Candidates

Megan Richardson

Master of Arts in Teaching

Megan Richardson

Authorizations

Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education

Endorsements

Multiple Subjects

Endorsements (pending)

Reading

Fall 2011 Work Sample

Teaching Strengths

  • A passion for teaching
  • I am excited to be completing my Master’s of Art in Teaching from Willamette this June. I am currently working on the Early Childhood and Elementary authorization levels at Willamette. In addition to completing the MAT, I am also working towards a Reading Endorsement and hope to have that completed by this summer as well.
  • I am excited to welcome students into my classroom and provide them with a safe, stable, and fun learning environment. I believe in active learning and providing material in a variety of ways to give each student an equal opportunity to learn the material. I am thoroughly enjoying my student teaching experience and cannot wait to have a classroom of my own.

Education

  • Oregon State University, BS (human development and family sciences)
  • Willamette University, MAT

Experience

Student Teaching

  • full time student-teaching in a 1st and 2nd grade blend classroom, as well as working on a reading practicum with grades K-6.

Practicum Teaching

  • I have completed a practicum experience in a 3rd grade classroom where I completed a 10 day teaching Work Sample (link provided above).

Other Experience:

  • Before coming to Willamette, I completed a Bachelor’s Degree at Oregon State University in Human Development and Family Sciences.
  • I have worked in various jobs working with children including at daycares, summer camps, and volunteering in school.
  • My most significant professional experience up to this point was my time at DHS Child Welfare as a Child Protective Services worker. This work was both challenging and rewarding. I believe this work gave me great experience in the diversity of the Marion County community and helped shape my philosophy of education.

Supervisors

Student Teaching Supervisor

Practicum Supervisor

University Supervisor