Candidates

Brandon Bennett

Master of Arts in Teaching

Brandon Bennett

Authorizations

Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Education, High School Education

Endorsements

Basic Mathematics, Multiple Subjects

Endorsements (pending)

Special Education (K-12)

Teaching Strengths

  • My ability to build appropriate relationships with my students is my biggest strength. I have worked in situations where students have had severe disabilities, building trust and a good rapport is necessary in creating a safe educational environment.
  • I believe in being consistent in everything I do. I do not make statements/promises I do not intend to fulfill.
  • I care about my students’ success and will push them to meet their potential.

Education

  • Willamette University, BA 2007 (economics)
  • Willamette University, MAT 2012 (University Club Scholar)
  • Melvin Henderson Rubio Scholarship

Experience

Student Teaching

  • McNary High School, Salem, Oregon, math

Practicum Teaching

  • Waldo Middle School, Salem, Oregon, grades 7/8, math (linear models and equations)

Other Classroom / Youth Experience:

  • Special program instructional assistant, Sprague High School, Salem-Keizer School District, Developmental Learning Center, 2011
  • Special program instructional assistant, Parrish Middle School, Salem-Keizer School District, Social Communication Intervention Program, 2009-2011
  • Special program instructional assistant, Crossler Middle School, Salem-Keizer School District, Life Skills, 2008-2009
  • In-home reading and mathematics tutor, UROCK, 2011
  • Reading and mathematics tutor, Advantage Point Learning, 2009-2011
  • Assistant football coach, Willamette University 2008-Present

Supervisors

Student Teaching Supervisors

  • Thomas Hanson, McNary High School, Salem, Oregon
  • Frank Gauntz (SPED), McNary High School, Salem, Oregon

Practicum Supervisors

  • Andrew Withers, Waldo Middle School, Salem, Oregon
  • Laura Daniels (SPED), Swegle Elementary School, Salem, Oregon

University Supervisor