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  1. 1. Melissa Lewis 4483 Tea Olive Dr Evans, G.A. 30809 706-836-2331 OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position as a Library Media Specialist in a primary or secondary school. EDUCATION: Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, May 2007 Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia Graduated Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.65 M.Ed in Instructional Technology, July 2010 Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: Practicum Student, January 2010 to April 2010 Westmont Elementary School, Martinez, Georgia J.J. Harris Elementary School, Athens, Georgia Grovetown High School, Grovetown, Georgia • Planned and executed a reading enrichment/enjoyment unit for a class composed of three segments • Collaborated with a fourth grade teacher and used student data to create a unit based on student learning needs • Weeded 900 section of collection • Created and placed a book order using designated library funds • Evaluated the reference collection • Identified and wrote a grant • Assisted in planning and setting up for a book fair and author visit • Cataloged items into the system • Re-designed the media center website • Attended Discovery Educator Network Conference • Member of American Library Association • Attended DEC virtual conference in Atlanta, Georgia • Planned and taught a professional development unit for first grade team on the 2.0 tool Wikis • Attended a grade-level team meeting • Cataloged items into the system • Worked the circulation desk checking books in and out using Destiny OPAC
  2. 2. Second Grade Teacher, August 2008 to June 2009 Clarke County School System, Athens, Georgia • Provided differentiated instruction and co-taught with a Gifted teacher • Attended training for interpreting Writing Georgia Performance Standards and redelivered to second grade team • Administered OAS assessments and used results to guide instruction • Instructed guided reading groups and monitored student progress using Rigby Reading • Participated in weekly team meetings and analyzed student work samples • Integrated a variety of technology into lessons to maintain student excitement • Conducted parent conferences and continued consistent communication with parents • Created individualized behavior plans for numerous students and analyzed progress Fourth Grade Teacher, August 2007 to June 2008 Gwinnett County School System, Atlanta, Georgia • Planned collaboratively with an ESOL teacher • Participated in training and implemented practices of Learning Focused Schools • Used differentiation to educate a high population of English as a second language learners • Assisted in writing curriculum units in science and social studies based on the GPS • Attended training on Math Workshop and redelivered information to team • Implemented best practices to teach students the GPS in language arts, math, science, and social studies • Provided written feedback to teachers and parents on progress of students Technology Skills • Active and Smart Technologies • Web 2.0 Tools • Website Design • Creation of Digital Video