Alexa’s Teaching Resume

alexacook9256@gmail.com  134 Horn Avenue Apt. 29 Boone, NC 28607  828-593-7413

Objective

To obtain a position in a special education classroom in the Watauga County School System to utilize strong experiences with individuals with various disabilities.

 

Education

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC                 

Master of Arts in Special Education                                                                                                                                                    May 2019

Bachelor of Science in Special Education                                                                                                                                            May 2018

Minor in Psychology                                                                                                                                                                             May 2018

 

Teaching Experience

Haywood County Schools, NC                                                                                                                                                    Spring 2015-Present

Substitute Teacher

  • Provide classroom supervision when teachers are not present
  • Implement lesson plans in various classrooms
  • Facilitate learning with students in large and small group settings
  • Assist with classroom management and encourage appropriate behaviors and interactions

Camp Kaleidoscope, Boone, NC                                                                                                                                                             Summer 2016

Intern, Kindergarden-3rd Grade Classroom

  • Designed and implemented lesson plans on collaboration skills and self-regulation techniques using technology in the classroom
  • Effectively communicated with my supervising teacher, site directors, and my cohort
  • Provided crisis management to students with behaviors
  • Provided one-on-one instruction to students who needed additional supports

Bradford Park, Boone, NC                                                                                                                                                               Fall 2015

Tutor, Kindergarden-8th grade Students      

  • Provided individual assistance to an assigned student with her 8th grade Math and English Language Arts homework
  • Designed and implemented after school lessons and activities to further students’ knowledge of weather patterns, collaboration skills, and self-regulation techniques
  • Effectively communicated with my site directors, supervising teachers, and cohort
  • Encouraged good behavior and positive interactions among students

Clyde Elementary School, Clyde, NC                                                                                                                                        Fall 2011-Spring 2014

 

Intern, Intensive Intervention Exceptional Children’s Elementary Classroom

  • Designed and Implemented lesson plans to teach content listed in the curriculum and NC standards
  • Assisted with classroom management and encouraged positive behaviors
  • Facilitated learning in small and large group settings
  • Effectively communicated with my cooperative teacher and site director

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Boone United Methodist Church, Boone, NC                                                                                                                               July 2016-Present

Children’s Ministry Assistant Director and Volunteer

  • Coordinate and execute events for children within the program
  • Equip Sunday school teachers with the age-appropriate supplies for their rooms
  • Communicate with parents about beneficial events and programs for their specific children
  • Effectively manage behaviors and actions in and around the ministry

Clyde Elementary School, Clyde, NC                                                                                                                                        Fall 2011-Spring 2015

Classroom Volunteer Special Education K-5 Intensive Intervention

  • Assisted the classroom teacher with assessments, classroom management techniques, and crisis interventions
  • Designed and implemented lesson plans that aligned with the curriculum
  • Created engaging hands-on activities to further students’ knowledge on content
  • Provided modifications and supplemental instruction

 

 

Camp Ability, Clyde, NC                                                                                                                                                               Summers 2010-2015

Camp Counselor and Buddy

  • Provided one-on-one support to a student (buddy) with physical and mental disabilities as he journeyed through thee-one week sessions of day camp
  • Effectively communicated with the camp directors, leaders, and my “buddy’s” parents
  • Assisted with group learning experiences and activities for students K-5 with disabilities

Barnabas Camp, Hendersonville, NC                                                                                                                                                      Summer 2015

Camp Counselor and Buddy

  • Provided one-on-one support to an adult with physical and mental disabilities (“buddy”) as she experienced one week of overnight camp
  • Organized events and activities for my “buddy” that accommodated to her abilities and interests
  • Communicated with the camp directors, leaders, and other “buddies” working with other campers
  • Collaborated with other buddies in designing and implementing activities that were appropriate and fun for campers
  • Assisted my buddy with personal needs, such as hygiene, meals, and self-care throughout the week

 

 

Community Activities

Boone United Methodist Church, Boone, NC                                                                                                                               Fall 2014-Present

Church Attendant

Samaritan’s Purse, Boone, NC                                                                                                                                                       Winters 2015-2016

Operation Christmas Child Volunteer

  • Provide seasonal volunteer assistance with packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

Hospitality House, Boone, NC                                                                                                                                                                         Fall 2015

Volunteer

  • Assisted with answering phone calls, checking guests in, and providing administrative assistance to guests and staff
  • Provided manual assistance with outdoor maintenance and cleaning tasks

 

 

Work Experience

Boone United Methodist Church, Boone, NC                                                                                                                               July 2016-Present

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC                                                                                                                                             Summer 2016

Student Orientation Undergraduate Leader

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC                                                                                                                                January 2016-Present

Resident Assistant

Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Clyde, NC                                                                                              Spring 2014-Present

Child Care Staff

Deer Valley Racquet Club, Boone, NC                                                                                                                                                            Fall 2015

Child Care Staff

Asheville Parks and Recreation, Asheville, NC                                                                                                                                     Summer 2014

Life Guard and Swim Lesson Instructor

 

 

Professional Development

Reich College of Education Seminars

Autism Society Workshops

 

 

Honors and Activities

Chancellor’s List                                                                                                                                                                                              5 semesters

Dean’s List                                                                                                                                                                                                     5 semesters

National Residence Hall Honorary                                                                                                                                                 Spring 2015-Present

  • Vice President of Recognition                                           Spring 2016

Delight at App                                                                                                                                                                                  Spring 2015-Present

  • Campus Chapter Founder and Leader

Appalachian Educators                                                                                                                                                                         Fall 2014-Present

  • Special Olympics Committee Chair                                          Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Appalachian Community of Education Scholars                                                                                                                                 Fall 2014-Present

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