Candidates

(Elizabeth) Beth Peters

Master of Arts in Teaching

(Elizabeth) Beth Peters

Authorizations

Elementary Education, Middle School Education

Endorsements

Language Arts, Multiple Subjects

Endorsements (pending)

Basic Mathematics, Special Education

Teaching Strengths

  • Differentiating materials for students of varying abilities
  • Providing life skill opportunities for the world beyond our classroom
  • Tenacity when approaching a challenge
  • Resilience in the classroom

Education

  • Western Oregon University, BA 2011 (political science)
  • Willamette University, MAT 2012

Teacher Research Topic

My teacher inquiry project will focus on providing life skills to middle school Special Education students to enable them to be more independent throughout their lives.

Experience

Student Teaching

  • Gervais Middle School, Gervais, Oregon, middle school language arts, (January 2012 – June 2012)

Practicum Teaching

  • Brooks Elementary School, 3rd grade science (October & November 2011)

Other Classroom / Youth Experience:

  • Gervais 5-8 School, Gervais, Oregon, lead instructional assistant in the Functional Learning Center, (September 2010 – present), supervisor: Pam Vandecoevering
  • Brooks School, instructional assistant with high needs student, all core academic areas (February 2010 – June 2010)
  • Gervais Summer School, instructional assistant and activity leader, (July 2008, 2009, 2010, grades 4, 1, and 6, respectively)
  • Newby Elementary School, America Reads tutor, one-on-one tutoring and after school homework (October 2005 – May 2007)
  • Camp Millennium, Roseburg, Oregon, counselor and lifeguard (Summers 2003 – 2006)

Supervisors

Student Teaching Supervisor

  • Pam Vandecoevering

Practicum Supervisors

  • Jayme Poissant, Brooks Elementary School, Brooks, Oregon
  • Wynelle Detwyller, Brooks Elementary School, Brooks, Oregon

University Supervisor