Current Employment: Project Coordinator & Research Assistant, GRIP Lab, School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
EDUStaff Substitute Teacher
Tecumseh High School Associate Teaching
Clinical Hours in the Field
- Worked all 4 years of college as a Circulation Clerk & Tutor in the Shipman Library, Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan
- 20 hours running a Writing Club at Adrian Middle School, Adrian, Michigan: Planned & facilitated an after school writing program, focusing on creative writing, poetry, grammar & punctuation
- 5 hours in a 9th-grade health classroom, Tecumseh High School, Tecumseh, Michigan: Instructed three classes on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Specific lesson plan on tobacco use and vape products
- 30 hours in a 7th & 8th grade English and honors English classrooms, Onsted Middle School, Onsted, Michigan: Observed and assisted the teacher in instruction
- 30 hours in 9th grade English and honors English classrooms, Tecumseh High School, Tecumseh, Michigan
- 30 hours volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of Adrian, Michigan: Graded assignments, worked with students in small groups
- 30 hours in a 7th & 8th grade Spanish and English classrooms, Adrian Middle School, Adrian, Michigan: Observed students with exceptionalities in the classroom, sat in on IEPs.
- Work Study in Alexander Pre School, Adrian Michigan: Worked as a teacher’s assistant, and instructed mini-lessons with small groups of students
- 30 hours in a 7th & 8th grade English classrooms, Sand Creek Middle School, Sand Creek, Michigan: Graded assignments, tutored students in reading and writing
Penrickton Center for the Blind
This past semester I volunteered at the Penrickton Center, non-profit residential and day care agency serving blind, multi- disabled children. In my time here, I was able to actively accommodate to the children's needs, but even more so, I was able to truly experience the capacity to which kids with disabilities accommodate for themselves. Blindness and other disabilities aside, my time spent here was some of the most fun I have ever had. I believe that this experience also made me more cognizant to the importance of verbal communication.
In conclusion to our cross-disciplinary unit at Tecumseh High School, the 9th grade team led an integration lab day where our 9th graders used their own instructions and visual aids (english) to teach 5th and 6th graders how to build a match rocket. Using their own kits fashioned by their specific budgetary needs (economics), our students led their own lessons about combustion (science & math). All core subjects had a part in this expo day. This gave my students the opportunity to hold leadership roles, and opportunities to take responsibility for their own learning, offer collaboration with other learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members, to ensure learner growth.
During my time at Adrian College I volunteered at The Catherine Cobb Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Shelter. I helped them organize donations and spent time with several of the children and mothers staying in the house.
With peers from my Teaching Writing course at Adrian College, we ran an after school writing program once a week at Adrian Middle School for 6 weeks. During this time we worked on fundamental skills, creative writing, and finished off the experience with a pizza party where students got to share their creative writing pieces, all of which we had professionally bound for them.