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My Professional Resume

Laura Elizabeth Restivo

                                                    Present Address:                                          Permanent Address:
                                                  6976 State Road 33                                  N91W25590 Tomahawk Dr.
                                                  Allenton, WI  53002                                         Sussex, WI  53089
(262) 366-3104 · laura.restivo@yahoo.com

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Education:           

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Whitewater, WI

Bachelor of Education, December 2008

Major: Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence Education

Minor: Mathematics       GPA: 3.09/4.00            

Wesley College Glen Waverley, VIC Australia                       

International Student Teaching Experience 

Hamilton High School Sussex, WI           

High School Diploma, June 2004 

Certification and Licensing:           

Bachelor of Science in Education

·         Initial Educators License MC-EA (777)

·         Mathematics (400) 

Teaching Experiences:         

Cedarburg School District Cedarburg, WI           

Summer School Teacher June 2011 - July 2011   

·         Accepted employment to teach eighth grade Communication Arts and Pre-Algebra Retention Remediation using the online learning system, Education 2020 

Webster Transitional School Cedarburg, WI           

Math Resource Teacher October 2010 – Present

·         Collecting and analyzing data (WKCE, MAP, and classroom) on all middle school students determining those most in need of math support and intervention

·         Collaborating with math teachers regarding individual student support and providing in-class support

·         Working with students one-on-one or in small groups to build and strengthen math concepts

·         Co-created a course with the Reading Resource Teacher working with the most “at-risk” eighth grade students on study skills, problem solving skills, organizational skills, and homework completion  

·         Participating in School Based Intervention Team Meetings with other teachers, parents, and students to plan effective programming for struggling learners.

·         Worked together with all staff members in introducing and implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Support system (PBIS) within our school 

Cedarburg School District Cedarburg, WI

Summer School Art Teacher June 2010 – July 2010

·         Taught four sessions of painting strokes and techniques to elementary and middle school students 

Webster Transitional School Cedarburg, WI           

Title I Math Teacher January 2010 – September 2010

·         Collected and analyzed data (WKCE, MAP, and classroom) on Title I students determining those most in need of math support and intervention

·         Collaborated with math teachers regarding individual student support and providing in-class support

·         Worked with students one-on-one or in small groups to build and strengthen math skills   

West Bend School District West Bend, WI           

Substitute Teacher (K-12) October 2009 – January 2010 

Cedarburg School District Cedarburg, WI           

Substitute Teacher (K-12) September 2009 – January 2010

Wisconsin Hills Middle School Brookfield, WI         

Student Teacher (7th & 8th Grade) August 2008 - January 2009

Co-operating Teacher: Mrs. Debbie Boebel

·         Created lesson plans and taught seventh grade mathematics, eighth grade mathematics, and advanced eighth grade geometry

·         Taught individualized and whole-classroom instruction

·         Participated in weekly team meetings to create student plans and assess practices

·         Received daily co-teaching experiences with special education teacher

·         Incorporated the six traits of writing into mathematical constructed responses

·         Participated in piloting of math textbooks      

Wesley College Glen Waverley, VIC Australia     

International Student Teacher (7th Grade) October 2008 - November 2008

Co-operating Teacher: Mrs. Emily Condon

·         Prepared seventh grade students for their mathematics final exam through individualized and whole-classroom instruction

·         Gained insight into the Australian education system through observation of elementary, middle, and high school instruction    

Hamilton School District Summer School Sussex, WI           

Summer Educators Enrichment Camp Teaching Assistant June 2003 - July 2006                 

Coordinator:  Mrs. Toni-Lynn Wainio

?         Taught individualized and whole-classroom instruction

?         Assisted teachers with lessons and classroom management

?         Classroom experience in elementary and middle school classrooms

?         2003: Gateway to Kindergarten

Ø       Prepared students for kindergarten in the fall, practiced having daily routines, taught appropriate classroom behavior

?         2004: Science Fun

Ø       Prepared and taught science lessons, activities, and games

?         2005: Middle School Mathematics

Ø       Taught individualized instruction to those students struggling with the mathematics curriculum

Ø       Acquired knowledge of Accelerated Math™ computer software

?         2006: Gateway to Kindergarten

Ø       Prepared students for kindergarten in the fall, practiced having daily routines, taught appropriate classroom behavior 

Extracurricular Involvements:

7-1 Moving On Coordinator February 2010 – June 2010

·         Offered afterschool homework support and assistance to seventh grade students in need

·         Provided weekly evaluations to parents/guardians to keep them informed on their child’s progress

Basketball, Wrestling, Volleyball, Track, and Forensics 2010 – 2011 School Year

·         Assisting with miscellaneous positions (crowd control, scorekeeping, clocks, etc.) at games and meets 

Professional Growths:

A Day of Love and Logic Conference Love and Logic Scheduled to attend May 2011

SMARTboard Level I Class Wisconsin Education Innovations Completed March 2011

Math Proficiency for Every Student Conference Wisconsin Mathematics Council Attended December 2010

42nd Annual Wisconsin Mathematics Conference Wisconsin Mathematics Council Attended May 2010 

Professional Readings:

Response to Intervention in Math Paul J. Riccomini and Bradley S. Witzel

Teaching with Love and Logic:  Taking Control of the Classroom Jim Fay and David Funk      

Work Experiences:

Private Tutor Cedarburg, WI                                                     January 2011 – Present

·         Providing in-home tutoring consisting of all core subjects (including Algebra) while working with student on organizational and time management skills 

Head Cashier, Menards, Inc. Germantown, WI                            January 2005 – October 2010

·         Promoted to Head Cashier in April 2006

·         Employee of the Month May 2006

·         Duties include, but not limited to:  cashiering, customer service, managing and providing oversight of cashier stations and employees, store security, assisting managers as needed, time management  

Supervisor, University Fitness Center Whitewater, WI                  January 2006 - May 2008

·         Duties included, but not limited to: greeting and checking in patrons, monitoring the facility, teaching patrons the correct usage of gym machines, cleaning the facility, providing first aid when necessary 

Cashier, Aurora Pharmacy Sussex, WI                                       May 2003 - August 2004

·         Duties included, but not limited to: cashiering, customer service, filing prescriptions, assisting pharmacists, prescription drug inventory

Last Updated:  Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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