Elizabeth Springer

Freelance Proofreader & Resume Writer

Location:Denver, Colorado, United States
2 Skills
State of Colorado Professional Teaching License
- Highly Qualified in Elementary Education, Language Arts, Social Studies; ESL Endorsement
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Master of Arts in Elementary Education, K-8 certification, GPA 3.8
- State of Michigan Professional Teaching License

Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan
- Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology, GPA 3.3
- Study Abroad, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia,

Fifth Grade Classroom Teacher, August 2009 - Present, Rose Hill Elementary School, Adams 14 School District, Commerce City, Colorado
- Implement the Adams 14 curriculums and use data to drive instruction
- Contribute to the 5th grade team as Team Leader
- Participate as a member of the Education Leadership Team, which handles building-level issues around best practices for implementation of instruction
- Collaborate with colleagues in Professional Learning Communities
- Mentor and coach Teacher Candidates as a Cooperating Teacher, in partnership with University of Denver
- Facilitate after school tutoring groups in reading and math for struggling students
- Support and participate in school-wide activities like Math and Science Night, Family Literacy Night, and other community-school celebrations

ESL Teacher, Grades 6, 7, 8, August 2007 – June 2009, Kearney Middle School. Adams 14 School District, Commerce City, Colorado
- Worked exclusively with NEP students to develop skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English
- Adapted district reading and writing curriculum to meet the needs of NEP students in grades 6-8
- Created and maintained respectful and positive learning environment for all students to feel successful
- Engaged in staff development and collaboration at the team and building levels
- Contributed as a member of the Building Leadership Team

Reading Intervention Teacher: Saturday School, Grade 6, September 2007 – February 2008
Kearney Middle School, ACSD14, Commerce City, Colorado
- Worked with students on reading strategies to help improve vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension skills
- Built self-esteem and confidence in low readers by scaffolding their learning in manageable increments

ESL Teacher Intern, Grades 6-8, April 2007 – June 2007, East Middle School, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Plymouth, Michigan
- Co-taught in a ethnically diverse, multi-lingual ESL classroom in metro Detroit
- Worked to help English language learners effectively communicate in English

Elementary Teacher Intern, Grade 5, August 2006 – April 2007, Pattengill Elementary School, Ann Arbor Public Schools, Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Collaborated with classroom teacher for systematic lesson planning that emphasized inquiry-based learning
- Facilitated small group guided-reading lessons and created and taught thematic units

Substitute Teacher, Grades K-12, August 2005 – June 2006, Lansing School district, Ingham ISD, Lansing, Michigan
- Gained experience in classrooms of various sizes, grades, academic subjects and socioeconomic backgrounds
- Established rapport with staff through effective classroom management and ability to carry out lesson plans

- Star Teacher, since April 2011
Role in District: Be a proactive, risk-taking, teacher leader by helping develop and facilitate systematic professional development and complete other professional projects as needed
- Writing Demonstration Classroom Teacher, since September 2010
Role in District: Attend trainings, plan and facilitate professional development and open my classroom to other teachers for coaching and training purposes
- Teacher Leader, since June 2010
Role in District: Attended a week-long training with other Teacher Leaders to prepare us for leadership roles in our buildings like facilitating embedded staff development and meeting with principal on a regular basis to keep an academic focus on PLCs
- GT Liaison, Since August 2010
Role in District: Develop Advanced Learning Plans for GT students, facilitate extracurricular activities for GT students and attend trainings and meetings around GT issues in the district
- Global Learner, April 2008
Role in District: create, implement and share lesson plans that integrate 21st century technology, train other teachers in using technology, participate in ongoing professional dialogue around technology integration, and attend or facilitate district professional development
- Gifted and Talented Conference: Motivating and Challenging Our Gifted Students, October 2010
- Twice Exceptional Training, January 2010
- CORE Reading Training, November 2009
- Learning 2.0 A Colorado Conversation: Technology in Education Conference, February 21, 2009
- Effective Teachers of English Language Learners, a 10-session seminar through Colorado State University, September – December 2008
- District Workshops: Integrating Technology in Education, June 2008
- Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) district trainings, August 2007 – May 2008
- Senior Individualized Project: Thesis on Education Reform, April – December 2004
- Awarded, Donors Choose Grant, purchased class subscriptions to science magazine, Spring 2011
- Recognized, KMS Colleague of the Month, January 2009
- Awarded, Donors Choose Grant, purchased supplies for ESL Writer’s Workshop, Fall 2008
- Awarded, Dollar General Literacy Grant, $1500, expanded classroom library, Spring 2008
- Awarded, Donors Choose Grant, $400 expanded our classroom library, Winter 2007
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