Candidates

Ben Kaufmann

Master of Arts in Teaching

Ben Kaufmann

Authorizations

Middle School Education, High School Education

Endorsements

Basic Mathematics, Multiple Subjects

Endorsements (pending)

ESOL

Teaching Strengths

  • Developing meaningful relationships with students
  • Adapting instruction to fit the needs of multiple learning styles
  • Breaking down subject matter to make it easier for students to understand
  • Giving real world examples

Education

  • Western Oregon University, BA (social science, minor in Spanish)
  • Willamette University, MAT

Teacher Research Topic

Determine the best practices for encouraging student participation in instant feedback activities.

Experience

Student Teaching

  • North Albany Middle School, Albany, Oregon, algebra 1

Practicum Teaching

  • McNary High School, Salem, Oregon, algebra 1

Other Classroom / Youth Experience:

  • Instructional assistant, Chemeketa Community College (Dallas Center), January 2008-August 2011: GED classroom; business computer applications classroom; tutor in math 60, 70. 95, 111; instructional assistant in math 60, 70, 95, and writing 115 and 121
  • United States Forest Service, Youth Conservation Corp, June 2008–August 2008
  • Counselor/coordinator for an at-risk youth job program, Mt Hood National Forest: lesson plans and 50 hours of teaching
  • Instructor of English for children and adults, Nova Group, July 2007–November 2007

Supervisors

Student Teaching Supervisor

  • Evelyn Mears, North Albany Middle School, Albany, Oregon

Practicum Supervisor

  • Jason Ebbs, McNary High School, Salem, Oregon

University Supervisor