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Tamara L.

Whitaker
201 C Melody Lane, Liberty, MO 64068 Objective Education Elementary School Teacher

(816) 872-6136 encourageloveteach@gmail.com

Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education with a Concentration in Social Sciences Missouri Western State University: Deans List & Presidential Scholarship Graduated: May 2014 Associates of Arts in Teaching Metropolitan Community College: Presidents Honor Roll Graduated: 2012 Education GPA: 4.0/Cumulative GPA: 3.66 Honors High School Diploma Kearney High School Graduated: 1999 Missouri State Certification: Grades 1-6

Certification

Related Platte County Platte County School District: Siegrist Elementary-Grade 3 Experience Student Teach Student Teacher-Senior Experience Spring 2014 Created and implemented engaging interdisciplinary lessons/units for 1-100+ student(s), while maintaining a productive, caring, and safe learning environment that guided and encouraged students to develop and fulfill their cognitive, social, emotional, and academic potentials and goals while meeting and/or exceeding Grade Level Expectations, MO, Common Core, and District Standards Actively participated in Co-Teaching, parent conferences, student evaluations, Data Team, Teaching Committee, and Technology Steering Committee meetings, PTA events, and after school student advancement MAP club North Kansas City School District: Northview Elementary-Grade 4 Lead Teacher for Writing Workshop- Junior Experience Fall 2013 Created and taught six-week long Realistic Fiction writing unit Created six-week long Brochure writing unit for the fourth grade teachers at Northview to teach to their students (I taught first three weeks of it to my cooperating teachers class) Assisted with Response to Interventions, became familiar with Aims Web, and completed Write Traits Workshop Collaborated with cooperating teacher and assisted with activities including, but not limited to the following: administering tests, grading student work, and recording of student progress Missouri Western State University: Student Tutor-Grade K Spring 2013 Implemented an individualized Reading RTI resulting in student progress from Reading Level 9 to Level 14. Bell Family: Nanny-Grades K-8 Spring 2009- Spring 2014 Coordinated and evaluated weekly plans and reported on the childrens progress while instilling personal responsibility and work ethic within childrens daily routine Designed and directed educational and entertaining activities, while creating and maintaining a positive child care environment Facilitated the role of homework tutor, playmate, play date organizer/leader, and caregiver Set 4+years of goals for children 5-13 years of age Business Management Experience Recognized for long hours, highly developed time management and communication skills, creative talent, and follow-up, which resulted in promotion to management in record five months of employment, thus improving staff morale Outstanding rapport with coworkers and clients for multitasking, attention to detail, professionalism, and enthusiasm Consistently met and exceeded performance and sales goals with mediation and problem solving skills, while identifying and implementing cost cutting measures Interviewed, trained, supervised, and evaluated staff ranging from two to two hundred associates in new programs and procedures to establish and maintain high standards of customer service and exceptional team building skills Analyzed and organized office operations and procedures such as: preparation of effective filing systems, scheduling, and payroll with proficient use of technology Successfully coordinated all aspects of fundraisers, concerts, meetings, and events of all sizes, while maintained responsibility of advertising materials, in-store promotional activities, ordering, shipping, receiving, and stocking

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