160 East Davisburg
Rd., Holly, MI 48442
Academy of Waterford, Waterford, Michigan August 2007 — Present
Dessalee M. Cook
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).
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
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.
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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
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
Used learning communities within my classroom to maximize learning experiences and meet GLCE-Guided
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
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
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."
>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.
University of Michigan - Flint
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Certificate of Completion in Elementary Education September 2001 — May 2003
Bachelor of Science in Merchandise Management Degree Earned
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
User-Generated Learning; Twitter, iTunes U, Blogging.
Walk/Run for Cancer Fundraiser chairperson: October 2011 and 2012
Oratorical Speech Contest Chair
University of Michigan- Flint
Robert Hooper, Jr.
Academy of Waterford
Title I, Facilitator
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Academy of Waterford
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