Terrae Elijah McCann

Teachers Assistant

Personal Statement

"I know you are tired, might even be weak but this is for all the things you have sweated, cried and even bled for. This is for the win." These were the words I heard as I sat on the bench listening to my coach. The football team and I had been through the longest game of our lives. We were going up against Pocahontas; the score board read 14-13 and the opposing team had just scored. The final seconds were on the clock, I had just suffered a knee injury. I decided to take 3 Ibuprofen and hop back in the game for the final possession. The opposing team kicked the ball directly to me and when I got the ball in my hands I had so many things racing through my mind. Which way to run? What move should I make? Could I even have a chance at scoring?


I ran the ball, made a defender miss, and kept running. I had past midfield and had reached very close to the opposing team's end-zone before out of nowhere, I was tackled short of the goal line. Pocahontas had beaten Byrd. We, as a football team, left that game with our heads down. But little did we know the game we had just lost would come back to help us out. It gave us the desire to win even more.


You might be wondering why I'm talking so much about football. No, it is not all I think about. I have always been a honor roll student, but the lost I just shared with you tells a lot about me. I am passionate about the people and things I am involved in, whether it be grades, football, or even a Teacher's Assistant. I do it to the best of my ability. I am a quick learner with positive work ethic and a thrill to achieve anything and everything. Also, I am a great organizer.


I am a leader that inhabits the skills to successfully obtain a teacher's assistant position. I would rather just show you how strong I am in specific areas . As Winston Churchill said, " Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage that allows us to never quit." If you are looking for a hard working well rounded person with that mindset, then I am without a doubt your guy.

Work Experience Journal

1/10/2014- Today in 7th block of EFE. I began to write my personal statement. I used the information from the questions I answered on Padlet.com. I did not get to finish my personal statement but I have reached a good resting point. It is required of me to complete my personal statement prior to returning to class.


1/15/2014- On Wednesday in EFE. I edited my Personal Statement with multiple teachers. Including Mrs. Jones, Mr. Timok, Mrs.Smith, and Mr.Jones. I got alot of, I finished my Personal Statement I also got my Life Quote up and began to write my resume. I plan on finishing my resume by the time I get back to class next time.


1/31/2014- Friday in EFE. We had a guest from Capitol One. She is in charge of hiring people and making appointments for people to come in and get interviewed. She explained the important things to focus and work on when applying for a job and when being interviewed. After going through a power point on the focus points. She then interviewed each of us individually. She took notes and we should be receiving them next class.


2/19/14- Wednesday in block 7 EFE. The class went up to the library to the printer and copy room. We were taught how to make copy's and print things. We were also taught the rules and regulations of the copy room. After spending time in the copy room, we came back to class. We work on homework for other classes and wrapped up any NTI's in this class. The next class we would attend we would start working. I would be working with Mrs. Mistir.


2/21/14- Friday I started working for Mrs. Mistir. I came to the classroom had to have my shirt tucked in with a belt on and jeans or cakis with no rips. Afterwards i reported to Mrs. Mistir's classroom. She assigned me to grade papers for 4th and 1st block. I graded papers for the whole block i successfully finished. 2 minutes before the block ended i returned back to 7th block.


2/26/14- I started another day of working on Wednesday. I started off by going to Mrs. Mistir's room she told me that i would be helping not only her but also another teacher Mrs. Jackson. I went to Mrs. Jackson's room were I labeled papers for

classes. In the middle of my labeling there was a fire drill. After coming back from the fire drill I finished labeling. Mrs. Jackson then needed me to go to the copy room to laminate the papers. But first i had to got back to Mrs. Mistir's room because I had to make copies for her. I went to the copy room and that is where I stayed for the rest of the block it felt like I was cutting and laminating forever. But I finished making all of Mrs. Mistir's copies which added up in total to be about 500 copies but I did not finish cutting out the papers that I laminated for Mrs. Jackson. I will finish that the next work day.


2/28/14- Today I worked again with Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Mistr. But mainly Mrs. Jackson. I had to cut out papers for her classes that I laminated during Wednesday. They were individual squares I had to cut out one by one. There were eleven sets and I only finished six by the time the announcements came on. I would have to finish the other five sets on Wednesday, which was the next work day. Mrs. Mistr did not have much for me to do, but next class she said that she would have work for me. As well as Mrs. Jackson. So far work was going good. It is teaching me responsibility and the concept of hard work and also integrity and character which I could use all my life. I look forward to the next work day so I can continue to learn more.


