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Cathleen S.

Nichols
Objective
To enhance the learning environment of students by tuning into their specific
educational needs and developing a classroom platform for cohesive
communication.

Education
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Graduate Teaching Elementary Certification, estimated graduation date April 2017
Michigan Teacher Certification: pending test on June 3, 2016
Bachelor of Arts, Legal Studies, August 2002

Experience
Student Assistant, Rockford Public Schools, Rockford, Michigan
September 2015 - December 2015
Completed running records for beginning of the year data
Modeled appropriate read aloud skills including character voices
Managed weekly spelling group and incorporated authentic grammar lessons
Developed and applied math workstations and utilized Everyday Math.
Participated in a learning community in which my colleagues collaborated on
projects and group work, and shared resources and ideas on a regular
schedule

Researched and applied various reading strategies through readers theater,


read alouds, and independent reading.

Substitute Teacher, Edustaff, Kent County, Michigan


Forest Hills, Grand Rapids, Northview, Comstock Park and Rockford Public Schools
January 2016 - December 2016
Performed role as the lead teacher in elementary classroom settings. Ranging
from Kindergarten to 6th grade.
Adapted each day, learning new names, routines and curriculum.

Long-Term Substitute Teacher, Buchanan Elementary, Grand Rapids Public


Schools, Michigan
September 2016 - November 2016
Performed role as the lead teacher in a 1 st grade class.
Created and applied daily lesson plans.
Researched and applied various reading strategies for ESL students.
Developed and applied math workshops to engage mental math strategies.
Managed and performed as lead teacher in fall conferences.
Worked cohesively with the 1st grade teachers to maintain the pacing of curriculum.
Long-Term Substitute Teacher, Stoney Creek Elementary, Comstock Park
Public Schools, Michigan
March 2016 June 2016
Performed role as the lead teacher in a 2nd grade class.
Managed daily lesson plans.
Applied various reading strategies.
Developed and applied math workshops to engage mental math strategies.
Worked cohesively with the 2nd grade teachers to maintain the pacing of
curriculum.

Student Teacher, Rockford Public Schools, Rockford, Michigan


January 2017 - March 30, 2017
Participated on kindergarten planning team by sharing relevant ideas and
applications
Developed and applied lessons in Language Arts and utilized Everyday Math.
Applied theories of Capturing Kids Hearts to foster meaningful relationships with
students
Applied math workshops to engage mental math strategies.
Managed a weekly word journey group.
Utilized language arts app-based programs including Epic and Storia, and web-based
Michigan Education Library (mel.org)