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J ESSICA S TELLA

(586) 565-1593 http://ms-jessica.weebly.com jessstella687@yahoo.com

CERTIFIED K-8 EDUCATOR


Teaching matters. It is my goal to assist students in bettering themselves intellectually, morally, and socially, in ways which preserve curiosity, humor, determination, and self-respect. With my passion and determination to meet my own high expectations, I am confident that I will not only open my students to a world of learning, but also make a difference in their lives.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION


Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Minor in Language Art April 2014 Oakland University Rochester, Michigan Academic Honors 2011 2014 Deans List Oakland University 2012 2014 First Aid and CPR Certification, American Red Cross Expires November 16th, 2015

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
First Grade Student Teacher Masonic Heights Elementary - St. Clair Shores, Michigan
Completed a weeklong roleplaying unit on Christopher Columbus Taught lessons on addition, subtraction, fact families, fractions, missing addends, probability, narrative and informational writing, vocabulary, spelling, birds, penguins, lifecycles, transportation, retelling, etc. Taught two Response To Intervention, RTI, groups of four children. Developed lessons, which successfully improved the students comprehension and reading levels. Focused on phonics, phonemic awareness, letter identification, retelling, comprehension, and fluency Completed daily one on one reading sessions with students at their current reading level Developed a consequence and reward system Developed and enforced hallway, classroom, line up, visitor, special, and safety procedures Assisted in NWEA Testing and AR Testing Participated in Staff, PLC, PTO, and IEP Meetings Organized class visits from community members such as St. Clair Shores Police Officers, U.S. Coast Guard, Representative Sarah Roberts, Pilot, and parents Organized a field trip to the Detroit Zoo for animal study and reports Aided in class concerts, and school assemblies Created billboards to display student work. Including dental hygiene tooth models, humor narratives, pizza fractions, 100 memory narratives, and procedure reviews

September 2013 April 2014

Completed a weeklong hands-on dental health unit. In which time I invited a dental hygienist speaker, differentiated lessons for different learners and successfully utilized pre and post assessments

Fifth Grade Field Placement Student Bellview Elementary - Eastpointe, Michigan


Worked individually with behavior and attention students

Winter 2012

Created and taught age appropriate lesson plans adhering to the common core state standards on poetry, parts of a story, retelling, synonyms, long division, and multiplication. Aided the teacher in monitoring, projects, recording keeping, bathroom breaks, and assemblies

Seventh and Eighth Grade Field Placement Student Arts And Technology Academy Of Pontiac - Pontiac, Michigan
Helped students complete online coursework, and research

Fall 2012

Worked with students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, and socioeconomic statuses

Third Grade Field Placement Student Huron Academy - Sterling Heights, Michigan
Worked individually with behavior, attention, and students struggling with classwork Taught multiple math lessons on variables, multiplication, and long division Aided the teacher with attendance, score inputs, grading, preparation, and class management

2011

Kindergarten Student Teaching Assistant Rodgers Elementary - St. Clair Shores, Michigan
Worked one on one with behavior, attention, and developmentally delayed students

2009 and 2011

Developed and taught lessons on phonemic awareness, alphabet recognition, phonics, and reading Aided the teacher in grading, attendance, lesson preparation, project construction, and management Taught, and practiced school safety procedures for fire, tornado, and code red drill Chaperoned a farm field trip and focused on learning the different types of animals

Kindergarten and Special Education Volunteer Aid Lake Shore Public School District - St. Clair Shores, Michigan

2009 2011

Used a variety of educational activities to help developmentally delayed students. Including crafts, physical activities, computer technology and games Created and taught age appropriate lesson plans on simple addition, subtraction, and letter identification

Preschool and Kindergarten Teaching Assistant Greenwood Elementary - St. Clair Shores, Michigan
Worked one on one with students struggling with comprehension and behavior

Winter 2008

Developed and taught age appropriate lesson plans regarding alphabet recognition, phonics, phonemic awareness, and math Created billboards and posters for different seasons, holidays, and to display student work

MEMBERSHIPS
Correspondence Secretary Officer, National Honor Society Michigan Education Association Member, MEA Metropolitan Detroit Science Teachers Association Member, MDSTA Professional Education Service Group, PESG Department of Natural Resources, DNR Golden Key International Honour Society Member 2009 2013 2013 2013 2013 2014

OTHER EXPERIENCE
Party Attendant/Monitor 2008-2009 Pump It Up St. Clair Shores Michigan Ensured safety for large groups of children while maintaining strict time management Used multiple forms of disciplinary actions to correct and prevent rule breaking Manager-Key Holder, Cashier 2009 - Present Sanders Candy Grosse Pointe, Michigan Accurately manage money, complete nightly paperwork, restock merchandise

SKILLS AND TECHNOLOGY


MS Word MS PowerPoint MS Excel Inspiration Power Teacher Movie Maker Document Camera Elmo Gradebook MobyMax AR Testing Weebly