Master of Arts in Teaching
- Effective classroom management skills - I set the foundation for students by providing clear expectations. I use wait time, smooth and quick transitions, positive reinforcement, and other strategies that motivate students to learn to the best of their abilities.
- Differentiating instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners - I provide instruction that allows students to work at a comfortable pace, reducing frustration. I provide opportunities for students to challenge themselves and encourage them to go above and beyond the expectations set forth.
- Meaningful and relevant ELD strategies - I use multiple strategies to improve language acquisition for all students.
- Strong student awareness and flexibility - I am able to adjust my lessons and pace as needed in order to meet the physical, emotional, and educational needs of students.
- Western Oregon University, BS, 2011 (Psychology/Health)
- Willamette University, MAT, 2013 (Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education)
- Miller Elementary, Salem, OR, Second grade, Multiple subjects
- Eldriedge Elementary and Brooks Elementary, Brooks, OR, Kindergarten and Fifth grades, Multiple subjects
Other Youth/Classroom Experience
- Prekindergarten Teacher, Good Samaritan School, Corvallis, OR, -Planned and prepared lessons and activities for prekindergarten students, educated students on appropriate classroom behavior, worked one-on-one with elementary students while managing an after school program, helped students meet their educational, physical and emotional needs
- Youth Activity Leader, Oregon Family Support Network, Corvallis, Oregon, -Assisted with planning family support groups at the Benton County Mental Health Department, provided activities for children with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, addressed the emotional and physical needs of struggling children, promoted youth involvement in the community
- Intern/Substitute Teacher for Intensive Day Treatment Program, Old Mill Center for Children and Families, Corvallis, Oregon, -Monitored children ages three to seven with emotional and behavioral problems, lead activities in the intensive day treatment classroom, assisted with group therapy sessions with the children’s psychologist, educated children on how to use the collaborative problem-solving model effectively, modeled positive behavior for at-risk children
Student Teaching Supervisor
- Leanne Skokan, Miller Elementary, Salem, OR
- Chris Ice, Brooks Elementary, Brooks, Oregon
- Amy Hanes, Eldriedge Elementary, Brooks, Oregon