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April 28, 2015

Natalie Beeg
5047 Brownstone Dr. NE
Rockford, MI 49341
Cell: (616) 822-6190
beegn@mail.gvsu.edu
To Whom It May Concern,
I am a motivated, student-focused teaching professional interested in applying for a job teaching English and/or
psychology at the secondary level. As a student at Grand Valley State University, I studied education with
endorsements in English and psychology and am certified to teach grades 6-12. I have student teaching experience
with middle school and high school students, in both urban and suburban districts.
Through my experience at Grand Valley State University and in the classroom, I have acquired many skills that
have shaped my philosophy of teaching. Here are some of the things I value most: I have a firm belief that curiosity
and interest in content are crucial to student engagement and achievement. I know from the warm greetings I
receive in the hallways that relationships play a key role in creating a productive learning environment for
students and staff alike. Another key element to great teaching is to be flexible and ready to constantly be
evaluating and adapting lesson plans, assessments, and teaching strategies to ensure the success of each student. I
am eager to continue learning from administrators, colleagues and students on how to improve every single day.
These key ideas, along with many more, are what I have learned through my experiences and plan to use in my
classroom.
To be an asset to your team, I promise to be the light. I will interact with students, staff, and parents in a joyful,
genuine and professional fashion. I will be a presence at school and in the community. Most importantly, I will be
an advocate for each of my students, both in and out of the classroom, to ensure that each achieve their personal
best.
It is my purpose to be a positive, flexible and motivated addition to your staff. I would welcome an opportunity to
meet with you and your team to display my passion for education in person. I hope to hear from you at your
earliest convenience.
Respectfully,

Natalie Beeg

Natalie Beeg
OBJECTIVE

5047 Brownstone Dr. NE, Rockford, MI 49341


(616) 822-6190 ~ beegn@mail.gvsu.edu

Motivated, student-focused teaching professional seeking a position as an English teacher at the secondary level

EDUCATION

Grand Valley State University


o B.A. in English and education; minor in psychology
o Current GPA: 3.6
o Graduation: Spring 2015 - with Cum Laude Honor

2011-2015

Grand Rapids Community College: Completed both semesters on the Deans List

2010-2011

Rockford High School: Honor student

2005-2010

RELATIVE EXPERIENCE

Rockford High School


2014
th
o Student Teaching Senior Composition and 11 grade American Literature
Collaborate with other teachers to create effective, authentic, and meaningful lessons
Understand and utilize the Gradual Release Model of education (gradually handing over the
responsibility of learning to the students; making learning more student-centered)
Utilize online resources to quantitatively assess student learning and tailor instruction to
performance
Build positive, productive, and professional relationships with staff, students, and parents
Active participant in professional development

Riverside Middle School (Grand Rapids Public Schools)


2014
th
o Teacher Assisting 6 Grade English and Social Studies
Effectively create a productive learning environment through classroom management skills
Incorporate State and National Standards into lessons
Understand and utilize individual education plans (IEPs) for students with disabilities

Professional Education Services Group (PESG)


o Substitute Teaching in Rockford and East Grand Rapids
Provide instruction based on the teacher's request
Ensure the well-being of the students
Various teachers trust me in teaching content for their classes

2015

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

Rockford High School: Assistant womens water polo coach

Egypt Valley Country Club: Lifeguard and swim instructor


o Promoted to Assistant Manager

2011 -2014
2015

Reds on the River: Marketing internship


Herman's Boy: Sales associate

2010- 2011
2009-2011

2011-Present

Natalie Beeg
5047 Brownstone Dr. NE, Rockford, MI 49341
(616) 822-6190 ~ beegn@mail.gvsu.edu

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES

Assistant Manager, Egypt Valley Country Club Pool

Vice President of Students For Life, Grand Valley State University

Water Polo Captain, Rockford High School

Peer Ministry leader, Our Lady of Consolation Parish in Rockford


o Captain

Present
2013-2014
2010
2005-2010
2008-2010

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

Volunteer Eucharistic Minister, St. Andrews Cathedral

Habitat for Humanity Volunteer

2009-Present

Volunteer small group leader and chaperone, Our Lady of Consolation Parish

2011-Present

Youth Initiative - community service group, Rockford High School

Mission Trips
o Tallahassee, FL
Habitat for Humanity
o New Orleans, LA
Hurricane Relief

Present

2008-2010
2013
2009, 2010

REFERENCES
Katy VanCuren Associate Principal, Rockford High School
4100 Kroes, Rockford, MI 49341
kvancuren@rockfordschools.org
Work: (616) 863-6030
Steve Story English teacher, Rockford High School, and my co-operating teacher for student teaching
4100 Kroes, Rockford, MI 49341
sstory@rockfordschools.org
Cell: (616) 460-3346
Scott Voltz Former science teacher at Rockford High School, former Rockford Womens Water Polo Coach,
former Manager of the pool at Egypt Valley Country Club
1315 N. Mar Vista Ave. NE Pasadena, CA 91104
voltzscott@gmail.com
Cell: (616) 450-9688
Tom Rademacher Columnist for Grand Rapids Press; adjunct professor, Grand Rapids Community College
226 Maple Street, Rockford, MI 49341
rademachertom@gmail.com
Home: (616) 863-9400
Mitch Gathercole English teacher, Rockford High School
4100 Kroes, Rockford, MI 49341
mgathercole@rockfordschools.org
Work: (616) 863-6030