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    1. 1. Carla Bridges<br />
    2. 2. “About Me”<br />I have an intense thirst for knowledge and to gain knowledge to impart on the youth.<br />When I realized that education was imperative to my children’s success in life I decided to become a teacher.<br />
    3. 3. My Son’s<br />Byron, Grant, Jacob, &Ethan<br />Preston<br />
    4. 4. Resume<br />Carla O.E. Bridges<br />113 N Jeanette St. <br />Box 143<br />Enfield, Il 62835<br />(618)963-2139<br />Professional Education<br />2007- Present University of Southern Indiana<br />December 2010 Expected Graduation with<br />Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.<br />2006-2007 Southeastern Illinois College<br />2007 Associate in Science<br />2007 Associate in Art<br />Employment<br />2002- Present Movie Gallery SCSA<br /> 1101 IL HWY 1<br /> Carmi, Il 62821<br />
    5. 5. Resume (cont.)<br />1999-2005 Egyptian Health Department<br /> La Leche League- Peer Counselor<br /> 1705 College Ave<br /> Carmi, Il 62821<br />1998-1999 Once Upon A Child- Clerk<br /> Green River Road<br /> Evansville, IN 47715<br />Professional Activities<br />2002- Present Volunteer at Booth Elementary<br />2002- Present Parent Teacher Association<br /> Vice-President<br />2004-2006 Cub Master for Troop 320<br />Other Information<br />Please contact me with any questions you may have. Gaps in employment are due to new additions to the family.<br />
    6. 6. Technology use strategy/plan<br />I will use technology such as the examples provided.<br />I will use a smart board in class.<br />I will use virtual learning centers.<br />My students will learn power point and smart board applications.<br />
    7. 7. Family Involvement Statement<br /><ul><li> There are many types of families and the most important thing to keep in mind is that all can be very valuable to the school and each students education. There is not any one set thing that a family can do, it is what that family can contribute to his/her child’s, grandchild’s, etc. education. Each child’s needs are different depending on what is needed, and that is what is supposed to be addressed. Family support comes in all forms and what is most important is that it is given and not judged by others to be sufficient or insufficient.
    8. 8. The role of the teacher is to support and teach the students with support from the family. It is important for the teacher to not “tell” the parents how to involve themselves with their child’s education. The teacher role is to praise their triumphs, suggest guided help when needed, and emotional support. The teacher should give consistent feedback to the parents of how their child is doing in school either through conferences or by phone to address any concerns about the student. Teachers should not tell a parent that his child is lacking in any area of development without a plan to resolve it with BOTH parents and teachers contributing. It is not fair of the teacher to tell the parent the child should read more at home without telling the parent what type of books should be used, or working together the teacher will send the book home if the parent makes sure it get read.
    9. 9. The role of the community is less personally involved, but equally important. The community supports the school through sports, school functions, etc. It is also important for communities to realize that they support schools through pubic transportation, and making available clinics. Each teacher should also have a list of available resources in the county or town in case they are needed. </li></li></ul><li>Conclusion/Final thoughts<br />Thank you for taking the time to look at my portfolio. I hope you consider me for this position. I believe that my strong family values and community involvement will be an asset as an teacher. Please feel free to contact me at 618-963-2139 or coebridges@yahoo.com<br />
    10. 10. Work Cited<br />USI Logo provided by http://images.google.com/images?q=Logo<br />All other photos by the author<br />