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  1. 1. CONTACT 160 East Davisburg Rd., Holly, MI 48442 E-mail: Website: Phone: 248-514-4477 Academy of Waterford, Waterford, Michigan August 2007 — Present Dessalee M. Cook QUALIFICATIONS Accomplished, results-oriented educator with the proven ability to facilitate the learning and academic development of children. Certified in all subjects for grades K-5, and 6-8 self-contained. Highly qualified in social studies and English language arts for grades 6-8 and Master of Arts in Educational Technology. Seven successful years of technology education preparing grades K-8 for the 21st Century. Superior leadership and interpersonal abilities, with experience in elementary and middle school education, as well as special education and the library sciences. Goal-oriented, with the strong ability to engage students and develop the most appropriate lessons to meet each child’s specific needs. Practice a student-centered learning style to meet Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and Michigan Educational Technology Standards. Experience in using data available from GlobalScholar Scantron, MEAP, MAT8, and classroom assessments to drive instruction. Proficient in Microsoft XP and Vista OS, MAC OS, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft MovieMaker, Google applications, and many Web 2.0 tools including Prezi, PBWiki, Blogger, Edublog, Voki, Glogster, and Edmodo. Use CareerCruising to meet middle school student's Educational Development Plan (EDP). WORK EXPERIENCE Technology Intergration Teacher Job Responsibilities At a Glance Deliver meaningful instruction, check student progress, and evaluate activities. Collaborate with homeroom teacher to plan lessons that integrate various digital tools: focus social studies GLCE. Communicate with parents: PowerSchool, parent-teacher conferences. Incorporate digital literacy into classroom lessons including research skills, online searching and evaluation. Instruction in the importance of digital citizenship and integrity when using online sources. Provide different web-based platforms to accommodate all types of learners- wikis, Google Docs, podcasts, Smartboard, and more. Maintain a classroom environment conducive to learning: Harry K. Wong and Love and Logic. Tutor small RTI groups using DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency and Retell. GlobalScholar Scantron, MEAP, and MAT8 facilitator. Dessalee M. Cook 1
  2. 2. Academy of Waterford, Waterford, Michigan August 2006 — June 2007 Richter Intermediate School, Holly, Michigan August 2004 — June 2006 Master of Arts in Educational Technology Degree Earned May 2013 Sixth Grade Teacher Responsibilities Managed a classroom of diverse learning styles and abilities. Communicated with parents to device behavioral plans that would assist their student to stay on task and focused-Harry Wong Used learning communities within my classroom to maximize learning experiences and meet GLCE-Guided Reading Groups. Responsible for all classroom management tasks inclulding: student-led conferences, student's special needs, differentiated instruction, and student achievement through progress monitoring. Sixth Grade Media Support Specialist Responsibilities Manage the IMC for staff and students, including providing media materials, teaching library and research skills, instructing students in various computer programs and multimedia hardware, and working with students on an individual as well as a whole class basis to assist in selecting appropriate books and research materials. Monitored the library's books, AV equipment, and card catalog software, including ordering and purchasing additional materials as needed. Collaborate with teachers to intergrate digital media across curriculum. Used the Big6 Research Model to design webpages and produce educational videos. Design and implement various means to provide students with a whole school experience, such as the creation of an interactive "WebQuest," organize a "Poetry Cafe." MEASURABLE ACHIEVEMENTS >2012-2013 Year-end scores of my fifth grade remedial students rose 94% in reading comprehension. >Completed research on peer editing using online communication systems to improve writing and writing and word processing- May 2013 >2012 MEAP 6th grade social studies scores made a 9% gain in proficiency. EDUCATION University of Michigan - Flint Dessalee M. Cook 2
  3. 3. Certificate of Completion in Elementary Education September 2001 — May 2003 Bachelor of Science in Merchandise Management Degree Earned Oakland University Michigan State University PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EXTRA CURRICULAR School Improvement Team Member: 2009-2012 Led staff in-services: Google Sites, Odyssey Compass Learning Grade-level Chairperson: 2009-2012 Co-established CPR Cafe. Staff development series to promote a better learning environment in our school. Professional Training includes: PerformanceSeries OdysseyCompass Learning, 6 + 1 Trait Writing, Smartboard Technology, Thinking Maps, Singapor Math, Step-Up to Writing, Love and Logic EdmodoCon, 2012 User-Generated Learning; Twitter, iTunes U, Blogging. Walk/Run for Cancer Fundraiser chairperson: October 2011 and 2012 Oratorical Speech Contest Chair REFERENCES Jeff Kupperman University of Michigan- Flint Academic Advisor 734-604-6117 Robert Hooper, Jr. Principal Academy of Waterford 248-674-1649 Cheryl Sugerman Title I, Facilitator Dessalee M. Cook 3
  4. 4. Academy of Waterford 734-223-6586 Dessalee M. Cook 4