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Rachel E. Riggs
riggsra1@gmail.com
586-764-0302
39454 Waldorf, Clinton Twp., MI 48038

PHILOSOPHY
I will work diligently to ensure that all of my students reach their full potential. I will provide a
safe, motivating and exciting learning environment.

CERTIFICATIONS
Elementary K-5 all subjects (K-8 All Subjects Self Contained Classroom)
Integrated Science (Dl) 6-8, Mathematics (EX) 6-8

EDUCATION
Oakland University, School of Education and Human Services Rochester, MI
Post-baccalaureate elementary teacher certification Sept. 2011-Present
GPA: 4.0/4.0

Oakland University, School of Education and Human Services Rochester, MI
Graduate preparatory work Sept. 2010-May 2011

Michigan State University, College of Agricultural and Natural Sciences East Lansing, MI
Bachelor of Science in Animal Science Sept. 2006-May 2010

TEACHING EXPERIENCES
Instructional Support Model, Switzer Elementary, Shelby Twp., MI Sept. 2013-Present
First and Second Grade Science, Kindergarten and Third-Sixth Grade Math
Developed lessons aligned with the Common Core to reach struggling students
Provided hands on and group lessons in Math and Science
Reviewed data from previous years to identify target instructional areas
Effectively raised fifth grade Geometry scores on NWEA testing
Collaborated with teachers to ensure students needs were being met
Attended district provided professional developments

Kindergarten Technology Push, Switzer Elementary, Shelby Twp., MI Sept. 2013-Present
Assisted kindergarten teachers with all technology currently used in the classrooms
Reviewed eSpark reports and met with low performing students
Taught students basic troubleshooting on ipads and laptops for commonly used
applications and websites (eSpark, Dreambox, and Raz-Kids)
Met with individual students for personalized lessons

Professional Education Services Group, LLC, Utica Community Schools Nov. 2012-June 2013
Elementary and Junior High School Substitute
Implemented lesson plans provided by teachers
Employed instructional methods appropriate for meeting lesson objectives
Utilized effective classroom management techniques for grades K-8
Left detailed feedback for regular classroom teacher
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Student Teacher, Oakbrook Elementary, Sterling Heights, MI Jan. 2014-April 2014
Cooperating Teacher: Mr. Michael Griskie, 5
th
Grade
Facilitated a student-centered classroom
Provided additional instruction before school for struggling students
Collaborated with cooperating teacher and other fifth grade teachers
Developed lessons utilizing Discovery Science online
Coached Crash Car Eggspert Science Olympiad Team

FIELD EXPERIENCES
Oakbrook Elementary
Utica Community Schools
Mr. Michael Griskie, 5
th
Grade
Fall 2013- Field Placement

Huron Elementary
Chippewa Valley Schools
Mrs. Sharon Miracola, Science Enrichment
Winter 2012- Observation and guest teacher

Messmore Elementary
Utica Community Schools (Montessori)
Mrs. Beth McKenna, 3
rd
/4
th
Grade
Winter 2012- Field Placement

Plumbrook Elementary
Utica Community Schools
Mrs. Laura Bobcean, 4
th
Grade
Fall 2011-Field Placement

SCHOOL EXPERIENCES
Switzer Elementary, Utica Community Schools Shelby Twp., MI
March is Reading Month Committee
50
th
Anniversary Celebration Committee
Planned academic school assemblies for the year
Academically Talented and Gifted Coach
Kindergarten Tutor

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
Clinton Twp. Parks and Recreation, Clinton Twp., MI June 2005-Present (Seasonal)
Held various positions including: Summer Supervisor, Program Assistant, Adaptive Bike
Club Assistant, Kids Fit Club Instructor, Preschool Story Camp Instructor, Night
Supervisor, and CPR Instructor
Supervised and coached day camp employees at several different sites
Communicated regularly with parents in our programs to resolve issues
Worked with children between the ages of 2 and 17, at-risk children, and children with
mental or physical disabilities

MEMBERSHIPS
Michigan Education Association
Detroit Area Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Metro Detroit Science Teachers Association