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​ ​Jessica Shier

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Michigan Elementary Standard Certificate May 2019
K-5 All subjects (K-8 All Subjects Self-Contained Classroom)
K-8 Language Arts (BX)
K-8 Spanish (FF)
Adult and Child First Aid & CPR

Teacher Certification May 2019
Michigan State University,​ East Lansing, Michigan
● Completed 12 graduate-level credits

Bachelor of Arts with High Honors, Elementary Education May 2018

Michigan State University,​ East Lansing, Michigan
● Teaching Major: Language Arts
● Teaching Minor: Spanish
● Global Educators Cohort Program

Universidad San Francisco de Quito​, Quito, Ecuador January 2016-May 2016

● Completed 12 undergraduate credits

Teaching Experience
Year-Long Teaching Intern - Fourth Grade August 2018-April 2019
Buchanan Elementary School​, ​Grand Rapids Public Schools,​ Grand Rapids, MI
● Co-planned and collaborated with mentor teacher and fourth grade team to create quality lesson plans for
students in all subject areas
● Conducted continuous self-reflection with mentors and instructors to ensure teaching practices remained
both engaging and effective
● Translated parent-teacher conferences, IEP meetings, and conversations with parents in Spanish
● Differentiated instruction to accommodate students through focused, individualized and small group
instruction, tailoring lesson plans, and reconfiguring the classroom space
● Facilitated and planned a book club consisting of advanced readers from third and fourth grade classrooms
to challenge literacy practices and stimulate group discussion
● Analyzed and implemented behavior management strategies to create a productive learning environment
● Assumed all teaching responsibilities including lesson planning, classroom management, and data
collection and analysis for a class of 31 students for six weeks

Field Placement - First Grade September 2017-May 2018

Averill Elementary School, Lansing, Michigan
● Prepared and executed meaningful, engaging lessons for a class of 25 students
● Assisted in a first-grade classroom, aiding students individually and in small groups while also observing
classroom management and instruction
Field Placement - Second Grade January 2017-May 2017
Marble Elementary School, East Lansing, Michigan
● Assessed literacy to design and implement individualized lessons with a second-grade student

Field Placement - Multi-Age

North Elementary School, Lansing, Michigan
● Co-taught English lessons for a group of ten emergent-bilingual students varying in age and proficiency
● Adapted existing English language learning curriculum to meet the needs of specific students

Volunteer Teacher Abroad June 2017-July 2017

Pavlodar, Kazakhstan
● Researched, wrote, and executed lesson plans to teach English to a class of 15 Kazakh and Russian-speaking
elementary to middle-school aged students
● Formed connections and relationships with students through cultural and linguistic barriers

Other Experience
Technical Intern in Education August 2015-July 2018
Center for Teaching and Technology, East Lansing, Michigan
● Researched and incorporated new technologies for classroom enhancement, such as Evernote, Google
Classroom, Little Bits, Makerbot, Camtasia, iMovie, Weebly, iPads, ELMOs, and SMART boards
● Provided technology support and education for faculty and students in the College of Education
● Troubleshooted calmly and efficiently when technology issues arose in classrooms

Childcare Aide April 2014-December 2015

Room to Bloom Daycare, Byron Center, Michigan
● Organized and facilitated activities for large groups of children
● Implemented and observed classroom management techniques

Study Abroad Participant January 2016-May 2016

Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador
● Adapted to a new culture while living with a local family for five months
● Utilized and improved proficiency in Spanish

Honors and Achievements

Student Leader,​ Cru, Michigan State University August 2016-May 2018
Presenter,​ MSU College of Education Technology Conference October 2016
Dean’s List​, Michigan State University December 2014-May 2018
Member,​ Global Educators Cohort Program, Michigan State University August 2014-May 2018

Professional Development
Go Math Training​, Grand Rapids Public Schools November 2018
Trauma Informed Schools Training February 2019
Fire Up Conference,​ Grand Valley State University March, 2019

Spanish: Professional working proficiency (Can comprehend and speak confidently in normal conversations)
Proficient in: SMART Board and other interactive whiteboards, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel, Apple
products, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Classroom, Weebly, ELMO, Sphero, and different classroom systems