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RACHEL KOZLOSKI

PROFESSIONAL GOAL CERTIFICATION


expected May 2014

address: 25707 Woodward, Apt. 206 Royal Oak, MI, 48067 phone: 248-895-7105 email: kozloski.rachel@gmail.com online portfolio: rachelkozloski.weebly.com

I hope to become a highly effective secondary English and journalism teacher, and to create an engaging, student-centered classroom for my students.

English endorsement Journalism endorsement Highly Qualified to teach English, yearbook, newspaper, and journalism Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI l Teacher certification and graduate course work | GPA: 4.0 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI l Bachelor of Arts: English; Journalism minor | GPA: 3.77 Stoney Creek High School, Rochester Hills, MI

EDUCATION
Spring 2014 Spring 2013 Spring 2009

INTERNSHIP
2013-2014 school year

Utica High School, Utica, MI: English 10, yearbook, journalism, and newspaper l English Teacher: Maintained responsibility for two sophomore American Literature classes w Planned all lessons to align with district curriculum pacing guide and Common Core State Standards w Crafted formative and summative assessments to gauge student progress on a daily basis w Facilitated Socratic discussions to engage students with literary analysis and foster critical thinking skills w Significantly improved students writing and grammar skills l Publication Adviser: Co-advised two award-winning student publications, Arrow newspaper and Warrior yearbook w Individualized instruction to improve all students journalistic writing skills and techniques w Taught students how to skillfully use professional publication technology, including Adobe InDesign and Adobe PhotoShop w Ensured all stories and layouts met high publication standards l Teaching Professional: Joined the professional learning community and worked with colleagues, administrators, and parents w Assisted struggling students in schools bottom 30% to improve their motivation and performance; gathered and reported data for district use w Attended professional development sessions to improve teaching practices w Conducted parent-teacher conferences without mentor teachers assistance w Proctored standardized testing, including ACT and PLAN tests Bath Middle School, Bath, MI: 7th grade English Language Arts l Planned and facilitated weekly interactive lessons that kept students attentive, engaged, and motivated l Implemented classroom management techniques to maintain student focus

FIELD PLACEMENTS
Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI: Preparation for College Writing course l Instructed a diverse group of ESL students, and encouraged multiculturalism and multilingualism in the classroom l Frequently led collegiate Socratic seminars to develop critical thinking skills Gardner Middle School, Lansing, MI: 6th and 7th grade reading l Mentored special education and at-risk students to ensure their success in the classroom l Developed and investigated a research question Eastern High School, Lansing, MI: Advance Path Program l Provided individual help for at-risk students to help them attain their high school diploma l Assisted students with online-based classes in a variety of subjects

Fall 2011

Spring 2011

TEACHING-RELATED EXPERIENCE
Summer 2013

Grading The Teachers professional journalism conference: Managing Assistant l Collaborated with Michigan State University professors to coordinate and execute a professional 3-day conference for education journalists l Attended and participated in lectures and debates about changing teacher evaluation standards and how journalists can best cover the topic Michigan Interscholastic Press Association: Activity Assistant l Oversaw recreational activities and assisted with the check-in process for high school journalists at MIPAs annual summer camp l Volunteered to proctor timed journalistic writing contests for high school journalists at MIPAs spring conference Learning, Culture, and Technology in Europe Study Abroad l Visited and researched different types of schools, including international schools, a Dutch public school, and a refugee school l Planned and facilitated a detailed lesson about American culture for refugee and asylum-seeking students between the ages of 12 and 18 l Developed global competencies, and logged experiences and reflections in a professional portfolio website

Spring/Summer 2013

Summer 2012

MEMBERSHIPS & HONORS


Spring 2013 2012-2013 2009-2014
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MSU School of Journalism Winthrop Faulkner Scholarship National Council for Teachers of English Student Affiliation Michigan State University Deans List

SKILLS & INTERESTS


Skilled with various educational technologies, including Adobe Creative Suite, Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Remind101, and Schoology l Eager to advise student publications and enter them into state and national journalism competitions to recognize student achievement
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REFERENCES
References and teaching philosophy are available upon request.