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  1. 1. SAMANTHA KIRBY (847) 751-2661 | kirbysam5@gmail.com | samkirbyportfolio.weebly.com Objective: Obtain a position as a classroom teacher where I can create a safe, inclusive, and enriching learning environment to facilitate students' love of gaining knowledge. Education: Michigan State University | East Lansing, MI 09/15 - 05/16 Teacher Certification Program, 4.0 GPA/4.0  Completed 12 graduate study credits towards a master's degree in Teaching and Curriculum  Certified in all K-5 subject areas Michigan State University | East Lansing, MI 09/11 - 05/15 Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, 3.82 GPA/4.0, with honors  Teaching Major: Language Arts  Teaching Minors: Spanish, TESOL Certifications: • Grades K-5, all subjects • Self-contained classrooms, grades 6-8 • Language Arts, grades 6-8 • TESOL, grades K-12 • Adult and Child CPR & First Aid • Endorsed in Global Education Field Experience: Glencairn Elementary School | East Lansing, MI 09/15 - 05/16 Student Intern • Taught 23 students in a diverse 1st grade classroom • Successfully planned and taught over 175 lessons aligned with Common Core State Standards • Independently created differentiated and developmentally appropriate lesson plans aligned with given curriculum • Collaborated with 3 additional teaching professionals on constructing material regarding the Multi-Tiered System of Support Academy of the Americas | Detroit, MI 05/15 - 07/15 Servant Leader Intern • Acted as an Urban Immersion Fellow in a Freedom School with an ESL classroom of 10 bilingual Spanish students • Facilitated culturally based literacy lessons to expose students to Latino art, music, and literature • Established a classroom community that was safe and inclusive for all students Lyons Elementary School | Lansing, MI 01/15 - 05/15 Senior Year Placement • Observed 3rd grade classroom activities and management techniques with 26 diverse students • Created and designed a lesson plan in Mathematics regarding the addition of fractions • Produced and carried out a lesson plan for literature based on a group discussion • Assisted mentor teacher with small group work and classroom management Lewton Elementary School | Lansing, MI 09/14 - 12/14 Senior Year Placement • Observed 4th grade classroom activities and management techniques with 27 diverse students • Created and implemented an interactive, hands-on lesson plan regarding the benefits of the Great Lakes for Social Studies education • Produced and implemented a participatory, applied lesson plan regarding Earth’s seasons for
  2. 2. Science education • Aided mentor teacher with student behavior and classroom management Schavey Elementary School | DeWitt, MI 09/13 - 04/14 Junior Year Placement • Observed 2nd grade classroom activities and management techniques with a 25 heterogeneous students • Implemented literacy-specific activities for comprehension and fluency for individual student Teaching-related Experience: EduStaff Substitute Teaching 09/15 - Present Ingham County, MI • Implemented and provided lesson plans in K-8 classrooms • Supervised classrooms of many diverse learners Head Swim Coach and Lessons Instructor 09/13 - Present Mid-Michigan Aquatics | DeWitt, MI • Supervise 8 swim lessons and practices per week • Create unique swim activities and teach water safety skills to 30+ children ages 6-18 • Schedule and coordinate 12 life guards and swim lesson instructors • Manage equipment and pool activities Professional Development: • Amy Henry & Kaytie Palmiter on MTSS and RTI East Lansing, MI | January 2016 • Jeff McCanna on "Making the Most of Your Internship" East Lansing, MI | November 2015 • AimsWeb Data Review East Lansing, MI | November 2015 • Integrating Technology East Lansing, MI | September 2015 • Children's Defense Fund Freedom School Training Knoxville, TN | May 2015 • Alpha Phi Omega Leadership Development Conference University of Illinois, Champaign, IL | October 2013 • Alpha Phi Omega Leadership Development Conference University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI | March 2013 Technology: Proficient in: • Microsoft Office • SMART technologies • Web Design • Google classroom Honors and Achievements: • Michigan State University Dean’s List: Fall 2011 - Spring 2015 • Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity | East Lansing, MI Vice President of Programs, 04/14 - 05/15 Director of Communications, 04/13 - 04/14 Active Member, 09/11 - 05/15 • Global Educators Cohort Program | East Lansing, MI Active Member, 09/11 - 05/15
  3. 3. References: Tami Teszlewicz, Mentor Teacher 2308 Beacon Hill Dr. Lansing, MI 48906 Cell: (517) 323-1630 Home: (517) 316-5410 Email: tami.teszlewicz@elps.us Lorraine Ware, Principal Glencairn Elementary School 939 N. Harrison Rd. East Lansing, MI 48823 Work: (517) 333-7930 Cell: (517) 230-4519 Email: lorraine.ware@elps.us Andrea Varrichione, Field Instructor 3828 Plover Place East Lansing, MI 48823 Cell: (517) 358-1698 Email: ventimi1@msu.edu Catherine Kutney, Executive Director Freedom Schools 21601 Lakebreeze St. St. Clair Shores, MI 48082 Cell: (586) 322-2804 Email: catherine.kutney@detroitk12.org Anneka Hernandez, Site Coordinator Freedom Schools 18323 Reed Street Melvindale, MI 48122 Home: (313) 303-4185 Email: anneka.hernandez@detroitk12.org

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