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Erin L.

Barger
3100 Staten Ave. Apt 1, Lansing, MI 48910 Phone: (248)-225-3352 Email: elbarger@comcast.net

Career Objectives
To obtain a middle school teaching position to provide an enriching, supportive, safe, and successful classroom community for every student who walks in the door. I plan to accomplish this by providing engaging experiences and differentiated tasks that allow students to use their strengths, interests, skills, and prior knowledge to accomplish their learning and life goals.

Credentials
Certified to teach K-5 all subjects Highly qualified to teach 6-8 Science and Mathematics First Aid and CPR certified

Education
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI Teacher Certification Internship, August 2013 - April 2014 Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, May 2013 o Major: Integrated Science o Minor: Mathematics o Minor: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Honors and Awards


Graduated from Michigan State University Honors College with High Honor: May 2013 Deans List at Michigan State University: December 2009 May 2013 Member, Kappa Delta Pi Honors Society for Teachers: April 2011 April 2013

Teaching Experiences
Hope Middle School, Holt, MI: One full year internship August 2013 April 2014, Grade Level 5 Planned and taught lessons in all subject areas Collaborated with mentor teachers and MSU Student Intern Field Instructor to develop and practice classroom behavior management systems Collaborated with mentor teachers, principal, and school psychologist to develop and practice behavior management plans for specific students Planned, taught, and assessed lessons for Everyday Math, Words Their Way, and Life Through Time curriculums Collaborated with another intern to teach word study group Collaborated with other interns in the building to use the schools science resources Attended staff meetings, school-wide professional development, monthly data meetings, bi-weekly behavior monitoring meetings, parent meetings, and parent teacher conferences Pattengill Academy, Lansing, MI: Senior Year Field Experience (4 hours/week) October 2012 April 2013, Grade Level 5 Observed motivation, classroom management, and teaching techniques Designed and implemented lesson plans in all subject areas

Related Experiences/Other Work Experiences


Child Study, Lansing, MI: Junior Year Field Experience January, 2012 - April, 2012, Grade Level 4 Administered and analyzed various assessments to determine student's literacy skills and reading level

Erin L. Barger
3100 Staten Ave. Apt 1, Lansing, MI 48910 Phone: (248)-225-3352 Email: elbarger@comcast.net Formulated and conducted short lesson plans to improve student's literacy skills Wrote professional memos with explanations, findings, and interpretations of two assessments administered to student Composed a paper detailing six major assertions concluded about student's literacy learning and development Developed a blog detailing the teaching of the many aspects of literacy (morphology, motivation, fluency, vocabulary, etc.)

Bennett Woods Elementary School, Kinawa 5-6 School, and Okemos High School, Okemos, MI: TESOL Field Experience Sept 2011 - Dec 2011, All Grade Levels Observed mentor teacher implement lessons and activities to teach English to English language learners Evaluated the skill levels of various English language learners in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Compiled an assessment portfolio of 40 assessments (with annotations) for English language learners High Adventure Instructor, SpringHill Camps, Evart, MI May 2012 - August 2012; May 2013 - August 2013 Operated various outdoor activities involving harnesses for people of all ages (e.g. ziplines, rock climbing walls) Instructed participants about procedures, safety, and tips on how to be successful for each activity Facilitated small group discussions and lessons about activities, Bible passages, and skits Supervised the nightly activities of small groups of campers

Professional Development
Sept 2013 - Present Feb 2014 Aug 2013 Spring 2013 Bi-weekly Behavior Support System Improvement Training in Teachers Learning Together (TLT) School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) Mathematics Lesson Study with other Elementary Education seniors

Technology Proficient in:


Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint) SMARTBoards Google Drive Weebly Web Design Google Blogger Prezi presentation software Everyday Math Online

Personal Interests
Singing, ukulele, reading, theater, religion, solving puzzles, cooking, movies and television, video games

Volunteer Work
Destination Imagination team manager (Nov 2013 - April 2014) Nursery School Volunteer at Journey Life Church, Holt, MI (Nov 2013 - Present) Nursery School Volunteer at Kensington Community Church, Troy, MI (Aug 2002 - Aug 2009) Youth Counselor Volunteer, Kings Domain Retreat and Conference Center, Oregonia, OH (May 2011 - Aug 2011)

References
Shannon Stavischeck, Mentor Teacher (Math, Science) 5th Grade teacher Hope Middle School, Holt, MI (517)-242-6241 sstavisc@hpsk12.net Danielle Block, Mentor Teacher (Language Arts, Social Studies) 5th Grade teacher Hope Middle School, Holt, MI (517)-488-2056 dblock@hpsk12.net Mary Foster MSU Student Intern Field Instructor (734)-612-4247 foste196@msu.edu Jennifer Goodman Middle School Principal Hope Middle School, Holt, MI jgoodman@hpsk12.net Valerie Cochrane, Senior Year Mentor Teacher 5th Grade Teacher Pattengill Academy, Lansing, MI valerie.cochrane@lansingschools.net