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KAURI DYNES

kmdynes@gmail.com – (540) 229 7395 – misskauridynes.weebly.com

Education

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; Graduated December 2018

BA, Government major – GPA 3.82 Master of Teaching, Secondary Social Studies (certified grades 6-12) – GPA 3.91 Coursework for Add-On Endorsement in Algebra I

Certifications and Skills

Licensure

Virginia teaching license in Secondary Social Studies, Middle School Math, and Algebra I

Recognition of Excellence on Social Studies, Middle School Math, and Algebra I Praxis exams

Professional Development: Quality Assignment Routine

Completed training in delivery method for effective Project Based Assessment of students through planning, clear instructions, periodic check-ins and support, rubric-based evaluations

Teaching Experience

Student Teaching: 8th Grade Civics, Culpeper Middle School, Culpeper, VA; Fall 2018

Assumed full teaching load for 3 classes of 22-26 students in 85 minute blocks, daily, including gifted education, general education, and inclusion classes with a para-educator

Fostered classroom in which diverse range of learners were comfortable asking questions and taking risks

Engaged students in balanced discussions on current political topics and encouraged student exploration and questioning

Created and implemented authentic and skills-focused projects for students

Differentiated teaching according to class & student interests and readiness levels

Assisted students in small group sessions after school

Teaching Practicum: 12 th Grade AP Government and 11 th Grade Dual Enrollment US History

Consistently built discussion and collaboration skills with students

Created collaborative lessons for students to co-construct knowledge about key Supreme Court cases

Engaged students in Structured Academic Controversies on key decisions in the history of the United States

Tutoring Practicum: Assist English Language Learners in 8 th Grade Mathematics classroom

Built trust with students across language barriers

Assisted within general classroom setting to keep multiple students focused and support students at varying language levels with math curriculum

Tutoring Practicum: 8 th Grade AVID program

Guided groups of students through exercises designed to foster independent problem-solving skills

Assisted students through projects constructing persuasive arguments, writing speeches, and creating videos

Related Experience

Intern at Deque Systems: Herndon, VA; Summers 2012-2014 and 2016

Created curriculum for online modules about developing websites accessible to people with disabilities

Problem solved by adapting and reusing content from product user guides and using PHP coding language to simplify editing and updating in the Content Management System

Tutor at Huntington Learning Center: Fredericksburg, VA; Summer 2015

Worked individually with students (ages 7-13) struggling both academically and emotionally to identify and improve areas of difficulty

Leadership Activities

President and Head Instructor for UYoga Club at the University of Virginia

Built a yoga club which met twice weekly with 30-80 students in a classroom

Organized club meeting locations, buying and transporting mats, and recruited and trained new instructors

Yoga Instructor for the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia

Taught night classes for students and staff, designed to be accessible to a wide variety of experience levels