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Abigail Reed

abigailsreed@gmail.com (603) 785 3996 abigailreedteachingportfolio.weebly.com

EDUCATION
Columbia University Teachers College New York, NY
Klingenstein Summer Institute Fellow

June 2016

University of Cambridge Cambridge, England


M.Phil. Medieval & Renaissance Literature, Magdalene College
Masters Dissertation: Love Ethics in the Breton Lays, from Marie de France to Chaucer
Dissertation Mark / Coursework Results: equivalent to First Class Honours

2011 - 2012

Middlebury College Middlebury, VT


B. A. English and American Literatures, Minor in History of Art and Architecture
Phi Beta Kappa & Summa Cum Laude (Cumulative GPA 3.92 / 4.0)
Awards: Highest Honors in Department of English and American Literatures
Mary Dunning Thwing Prize for Excellence in Written English

2007 - 2011

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Stoneleigh-Burnham School Greenfield, MA

August 2015 Present

Upper School English Teacher; Soccer & Tennis Coach; Head Dorm Parent; Advisor

Design curricula and teach Harkness-model English courses for 9th and 10th grades; 11th and 12th grade Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP) English Literature
Assistant Coach of Varsity Soccer (2016) and Varsity Tennis teams (2015 2016); Head Coach of JV Soccer team (2015)
Dorm Head: supervise, counsel, live in a dormitory with, and provide activity programming for forty 9th- and 10th-grade
boarding students of diverse nationalities; apply excellent interpersonal skills to lead a team of four dorm parents
Advise six 10th- and 11th-grade students with academic, social, and emotional support
Elected by colleagues to serve on Advisory Board disciplinary committee

Stamford American International School Singapore, Singapore

August 2013 June 2015

Secondary School English Teacher

Developed and taught inaugural 11th grade IB DP English Language & Literature course (Higher and Standard Level)
Designed and taught inquiry-based 10th, 9th, 7th, and 6th grade English courses to multilingual and multicultural students
Served as advisor to forty 6th- and 7th-graders by providing daily academic, social, and emotional pastoral care
Co-led international Field Studies trips for 130 7th-graders to Malaysia and 100 6th-graders to Indonesia

The Greenwich Country Day School Greenwich, CT

August 2012 June 2013

Co-Teacher

Collaborated with mentor teacher to co-teach pre-kindergarten class of eighteen students


Coached Junior Varsity girls soccer

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
Stamford American International School Singapore, Singapore

August 2014 June 2015

Head of English Department

Applied excellent interpersonal and communication skills to lead a department of five faculty members
Spearheaded project to restructure middle- and high-school English curriculum for 300+ students
Identified a differentiation scheme for English instruction
Launched a plan to train faculty in Socratic seminars
Led department in developing and compiling instructional budget orders
Continued to demonstrate exemplary teaching resulting in measurable student learning

RELATED TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Camp Pemigewassett Wentworth, New Hampshire, USA
Summers 2005 - 2011
Head of Junior Camp (summers 2011, 2010) / Counselor, Coach, and Instructor (summers 2005 - 2011)
As Head of Junior Camp, managed health, safety, and activities for forty-five campers aged 8-11 at seven-week residential
camp; mentored and advised thirteen staff members aged 17-20; maintained regular correspondence with parents
Taught and coached instructional & competitive swimming, nature discovery, and archery; led campers on overnight
hiking trips in the White Mountains

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

NAIS People of Color Conference


Columbia University Teachers College Klingenstein Summer Institute Fellow
Implementing Socratic Seminars in the Classroom
Creating and Implementing a Differentiated Classroom
International Baccalaureate Organization
v DP Language & Literature, Cat. 1
v DP Literature, Cat. 1
v DP Literature, Cat. 2
v MYP Language & Literature, Cat. 2
v Approaches to Learning

Atlanta, GA; December 2016


Lawrenceville, NJ; June 2016
Bangkok, Thailand; 2014
Chiang Mai, Thailand; 2014
Singapore; 2014
Online; 2013
New York, NY; 2015
Beijing, China; 2014
Singapore; 2015

ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS

Social justice, diversity, and equity initiatives


Developing alternative school break trips combining experiential learning, community service, and leadership training
Outdoor education and leadership
Graduate of The Mountain School of Milton Academy (Spring 2005)
International travel: I have lived, worked, volunteered, or traveled to forty-eight countries on six continents
v Student Teacher: one-month English teaching internship in Nosara, Costa Rica (January 2010)
v College Student: one year study abroad at University of East Anglia, Norwich, England (2008 2009)
v Volunteer: English teacher in Quetzeltenango, Guatemala (Summer 2007)
v Volunteer: English teacher in Arusha, Tanzania (Fall 2006)
v High School Student: one year attending public high school in Christchurch, New Zealand (2001 2002)

References available upon request.