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Shannon M.

253 Bulkhead Avenue
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
(908) 601-7550 |

OBJECTIVE: To obtain a permanent, fulltime elementary teaching position in a New Jersey public
school system for the 2014-2015 school year.

CERTIFIED to teach Elementary K-6


Elementary Education K-6 Certification of Eligibility with Advanced Standing
Algebra I endorsement

EDUCATION James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

M.A.T. IN EDUCATION June 2013 - May 2014
GPA: 3.87

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Sept 2009 - May 2013
Major: Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies
Minor: Elementary Education
Concentration: Math/ Science/ Technology

Topic: The Role of Creativity and Critical Thinking in Student Engagement

Clinical Internship (Student Teaching) Jan 2014 - May 2014

4th Grade Classroom Jan 2014 Mar 2014

Taught writing and spelling and led entire classroom instruction for 25+ days, full day, 5 days/week
Adapted lessons to meet the needs and modifications outlined in classified students IEP
Differentiated activities and lessons to both remediate and accelerate instruction to meet the needs,
abilities, and levels of all learners
Participated in IEP and CST meetings to address the needs of classified students
Took part in parent-teacher conferences and gave input on student performance and behavior
Conducted a qualitative teacher research study to investigate the effects of critical thinking and
creative assignments on student engagement for my masters thesis project
Volunteered to host S.T.E.M. project days at the local library
Experience with utilizing the SmartBoard, Promethean Board, document camera, Accelerated Reader
Developed unit plans and taught lessons designed to meet both Virginia SOL and district curriculum

Preschool Classroom Mar 2014 May 2015

Taught Head Start Preschool and led entire classroom instruction for 8 weeks, full day, 5 days/week
Developed age appropriate lesson plans that encouraged physical, emotional, social, and educational
Created learning centers for students which incorporated the use of gross and fine motor skills and
also supported the weekly lesson theme
Created and implemented differentiated activities to support students growth in phonics and math.
Determined appropriate reading material and specific vocabulary to support weekly themes.
Administered and completed assessments of students for Spring PALS and iSTEEP tests
Fostered caring relationships with students to create a safe, positive learning environment that
inspired success
Participated in staff meetings and helped organize events to establish strong relationships within the
school community
Personally commended by principal of school for high level of creativity and enthusiasm for the

James Madison Undergraduate Practicum Fall 2011 Fall 2013

Field experience observing and participating in both Kindergarten and Second Grade classrooms for
130-260 hours (varied by semester)
Created unit plans and taught lessons designed to meet both Virginia SOL and district curriculum
Interacted with students and assisted during lessons
Observed teaching and classroom management practices

Deans List: Fall 2011
Presidents List: Fall 2012

National Society of Leadership and Success: 2011-2014
Habitat for Humanity: 2009-2013
Special Olympics Volleyball Coach: 2010-2013
Outdoor Adventure Club: 2012-2013
Excellent interpersonal skills; able to establish positive relationships with students and their parents, and
colleagues. Strong planning, organizational and leadership abilities. Outstanding creative skills; able to
create hands-on activities related to all subject areas. Knowledge and experience with S.T.E.M. research
and activities.