3/5/14- Wednesday was another long day of school for me. It was also my work day during 7th block. I work for Ms. Jackson and Mrs. Mistr and also other teachers when they need me to assist. Today I helped Ms. Jackson mainly because Mrs. Mistr did not need me. I had to finish cutting out the papers that I laminated last Wednesday and started cutting Friday. I did not finish it all Friday so I was pressed to finish them today. I cutted the papers neatly and quickly as possible so that i could be efficient. I worked all day through the block cutting out laminated papers. Finally by the end of the block i had accomplished my goal of cutting out all the papers. I looked forward to working next class.


3/7/14- Yet another day of school on Friday equaled another day of work. I walked into 7th block prepared to work hard. I walked in picked up my badge and headed to work. I went straight to Ms. Jackson, but usually I would go to Mrs. Mistr first. I was told during lunch that i would not need to go to Mrs. Mistr because she would not need me. Although Ms. Jackson would have tons of work to keep me busy. I started off as laminating 50 cards and cutting them out individual. Then after quickly accomplishing my goal I cutted out papers that she had already laminated. I looked forward to the next work day.


3/12/14- On Wednesday we had school again and I had to work again. I went to 7th block arrived on time dropped my things off and went to work. I went directly to Mrs. Mistr class for work. She handed me two stacks of colored paper and one page sheets with a sticky note attached with directions. The sticky not said to make 35 copies of one paper on the colored paper and the other was 30 copies of one paper on the other colored paper. I also had to laminate each set and cut them out. I started with making all the copies needed and then went on to laminating the set of 30 and cut it out. I completed that set but was not able to complete the other set. I would finish that the next upcoming work day.


3/14/14- Friday was another great day full of excitement and joy. I was full of energy at the end of the day. Going into 7th block I was prepared to work hard. I came in and got my badge and went directly to Mrs. Mistr's class to collect the papers that I had to laminate and cut out. With no surprise I finished the task quickly due to my extra energy. So I returned to Mrs. Mistr's class to hand her the completed task she was thrilled and informed me that she would not need me for the rest of the day. After that news I went to Ms. Jackson's class to see if she needed any assistance. She also did not have any work for me to do. As I was on my way back to Mr. Timok's class my fellow co-worker Ben Collins needed a little extra help so with no hesitation I helped him print and make note cards for Dr. Napoli. By the end of 7th block I had only used a little of my energy I would have to go outside when I got home.


3/19/14- It was another Wednesday but not any regular Wednesday. In the morning the 8th grade had a very important SOL test. We stayed in block 1 for extra time. Which caused us not to have 1A and also caused us to have last lunch which started at 1 pm. But we would have the regular 7th block time. I came into work after a very long day, I put my book bag away picked up my badge and went tor work. I went directly to Mrs. Mistr's classroom to see if she needed anything she advised me to go to Ms. Jackson first. So off I went to Ms. Jackson's classroom she too had no work for me to do. So I returned to Mrs. Mistr's classroom were I would set up and fix several lamps for her. I put together three new lamps for the classroom and fixed three more lamps for the classroom. I achieve my goal with time to spare, she had one lamp that was not worth fixing so I toke it to Mr. Timok's class. Since, I had extra time Mr. Timok instructed me to go around the school and take down some of his flyers we put up. I finished that assignment exactly when the announcements to came on. It was another successful day at work and I would return Friday to continue working.


3/21/14- It was Friday yet another opportunity for me to work during 7th block. I came out of 6th block and went to 7th to get my badge and start working. We had to stay in 7th block for a good 10 minutes because we had a fire drill. After the fire drill we went to work. I went to Mrs. Mistr's classroom where she told me that Ms. Jackson had something for me to do. So I headed to Ms. Jackson's class where she instructed me to go make 80 double sided copies. I went to the printing room and made the copies quickly then returned to her class with them. That was all she needed of me. I returned back to Mrs. Mistr's classroom where she told me to go make 15 copies of each set of papers she had given me. I made the copies quickly and returned back to her class with them. My work for the day was done and it was time for me to prepare for track tryouts after school.


3/26/14- Another Wednesday had come by and it was time to work. I walked in 7th block and got my badge and headed to work. I went to Mrs. Mistr classroom she told me to go see if Ms. Jackson needed anything first. So I went to her classroom seeking for work. She directed me to go make 82 double sided copies for her. I got it done quickly then returned to her classroom to give her the completed copies. After turning in the copies she said she had nothing else for me to do. I went to the printing room and helped Micheal cut out laminated papers afterwards. Then after completing all work I returned to Mr. Timok classroom to get prepared for track practice.


