa Delta Pi Professional Member

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Member

Phi Eta Sigma, Honor Society Member