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DAKOTA KALMAN

28 Quiet Road Levittown, PA 19057 (215) 801-5401 kalmand@rider.edu

EDUCATION
Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Bachelor of Arts, anticipated May 2019
Double Major: Secondary Education and English Literature Minor: Psychology
Honors: GPA 3.625, Dean’s List (all semesters), Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society

CERTIFICATION: NJ State Secondary School Teacher Certificate for Secondary English


Education of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (Pending)
Highly Qualified in Middle School Science (Pending)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lawrence Intermediate School, Lawrence, NJ


Senior Capstone/Student Teaching Experience - Grade 6 ELA
Spring 2019
● Overtake and teach the ELA course
● Teach and Lesson plan full time
● Engage in professional development

Grover Middle School, West Windsor, NJ


Junior Professional Experience - Grade 6 IRLA and Grade 8 Science
Fall 2018
● Taught weekly mini-lessons
● Assisted with student inquiry
● Engaged in writer’s workshop
● Researched and implemented the research model

Hopewell Valley Central High School, Pennington, NJ


Junior Professional Experience – Grade 10 honors ELA and Grade 12 AP Literature
Spring 2018
● Taught and prepared weekly lesson plans in English literature
● Incorporated small group projects into activities
● Used inquiry based learning methods

Fisher Middle School, Ewing, NJ


Sophomore Professional Experience – Grade 8 Honors History
Fall 2016
● Assisted with one-on-one and small group instruction
● Observed teaching sessions
● Taught lessons in small groups focused on presentation based learning

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Petey Greene Program


Bordentown Youth Correctional Facility
● Engage with incarcerated students
● Tutor in all four subject levels at all secondary grade levels
● Tutor one-one-one and in small groups

Newtown Athletic Club, Newtown, Pa


Daycare assistant--6 weeks to 12 years
● Care for a room of children with varying ages
● Run craft activities
● Supervise swimming
● Create a game program for children to participate in

Nanny in Yardley, Pa
For Jeff Tenley
Email: jeffery_tenley@baxter.com
Phone: (610) 324-2918
● Supervise two children, aged 10 and 12
● Create activities
● Assist with homework and summer packets

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
● Scholastic Scholars Judge
● Echoes and Reflections training
● NJEA Conference 2015 and 2016
● Sign Language Workshop
● Demo Lesson Workshop
● Dyslexia Workshop

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Alpha Phi Omega Service Vice President 2018-present
● Find, create, and run volunteer opportunities for the chapter
● Keep track of service hours completed by members
Petey Greene Program Volunteer 2015-present
● Tutor youth offenders working toward GED attainment in math and writing at Garden
State Youth Correctional Facility
Spectrum Director of Community Relations 2016-present
● Work with other organizations and campuses to create engaging social learning events

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
New Jersey Education Association

COMPUTER SKILLS
● SMART Board
● Google Platforms
● Microsoft Word
● Excel
● PowerPoint

INTERESTS
● Running
● Crafting
● Reading
● Board Games