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Nicole Eberhard

Current Address: 1240 34th St, Des Moines, IA 50311; (765)719-3440 Permanent Address: 1303 W. Sigwalt Street, Arlington Heights, IL, 60005; (765)719-3440 nberhard@gmail.com Objective To obtain a K-5 teaching position, in either a general education or special education classroom, applying my skills in classroom management as well as my talents in many instructional strategies. Education Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa Bachelors of Science in Education: Elementary Education Endorsement: K-12 Special Education Current Teaching Position Kindergarten Teacher at Kindercare Learning Center, Palatine, IL: June 2012 Present I am currently the sole Kindergarten teacher within this learning center. Responsible for teaching the private kindergarten curriculum to 20 students. Responsible for interacting with students parents and conducting parent/teacher conferences four times a year. Responsible for administering a variety of assessments to monitor students progress. Responsible for creating opportunities for my students to explore and think critically. Responsible for the overall well being of the children.

Student Teaching Experience First grade student teacher, January 2012-Present Monroe Elementary, Des Moines Public School District, Des Moines, IA Collaborate with other colleagues for reading comprehension lessons. Organize, plan, and present lessons following the first grade Iowa Core Standards. Utilize classroom management techniques. Assess student learning in regards to the Iowa core standards. Create opportunities for students to participate in critical thinking activities to enhance learning.

Fourth grade special education student teacher, March 2012-May 2012 Monroe Elementary, Des Moines Public School District, Des Moines, IA

Collaborate with other colleagues to create lessons that were the most beneficial to my students. Organize, plan, and present small group lessons that reinforced lessons being learned by homeroom teachers. Assess student growth. Attend IEP meetings.

Practicum Experience Windsor Elementary, Fourth Grade Classroom, Des Moines, IA: Novemeber 2011- December 2011 Instruct small group reading focusing on various comprehension strategies.

Hillis Elementary, First Grade Classroom, Des Moines, IA: March 2011- April 2011 Over a period of 5 weeks, I taught Junior Achievement; focusing on communites and families

Greenwood Elementary, second grade classroom, Des Moines, IA: January 2011- April 2011 Instructed a variety of whole class lessons; i.e. science and reading comprehension. Tutored individual students in reading fluency and accuracy.

Orchard Place Residential Treatment Facility, high school classroom; grades 9-12, Des Moines, IA: January 2009- May 2009 Instructed whole group social studies lesson. Interacted with students, possessing severe psychological, behavioral emotional, and learning disorders, in a residential treatment facility setting. Tutored individual students in writing.

Crestview Elementary, Special education 1st-5th, Des Moines, IA: February 2011 Co-taught a social studies lesson.

Jordan Creek Elementary, Second Grade Classroom, Des Moines, IA: February 2011 Instructed small group mathematics. Tutored individual students in reading fluency and comprehension

Holy Trinity Catholic School, Third Grade Classroom, Des Moines, IA: December 2010 Instructed a whole class reading comprehension lesson.

Other Related Experience Kindergarten Teacher at Kindercare Learning Center, Palatine, IL: June 2012 Present I am currently the sole Kindergarten teacher at this Kindercare Learning Center. Responsible for teaching the private Kindercare kindergarten curriculum to 20 students. Responsible for taking students on field trips.

Responsible for interacting with students parents and conducting parent/teacher conferences 4 times a year. Responsible for administering a variety of assessments to monitor students progress. Responsible for the overall well being of the children.

Reading Tutor at King Elementary, Des Moines, IA: January 2011- May 2011 Individually tutored three fifth grade students, who possessed learning and behavioral disorders in reading fluency and comprehension.

Reading Tutor at Greenwood Elementary, Des Moines, IA: October 2011- December 2011 Individually tutored a second grade student in reading fluency and comprehension Administered reading assessments, such as running records.

Disabled Passenger assistant at Ohare Airport, Chicago, IL: June 2011- August 2011 Escorted disabled passengers through Ohare airport Operated wheel chairs on a daily basis.

Activities and Honors Scholarship: 2008 2012 Presidential Academic Scholarship

Deans List: 2009 - 2012 Seven consecutive semesters at Drake University

Alpha Phi Fraternity: 2008-2012 Certified in teaching Junior Achievement Graduated Cum Laude from Drake University Graduated with Departmental Honors from Drake University