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Kayla McElwee

3989 Nobel Drive, Unit 355, San Diego, CA 92122 / (408) 859-5650 / kaylamcelwee@yahoo.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Enthusiastic teacher with a knack for making learning exciting and enjoyable. Focused on implementing
highly effective and modern instructional practices to improve student learning and academic performance.
Motivated by the belief that all children can be successful learners. Exceptional ability to establish
cooperative, professional relationships with parents, staff, and administration. Clear communicator who
always prioritizes students' success, as well as their holistic development.

SKILLS
Experience with Common Core
Purposeful lesson planning
Inquiry-based learning
Equitable classroom
Positive, caring learning environment
Strong collaborator

EXPERIENCE
Student Teacher (4
th
Grade) / Balboa Elementary School (San Diego, CA) / 2013-2014
Planned and implemented lessons in accordance with district, county, state, and federal
guidelines. Proficient in the California Common Core Standards for all elementary subjects.
Worked with other teachers and administrators to evaluate and revise grade level projects, units,
and curriculum to meet the California Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science
Standards, and new ELD Standards.
Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests, including
those of English learners and students with IEPs.
Cooperated with parents and guardians to support students' learning and healthy development in
school and at home.
Created a classroom environment in which children could learn respect for themselves and
others via social and emotional learning.
Agency Field Support Specialist / State Farm Insurance Agency Field Office (San Francisco, CA) / 2012-2013
Developed comprehensive advertising promotions, marketing initiatives, and lead generation
programs to spur auto, fire, life, health, and bank production amongst the San Francisco
territory, comprised of 52 insurance agents.
Reported on program metrics monthly and created procedures for improvements. Established,
designed, and maintained office website via Microsoft SharePoint.
Efficiently recruited potential future insurance Agents and guided them through the Agency
process. Maintained offices status as one of the best performing Agency Field Offices in the
Zone.
Sales and Marketing / Ralph Bettencourt State Farm Insurance Agency (Encinitas, CA) / 2010-2012
Exceeded office sales goals on a monthly basis while demonstrating superior multi tasking
ability.
Implemented new method of handling service work in office to facilitate time management.
Developed improved marketing and social media plan for office use utilizing Facebook, Yelp,
and Twitter to increase customer engagement and promotions programs. Improved marketing
plan increased raw new business by 15% within the first 3 months.

EDUCATION
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Masters in Education, Multiple Subject Credential, Single Subject Credential (English), BLA
(Spanish), and CLAD
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Bachelor of Arts (English)