Professional Introduction

  • As of May 2010, I am a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville’s School of Education. After completing the Elementary Education Partnership Program at SIUE, I am certified to teach grades K-9 with an emphasis in middle school social sciences and language arts. The program at SIUE has given me experience in first, fourth and sixth grades in a variety of different districts and atmospheres. My student teaching semester was spent in Mrs. Reilly’s first grade classroom at West Elementary in the Alton Community School District #11 and provided me with terrific insights and resources for the future of my career.

    I believe I would be a great asset to your district and have a lot to offer to the students. I possess outstanding leadership skills and take great pride in my dedication to education and the lives of children. I am a member of the educational honor society Kappa Delta Pi and the Illinois Education Association. I believe in giving back to the community, and this is evident through my experience volunteering as a tutor at the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center. Also, I worked with Junior Achievement and volunteered in three Granite City School District classrooms.

    My desire is to be a part of a professional team which is committed to the lives of the students. I am dedicated to providing students with a quality education in a safe learning environment, and I would be proud to be a part of your team. In my portfolio you will find evidence of my professional development and desire to make a difference in the lives of students.

Teaching Certifications

  • Type 03

    - Illinois

    - Elementary Kindergarten to Grade 9. Endorsement in Middle Grade Social Sciences and Language Arts.
  • Initial PC

    - Missouri

    - Elementary 1-6, Early Childhood B-3, Social Science 5-9, and Language Arts.


  • 08/2001-05/2005

    Granite City High School


    Granite City, IL

  • 08/2005-05/2010

    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Bachelors Degree - Elementary Education

    Edwardsville, IL

  • 10/2008-02/2009

    Meadowbrook Intermediate

    Clinical Experience

    Bethalto, IL
    Cathy Wells- 4th grade

  • 02/2009-04/2009

    Lincoln Middle School

    Clinical Experience

    Edwardsville, IL
    Janet Roustio-6th grade
    Social Science/Language Arts

  • 08/2009-04/2010

    West Elementary

    Student Teaching

    Alton, IL
    Kelly Reilly- 1st grade


  • 2001-2005 High School Honor Roll

  • 2005-2010 SIUE Deans List

Work Experience

  • 10/2013-Present

    Substitute Teacher

    Hazelwood School Districts

  • 08/2011-05/2012

    2nd Grade Teacher

    Danforth Elementary
    Riverview Gardens School Districts

  • 08/2010-05/2011

    Substitute Teacher

    Granite City and Roxana School Districts

  • 10/2010- 03/2011

    Security Operations Specialist

    Wells Fargo Advisors - St. Louis

  • 02/2007-08/2008

    Assistant Store Manager/ Sales Manager

    Blockbuster Video - Granite City

  • 08/2005- 05/2007

    Teaching Assistant

    Early Childhood Center - SIUE Campus

  • 08/2004- 08/2006


    Pizza World - Granite City

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