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Allison Abrams

1410 80th st Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 425-8626 Daytime/Evening

Objective I will obtain a teaching position in birth through third grade with the possibility to use my ability to lead, manage, and develop meaningful lesson plans to create a classroom that is warm and welcoming. Education Schooling University of Northern Iowa,

Degree/Major BA in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Minor: Literacy Education

AA in Elementary Education

Location Cedar Falls, Iowa

Dates Aug. 2011-Current Expected Grad: May 2014

Jan. 2010-May 2011

North Iowa Area Community College Iowa State University Hampton-Dumont High School

Mason City, Iowa

Psychology High School Diploma

Ames, Iowa Hampton, Iowa

Aug. 2008-Dec. 2009 Aug. 2004-May 2008

Certifications Title OSHA Blood-Borne Pathogens Training Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training CPR Training First Aid Training SING Background Check Verification High Risk Behaviors/Substance Abuse Training FBI Background Check Verification

Date Aug. 31, 2011 Feb. 6, 2012 May 14, 2012 May 14, 2012 Sept. 10, 2013 Feb. 3, 2012 Oct. 1, 2012

Teaching Field Experiences Experience Classroom Advanced Practices Second Grade in Literacy Tutoring

Location Date Lincoln Jan. 2013Elementary May 2013 School 30 hours working with a second grader three days a week. Made three instructional goals for student to achieve by the end of our time together, plan meaningful lessons to assist in areas such as decoding, vowel patterns, and learning about new kinds of books. Level III Field Experience Fourth Grade Kevin Weatherbee Yuma, AZ Mar 11-Mar 15, 2013

Advising Teacher Sarah Vander Zanden

Five days in Mr. Weatherbees fourth grade classroom observing and teaching two days. I taught two reading lessons and created a unit test over the story; a lesson on metric conversion; an impromptu lesson on mean, median, and mode; and how to write a letter.

Level II Field Experience


Allison Barness

Price Laboratory School

Jan. 23-Feb. 17, 2012

25+ hours in Mrs. Barnesss Preschool classroom helping with classroom management and centers. I also taught two lessons and wrote a Teacher Work Sample over my experience. Level I Field Experience First Grade Becky Alexander Roosevelt Elementary School Jan. 2011-May 2011

30+ hours in Mrs. Alexanders first grade classroom room observing teaching techniques exhibited by teacher, observed student learning, and reflected on my own teaching style.

Work Experience Title Community United Child Care Center and Preschools Southtown Lounge & Bar Cindys Cleaning

Position Held Duties Location Education Care for children ages 4 monthsCedar Falls, IA Assistant 8 years, assist with activities, prepare meals, and manage the classroom Waitress Worked with staff to provide good Waterloo, IA service to customers, received and delivered food orders Cleaner Tracked time/efficiency involved Mason City, IA Service with each house or business. Worked in a team to clean commercial business and residential houses. Greeted and seated customers Hampton, IA

Date Feb. 2012Current June 2011Dec. 2011 Mar. 2010Mar. 2011

Pakodas Steakhouse Greeter

April 2007June 2007 June 2006July 2009

Clark & Addison

Greeter Greeted and seated customers, Iowa Falls, IA Server, Cook/ maintained satisfaction of customers, Prep/Dishwasher, managed weekly inventory Bar, Floor and closed restaurant for owners, Manager watched over employees and helped if they need assistance. Cleaner Babysitter Cleaned houses in Iowa Falls area weekly, baby sat in Iowa Falls area during the summer, and prepared meals, provided entertainment, and provided activities for children Iowa Falls, IA

Housekeeping/Day Care Services

June 2003Sept. 2009

Other Related Experiences Description Observed in a 4-5 year old room at the Child Development Center in Cedar Falls, IA

Date Sept. 2012 Dec. 2012 15 hours total. Performed observations on a child, play observation, and space study of the classroom. I also assisted in activities and helped to manage the classroom.

20 hours in a 18-26 month room at the Early Head Start in Waterloo, IA

Sept. 2012Dec. 2012 10 visits total. I implemented 6 lesson pans which followed the Iowa Early Learning Standards and Teaching Standards Gold. These lessons included adaptations for a child with an IFSP. Also conducted a space and time study and observed four hours with a child with an IFSP. Taught 10 lessons to a 5th grade student at the Price Laboratory School in Cedar Falls, IA May 2012 5 hours total. Performed assessments and evaluations on students literacy such as Word List Assessment, Garfield Attitude Survey, three QRI-5 assessments including narrative, expository, and listening passages, Book Interest Inventory. Also collected and analyzed a writing sample and used a variety of instructional strategies: talking drawings, personal vocabulary journal, and anticipation guide. Taught 6 lessons to kindergarten students at Lowell Elementary School in Waterloo, IA Feb. 2012April 2012 4 hours total. Worked with three kindergarteners assessing their language development through activities such as puppet talking, reading wordless books, and retelling activities. At the end I wrote a case study on one of their language development. Taught 6 lessons to a first grad student at Highland Elementary School in Waterloo, IA Aug. 2011Dec. 2011 4 hours total. Worked with one first grader one-on-one developing skills to improve his early literacy through both reading and writing. I used Running Records and an Interest Inventory to assess his ability and used retelling assessments and word sorts to help improve his ability. At the end I wrote a final report on this student. Taught 5 lessons to a group of 5th grade students at the Price Laboratory School in Cedar Falls, IA Sept. 2011Oct. 2011 7.5 hours total. Integrated the Arts with the Social Studies topic of Regions in the United States. Feb. 2011

Spent 5 hours in a Special Education Classroom at Roosevelt Elementary School in Mason City, IA Helped students finish work, interacted during specials, and observed. References and Credentials Name Title Kacy Larson Education Instructor

Address 902 Thompson St Sheffield, IA 50475 101 Coyla Ave, Iowa Falls, IA 50126

Phone 641-892-4302

Jacob Behounek

Childcare and housekeeping employer


Tamara Blaser

Head teacher at 5109 Nordic Drive Community United Cedar Falls, IA 50613 Child Care Centers and Preschool

319-429-1272 (personal) 319-266-4477 (center)