Kelsey McGovern

Master of Arts in Teaching

Kelsey McGovern


Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education


Multiple Subjects

Endorsements (pending)


Curriculum Vitae | Fall 2011 Work Sample

Teaching Strengths

  • Differentiating instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Creating a safe, positive and encouraging environment
  • Maintaining high standards for all students
  • Use of technology to enhance learning experience


  • Pacific Lutheran University, BA 2008 (major in sociology, minor in religion)
  • Willamette University, MAT

Teacher Research Topic

Incorporating inquiry-based strategies into math instruction


Student Teaching

  • Oakdale Heights Elementary School, Dallas, Oregon, 1st grade, multiple subjects

Practicum Teaching

  • Washington Elementary School, Salem, Oregon, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade, writing

Other Classroom / Youth Experience

  • Volunteered in a first grade classroom at Fort Stevens Elementary in Yelm, Washington
  • Volunteered in a first grade classroom at Chief Leschi Elementary in Tacoma, Washington
  • Volunteered with the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) in childcare


Student Teaching Supervisor

  • Heather Anderson, Oakdale Heights Elementary, Dallas, Oregon

Practicum Supervisor

  • Jeanne Williams, Washington Elementary, Salem, Oregon

University Supervisors