Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Working towards a Masters in Educational Technology – Expected Graduation: December 2012

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Educational Technology Certificate – June 2008

Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
B.S. in Elementary Education – December 2002
Major: Science
Minor: Language Arts

MLPP Certification: K-3 and 4-5


Teaching Experience

Lakeland Elementary School, Pinckney, MI
October 2007 – Present
Kindergarten Teacher – Full Day

          • Create and implement a variety of activities using differentiated instruction.
          • Create centers and hands-on cooperative learning experiences for all students.
          • Practice positive reinforcement and effective classroom management strategies.
          • Utilize the following programs: Words Their Way, Handwriting Without Tears, Math Investigations, Phonic Soup, TeacherEase, and Zangle.


Lakeland Elementary School, Pinckney, MI
October 2006 – 2007
Reading Intervention Teacher – Grades 1st – 3rd

          • Use goal setting, creative projects and layered curriculum to motivate at risk students to achieve their personal best.
          • Utilize the following programs: Lucy Calkins Writing, Project READ, Edmark, Wilson, and Words Their Way.


Voyager Elementary School, Howell, MI
September 2005 – October 2006
Lead Preschool Teacher – Ages 4 and 5
Lakeland Elementary School, Pinckney, MI
March 2005 – April 2005
Long Term Teacher – 1st Grade

Farley Hill Elementary School, Pinckney, MI

November 2003 – June 2004
Long Term Classroom Teacher – 1st Grade
Hamburg Elementary School, Pinckney, MI
February 2004 – June 2004
Title One Teacher – Grades 1st – 4th
Doherty Elementary School, Westbloomfield, MI
August 2002 – December 2002
Student Teacher – 2nd Grade

Related Teaching Experience

Cheri’s Dance Academy, Stockbridge, MI
Dance Instructor (September 2003 – June 2007)

Ms. Peggy’s Kids Fitness Center, Livonia, MI
Gymnastics Instructor (September 2002 – June 2003)

Willoway Day Camp, West Bloomfield, MI
Camp Counselor (May 2002 – August 2002)


Activities and Honors

Dean’s List, Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University Cheerleading Team
P.A.C.E. – Program for Academic Coaching Education, Certified 1998, CMU


Professional Development

Star Discovery Educator

Edmark Reading Program

Layered Curriculum Training

Handwriting Without Tears

Phonic Soup

Wilson Reading Program

Lucy Calkins Writing Program

C.P.R./First Aid Certification

M.L.P.P. Grades 4-5 Certification

M.L.P.P. Grades K-3 Certification

Everyday Math Training

Service Learning Conference, Grand Rapids, MI


~ References by Request ~

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