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Kacie M.

Grimes
3550 N. Lake Shore Drive, #2306, Chicago, IL 60657 (309) 824-5998 grimes.kacie@gmail.com
kgrimesteachingportfolio.weebly.com

EDUCATION
Erikson Institute, Chicago, IL May 2014
Master of Science, Early Childhood Education
Honors/Awards: Erikson Scholarship, Pelino Family Scholarship
GPA: 3.9

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL May 2005
Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communications / Public Relations; Magna Cum Laude, Deans List (8 semesters)

CERTIFICATION
Illinois Early Childhood Certificate (Type 04) (expected) July 2014
Endorsement expected in English as a Second Language (ESL).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Stephen K. Hayt Elementary School, CPS Chicago, IL
Student Teacher, Grade 2 August 2013 April 2014
Prepared lessons independently in all disciplines for ten weeks based on the CCSS.
Collaborated with the second grade team by developing various multi-modal units of study.
Used ongoing formative and summative assessments to guide instructional decisions that resulted in differentiated
instruction.
Incorporated interdisciplinary activities to help students make meaningful connections.
Designed various cross-curriculum warm-up activities to enhance connections between school subjects.
Became fully familiar with CPS teacher responsibilities, including: assessing student progress; assigning grades; taking
attendance; lunch and recess duty; and routinely communicating with and updating parents/guardians through
newsletters, daily and weekly progress reports and behavioral charts, phone calls and emails.

University of Chicago Laboratory School, Chicago, IL
Supervising Teaching Intern, Preschool Group August 2012 June 2013
Head teacher for classroom; developed and implemented enriching after-school curriculum.
Planned weekly lessons that incorporated rigorous academic and social emotional activities.
Led weekly staff meetings, assisted teachers, collaborated with faculty and administration, maintained a school webpage
to document and communicate activities to families, and actively participated in the school's overall operation.
Developed and encouraged strong teacher and parent relationships through a variety of activities.

Ravenswood School, CPS Chicago, IL
Volunteer Classroom Assistant, Kindergarten August 2012 June 2013
Led small group activities and worked individually with students.
Assisted teacher in planning, curriculum and implementing instruction.

Carole Robertson Center for Learning, Chicago, IL
Volunteer Classroom Assistant, 4 year old Classroom January 2012 August 2012
Organized and assisted with basic care, literacy and math games, sports and gross motor skill development (during gym
time).

Prescott Magnet Cluster School, CPS Chicago, IL
Volunteer/Intern Classroom Assistant, Morning/Afternoon Preschool September 2010 April 2011
Observed and collaborated on daily classroom organization, planning, procedures and activities.
Planned and implemented educational games and enrichment activities in conjunction with curriculum.




PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
National Association for the Education of Young Children, Member
National Council of Teachers of English, Member
International Reading Association, Member

TEACHING-RELATED EXPERIENCE
Maschek, Reedy, Missele, and Rusk Families, Chicago, IL
Nanny care provider to 3 newborns, a 6-month-old and a 3-year-old (full and part-time) January 2010 August 2013

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Bender / Helper Impact, Los Angeles, CA
Account Executive April 2006 November 2009
Planned, managed and implemented public relations branding strategies for major media companies.
Pitched interview and story ideas to global media outlets.
Conceptualized and produced original public relation campaigns featuring top celebrity and media icons.
Scheduled, planned and implemented press events, launch parties and events to promote products and campaigns.

MacMillan Communications, New York, NY
Account Executive August 2005 March 2006
Collaborated on recommendations, public relations strategies and actions for major financial industry clients.
Planned, analyzed and evaluated information and agency output relevant to client projects and needs.
Implemented workable budgets and plans.
Reviewed and presented media data and campaign initiatives to clients.