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LESLI MEEKINS
EXPERIENCE
2015-2016
West Seattle Elementary
Intern: 1st
Grade
Co-teach under the guidance of a mentor teacher, Amber
Simonton. Experience gained in curricula pertaining to every
content area, including Envision and Teacher’s College
Reading and Writing Workshops. Familiarity with assessment
methods includes BPST, Running Records, ReThink
Mathematics, and Master Track data collection. Completed a
yearlong sequence with CLEAR (Collaborative Learning for
Educational Achievement and Resiliency) trainings to support a
trauma-informed teaching practice.
2015
Northgate Elementary
Volunteer: 4th
and 5th
Grade
Assisted Karen Choe in math and science instruction by
supporting small intervention and challenge groups
biweekly. Duties included providing one-on-one conferrals
and small-group instruction.
2014-2015
Wallingford Child Care Center
Teacher: Pre-K
Planned and implemented an emergent curriculum for a
classroom of 10 children representing diverse learning needs
and abilities. Designed and carried out behavioral
interventions, and received training in Positive Discipline
classroom management practices.
2013-2014
Bridge International School (Jerusalem)
Teacher: Grades Pre-K-3
Provided push-in math, science, and English instruction.
Gained extensive experience in multilingual instruction
(English and Arabic), very high-density classrooms, as well as
exposure to teaching in a setting where students are
severely impacted by trauma.
2012-2013
Qalandia Children’s Center (Qalandia Refugee Camp)
Project Manager and Teacher
Coordinated four different levels of after-school ELL
instruction. Responsibilities included teaching English
daily to 40+ students, managing volunteers, discussing
curriculum connections with the United Nations Relief and
Works Agency schools located in the camp, and
relationship building with families. Gained experience
working with youth who are exposed to many forms of
violence on a daily basis.
EDUCATION
2015-2016
Seattle Teacher Residency (STR)
Masters in Education, University of Washington
Currently pursuing MA through an urban teacher residency
program that adapts the medical residency model to
teacher preparation, with a full year of classroom
experience integrated into the curriculum. Coursework
emphasizes trauma-informed practices and racial and
sociopolitical equity, and is oriented towards preparing
teachers to work in Title I schools.
Summer 2016
English Language Learners (ELL) Endorsement
University of Washington
Poised to complete endorsement coursework during the
summer of 2016 in order to become better equipped to
serve culturally and linguistically diverse students.
2009-2013
Whitman College
BA in Politics
SKILLS
Languages
Arabic and English
Native English speaker with advanced Arabic speaking
skills. Two years of experience in multilingual instruction,
with extensive experience in engaging with Arabic-
speaking families and community stakeholders.
Fundraising and Non-Profit Management
Founder and former aid-worker
Experience with the non-profit education sector includes
grant writing, project design, field research and interviews,
data analysis, 501c3 status organizations, graphic and web
design, and fundraising.
CONTACT
1420 Boren Ave, Apt 007
Seattle, WA 98106
E: lameekins@seattleschools.org
C: 360-731-5373
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/lameekins

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Meekins Resume 2016

  • 1. LESLI MEEKINS EXPERIENCE 2015-2016 West Seattle Elementary Intern: 1st Grade Co-teach under the guidance of a mentor teacher, Amber Simonton. Experience gained in curricula pertaining to every content area, including Envision and Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Workshops. Familiarity with assessment methods includes BPST, Running Records, ReThink Mathematics, and Master Track data collection. Completed a yearlong sequence with CLEAR (Collaborative Learning for Educational Achievement and Resiliency) trainings to support a trauma-informed teaching practice. 2015 Northgate Elementary Volunteer: 4th and 5th Grade Assisted Karen Choe in math and science instruction by supporting small intervention and challenge groups biweekly. Duties included providing one-on-one conferrals and small-group instruction. 2014-2015 Wallingford Child Care Center Teacher: Pre-K Planned and implemented an emergent curriculum for a classroom of 10 children representing diverse learning needs and abilities. Designed and carried out behavioral interventions, and received training in Positive Discipline classroom management practices. 2013-2014 Bridge International School (Jerusalem) Teacher: Grades Pre-K-3 Provided push-in math, science, and English instruction. Gained extensive experience in multilingual instruction (English and Arabic), very high-density classrooms, as well as exposure to teaching in a setting where students are severely impacted by trauma. 2012-2013 Qalandia Children’s Center (Qalandia Refugee Camp) Project Manager and Teacher Coordinated four different levels of after-school ELL instruction. Responsibilities included teaching English daily to 40+ students, managing volunteers, discussing curriculum connections with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency schools located in the camp, and relationship building with families. Gained experience working with youth who are exposed to many forms of violence on a daily basis. EDUCATION 2015-2016 Seattle Teacher Residency (STR) Masters in Education, University of Washington Currently pursuing MA through an urban teacher residency program that adapts the medical residency model to teacher preparation, with a full year of classroom experience integrated into the curriculum. Coursework emphasizes trauma-informed practices and racial and sociopolitical equity, and is oriented towards preparing teachers to work in Title I schools. Summer 2016 English Language Learners (ELL) Endorsement University of Washington Poised to complete endorsement coursework during the summer of 2016 in order to become better equipped to serve culturally and linguistically diverse students. 2009-2013 Whitman College BA in Politics SKILLS Languages Arabic and English Native English speaker with advanced Arabic speaking skills. Two years of experience in multilingual instruction, with extensive experience in engaging with Arabic- speaking families and community stakeholders. Fundraising and Non-Profit Management Founder and former aid-worker Experience with the non-profit education sector includes grant writing, project design, field research and interviews, data analysis, 501c3 status organizations, graphic and web design, and fundraising. CONTACT 1420 Boren Ave, Apt 007 Seattle, WA 98106 E: lameekins@seattleschools.org C: 360-731-5373 LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/lameekins