3/28/14- It was Friday again and the week has flew by. Friday was a half day but we still had to work. Each block was about 45 minutes long. We 7th block had come we went to work straight away. I went to both of my teachers and they did not need me. So I worked with my friend Ben Collins. He worked for Mrs. Napoli, I would help them. The block flew by and before you started working it seemed like the block was over. I got to work a little by printing copies. But the day ended quickly and it was time to go back to 7th block and prepare to leave.


4/2/14- April had just began and this meant spring was here. It was a beautiful day Wednesday. A perfect day for me to do my EFE work during 7th block. I had a great day coming into 7th block. It was time to work and I go my badge a left out the classroom to go work. I went to Mrs. Mistr's classroom seeking work. She did not have any for me today neither did Ms. Jackson. But a solution was found in the problem. Since Mrs. Mistr was my Algebra Math teacher and I did not finish my SOL Simulation Test. She told me that I could work on it in her class during 7th block, which was the period I worked. So all block I was working on my test. Which I completed by the end of the block. The block was over, the annocuments came on. Therefore I headed back to my 7th block where I waited to be dismissed to go to track practice.


4/4/14- The second work day of April was here on a Friday. Come 7th block it was time to work once again. I went to Mrs. Mistr classroom searching for work to do. Something to keep me busy for the rest of the period. Sadly she did not have any work for me to do. So she sent me off to Ms.Jackson's classroom to ask her if she had any work for me. She also had no work for me to do on today. For the whole day I helped my fellow colleagues work in the Science Department. We sorted papers for Mr. Golding throughout most of the period. That was how the day ended at school. I returned to Mr. Timok classroom and waited for the bell to ring so that I could be dismissed and go to track practice.


4/9/14- Another had come by and it was once again time to work. I went into 7th block to receive my work badge and head to class. I did not have to go to Mrs. Mistr's classroom today because an administrator was observing her. Therefore I was told to go to Ms. Jackson were I was needed. I went to Ms. Jackson I sorted out papers for a big job she was doing. Then I made copies for her in the copy room. After that all my work was completed. I returned to Mr. Timok room and worked on my math homework while waiting for the bell to ring.


4/11/14- It was a lovely Friday of Spring. Which meant it was time to work again. I went into 7th block and got my badge and headed to work. My colleague Korry Cooper would be working with me today. I went to Mrs. Mistr classroom, she had a substitute named Mr. Bennett. I had to finish a quiz for math. After finishing the quiz Korry and I went to Ms. Jackson classroom. It was world language week which meant they were celebrating different cultures by having food. Ms. Jackson told us we could stop by. We ate for most of the block and went back to 7th block full. We awaited Spring Break for it was very near laughed and ended the day in cheer.


4/23/14- It was the first Wednesday after Spring Break. Which meant another day of work. It meant collared shirt with jeans with no holes in them and shirt tucked in during 7th block. I went to 7th block prepared to work throughout the period. I went to Mrs. Mistr and Ms. Jackson room. Unfortunately neither of them had any work for me today. I went back to Mr. Timok room to complete some of my homework since my teachers had any work. But as usual Mr. Timok found something constructive for me to do. I had to make a key for a test that his other classes would be taking. After making the key I had to go up to the library with another co-worker of mine named Kauana to grade the papers through a machine. All of a sudden the librarians requested to strong boys. So Korry and I went to go assist them we ended up collaborating ideas with the librarians to set up a event for the next day. After accomplishing that task the day was nearly over and it was time for me to return back to Mr. Timok room.


4/25/14- It was the last day of the school week, Friday. Which meant had to work. I went to 7th block and received my badge. Then went directly to work I went to Ms. Jackson room seeking for any possible work. She had work for me to do during today. I had to cut laminated papers and cards for all her classes, This task occupied me throughout the whole block I finished the task at 3 pm. Which meant I had 15 mins left of the period to work. Ms. Jackson told me to go check with Mrs. Mistr to see if she had anything for me then come back. Mrs. Mistr had no work for me at all. I headed back to Ms. Jackson classroom where I would help her glue things together for her classes. I finished the task and then headed to Mr. Timok room where I awaited to go to track practice.


