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  1. 1. Alison InwoodCertification: Elementary Education K-5Endorsements: Special Education Learning Disabilities K-12 Language Arts 6-8
  2. 2. Alison Inwood 10176 Bennett Lake Road Fenton, MI 48430 810 394 4974 Inwoodal@msu.eduObjective: To obtain a special education teaching position in which I may use my creativity and passion for teaching to improve childrens lives. I want the opportunity to meet students educational needs through interactive instruction and individualized support.Education: Michigan State University Bachelor of Arts with Honors: May 2011 Major: Special Education - Learning Disabilities 3.67 Grade Point AverageCertification: Elementary Education K-5Endorsements: Special Education Learning Disabilities K-12 English/Language Arts 6-8AcademicAchievements: Michigan State University Deans List: All Semesters University HonorsTeaching/InternshipExperience: Otto Middle School Lansing: August 2011-May 2012 Taught 6th grade special education in math and study skills August-December Taught 6th grade special education reading, language arts, and study skills in addition to general education science. January-May Addressed academic, social, and emotional needs of students in an urban environment Participated in development and implementation of IEPs, positive behavior intervention support, and behavior intervention plans. Collaborated in parent-teacher conferences, manifestation determination meetings, and professional development. Administered norm-referenced, curriculum based, and informal assessments. Chaperoned students during field trips.Field Experience: Discovery Elementary School Williamston, Mi: August 2010 - May 2011 Kindergarten classroom with three students with IEPs Developed and taught two-day lessons in literacy and math concepts Assisted in daily classroom management
  3. 3. Averill Elementary School Lansing, MI: August 2010-December2010 Focused on behavior management and strategy instruction Marble Elementary School East Lansing, MI: February 2010-May 2010 Taught literacy in a room for students with emotional impairments Developed a functional behavior analysis and behavior intervention plan Holt Elementary School Holt, Mi: September 2010-December 2010 Performed a child-study and created individualized lessons based on the results. Eastern High School Lansing, Mi: January 2009-May 2009 Focused on whole class instruction in American literature and individual tutoring in biology, math, and English.Work Related Experience: Lansing Area Parents Respite Center Care Provider: May 2010-present o Worked as a care provider for children with mild to severe emotional, physical, learning, and cognitive impairments. o Used alternative speech devices, wheelchairs, hearing aids, sign language, breathing treatments, range of motion exercises, and lifts. In-Home Care Provider: May 2009-Present o Worked with a family taking care of a young woman with mental disabilities. I cared for daily needs like feeding, toileting, medications, and activities. After-school tutoring volunteer: September 2011- Present o Participated in after school tutoring three days a week, supporting students in language arts, math, science, and social studies. Refugee Development Center volunteer September 2007-December 2007 o Tutored refugees of all ages in language development, writing, math, and social skills. Camp Copneconic Resident Counselor: June 2008-August 2008 o Worked with children of varying socioeconomic backgrounds and abilities in outdoor activities. o Arranged daily activities, taught sailing, swimming, canoeing/kayaking and arts and crafts.Special Training: PBIS In-service RTI In-service Basic proficiency in the French, Spanish, and American Sign Languages.Organization Involvement/ Volunteer Work: Salsa Dance Club Instructor and Swing Dance Club Instructor: o Co-taught salsa dancing lessons for the MSU Salsa Club and MSU Swing club Swing Dance Club Fundraising Chair August 2008- May 2009 o Organized fundraising events for the MSU Swing Dancing Club.
  4. 4. References:Jackie PlascenciaOtto Middle School6th Grade Special Education Teacher517 930 2368 (Cell) (School) (Personal)Megin TurnerOtto Middle School6th Grade Special Education Teacher517 282 7347 (Cell) (School)Katherine HansonPresident of Lansing Area Parents Respite Center Board of DirectorsSpecial Needs Caregiver Employer517 333 1540kvhanson@hotmail.comKris ShireySpecial Needs Caregiver Employer517 627 3402 (Home)517 896 8675 (Cell)Shera EmmonsDiscovery Elementary SchoolKindergarten Teacher517 655 2855 ext. 4260 (School)