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CHRISTINA L.

SHANKS
2157 MAYFLY ST, LEBANON, OR 97355
541-619-1169

Email:
Chrissy.Shanks@lebanon.k12.or.us
Chrissy.Shanks@icloud.com

Website
https://sites.google.com/a/mesh.lebanon.k12.or.us

PROFILE
As a visionary leader, I love teaching and learning. I have passion, enthusiasm, and skills. I am a reflective practitioner,
creative thinker and educator with a passion for pursuing professional growth opportunities to improve education and
achievement for all students. I have an aptitude for creating a positive, effective, and engaging environment for learning.
I am an organized educational professional who effectively collaborates and establishes positive relationships with all
levels of staff, students and families.

EXPERTISE:
Visionary Leadership/Building Relationships/Building Positive Culture/Curriculum Design & Development /Inclusive
Practices/ Differentiated Instruction / Cooperative Learning / Interactive Lecture/Classroom Management / Formative
Assessments for learning/ Summative Assessments Data Analysis / Proficiency Based Grading / Rubrics / Student
Centered Instruction/Blooms Taxonomy (level of task) / AVID / Mentor Teacher

EXPERIENCE

AVID COORDINATOR
FALL 2013 TO PRESENT
LEBANON SCHOOL DISTRICT

LEBANON, OR

Primarily responsible for the development, coordination, and monitoring of the Seven Oak AVID Middle School AVID
system. Collaboratively develop and implement the AVID site team plan. Create and refine the student recruitment
process and selection of students for the AVID electives. Assist teachers and administrators in placing students in
rigorous curriculum. Collect and analyze data to monitor the equity and progress and make modifications as needed.
Design and lead regularly scheduled site team meetings. Complete annual AVID certification reports and submit reports
to the Division Director of AVID and to the national AVID Center in a timely manner. Attend and lead ongoing
professional development on AVID strategies such as WICOR, and college readiness initiatives. Develop and lead yearlong professional development on CORNELL focused note taking. Advocate for AVID students and their academic and
behavioral success. Collaboratively develop master schedule based on data and student needs, to ensure success for all.
Collaboratively collect data, create a vision, and present to school board to ensure continuity of the AVID system.

MIDDLE SCHOOL AVID TEACHER


FALL 2013 TO PRESENT
SEVEN OAK MIDDLE SCHOOL
LEBANON, OR

Primarily responsibility for the development, coordination, monitoring, of the AVID elective course. Recruitment and
selection of students for the AVID electives. Assist teachers and administrators in placing students in rigorous
curriculum. Teach the AVID elective class and help create a college-going atmosphere. Collect and analyze data
(grades, OAKS & MAPS test scores, attendance, and referrals) to monitor the progress and success of each AVID student.
Attended regularly scheduled site council meetings. Complete annual AVID certification requirements and submit
reports to the Division Director of AVID and to the national AVID Center in a timely manner. Attend ongoing professional
development on the 11 AVID Essentials, AVID strategies such as WICR, and
college preparedness initiatives.
MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER
FALL 2005 TO PRESENT
SEVEN OAK MIDDLE SCHOOL

LEBANON, OR

Create unit plans that are clear and aligned to standards. Plan and deliver
lessons that include direct instruction, modeling, guided practice, and
independent practice. Analyze daily formative data to group and assist all
students in learning. Build a positive classroom environment that is
collaborative, efficient and safe to ensure the success of all students.
Pursue professional development opportunities as a lifelong learner and
strive to always improve practices to improve learning for all students.

Phenomenal AVID classroom with


college motivated environment
(WICOR posters, Costas levels of
Thinking house, SLANT, AVID
Elective Standards, AVID
curriculum, college banners, Cornell
Notes, binders, planners, etc)
Maria Cobb-Western Division AVID
Director

LEARNING WALK LEADER (TEACHER TO TEACHER PROFESSIONAL


DEVELOPMENT)
FALL 2011 TO SPRING 2013
LEBANON SCHOOL DISTRICT
LEBANON, OR

Design and implement a new form of professional development with a


group of colleagues. Create a protocol to follow, and train other teachers
on the process of a learning walk. Provide colleagues with professional development while visiting multiple classrooms
to observe student learning. Facilitate collegial conversation on the topic of Blooms Taxonomy. Demonstrate a high level
of professionalism at all times. Present on the topic of Learning Walks as PD to a group of administrators at COSA 2012.
COOPERATING TEACHER
FALL 2012
LEBANON SCHOOL DISTRICT

LEBANON, OR

Attended New Teacher Center training. Assess and support student teacher in all classroom duties. Support student
teacher in goal setting, and reflecting. Demonstrate strategies on identifying student needs and planning for
differentiation to ensure equitable learning outcomes. Analyze lesson design and delivery to provide clear and precise
feedback to improve teacher practices. Create a collaborative journal to communicate with student teacher on growth
and next steps.

EDUCATION
Initial Admin License; Lewis & Clark- 2015
Masters of Arts in Education (Teacher Leadership); Ashford University- 2011
Bachelor of Science in Education; Western Oregon University- 2004