5/2/14- Today was a very special day for me. A very special event was posted for today. An event called Meet in the Middle Special Olympics. This event was for the special needs kids I volunteered along with a couple others to assist and participate in the event. We have been practicing on the event for the past few weeks. All our practice would lead up to today. All the special needs kids along with volunteers would go out too represent Harry Floyd Byrd Middle School in the Special Olympics. We traveled to Collegiate the private were the event was hosted. We had a great time while being active and good sports during events. Meeting new friends and using teamwork to accomplish tasks and much more. It was a great experience that has really made a huge impact on me. As you look at all the other special needs kids, you see what you have and what they don't. So it makes you cherish everything little thing that you have. I am grateful to have attend the trip because Meet in the Middle is not only about help change the special needs kids. But most importantly is about the special needs kids changing you in their own special way.


5/7/14- It was another workday at Harry Flood Byrd Middle School a beautiful Wednesday. I went into Mr. Timok's classroom prepared to work we received our badges and headed to work. I had to help my co-worker to class by carrying his book bag while he was on crutches. After helping him to class I headed to Ms. Jackson's classroom to see if she had any work for me. Unfortunately she did not have any work for me on today. Then I headed to Mrs. Mistr's classroom seeking any work if possible. Unfortunately as well she too had no work for me. I headed back to Mr. Timok classroom where I would work for the day. I helped complete a big task in the wood shop. I organized huge pieces of wood in the wood room. At first it was very unorganized but after the help of my fellow co-workers such as Korry Cooper and TJ we organized it all and accomplished the task.


5/9/14- It was another Friday and the weekend was almost here. I went to 7th block dressed appropriately for the day. I received my badge and I headed to Mrs. Mistr classroom. She had no work for me to do on today. Then I headed to my next class which was Ms. Jackson. She also had no work for me to do on the day. I headed back to Mr. Timok to let him know that none of my teachers had any work for me. He told me that I could work along with other co-workers of mine. We went around the school picking up recycling from teachers. It took us all day to finish the task but we accomplished it with a little time to spare.


5/14/14- After a long weekend it was yet again a workday. Wednesday is the day and alot of work was in the way. I went to Ms. Jackson classroom seeking work. She did not have any work for me, I returned back to class. A group of co-workers and I would be moving boxes from one room to the library. After finishing the task we returned to class to do hw.


5/16/14- Today was Friday which meant another work day. I went into 7th block withe my shirt tucked prepared to work. I received my badge and went directly to Mrs. Mistr classroom. I not only have Mrs. Mistr for work but also for a teacher. Her class was reviewing and she told me I could come in and review with them. I reviewed the whole block then I returned to Mr. Timok classroom.


5/21/14- It was a Wednesday, which meant it was a work day. Mr. Timok was out of town and would not be at school today. So we had a substitute but we still would work as usual. I went into 7th block greeted the substitute and got my badge. After receiving my badge I went directly to Mrs. Mistr classroom. She had no work for me so I returned to class. Since a couple of my co-workers had no work to do we recycled we moved through the halls quietly and efficiently. We finished with time to spare we took the recycling bin back to the correct place and returned back to class.


5/23/14- It was Friday and Memorial weekend was right around the corner. It was another workday during 7th block. Mr.Timok once again was out of town with his wife. Therefore we had a substitute once again. I received my badge and headed to Ms. Jackson's classroom. She also had a sub because she was getting married. So I went to her class to complete a project until it was time to go back to class.


5/27/14- Yet another Wednesday had came and it was time to work again. Due to SOL testing the schedule for the day was all messed up. We would be in block 1 for 3 hours and then we went to block 6 and 7. I went into block 7 got my badge and headed to work right away. I went to Mrs. Mistr room she had a guest speaker and I did not want to interrupt her class. So I headed to Mrs. Prat classroom also known as Ms. Jackson, she recently got married. I asked her if she had any work for me. Unfortunately she had no work at all and her class was working on a big study guide. I returned to Mr. Timok, I would be working with him for the day. I helped him with many quick small tasks that kept me busy all block until it was time to go. I would return to work Friday even though it is a Monday schedule and we usually do not work on those days.

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Resume

Education:

2005-2006 Elmont Elementary

2007-2008 Dumbarton Elementary

2009-2010 Skipwith Elementary

2011-2014 Present Harry Floyd Byrd Middle School


Skills:


  • Tackk
  • Padlet
  • Smore
  • Microsoft Soft Word
  • Microsoft Power point
  • Google Drive
  • Check This
  • Emaze
  • Respectfulness
  • Responsiblity
  • Character
  • Integrity