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Alexa M.

Weatherwax
Elementary Education

5800 N Lowell Rd
St. Johns, MI 48879
Cell: (989)640-6863
alexaweatherwax@gmail.com
alexaweatherwax.weebly.com

Alexa M. Weatherwax

Objective
To obtain an elementary teaching position in which I would create a safe, positive and
collaborative classroom environment where students are able to feel successful and
supported. I will do this by building on students strengths and interests as well as
differentiating lessons to meet the needs of all my students.

Certification

K-5 All Subjects; 6-8 Self-Contained


6-8 Mathematics and History
Infant, Child, and Adult CPR; First Aid, American Red Cross

Education
2015-2016
East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University


Teacher Certification Internship
12 Graduate Credits: Teaching and Curriculum

2011-2015
Lansing, MI

Michigan State University

East

Bachelor of Arts, Education


Major: Elementary Education
Teaching Major: Mathematics
Teaching Minor: History

Teaching Experiences
David Scott Elementary, DeWitt, MI
Fall
2015-Spring 2016
Michigan State University, Year-Long Teaching Internship, 3rd Grade Classroom
Planned and taught standards based, differentiated unit plans in social studies,
literacy, writing, mathematics, and science
Executed all responsibilities of an educator during 6 week lead teaching including
parent and staff communication, leading parent/teacher conferences, classroom
management, and discipline
Implemented the Multi-Tiered System of Supports using data-based problem
solving to integrate literacy instruction and intervention.
Engaged small groups of students in reading intervention groups focused on
reading fluency and comprehension
Modified instruction using formal and informal assessments
Interacted with students in whole group, small group, and one-on-one instruction
Utilized and integrated classroom technology such as SMART boards,
Chromebooks, and document cameras during instruction
Lansing STEM Academy, Lansing, MI
Fall 2014-Spring 2015
Michigan State University, Senior Year Field Experience, 1st Grade Classroom
Designed and taught active and engaging science, social studies, language arts,
and mathematics lessons in a whole class setting
Assisted with classroom management and grading

Engaged small groups of students in sense making experiences to gauge their


prior knowledge
Oakview Elementary, St. Johns, MI
Spring 2014
Michigan State University, Field Experience, 4th Grade Classroom
Observed instructional strategies and management techniques
Worked with an individual student to assess their literacy level through literacy
assessments
Designed developmentally appropriate literacy lessons for focus student using
literacy assessment analysis to guide instruction
Pattengill Middle School, Lansing, MI
Fall 2012
Michigan State University, Field Experience, 5th Grade Classroom
Led literacy circles with small groups of students
Viewed classroom lessons and procedures
Interacted with diverse groups of students
Assisted students with assignments and facilitated assessments

Teaching Related Experience


Substitute Teacher
Spring 2015
PESG; St. Johns Public Schools; St. Johns, MI
Implemented classroom teachers instructional plans
Maintained a positive learning atmosphere in the classroom
Carried out normal classroom routines and discipline procedures

Fall 2014-

Math and Literacy Tutor


Spring
2011-Spring 2016
St. Johns, MI
Assisted several students with secondary and elementary level mathematics
Engaged elementary students in individual and small group literacy activities
Volunteer Youth Counselor
2011-Summer 2015
Camp Lake Louise; Boyne Falls, MI
Supervised a small group of campers in cabin at night
Led small group discussions
Facilitated team building initiatives

Summer

Other Work Experience


Student Executive Team Supervisor
2012-Summer 2015
Michigan State University Alumni Association; East Lansing, MI

Professional Development and Involvement


MTSS and RTI Training, East Lansing, MI
January, 2016

Fall

MiCSHA Connecting With Kids Through School Health Conference, Harbor


Springs, MI
June, 2015
KDP I Am A Teacher Expo, East Lansing, MI
Spring, 2015
PESG Substitute Teacher Training, St. Johns, MI
August, 2014
Member, Kappa Delta Pi, International Honors Society in Education
Spring 2013-Spring 2015

Honors and Achievements


Deans List, Michigan State University, 8 semesters
Honors College, Michigan State University
2011-Spring 2015
Stephen G. Calvert Memorial Scholarship Recipient
June, 2011

References
Lisa Waterson
3rd Grade Collaborating Teacher
David Scott Elementary, Dewitt, MI
(517) 582-0810
waterson@dewittschools.net
Andrea Varrichone
Field Instructor
Michigan State University
(517) 358-1698
ventimi1@msu.edu
Anne-Marie Potter
Principal
East Olive Elementary, St. Johns, MI
(989)227-4800
Scott Westerman
Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations
Alumni Association, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
(517) 432-1690
wsw@msu.edu

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