My Resume

Elizabeth A. Denton

denton.ea@gmail.com

besidesdodgeball.wordpress.com

Objective

Position teaching middle school mathematics in a technology-enriched or blended learning environment.

Education

  • B.S.Ed., Special Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, August 2011
  • Certification: IL Type 10, Learning Behavior Specialist I – Unlimited; Endorsements: General Geography, Language Arts, Social Science, Preschool to Age 21
  • B.A., Liberal Arts, General, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL June 2002

Teaching Experience

Mathematics Teacher, Bon Air Middle School, Kokomo, IN, August 2014-Present

  • Seventh grade math teacher in an urban setting
  • Created curriculum map according to Indiana College and Career Ready Standards
  • Implemented innovative blended learning experiences
  • Served on committee expressing building technology needs to administration

Cross-Categorical Teacher, North Miami Elementary School, Denver, IN, August 2013-May 2014

  • Provided reading block, writing, and mathematics instruction for 3rd and 4th graders with various mild disabilities
  • Built strong relationships with students and families
  • Created behavior interventions and plans to meet student strengths and weaknesses
  • Wrote Individualized Education Plans for students with SMART Goals
  • Completed progress monitoring for individual students

Resource Teacher, North White Elementary School, Monon, IN, Augsut 2012-May 2013

  • Designed research based interventions for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.
  • Offered intervention services in a pull-out settings.
  • Organized schedule for two resources teachers and three para-educators
  • Supervised para-educators providing phonics, behavioral, and mild cognitive disability support.
  • Worked on Response to Intervention strategies for whole building
  • Served on committee to schedule ISTEP+ testing for ELA, Special Education, and all other students

Preschool Teacher, Learning Tree Preschool, Homewood, IL, September 2011-May 2012

  • Co-taught two-year-old classes.
  • Designed thematic crafts and sensory activities for young children.
  • Offered a variety of activities including music, art, and dance to encourage a positive first school experience.

Site Director, AM Club, Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, Flossmoor, IL, Steptember 2011-Present

  • Organized before-school activities for children ages 5-10.
  • Established a structured schedule of craft activities, games, stories, and play for students.
  • Supervised a two-person team of recreation leaders.
  • CPR certified.

Tutor, Sylvan Learning Center, Homewood, IL, November 2011-May 2012

  • Delivered small group instruction in reading and mathematics for students from 2nd grade to high school.
  • Focused on skill-building and retention.

Instructional Assistant and Substitute Teacher, Tyler Elementary, DeKalb, IL, May-June 2011

  • Designated substitute instructor for early childhood special ed and third grade classrooms.
  • Instructional Assistant for a first-grader with developmental delays.
  • Supported academic reading and writing tasks by reading content material to the student and recording oral answers.
  • Explored letter-sound relationships and one-to-one correspondence with the student.

Student Teacher, 7th Grade Cross-Categorical Classroom, Ellis Middle School, Elgin, IL, March–May 2011

  • Taught English, reading, social studies, and mathematics.
  • Co-taught science, working with students with autism, ADHD, and emotional disturbances.
  • Created units on the geography of the Middle East and banking accounts.
  • Worked after school with failing student to help him with assigned work.

Student Teacher, Kindergarten – 6th Grade Cross Categorical Resource, Ridge Circle Elementary School, Streamwood, IL, January – March 2011

  • Taught language arts skills, phonics, and mathematics.
  • Utilized positive behavior intervention system, awarding tokens for positive behavior and effort.
  • Provided unit plans for poetry and literary terms and activity-based reading and math lessons.
  • Prepared students for ISAT at after school reading club.

Clinical Teacher, Elementary Self-Contained Classroom, SEDOM, Lake in the Hills, IL, March – April 2010

  • Organized daily routine for five students with autism.
  • Supervised motor room time.

Related Experience

Visitor Orientation Assistant, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL 2001-2003

  • Devised activities for the Idea Factory exhibit for children, such as face-paining, storytelling, and crafts.
  • Explained exhibits to learners of all ages.
  • Provided emergency services as a floor warden.

Activities & Honors

  • President, NIU Gamers Association, 2009-2010
  • NIU Dean’s List, 1 semester
  • Author “The Strands of Heritage” featured in The Crochet Liberation Front First-Ever Book
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