Cassandra Peterson

Teaching Portfolio

Cover Letter

To Whom It May Concern:

I am pleased to present my resume to you for consideration as a teacher at your school. I have a bachelor’s degree in Elementary education with a provisional in special education from Kansas State University. I am currently student teaching with Shawnee Mission School District at Broken Arrow Elementary in 4th grade and K-3rd resource. With all my classroom experience, and the desire to provide all students with excellent education, I am confidence in my ability to be a valuable asset.

As my resume will demonstrate, my teaching career has been geared toward the empowerment of elementary school children. I have a strong passion to educating young minds and help them blossom into well-rounded, responsible, and successful individuals. Throughout the start of my career I have had wonderful opportunities to teach diverse groups of students including those with learning disabilities, students who perform at grade level, and those who are gifted. As a result, I have become proficient at designing and creating stimulating lesson plans, which accommodate multiple intelligences.

My greatest strengths include inspiring and motiving students with positive reinforcement. I actively engage students by incorporating a variety of activities and cooperative learning projects. In addition I accommodate my lesson plans to meet the needs of diverse learners as well as demonstrating direct connections from the classroom to real life. Furthermore, I believe parent teacher communication on a regular basis promotes participation in the classroom.

I look forward with great anticipation to discussion with you the many ways in which I can make a significant contribution to your program. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.


Sincerely,


Cassandra Peterson

Resume

Cassandra Peterson

9744 W 156th St Overland Park, KS 66221 913-485-2552 cpeter18@ksu.edu


Education:
Kansas State University Manhattan, KS

May 2016 GPA: 3.6

College of Education- Elementary Education Provisional endorsement in Special Education


Teaching Experience:

Student Teaching –USD 512

January 2016 - May 2016
Shawnee Mission, KS - Broken Arrow Elementary School

Participated Participating in Mrs. Miranda’s 4th grade classrooms
Participated in Ms. Redus’s resource classroom (K-3)
Co-teaching: literacy, social studies, math and science lessons
Creating course adaptations to meet all students needs
Designing a unit in math and reading that created real world applications Integrating technology into lessons to engage the students in hands on learning


Little Sunshine Playhouse and& Preschool

May 2015 - December 2015

Leawood, KS

Supported all classroom teachers, newborn to 4 year olds
Participated in creating bulletin boards and crafts
Co-teach taught with other teachers, to: manage managed behaviors; and designed engaging lessons Assessed individual students who are not meeting criteria


Block C Practicum –USD 475

August 2015- December 2015
Junction City, KS - Lincoln Elementary School

Participated in Mrs. Micheel’s Kindergarten Classroom
Co-taught: with other teachers, literacy, social studies and math lessons Created course adaptations to meet all students needs


Block B Practicum– USD 383

January 2015 - May 2015

Ogden, KS - Ogden Elementary School, National Blue Ribbon School 2014

Participated in Mrs. Boss’s Kindergarten Classroom
Co-taught: with other teachers, literacy and science lessons
Created lessons that meets the needs of diverse students such as military families, behavioral needs Assessed individual students academic ability every week


Blue Valley School District Summer School - USD 229

June 2012 - July 2015

Overland Park, KS - Sunset Ridge Elementary School

Para Professional in Focus and Resource classrooms

Assisted students with disabilities in schoolwork and one-on-one tutoring Executed behavioral modification activities to accomplish stated improvements Taught developmentally challenged students basic math, reading and writing skills


C.A.P.S Program/Early Field Experience – USD 229

August 2011- May 2012

Overland Park, KS - Cedar Hills Elementary School

Participated in 1st grade classrooms
Designed unique lesson plans to meet student’s needs

Worked with a small group of students struggling in a particular content area


Certifications and Achievements:
CPR Certified till October 2016
First Aid Certified till October 2016
College of Education Deans Honor Roll – Fall 2014 & Spring 2015

College of Education Scholastics Honor Roll- Fall 2015

College of Education Scholarship- Fall 2015 & Spring 2016


Campus Activities:
Active member of Kansas National Education Association
Active member of American Red Cross Club at Kansas State University Community Assistant in the Resident Halls

Below are videos of me teaching in a 4th grade class:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlaRaAgIyzA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRC3EqzrIGk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4sTvkIeQtw

Social Studies Unit Day 6 Lesson Plan

Subject: Social Studies

Date: 2-9-16

Introduction/Set:

Students will begin by adding to their KWL charts about what they know and want to know about resources. The teacher will then ask students what kind of resources we have in Kansas.

Concept or Standard addressed:

Geography

5. Relationship between people, places, ideas and environments are dynamic.

Objective(s): (What will the students know and be able to do at the end of the lesson? Share this information with the students.)

Students will be able to compare different kinds of resources.

Outline:

Students will fill out their KWL chart, the K portion as a group and the W portion on their own.

The teacher will then ask the students to put their paper on their corner of their desk for later.

The teacher will then ask the students to turn to page 78.

The teacher will have the student’s do choral reading and stop periodically to summarize or clarify portions of the chapter.

The teacher should ask students to brainstorm resources available in the Northeast after they finish reading and compare them to the ones in Kansas.

Students will complete a worksheet individually over resources using their books.

Once they have finished reading the students will complete a worksheet as a class over the chapter they read.

Finally students will fill in some of their L column on their chart.

Closure:

Students will fill in the L column on their KWL chart to reflect on what they learned.

Assessment:

Students will be assessed over the presentations they create in class.

Accommodations & Modifications:

Focus Student A- This student was allowed to stand behind his desk or at the side table in the room. The student was given 1 break throughout the lesson, during the break the student walked around the school to get some movement out.

Focus Student B- This student was given their KWL chart online so they could type onto it. The student read along with the class but was allowed to use their book to complete the worksheet.

Materials:

KWL Chart, textbook, worksheet, whiteboard & markers, notebook paper

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