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Julia R. McKinnies

2 Esher Way, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234



Obtain a teaching position in an inclusive environment in order to promote philosophy of full inclusion of all students. Certified in English and Special Education grades K-12 and Elementary Education grades K-6.


The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

Special Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, May 2018; GPA 3.9/4.0

English, Bachelor of Science, Deaf Studies Minor, May 2017; GPA 3.4/4.0


Sigma Tau Delta International Honor Society in English, Inducted Fall 2016 Undergraduate Dean’s list 5/8 semesters


CEAS, Elementary Education, State of New Jersey, Expected Summer 2018 CEAS, Teacher of Students with Disabilities, State of New Jersey, Expected Summer 2018 CEAS,English, State of New Jersey, Expected Summer 2018 HIB Certification, March 2018 Substitute Teaching Certification, March 2017 Praxis Exam- English: Content Knowledge, March 2017 Praxis Exam- Multiple Subjects, February 2017

Teaching Experience

Student Teaching, Egg Harbor Township School District, third grade LRC classroom, March-May ‘18 Taught LRC math 7 students and LRC reading to 6 students in third grade. Implemented a research based writing assignment utilizing differentiated materials and instruction to meet student needs. Math lessons followed Pearson Envision curriculum. Observed an IEP meeting and participated in the annual review of a student’s IEP.

Global Student Teaching, International School of Amsterdam, second gradeclassroom, Jan.-Mar. ‘18 Taught lessons following the Primary Years Programme (PYP) curriculum. Utilized the teaching method of inquiry based learning in Units of Inquiry on Telling Stories and Systems of a Community. Observed DRAs and participated in department and school wide staff meetings. Incorporated technology into lessons to utilize the 1:1 student to iPad ratio.

Practicum Experience, Franklin Park School District, first gradeinclusionclassroom, Fall ‘16 Taught math lessons and a read aloud lesson utilizing differentiated instruction Observed and assisted both the cooperating general education teacher as well as the special education teacher. Observed and interviewed related services professionals in OT and AIS

Practicum Experience, Trenton School District, first gradeclassroom, Fall ‘15 and Spring ‘16 Taught read aloud lessons, word study and guided reading lessons as well as performing DRAs and running records, created a functional behavior assessment of a student Observed and assisted cooperating teacher with small group instruction and performing assessments with students.

Practicum Experience, West Windsor-Plainsboro School District, third gradeclassroom, Spring ‘15 Taught lessons in math and science and incorporated current events into the classroom Observed and assisted cooperating teacher with checking students’ homework and preparing for the PARCC test.

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Related Work Experience

Office Administration, English Creek Academy, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ, July 2017-Dec. 2017, Summer 2018

Assisted director with aspects of weekly billing/taking payments and assisted teachers in creation of daily materials Behavior Technician, Continuum Healthcare, Atlantic County, New Jersey, May 2017-December 2017

Worked with children with autism implementing Discrete Trial Training, Task Analysis, and Behavioral Programs to improve upon academic, social, and behavioral skills Substitute Teacher, Insight, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Spring 2017 and 2018

Substituted in the township high school using primary teacher’s lesson plans and completed assigned duties. Mentor, Career and Community Studies Program, TCNJ Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

Academic, vocational, and house mentor assistant to students with learning disabilities in the Career and Community Studies Program at TCNJ. Teacher’s Aide, English Creek Academy, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ, Summer 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017

Aide in preschool and kindergarten classrooms and assisted with Summer camp activities

Community Engagement

Captain, Love Your Melon, Ewing, NJ, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

Led TCNJ’s chapter of Love Your Melon, an apparel brand dedicated to giving a hat to every child battling cancer in America as well as supporting nonprofit organizations who lead the fight against pediatric cancer. Organized and led crew meetings and events. Primary point of communication between northeast regional manager and event coordinator. Tutor, Petey Greene Program, Trenton, NJ, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017

Volunteered 2 hours per week as a tutor for incarcerated citizens at Jones Farm who were preparing to take their GED exams through the state facility. Primarily focused on elementary level grammar and middle/early high school level math.


Basic knowledge of American Sign Language Experience with Smart Board Technology Proficiency with Google Drive Technology Experience with Swivl Technology