Tessa Potgeter

Freelance Proofreader & Editor

Location:Allendale, Michigan, United States
2 Skills
I am a high school English teacher who is seeking the opportunity to be an editor or a proofreader. I love reading and editing, and picking pieces apart. I would love to help with a project or piece that needs revision or new ideas. Below you will find my resume.

Tessa Potgeter

10942 Lance Avenue, Allendale, MI 49401 • tmariepotgeter@gmail.com • (616) 901-4708


BS in Education, December 2006, Central Michigan University

Certification: BA English/ BD Speech 6-12 Highly Qualified to teach English Language Arts in grades 6-12.
Professional Certificate: Received June 2013
GPA: 3.3

Continuing Education- Masters in Secondary Education, June 2009- Present
Grand Valley State University


?June 2008-to present Secondary English Teacher, Wayland Union High School
?Wayland, Michigan
• Taught Advanced 11 English, British Literature, Freshman Literature, American Literature, Interpersonal Speech, and Arts & Letters
• Wahoos advisor- a group that spread positive awareness and influence throughout the school that is similar to SADD.
• Diversity Club advisor- we explored, discussed, and celebrated the differences of one another.
• Data Director committee- district wide data warehouse used to identify student academic needs to target instruction.
• PBIS committee – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. (A program was developed and planned for implementation of positive behavior throughout our High School.)
• NHS advisor
• Established positive relationships with the students and staff.

?Sep-December 2006?Student Teacher, Coopersville Junior High School
?Coopersville, Michigan
• Completed a 16-week field experience in a 7th grade English class; worked with Mrs. Connie Busser, an experienced and organized teacher.
• Planned a research paper unit and guided my students through the research paper process.
• Created and taught lessons on informational speeches, which each student gave in class.
• Taught lessons when cooperating teacher was absent.
• Learned and gained knowledge and experience from my students.
• Graded quizzes, papers, journals and worksheets assigned.
• Participated in after school activities, homework room, etc.


?March-June 2011-2013 Varsity Girls Track Coach, Wayland Union High School
?Wayland, Michigan
?Jan-May 2007-2008?Volleyball Coach, Coopersville Junior High School
?Coopersville, ?Michigan
• Head coach who facilitated and organized practices.
• Learned how to better use my planning skills and time management skills.
• Had a blast coaching and I would love to coach again.

?August 2005-2012 Camp Jubilee Board and Staff Member,
?Allendale, Michigan
• Planned, organized, taught and directed activities for the camp.
• A camp for kids grades 4th-9th.
• Counseled at the camp for six years before becoming a board/staff member.
• On staff I was the “Camp Coach” and worship leader. Responsibilities included assisting the director and motivating campers toward a cooperative and positive attitude.

Tessa Potgeter

10942 Lance Avenue, Allendale, MI 49401 • tmariepotgeter@gmail.com • (616) 901-4708


Mr. Tom Cutler- Principal
Wayland Union High School
(269) 792-2254 x1010

Mr. Mike Haverdink- Assistant Principal
Wayland Union High School
269-792-2254 x 1011

Mr. Don Mackey- English Department Head and colleague
Wayland Union High School

Mr. Kevin Zaschek- Principal
Wayland Union Dorr Elementary
(269) 792-2254 x1020
zaschakk@wayland.k12.mi.us This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ryan Pfahler- Principal
Coopersville Middle School
(616) 997-3401
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